Is anyone else amazed that Valentine’s Day is this coming weekend? The first six weeks of 2016 have flown by and, though I don’t really care much about the holiday, I feel unprepared for the fact that its approach is so soon.
Brian and I are not big Valentine’s Day people. At this point, I’d rather go out for dinner or a movie or something at my convenience than worry about getting chocolates or doing something special on The Day. Often, however, I make an effort to cook something special. For me, “special” and “fancy” food has always been somewhat affiliated with Italian food. Chicken Piccata is one of my favorite Italian-style dishes and for a long time, if it was on a menu I’d be guaranteed to order it.
Recently, I stumbled upon an article on Food52 titled “How to Piccata Anything“. I don’t know if making tofu piccata had crossed my mind before, but I had tofu in the fridge and was really excited about the idea of creating my own tofu piccata recipe. I tried it out last weekend and I am so excited to share the results. Not only was it delicious (as piccata always is), but it was simpler than I remembered, didn’t take long at all and mostly used ingredients I already had on hand. I even went so far as to skip the white wine (because I’m cheap) and the result was still fantastic. Tofu Piccata is definitely going to be on my regular recipe rotation. If you’re looking for a meat-free Valentine’s Day meal for your special someone, this may be just the thing to try.
PS. I finally bought lighting for my photography and I’m so excited about how my photos look! Stay tuned for more photographic improvements as I learn how to use the new equipment.