Phase 2 (vegans only)| Serves 4
Prep time: 5 minutes | Total time: 20 hours
16 ounces firm or extra-firm tofu
½ cup tamari
3 tablespoons all-natural liquid smoke
1 tablespoon onion powder
1 teaspoon minced garlic
10 drops liquid stevia
1 tablespoon black pepper
Cut the tofu widthwise into 12 thin slices. Put the tamari, liquid smoke, onion powder, minced garlic, stevia, and pepper in a gallon-size plastic food storage bag and add 2 tablespoons of water. Shake the bag a little to mix the ingredients together.
Add the tofu slices, shake the bag to coat the tofu, seal tightly and refrigerate for at least 12 hours.
Preheat the oven to 170°F.
Lift the tofu from the marinade, letting any excess drip back into the bag. Lay the slices on a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake for 7 hours, or until they are very dry, or reach desired texture.
You can also use a dehydrator. Serve cold.