Category: Breakfast

Tofu U – week 2

I am continuing my education with Tofu U from Nasoya.

I tried something completely out of my comfort zone….sloppy joes!

Talk about shocking, these were great.


1 lb tofu, mashed

1 red pepper chopped

1/4 C onion chopped

1 C mushroom chopped

1 can black beans

1 can Manwich


Saute veggies in medium pan.  When soft add tofu, beans and manwich. Let simmer for about 15 minutes. Serve on a hamburger bun with chips.

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Previous Tofu U entries: Intro, banana bread


Tofu U – week 1

I have begun my education with Tofu U from Nasoya.

I thought I would start small and made Banana Bread.

I was quite surprised by the result.  The bread was very moist and tasty. The whole family enjoyed it.


3/4 c tofu

1 C sugar

1/4 C oil

3 ripe bananas – mashed

2 C all-purpose flour

1/4 tsp salt

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp baking powder

1 C chocolate chips


Preheat oven to 350

Beat tofu until smooth and creamy in a medium bowl.  Add sugar, oil, bananas and vanilla and mix together. Add flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Mix until smooth consistency.  Add chocolate chips and fold in. Pour into a greased loaf pan.

Place in preheated oven for 1 hour.

Test if ready by inserting a toothpick, bread is ready when toothpick comes out clean.

Next week…Sloppy Joes

Please share your favorite recipes or let me know if you are joining too!

Previous Tofu U entries: Intro

Pumpkin Oatmeal

I saw a recipe for Baked Pumpkin Oatmeal and thought what a great idea, I have to try that.  And so I did. Though as usual I didn’t follow the recipe and made it in a crock pot instead of the oven.

Here is what I did: I put in half a can of quick oats, a can of pumpkin, about 1.5 cups of milk, cinnamon, vanilla and brown sugar.  I mixed it all up and let it sit in the crock pot on high for a few hours.  The aroma from this was amazing!  The taste was even better.  The entire family
enjoyed it.  Definitely something I will be making more often.

It was breakfast for dinner day last night! We enjoyed eggs in a basket and hash brown casserole.  Would you believe I never made eggs in a basket before?  Super easy.  Butter both sides of a slice of bread and cut a hole in the center. Fry the bread until lightly brown on each side.  Crack egg and pour into the hole.  Fry on each side till egg is fully cooked.  We will be making this again soon.

I was inspired by recent Giant Eagle sales create this dinner. Last week Ore Ida Hashbrowns were on sale ($1.49).  This week, eggs were on sale ($1).  Combining the 2, I fed my family of 7 a meal they all enjoyed for under $6!