While tofu is normally associated with East Asian cuisine, this rich, spicy tagine recipe takes you to the heart of North Africa.
If you're looking for a way to liven up your tofu, our expert chefs have found it. Roasting it in the oven gives tofu a deep, nutty flavour that goes brilliantly with this fiery tomato sauce. And as we know, a spicy meal can do your body the power of good.
Tofu is made by curdling soy milk, cooling it and pressing it together to remove the liquid. Cooking it in the oven, as this recipe calls for, makes it crunchy on the outside, but if cooked differently it can also have a soft, creamy texture.
We know that tofu is made from soy milk, and soy milk itself comes from soybeans. Soy is a plant-based complete protein, which means it provides all your essential amino acids.
These amino acids are the building blocks of protein, which is important for many of the body's most important processes, including muscle building and recovery, wound healing, cell structure and fat loss.
The 'essential' amino acids are those that your body can't produce on its own, meaning you have to get them from your diet. For this reason, a complete protein such as tofu is seen as very valuable to vegans, as it's one of the few ways to get all the essential amino acids in one go if you don't eat meat.
If you like the sound of our tofu and vegetable tagine, you might be interested in some of our other vegan recipes. There's lots to choose from, including healthy sweet and savoury dishes.