• Me

  • Welcome! My name is Kelly, and I am a picky eater. On this blog I share recipes, new (to me) foods, restaurants, and products that I try in an effort to expand my tastes. You might also find me talking about my pug Olive, Miss Kitty, Project Life, my journey with running, and more! Feel free to contact me: [email protected]

    Enjoy!
  • LINKwithlove

Nasoya TofuPlus {Review and Giveaway!}

Full Disclosure: I was sent coupons to review Nasoya TofuPlus, and they are supplying the coupons for the giveaway.  I am not being compensated in any other way, and as always the opinions are completely my own.

Tofu is something that took me a while to come around to trying.  I’m not sure why, I had always heard that it takes on the flavor of whatever it is cooked with, so it wasn’t that that I was worried about.  I think it was the fact that tofu is soybean curd that just seems less than appetizing.

When I finally came around to trying it a few years ago, I was hooked.  As with many things that I didn’t try for a very long time and then end up liking – I don’t really know what I was concerned about.  Sure the texture is a bit different, but when cooked properly it tastes just as good (or better!) than any meat product I’d normally eat.  Tofu is now my go-to protein for any kind of stir-fry dish, and I’ve enjoyed it a few other ways as well.

tofuplus

When I was offered a chance to do a review and giveaway of Nasoya TofuPlus I jumped at the chance.  I have been slacking on making actual meals recently, and I haven’t made stir fry (which used to be a weekly occasion) at home in ages, so this seemed like a great opportunity to get back on that wagon!  This particular variety of tofu is actually beefed up with additional nutrients too – vitamins B2, B6, B12, D and Calcium.  It is also organic, and non-GMO project verified!

Last week we made a sesame tofu stir fry (this recipe) that I found on the Nasoya site.  We actually ended up using snow peas instead of snap peas, and left out the onion, but everything else was the same.  Oh, and as with any stir fry that we make we added chow mein noodles and peanuts for some crunch.  (I’m not sure when or why I started eating stir fry this way, but it is so good.)

seametofu

Stir fry is actually fairly easy to make.  The only thing that I always have trouble with is getting the tofu to be crispy.  It actually worked out well this time, but sometimes I feel like I let the tofu cook much longer than is suggested in the recipe and it still doesn’t get crispy, like I’ve had it in restaurants. Maybe I don’t press it enough, so the water is keeping it from being crisp?  Anyone have suggestions for how to get it to be crispy?

The stir fry was delicious, as expected.  It didn’t feel like a heavy meal, but it kept me full and satisfied – this is one thing that I love about proper meatless meals.  I say proper, as in balanced, healthful, meatless meals.  As in meals that I am not very good at coming up with on my own.  I know that this meal isn’t 100% healthy – I could use brown rice, ditch the crunchies, and probably add more vegetables – but it is definitely one of the healthier, well balanced meals I eat at home.

Are you a tofu fan?  If you are, you’re in luck, Nasoya is giving away two free product coupons!  One lucky winner will win two coupons for free Nasoya product.  (Check to see if it is sold near you: http://www.nasoya.com/where-to-buy )

Use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter.  Giveaway ends Tuesday February 11, and I will draw a winner on February 12th.  If the winner does not reply to my email within 48 hours I will draw a new winner.

Good Luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

25 Responses

  1. Well since all my meals are meatless, this is an easy question! Pretty much anything Mexican is always a good choice!

  2. I love baking tofu and eating it with stir fried veggies and rice noodles, of course with plenty of soy sauce!

  3. I don’t have a favorite, I would probably say veggie lasagna b/c I don’t get to make it that often (takes hours!). But I luv tofu, and nayosa. I just tried a new option for extra extra firm – you don’t need to press it at all. I would sooo love to have these coupons!!!!! and to try this, I haven’t seen it in the store I would ask them to carry it!

  4. I love a good tofu veggie stirfry with rice.

  5. I love tofu, but more for desserts than meals. Tofu makes the perfect pumpkin pie and protein puddings!

    My favorite meatless dish at the moment is spaghetti squash with tomato sauce, olives, spinach, and feta cheese with Quorn chick’n. Tofu stirfry is also a long-time favorite meatless meal.

    • I haven’t ever tried using tofu in desserts, but I’ve heard its great in pies – it is definitely on my list to try!

  6. korean tofu soup

  7. I love veggie quesadillas with veggies and cheese or loaded baked potatoes

  8. Most of my meals are meatless too and, like Mindy, I’ve definitely been on a Mexican kick lately. I also love anything with pasta, which is so easy to make meatless.

  9. every meal I eat is meatless…but my family always loves when I make homemade pizza. Some of our faves include BBQ tofu and red onion or spinach, tomato and feta.

    • Pizza is one of my favorite meatless things! Especially homemade because it is so customizable to whatever everyone likes!

  10. […] organic, and non-GMO project verified! Are you a tofu lover?  Do you want to win some?  Kelly at Brownies and Zucchini is giving away two free coupons!  Head over there to […]

  11. I love stir fries with extra firm tofu. Will have to pick up some Nasoya and snow peas for dinner this evening.

  12. […] Tofu Stir Fry.  Ever since I was sent some Nasoya tofu to try last month, my stir fry dinner routine is back! We’ve been having stir fry at least once a […]

Leave a Reply to Kelly Cancel reply

%d bloggers like this:
af4f6f88f657258b2b9113f2a400d2494bb9cf2ebf30a8444c