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My New Food Discovery

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Friday, February 3, 2012

My New Food Discovery

I love trying new dishes.  I also enjoy experimenting with different types of baby food.  Princess is going through a stage of eating only cheese and pasta.  When a friend of mine recommended that I try making tofu for her, my ears perked up!  

She said that her baby niece loves tofu with avocado!  I wasn't quite sold on the idea of pairing the two together just yet.  But, I did want to give tofu a try.  It's rich in protein, calcium, iron, and has plenty of B vitamins.  Since Princess is a little fickle when it comes to drinking her milk and eating poultry, tofu would be the perfect substitute.  I like that you can prepare it anyway!  You can boil, grill, or even stir fry tofu with pretty much anything.

Here's what I did:

I cut the tofu in small pieces like this.


I seasoned it like how I'd season chicken.  I used garlic, black pepper, a little seasoning salt.  I then poured about a tablespoon of olive oil in the pot with a little curry powder, added some onions.  Let it sauté.  Mixed in the tofu, and let it cook for about ten minutes.  This is the finished product.  


It didn't look appetizing at first.  Once I tried it, it was pretty tasty.  I decided to give Princess a little for dinner with some pasta and plantain on the side.  


My mom later called and said she smashed it all around.  I guess she didn't like it.  I even added cheese, and Princess still didn't want anything to do with tofu.  On the flip side, I loved it!  I get sick of eating chicken all the time, and this is a great alternative.  Today I'll be having tofu and quinoua for dinner.

Have you ever had tofu?

Weather Anchor Mama

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