Crispy Tofu Balls
Cilantro, which are the leaves the of the same plant that provides coriander seeds, has powerful nutritional benefits! A good source of fiber, iron, manganese and magnesium, cilantro- and coriander- are known to reduce blood sugar levels, and raise good- HDL- cholesterol while lowering LDL. This plant also contains a number of phytonutrients, flavonoids and natural chemical compounds that help to fight off illness and disease. Toss cilantro into salads, burritos, and soups. Add coriander to soups or pan-seared greens, as well as to pancakes and waffles to give them a middle-eastern flavor.
Substitute ground sunflower seeds or nuts if avoiding wheat.
1 14 oz. pkg. firm or extra firm tofu, drained 1/2 cup wheat germ 2 tbs panko bread crumbs 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped 2 tbs water 2 tbs nutritional yeast 1/2 tbs onion powder 1/2 tbs garlic powder 1 tsp salt 1/4 tsp black pepper 1/4 tsp oregano 2 tbs olive oil 1 tbs Bragg's amino acids or tamari soy sauce
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix all ingredients together in a medium bowl and roll into small balls.
Place on greased cookie sheet and bake for 30 minutes. Turn half way through. Best served warm. Makes 12 balls.