My New Toy

Mastermind Weekend 1/16

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I'm Tina

I’m the owner of Carrots ‘N’ Cake as well as a Certified Nutrition Coach and Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner (FDN-P). I use macros and functional nutrition to help women find balance within their diets while achieving their body composition goals.


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Check out my new toy! :mrgreen:


After professing my love for tofu last week, the nice people at Nasoya sent me this neat TofuXpress food press.


It’s so easy to use: just put in your block of tofu and it presses the water right out. Simple as that. I put the TofuXpress in the fridge for about 2 hours while it pressed out the water. It worked so well– much better than the dishtowel method.


Look how much water this thing pressed out! So cool!



Once I pressed the water out of my tofu, I cubed it and pan-fried it. Man, it was goooood! I can’t believe I was missing out on tofu for so long. It’s now my new best friend. 😉


I topped my salad with tofu chunks, baked sweet potato medallions, and balsamic vinegar. Mmm! There were so many delicious flavors in this salad! 😀


After lunch, I whipped up a batch of Julie’s Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies.


These babies are dangerous… like really dangerous. They only require 3 ingredients, take 10-15 minutes to bake, and are ridiculously delicious. I’ve already eaten half the batch! I guess Cookie Friday came a day early this week! 😉


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  1. You asked what makes me a dork…this is it. I felt Julies excitement when I saw you made them. Haha. I only read 4 blogs on a daily basis and you and julie are two of them!!

  2. Oh man, I want that tofu press! I’ve always beena bit icked out by the idea of pressing tofu between dishcloths, so I typically don’t bother pressing it at all. I still love tofu that way, but I’d probably love it more with this press!

  3. Eeek! I like the three ingredient thing but that’s a whole lot of sugar – and not much else obviously. I can feel my sweet tooth aching at the mere thought. I know I would eat them all. That would not be pretty. Too much sugar!

  4. Cool new toy!! How do you make your tofu? I tried it once before and it did not turn out very good.

    Thank you!

  5. Ohh I’ve seen that Tofu Express but I thought it was a tofu-maker. That’s so convenient- I want one!! Right now I’m too lazy to press all the water out so I just give it a squeeze and dab it with paper towels.

  6. Who are you referring to when you say “Look at who funds some of those studies.” I’m curious who you think funds them. Soybeans are one of the most highly subsidized crops in the US.

  7. That tofu press is pretty cool! I’d really like to start eating tofu… but its still a little bit intimidating for me to make myself. I do enjoy it out in restaurants though!

  8. I love tofu but am VERY concerned about tofu and soy prosucts being linked to breast cancer.From what I have heard our bodies are not used to it the same as those being raised on it from birth in Asia and unfortunately there is a deifnite cancer link.
    Such a shame because I love it and it was always talked about as being such a healthy thing….
    Be careful not to eat it and soy products too much Tina!!!

  9. Those cookies look like ones that I could eat about half the batch of before anyone else got to them. Peanut butter is one of my favorite types and those look moist and hearty!

  10. ok i just made those peanut butter cookies but instead of sugar i used stevia (i never bake so i don’t have sugar in the house!). it tasted like i was eating pure stevia and nothing else… i couldn’t even taste the peanut butter. those definitely went directly to the trash! what did i do wrong?? i only used about 2/3 cup of stevia instead of a full cup. help!!! i want to try again!!

  11. SO jealous! i want that tofu press. if not, the game plan is make tons of PB cookies…can’t believe there’s only 3 ingredients!

  12. Soy is linked to Infertility,Breast Cancer,Hypothyroidism,Thyroid Cancer,and many more disorders. Soy also contains high levels of Phytic Acid which reduces assimilation of Calcium,Magnesium,Copper, Iron & Zinc.

  13. That is the coolest kitchen gadget that I don’t have! Must find one. I’ve taken to freezing my tofu to get the consistency that I like. But pressing the water out always gets messy.

  14. Wow I can’t wait to get a tofu press
    and for only $39.95!
    I might splurge an extra $30 bucks for the marinating tray. I’ll be in tofu heaven for only $69.00 Excellent!

  15. So cool! Didn’t know that there was a press machine for tofu! I am trying to incorporate more into my diet, but have trouble with the texture, so pressing has helped. It I can speed up the process, I will probably be able to eat more 🙂

  16. Thanks for sharing the flourless pb cookie. My son is allergic to wheat and I know he’s going to major LOVE these!!

  17. We just purchased a tofu press from tofupresser. It is different from the Nasoya model you mention above, but it works great, and it presses the water out in 15 minutes. Take a look at the site:

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