Vegan Sloppy Joes 3

 

There are a lot of things I love about blogging. I have met so many incredible people, which is an amazing perk I didn’t expect when I started. And I’m not going to lie; being able to ramble on about food and/or books is pretty awesome. But one thing that I really love is when I get to discover new healthy foods.

I am super duper picky when it comes to products and food things. So when I was contacted by Wildwood about trying their product, I checked out their website to see what they were all about. I was really excited to see that their stuff is something I would not only eat myself, but would serve my family and friends too.

 

Vegan Sloppy Joes 1

 

I was specifically psyched to try out their sprouted tofu because sprouting the soybeans before making it into tofu aids in absorption of the nutrients in the tofu, and also makes it easier to digest. And I love that the Wildwood tofu is organic and non-GMO because soybeans are usually heavily treated with herbicide and pesticides.

 

As soon as I knew I was going to have some tofu to test out, the wheels started spinning in my head. I decided I would try out making some sloppy joes with it. When I opened the package of tofu I was really glad I had decided on sloppy joes, because the texture of the tofu was just perfect. I have never worked with a tofu that was not really waterlogged straight from the package, but this one was not very wet, and I loved that. Sometimes you have to weight tofu with paper towels to get it to this texture (which I am always way too lazy to do), but this one was perfect right out of the package. I crumbled it and decided it is an incredible replacement for ground meat.

 

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The biggest motivating factor in my choosing to make sloppy joes with the tofu was, well, I really wanted to eat them!! But also because they are easy to make for a lot of people, so I thought they would be awesome to serve a crowd. It can be tough cooking for friends and family. I have some friends who are picky eaters and it can be tricky to feed them, and I like to serve them the kinds of food I eat (which is not always the same way they all eat). But when I dished up these sloppy joes (without telling them they were vegan!), everyone loved them!! It’s awesome to be able to have go-to recipes like this that will please everyone.

I have another super exciting thing to share: The awesome people over at Wildwood are giving away a $100 Visa gift card to one lucky commenter!! Yay!!

 

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Vegan Sloppy Joes 2

 

Vegan Sloppy Joes
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Serves: 4-6
 
Ingredients
Sauce:
  • 1 ¼ cups Tomato Sauce (the plain, canned kind with just tomatoes)
  • ¼ cup Raisins
  • 3 teaspoons Rice Wine Vinegar
Filling
  • 1 tablespoon EV Olive Oil
  • 20 oz Wildwood Sprouted Tofu (crumbled)
  • 1 tablespoon Soy Sauce
  • 3 Bell Peppers (diced)
  • 1 Onion (diced)
  • Salt and Pepper (to taste)
Fixings
  • Avocado
  • Buns (I like sprouted and/or gluten free)
Instructions
  1. In a small pot combine the tomato sauce, raisins, and vinegar and bring to a boil
  2. Turn off the heat and set aside (you just want it to hang out so the raisins can plump up)
  3. In a large sauté pan add the oil and tofu and cook on medium heat (stirring occasionally)until it has browned
  4. While the tofu is browning, puree the sauce in a blender or food processor
  5. Once the tofu is nicely browned, add the peppers and onion, and cook until they have softened
  6. Add the sauce and cook a few minutes to bring all the flavors together
  7. Add salt and pepper to your liking
  8. Serve and enjoy!! :)

 

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