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Tofu Hash with Sundried Tomatoes

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During my college years, budget friendly tofu kept me from entering into “starving-student-artist” status..
I baked it, broiled it, boiled it, grilled it, cubed it, sliced it, grated it…
Not only was it one of my main protein sources, but I just plain loved it!
And, through the years, I haven’t stopped experimenting with it.
This Tofu Hash with Sundried Tomatoes was the result of such experimentation.

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The sundried tomatoes so enhanced the pepper jellied tofu and potatoes.
And yall, it was SO GOOD!
SO GOOD, we ended up licking scraping the pan clean, finishing of 4 servings in 2!

Speaking of good, I usually share stories from local or national news articles that reaffirm mankind’s goodness
But today, I want to share a personal story.

One day last week, I came home to find a mini flood in my kitchen, first I thought one of my dogs mistook the indoors for the outdoors, but, later I realized that the water was coming from under my sink.
With the frigid temps we have been having, I really was not too thrilled to think about the logical cause…
But, when Mr. Vic Robinson (a plumber who I had crossed paths with previously) showed up, he informed me that the water leak was because of a loose valve, (not a busted pipe like I thought) which he tightened. He then proceeded to show me how to change the flapper on my toilets – and how to check the water meter to see if I really had a leaking pipe somewhere.
When I asked him how much I owed him, he told me he could not look me in the eye and charge me for work he did not do. He would not even let me pay him for his gas as he said his next job was 2 miles from my home.

Good people are such a big blessing…bigger than they ever realize.

So, if you are in the Atlanta area and happen to need an honest, good plumber, please give Mr. Robinson, owner of A.S.A.P. Plumbing a call at 770-596-7436!

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Happy Monday Yall – Hoping yalls week is wonderful!

Do you have any stories to share where you were on the receiving end of someone’s goodness?

Tofu Hash with Sundried Tomatoes

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Servings: 4
Author: Shashi

Ingredients

  • 1 red onion and 1 yellow onion chopped
  • 1 inch piece of ginger chopped
  • 1 inch piece of fresh turmeric chopped
  • 5 cloves garlic chopped
  • 2 celery stalks chopped
  • 1 block extra firm tofu
  • 1 potato cubed
  • 8 pieces of sundried tomato chopped
  • Paprika
  • 3 teaspoons pepper jelly I used Trader Joes
  • Salt and pepper
  • Fresh cilantro to garnish
  • Olive oil

Instructions

  • Place the cubed potato in a microwave safe bowl and microwave for 4-5 minutes
  • Then saute onions, garlic, turmeric and ginger in a pan coated with olive oil for 15-20 minutes till onions caramelize
  • Add in the celery
  • Using paper towels dry the tofu and then cube it, adding the cubed tofu to the onion mix
  • Add in the potatoes
  • Then add in the pepper jelly, paprika, salt and pepper and sundried tomatoes
  • Stir till heated through, garnish with cilantro and face plant into!
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  1. […] Also check out this tofu sundried tomato hash. […]

  2. Paul Woodburne says:

    I made this, but with pomegranate arils instead of sun dried tomatoes. I started off making the recipe as given, but thought that a bit of tartness would be good.
    I used the juice from the bottled pomegranate (not as good as fresh) and made a version of the pepper jelly. Was great! My wife is diabetic so had to make a sugar free jelly on the fly with stevia and corn starch and the juice from the pomegranate with chili powder.

    Thanks for a great recipe (even if I modified it a bit). A bit more sweet and tart instead of savory, but very nice indeed.

  3. Charles says:

    I have a love/hate relationship with tofu. Sometimes I have it and it tastes amazing, but whenever I try to cook it myself I end up with this bland, stolid mass which is just horrible. I must be failing somehow but I’ve followed so many different recipes!

    This looks really great at least – very colourful Shashi! I’m surprised you said it was “budget friendly” though. I’ve always found it to be a fair bit on the pricey side, but perhaps that’s just in Europe?!

  4. This looks so so colorful and flavorful 🙂

  5. I need to be more creative. I only use tofu for Asian style dishes, but I really, REALLY love that you used my favorite sun dried tomato to cook tofu! That totally opened my eyes! I’m actually quite excited about this combination. 🙂

  6. Amy @ Long Drive Journey says:

    Funny that you had this experience with the plumber because you were just writing about the good people in this world when you told us about the story you’d heard on TV! That guy sounds like a GOOD man. I’m glad the problem was nothing and that now you know how to do all sorts of other things around the house! Plus your tofu looks delicious. I really am going to try it one of these days.

  7. I’ve still never tried tofu. Actually it sounds a little scary but if you prepared if for me with these delicious tomatoes I’m sure I’d eat it. Looks great!

  8. Delicious tofu dish!

  9. What an awesome plumber! They are hard to find. I absolutely love Pepper Jelly. Always trying to think of new ways to use it. I am sure it tastes wonderful as a flavoring for tofu!

  10. Hotly Spiced says:

    That plumber is a saint! What a guy. I hope his business is blessed beyond measure. He could have taken advantage, but he didn’t. And yes, tofu; I’ve always found it bland but not in a recipe like yours! xx

  11. Should’ve offered Mr Robinson a plate of this delicious sounding dish 🙂

  12. Now you see that tofu looks great! It doesn’t usually look so delicious! 😀

  13. You posted it, Yum! I still need to find a good Asian grocer here to get back on the tofu bandwagon!

  14. Tara says:

    How nice of Mr. Robinson! We need more people like that in the world. 🙂

    I have been trying to cook with tofu more, but I like mine extra crispy otherwise I cannot take the texture. Yours looks amazing!

  15. Ooooh, I like the pepper jelly in it! Sounds fantastic! We need more people like your lovely plumber.

  16. Great story and delicious hash! Wish the plumber would come to Brooklyn, I need a good honest plumber who doesn’t charge $150 to walk in the door.

  17. Kim says:

    Wow – what a great story about the plumber that helped you out and wouldn’t let you pay him. So good to know that there are people like that still!!!

    • Shashi says:

      Yes Kim – I am so thankful to have crossed paths with him. He loves to talk and he was going on about how he is getting old and stuff and I kept trying to talk him out of this old bizness – I mean, he simply cannot retire! 🙂

  18. Ashley says:

    First, I love the pepper jelly and the sun-dried tomatoes you have in this! That sounds like one awesome combo! And second – I love these stories you share. Reaffirms my belief that there are really good people in this world.

  19. What a nice guy you met! He deserves lots of clients, this kind of honesty is becoming a very rare thing… I’m cooking tofu now, too bad I have not sundried tomato on had. Next time I will make sure to try this great combination.

  20. Parita says:

    Love the sound of this dish! Tofu is one of the most versatile foods. I love how it takes hold of the flavors your cook it with. It’s like a delicious little sponge!

    And thanks for the plumber contact. I will pass it along to my parents in case they ever have issues (hopefully not!).

    • Shashi says:

      Tofu’s absorption powers is why I love it so much too! I sure hope your parents dont need a plumber too – this weather has been so cold for Atlanta – we are going on almost 16 days of temps around the 30 mark….I know its not as bad as the northern cities and states, but Iam a cold wimp!

  21. Sundried tomatoes, potatoes & well seasoned tofu all sound lovely together! I’m familiar with Trader Joe’s spicy jelly…it was ok, but never thought to use it in a tofu hash! I’m so sorry to hear about the flood in your kitchen, I’m just glad it isn’t a real flood! Hope that’s sorted soon. I wish I know some people in Atlanta 🙂 I have yet to go there, too! Sending you lots of luck! – Rika

  22. its so nice of him – good things happen to good people 🙂 i am a tofu fanatic too so definitely this will be a hit

  23. Kelly says:

    Wow, so glad to hear the plumber fixed it and such a nice man for not even wanting to charge a penny – love all your nice stories 🙂
    This tofu dish looks amazing Shashi! I love tofu and it sounds amazing with sun-dried tomatoes, can’t wait to give this recipe a try – pinning 🙂

  24. We need more people like Mr Robinson in NYC.
    Last time I’ve called a plumber, the guy who showed up was awful and he totally ripped me off.

    Great recipe btw, gotta love sun-dried tomatoes!

    • Shashi says:

      My sis used to live in NYC and she was always thankful to be a renter as she just had to call maintenance for all her repairs! No haggling involved – of course with Mr Robinson it was reverse haggling with me saying “How bout I give you $30 for gas” him “no, i have another job close by” me “how bout $25 for pizza for you and your wife” him “you and your daughter should be getting the pizza, my wife and I are on a diet” me “how bout 20 for a cuppa coffee” him “I dunno where you get your coffee from, but I am not going there”! GAH!
      🙂

  25. What a nice plumber! So great to hear stories like that, and I am glad you got everything under control!
    I actually haven’t had a lot of tofu before, but it intrigues me. I lovelove sundried tomatoes, so this looks like I could give ‘er a try!

  26. easyfoodsmith says:

    The tofu dish looks lovely and those flavors sound amazing. Delicious post indeed.