Last night, I decided to make Gliding Calm Tofu for the second time ever. I am really a tofu novice, so it’s wonderful to have such an easy-to-follow recipe The only changes I made were to use teriyaki instead of soy sauce.
It was my first time using brown sugar as a sweetening agent, and I have to say that it made the tofu taste SO much better! The combination of salty and sweet was fantastic. Thanks so much, Gliding Calm! You have truly made the blogging world a tastier place with your recipe.
I put half of the block of tofu (2.5 servings) on top of a bed of spinach and topped it all with 2 tbsp. Newman’s Own Sesame Dressing.
I liked that my tofu was slightly blackened. It made it crispier and firmer.
On the side, I had a super juicy clementine.
After dinner, it was off to class, where I gave my Whole Foods presentation! It went really well and I was pleased with how the PowerPoint turned out. I tried to take a couple of screen shots on my Mac to show the design to you, but they aren’t uploading for some reason. Anybody have any tips?
Onto this morning, I woke up early to get ready for work and made myself a rather familiar looking breakfast.
I’m really starting to dig this toast kick I’m on! Apparently it’s my new oatmeal, at least for this week 😉 I used the same Promise + Smuckers Strawberry Jam combination I had yesterday.
With the toast I had a microwaved egg white topped with roughly 1/4 cup of reduced-fat Mexican cheese blend. Eggs + toast are a great pair.
I brought a Coffee Cocoa along with me for the ride to work. It was snowing this morning, so the commute was somewhat miserable. At least there’s a good morning show on the radio!
I spent the morning working on a major cookbook project we’ve got going on this week. I edited, worked in the database and edited some more. Halfway through the morning, I whipped out a little sum’in sum’in new!
I heard both good and bad reviews about the Toasted Coconut Banana Macadamia Nut flavor of the Quaker True Delights bar, so I decided to try it for myself. Upon opening the package, I was happy to find a bar filled with big chunks of coconut and nuts!
And…I really liked it! I agree with those of you who said there is nothing “fake” tasting about this bar. It reminded me of a crunchier version of baked oatmeal. The nutty chunks made it fun to eat and the banana flavor was definitely present. The only thing that bothers me is that “corn syrup” is listed as the second ingredient, but I would definitely buy these again and can’t wait to try the other flavors!
When I got home from work, I heated up my leftover Gliding Calm Tofu.
It tasted even better the second time around! The flavor was more pronounced.
I also made myself a second plate of delicious proteins + fats
I had 2 oz. deli chicken topped with 2 tbsp. roasted red pepper hummus.
And then I had 1 oz. of smoked gouda cheese. My newest favorite!
Now I’m catching up on the episodes of 24 that I’ve missed while sipping on a steaming hot cup of Coffee Cocoa. It was overflowing at first…oops!
Plans for the rest of the day:
- P90X Arms + Shoulders and Ab Ribber X DVDs
- Dinner with Bobby
- Couples ballroom dance class!!
- Homework (optional)
Actually, homework isn’t really optional, but I sure wish that it was I’m really looking forward to the dance class and will be sure to let all of you know how it goes! I consider myself to have two left feet, so it should be interesting and comical, at least!
Have you ever played an instrument?
I took piano lessons from 1st through 5th grade and played the alto saxophone from 5th through 7th grade. I really wish I would have continued both of them! I can still play the piano but only the basics. I’d love to get back into it…someday.
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