Tofu Perfection

February 10, 2011

I have attempted to make baked tofu a couple times before, but the results haven’t always been that good.

However, I have now found tofu perfection in Caitlin‘s recipe for Perfect Baked Tofu.

This is my new favorite meal:

roasted potatoes + roasted broccoli + Perfect Baked Tofu + Trader Joe’s Harvest Grain Blend

So good!

A perfect combination of whole grains + lean protein + two vegetables.

(Usually I will roast a sweet potato, but I had this regular potato left over from the Salmon Chowder.)


I am feeling absolutely exhausted today! 🙁

I was still feeling tired last night, so I decided to skip my run this morning, which allowed me to sleep for a solid 8 hours. I thought this would do the trick, but I still felt fatigued all day long!

It is not like me to take a day off–usually I will keep pushing myself through–but a lot of other stressors in life are also playing a part. I am just glad this is a “cut-back” week in training.


The amount of daylight was something I never gave much thought to until living in Alaska. Now having lived here, I will never take advantage of “normal” daylight hours again!

5:00 p.m. today

While most of you are back to reasonable hours of daylight, Anchorage is just over 8.5 hours of daylight, with our sunrise still not happening until 9 a.m. . . . . . grrrr!!!

Sunrise ~ 9:00 a.m.

Sunset ~ 5:30 p.m.

At least it is now light when I get home in the evening, but I’m still driving to work in the dark.


Here are a few posts I’ve read recently that you might also enjoy:

Read about the positives aspects of running in the winter.

Love is in the air with Valentine’s Day right around the corner, so here are some tips for maintaining a healthy relationship with your spouse.

Do you follow a gluten-free diet but still want to enjoy your granola? Check out this recipe for Million Dollar Granola!

I’ve always been scared to try kimchi, but after reading this post, it doesn’t seem so intimidating!



I need some happiness in my life, tell me something that made you smile today.

    1. squirrels make me smile everyday! They are so cute and furry and busy..whenever I’m down and see a squirrel I can’t help but smile 🙂

    1. Thanks so much for the link! Definitely try some kimchi!

      Something that made me smile today: the amazing sunrise I just saw (at 7 am here in Vermont). Gotta admit though, I do not want to be awake for the sunrise tomorrow (another reason to smile)!

      Hope you feel more rested soon!

    1. I can fit into pants I haven’t worn since before baby #2 (and he is now 2 …) yay me !

    1. Jen SJ posted videos of their new puppy on facebook, I watched one a few times and could not stop laughing, he is a funny dog!

    1. your dinner looks good! have you ever tried cooking tofu in a pan? i suppose it’s kinda fried that way but you don’t use a lot of oil so i don’t think it’s too bad. i don’t like baked tofu because i don’t think it’s crispy enough… but maybe i need to try this recipe.

      1. I tried cooking tofu in our wok before, but it stuck to the pan. Should I have used a non-stick skillet?

        The baked tofu I made was kind of “tough” (in a good way) on the outside, but I like crispy/crunchy foods, so maybe I’ll have to give your method a try!

    1. Things that made me smile:
      -smiles from little Miss Tenley
      -knowing it’s Friday!
      -a warm shower (still to come)

    1. That tofu looks delicious! I may have to try it again, like you I had given up after a few failed attempts to make it taste good.

      I smile when:
      Its 5pm and I am heading home from work and its that beautiful time of evening when the sun is just setting and the shadows are everywhere.

      I bake or when my roommate bakes and our condo smells like something delicious!

      I think of my family and boyfriend and how lucky I am to have them in my life.

    1. Kimchi is delicious! I was totally afraid of it at first, and it takes a little getting used to, but I lived in Korea for about 10 months and I got so used to it that now I just crave it sometimes. How weird!

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