randomness and nuggets

there’s something going on here that i have to come to terms with…

i’m a terrible blogger.

not that my posts are lame (i think they’re pretty cool.. hopefully the 2 other people that read my blog think so too), but that i really REALLY suck at posting regularly.

instead of posting blogs i do this:

shot outside the bffs house in SD

(play with instagram on my phone)

or this:

contrary to popular belief, rock cliffs on windy, cloudy days are the best places to nap

(creep on people trying to nap on cliffs)

is this simply a concrete example of my procrastinatory (is that a word?) tendencies? or is it just that i have some strange obsession with reading blogs so i run out of time to write them? maybe its because i still haven’t come to terms with the whole taking pictures of my food thing.. i’ll work on it. if not for myself, for my 2 readers.

in the meantime, i’d like to talk about something that always freaked me out a little to cook… TOFU.

like mini colorless legos?

uncooked, its a little slimy, doesnt really have a color, and always slightly damp no matter how much water you drain out of it. however, it’s a great source of vegetarian protein and (for those of you that count) it’s pretty low calorie as well. another interesting tofu fact is that it can pretty much take on the flavor of ANYTHING depending on how you cook it.

*I know some people are off the soy wagon right now, but i like to believe the old adage “everything in moderation.”

after a tiny asian lady at trader joe’s told me how easy tofu was to cook, i had to try it. and she converted me. now it’s your turn!!!

Crispy Tofu Nuggets of Joy:

Ingredients:

1 block extra firm (i prefer organic) tofu

marinade (my favorite is low sodium soy sauce, ginger, garlic and a little lemon or orange juice)

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 400.

2. Drain tofu as well as you can, but no need to press!

3. Cut into 1/2 inch cubes.

4. put in tupperware, plastic bag or container of choice with marinade and shake, shake, shake! (i like to let mine marinate overnight, but depending on time constraints you only need about 30mins-1 hr)

5. spray cookie sheet with nonstick spray and spread tofu in a single layer on sheet.

6. bake for about 40-45 minutes, turning once in the middle.

Over the course of the last 3-4 weeks i have probably made this 4 times… and just eaten the little nuggets of joy on their own… so good!

Do you have an awesome marinade recipe?? Tell me about it!!!

And I’ll try to be a better blogger… i promise!

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