Steve Songs, Sesame Rice, and Tofu Sandwiches
A cold and windy winter afternoon is the perfect time to warm up indoors with a little dancing.
I brought my son to see Steve Songs, whom some of you parents might recognize from PBS.
We’re both fans. Steve always puts on a fun show.
Steve is originally from here in the northeast, though he travels all over now.
Because we were traveling around lunch time, we had a “picnic” in the car on the ride up. These tofu sandwiches are super tasty. Tofu is an excellent source of protein and calcium so I make sure to include it in our meals now and then. I use Udi’s Gluten-Free bread, which has a much better taste than some of the gf options out there, but not a lot of nutrients, like most of the gf options.
half pound extra-firm tofu, drained
toasted sesame oil
tamari (soy) sauce
Turn the tofu cube on its side and cut into four thin slices. Mix the sesame oil, tamari, and yeast. Marinate the tofu slices for a few minutes before placing on a toaster oven sheet and baking at 375F for about 20 minutes, until about crispy and brown.
Place on bread and top with greens and avocado.
To keep from adding to the land fill, we always carry our sandwiches in these little carry packs. These are made by Resnackit, but many stores carry them now.
We also brought along sesame rice, which probably wasn’t a great idea. I’m sure I’ll be picking rice grains out of my car for the next three months. It’s easy to make if you’ve already got some rice handy, and it’s one of Max’s favorites.
cup and a half of brown rice
1 tbs toasted sesame oil
1 tbs tamari
lightly toasted sesame seeds
Toss all ingredients together and serve. Best when warm, but good cold, too.