Eggless Egg Salad with Tofu

I love eggs and there is no reason why they can’t be part of a heart healthy meal plan but if you are vegan or simply don’t like eggs, try tofu as a substitute the next time you make egg salad. Crumbled tofu has just the right hard boiled egg-like texture and when mixed with…

Crispy Tofu with Spicy Peanut Sauce over Zucchini Noodles

You will be delighted to add this vegetable-forward recipe to your menu rotation (make it tonight for a Meatless Monday). Crispy tofu and zucchini noodles covered in a creamy, spicy peanut sauce will surely please the entire family. Don’t be discouraged by the lengthy list of ingredients. You likely have most of these in your…

Baked Tofu with any sauce you have in the fridge

Firm or extra firm tofu is an absorbent blank canvas of protein, ready to soak up any flavor you introduce. One of the simplest ways to use tofu is to cover it with your favorite sauce or dressing then bake it in a hot oven. To help the tofu take on a firmer texture, press…

Curry Coconut Soup with Tofu and Sweet Potatoes

There are several layers of flavors in this meatless stew making it a winner in vegetarian circles. The mild taste of tofu works well in this dish because of all of the flavor-forward ingredients.  The prep will require you to chop several vegetables but overall, this is a fairly quick, one pot dish that’s ready…

Ginger,Tofu and Brown Rice Stir-fry Bowl

Stir-fry recipes are perfect for fast and easy meals. By combining a bunch of healthy ingredients, you can create a delicious dish with little time and effort. This stir-fry bowl includes freshly grated ginger, crispy tofu, brown rice and chopped vegetables. Ingredients: 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger, 5 tablespoons reduced sodium soy…

A Change in Dinner Plans

Another example of why prepping on the weekend helps you to eat better throughout the week.  A last minute schedule change has me eating in instead of out so I opened the refrigerator to see what I could find. Since I still had leftover salad bar fix-ins (see There’s a Salad Bar in the Fridge post)…

A 3 Minute Salad from the Salad Bar in the Fridge

It’s a busy morning and I’m rushing to get to work.  With salad bar ingredients already prepped in the refrigerator, it took me 3 minutes to assemble a salad (I timed myself).  I added chopped kale mix, garbanzo beans, beets, cucumbers, yellow peppers, hard-boiled egg, a rectangle of baked tofu, a small handful of chopped…

Tempting You with Tofu

Tofu.  You either love it, hate it or have no interest in trying it.  I’m hoping to move you to the “love it” camp.  My favorite way to eat tofu is to bake it.  You can buy it already baked and packaged (nasoya is a common brand) in various flavors like lemon pepper or sesame…