Chobani-Centric + Coconut Crusted Tofu

by Jillian on January 31, 2013 · 5 comments

I apologize for my recent Chobani-centric posts. Wait, no I don’t. Chobani is freakin’ awesome. I love the company culture and the delicious new flavors. Most important though, people are super fun and extra generous!

But, I’ll get in to that once I cover my morning.

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Did anyone else here in the northeast wake up to the howling winds at 4am? Wow. I was hoping it would stop by 4:45 when I leave for bootcamp, but it didn’t ease up all that much. Luckily, I didn’t get blown away, by the wind at least! I was however, winded from the intense strength and cardio circuit that we did.

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Phew! When I walked in to the gym, some of the lights were out. I guess they are on two different power lines? Anyway, I saw that the lights in the group fitness room were on and I was so happy.

Post workout, I enjoyed my protein shake in the bathroom, as usual, while getting ready. I added frozen dark cherries and Bob’s Red Mill toasted carob powder to the regular mix of almond milk, fitmixer chocolate protein powder, greens, and banana. OH EM GEE. This is my new favorite. What a delightful substitution to chocolate.

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Chobani

Alright, it’s #chobanitime! Okay, if I’m gonna hashtag in a blog post, I have to include #tastereal. :)

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I was expecting this box all week, so when I saw it on my doorstep after work, I died a little bit.

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Thank you Chobani, for keeping my refrigerator stocked with your new and (so far) delicious flavors! Banana, pear, and the new Chobani bite caramel pineapple and dark chocolate raspberry.

The star of the show in tonight’s dinner was this little guy.

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I had a coupon for Nasoya tofu so I picked up a block at the grocery store over the weekend. I don’t own a tofu press because honestly, I don’t make it enough to invest in one, but believe me, I don’t need one. I have Joe’s protein shakes to do the trick.

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I mixed the following ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
  • 2 T whole wheat flour
  • 2 T cornstarch
  • 1 packet stevia
  • pinch of salt and onion powder

I dipped the tofu in the mixture and fried it in a pan with coconut oil.

I wondered what condiment would go well with coconut, aside from the usual Bragg’s aminos (mixed with ginger). Pineapple? CARAMEL PINEAPPLE?

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Yep, I did it.

And thought of Laura almost immediately. The tofu was nice and crispy and not surprisingly paired very well with the sweetness of the caramel and pineapple.

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I chopped up yellow and orange peppers to have on the side. I always need some sort of veggie!

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Mmmmm!

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Okay, time for couch, tv, and bed. Did I forget to mention dessert? That too.

  • Have you tried the new Chobani flavors? I need to get my hands on the other new flavors! Fig with Orange Zest Coffee with Dark Chocolate Chips

 

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1 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More January 31, 2013 at 9:02 pm

You and I are on the same wave length…I’ve been dreaming up a coconut crusted tofu for WEEKS. ;)

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2 Jillian February 1, 2013 at 9:19 am

Haha so funny! That happens to me a lot – I’ll be reading blogs and I’m like WTF? That’s exactly what I had planned for dinner!

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3 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table February 1, 2013 at 12:48 am

This is awesome! I got a suprise from Chobani too – the fig and the chocolate! Now to get my hands on some caramel pineapple… YUM!

Love that tofu idea. May have to try that out for lunch tomorrow… with the fig? Or the banana?!

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4 Jillian February 1, 2013 at 9:19 am

We need to swap 2 for 2 lol…

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