TofuXpress And Vegan Seasoned Tofu

July 14, 2010 by Keri

**Giveaway Closed** Congrats to Laura, who commented about her buffalo tofu cravings.  Expect an email from me looking for a shipping address!

Keeping up with the birthday festivities, I have another awesome giveaway for you!  Now, I have no idea how you go about pressing tofu, but I always seem to make it complicated.  My method of choice has always been wrapping it and then balancing bowls on top of it, changing the wrappings every 20 minutes or so.  I even once had an episode of pure genius when I balanced 3 nested glass bowls on top of a tofu block and left the room only to here a crash behind me.  Yeah, it was a real facepalm moment.  When I saw the ad for the TofuXpress quite some time ago, I knew I needed one.  I rushed to their website, only to find they were temporarily sold out.  I’d gotten over the initial disappointment and forgotten all about my desired press until I read Averie’s review. I was looking to arrange a few birthday giveaways for you guys and to my delight, they not only wanted to give one to a reader, but sent me one to review as well!

TofuXpress

When the box arrived, the first thing I did was run to the refrigerator and grab a package of tofu.  I hadn’t even opened the thing yet, but I was ready.   I expected to have to put something together, but it was all ready to go out of the box.  Glancing at the manual, I ripped open the tofu and dropped it in to press.  A little water came out immediately, but it didn’t instapress, so I flipped open the booklet to see what was up.  ”Ohhh, I have to wait an hour minimum.”  I had just about that until I needed to start dinner, so I stuck it in the fridge to press.  Much better.  With just the minimum amount of pressing time, my tofu was already well-drained.  And it sure beats breaking glass bowls!  I’m going to try pressing overnight next for firmer results; I’ll get back to you on that one.  The press also comes with a marinating tray for, well, marinating.  I’ll give that a try and let you know as well, I just wanted to get this birthday giveaway going!

TofuXpress

Vegan Tofu Recipes

Vegan Tofu Recipes

I’m so excited over the tofu press.  If I dropped this one and broke it tonight (because I’m that graceful), I’d honestly buy a new one in a heartbeat.  This thing is going to save me so much hassle.  The pictured tofu ended up as a delicious seasoned tofu for taco night, but I’ll get to it in another food-packed post. Let’s get to that giveaway!

Vegan Tofu Recipes

TofuXpress will be sending one lucky tree-eater a fabulous tofu press.  The winner will be chosen at random.  To enter, comment below telling me your favorite way to prepare tofu.  Anyone can enter as long as there’s no legal reason you can’t have a tofu press.  If your country forbids tofu presses, then I’m sorry, there’s just nothing I can do.  Additional entries are below- do as many as you want:

Winners will be drawn on Saturday, July 17th 2010, so enter by noon EST on Saturday.  Good luck!

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Comments

  1. I’ve been dying to try one of these! In fact, I made tofu today and had to do the ‘ol soak-it-in-50-paper-towels thing. Not very eco-friendly :?

    haha I’m hoping America doesn’t forbid tofu-presses…I like to prepare mine by freezing –> thawing –> marinating in a soy sauce mixture –> baking

  2. Ange says:

    I follow you on twitter!

  3. Ange says:

    I follow Tofuxpress on twitter now!

  4. Ange says:

    I tweeted the giveawa….so hoping that I win because I’ve been wanting one of these since reading Averie’s post last week!

  5. Mmmm that taco tofu looks yummy- can’t wait to hear about it!

  6. I follow you on Google reader!! :)

  7. Dia says:

    I follow you on Twitter AND I tweeted the link!

  8. Megan Hall says:

    I already follow you on Twitter of course :)

  9. Megan Hall says:

    And I follow tofuXpress!

  10. Megan Hall says:

    And I like you on Facebook!

  11. Megan Hall says:

    And I like TofuXpress on Facebook!

  12. Megan Hall says:

    And I entered the Primal Strip giveaway!

  13. Megan Hall says:

    AND I am now about to post on my blog.

    Is it evident I REALLY want this bitch?! :)

  14. Megan Hall says:

    Okay, i have blogged my lil ass off :)

  15. Megan Hall says:

    Okay, so that’s two for the blog….so this makes 3?!

  16. Megan Hall says:

    Aaaaaaaannnnndddd……..
    lucky number 5!

    Now, GIMMIE MY TOFU PRESS!!!!!!!! :)

  17. ME! I have you in my Google Reader!

  18. VeganWheekers says:

    …and followed @tofuxpress on Twitter

  19. VeganWheekers says:

    Hmm, my first entry didn’t make it!
    Meant to say I follow you on Twitter @VeganWheekers

  20. VeganWheekers says:

    I tweeted Enter to win a @TofuXpress tofu press @IEatTrees – http://tinyurl.com/259nwsv
    http://twitter.com/VeganWheekers/status/18570532904

  21. VeganWheekers says:

    I already subscribe to the feed :-)

  22. VeganWheekers says:

    I also entered the Primal Strip giveaway…
    would be fun in the off chance that one person wins both contest!

  23. I want one of these so badly! I keep seeing them on all the blogs. I bet it would be awesome for making my favorite baked tofu. :)

  24. Dai Dai says:

    My favorite way to prepare tofu is to marinate it in soy sauce and sesame oil and sprinkle some green onion on top to eat raw! =]

  25. Dai Dai says:

    Entered the Primal Strips giveaway!

  26. Dai Dai says:

    I follow you on Twitter!

  27. Dai Dai says:

    Tweeted on @cleapalate!

  28. Dai Dai says:

    Following TofuXpress on FB!

  29. Dai Dai says:

    Liked on facebook! =]

  30. thanks for the shout out too and glad you love it as much as i do which is why i want a 2nd one so i can have 2 blocks going at once…i have one going right now!

    and i commented on your primal strips already too

  31. I already follow you on twitter ( @SporksorChpstix )

  32. I also retweeted your giveaway ( @SporksorChpstix ) :D

  33. Niveditha says:

    Interesting giveaway, thank you…I would saute tofu with fresh veggies and have it with steamed rice…

    ramvinayak_81@rediffmail.com

  34. Niveditha says:

    I follow this blog on FB!!!

    ramvinayak_81@rediffmail.com

  35. Niveditha says:

    I also ‘like’ TofuXpress on FB!!!

    ramvinayak_81@rediffmail.com

  36. (I liked you on facebook. Ugh, I feel like such a stalker. I am the hobo in the yard leering through the kitchen window!)
    My favourite way with tofu is the result of a lot of cerveza…

    Tofu Pibil
    2 tbs annatto seed
    1 tsp cumin seed
    4 allspice berries
    1 habanero pepper
    4 cloves garlic
    1 tbs salt
    splash tequila
    Juice of seville orange, or 1 eating orange & a lime.

    Put everything but the tequila & juice in a spice grinder, coffee mill, blender, food processor, or if you have superhuman strength, a pestle & mortar. Grind to a powder. Add the liquids & pour over a pack of tofu. Leave to marinade for at least an hour, then roast in a hot oven for 20 minutes (longer if you like chewy bits!)
    Serve with Mexican rice, wedges of lime & more cerveza!

  37. Anna says:

    I love to marinate the hell out of it and then bake it, always comes out yummy and you can do so many different flavours!

  38. Well, I already follow you on Twitter and FB so I went ahead and “like” TofuXpress….cause I want one!!! :)

    I usually try out different marinades for tofu and let it sit in the fridge for at least 24 hours. This week I grabbed what I had on hand (below) and the next day wrapped it in foil and placed on the grill for 20 minutes. YUMMY!

    Great giveaways, thanks for doing this!

    JL’s TOFU MARINADE
    Diced garlic scapes
    Maple Syrup
    Sunflower Oil
    Bragg’s Amino
    Apple Cider Vinegar
    Tumeric
    S+P

    No measurements, just eye-balled it.

  39. Anna says:

    following you on Twitter now, I am @finallywakingup

  40. Anna says:

    I tweeted the tweet, lol!

  41. Jenny says:

    I already own one so I don’t want to take away an entry from someone who doesn’t, but I love, love, love my tofuxpress! Use it all the time! Good luck everyone!

  42. windiebird says:

    I’m @windiebird on twitter, I’d love to win one of these! I’ve been doing the ol’ pat dry, let sit for a bit in a bowl, drain the bowl, pat dry again, put it in the fridge then hope the consistency is still solid ^_^

    Very neat idea!

  43. Miranda says:

    My favorite way to prepare tofu (lately) is the baked tofu recipe on fatfreevegan’s site.

  44. Miranda says:

    I ‘liked’ you on FB!

  45. Miranda says:

    I ‘liked’ TofuXpress on FB!

  46. Casey says:

    I follow you and I’m a new vegan and REALLY would like one! :-)

  47. Casey says:

    and my sn is @_V_I_V_

  48. Kendall says:

    following both on twitter – check
    comment on twitter @velofreak – check
    comment on blog – check
    favorite tofu method – scrambled.
    Thanks for the contest!

  49. Stephen says:

    follow you on twitter, and want a tofu press

  50. emily says:

    I *now* follow you on Twitter! @tofuandwhiskey

  51. Abby says:

    My favorite way to prepare tofu is pan fried, although I’m not so handy with the pressing so it’s never as firm as it could be.

    * My last towering concoction to press my tofu = casualty of what once was the beautiful mug my boss bought me!

  52. Abby says:

    I follow you on twitter! @beanmail

  53. Abby says:

    I tweeted your contest @beanmail

  54. Abby says:

    I liked you on Facebook. (I do; I really do!)

  55. Abby says:

    I liked TofuXpress on Facebook (who knew!)

  56. Abby says:

    I entered the Primal Strips giveaway (I’ve never had jerky!)

  57. Pick me, pick me! (You’ve been followed and liked!) :)

  58. Catherine says:

    My all time favorite way to prepare tofu is to do a scramble. I’m such a breakfast person – I will have tofu scramble morning, noon & night!! mmm. Would love this press!!

    I follow you on twitter! @ghost_wolves

  59. askantik says:

    I already follow you on Twitter. My favorite stuff to make with tofu is tofu “chicken” salad or marinated baked tofu on a sandwich with avocado and roasted red peppers :D

  60. c. says:

    I’m now following you on Twitter! (@SeeNoAich) and DAA-AM! This crazy mechanism looks awesome! Perfect for me since I there was only the water-packed tofu packages around these parts and I have to press for a while to get a descent firm tofu. :)

  61. veganistmum says:

    I stalk you on all social websites I think lol! but this comment is for twitter

  62. veganistmum says:

    and one or me liking you on FB

  63. veganistmum says:

    and one for liking tofu xpress on FB

  64. veganistmum says:

    one for following tofu xpress on twitter

  65. veganistmum says:

    one for tweeting about the giveaway

  66. veganistmum says:

    one for entering the primal strips give away

  67. Tiffany says:

    I really want one of these! I love tofu. My favorite thing to do is put it in a stir fry with shoyu, mushrooms, celery, basically any vegetables I have on hand. It’s delicious. I also am really fond of the tofu scramble for breakfast with Daiya! YUM. I follow you on both Twitter (My username is NeelyOhHairUh) and Facebook (Tiffany Anderson).

  68. Kate says:

    I love to make tofu in spicy red thai curry….mmmm

  69. Kate says:

    I follow you on twitter! @animal_lov3r

  70. Frank says:

    Hey, I like your blog, and I like you on facebook :)
    Bye
    F

  71. veganistmum says:

    one for having you in my google reader

  72. veganistmum says:

    1st post because I blogged the give away

  73. veganistmum says:

    2nd post because I blogged the give away

  74. veganistmum says:

    3rd post because I blogged the give away

  75. veganistmum says:

    4th post because I blogged the give away

  76. veganistmum says:

    and the last one for blogging about the give away :)

  77. I want one! I want one! Pick me pick me! Thanks for a great giveaway! I really have had my eyes on this. I already follow you on Twitter @singerinkitchen

  78. Kayla says:

    I followed you on twitter!

  79. Kayla says:

    I followed tofu xpress on twitter!

  80. Kayla says:

    I “like”d you on facebook! Also, for the twitter stuff my name is @KaylaLane

  81. Kayla says:

    I “like”d Tofu Xpress on Fb as well

  82. I entered the Primal Jerky giveaway and tweeted!

  83. I subscribed to your blog by email and reader and you are on my blog list.

  84. Kayla says:

    I entered the Primal Strips giveaway!

  85. Shari Rogers says:

    I followed on twitter and facebook. :-) Thanks for the info!

  86. Janis says:

    I am following you on twitter

  87. Janis says:

    I tweeted this contest

  88. Janis says:

    I am following TofuExpress on Twitter my twitter name is janis_tester I forgot to put that in the above comment.

  89. Janis says:

    I liked TofuExpress on FB.

  90. Clay says:

    I (@TheClayBoy) am following you on Twitter!

  91. Clay says:

    I (@TheClayBoy) am following @TofuXpress on Twitter!

  92. Clay says:

    I (@TheClayBoy) tweeted about this sweet give-away on Twitter!

  93. Clay says:

    I liked “I Eat Trees” on Facebook!

  94. Clay says:

    I liked “TofuXpress” on Facebook!

  95. Clay says:

    I subscribed to “I Eat Trees” on Google Reader!

  96. Yessss! Great giveaway! I have been wanting one of these for AGES! :)

    I already follow you on Twitter!

  97. Clay says:

    I entered the Primal Strips giveaway!

  98. I now follow Tofu Xpress on Twitter.

  99. I “like” I Eat Trees on Facebook! (I didn’t even know you had a page there!)

  100. Clay says:

    Hey, the other day I was walking down the street and saw…

    …a new blog post about a sweet give-away:

    http://veganomenon.blogspot.com/2010/07/long-time-since-i-posted.html

  101. I am entering the Primal Strips giveaway, too! Thanks again!

  102. Anna says:

    I entered the Primal Strips giveaway!

  103. Andrea says:

    following you on Twitter, I thought I already was!

  104. Andrea says:

    following tofu press as well, it’s @CELERYINTHECITY :)

  105. aletha says:

    I entered the Primal strips giveaway!

  106. aletha says:

    following you on twitter (already) !!

  107. aletha says:

    following tofuXpress on twitter!

  108. aletha says:

    my favorite way to prepare tofu? hmmm I’d have to say, a good ole’ fashioned tofu scrambler with lots of veggies, onions, & mushrooms

  109. Patricia Mooneyham says:

    I’m following you on Facebook. Right now, my favorite things to do with tofu are ice cream, making frosting, and making tofu salad (very much like egg salad from my childhood).

  110. Lacey says:

    I follow you on twitter- @kuntrageous (you totally follow me already heh); so i’ll RT this one.
    you’re also in my google/blogger feed.

  111. Laura says:

    I have been craving buffalo sauce lately, so I have whipped up quite a few batches of Buffalo Tofu! Owning this would make it so much easier!

  112. Steffany says:

    I’m following you on Twitter!

  113. Steffany says:

    I’m following TofuXpress on Twitter!

  114. Steffany says:

    I don’t have a Facebook, but I really need a tofu press :)

  115. Christina Almond says:

    I *SO* want one of these!!! Right now I tend to use two baking sheets with heavy items piled on top trying to squeeze water out of my tofu!

    My favorite way to have tofu? Oooo…I love it all! But…I guess I will have to go with BBQ’d tofu–YUM!!

  116. Christina Almond says:

    I am following you on Twitter. @calmond

  117. Christina Almond says:

    I am following TofuXpress on Twitter. @calmond

  118. Christina Almond says:

    I tweeted your giveaway:

    http://twitter.com/calmond/status/18737394099

  119. Christina Almond says:

    I like I Eat Trees on Facebook.

  120. Christina Almond says:

    I like TofuXpress on Facebook.

  121. Christina Almond says:

    I subscribe to I Eat Trees via Google Reader.

  122. Theresa AKA SleeplessInSimi says:

    I have wanted one of these FOR-EV-ER! Actually, as big a family I have and as often as we use Tofu, I could probably use two!
    I have completed the following:
    I follow I Eat Trees and TofuXpress
    I tweeted: “Enter to win a @TofuXpress tofu press @IEatTrees
    I “liked” both I Eat Trees and TofuXpress on FaceBook

  123. Theresa AKA SleeplessInSimi says:

    I have no idea what Google Reader is, or I would have done that as well.

  124. Theresa AKA SleeplessInSimi says:

    I am not fond of Primal Strips, so I did not enter to win that one.

  125. I would blog about the contest, however, no one reads my blog so it would be kinda useless.

  126. Last but not least… this is my 5th comment.
    Love your site!

  127. Kyle says:

    I follow you on twitter!! (@missraw)

  128. Kyle says:

    Whoops, pretend this comment came before my last:

    My favorite way, since being a child, to eat tofu is….plain. Just plain, cubed!

  129. Kyle says:

    I tweeted *about* this giveaway :)

  130. Kyle says:

    I “like” tofu express on FB :)

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