creative foods

If you’re like me, you love dishes and recipes that incorporate interesting ingredients {like sunchokes} or creative displays {do you see that cupcake baked in an empty eggshell in the picture below?!}

{Click on the image below to be taken to my “Creative Foods” board on Pinterest}

What’s the coolest, most creative food arrangement you’ve seen?!


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tofu combos x 100

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Tofu is just about the easiest dish to whip up and it’s incredibly versatile.

A carton of extra-firm tofu costs abut $1.50 and makes 3-4 servings (that’s just $.50 for an almost complete meal!)

Here are a few ideas for mixing it up:

  • Marinate with my favorite combo-soy sauce, garlic, olive oil, and rice vinegar. Saute with zucchini, onion, and peppers and sprinkle with feta
  • Marinate in balsamic vinegar, which turns into a crispy glaze when sauteed
  • Toss with Trader Joe’s masala sauce for an Indian feel or Island Soyaki sauce for a Hawaiian feel
  • Throw on top of Trader Joe’s Harvest Blend for a hearty meal
  • Marinate with Italian seasoning [marjoram, thyme, rosemary, savory, sage, oregano, basil] and tomato sauce for an Italian spin (duh!)
  • Cut into strips and saute with homemade fajita seasoning [chili powder, salt, paprika,  crushed chicken bouillon cube, onion powder, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, crushed red pepper flakes, cumin]. Layer on top of a warmed tortilla with melted cheese for a Mexican meal.
  • Sprinkle with nutritional yeast and bake
  • Saute with Frank’s Red Hot Buffalo Sauce, coat with ranch dressing, and eat as a spicy “chicken” wrap