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An Unusual Combo

May 20, 2011

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I’ve mentioned how I waver back and forth between loving and hating fearing tofu.  Right now, I’m coming back from a fearing stage.

I just bought a giant block (Denver Tofu doesn’t mess around!) and told myself it wasn’t a big deal to eat it because “it’s not like I plan on eating it 5 more times this week.”

That was before I tried this sandwichJess you’re a genius.

Bread

Crunchy peanut butter

Jelly

Normal so far, right?

Tofu

BBQ seasoning

Did I lose you?  Stick with me.  Please.

When you don’t have BBQ seasoning make your own!

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  • Pepper
  • Paprika
  • Garlic Powder
  • Chili Powder
  • Cumin
  • Salt

Yes, I do need to list those ingredients out like you can’t clearly see the labels by yourself.  What would you do without me?

Brush ‘fu with olive oil and coat in seasoning.

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This is when I stopped following the directions and opted to bake my tofu instead of pan-frying it.  I’m such a rebel.

Slice open a ciabatta roll (because you purchased an entire bag full from WF on a whim) and toast in the oven.  You know, while it’s already on and all.

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And because I was already not following directions, I might as well use cranberry blueberry jelly like Jess advised not to do.

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Top with baked BBQ tofu.

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Taste test.

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Verdict: Awesome.

Yeah, that part about not eating this multiple times in a week?  I take that back.

Are you brave enough to try this sandwich?

What’s the weirdest food combo you’ve ever tried?

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17 Comments leave one →
  1. May 20, 2011 5:19 PM

    haha, the taste test pic cracked me up. i can just imagine you thinking “…are you SURE this is gonna work….?”
    looks delicious – and I love that you gave it a try! cranberry blueberry jelly actually sounds wicked good, too.

    • May 21, 2011 11:34 AM

      It is! Except the part where it looks kind of like dark blue capers or what I imagine caviar would look like if it were blue.

  2. Mandi permalink
    May 20, 2011 5:31 PM

    I have to admit, I’m a little scared of that sandwich! Tofu with BBQ seasoning + Pb & J is not something I would ever come up with. That being said though, I’m really intrigued and next time I have tofu on hand and feel brave enough I think I might have to try it.

  3. May 20, 2011 6:42 PM

    I am brave enough because I love PB and I love BBQ. Bring it on!

    What is Denver tofu like???

    • May 21, 2011 11:33 AM

      Ha ha I love your attitude, Shanna! I don’t really know much about Denver tofu but the taste is pretty much like any other tofu I’ve ever had.

  4. May 20, 2011 7:03 PM

    Peanut butter and pickle sandwiches are my all time favorite! This actually looks good to me..im definetly going to try it!!

    • May 21, 2011 11:31 AM

      I love peanut butter and I love pickles but I have to be honest, I can’t imagine them together.

  5. May 20, 2011 7:53 PM

    That is really weird.

    I am very picky about my tofu.. 80% of the time I eat it, the texture is all wrong.

    PB and J, on the other hand….

    In high school I made some vegan grilled cheese sandwiches that had peanut butter in them. They were ok.. reminded me of cheap fake cheese.

    • May 21, 2011 11:30 AM

      Yuck! The texture of tofu is definitely something you have to get used to! And maybe sometimes you never do?

  6. May 20, 2011 8:01 PM

    Haha! The BBQ seasoning kinda throws me for a loop, but I’d be willing to try it out. I might have to start with just nut butter, jam, and tofu though… I’ve actually been curious how tofu would go in a sweeter meal. Then if I liked that, I could definitely try adding the BBQ seasoning.

    I’m not sure about the weirdest combo ever but just yesterday I had brown rice with applesauce and hummus… with a side of tofu mixed with broccoli and mustard. Definitely not your average combo, but oh so tasty.

  7. May 20, 2011 8:08 PM

    I have always known Jess is a genius, but I won’t lie, I was afraid to try this. Glad to know it’s good! :)

  8. May 22, 2011 2:14 PM

    I’m sort of scared of that sandwich, but I also trust your taste in food. One of these days, I’ll try it. I’m always up for weird food combos! Weird food in general, actually. :) Makes life a bit more interesting…

  9. June 1, 2011 5:31 PM

    Haha! You’re such a rebel!! I LOVE it! I swear I ate this sandwich like 4 times in 3 days after I first tried it!

    Weird combos are becoming my forte…I ain’t skeered! Have you tried Jess’s mustard and blueberry jam sandwich? Not regular mustard…it’s best with a horseradish/honey dijon. Sooo good!

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