Crunchy Vegan Asian Salad With Baked Tofu & Garlic Soy Dressing – Vegan Richa

Crunchy Vegan Asian Salad With Baked Tofu & Garlic Soy Maple Dressing
Crunchy Asian Salad With Baked Tofu & Garlic Soy Maple Dressing. Marinated and Baked Tofu over Crunchy Greens, Peppers, Cuumber and carrots. Vegan Gluten-free Recipe
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
35 mins
Course: SaladCuisine: Gluten-free, Thai, VeganServings: Calories: 220kcalAuthor: Vegan Richa
Ingredients
Dressing and Marinade:
0.33 cup (77.33 ml) soy sauce or tamari to make it gluten-free
4 tbsp maple syrup
0.67 tsp (0.67 tsp) garlic powder
2.67 cloves of garlic minced
1.33 tsp or more rice vinegar
1.33 tsp sesame oil
0.67 tsp (0.67 tsp) red pepper flakes less or more to heat preference
a pinch of salt pepper
Salad:
18.67 oz (529.19 g) firm tofu
4 cups (160 g) chopped crunchy greens such as romaine lettuce, baby spinach, arugula, Chinese cabbage etc
1.33 cucumber thinly sliced
1.33 cup (170.67 g) sliced or julienned carrot
1.33 red bell pepper juilenned
1.33 cup (242.67 g) other veggies thinly sliced or juilenned (optional)
chopped scallions cilantro or mint for garnish
Instructions
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F / 200ºc. Mix the dressing ingredients in a bowl. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Press the tofu for atleast 5 minutes in a Tofu press or between paper towels. Cube the tofu and add to the bowl with the dressing. Let it sit for 5 minutes. Then strain the tofu out (slightly strained so there is some dressing but it isn’t leaking the dressing everywhere), using a spoon or fork from the bowl and spread evenly on parchment lined sheet. Bake at 400 degrees f / 200ºc For 20 to 25 mins.
Chop up the veggies and greens and arrange in serving bowls. Add some salt and pepper if using hearty greens or veggies and mix in. Add baked tofu. Thin the remaining dressing in the bowl with 1 tbsp of water and mix in. Dress each serving liberally with the dressing. Drizzle some soy sauce for additional dressing if needed. Add chopped scallions, cilantro or mint. Garnish with pepper flakes (optional). Serve.
— Read on www.veganricha.com/2017/06/crunchy-vegan-asian-salad-with-baked-tofu-garlic-soy-dressing.html

This looks very tasty for summer.

Google’s caste system is bad for workers—and bad for Google, too — Quartz

We were at the world’s most enviable workplace, allegedly, but were repeatedly reminded that we would not be hired full-time and were not part of the club. Technically, we were employees of a legal staffing agency whose staff we’d never met. We didn’t get sick leave or vacation and earned considerably less than colleagues with the same qualifications who were doing the same work.
— Read on qz.com/1494111/googles-caste-system-is-bad-for-workers-and-bad-for-google-too/

Sounds like Google is Uber for office workers. It does not appear to help create a very conducive culture all around.

I work remotely but feel a sense of culture that most of my office jobs have not had. Being fully employed is a big part of this as it gives one level of equality. Open meetings with the entire company is critical. Free access and encouragement to speak freely with anyone on the company is also critical. Companies and cultures die in silence.

While I might miss some water cooler banter I am also missing the micro aggressive non-verbal bullshit that is constantly rampant in any office space. Since I work for the work and not the social ness of my workers this seems like a good trade off.

Yes I like my coworkers and think I would probably hang out with most of them if we lived near each other. However I spend enough time outside of work to have a healthy social life.

It feels deeply personal — karigee.com

One unpopular opinion I hold is that everybody should have a blog, where they just check in a couple of times a week. They/you don’t need to have much of anything to say, just raise a hand and say hi. Here’s what time I woke up this morning, here’s what I had for breakfast, here’s what I thought about when I brushed my teeth. Is it raining where you are? I’d like to know.
— Read on karigee.com/blog/2018/11/5/it-feels-deeply-personal

I like it and hope I am boring someone or no one with this blog.

Habits Are The Compound Interest of Self-Improvement | Rich Roll

JAMES CLEAR ON WHY HABITS ARE THE COMPOUND INTEREST OF SELF-IMPROVEMENT

October 28, 2018

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“True behavior change is really identity change.”
JAMES CLEAR
What stands in the way of becoming the person you aspire to be?

Maybe it’s circumstances. Access or opportunity. For many its bad habits, exacerbated by the unsuccessful war waged to replace them with good habits — a rinse and repeat process that generally leads to failure and discouragement.

Why is it so hard to overcome negative patterns?

Today’s guest contends the problem isn’t you. The problem is your system.

Evolving from stuck and unsatisfied into the person you wish to become is equal parts art and science. Science helps explain the root causes of our behaviors and how to modify them. But the application of said principles into practice is very much an art.
— Read on www.richroll.com/podcast/james-clear-401/

Long podcast on habits and ways to create and remove ones that we might label good or bad. I enjoyed how they discuss the danger of callin something a bad habit and how that can create more stress leading to the continuation of said bad habit. Habits are just habits. If you have one that you aren’t happy about then you might want to figure out new habits that help you avoid the undesired habit. Habit habit habit.