I love my morning oatmeal, but sometimes I just get into a routine.
Have you ever sprinkled panko breadcrumbs on your oatmeal, thinking it was shredded coconut? I have.
For someone who preaches mindfulness, I could use a little help in the breakfast topper department :) (Don’t worry, I scraped off all the panko prior to first chomp.) Tomorrow I’m going to top my oatmeal with whole peppercorns instead of blueberries.
This afternoon, I prepared my lunches for the week by making baked tofu bites, adapted from this recipe.
Sweet and Spicy Baked Tofu Bites
Adapted from Baked Tofu Bites, Allrecipes
1 14 oz. container extra firm tofu, cut into tiny cubes
1/4 cup ketchup
1/2 tsp hot sauce
1 Tbsp rice wine vinegar
2 Tbsp low sodium soy sauce
1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
1/2 tsp Chinese five spice powder
This recipe is super easy! First, preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Mix all ingredients together except tofu. How did I cube the tofu. Well! Let me tell YOU!
Lay the tofu with its largest side down and cut thin slices, first perpendicular to one side, then perpendicular to the other side. Don’t let the tofu pillars collapse! Carefully tip the first set of pillars over to the side and slice to make cubes.
Mix tofu with other ingredients and spread in a single layer on a baking sheet. Don’t forget to use a Silpat or parchment paper or spray on the baking sheet. Bake for 30 minutes, stirring bites every 5 minutes or so.
I’ve made this recipe many MANY times and I love it every time. Sometimes I’ll change up the marinade ingredients, such as adding herbs or other spices, or maple syrup or honey. Good stuff :) I’m planning on topping spinach or brown rice with the tofu bites and bringing it for lunch during the week.
I had the fortune of receiving not one, but TWO awards over the past week! I have some wonderful bloggie friends out there :)
First up is the lovely LeQuan, who gave me the Sunshine Award! The Sunshine Award is given to bloggers who are deemed warm, inspirational, and positive, symbolized by the gorgeous sunflower. LeQuan certainly embodies all these qualities: sweet and kind to everyone she meets, and always sending out a friendly email to brighten my day! Thanks, LeQuan! :)
To the award winners, here are the rules:
1. Put the logo on your blog or within your post.
2. Pass the award on to 8 bloggers!
3. Link the nominees within your post.
4. Let the nominees know they have received this award by commenting on their blog.
5. Share the love and link to the person from whom you received this award.
Here are the wonderful bloggers to whom I want to pass this award:
Please don’t feel like you have to participate if you prefer not. I just wanted to recognize some wonderful bloggers :)
The next award from the superb Lazaro of Lazaro Cooks!, who nominated me for the “I Love Your Blog” award. I’ve just recently discovered Lazaro’s blog and I love it! He has the most delicious recipes – you simply MUST check out his blog :) Thanks, Lazaro!
Here are some of the blogs that I luuuuurve :D
LeQuan @ luvtoeat
Sophia @ Burp and Slurp
Joanne @ Eats Well With Others
Andrea @ Can You Stay For Dinner?
Ameena @ Fancy That … Fancy This
Katie @ Health for the Whole Self
Christie @ Honoring Health
Tou Tou @ Light Delight with TouTou
Aletheia @ La Fille Naturelle
Melinda @ Nutrition Food Travel and More
Kristen @ The Swanky Dietitian
Lynn & Christy @ The Actor’s Diet
Christina @ Dinner at Christina’s
Gina @ The Candid RD
Super Gal @ The Empty Nut Jar
Samantha @ Bikini Birthday
Emma @ Midget Keeper Daily
Lauren @ Health on the Run
Nicole @ PreventionRD
Once again, don’t feel the need to participate if you don’t want to :)
Have a wonderful beginning of your week, everyone!
Q: Do you like tofu? What is your favorite way to cook it?