What I Ate This Week

What I Ate This Week | More Grilled Tofu Sandwiches!

Grilled Tofu Sandwiches with Stout & Sriracha Beer Barbecue Sauce

When I find a food I like, I usually make some variation of that food over and over again until I move onto the next thing. And right now, I’m fixating on tofu sandwiches. I could have them for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. They are so easy to do and they’re a great way to make tofu more palatable to people who are picky about it (like me).

Here’s what I ate this week:

Grilled Tofu Sandwiches with Stout Sriracha Beer Barbecue SauceGrilled Tofu Sandwiches with Stout Sriracha Beer Barbecue Sauce // I had been wanting to make this sauce ever since I first saw it on The Beeroness a few weeks ago. How is it possible for a barbecue sauce to be so rich in flavor? I don’t know! How in the world does sriracha work well with stout? I have no idea, but it does! Best barbecue sauce ever.

Grilled Corn, Mint & Scallion SaladGrilled Corn, Mint & Scallion Salad // I’m obsessed with eating as much corn as I possibly can before it’s out of season. Mint is not an herb I would think to pair with corn, but this salad was really tasty. And easy too!

Cajun Roasted Cauliflower SteaksCajun Roasted Cauliflower Steaks // We make roasted cauliflower all the time, but I’ve never tried doing this steak thing. It’s harder than it looks! Mine kind of crumbled to pieces and I only got 2 1/2 actual steaks, but looks aside, this recipe is definitely one I’ll be making again. I know I’ve said this before, but if you think you don’t like cauliflower, try it roasted. Seriously.

Pesto-Stuffed Little Finger EggplantPesto-Stuffed Little Finger Eggplant // These look hideous, I know. I almost didn’t include them in this post. But they were so good! I used Skinnytaste’s Skinny Basil Pesto as the stuffing and roasted them at 400 degrees for about 20 minutes. (Oh, and have you noticed all the photos I take on baking sheets? Those are the days when I’m tired and hungry and just want to slop our food onto cheap melamine plates and eat. Sorry!)

Rosemary Parmesan Polenta FriesRosemary Parmesan Polenta Fries // I couldn’t find the fun quinoa polenta that the original recipe calls for, but regular polenta works well too, even if it does have a little bit less nutritional value. I’ve never baked polenta for such a long time, so I was a little bit worried about it burning, but it didn’t. The fries had a wonderfully crispy exterior and they were delicious both with and without the topping.

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40 Comments

  • Reply
    The Mrs @ Success Along the Weigh
    August 3, 2012 at 9:52 am

    Looks yummy. Must try the polenta fries!

    Have a great weekend!

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      Kiersten
      August 3, 2012 at 4:04 pm

      They are gooood! And only 220 calories per serving, which is pretty reasonable. I just switched from WW to counting calories…

      Hope you have a great weekend too!

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    jamie
    August 3, 2012 at 1:07 pm

    I just made the stout sriracha bbq sauce last week and I agree it it amazing! I also love cauliflower steaks. I am excited to try the polenta fries because I had some really good ones at a restaurant last week. They were served with truffle creme freche. I think it was just creme freche with truffle oil. Soo good!

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      Kiersten
      August 3, 2012 at 4:00 pm

      Okay, I love truffle fries and I love polenta with truffle oil, so truffle oil on polenta fries sounds AWESOME! I might have to try this really soon too…

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    Natalie @ Once Upon A Cutting Board
    August 3, 2012 at 1:19 pm

    Oh my, I want to try every single one of these! The eggplants look so cute, that BBQ sauce sounds amazing, and I’ve been wanting to make polenta fries for so long! I’ll definitely be trying those soon!

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      Kiersten
      August 3, 2012 at 3:58 pm

      I want to have polenta fries all the time now! 😀 I love polenta any way I can get it, but fries are definitely my favorite thing to do with it after making this recipe.

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    HilLesha
    August 3, 2012 at 2:53 pm

    Looks and sounds great!

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    Emily
    August 3, 2012 at 7:19 pm

    Your cauliflower looks so fancy! I’d never have the patience to make something like that, but i”m sure that it takes great!

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      Kiersten
      August 4, 2012 at 11:50 am

      No, it’s really not! Actually, I think cutting it that way took me less time than breaking up the florets by hand, which is what I usually do. 🙂

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    Jackie @ The Beeroness
    August 3, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    YAY! I’m so glad you liked the BBQ sauce 🙂 And everything else looks amazing as well 🙂

    • Reply
      Kiersten
      August 4, 2012 at 11:47 am

      You need to bottle that stuff! For real. I couldn’t believe how freaking fantastic that was. I mean, I knew it would be with the sriracha & stout, but it was even better than I imagined.

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    [email protected]'s Recipes
    August 4, 2012 at 12:55 pm

    Those finger eggplants are lipsmacking! I would love that tofu sandwich now for the dinner!

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    Notorious Spinks
    August 4, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    I’m not sure I want a tofu sandwich yet but I love lemon grass tofu!

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      Kiersten
      August 6, 2012 at 6:23 pm

      I need to make that! I have a lemongrass plant in my herb garden and it’s taking over…

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        Notorious Spinks
        August 6, 2012 at 9:27 pm

        Since I’ve started eating it I love the smell of it.

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    BusyWorkingMama
    August 4, 2012 at 8:50 pm

    YUM, I love roasted cauliflower! I sprinkle mine with lemon juice, slat and pepper.

    • Reply
      Kiersten
      August 6, 2012 at 6:20 pm

      It’s so good with a little lemon! I do that too. Sometimes I also add kalamata olives.

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    Kathy
    August 4, 2012 at 9:42 pm

    I have a cauliflower in the fridge right now just begging to be made into steaks!

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    TastefullyJulie
    August 5, 2012 at 12:10 am

    I want to eat what you eat. Sigh. It all looks so perfect. That’s it. I’m off t o find a new family 😉

    • Reply
      Kiersten
      August 6, 2012 at 6:16 pm

      It all looks perfect?! You saw those eggplant, right? 😉

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    Shell Fruscione
    August 5, 2012 at 12:16 am

    Wanna come be my cook? 😛 I really want to try a grilled tofu sandwich, it sounds good! &I’ll have to keep an eye out for that BBQ sauce, my fiancee LOVES BBQ sauce. 🙂

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      Kiersten
      August 6, 2012 at 6:13 pm

      The sauce is homemade! And it’s super easy too. It’s from The Beeroness. 🙂

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        Shell Fruscione
        August 7, 2012 at 5:12 am

        Oh! I totally thought The Beeroness was a brand & you were just duplicating it at home- I’ll have to try to make it then! 🙂

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    Candace
    August 5, 2012 at 10:12 am

    Another great round of recipes! I can eat cauliflower absolutely any way; but roasted is my favorite. Seriously, that whole roasting process just does something amazing to veggies and to cauliflower in particular. I tried cutting my cauliflower like that awhile back at the suggestion of Chef Son-in-Law and I had measured success with it. It was nice and tasty and gave a lot of surface area to get that yummy “brownness” that I adore; but it was definitely crumbly. are definitely right….harder than it looks! I used za’atar on mine and loved it….but being a Louisiana girl, your Cajun seasoning looks especially appealing!

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      Kiersten
      August 6, 2012 at 6:13 pm

      I guess crumbles and end bits are par for the course with cauliflower steaks. Still worth it!

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    Jennifer
    August 5, 2012 at 11:00 am

    not a tofu lover at all but man does that sandwich look good!

    • Reply
      Kiersten
      August 6, 2012 at 6:04 pm

      Ha! Believe it or not, I’m picky about tofu too. I need it to be paired with strong flavors and it has to be cooked right or I won’t eat it.

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    Batya
    August 5, 2012 at 1:09 pm

    Oooh, everything looks delicious. The Grilled Tofu with Stout Sriracha Beer BBQ sauce sound perfect for a summer BBQ picnic. I stumbled upon this the other day. Thought it might interest you:
    http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/08/03/a-new-view-of-tofu/?src=me&ref=general (5 recipes are included). Happy cooking!

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      Kiersten
      August 6, 2012 at 6:03 pm

      Thank you for the link! I’m going to have to try that Cilantro Tofu sandwich soon!

  • Reply
    Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell
    August 5, 2012 at 1:38 pm

    I love edamame but I really, really don’t like tofu. It’s the consistency, I think.

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      Kiersten
      August 6, 2012 at 6:02 pm

      I don’t like the consistency of tofu sometimes either. But if you grill it, it kind of gets chewy and it’s not so mushy and soft. Then it’s better!

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    [email protected]
    August 6, 2012 at 1:47 pm

    love everything! that sauce yumm.. and how fun are those eggplants!

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    Shirley
    August 6, 2012 at 10:56 pm

    What do you mean, “hideous?” I want some!! I don’t know if I didn’t water my eggplant plants enough or what, but I don’t see any eggplant growing. And yours have such a beautiful shiny burnished look when cooked. I feel you on the eating corn all summer thing!

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      Kiersten
      August 8, 2012 at 10:45 am

      Well, the pesto was kind of oozing all over the place. 🙂 I cropped out the really ugly ones!

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    Sheila
    August 7, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    Thanks for making my mouth water! I am going to try the cauliflower, it looks yummy.

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    gem
    August 7, 2012 at 7:03 pm

    That’s a very interesting sauce – I’m going to have to look for it. I think my hubby would love it!

    • Reply
      Kiersten
      August 8, 2012 at 10:32 am

      It’s homemade! And there’s not much to it either–barbecue sauce is actually really easy to make.

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    Kelly @ Texas Type A Mom
    August 8, 2012 at 11:40 am

    I’m loving the look of those fries! Yum!

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      Kiersten
      August 9, 2012 at 9:43 am

      They are SO GOOD! And you could really top them with just about anything too.

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    Megan
    May 24, 2017 at 11:27 am

    Any pointers for grilling tofu?

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