3 or 4 scallions, or 1 or 2 shallots
1 cucumber peeled and seeded
16 oz. can beets, whole, sliced, or julienned or 3 cups roasted beets (3-4 beets)
1 jar bottled beet borscht
1 cup vegetable broth
1 Tablespoon red wine vinegar or fresh lemon juice
Salt and pepper to taste

With an electric blender or food processor, first chop the scallions.
Add the rest of the solid ingredients with just enough of the liquids to blend (do not pureé).
Mix beet borsht through vinegar or lemon juice in a large bowl or 5 quart saucepan.
Add vegetable mixture.
Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Chill several hours.

Serves 4

Grilled-Tofu-With-Vegetables

 

 

 

 

1 pound firm tofu
2 medium zucchini, sliced lengthwise into quarters
1 Vidalia onion, sliced in 1/2 inch rounds
Italian salad dressing, or vinaigrette dressing
Greens; bok choy, spinach, or kale, or a combination

Sesame-Miso Marinade
3 cloves garlic
2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger
2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
1/4 cup tamari or soy sauce
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon light brown sugar
1 teaspoon crushed red chili flakes
3/4 cup water, apple or pineapple juice
1/4 cup white miso

Cut tofu lengthwise into 4 rectangular “steaks”.
Combine in a food processor; garlic, ginger, sesame oil, tamari, apple cider vinegar, brown sugar, red chili flakes, water and miso.
Process until smooth.
Place marinade in a shallow dish.
Add tofu, turning to coat well.
Marinate at least 2 hours, or overnight, in the refrigerator.

Heat grill
Brush vegetables with dressing.
Place in a grill basket or directly on the grill.
Grill until slightly charred.
Set aside.
Remove tofu from marinade.
Place tofu in a grill pan.
Sear for 2 minutes on each side.
Place tofu and vegetables in a warm oven while preparing the greens.

Wilted Greens
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
1 medium head bok choy, washed and sliced diagonally, or 6 cups spinach or kale, washed, drained and torn into pieces
1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger
1 tablespoon tamari, soy sauce or General Tsao Stir Fry Sauce
6 to 8 scallions, sliced diagonally

Heat olive and sesame oils over moderate heat in a large saute pan.
Add greens and ginger.
Sauté, stirring frequently for 4 minutes, or until almost tender.
Add tamari and scallions, stir.
Add grilled vegetables and tofu.
Gently combine.

Serves 4

Note: Any vegetables suitable for grilling can be used.

3 cups vegetable broth
2 cups water
2 carrots, thinly sliced into matchsticks
2 tablespoons white miso
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 bag fresh spinach, stems removed
1/2 package firm tofu, cut into cubes
Scallions (thinly sliced)
sea salt and fresh pepper, to taste

In a large saucepan, bring broth and water to a boil.
Add carrots, reduce temperature to low heat and cook for two minutes.
Dissolve miso into 1 tablespoon of olive oil, then add to the soup.
Add the spinach and tofu cubes. Cook for 5 minutes, or until spinach wilts.
Add thinly sliced scallions.
Add sea salt and fresh pepper, if needed.

Serves 4

1 1/4 cups olive oil
2 to 4 tablespoons vinegar (or lemon juice)
1 tablespoon dried onion flakes
2 teaspoons dried parsley
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon soy sauce (wheat-free)
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon dulse flakes
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
1/4 teaspoon dried marjoram
1 scallion, chopped
cayenne pepper to taste, optional

Mix all of the ingredients together in a pint sized jar with a lid. Shake well.
Refrigerate for at least 2 hours.