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Sweet Citrus Tofu

Ok, so I went all crunchy granola and finally got up the courage to try cooking tofu. I am not going to tell you how many times I have purchased tofu only to freak out and throw it out because it just plain old gives me the willies.

Thug Kitchen made me do it.

Anyhow, this marinade rocks. Grammy had no idea that this wasn't chicken!


Extra-firm tofu


1/2 cup orange juice

1/4 cup soy sauce or tamari

1 Tablespoon brown sugar

1 Tablespoon minced fresh ginger (I left this out since Mr. Smith does not like ginger and we did not miss it)

1 Tablespoon olive oil

2 teaspoons Sriracha or similar hot sauce

2 cloves garlic, thickly sliced ( I used minced)


1. Drain the tofu, wrap it in some paper towels or a clean dish cloth, put it between two plates with a can of beans on top to weight it and press out all the water. Leave it to drain for about 1 hour.

2. Mix together the rest of the ingredients in a 9x13 pan.

3. Cut the tofu into slices. You should get about 12 slices. Put them in the marinade for at least 2 hours, but as long as 8. I turned them a few times to make sure they all got an even dose of marinade.

4. Preheat the oven to 450. Grease a baking sheet.

5. Take the tofu out of the marinade (keep the marinade). Place the tofu on the baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes, flip, and spoon marinade on each piece. Bake for 10 more minutes, flip and sauce again. Bake for a final 5 minutes. It will look burned, but believe me, it isn't. It is getting delicious. Let it stand for a few minutes to set and the serve or dice it up and add to what you want.




Taken 4 : Skills Indeed

This morning over breakfast, Le Grande H told me that food has begun disappearing from his lunch. Of course, I was curious.

In Southern California, we so rarely experience weather that the kids all hang their backpacks outside. My son does not zip his closed. He also takes some of his snacks out of his zipped lunchbox, so it would not be difficult for someone or something to abscond with his beloved snacks.

He seemed to think that someone or something (his words) was stealing this food. And he launched into his best Liam Neeson imitation.


Cuteness run wild

I think I have already watched this little pixie about 7 times. I am just in love with her spunk, not to mention her pronunciation of "discipline!"

PSA for crate training...

It is obvious to me that this dog is FAR smarter than her owners.




From the archives...


This gem is from April 2012. I know they were both sick. I think this was the song from the Chipwrecked Movie (I'm Not a Survivor?), but I have no clue what they were doing.

The end just kills me. Always playing to the crowd.