A Guide to Tofu

A Guide to Tofu

Siken, soft, firm, extra-firm…extra-extra firm? Whether you’re a newbie or not, this guide to tofu will take the guesswork out of shopping and cooking.

Roasted Butternut Squash and Kale Salad with Orange Sage Dressing

What I Ate This Week | A Week of One-Dish Dinners

One-dish meals are the best meals. Who has time to eat a protein and two sides separately? No one! That’s for chumps! Throw it all in a bowl. You’re a busy person. Here’s what I ate this week: Vegetarian Tikka Masala from Eating Well // I’ve never had Tikka Masala, vegetarian or otherwise, so I… 

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Baked Italian Herb Tofu

Recipe | Baked Italian Herb Tofu + How to Press Tofu Like a Champ

I am going to confess something really shameful to you right now. When I decided to make this recipe, I realized that the dried rosemary in my pantry was 12 years old. Escandalo! If my rosemary were a person, she would have Justin Bieber posters in her room and be sass-mouthing me when I ask… 

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Sesame-Glazed Cauliflower Wings

What I Ate This Week | Cauliflower Wings, Part 2: Sesame-Glazed Edition

A few months ago, I posted about one of our cats getting into a bag of nutritional yeast. It is happening again! Yesterday I found Frida in the spice cabinet tearing open the bag of nutritional yeast I had in there and feasting upon its contents. The past 24 hours has basically been Frida meowing… 

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Broccoli Cheddar Quinoa Pie

What I Ate This Week | Finally, Quinoa in Convenient Pie Form!

Yesterday I was at the dentist’s office for my Invisalign check-up and the assistant mentioned to me that my next appointment would be right around Thanksgiving, which prompted me to go into full meltdown mode mentally while the dentist looked at my teeth. No! Thanksgiving! Not yet! Too soooon! Because after Thanksgiving, then there’s Christmas…. 

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Buffalo Cauliflower Bites

What I Ate This Week | Buffalo Cauliflower Bites Are Your New Favorite Snack

Yes, that is a bold statement I put in the title of this post. I’m kind of bossing you around, right? But if you make them, you’ll understand. Here’s what I ate this week: Buffalo Cauliflower Bites & Ranch Dip from Nutrition Stripped // These are so good, I can’t even. They’re spicy and the… 

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Peanutty Quinoa Bowls with Baked Tofu Recipe

Recipe | Peanutty Quinoa Bowls for Two + How To Make Your Own Baked Tofu

Packaged baked tofu is the vegetarian equivalent of rotisserie chicken. You can buy it and do about a gazillion different things with it. Yes, a gazillion. I’ve counted. Throw a slab of it on a bun and top it with slaw, cube it and put it in salad, add it to a veggie stir fry,… 

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Mango Chili Tofu Stir Fry

Mango-Chili Tofu Stir-Fry – A Guest Post for Better Homes & Gardens

Is there anything more satisfying than taking a meaty recipe and making it vegetarian? Okay, yes, there are probably a lot of things more satisfying than that. (Winning the lottery? Definitely more satisfying.) But I still love that feeling of victory I get when I take something I can’t eat and make it into something… 

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Frozen Peanut Butter Pretzel Pies

What I Ate This Week | Make These Now: Frozen Pretzel Peanut Butter Pies

Whoa, it’s Friday–how did that happen? And where did the first week of August go? I am resolving to cram as much summer (and corn, obviously) as I can into the next month. I’m going to the beach, I’m buying a Slip-N-Slide, I’m going to go on a picnic, and I’m going to wave down… 

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How to Make Your Own Tofu

How to Make Your Own Tofu

Do you ever think about how different foods came to be? Who discovered that we can eat potatoes? How did someone come up with the idea to grind wheat into flour and make bread with it? I’m always asking myself these questions and I also spend a lot of time wondering how foods are made… 

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What I Ate This Week + A Cookbook Update

People keep asking me about my cookbook and I guess I haven’t really talked about it much after I announced it in April. (April! Has it really been that long?) Right now I’m in the thick of recipe development–I’m trying to develop 10 recipes for the book each week, in addition to the usual development… 

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Stuffed Zucchini with Creamy Peanut Lime Sauce

What I Ate This Week | Stuffed Zucchini with Quinoa & Peanut Sauce + Other Peanut Buttery Things

You know how sometimes you get to the last few bites of a meal and you feel a little sad because you don’t want it to end? (You do, right? That’s not just me?) We had a lot of those kinds of meals this week. It was glorious. And full of peanut butter. Here’s what… 

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Thai Tofu and Noodle Salad

Recipe | Thai Tofu and Noodle Salad

Last weekend I went to the mall in attempt to find some jeans that are not skinny jeans and I realized that OH MY GOSH it’s pretty much summer. (Side note: can they please start making jeans that are not skinny jeans again? Because some of us have chunky calves. Thanks.) The air was thick… 

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Spicy Korean Tofu with Pear Slaw

What I Ate This Week | A Must-Make Korean Tofu Recipe (and Frozen Lunches)

This week has been a whirlwind of activity. After feeling a little bit blah and uninspired at the end of winter, spring has me feeling re-energized and I spent most of the week on recipe development. (Hence the small selection of meal ideas in this week’s WIATW post–sorry!) And I’ve also been busy with some… 

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How to Make (Almost) Any Recipe Meatless

How to Make (Almost) Any Recipe Meatless

If you’re a vegetarian that doesn’t eat meat substitutes, remaking meat-based recipes can be a little bit daunting. But don’t let that stop you! There are several different options for omitting the meat and replacing it with whole food alternatives. Each one has its strengths and weaknesses and I’ve done my best to outline them… 

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