Honey Lime Tofu with Strawberry-Peach Salsa

I love traveling, especially the food aspect of traveling. How fun is it to try local cuisine and specialties of regions unfamiliar to you? Answer: very fun. The one problem is coming home with pants that won’t quite zip, a muffin top that didn’t use to exist, and a feeling of gluttony that aches worse than your overfilled stomach.

Ladies and Gents, I have the above feeling. It started with a trip home to MN… followed by a trip to NYC… and topped off with a trip to San Fran. While it was by far one of the most fun (not to mention nomadic) months of my adult life, it has left me with a feeling of fullness that I can’t seem to shake.

The solution? Salads, tofu, veggies, and fruits. I don’t believe in detox diets or strange lemon-cayenne water solutions or grapefruit eating frenzies, but I do believe in a few days of really healthy eating. IMPORTANT POINT: Eating well doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice flavor! I turned to one of my favorite veggie food blogs and came across this tofu recipe. I ate it with a fresh spinach salad (recipe to follow in coming days). It was divine. Try this if your in the mood for something healthy. You will not be disappointed. I promise.

Honey Lime Tofu 
Source: Peas and Thank You

16oz package extra-firm tofu, drained/pressed/sliced
2T fresh squeezed lime juice
1T honey (or agave if vegan)
2T soy sauce
2T fresh squeezed orange juice
1/2tsp cumin
1/2tsp coriander

In a small bowl, combine lime juice, honey, soy sauce, orange juice, cumin, and coriander. Whisk. Pour marinade over drained/pressed/sliced tofu and allow to sit for 30min- a few hours in the refrigerator. You can let it sit overnight if you wish, but its really not necessary. Place marinated slices on baking sheet that has been sprayed with no-stick spray. Broil in oven for 7-8minutes per side. Serve with Salsa (below).

Strawberry-Peach Salsa 
Source: Peas and Thank You 

1 peach, diced
1C strawberries, diced
2T red onion, minced
1-2T fresh cilantro, minced
1T fresh lime juice
dash of salt
1/2tsp cumin
1/2tsp chili powder

Combine everything into a bowl and mix. Let it sit in the fridge for at least 30minutes to allow flavors to merry. Serve with the broiled tofu.

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