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Meatless Monday: Totally Tofu

Monday, March 1, 2021
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

If you are new to the world of tofu, it can be tricky to know which kind of tofu to buy and how exactly to cook it. Reed Collyer, Owner of Collyer Catering will walk you through the steps and make you feel like a tofu master!

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Reed is going to make a Tex-Mex sauté. If you would like to cook along, please have the following ingredients handy:

  • 1 container firm or extra firm tofu
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced or pressed (you can also use powder if that is what you have)
  • 1 medium yellow onion
  • 1 yellow or red pepper
  • 1 green pepper
  • 1 can black beans (or any beans you have on hand)
  • Diced tomatoes (canned or fresh)
  • Cumin
  • Chili powder
  • Lime juice (I use fresh limes and zest the top when finished)
  • Serve over Cooked Quinoa or Rice
  • Scallions for topping
  • Fresh cilantro for topping


After you purchase your tofu, freeze the tofu solid. Defrost day of so you are ready to cook.

To Press Tofu

  • Drain the tofu
  • Place on several clean kitchen towels
  • Press with something heavy; cast iron pan, stack of books, whatever! Just make sure to put parchment or plastic between the tofu and your press. Let it sit for at least half an hour, up to an hour

Note from Reed: You can also use a packet of taco seasoning, or enchilada sauce, or Ro-Tel tomatoes in place of the cumin and chili powder. This also makes a great filling for quesadillas or burritos the next day, or even try it in tacos!

About the Presenter

Reed Collyer, owner of Collyer Catering has been in the catering industry for over 30 years. Reed deeply believes in hand-crafting nearly everything that leaves her kitchen. Whether the event is a casual family BBQ or a benefit gala for 600 guests, Reed ensures that she works directly with each client.

Registration Information

Need help registering? Email Adult Programming at apstaff@darienlibrary.org.

This event will take place on Zoom. You will receive an email confirming your registration with a link to join the meeting after you register for the event.

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