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Healthy & Delicious: Tofu and Mushroom Marsala

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This Tofu and Mushroom Marsala recipe from the Moosewood Restaurant Simple Suppers cookbook is unexpected. It's unexpectedly hearty, despite being completely meatless. It's unexpectedly brothy, almost like a soup. It's unexpectedly unfussy, especially for a recipe with the words "tofu" and "marsala" in the title.

While you could serve the dish over rice, barley, or even quinoa, bread seemed to be a natural companion, balancing the softer tofu with a little chew, and the savory flavors with the slightest hint of sweetness.

Basil and red bell peppers are both out of season, but they're worth the small investment for what they bring to the table. Plus, come January, it's nice to take a brief break from root vegetables. You might even call it unexpected.

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