What happens when you blend healthy ingredients into creamy goodness? You get a delicious, nutritious pudding - a perfect comfort food for the cold days of winter. The star of this pudding is tofu. Now, I know many of you are not that familiar with this versatile, vegetarian protein, but it's high time to cozy up to it. Tofu is made from soybeans and comes in different varieties, from extra firm all the way down to silken....more
Happy July! It's my Birth Month, and I celebrate all month long, which of course calls for special food! This is my own personal Birthday Sandwich, and of course it comes with a story. When I was born, the first thing my Mom asked for after the delivery was a turkey sandwich. For years and years it was my tradition to have a turkey sandwich on my birthday in her honor....more
My love affair began earlier this year shortly after my doctor told me my cholesterol level was through the roof. Uh, get your mind out of the romance novel… this is a family blog.I’m talking about my love affair with tofu....more
That's right, I said it. Tofu tacos.That title turns off the boys in my family a bit, but since we're in a meal planning phase currently- it's hard to miss a Mexican themed food night, and still keep some nights vegan. My husband Jay is Hispanic, therefore my kids are, too. But he's not Mexican, and doesn't care for Tex-Mex food either. So this was an experiment all around. Also, I've never crumbled or cooked tofu like this before- it's always sliced or cubed in Korean food I make....more
If you're living in one of those parts of the world where the weather is steamy-hot right now, I bet you can understand the appeal of this tasty-sounding Chilled Tofu with Scallions and Soy Sauce from Fifteen Spatulas. In my mind, these are the perfect flavors to dress up tofu, and I love the idea of eating it chilled. Joanne says, "I eat this dish all the time in the summer and I swear it’s more refreshing than a popsicle on a hot day." I believe her, and this sounds like a perfect Meatless Monday dish for this time of year.
If you're a tofu virgin, or possibly someone like me who's only cooked tofu a few times, the beautiful step-by-step photos in this recipe for Black Pepper Tofu from Macheesmo will make it easy to cook this dish. Nick isn't even a vegetarian, but he makes a lot of vegan dishes and says, "This recipe might be one of the most flavorful and interesting vegan dishes I’ve ever made or had." And one look at the flavors in the ingredient list convinced me this is a perfect recipe to try for Meatless Monday.
Cheers to Friday everyone!I am super into tofu right now. It it totally the culinary equivalent of this season’s rainbow colored jeans in my kitchen. And this sandwich is my reserved for special occasion Saturday night happy hours with the girls hot pink skinnies!...more
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