Press It Out, Tofu Style

Did anyone watch this weeks Glee yet? Who knew Neil Patrick Harris had a singing voice? I certainly didn’t. Even though Glee can be a little corny with some of their dance numbers, I’m totally into it. I just eat it all up. Danny literally feels awkward sometimes when he watches it, but I just love it. Kind of glad I watched it alone this week, cause I don’t know how he would have felt about the Dream On duet. 

Danny worked late last night and I had to make AND clean up dinner and watch a crazy amount of tv from my DVR. Isn’t it funny how I purposely only used 1 frying pan and 1 cookie sheet when I have to clean up, but when he’s home I used as many as I want….like the 6 I used two nights ago. I’ll just chalk it up to not being as creative when I’m cooking for one?  That sounds good. 

A couple of weeks or months? ago I received a tofu press from Tofu Xpress. I had seen it on a couple of blogs and was excited to be sent one as well. You can use this not only on tofu but on cheeses too. (Also you can use this to get water out of frozen spinach, for spinach dip…SCORE!) 

Honestly before I saw this on blogs, I had no clue you were even supposed to press the extra water out of tofu. I always just cut it up and stir fried it, as is. 

 Press It Out, Tofu Style

Basically you put the tofu in this contraption and the spring presses down the on tofu and all of the extra water comes out. I stuck it in the fridge for an hour and then voila…water was out! 

 Press It Out, Tofu Style

I just cut it into slices and then poured the sauce over it. I could have marinated it, but I was pretty hungry, so I just did it the quick and easy way. 

 Press It Out, Tofu Style



Soy Ginger Marinade
1/3 cup light soy sauce (or tamari)
2 tsp maple syrup
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp sea salt
1 tsp grated ginger


Preheat oven to 425 degrees. In a small bowl mix together the soy sauce, maple syrup and ginger. Spray a cookie sheet with olive oil spray. Arrange the tofu slices on the cookie sheet. Pour the marinade over the tofu. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cook the tofu for 15 minutes, flip and then cook for 15 minutes more.

 Press It Out, Tofu Style


 Press It Out, Tofu Style



I served this with a quick stir fry. I used cabbage in it because I have a ton from my organic delivery basket, it went perfect in this! 


Thanks for all of the vegetarian options! I can’t wait to try all of them, especially that quinoa and bean recipe (thanks Jacks!). 


What’s your favorite way to cook tofu?