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An Unusual Combo

May 20, 2011


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.


Crunchy peanut butter


Normal so far, right?


BBQ seasoning

Did I lose you?  Stick with me.  Please.

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


  • 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.



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.


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



Top with baked BBQ tofu.



Taste test.


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?

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 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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