That's right. Bacon-fu. Bacon-fu started as a joke and the idea of bacon flavored tofu is still one I can't take seriously which is exactly why I gave it such a stupid name. Nevertheless, this is one addictive recipe. Believe me. Anyone will eat this tofu including your boy friend. Baking it fills the whole house with a irresistible sweet smokey smell. Pop it in before your lunch guests arrive and you are sure to win them over.


  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 Tbl nutritional yeast
  • 1 Tbl brown sugar
  • 1 Tbl olive oil
  • 1 tsp cider vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp liquid smoke
  • 1 16 oz package tofu

1. Preheat oven to 375Slice your tofu lengthwise into 1/4 inch thick strips. Drain if needed.

2. Lay tofu in rows onto a large non stick pan.

3. Mix all ingredients in a food processor until blended. If you've never tried liquid smoke before, this is a great introductory recipe. It comes in small bottles and really packs a punch so use it very sparsely.

4. Using a pastry brush, paint thick layers of marinade onto each tofu slice. Turn the slices over and paint the other side. Try to use up all the marinade letting it pool up on top of the tofu slices.

5. Bake the tofu for 10 to 15 minutes on each side. The sugars in the marinade will burn easy so keep watch on it as it bakes.

Pile bacon-fu in a sandwich, crumble into a salad, or simply enjoy hot out of the oven! Enjoy your bacon flavored tofu: crispy bacon-fu!

How to: Prep Leeks

Leeks are an essential ingredient to hearty soups and stews but a simple rinse under a faucet doest cut it because they are often grown in a mixture of soil and sand. The sand falls down through the tops of the leeks and gets stuck between the folds which means you'll need to take extra care to wash it out. But it's not as hard as it seems. 

Chop your leeks into rounds like so. You may also slice the leeks lengthwise down the middle before chopping to produce half moons depending on your liking.

Fill a large bowl with warm water, add your leeks and use your hands to separate the layers while swishing clean water through them. The sand will fall to the bottom of the bowl and the leeks will float.

Remove the leeks using a strainer and place in a colander to drain for 5 minutes. Now you're ready to cook!!