How Did I Not Know This?

You can bake tofu. How did I not know this!?

After learning this fun fact a little less than a month ago, I tested it out in March by marinating the tofu in BBQ sauce before baking it. I was quite impressed with the end result!

On Saturday, I baked tofu without any seasonings at all and still enjoyed it immensely.

I decided to recreate Saturday’s successful lunch today and made myself a big bowl of roasted broccoli, cauliflower and mushrooms, topped with the baked Nasoya lite firm tofu, marinara sauce and ricotta cheese.

Baked Tofu

I Love Ricotta Cheese

Monday's Lunch

I love cramming a bazillion veggies in my lunch. I feel like Super Julie after eating a big bowl of vitamin-rich foods. ūüėČ

What are  your thoughts about tofu? Love it? Hate it?

Backyard Haircut

Since BodyPump totally dominated my morning post, lemme catch you up! 

(Special thanks to Vee, who is in the process of becoming a certified BodyPump instructor, for requesting a BodyPump post!) 

Breakfast 

I kept breakfast light this morning since I was heading out to the gym within 30 minutes of¬†waking, and didn’t want to feel like a two-ton whale.¬†

I’m not someone who can workout¬†on a completely full belly. I do much better on light fuel because a full belly makes me cramp up or want to curl up and go to sleep, neither of which are conducive to a good workout!¬†

This morning’s breakfast was brownie batter hot cereal.¬†

Pre-Cooked

The mix included: 

  • 1 serving Flax-Z-Snax chocolate cream hot cereal
  • 1 scoop All the Whey chocolate peanut butter cup protein powder
  • 1 tbsp. cocoa powder
  • Water

Microwaved for 90 seconds, stirring regularly to prevent ooooverflow…¬†

"A Spoonful of Chocolate Helps the Medicine Go Doooown..."

Brownie Batter Hot Cereal

This combination is so rich and chocolatey. I think I could bathe in this stuff. ūüėȬ†

After the gym, I came home, grabbed a Balance Bar, and took Sadie on a walk around the lake near our apartment. 

"Walk Me!"

There was a festival with lots of different arts and crafts and food vendors surrounding the lake. 

Festival

"I Saw the Sign"

I loved the sign that read, “If we are what we eat, I’m fast, easy and cheap.” ūüėĬ†

I think my sign would say, “If we are what we eat, I’m cheesy, fruity and sweet!”¬†

While walking around, Sadie and I both enjoyed a free sample of kettle corn. That stuff is dang delicious! 

I stopped to say hi to some of the dogs up for adoption and fell in love with these two pups: 

Puppy Eyes

Brody Look-a-Like

The second one reminded me so much of my friend Minda’s dog, Brody. He was adorable!¬†

Here’s the name of the rescue in case any of you out there live in Florida and want to adopt one of these cuties:¬†

A New Beginning Pet Rescue

When we arrived home from our walk, I was huuuungry. 

I made myself a bowl of roasted Nasoya tofu, broccoli and zucchini, ricotta cheese and marinara meat sauce. 

Veggies + Tofu

Cheese + Sauce

Stirred Up

Wanna know something crazy? I didn’t know you could bake tofu until like a month ago. Well you can, and it’s delicious!¬†

Backyard Haircut 

After lunch, Ryan and I headed to the backyard to catch some rays. 

Taking Pictures in a Mirror is Hard...

Another Mirror Pic Fail... Practicing on Sadie...

We both got antsy after a while and Ryan asked me if I would give him a haircut. 

Trusting, no? 

Of course I agreed. Check out Barber Julie’s masterpiece:¬†

Sad Long-Haired Boy

Happy Short-Haired Boy

Ryan's Please Stop Taking My Picture Face

Ryan now owes me $25, but I may settle for some soft serve. ūüėȬ†

Today’s Plans¬†

The rest of our Saturday will be spent running errands to work out some kinks with our cable box (ugh), and tracking down people on craigslist to get a boxspring and a mattress for the bed in our guest room! 

Catch ya lataaa.