I started by marinating my own tofu using the Veganomican Italian marinade recipe and the leftover container I got from the Surdyk’s Flights event. It works so well for marinating because it has a flat bottom.
Reduce, reuse, recycle!
Then I baked the strips of tofu in a 400° oven for 25 minutes or until slightly crispy, skipping the whole pan-frying step. After the tofu had cooled a bit, I cut it into bite-sized pieces and started the garlic and maple syrup in a skillet, adding sliced apples and tofu at the end per the recipe. I substituted peanuts for pine nuts simply because pine nuts are outrageously expensive, so I rarely have them on hand anymore.
It was a delicious dinner and because it’s so good for you, I didn’t feel guilty eating a ton of it. It's also a pretty easy recipe - I just chose to complicate things a bit by combining recipes.
I might as well be participating in Vegan Mofo this month. Maybe I'll participate unofficially since I missed the sign up deadline.