Whole wheat pasta bowties with tofu
Cooking the tofu directly in the white wine creates a deep flavor that is both comforting yet subtle. I enjoy the flavors of white wine more than red wine in cooking because they are deep flavors but are not heavy! Feel free to substitute chicken instead of tofu for an even deeper flavor!
Cuisine: Pasta, Poultry
Special Diet: Dairy Free, Sugar Free
Servings: people USA imperial/metric conversion:
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  1. Make pasta according to box instructions. Be sure to make al dente.
  2. Bring a wok or a large non-stick skillet to high heat. Pat the tofu dry and evenly sprinkle it with salt. Add 2 tablespoons of oil and when hot add the tofu, working in batches if have to. Sear for 5 minutes per side. Remove from pan.
  3. Add onions, tomatoes, garlic and ¼ cup of wine and use a wooden spoon to deglaze the pan, by scraping all the brown bits and flavor from bottom of pan. Let cook for 5 minutes, or until the onions are golden, stirring occasionally.
  4. Add the rest of the wine, tomato paste and the tofu back in. Turn down to medium heat and cover, letting the liquid reduce by half , about 20-25 minutes. Turn off heat.
  5. Add the pasta, spinach, 1 tablespoon of olive oil and fresh basil and mix. Serve warm or room temperature.
Notes & Tips:

Feel free to use large tomatoes, just chop them first.