I’ve got a few red carpet/media events to attend in the upcoming weeks. Dress Goddess, an online boutique, was generous and kind enough to send me a few of their dresses:
I get to keep one to wear. Which one, do you think?
I made a new best friend last night. Let me introduce you to:
You may be thinking what the *$#@ is that – that’s what I thought when I first spotted this guy on Emily’s blog.
It’s a tofu press! I cook so much tofu, and although wrapping it between towels and cast iron skillets is cheap and easy enough, I wanted to give this gadget a try. So I contacted the folks at TofuXpress and they offered to send me one to review. Yay!
It couldn’t be easier to use. You just put some water-packed tofu into the container, like this one from Trader Joe’s -
Then twist the lid on and let it sit! I pressed this block for an hour – I have to say, it was so satisfying pouring all the water out….
There’s also a lid that snaps on if you want to marinade the tofu…
…but I wasn’t doing that for last night’s dinner recipe.
Scrambled Tofu and Spinach (serves 4)
I crumbled the pressed tofu block with a spice mixture of onion powder, cumin seed, chili powder, garlic powder, coriander (1/2 tsp each) with salt and pepper. I did this in a large bowl while browning a small organic white onion in some grapeseed oil…
When the onions were brown, I added the tofu (plus some fresh thyme from the front porch) and sauteed it for a few minutes with about a tablespoon of tamari and a splash of water:
When that’s heated through (takes only a minute), put the tofu/onions in a separate bowl.
In the meantime, I was using the TofuXpress to press a whole bag of thawed frozen spinach! What can’t this thing do?!
I use frozen spinach all the time, and squeezing the water out of it is a huge pain in my ass. This only took about 5 minutes and I didn’t have to deal with freezing, messy hands or stained green kitchen towels.
Back in the pan – I heated the spinach with some garlic, salt and pepper:
Then combined it all together in the pan. Served over some brown rice with Sriracha:
I ate dinner early, before Abe got home from work. I was STARVING and could not wait for him. Between 6:30-8:30, I kept making trips back and forth into the kitchen. I’m guessing my bottomless pit feeling had to do with either being that time of the month and/or my smaller than usual breakfast and lunch.
A small organic apple… (that pic of Abe and me is from 1997, the first month we were dating!)
…1/2 a Ginger Molasses Cookie (amazing) and a grapefruit…
…a cup of stripped-down miso soup…
…that finally kept me satiated. Then I got engulfed in catching up with my hubby and watching “Lost.”
Happy Tax Day! There are a whole bunch of food deals/freebies going on today to help relieve any anxiety.