Monday, October 5, 2009


I bought tofu last week. Apparently it has a life span to it.   I have never made anything with tofu... ever.  I have no idea as to what to do with it.  I'm not sure why I bought it, but I did and now I am feeling a little overwhelmed and out of my element.  The tofu robot picture cracked me up because when I look at the package of tofu, that is kinda what I see - this strange little creature staring back at me ready to shoot me down with lazer beams or something.  I need to come up with something to do with it soon, very soon....

Anyone have a great tofu recipe?? anyone? anyone? bueler? bueler? (ok, tell me you've seen that movie...).


  1. Every so often I buy a pack of tofu because we "should" be eating it. And every time it ends up getting tossed in the trash. I hope your readers come up with some good ideas - I'd love to hear them!

    And yes, I know the movie. I think I saw it in the theater when it first came out. Does that date me? ;)

  2. If you've never eaten tofu before I suggest putting it in something tame such as manicotti. Really tofu is so very versatile because it takes on the flavor of whatever you put on it!

    Tofu Manicotti:


    * 8 ounces firm tofu (drained, rinsed, and patted dry)
    * 8 ounces low-fat ricotta cheese
    * 8 ounces mozzarella cheese, shredded
    * 1 small green pepper, diced
    * 1/2 small onion, diced
    * 4 mushrooms, diced
    * 2-3 cloves garlic, minced
    * 1 jar marinara sauce
    * 12 manicotti
    * garlic salt (to taste)


    1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
    2.Boil the manicotti shells as directed on the package.
    3.Drain the manicotti and set aside to cool.
    4.Crumble the tofu into small pieces (resembling cottage cheese).
    5.Combine tofu, ricotta, half of the mozzarella, green pepper, onion, mushrooms, and garlic in a large mixing bowl.
    6.Mix ingredients well.
    7.Grease a large baking dish.
    8.Stuff each manicotti shell with the filling and place in the baking dish.
    9.Pour the marinara sauce evenly over all of the stuffed manicotti shells.
    10.Top with the remaining mozzarella cheese.
    11.Sprinkle with garlic salt (to taste).
    12.Bake covered for 35 minutes.

  3. Love that movie, but I've never used tofu. I know my veg friends often put it in recipes in place of chicken and cook it however they would cook chicken.

    I'm not sure if you knew this but I have a linky where you can put your giveaway for more exposure too. :) It should still be up on my first page.

  4. bentoforkidlet - thanks for the recipe!!

  5. We just pan fry it till it's crispy on the edges and use it like chicken. We also like it sesame crusted. We love the tofu robot around here. I'll dig around and see what I can come up with for you!

  6. I borrowed a book from the library called Veganomicon. It has lots of good recipes - many for tofu.

  7. Have you seen this blog (and specifically this entry)??

    Just Bento is a GREAT resource!

  8. Thank you for all the suggestions! I think I know what we are going to do with the tofu. I plan to make it tomorrow night and will post the (hopefully good!) results.



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