The Time I Made Tofu and My Boyfriend Ate It

I was sent two coupons to pick up some Nasoya products to try and they are also giving one of you two coupons as well! No other compensation has been given, however I’m about to give you my opinion on our dinner :) *Giveaway is now closed*

When I was approached about doing a review for a tofu product my first (and really only) reaction was

Oh man, is this something that Jeff will want to try?

You could have knocked me down with a feather when he said yes! I then immediately agreed to do a review because I’m always willing to give a new to me food item a try and I’m so glad I did!

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We decided that I would make the Parmigiana Tofu for dinner one night. The first thing and only thing weird with that statement is that I made dinner and yes, I truly made the dinner start to finish. So boom!

I was shocked how easy the recipe came together.

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While I wish I would have put a bit more breading on the tofu pieces and browned them a little bit more before baking them, I think I made a successful meal!

I mean, Jeff’s plate was CLEAN, which doesn’t happen often…even with meat.

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I can’t wait to make this more of a staple in our meals. It was REALLY nice to have a meatless meal (Jeff is a BIG meat eater!)

Nasoya has a bunch of different recipes on their site, which is where I found the one I used, along with a store locator. Thankfully our local grocery store carries it!

Ever cooked with tofu? What’s your favorite dish to make?

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  1. I am a huge fan of tofu in stir fry type dishes. I never thought to make it like this, I’ll have to give that a try – especially if it is Jeff approved, my husband isn’t super into tofu at all either.
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  2. I am interested to see if this would be kid approved ;) I took your survey and entered the giveaway!
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  3. I have a great recipe for scrambled tofu, which I make every weekend as part of our Sunday breakfast routine! There’s a local restaurant that has great scrambled tofu, I spent a lot of time searching around the internet trying to replicate it. This recipe is adapted from a few other ones I found, unfortunately I lost the sources so I can’t give credit where it’s due, but here it is. Note that I usually double it, so we have leftovers. Beware that your hands will get messy.

    1 block of extra firm tofu
    2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
    a little bit of garlic salt (1/8 tsp maybe?)
    1/2 tsp tumeric
    1/4 tsp black pepper
    1.5 tbsp tamari
    .5 tbsp Bragg’s
    (or if you can’t find tamari or braggs, substitute 2tbsp soy sauce…but Tamari + Bragg’s is better!)
    2 tbsp nutritional yeast

    Add olive oil to pan and turn heat on low
    Drain tofu, break it into chunks, squish the chunks by hand over the sink, just squeeze them and try to get as much water out as possible. Normally you would press the tofu, but it’s quicker to do it this way and you’re not trying to maintain any sort of shape of the tofu, it’s a scramble! As you wring out each chunk, toss it into the pan.

    Once all the tofu is in the pan, add spices, then add the liquids, turn up the heat to medium or medium high and stir. It will probably start out looking like a brown-yellow lumpy concoction. Stir it and break up any chunks/lumps until it has a consistency more like scrambled eggs, as you stir it and as it cooks the color will change to a bright yellow. The tofu doesn’t really need to cook, so once it looks good, it’s done! For me the biggest determining factor in how long it needs to cook is how good a job I did getting the water out of the tofu at the beginning. If it’s too wet and soggy, just cook it longer! Stirring often helps release the steam.

    Optional additions:
    -Sun dried tomatoes are amazing!
    -Broccoli is good, but adds even more moisture so it’s best if you cook it separately and just mix it in at the very end
    -Just a tiny bit of sesame oil completely changes the flavor of the whole thing, but it’s just as good with or without it!
    -Just a pinch of paprika is good if you like a little bit of heat
    -If you really like heat, Tapatio!
    -Melted cheddar on top is great. Part of what makes the tofu so tasty in the first place is the nutritional yeast which gives is a sort of cheesy flavor. If you combine that with actual cheese, the flavors combine into some sort of magical super cheese flavor that’s just awesome.

  4. ooooo! This looks amazing! I’ve been a vegetarian for almost a whole year and haven’t ventured into tofu. Now’s my time. ;)
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  5. Haha my hubby had an experience eating a tofu dog at one if his friend’s houses when he was a teen. He enjoyed it! He won’t eat it now though.

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  6. I haven’t used tofu that often, but I have used it in stir fry or a few dishes where it did well absorbing the taste of the sauce. I try to make a couple meatless meals a week.
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  7. I love the title of this post! Made me laugh. :) Maybe there’s still hope for my husband…
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