Check out my new toy!
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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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!!
What a neat gadget!! Future giveaway perhaps?? ;> I would definitely be less hesitant to whip up a tofu dish!
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!
We love flourless peanut butter cookies here too! Perfect for my gluten free man! They are really dangerous and people are always surprised when they find out there is no flour in them!
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!
How did you know how to use a tofu express?
I have never seen anything like that EVER!
Cool new toy!! How do you make your tofu? I tried it once before and it did not turn out very good.
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.
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.
1. why must you show me those cookies…i want one now…i might go to sonic now. boo.
2. Can you try to get one of those tofu presses for a giveaway?
3. I’m a hobo.
Cookies in general are dangerous….those are super dangerous 🙂
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!
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!!!
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!
That is such an awesome gadget!! And I have to try that recipe. Like, right now LOL
@j: I’m really not worried.
Those cookies will be made STAT! Perhaps tonight even… and that TofuXpress is also something I have to check into immediately! Thanks for sharing (:
That’s so cool!! What does squeezing oat water do for the tofu? Just give it a more “meat-like” consitency? That gadget’s interesting, I might have to make a search for it.
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!!
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!
Interesting contraption you got there. Hmm. Those cookies look sooo good!
Nogne O Andhri… what?! Yeah I would definitely need someone experienced to pronounce that for me.
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.
@Kelly: The recipe called for sugar not Stevia.
@lindsay: psssshhh you have NO idea how excited i was. 🙂 i may or may not have emailed my fiance to tell him right away. 🙂
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.
@Tina: yes but i have always heard that stevia can be used in place of sugar in any recipe.
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!
The yoga pose May was so much fun. Thanks for featuring me and my blog. 🙂 🙂 🙂
I want to have that, too! It looks cool and it will be a big help in my kitchen needs.
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 🙂
Thanks for sharing the flourless pb cookie. My son is allergic to wheat and I know he’s going to major LOVE these!!
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: tofupresser.com.