Place a 1/2 of quinoa and 1 cup of water in a deep sauce dish and bring it to a boil.
Reduce heat to a simmer and cover until all the water is absorbed (approx. 14-17 minutes).
Fluff with a fork and set aside to rest and cool.
While your quinoa is cooking, preheat your oven to 225 degrees and press your tofu to drain out extra water using a towel or cloth with a heavy dish on top. Let it drain for at least 10 minutes.
Chop your drained tofu into pieces.
Place your tofu in a small bowl, drizzle with 1 tbsp of olive oil and season with salt and pepper to taste, and mix gently.
Put your seasoned tofu in the oven and cook until slightly brown but not burned. About 5-7 minutes.
Prepare your vegetables while your tofu cooks.
Get your broccoli steaming by chopping your florets and adding it to a small pot filled with just enough water to cover the bottom. Steam for 5-7 minutes on low/medium heat, Make sure the water does not evaporate too vast to avoid burning.
In the meantime, chop your onion and mince your garlic.
Add 1 tbsp of oil to a frying pan and heat oil on medium heat.
Add your onion and cook for 2-3 minutes until translucent.
Add your garlic and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes.
Cut your tomatoes into halves or quarters and add them to the frying pan. Cook for 1-2 minutes.
Add your steamed broccoli, baked tofu, and cooled quinoa to the frying pan and put the burner on low to reheat all the ingredients.
In a medium bowl, mix your 1/4 cup of olive oil, lemon juice, thyme, and salt and pepper to taste.
Pour your dressing on top of your frying pan mixture and stir gently.
Eat right away or let your meal cool and place in the refrigerator for later enjoyment!
This recipe is quick and easy to prepare, contains your all essential amino acids, and is high in protein. It can be modified with your favorite vegetables or fruits and your preferred salad dressing.
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