Green Grapefruit & Twice Baked Tofu

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I have never been a grapefruit fan, that is, at least without sugar on them. grapefruitI had a sip of the Tropicana 100% grapefruit juice that is in our fridge and I thought, ‘Hmm…not bad…’ It was tart but not as tart as I remembered.

Maybe my taste buds for sweet things are slowly becoming accustomed to less and less sugar?? It is a thought I could get used to!

So today, I did what any other normal human being does in the morning. I made a green grapefruit monster!

I got the idea from yesterday morning’s guest GM post from the wonderful and creative Nadia who tried grapefruit in her GM!

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Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup 100% grapefruit juice
  • 1 cup Almond Breeze unsweetened
  • 1/2 frozen, ripe banana
  • 3 organic kale leaves
  • ice
  • 1 T flax

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The taste?

Was fresh and fantastic! After my first sip I said WOW, this IS good!! :) I don’t know why but the first thought that came to my mind was ‘orange creamsicle’. It was much better than I was expecting! I suggest trying it out- even if you are not a grapefruit fan (or am I??).

The weather here has been nothing short of wonderful this spring!! Last night we cut the lawn and I was pleased to see a bunch of new flowers bloomed!

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food

Dinner last night was almost more volume than I could handle!

While I was preparing dinner I got really hungry so I had an entire English cuke, fresh dill, and balsamic vinaigrette:

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It was like a healthier version of dill pickle chips!

With dinner I polished off this bottle with a glass of Merlot:

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I needed to free up some space in our fridge due to our kale surplus, so I thought a big stir-fry would be great for dinner!

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In the stir-fry:

  • 4 organic carrots
  • 1 sweet onion
  • 1 whole broccoli
  • Balsamic vinaigrette
  • Twice baked BBQ tofu (see below)

Ladies and gents, I salvaged my rubbery tofu!!! :D

I could almost hear your sighs of disappointment after Wednesday night’s failed tofu attempt. Don’t worry tofu isn’t getting rid of me that easy!

I had about 4 pieces leftover from last night’s meal. I refuse to throw out food, so I thought I would twice bake it to make it more crisp. I also spread a thin layer of Tipsy Whiskey’s BBQ sauce on it for a little more flava.

At first I broiled it for 10 minutes, but it got the sauce too black, so I baked it for about 30 minutes at 350F. It became dark and crisp. Almost like BBQ chicken, I swear!!!!

In a President’s Choice Flatbread ‘hotdog’ bun with the leftover Almond Butter Sauce:

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This was HEAVENLY! I swear I heard the angels sing from above. Hi my name is Angela and I just had my first ever smitten experience with tofu!

Well, not counting in my green monsters, that is. :)

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My belly almost exploded half way through the meal, but I persisted on like a champ. It was just too good. Normally I suggest listening to your hunger cues, but I knew if I didn’t finish the meal I would be hungry in an hour (veggies always do that to me!).

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Look at this awesome shot I got with the sunset coming in through our dining window!!!

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Wouldn’t that be a cool painting? I love art and photography.

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Day 43 (May 8th): Time to TONE THAT BUTT!! The butt is one of the things I focus on the most when it comes to bikini season! I found this awesome video featuring the best butt exercises you can do to whip that butt into shape. Pick two exercises featured in this video and do 2 sets of each. I LOVE this video!

Also please remember, if I don’t post about the daily challenge in one of my posts, please look for it on the BBBC page. At minimum, it will be updated there daily. Some days I just don’t have time to always remember to post about it here too. :)

Oh She Glows RAW Chocolate Chip Cookie sightings:

Ryan from Chase Daylight made my raw chocolate chip cookies!

Priyanka from Priyanka Loves Food made them too!

If you have made the raw CCC let me know. :D

HAPPY FRIDAY!!!!!!!

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1 OSGMOM May 8, 2009

Hi Ange,
I am very envious of your beautiful garden and green lawn. We don’t have a spring flower in sight as of yet, not even a crocus! I just LOVE the photo you took of your kitchen. Happy Friday!!

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2 Angela (Oh She Glows) May 8, 2009

Hi mom!!! :) You’ll just have to move back here to get all of our beautiful weather, teehee!

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3 Heather May 8, 2009

I’ve never been much of a grapefruit fan either! I just don’t care for the taste, but I can actually imagine it being pretty tasty in a green smoothie. What a great idea!

Haha, I love that last picture! Very artistic ;)

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4 Emily May 8, 2009

That is a gorgeous picture, I want to make that smoothie soon too!

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5 Lindsay @ Foodrun May 8, 2009

Thanks for posting that video – I can’t wait to do those exercises!

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6 Run Sarah May 8, 2009

Glad you liked the tofu! I find how pressed it is really makes a huge difference on how well it absorbs flavour. I like it nice & crispy!

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7 kelsey May 8, 2009

with a dairy allergy I’m all too familiar with tofu. one of my favourite desserts is to melt high quality chocolate and combine with silkened tofu in the blender. Cool in fridge for a few hours. and voila you have healthy chocolate mousse!

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8 Mara @ What's For Dinner? May 8, 2009

The garden looks amazing!!!!

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9 Christina May 8, 2009

yay for the awesome tofu dinner!

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10 Greta May 8, 2009

I like grapefruit – usually, at least – sometimes it has a funky bitter taste that is just.. bleh. I love the idea of it in a smoothie though! Sounds so refreshing and summer-y. Have a great Friday :)

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11 Priyanka May 8, 2009

yay for the dinner and those flowers look so beautiful!

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12 Megan May 8, 2009

Hi Angela, I made my first Green Monster last night and it was delicious! You’re a genius for inventing it (or at least blogging about it) :-)

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13 janetha May 8, 2009

i love grapefruit both for the flavor and health benefits.. what a great idea to throw it into a GM! thanks for the idea.

hahaha loved the dance party on the office last night. angela is such a debbie downer!

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14 Rose May 8, 2009

Good idea with the cuc. I love making something ordinary really fun with spices :)

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15 Nadia May 8, 2009

Yeah! I’m glad you liked the GM with grapefruit! I’m going to pick up some more this weekend (on purpose this time!).

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16 Karen September 2, 2012

I love this website. Every recipe I have made is yummy!
This website makes staying on a vegan diet more obtainable!

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17 Angela (Oh She Glows) September 3, 2012

Thank you so much karen!

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