calories Dinner Easy meals food Food update Friends harvesting veggies Leftovers limiting calories Low Calorie Recipes Michael Mindful eating portions recipes Recommendations Socializing Summer sunny day Urban Farmer vegan Vegetable Garden Vegetarian

What To Do With Tofu?

Lisa Eirene

About Lisa Eirene Lisa lost 110 pounds through calorie counting and exercise. She swims, bikes, runs, hikes and is enjoying life in Portland, Oregon. Her weight loss story has been featured in First Magazine, Yahoo Health, Woman's Day and

Related Posts


  1. Beth

    Ooh, I can’t wait to try this recipe! I’m always looking for good ways to cook tofu. πŸ™‚

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Definitely make this! It was so good I’ve been thinking about it for days and I can’t wait to make it again.

  2. Roz@weightingfor50

    Sweet chili lime? yes please!!!!! LOVE the picture of fat kitty too. He’s ADORABLE!!!!! Have a great Thursday Lisa.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Yes he is a sweetie. Try this recipe!! SO GOOD

  3. Graham

    What to do with Tofu?

    Open package, Flush down toilet.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Normally I agree with you. I think I eat tofu about once a year and it’s usually at a Thai restaurant. πŸ™‚ I don’t want to eat engineered food and I consider tofu and soy to be pretty engineered. That’s why I’m going to try this recipe again but with chicken!

  4. Stacie @ Snaps and Bits

    I never make tofu! I like it when I have it (unless it’s the mushy version–I like firm) but I live with carnivores so not sure I could slip it by them. Looks good though!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I rarely eat it but I prefer the firm as well. You could totally make this with chicken for your carnivores.

  5. Marilyn @ Lipgloss and Spandex

    That sounds tasty πŸ™‚ I wonder if marinating it for a bit would make it even better…

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I bet marinating it would make it even better. Good idea.

      1. Mary @ Fit and Fed

        Hi Lisa, here’s a post I wrote with my favorite marinade for tofu. We have it a lot, even though with busy schedules sometimes there’s very little time for the marinade to actually soak in. It still turns out well. Congrats on being an adventurous chef and trying the chili-lime tofu when your friend was over, even though in general you say you don’t like it and you hadn’t used it at home before.

        1. Lisa Eirene

          Thanks for the link! I will check out your post on the marinated tofu.

  6. Deb

    This sounds so good (but with chicken- I’m allergic to soy) but bf won’t eat anything with peppers or any kind of heat. Maybe I’ll try it one day when its just me eating though. And those strawberries look divine!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      We’re definitely making it again but with chicken. And don’t worry, this recipe wasn’t spicy at ALL. I followed the recipe closely (I added a bit more garlic only) and it wasn’t spicy at all. It was sweet and savory.

      1. Deb

        Hmm… Maybe I’ll make it for myself and have him try it then. LOL Maybe he’d even like it! It is so hard for me to find recipes we both really like.

  7. Ginger F

    How is tofu possibly more “engineered” than chicken? You can buy organic tofu. It’s a great source of non-meat protein. And there are a million ways to use it (just check out any Asian cookbook). It’s like what I heard someone say about vegetables once – if you don’t like them because the ones your mom (or whomever) cooked were flavorless and not tasty, it means they were not cooked right. Tofu is the same way.

  8. Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count

    The tofu recipe sounds SO good. I don’t use it often enough. Come to think of it, I have some in the fridge that I should probably use SOON! Thanks for the idea!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I’m happy to pass this gem on. It was really good.

  9. Ginger F

    Sorry if I sounded defensive about tofu. I’m just a huge advocate and chicken sometimes scares me…:) Also, if you’re frying it, don’t mess with it. I have to resist the compulsion to stir while cooking (anything) and I always want to toss it in the pan.

    Seitan and tempeh are fun, too.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      It did seem like you were mad and as a general rule I try not to debate vegetarian/vegan/carnivore politics. It’s just a lose-lose conversation. I’m glad you wrote back, though. πŸ™‚ For me it’s a personal choice. As an ex-vegetarian, I feel much better eating meat. We do our best to buy organic meats –Trader Joe’s is the best I think.

      I’ve never tried tempeh. What is it exactly and is it prepared similarly to tofu? Thanks for the tip! I did notice that it was better to just let the tofu cook in the skillet and not mix it around much. I broke some of the pieces. Oh well, live and learn. It was my first time cooking it. πŸ™‚

      1. Ginger F

        I’m actually not a vegetarian at all…ha. I’ve gone vegetarian in the past, too, and sometimes it’s worked and sometimes – like you – I feel better eating meat. I just get a little concerned at the quality of meat and meat production in the US….

        I’ve only used tempeh in stirfrys – I just chop it up like tofu. I think you can marinate and grill it, too…like tofu or meat.

        1. Lisa Eirene

          That’s cool. I just go with what makes me feel better. I will look for tempeh the next time I’m at Trader Joe’s. I want to try it.

          1. Mary @ Fit and Fed

            Hi Lisa, I’m glad you liked the tofu recipe– if you were vegetarian and didn’t use tofu or tempeh, I can see how that might have been hard. I use marinated tofu a lot and have a recipe for a good ginger garlic tofu marinade on my blog. Maybe I’ll add that link to a comment so you can see it. Meanwhile here’s a link on how to cook tempeh. I agree with Ginger that organic, traditionally prepared soy is nothing to be afraid of– it’s quite healthy for you, reducing risk of breast cancer and cardiovascular risk. I am not a vegetarian now either since I eat fish these days, but I was vegetarian for many years and raised my family that way.

          2. Lisa Eirene

            When I was a vegetarian there weren’t a lot of the options that are available now. Back then it was mostly just those Morningstar veggie burgers and fake chicken nuggets. And I also didn’t cook, so I rarely ventured into the tofu section. I just didn’t know what to do with it.

Leave a Reply