Sunday Funday – March 18, 2012

tofu scramble, scrambled tofu, tofu express

Believe it or not, yesterday afternoon was spent gearing up for not next Sunday Funday but the one after. Getting started two weeks in advance? It’s gonna be a good. Just you wait! And yesterday morning there was a lot of fun in the kitchen. Good stuff to share this week. But with all that fun, I seriously need a nap right now.

Lots of fun things have been showing up in the kitchen lately. (stinkbugs, I’m not talking to you.) About half of them are the reason are credit card bill is so high (sorry, my love) and the other half are just part of the perks of being a food blogger. And when I say “perks” I don’t mean that people are begging me left and right to try their stuff. Nope. Sometimes I’m the one asking, or shall I say, going after what I want. It usually works out pretty well!

Such was the case with the TofuXpress I got to play with recently. Have you heard of this thing? Basically it takes away all the annoyance that is draining tofu. You know the drill. You decide you want to make some tofu and the first thing you do is grab a couple of plates and the heaviest cans you can find in your pantry. Or maybe you go all out and dig out a couple volumes of your old encyclopedia (if you have those, you better hold on tight – they’re going away soon!) In no time you’re maneuvering a balancing act of books, food and platters all in the name of squeezing the water out of your tofu. Whereas with the TofuXpress, you can be all set up in a matter of minutes, and in a much smaller amount of vertical space. I try and try again to tell myself I’m not a gadget person, but I really kind of love this one. It’s just too dang hard not to.

tofuxpress, press tofu quickly

This is the “before.” I apologize for not snapping an “after” picture, but I was way too anxious to go make dinner. I quickly turned my pressed tofu into that lovely kale and mushroom tofu scramble you see above. The tofu’s egg-y yellow hue comes from turmeric, cumin and nutritional yeast. And I made it all extra spicy with a hefty shake of crushed red pepper. Seriously, you gotta try this. (The scramble and the TofuXpress!) Special thanks to TofuXpress for letting me test it out.

As always, Pinterest is inspiring the things I want to eat. Here’s just a taste of what I’m craving  lately.

Carrot Muffin Bites made with leftover almond milk pulp. Source: thehealthyfoodie.net via Cara on Pinterest

Almond Butter & Jam Cookies. Source: mynewroots.blogspot.com via Cara on Pinterest

Coriander-crusted salmon with fennel-caper salsa. Source: jasonandshawnda.com via Cara on Pinterest

Spicy yogurt-marinated pan-fried cauliflower. Source: runningtothekitchen.com via Cara on Pinterest

Date-sweetened coconut walnut porridge. Source: thespunkycoconut.com via Cara on Pinterest

 

And this great article. A heart surgeon, going against his colleagues, speaking out on what really causes heart disease. Hint: it’s not what they’ve been telling us for the last 25 years.

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5 Responses to “Sunday Funday – March 18, 2012”

  1. 1

    Kate — March 18, 2012 @ 7:36 am Reply

    That tofu press is brilliant

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    janet @ the taste space — March 18, 2012 @ 2:00 pm Reply

    While it may seem a bit outdated, post-dated posts totally reduce my stress, too!

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    Colleen @ Culinary Colleen — March 18, 2012 @ 11:15 pm Reply

    I had a tofu failure tonight because, despite my efforts with lots of paper towels, my tofu was still too water logged to get crisp. I need to get one of these…

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    Ellen (Gluten Free Diva) — March 19, 2012 @ 9:38 am Reply

    I own the TofuXpress and it is one of my favorite tools in my gluten free kitchen. It is worth every penny, as it significantly reduces the amount of time the tofu needs to be pressed AND it does an excellent job of removing the water from the tofu.
    Love your post AND especially love the almond cookies from My New Roots blog. I’ve been a fan of her blog for awhile now and find her recipes and writing compelling and lovely. Thanks Cara for another great post!

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    Elina (Healthy and Sane) — March 22, 2012 @ 4:51 pm Reply

    I really love my tofu press too. I swear I sound like an ad when I talk about it but it’s just so awesome! :)

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