Lunch featured one of my all-time favorite recipes:  Perfect Baked Tofu!

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I recently discovered that Perfect Baked Tofu goes well with Oh! Nuts Raw Cashews, which I bake in the oven for about 5 minutes.

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And… of course… nothing goes better with baked tofu than brown rice and grilled veggies!

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After lunch, I had dessert:

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And about an hour and half later, a mid-afternoon snack:

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Rice cakes and PB! YUM!

 

How do you make tofu?  What’s your favorite way to eat it?

 

Nothing… absolutely NOTHING… beats Chinese-style fried tofu in my book, but Perfect Baked Tofu is a much healthier alternative that I enjoy!

{ 34 comments }

 

  • Leah @ Simply Fabulous May 4, 2009, 10:30 am

    Love lunch today!! Looks so great!

    I haven’t made tofu very often.. but I usually try to grill it with some evoo, paprika and cumin!

  • Thinspired May 4, 2009, 10:32 am

    Looks delicious!
    My favorite way is when my Chinese grandmother makes it with black bean sauce. But I can’t re-create that so I end up panb-frying it with a little teriyaki instead. I’ll have to try this next time!

  • redheadedjournal May 4, 2009, 10:36 am

    I favorite way is to freeze my tofu first. Then I defrost it and make it. Freezing really changes the texture and mes it yummy!

  • Megan May 4, 2009, 10:37 am

    I love fried tofu! But of course, grilled tofu is an amazing [and much healthier] alternative!! I don’t discriminate though.. I’ll pretty much eat ANY kind of tofu!

    And that chocolate=YUM. That’s the exact brand they carry by my school and it is deliciousssssss! YUM.

    Have a great Monday!

  • Red Head, Yellow Dog May 4, 2009, 10:37 am

    haha! did you hear about the liscense plate on wait wait..don’t tell me ? The woman who wanted her liscense plate to say Iluvtofu and they wouldn’t let her because it was obscene. hilarious.

  • Brandi May 4, 2009, 10:39 am

    LOVE cashews and baked tofu. those grilled zucchini look great, too!

    I have hot cocoa mix that is the same flavor / brand as the chocolate you had – isn’t it great? i love spicy chocolate.

  • Kayla May 4, 2009, 10:57 am

    I’ve actually never had it, always been afraid of it. But you make it look so good I may have to try it!

  • Weight and Meditate May 4, 2009, 11:04 am

    I love tofu, especially the extra super firm kind I had once from Trader Joe’s…usually I stir fry it, but sometimes I bake it, and there is a great recipe for tofu parmesan on allrecipes.com that I fed my whole meat eating family!

  • Runeatrepeat May 4, 2009, 11:09 am

    I agree that nothing beats Chinese style fried tofu!

  • Bec May 4, 2009, 11:13 am

    I love it in soup or a stir fry of some sorts!

  • Melissa@ For the Love of Health May 4, 2009, 11:22 am

    Lunch looks amazing!! I have never actually made tofu myself but it is on my to-do list!
    The cashews are a nice add! Yum!

  • Meg C. May 4, 2009, 11:39 am

    haha.. it didn’t even occur to me that your title could be construed as dirty until you added “get your mind out of the gutter”!

  • Mo May 4, 2009, 11:40 am

    I posted this recipe on my blog a rew months ago. It is my absolute favorite tofu recipe and since then we’ve had it at least once every 2 weeks. My husband loves it as well.
    http://www.pawsandpours.com/2008/09/chicken-err-tofu-with-spinach-pears-and.html

  • Lauren May 4, 2009, 11:41 am

    Yummy lunch – I love cashews with tofu, and brown rice with veggies is the perfect accompaniment!

    My favorite method of preparing and eating tofu is pan-frying it in a cooking spray-coated skillet until nice and crispy on the outside, then mixing in some type of homemade sauce.

    Now I want some tofu!

  • Amanda @ Fake Ginger May 4, 2009, 11:43 am

    Tofu always looks so good but I can’t stand it. Something about the way is smells when it’s cooking. Like the smell lingers for hours after I bake it and makes me so sick. I really want to like it but I just can’t.

  • K from ksgoodeats May 4, 2009, 11:59 am

    Mmmm tofu! I love baked BBQ tofu šŸ™‚

  • Christina May 4, 2009, 12:07 pm

    tofu parm is a fun change sometimes! I just bread a piece of defrosted tofu, pour sauce over it, sprinkle some mozzarella on top and then bake.

    I like it all ways though!

  • Gina May 4, 2009, 12:14 pm

    I just started eating tofu, and I have yet to find the perfect recipe for it. I did buy some silken tofu and make some “dairy free tofu chocolate pudding” which was VERY good! Also, I love your rice cakes and peanut butter, that is my ALL TIME favorite snack (I eat them every night as a bed time snack)

  • Sam May 4, 2009, 12:14 pm

    Glad to see you’re enjoying the chocolate Caitlin! šŸ™‚
    I’ve only discovered tofu in the last six months or so, and I actually really like it. Deep fried is definitely the tastiest, but when i’m making it at home I tend to just chop it up and grill it on the George Foreman. I actually had some for dinner tonight, with a big salad and some nice fresh bread šŸ™‚

  • jenngirl May 4, 2009, 12:24 pm

    I’ve NEVER made my own tofu (sad, i know) but I’ve decided that when I do, I’m using your recipe!! It seems so simple, yet delicious šŸ™‚

  • Carrie H May 4, 2009, 12:27 pm

    Am I the only one who doesn’t get it? Is it supposed to be “I love to fu**” or “I love to fu** **u” or something? I just don’t get it! šŸ˜‰

  • Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point May 4, 2009, 12:29 pm

    carrie –

    http://www.msnbc.
    msn.com/id/30112394
    Kelly Coffman-Lee wanted to tell the world about her love of tofu by picking the letters for her car’s license plate.

    But her tofu fondness ran into a snafu at the Division of Motor Vehicles, which blocked her plan because they thought the combination of letters could be interpreted as profane. Her suggestion for the plate on her Suzuki: “ILVTOFU.”

    Department of Revenue spokesman Mark Couch said the letters could be misinterpreted.

  • Carrie H May 4, 2009, 12:34 pm

    Thanks! Yeah, I didn’t hear about that one … Those DMV people are probably pre-tty bored to think of that … I’m no prude and I never would have made that connection.

    šŸ™‚

  • Run Sarah May 4, 2009, 12:59 pm

    I love baked tofu the best – with tamari sauce & sesame oil…yum!!

  • Brooke (HomegirlCanEat) May 4, 2009, 3:16 pm

    ahahaha I totally just got your title after sitting here for 2 minutes and figuring it out. But yaaaay tofu is the bomb diggity!

  • Jewels May 4, 2009, 3:32 pm

    lunch looks great, and loved hearing about your new challenge!

  • emily May 4, 2009, 4:13 pm

    Oh man, I spent a seriously long time considering your title!

  • elise May 4, 2009, 4:32 pm

    love the tofu…(see i used “the” to avoid the awkwardness)

    the zucchs look super good too, with those grill lines and all!! mmmmm…

  • Caitlin May 4, 2009, 4:41 pm

    actually my favorite way to eat tofu is by using your ‘perfect baked tofu’ recipe. That is the 1st and only version I have tried!

  • teacherwoman May 4, 2009, 4:45 pm

    I have never had tofu before. Am I missing out?! šŸ™‚

  • Everyone Loves Risotto May 4, 2009, 5:09 pm

    Hey Caitlin!! I read you blog every day and I absolutely LOVE it!! I just wanted to let you and your fabulous readers know that my boyfriend and I just started our own!! We would love for you all to check it out!!

    PS there will be LOTS of Pittsburgh love since I am from there and go to visit frequently!!!

  • Stacey May 4, 2009, 5:34 pm

    Haha. The only time I tried making tofu it turned out like wobbly Jello..and unfortunatley can’t convince the boyfriend to give me another shot at it again lol.

    I’ll leave cooking the tofu to others šŸ™‚

  • Bridget May 4, 2009, 6:41 pm

    I usually bake tofu, and use a variety of sauces on it. (Today is black sesame sauce!) The Japanese tofu has a little bit of a different consistency. Most of mine comes from a tofu shop right near my house. It often has a lot of water, even after pressing it, so I have to bake it for longer. The Chinese style is to die for though!

  • ChickPea May 4, 2009, 9:46 pm

    I enjoy tofu is seemingly hundreds of ways, but my faves are scrambled tofu and Cashew Ginger Tofu from ED&BV.

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