Nasoya contacted me a few months ago about trying out some of their products and hosting a giveaway. I waited until Colby and I moved into the new house so I could use my new kitchen to prepare some tofu-based recipes! Nasoya makes other food products besides tofu, like noodles, wonton wraps, hummus and Nayonaise. I’ve tried to use extra firm tofu before, but didn’t really know what I was doing. After looking through lots of recipes on TOFU U, I found a few recipes to try.
After Nasoya sent me some free product coupons, I went shopping at my grocery store’s organic refrigerated section.
I’m more confident with the silken tofu because I’ve used it before. Silken works great in desserts, smoothies and dips. I was a little worried about the extra firm tofu and found a recipe on Nasoya’s site to try.
I used the Crispy Tofu Tacos with Creamy Lime Drizzle from Nasoya to cook the crispy tofu and used an old Pampered Chef recipe card for the taco filling.
I was suprised to use cornstarch as “breading” for the tofu but later realized it was perfect because it absorbed the extra water. I do wish I would have cut the tofu a little thinner, but it was easy to cook on the stove.
Extra firm tofu dipped in egg and worcestershire sauce and then coated in seasoned cornstarch.
The taco/burritos were absolutely delicious. The tofu was fantastic and I would have never thought to use cornstarch as a breading. They didn’t have too much taste, so I wish I would have put more seasoning into the mix. They were nice and crispy inside the taco and I made them for my parents and Colby. Mom and I ate them while Colby and my Dad ate shrimp tacos.
I also used the silken tofu to make Nasoya’s avocado dip for the tacos. I’ve made guacamole recipes that use half avocado and half white beans or peas before but they were never as good as this. My whole family thought it was great and I just threw all the ingredients into the food processor and it was great.
I made Mama Pea’s pb blondies with silken tofu for the second time and they always turn out great. The silken tofu mixes with dark chocolate to make a ganache for the top of the blondies.
Do you want to try a few free Nasoya products? Nasoya is going to give one reader 5 free products (tofu, noodles, wonton wraps, hummus, Nayonaise-anything you want to try!) and some Tofu U gear. You can also take a pledge on their website to cook tofu once a week for a month and receive coupons. Their website also has lots of videos and recipes, so definitely take a look.
To enter the Nasoya giveaway… leave a comment below telling me your experience with tofu. Does it scare you and you would just go for their other food products? Do you cook with tofu all the time? Do you want to learn how to cook tofu? Let me know! I will pick a winner Saturday morning 🙂