Nasoya Tofu Plus Review & Giveaway

Tofu is misunderstood. What do you think of when you think of it? If you’ve never eaten it before, I bet it might have some negative connotations in your mind. Some of us just are picky eaters, or more likely just not adventurous when it comes to foods.

I’m not one of those people. I first had tofu years ago when I was in college, and when prepared well, it’s delicious. My favorite ways to eat it are with brown rice and veggies, and in stir fry with lo mein noodles. Most recently, I made a grilled tofu salad with this recipe from Nasoya:

Ingredients:
Marinade & Dressing:
1tbls light soy sauce
3 tbsl fresh cilantro (Coriander)
1/2 inch of grated fresh ginger
1 clove of minced fresh garlic
1 tbls rice vinegar
1 tbls olive oil
2 tsp sesame oil

Salad:
1 pkg Nasoya firm or extra firm tofu, cubed
1 bag spring mix or spinach
1/4 cup dried cranberries
1/4 cup walnuts
1 yellow bell pepper, thinly sliced
1 small red onion, thinly sliced

Preparation Method: Mix the marinade & dressing ingredients together. Pour over the tofu and let sit for at least 15 minutes for up to 12 hours.

On high, grill the tofu, flipping once there are grill marks – this will improve the texture of the tofu, making it more similar to meat. Once the tofu is lightly browned let it cool.

Toss the tofu and the remaining dressing into your salad and enjoy!

Because I eat tofu on a semi-regular basis, I really enjoyed it and the texture was perfect. Firm, and not unlike chicken.

Nasoya offers a great variety of tofu recipes on their website – from breakfast to dinner and everything in between.

Nasoya has launched “Tofu University” to help people incorporate more healthy tofu into their diets. As you might know, even people who enjoy tofu still often struggle to prepare the ingredient in their own kitchens. The goal of Tofu University is to help people learn how-to tips while having fun!

* It’s free to enroll/take the tofu pledge.
* Everyone who enrolls immediately receives a $1.00 off coupon for any Nasoya tofu product.
* “Students” at Tofu U then receive a weekly Nasoya tofu product coupon for four weeks.
* Tofu U includes helpful instructional videos on how to cook with tofu as well as several yummy tofu recipes
* Tofu U “students” who save four UPC codes from any Nasoya products “graduate” from Tofu U and receive not a diploma but a free Tofu U t-shirt or gym shorts!

Nasoya is also offering one reader a free Nasoya product of their choice. Nasoya products are sold nationwide at places like Safeway and Whole Foods.

Mandatory Entry: tell me what you would make with your tofu – you can check out the recipes on the Nasoya website for inspiration.

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This will run through 11:59pm MST on February 28, 2010.

I received complimentary products from Nasoya in exchange for my honest opinion.

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Katie is the owner of Katie Talks About... A working mom to Violet, born Sept. 2008, and wife to Scott since Aug. 2006. We live in suburban Denver, CO. I love baseball, good beer, my cats, and long naps!

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  1. Lilac says:

    I am one of those people.
    I would like to try the Baked Tofu Nuggets
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  5. Jessie C. says:

    Baked Tofu Nuggets

    looks good to try.

  6. Jessie C. says:

    Google Friend Connect follower

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    I’m a subscriber

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  10. debbie says:

    I would like to try their bangkok curry. I use their tofu and it is really good.
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  11. debbie says:

    I am a email subscriber.
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    I am a gfc follower.
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  13. Heather Reay says:

    Retweeted and “liked” on Facebook :)

  14. Jo-Ann says:

    I love my tofu lasagna! Haven’t made it in ahile.

  15. Debbie C. says:

    OOOH I make ALOT of things…one thing that I do that gives me satisfaction is to mix Tofu into scrambled eggs. The kids think it is just part of the Eggs or something and they do not know what Powerful, Healthy, Food, they just ate and loved! For a treat I like to coat and fry Tofu to make meltingly soft little marshmallowy Tofu Pillows! Zesty and satisfying!

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    I subscribed to you via email…Thanks!

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  17. Terri L says:

    bangkok curry

  18. Alicia Webster says:

    I like marinated tofu sticks or scrambled tofu burritos.
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  21. Theron N.Willis says:

    I like cubes of tofu covered in my homemade nutritional yeast gravy. Yeast gravy smells just like turkey. Yummy!

  22. Theron N.Willis says:

    I follow via GFC.

  23. Shannon Baas says:

    The frozen peanut butter pie sounds yummy.

  24. Nancy Meyer says:

    I’d like to make a marinated grilled tofu.

    nancymeyer1 at gmail dot com

  25. ferriz says:

    the go green burger recipe sounds yummy!

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  28. crystle tellerday says:

    id like to try the breakfast burritos

  29. bonnie says:

    I would make tofu fish sticks with my tofu.

  30. Crystal says:

    I just bookmarked a recipe today that i would like to use tofu for, i think Nasoya would be prefect…
    http://student-kitchen.blogspot.com/2010/11/mushroom-and-tofu-stroganoff.html

  31. Crystal says:

    email subscriber

  32. Sylvie W says:

    I would like to make tofu cheesecake.

  33. Christine says:

    tofu burritos

  34. susanmeep says:

    I would love the Baked Tofu Nuggets suelee1998 @ gmail.com

  35. susanmeep says:

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  36. Melanie says:

    I wanna try the Ahi Noodle Dish.

  37. Ed Nemmers says:

    The Ahi Noodle Dish is my recipe of choice

  38. Chad Casson says:

    I’d make a Beef noodle vegetable dish of some kind

  39. DanV says:

    I’d make veggie tofu stir fry

  40. DanV says:

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    I follow on twitter and tweeted

  42. Gianna says:

    I would make my tofu saute over toast.

  43. Gianna says:

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    I’m an email subscriber.

  45. Donna K says:

    I want to make sweet and sour soup.

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