Tinkering with Tofu

by Joanne on May 11, 2010

Last night I went to an adult CPR class. Interesting.  This is required for my Running Coach certification in June.  I’m excited about that!  Wednesday night, I have the First Aid class that I have to attend.

Last night’s class went from 6 until 9 pm.  There were 15 people in attendance. 


We covered a lot of material, not just CPR.


I formed a very special bond with my man.


I must have done everything right because I’m CERTIFIED! 

The workout:  30 minutes on the E.T., a quick 25 minute leg workout and a 5.19 mile easy run with Shane.  The run was one of those that start off good then at about 2 miles, I was wondering why I was out in the cold running.  2 more miles of forcing one foot in front of the other then the mile and run for home energy kicked in.  Now I’m thinking…COFFEE PLEASE!!!  Oh wait! I’d rather have a REESE’S….don’t forget the GIVEAWAY!

And now another tofu recipe.  This one is for those of you who have already acquired a taste for tofu.  This is a very flat, delicate patty that you start on the stove top and finish in the oven. 


Serves 4

  • 1 TBS olive oil
  • 1 tsp garlic
  • 3 small green onions, chopped
  • 1/2 cup frozen green beans
  • 1/2 yellow (or red) bell pepper, chopped
  • 14 oz Lite Firm Tofu, drained
  • 2 TBS soy sauce
  • 1 TBS honey mustard
  • pinch salt and pepper
  • 1 cup broccoli slaw (chop the longer slices)
  • 1 TBS olive oil

Preheat oven to 350 F. 

Heat a large skillet over medium to medium high heat with the 1 TBS olive oil.  When heated, add the garlic, onion, beans, and pepper.  Sauté for 5 – 7 minutes.

In a bowl, combine the tofu with the soy sauce, mustard, salt and pepper. 

Add the tofu mixture to the skillet with the beans, etc. and stir around to heat.  Turn off heat.

Line a baking sheet with foil and spread about 1 TBS olive oil over the sheet.  Dump the tofu mixture on the sheet and, since it will still be hot, separate into 8 piles.  Flatten to form patties.


Put in the oven to cook 25 minutes.  Remove and let cool 5 minutes.  Remove VERY CAREFULLY to a plate. Serve with additional honey mustard – optional- but I think it’s needed. 



Ted is going to be making a broccoli stir fry this week. What’s your favorite way to eat broccoli?  Do you even LIKE broccoli?


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  • At 2010.05.11 07:18, kilax said:

    Yum! That looks like something we should try. We need to get more creative with tofu.

    I ABSOLUTELY LOVE BROCCOLI. I am having a love affair with it. We eat so much every week. Usually, just steamed! But last night, I made pasta with a broccoli sauce for it 🙂
    .-= kilax´s last blog ..Travel tips / Do you prefer posts with photos? =-.

    • At 2010.05.11 08:29, Joanne said:

      Broccoli is my favorite as well. It’s just so easy to make taste good!

      • At 2010.05.11 11:53, Nancy Jean said:

        Congrats on your CPR certification, Joanne. I see they spelled your name wrong too! I’m Nancy Barber…ah well. Good luck with the first aid as well, it’s pretty cut & dried. They had classes here at MWPAI and I was glad to attend.
        I love broccoli too, we all do. Lately instead of just steaming it I saute it for a few minutes in garlic & olive oil making sure all get covered, then pop it in a casserole dish covered w/foil in a 425 degree oven for about 30 minutes. I usually do cauliflower also. It’s yummy!

        • At 2010.05.11 13:36, Joanne said:

          Love that recipe for broccoli. I’ll have to try it.

          • At 2010.05.11 12:55, kalli@fitandfortysomething said:

            love broccoli! what you are gonna be a running coach!? how awesome! tell us more!

            • At 2010.05.11 13:37, Joanne said:

              I’m going to L.I New York in June. It’s a two day course. I’ll give all the details after it’s complete. I’m really looking forward to it.

              • At 2010.05.11 13:28, Dawn Hutchins said:

                Yum! I just did a crispy curry tofu last night I need to post.
                I love broccoli lightly steamed or raw.
                .-= Dawn Hutchins´s last blog ..A Very Exciting Tuesday =-.

                • At 2010.05.11 13:37, Joanne said:

                  I like steamed but my tummy doesn’t like it raw. 🙁

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                    • At 2010.05.11 14:19, runnerforever said:

                      I love mixing broccoli in pasta dishes or as a side with marinara or parmesan cheese.
                      What do you plan to do with your running coach certification?
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                      • At 2010.05.11 15:44, Joanne said:

                        You know, the running coach cert is more for me however, I really enjoy answering questions in regards to exercise and running. So in order to offer a more educated response, I believe a little running “education” coupled with experience would allow me to better address inquiries.
                        I certainly wouldn’t be opposed to offering coaching services at a fee that I believe is reasonable. Kind of like the baking I do. I think people are forced to pay too much for baked goods and since I enjoy doing them, try to work around every individuals budget. The same would go for coaching services.

                        • At 2010.05.11 14:23, Anne @ Food Loving Polar Bear said:

                          I like broccoli but for some reason I do not include it to my dishes very often.

                          Congrats on the certificate 🙂
                          .-= Anne @ Food Loving Polar Bear´s last blog ..Free Dinner =-.

                          • At 2010.05.11 15:49, Joanne said:

                            Broccoli is my fall-back. If I can’t think of any other veg…it’s broccoli.

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