Not Sweet ‘n Sour Dipping Sauce

Sweet ‘n Sour sauce? This is much much better than that.

Tell your kids to tear the vegetables by hand into bite-sized pieces while you make the sauce (teach one of the older kids how to make this while you supervise). While the sauce is thickening, you can cube the tofu. Everybody should be done at about the same time, in roughly 10 minutes.

Mollie Katzen intended this to go along with a happy plate full of cubed tofu and lots of fresh vegetables. Variations we’ve discovered:

a) If you’re eating as locally and as in season as you can, fresh veggies might be more difficult to find in winter, depending on where you live. It’s still great for dipping tofu (fried or not), steamed squash, and apples with peanut butter. Yes, apples with peanut butter.

b) Doubled and left to cool, this is our new favorite salad dressing.

c) See where it says “ginger and garlic are optional”? Ignore that. Ignore ignore ignore. Not optional. Not with older kids, anyway. You want ginger and garlic in here oh yummy yes indeed.

By the way, this will be the last recipe from this book that I will post. I’ll have to delete this and the others if I’m not supposed to have them up here. So go buy the book. Buy a copy for every kid you know for their birthdays this year. Did I say this already? Yes, I did! Here and here.

Okay, now the recipe.

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