Back in the days, tofu was always a weird food to me. My image of tofu was a product with a bland taste, which could be transformed to have the consistency of meat. What was the purpose of trying to make something taste like meat if you were trying to avoid meat? Over the years, however, I have learned to appreciate tofu as one of the great healthy foods, and have learned the right ways to prepare tofu with amazing flavors.
My inspiration for trying tofu in my cooking was my friend Silas, who always bragged about how good his tofu tacos were. I was curious – how good could tofu be? By the time I was finally invited over to try his tofu tacos, which were amazing, I had already developed my own little recipe. His version of tofu tacos is actually not too far from my own, but mine are perhaps a bit spicier. Silas also introduced me to a taco topping that I now can’t live without, kalamata olives. That amazing salty taste perfectly complements the other flavors in the right way – give it a try even if you think it sounds a bit strange.
Today it is rare that we eat meat tacos at home, both because we try to keep a healthier lifestyle and because the tofu tacos are really good.