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Tofu Lettuce Wraps

What you need: 

1 pound extra firm tofu, drained and diced to bite sized squares
salt and pepper, to taste
red pepper flakes, to taste
tamari soy sauce or Bragg's, to taste
3 tablespoons chopped garlic
2 tablespoons chopped ginger
2 1/2 cups shiitake mushrooms, chopped
1 head lettuce or Napa cabbage, large leaves removed

What you do: 

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spread tofu out on a cookie sheet. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, red pepper flakes, and soy sauce. Bake for 35-45 minutes.
2. When that is almost done, heat up wok or frying pan and throw in the chopped garlic and ginger. Fry for about 5-7 minutes until they are softer. Throw in the shiitakes.
3. At this time, you can add more soy sauce, usually about 4 or 5 shakes. Also, if you’d like, some more salt and pepper and red pepper flakes.
4. Cook about another 10-12 minutes, then add the tofu and finish up the cooking, about 2-5 minutes. Spoon the mixture into the lettuce/cabbage leaves and roll them up!
Enjoy!'

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SO HOW'D IT GO?

Simple, quick and oh so tasty!!!  I doubled the mushrooms and used two different types of mushrooms.  Received rave reviews from my non-veggie hubby...will make this one again for sure!

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gee whiz, LifeUncommon! for a first-time vegetarian, you seem to be off to a great start there. None of this "I'm-a-vegetarian-so-now-I'll-eat-nothing-but-crackers-and-cheese" business for you...
That photo makes me hungry.

My wife and I recently decided to become vegetarian and this was the very first time either one of us have ever had tofu.
She thought it was better than PF Changs lettuce wraps and didn't even know it was tofu until I told her later.
I added a bit more crushed red pepper and also added soy nuts for texture. I used olive oil to sautee the ginger, garlic and mushrooms.
I thought about it too late but next time I will add water chestnuts.

I figured calories, one serving which we considered 3 small wraps was 224 calories. That included the tofu, lettuce, garlic, ginger, olive oil, soy nuts and mushrooms!

Great job!

Here's a photo of my final project!

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My wife and I recently decided to become vegetarian and this was the very first time either one of us have ever had tofu.
She thought it was better than PF Changs lettuce wraps and didn't even know it was tofu until I told her later.
I added a bit more crushed red pepper and also added soy nuts for texture. I used olive oil to sautee the ginger, garlic and mushrooms.
I thought about it too late but next time I will add water chestnuts.

I figured calories, one serving which we considered 3 small wraps was 224 calories. That included the tofu, lettuce, garlic, ginger, olive oil, soy nuts and mushrooms!

Great job!

Here's a photo of my final project!

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