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Tofu Blues

By Marensmorsels @marentweets

Hey guys. Thursday is almost over! I’m super excited for tomorrow because a family friend from Japan is coming into town to visit with my Grandma and we have not 1 but 2 exciting meals planned at very local restaurants. Perfect timing since I have my brand new camera to play with. ;-)

Today I saw the same thing all morning and afternoon as yesterday…


Today we printed 35 Birds on a Wire (that can be bought at CB2 aka Crate and Barrel 2) then assembled and packaged them. I’m beat! These are printed on actual wood from old barns in Southern California and they are really heavy once all put together.


I drank my usual LifeWater and earned myself a mini Larabar from all the heavy lifting!


Snack totaled 100 calories.

For lunch today we went to a local pizza place that has a pizza buffet. My Dad, co-worker and family friend Rick and I all really like pizza so we end up splurging once a week. :embarrassed:

I had two slices of cheese pizza and a side salad with romaine lettuce, red onion, olive, cheese and some ranch dressing

Lunch was 825 calories.


I had twice baked potatoes on the brain! But we didn’t have potatoes…

After looking in the pantry for russet potatoes I found a sweet potato and thought I’d make twice baked sweet potatoes.


After looking up some recipes I discovered twice baked just wasn’t in the cards today since I didn’t have either cream cheese or sour cream to mix in. So, Plan B. Baked Sweet Potatoes!

I followed the Real Simple recipe.

Start by thoroughly washing/scrubbing your potato. Then puncture it all over with a toothpick.

Line a baking sheet with foil and lay the potato on it. Bake in a preheated oven at 400 degrees for 45 minutes.

Remove from the oven and let sit 10ish minutes and season with salt, pepper, and butter.

Total: 180 Calories for the potato and 50 calories for butter.

I wanted to make some tofu and green beans to go with my baked potato. So I started with the tofu.


First I drained the package of water then removed the block of tofu for drying. Drying tofu always gives me the tofu blues because I NEVER get all the water squeezed out and my tofu get’s a little mushy when I cook it!

This is how I press my tofu (get ready to laugh!)…


I fill the tea pot with water to make it heavier. Then I rotate the block every 10 minutes and switch out the paper towel twice.

I really really like tofu but I’m never really happy with how mine ends up. Any good ideas?


I steamed some green beans with the cubed tofu until cooked through then seasoned it with some soy sauce and black pepper. It’s a quick dinner fix and always really tasty.


Green beans- 20 calories and tofu-80 calories.

Here’s my whole plate.



This sweet potato was so yummy. It was like a sweet (and savory with the butter) dessert. Wow, I’m in taste heaven.


This dinner was delicious! Go veggie or go home! Not really, I like my meat. But veggies are really yummy too and should not be forgotten.

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