March 6, 2012

Lunch Factory: Peanut Coconut Lime Penne with Smoked Tofu and Broccoli

I've been completely slacking in the lunch department. After briefly surveying of my bank account and after experiencing  mild cardiac arrest over the cost of mediocre midtown lunch, the lunch factory is back in effect. There's no better way to rejoin the brown bag bandwagon than with this favourite dish from Millenium Restaurant in San Francisco. You can find the recipe in The Artful Vegan, an amazing and beautiful cookbook filled with totally fancy and seemingly impossible recipes to try your hand at. 

I'm convinced smoked tofu will make any meal a medal-wearer, and in this dish it certainly does. Baked with maple syrup, sesame oil, tamari, and smoked sea salt, these crispy planks are always the first to get picked out of the bowl! The sauce contributes to the dish's complexity with toasted cumin, lime zest, ginger root, and cilantro. Perfect with a pile of herb-filled greens.

From a small corner with a horizon view,

1 comment:

  1. the best midtown lunch a grrl can get