Good morning guys!
Today I come to you with a giveaway that I’m really excited about. Why? Because it’s for one of my favorite food staples- tofu!
I’ve come a long way since I first tried tofu. I remember back in 8th grade I told my mom I was going to become a vegetarian. My first plan of action was to add tofu to the grocery list. I bought soft tofu and tried to scramble it in a pan with some vegetables and call it dinner. I remember thinking…wow, this stuff is AWFUL.
Years later, I’m not a vegetarian but I have learned lots of creative ways to prepare tofu to highlight its wonderful taste and texture (no more jiggly, flavorless scrambles).
I think a lot of people still may think of tofu the way I did when I was younger, but that’s a misconception. If you don’t believe me, check out some of my favorite tofu recipes on my recipe page and tell me you don’t think they look good!
Nasoya is also on a mission to help people get to know Tofu a little better. They’ve set up a new website called Tofu U where you can easily check out Tofu How-To’s (from buying, to prepping, to cooking), as well as delicious recipes. One of my favorite features on the site is the Dish Whiz where you can select the ingredients you already have in the house, and the whiz will come up with a dish you can make using them.
Nasoya is also encouraging everyone to take the Tofu U pledge to cook tofu once a week for a month. They will help by sending you coupons and if you cook four meals at home you can win Nasoya gym shorts or a t-shirt.
Nasoya is also willing to give one of my readers an extra bonus with 5 coupons for FREE tofu products and a t-shirt! This is a great way to get started!
Lucky for you there are 3 ways to enter this giveaway!
- Go to Tofu U and take the pledge- leave a comment letting me know you did
- Like Nasoya on Facebook (you can also enter their open enrollment contest and win $1000) leave a comment letting me know you did
- Share with me your favorite way to cook tofu- links to recipes are appreciated!
That’s it! I’ll pick a winner on Friday! (open to US residents only).
This giveaway is sponsored by Nasoya. I was provided free tofu coupons and a t-shirt from the company.
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I’ve been wanting to blog all day…but for whatever reason every post I wanted to create wasn’t really flowing.
So here is a post about the fragments of posts that never were….
I was going to take you through the exciting journey of how I reorganized my pantry.
But then I realized that the before and after really isn’t that impressive. Just because I now know where stuff is, certainly doesn’t mean you do.
I thought maybe I’d then tell you about the other closets I recently reorganized
And my new artwork in our bedroom
But then I didn’t feel like making the bed or getting too detailed about what is actually inside my closet
Hours passed by…
I thought I’d blog about food and cooking from today
Perhaps about how I made tofu in the oven with some new spices
Or how I made my own iced tea
Or how this dressing was SOOOOOOOOOOO disappointing..
But that this Kefir was awesome and nutritionally kicks butt
But honestly- none of these post ideas really got me much more than a paragraph or so..and by the end of reading it I said..UM, NO Jamie. No one is going to want to read this.
And finally I thought maybe I’d post about school and how tonight I was getting inducted into a graduate honor society.
But as you can see…all of these little ideas were much better just mushed together.
What went on in your world today?
Bloggers- how often do you get writers block?
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Posted in Dinner, tagged Joe, recipes, tofu on January 11, 2011 |
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I can’t take credit for tonight’s dinner all on my own. Thanks to the help of my wonderful husband, I am digging into a delicious Asian inspired rice bowl.
In addition to being wonderful in many ways, Joe is also an excellent cook. He hasn’t been cooking all that much lately due to stress from school and work and the fact that I’m home a lot more so I take care of most meals.
However, now that he has completed his MBA program, he’s had a little more flexibility.
Tonight Joe made some delicious fried rice and it paired very well with some simple baked tofu.
(yes, on a pile of books)
Joe starts out his rice by sautéing some diced onion (or scallion) and red pepper in some veg oil and a little butter. After they soften he adds sliced mushrooms and frozen peas at the end.
Once they are done he puts them to the side and adds 2-3 beaten eggs.
After the eggs solidify a bit, he scrambles them with the rest of the veggies.
He then adds cooked brown rice to the pan, and a swirl of soy sauce
Mix all together, and voila!
You could easily add shrimp, more veggies, chicken, or whatever you want to this really easy and tasty dish!
Do you have any men in your life who enjoy cooking?
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Posted in Lunch, tagged recipes, tofu on December 14, 2010 |
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I told you this was coming.
Introducing the buffalo tofu salad sandwich.
It is incredibly good.
All I did was dice up the leftover Baked Buffalo Tofu, mixed it with 1 tbsp. light mayo, 1 blue cheese flavored laughing cow cheese, and some diced celery.
Served it in a toasted up La Tortilla Wrap tortilla with extra hot sauce on top.
I think I might need to start buying tofu in bulk. I already buy my hot sauce at Costco anyway.
Please make this. And report back.
Back to work I go.
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