Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Not Tuna Pate' and Grilled BBQ Tofu

Hey Everyone!  Happy Tuesday!  I've been wanting to incorporate more raw foods into my diet, so I am going to try my hand at eating raw until supper time.  I figure I'll eat one cooked meal a day, and I'll do that for supper.  I did this a while back for a week and felt great while I was doing it.  I'm hoping this will give me more energy and help me to not feel so sluggish all the time.  I was going to start my new diet on Monday, but I wasn't really prepared, so today is the day.  To keep me on track with the eating raw, I think I'll try something a little different with my posting for a while.  I would like to post what I eat for the day.  I think this will help me to stay on track better. 

Yesterday while I was at work I had some raw sunflower seeds and almonds soaking, so I could make Jennifer Cornbleet's "Not Tuna Pate'" from her Raw Food Made Easy cookbook.  I made this once before and thought it was good, but it is way better this time...not sure why.  I must have left something out of it the last time I made it.  The pate' consist of raw almonds, raw sunflower seeds, water, lemon juice, salt, minced celery, minced onion and some fresh parsley.   So, for lunch today I had a "Tuna" wrap with Romaine lettuce, carrots, alfalfa sprouts, and yellow Roma tomatoes (they just happen to be hidden under the pate).  Very tasty lunch. 

We grilled out last night for supper.  Everything we ate was grilled with the exception of the Teriyaki pasta.  We had some more jalapeno poppers, zucchini, and Tony grilled me some BBQ Tofu.  I've never had grilled tofu, so we both were just praying that the tofu wouldn't fall apart on the grill.  To my amazement Tony made it turn out perfect!  I pressed the tofu for about 30 min then sliced it into 8 slices, and put some BBQ sauce on it.  I used some Sweet Baby Rays that we had already opened in the frig.   The BBQ sauce probably stayed on the tofu for about 30 minutes before the tofu actually hit the grill.  I think Tony ended up grilling it about 7 minutes on each side.  It turned out delicious!  Do you ever grill tofu?  If so, what's your favorite way to grill it?

Most of you know that I went to Whole Foods on Saturday, since we were in Memphis for Tony's birthday.  I went crazy with those bulk bins they have.  I stocked up on a lot of stuff!  I left sad though.  I looked so hard for pretzel rolls and pretzel bread, but they didn't have any.  I always see Shens and have been wanting to try it for a long time.  Oh well, maybe they will have it the next time.  

While we were in Memphis, Tony decided that he wanted to go by the Harley dealership....BIG mistake!!  He apparently found his birthday present.  Too bad we had to leave it there.  I would love for him to be able to get a new bike, so I can be more comfortable.  :o)   Maybe he'll get to get one soon. 



  1. I love that No-Tuna stuff; it's been a while since I've made it though. Good luck with your raw meals.

  2. I know what you mean about posting each day keeping you on track. I've been wanting to go raw for a few days and thought it would help to post about it...but I'm not ready yet either: I'm hoping to do it next week.

    The No-Tuna salad sounds yummy; and your wrap is such a super healthy lunch!

    The grilled tofu looks great too! Teriyaki pasta sounds fun.

    Bummer about the pretzel bread...hopefully next time. My WF never has all the cool stuff that Shen gets there either!! Lame!


  3. That pic of Tony on the bike is too funny. I've seen that look many times;-)

    And I think everyone else finds cooler stuff at WFs than I do!

  4. Oh, I know feel confident on grilling tofu from seeing what you did. I have been to scared to as I am always afraid that it will crumble and fall apart.

    Ha, Ha, love the picture of Tony on the Harley. I feel the same way when I take my husband to a guitar shop, who knew those things can be so darn expensive. You should feel glad you don't live in WI where I do and so close to the Harley headquarters as I don't think you would have a hard time getting Tony to leave Milwaukee or even leave the new museum they built for Harleys :)

  5. I hope that you guys can get a more comfy bike sometime in the future! I remember how awful it would get on the Sportser. Ouch!

    We've never grilled tofu, but I'd like to try it. Yours looks perfect!

    If you ever do find pretzel bread, check the ingredients because Whole Foods in Milwaukee puts dairy in theirs. :(