Our recipe for Not Dogs tofu dogs is our favorite vegan hot dog recipe and, it turns out, our favorite gluten-free vegan hot dogs of all. (But they are not copycat Tofu Pups, because the ingredients are much cleaner.) If you are a regular reader of the Happy Gluten-Free Vegan, you already know that we recently completed our head-to-head review of the three brands of gluten-free vegan hot dogs that are available to purchase in store or online; those are Moving Mountains, Yeah Dawg, and Sweet Earth. Of those three, Sweet Earth was the clear winner for flavor and texture, while Moving Mountains was the clear winner for clean ingredients and being intentionally vegan, and Yeah Dawg was the only one that was intentionally both gluten-free and vegan, but they failed in the flavor and texture department. You know that old saying “if you want something done right you have to do it yourself”? We wanted a gluten-free vegan hot dog that had clean ingredients, good flavor, and good texture. So we decided to create one.
Ok you know what maple-glazed means, but, you may be thinking, what the heck is cedar-planked? Or maybe you are already familiar with the more traditional maple-glazed cedar-planked salmon, which was all the rage among foodies some years ago. Regardless, cedar-planked means that the food is literally baked or roasted on a cedar plank in your oven! It’s amazing because it imparts this slightly sweet, slightly smoky, slightly cedary flavor.
Wondering what to do with that Himalayan salt block that someone gave you for Christmas years ago? Cooking tofu on a salt block makes wonderful, delicious tofu! Of course we think tofu is wonderful anyways, but in case you’re on the fence, this is how to make tofu taste good. (Plus we include an awesome 4-ingredient marinade for tofu!) Some people have a hard time wrapping their head around cooking on a block of salt; it helps to understand that you are basically using the salt block as a griddle (and it will be just as hot as a griddle). While salt block cooking is typically thought of in the context of meat and grilling, cooking tofu on your big old block of salt, on your stove top in your kitchen, yields a tofu unlike any other.
We call this easy tofu marinade and sauce our “6 x 1” marinade (pronounced “six by one”, or just “six by”) because it consists of one tablespoon of each of six ingredients (plus some water). It’s super simple, in fact deceptively simple. We say “deceptively” because it’s one of those recipes that people will think you spent waaaay more time and effort on than you actually did. We love those kinds of recipes.
So many vegan tofu recipes seem the same, are we right? That’s what makes this tofu dish so unexpected! Figs and cashews in an asian-style tofu dish? Whodda thunk it! (Us, that’s who!) Not only is this tofu recipe a refreshing change from the expected, but it’s delicious! Serve it over brown or white rice, with some steamed bok choi or spinach on the side, and you have an incredible meal! We use the House brand tofu from Costco for this, as well as the unroasted cashews from Costco, and the organic dried figs from Costco.
This awesome tofu marinade works in your air fryer as well as in your oven. It makes tofu cubes that are as versatile as they are delicious, with perfectly done outsides and incredible creamy centers. There are as many marinade recipes for tofu as there are, well, maybe not stars in the sky, but there are a lot of tofu marinade recipes, and we will put this one up against any of them. The secret to this easy, incredible marinade and its fabulous, magical alchemy with tofu is in how you press the tofu, and then letting the tofu marinate for a good long time. For this recipe it is imperative that you use the type of tofu that is found packed in water, in the refrigerated section. We use the House brand tofu from Costco for this, and it’s perfect.
We’re huge fans of vegan cheese sauce. Vegan cheese sauce made from cashews, vegan cheese sauce made from coconut milk, you name just about any vegan cheese sauce made from pretty much anything, and we’re there. So we were surprised to realize one day that we’d never had, let alone made, a vegan cheese sauce out of tofu! Like, how obvious is that?
Did you know that you can make vegan jerky out of tofu? Even if you knew that, this vegan tofu jerky recipe is going to rock your world! It’s delicious, it’s so very good for you, and it’s so darned easy to make! If you have a dehydrator use that, but if you don’t have a dehydrator you can also use your oven. The House brand (which is the name of the brand, as compared to “house brand”, which means the store’s own brand) of tofu at Costco is great for this, and is what we use, but you can use any brand of firm, water-packed refrigerated tofu.
Did you know that there is a type of tofu that you can easily make at home, that is delicious, and that is soy-free? Here’s the recipe.
We call this ‘Boss’ marinated grilled tofu because it’s so easy, so delicious, and goes with anything, so it lets you tofu like a boss!
These gluten-free, vegan buffalo tofu “wings” are going to blow your mind! And they use only three main ingredients!
We love palak paneer, but had to quit ordering the dish in Indian restaurants because it’s usually made with cheese. We eventually asked ourselves, “Is it possible to make this scrumptious meal with tofu instead of cheese cubes?”
One of the Best Vegan Sous Vide Recipes: Asian Tofu with Coconut Aminos! Plus 2 Cool Sous Vide Tips!
It may seem like sous vide vegan cooking wouldn’t be a thing, but let our vegan sous vide recipe for Asian tofu change your mind!
Spaghetti Squash Stuffed With Spinach, Tofu Feta, and Vegan Cream Cheese! Vegan, Gluten-Free, And So Delicious!
Here’s a meal you’re going to love! It’s the ultimate in vegan comfort food, and much easier to make than you might think. What a great way to prepare spaghetti squash!
Many of us have fond memories of eating stroganoff when we were kids. This creamy, childhood favorite can easily be made vegan and gluten-free with just a couple of tweaks.
This Tofu in Spicy or Mild Peanut or Peanut Butter Alternative Sauce Can be Made Sous Vide or Stovetop!
This tofu in peanut sauce or peanut alternative sauce can be made as mild or spicy as you like on either the stove or ala sous vide!
Is sous vide worth it for vegans and vegetarians? You betcha! And we’re sure our delicious and easy vegan sous vide tofu will convince you!
Eggplant is so delicious, but sometimes you don’t know how to cook it. We’ve discovered a new, exciting way!
This vegan fried chicken recipe is incredible! Not only is the flavor right, but the texture and the overall look and feel are right too!
Barbequed Jackfruit Sandwiches Taste Like Pulled Pork, But Are Vegan and Gluten-Free, Without The Grease or Guilt!
One thing you might miss if you’re following a vegan, gluten-free diet is the robust flavor of pulled pork. Still, you don’t want any pigs to suffer for your appetite.