Tagged: Tofu Recipe

The Long Awaited Tofu Dipppers

A while back I posted a tofu recipe that is amazing.  I got the initial recipe from here, it’s a great blog and I love reading about her two daughters.  Now “Momma Pea” as she calls herself is a vegan, I in no way am vegan.  I don’t think I could give up honey if I tried, much less cheese, eggs and my lactose free milk!

BUT Momma Pea sure can make a mean Tofu Dipper.  If you’ve never tried tofu this is a great way to get started, it’s so easy and it is so good.  You can find my detailed instructions here.  And here are some pictures to along with it.  I hope you enjoy them:

Use Extra Firm Tofu

Line pan with paper towels and dish towel

Press tofu--overnight is bestest

Slice into squares and marinate

Broil on each side and enjoy

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Update…P90X on Hold

Well, I got sick!  My cousin said that her and her husband got sick during P90X and ever since she said that I’ve been paranoid.  Thanks Cuz, I think you jinxed me! ;P

Went to the Dr. and apparently I might have bronchitis.  I went the “Urgent Care” center, and believe me with my experience with hospitals this place was unsettling.  All he did was listen to me with a stethoscope, and then give me prescriptions for everything I told him I wanted.

I’m a weird sick patient, I don’t run a fever…When I had pneumonia I NEVER ran a fever and white blood cells were never elevated.  Using a stethoscope on me doesn’t always work either.  The only way the found the pneumonia AND blood clot was by an X-Ray and Die Contrast CT Scan.

So for the past two days I have taken enough NyQuil to knock me out during the day and have slept all day/night the past two days.  It’s been very relaxing and healing, as I can significantly feel the difference.

All that being said, I’ve not been able to do my P90X!  I’m really upset that I’ve missed it but I guess my health trumps all.

As far as the program goes, I’ve not seen or realized any marked difference in my body, I don’t think I’ve lost any weight, I know I’m still the same pant size as before.  I don’t think I’ve gained any weight which is good, but I feel like I’m only burning the excess food that I’m putting in my body.  Not really making any dents in cutting out extra flab…Colin has the same complaints.  Yes, we’ve only been doing this a short amount of time, but he thought by now especially with all the protein and almost 0 carbs he would have seen some weight loss by now.

Oh an PS Cuz–you know who you are–no more talking of sickness ;p  Love ya!

OH and PPS due to the sickness I haven’t been able to re-make the tofu recipe and take pictures, I promise I’ll do it this weekend when I’m back amongst the living!

P90X Worthy Tofu Recipe

Well, it seems that we will be grocery shopping every week.  We are constantly running out of milk, mixed veggies, or bocca burgers.  I have a friend who is drinking the P90X kool-aid with Colin and I and she too is of the vegetarian persuasion.  She told me I should try and fix some tofu, as just eating bocca burgers for my protein was getting old.  I don’t know about you people, but tofu and I have a very strict relationship.

I like my food to have a certain consistency.  I don’t want it be like wet bread in my mouth, I don’t want it feel like gum but taste like stir fry.  I know, I know, I’m demanding, but I also don’t like trying to swallow my food between gags either!  While we were in Chicago I found the best restaurant for tofu.  I think they fried it, but it was kinda crunchy and it tasted oh so good in soy sauce!  I have also had it in Tulsa at P.F. Changs and it felt like something growing and dissolving in my mouth.  Almost like foam, or a blooming flower, but at the same time it like dissolved.  It was horrible.

Back to the friend, Happy Birthday Shay, she gave me this recipe for tofu.  So when we went to pick up more veggie dogs we saw that a block of tofu was on sale so we bought a block and I gave it a try.  I should have taken pictures, but I had a sick hubby so I was playing nursemaid this weekend.  I’ll make it again and take pictures and post them in the gallery.  But here is the recipe and it was adapted from this recipe to make it P90X worthy!

1 Block of Extra Firm Tofu
.5 t garlic powder
.5 t onion powder
2 T Worcestershire
2 T soy sauce
2 T H2O
1 T ketchup
.25 t mustard
1 t lemon juice
1 T honey

Press tofu either in a press.  Or if you don’t have one handy here is how I did it:

Line a small brownie pan with dish towels, I used 2. Take a paper towel and fold it twice into a large square.  Place folded paper towel in center of brownie pan.  Drain excess water from tofu container, then place block of tofu on folded paper towel.  Take another paper towel, fold into a large square and place on top of tofu, then place another dish towel on top of the paper towel.  Lastly place another brownie pan on top of the dish towel and then put something heavy (like a weight) in the brownie pan.  So you should have brownie pan, dish towels, paper towel, tofu, paper towel, dish towel, brownie pan and a weight.  Let sit all day.

Once you’ve pressed your tofu then mix all other ingredients in a bowl.  Cut tofu into squares.  Pour sauce and tofu squares in a Ziploc baggie and let the tofu marinate.  I did mine overnight, the longer it sits the more flavors the tofu will take on.

Turn your oven to broil and broil 4-6 minutes on each side.

For P90x 3oz of the squares count as 1 protein serving.

Colin tried them and said they were good.  They reminded me of chicken nuggets.  You can dip them in whatever you like.  I made stir fry the other night and put a serving in there.  Really good with soy and some saracha!

Ok well I’ll be making more probably tomorrow as I have to work my other job tonight!  Look for pics on Tuesday!

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