I loved hearing your feedback on the Good, Bad, and Ugly of food blogs.  Keep those comments coming; I know other people like to read them, too.

 

Lunch was something to celebrate!

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I haven’t eaten tofu in DAYS and was really looking forward to a tofu-centric meal!

 

The star ingredient was….

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I based this tofu on my Perfect Baked Tofu recipe, but I added about 1 tablespoon of grated fresh ginger to the mix before baking.

 

I also added five chopped Brazil nuts towards the end of the baking.  The sweetness of the ginger and the acidity of the roasted Brazil nuts was an awesome combo!

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I think this recipe needs to be tweaked a little and it could end up being amazing.  It would be nice to try food processing the nuts before roasted them so it’s more of a fine powder over the tofu.  And I need MORE GINGER! šŸ™‚

 

Plus broc and brown rice:

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And an orange for dessert:

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Back to work I go! I’m feeling a little rundown and tired; I hope this day is over with ASAP!

{ 20 comments }

 

  • redheadedjournal May 28, 2009, 9:38 am

    Great lunch!

  • Erica May 28, 2009, 9:43 am

    Hey girl šŸ™‚ How are you? I hope you have fun tonight with Meghann. Like I said before, I’m not normally a huge tofu person, but this sounds awesome! I love the addition of the brazil nuts (one of my favorite nuts!!). Hope your day moves quickly

  • seesaraheat May 28, 2009, 10:02 am

    I hope someday I can get my tofu to look as good as yours šŸ˜‰ I love ginger!

  • Brandi May 28, 2009, 10:10 am

    nice lunch! I love fresh ginger and could eat on anything.

    i hope you have a good, low stress afternoon!

  • Betsy May 28, 2009, 10:16 am

    Hmm I've been debating what to say about this whole good/bad blog debate. Mean comments are bad & annoying, obviously… but then there's the whole issue of just leaving a meaningless comment on everyone's blog for the sake of getting hits on your own. I'm guilty of it, as are a lot of us.

    It can be hard to get noticed when you're not one of the "top" bloggers – who are appointed to that pedestal for whatever reason. Sometimes I feel like I'm in high school again competing for hits and audience attention. And it's frustrating when someone gets a lot of attention on their blog and I don't think they deserve it (I'm not referring to anyone in particular, and certainly not you!)
    It feels like a big game sometimes, commenting, getting comments… etc. Maybe I'm the only one who feels this way. Let's face it – a majority of us are getting a bit of cash from our blogs.

    Regardless, overall, this community of bloggers is amazingly inspirational in many ways and I love having a circle of like minded people to share my food and life with. I just think sometimes we can all be a little fake on our way to self promotion.

    I'm rambling… hope you get the gist of what I'm trying to say!

  • megan May 28, 2009, 10:45 am

    betsy – I’m curious about what you wrote. do you think that is why a lot of people leave comments? I’m semi-new to the whole blogging community and commenting, but I was wondering that.

  • Monica May 28, 2009, 10:49 am

    I never use brazil nuts, what other nut are they similar to?

  • Betsy May 28, 2009, 10:50 am

    Megan, I think people comment for lots of reasons and sometimes it’s easy to spot the genuine ones and the ones who are just clicking around to every blog to say the same generic thing in order to promote their own blog.

    I read lots of blogs but try to only comment when I have something meaningful to say or ask… but when I don’t comment regularly my blog doesn’t get nearly as many hits. It’s a weird thing.

  • Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point May 28, 2009, 10:51 am

    monica- they are very bitter tasting and have a hard texture… not buttery like cashew. i think they are pretty unique!

  • RunToFinish May 28, 2009, 10:52 am

    oh yum! when my simple life challenge of eating up all the food in my cabinets is done, i am dying to start experimenting with tofu

  • Sara May 28, 2009, 11:00 am

    Yum! I think ginger has such a great flavor. I’m not even a fan of tofu, but I think your lunch looks great. šŸ™‚

  • Shalane May 28, 2009, 11:40 am

    Yum! Tofu!

    Be sure to enter the fabulous Chobani Greek Yogurt giveaway on my blog…

    http://www.loveshopsave.com

  • Amanda May 28, 2009, 11:47 am

    Oh my gosh. We had the same lunch!! YUMMMMM!!

  • Julie May 28, 2009, 12:25 pm

    mm fresh ginger! Great lunch

    love your post from this morning!

    http://strivingforbalance.wordpress.com/

  • spicygranola May 28, 2009, 1:55 pm

    Mmm that looks really good. I think grinding the nuts would be good to try too, like ground almonds (so delicious)

  • Anne May 28, 2009, 2:43 pm

    Caitlin, I really wanted to post this during your breakfast post, but I was at work and the comment section was blocked!

    Your thoughts this morning on food blogging and eating disorders really caught my attention.

    But first, let me just say that your blog is continuously growing in such an empowering direction. I love it.

    I recently started my own food blog a couple weeks ago specifically to help me combat me eating disorder. It’s such a vulnerable decision to make, but in tracking food blogs through the years I’ve become very comfortable with the food blog niche, as you call it.

    I believe everyone is different, but blogging in reads to ED recovery has proven to be very positive for me thus far.

    Thanks Caitlin, and keep up the great work!

    Come visit me at:

    memyselfanded.weebly.com

  • K from ksgoodeats May 28, 2009, 2:46 pm

    I am IN LOVE with tofu!! Glad you enjoy it too šŸ™‚

  • Christina May 28, 2009, 3:12 pm

    Love the addition of Brazil nuts! I love them but haven’t had them in forever.

  • emily May 28, 2009, 7:45 pm

    Besty – that is an interesting thing that I’ve noticed as well, sometimes it really does feel like we are back in high school! I know I’ve had a twinge of jealousy when I see a lot of bloggers getting boxes from a company that didn’t even answer my e-mail! I know I have a small blog (and small audience) and I enjoy myself, but if I was more concerned about making $ I don’t know if it would be as much fun.

    I do think that not all “silly” comments are gratuitous, I have a hard time following my favorite blogs every day and often spend a week away and I do sometimes like to drop a non-Earth shattering comment just to show support when I get back.

  • ChickPea May 28, 2009, 9:46 pm

    I definitely miss tofu when I don’t have it for a few days–I love it so much! I have some Brazil nuts to use up, so I might just have to recreate this dish!

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