Golden tofu

Spice up the protein with turmeric.

“Curcumin, the main active ingredient in turmeric, has powerful anti-inflammatory effects, and is a very strong antioxidant,” says Lauren Blake, RD, Columbus, Ohio-based founder of Whole Living Lauren. “Consuming it with black pepper greatly enhances the absorption of curcumin.”

Serves 4

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1 tablespoon olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 14-ounce package extra-firm tofu, pressed and patted dry
2 teaspoons turmeric
2 teaspoons cumin
1 teaspoon sea salt
½ teaspoon black pepper
¼ cup nutritional yeast
2 cups mixed greens
4 slices of sprouted whole wheat bread



Heat a large skillet over medium heat and add the olive oil. Add the garlic and cook for one to two minutes, until it starts to become fragrant.


Using your hands, crumble the tofu into the pan and add all of the spices and nutritional yeast.


Stir everything and cook together until the tofu starts to brown slightly, about eight to 10 minutes, then remove heat and store in an airtight container next to a separate container with the greens.


Store the bread at room temperature.



Warm the spiced tofu in the microwave for 30 seconds. Serve it over a bed of your favorite greens and a piece of sprouted whole wheat toast.