Tofu Cauliflower Crock Pot Garam Masala

Yesterday morning I started off my week doing something that I really have not done in quite a while.  I simply ran 3 miles on the treadmill as my workout.

I have to admit that I was a bit nervous since it has been such a long time since I have banged out some miles on the treadmill, but it actually felt pretty good!  I made sure to listen to the newest release of Bodypump so that it really gets in my brain.  This week, the gym I teach at is releasing the new launch and I am teaching it a total of three times so I really want to be prepared!

running treadmillAfter my run, I then cooled down by walking at a brisk pace for another mile.

walking treadmillOnce I got to work, I did my typical eat-breakfast-while-I-check-email-and-get-into-work-mode thing.  Breakfast yesterday was a delicious bowl of plain, nonfat Greek yogurt with stevia, berries and cinnamon along with another bowl of scrambled egg whites with spinach and salsa.  What can I say?  I get hungry after the gym!  And, breakfast is my favorite meal of the day.

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When I arrived home from work last night, the house smelled of this delicious dish.  Brian had the day off from school, so I had him toss a couple of ingredients in the crock pot so that we have meals to last us the entire week (hopefully! ;) ).

tofu cauliflower garam masala

I got the original idea from Julie over at Peanut Butter Fingers who loves using her crock pot and created a little challenge around it so that she had to try out some new recipes.  I was really intrigued by the garam masala flavor in this dish, as I have never tried it before.  I absolutely love the way spices and herbs at so much flavor to meals, and this one seemed like it was going to pack a big flavor punch. Well, this meal was a flavorful hit!!

Julie’s recipe features chicken as the source of protein and utilizes fresh cilantro as a flavor enhancer.  My version is vegetarian-friendly, and I also chose not to use cilantro or Greek yogurt as topping options.  I think it tastes great all on it’s own with a little side of quinoa.

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Tofu Cauliflower Crock Pot Garam Masala

Adapted from Peanut Butter Finger’s Crock Pot Garam Masala Chicken & Chickpeas

Serves 4-6

Ingredients:

  • 2, 15 oz cans of chickpeas (drained and rinsed)
  • 2, 15 oz cans of crushed tomatoes
  • 1 head of cauliflower, chopped into florets
  • 14 oz block of tofu, cubed and drained
  • 2 1/2 tsp garam masala

Directions:

Place all ingredients in crock pot.  Turn heat onto low and allow to cook for about 6-8 hours.

Serve with a side of quinoa, or eat by itself.

I hope you all had a happy Monday, and that your Tuesday is off to a great start as well!  Enjoy :)

Comments

  1. miles on the treadmill are never easy, congrats!

  2. Breakfast is also my favorite meal of the day! I look forward to it.
    Julie’s recipe looks delicious and your vegetarian version does too, maybe I’ll have to make it now since both of you like it!

  3. Way to bang out those miles on the TM girl :)

  4. This sounds so good! I love tofu, chickpeas, and cooking with garam masala, so this recipe is definitely right up my alley. Thanks for sharing :).

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