Thursday, January 04, 2007

Breast of Tofu with Bok Choy

Tonight I made Bryanna Clark Grogan's "Breast of Tofu." I made some steamed bok choy with gomashio & some rutabega oven fries too. The breast of tofu was pretty yummy. I only marinated the tofu for one afternoon, I probably should have done it for longer, but it was still good. The slices are breaded and then lightly fried. I've never done that before, and it was yummy.

Also, I saw Urban Vegan's sad posting about POM juice, and so I was especially happy to find some 100% organic fresh pomegranate juice at the farmers' market. Man, this stuff is SO GOOD. It's like eating a fresh pomegranate. yum!


  1. Anonymous8:14 AM

    That's a funny name for a tofu dish, but it looks and sounds wonderful anyway. I saw UV's post as well--I'm glad there are cruelty-free alternatives out there!

  2. Anonymous9:28 AM

    Bok choy for brekkie sounds right up my alley.

    Fresh pomegranate juice? Yum! So much tastier--and kinder--than POM.

  3. Anonymous2:52 PM

    We like that breast of tofu here in our house. It seems to be one of the very few stright up momma aint hideing it kinda tofu the little ones will eat. (yea me!)
    now if I could only get them to eat bok choy.. I Love that stuff my self!

  4. Anonymous7:10 PM

    I tried the tofu breasts from another blog, which probably came from Bryanna, and I liked it pretty good. But I really prefer baked tofu steaks, as I like to call them - or filet-o-fu! The plate is lovely with the fries and bok choy!

    I'm going to look for some pomegranite juice at my farmers market tomorrow.

  5. Anonymous9:16 PM

    Great dinner. Mmmm, bok choy. I associate fresh pomegranate juice with my uncle's house in Los Angeles, since I only get to drink it there. He buys it from a local farmer's market like you, and it is DELicious.

  6. Anonymous10:57 PM

    I love tofu, and yours looks so good! I love the gomasio on the bok choy too!

    I never had pomegranate juice before! I avoid POM, and have not yet seen others, but I'll be on the look out now! :)

  7. Hi Laura,
    I know, what a funny name, huh? But these little tofus are very very yummy... I ate all the leftovers today! Yummy snacks.

    Hi UV,
    Hee hee... actually, bok choy does sound like a good breakfast food, doesn't it? And thanks again for the POM info. This stuff from the farmer's market isn't too cheap - but at least it's organic, local, and (best of all) cruelty free!

    Hi MadeInAlaska,
    I can see that bok choy might be a bit of stretch for the kiddos, but that Breast of Tofu is just amazing. So good!

    Hi aTxVegan,
    Yeah, I was thinking that it might be nice to make this recipe... except bake them first, then bread them and grill them up. I also really like the texture of baked tofu. I hope you find some pomegranate juice at the market!

    Hi Bazu,
    Is pomegranate juice at the farmer's market a california thing? I definitely think of Persians enjoying pomegranates... I'm already dreaming of all the fun things I'll do for NoRuz this year. Yum!

    Hi Candi,
    I hadn't ever used gomasio before, but it was yummy. Especially on bok choy. Bok choy has such a nice flavor, and the gomasio was a nice compliment. Also, this particular pomegranate juice is really amazing - it tastes JUST like a fresh pomegranate... without all the hassle of the seeds and effort.

  8. Anonymous5:05 PM

    That pom juice rocks! Althought that little container wouldn't work for me. I could drink a gallon og that. YUUUUMMM!

  9. Anonymous7:21 AM

    Thanks for the info on the juice. I just bought some the other week, but never again!

    What do the rutabaga fries taste like? I can't say I've even had a rutabaga in recent memory! Shame on me, I guess. :)

  10. Hi VivV,
    Yes, I know what you mean about the small container. I hadn't ever bought it befor, and the big containers were somewhat pricey... so I decided to start with a little one. I think next week I'll get a bigger bottle!

    Hi Lolo,
    The rutabega fries are pretty tasty. My boyfriend is absolutely nuts for them. Rutabegas make a more moist, dense oven fry than potatoes. I would say that the flavor is a tiny bit more bitter than a potato, but also sweeter and more complex. I first started making these when my former CSA (weekly produce box) gave us a bunch of rutabegas. This year, I decided to go to the farmer's market instead of get the box... but after doing the box for a few years I really learned to try a lot of new veggies!

  11. Anonymous12:58 PM

    That looks great!
    I just glanced over some blog entry the other day about something negative about POM juice. Let me see if I can find it...
    Here it is:
    It's very odd a juice company would test on animals.
    Good thing there are great local juices like the one you got at your farmer's market!
    happy New year.


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