Meatless Monday Giveaway–Nasoya

The summer after high school I became vegetarian (and vegan for a bit). Since then I was 90% vegetarian until last January when I decided to try and increase my protein intake (yes, I realize you can do that without animal products I chose not to for many reasons we’ll talk about it later).

Anyways, I have been vegetarian longer than not, so my best dishes are veggie ones. I think the best dinner I can make is an Asian stir-fry. I make it different every time but it always has – tofu, veggies and a sauce.

Today I used Nasoya’s Sprouted tofu plus. The company sent me coupons to try their products.IMG_2784 (800x533)

I realized after taking this picture that it is technically expired. If I die before I wake, please God step on the brake!

I stir-fried the veggies and tofu with coconut oil. Then, added a sauce of soy sauce, PB, agave and chili. IMG_2801 (800x533)

This is my favorite dinner at home!IMG_2804 (800x533)

My sweet tooth will not be stopped, but I don’t have any ‘real’ treats. I made due with this Crunch bar I got from the race. It’s good, but I still need to find the world’s best chocolate chip cookie!! I’m thinking about holding a Best Choc Chip Cookie contest where you send me your baked goods and I judge the winner. Chubby? Genius? Yes.IMG_2818 (800x533)


If you like tofu and/or want to learn more about how to cook it check out their Tofu U site. You can take their tofu pledge and get a coupon.

Giveaway: Nasoya is giving one lucky RER reader 5 free products and a t-shirt!

To enter: Leave a comment with your signature dish. *This giveaway is closed.

Contest open to US residents only. Ends 12/13/11 4pm PST.


  1. Kylee says

    I have never cooked tofu before but my signature meatless dish is my spaghetti squash lasagna with lots of added veggies instead of meat! yummm

  2. says

    My signature dish is ‘burrito bowls.’ Rice, black beans, corn, salsa and whatever else I have on hand. Sometimes they turn out really fancy, sometimes really basic. But always extremely delicious.

    My second go to after ‘burrito bowls’ would definitely be tofu. I just broiling it with a sauce (peanut or teriyaki) and eat it plain, over rice, or on salad.

  3. says

    My boyfriend claims I make the best lasagna. I like that its super easy to make with or without noodles by substituting eggplant. I’d love to try and make Ge sauce with tempeh or tofu instead of wastage and ground beef. I’d assume the only difference would e marinating the tofu/tempeh first an making sure I compensate the seasonings for what the meat brings to the dish.

  4. Taylor says

    My fave tofu dish is, of course, stir fry! We will usually marinade the tofu in some sort of sauce and then we bake it. They turn into little tofu fries… and confession: not much actually make it into the stir fry because we have a grazing problem! Nom nom nom!

  5. Lorin says

    I don’t have much of a signature dish, but when I’m short on time I always make a stir fry. Some veggies, protein (tempeh or tofu), and some type of sauce.

  6. tiffany says

    hmm…i made a pretty mean savory oatmeal for breakfast this morning. oats, an egg white, black beans, red pepper sauce, oregano, basil, garlic powder, and nutritional yeast. don’t cook for others much, so my “signature” dishes according to friends are probably baked goods. :)

  7. Tori says

    My favorite tofu dish is similar to yours. It tends to be really kitchen sink to use up everything in the fridge, but I take half empty PB jars add some soy sauce, sesame oil, apple cider vinegar, ginger, garlic powder, onion powder and salt. It makes almost a whole jar of sauce when I’m done, and I dump it on everything I make with tofu.

  8. says

    The other night I marinated some tofu and cooked it on the Foreman grill, it was really tasty and had a nice grilled texture. I joked around and said it was a tofu steak (but I was the only one that thought it was clever!)

  9. Lindsay says

    My signature dish is my Cranberry Chicken. It’s so easy but so flavorful. Pair it with some yellow jasmine rice for extra deliciousness!

  10. Amy says

    I’m working on my signature dish-recent faves have been quinoa stuffed acorn squash, stuffed baked potatoes, and all kinds of brussel sprouts!

  11. says

    My ‘signature dish’ (by which I mean the only thing I can make that people actually like) is mushroom risotto- its lovely and creamy etc but fresh made and I limit the cream etc so its not as bad for you as some packaged ones are. That said, I reckon waitrose (a big posh supermarket chain we have in the UK) still does a better one… Im not a talented cook!

    The signature dish doesnt need to involve tofu does it? I do know how to cook with tofu but I would say that the risotto is my ‘signature’!

  12. says

    I am not sure why I didn’t catch you were vegetarian. However this is good, because I want to know amounts of sauce you put in your recipe, (esp peanut butter). I love peanut noodles and would love to be able to cook something up that tastes similar at home.

    If I knew how the oatmeal chocolate cookies from Potbelly would travel, I would totally send you some.

  13. marie says

    My signature dish BBQ pasta, which is a riff on baked ziti. I can cook more elaborate things, healthier things, and prettier things, but people always request BBQ pasta!

  14. Jessica says

    Sounds like you, me and Tori are on the same page – I do pretty much the same! Broccoli slaw (or whatever veggies I have laying around), a throw-together sauce (or peanut sauce if I have it), stir fry it up and put it over brown rice.

    But my signature dish? Grilled cheese sandwiches. My mom says I make the best ones hands down. 😀

  15. Courtney N says

    I always press it and bake it then add it to a stir fry. It comes out the consistency of the fried tofu you get at Thai take-out places!

  16. says

    Way to go on the yoga!!! I keep saying I need to go, and I know I need to go…I just can’t get my ass moving. I have a love hate relationship with it. I love the results, but I hate how slow it is. ADD much! Haha.

    My signature dish is wheat penne, sweet potato (cut up), tomatoes, broccoli, extra firm tofu, atop spinach. Thennnnnrushed red pepper flakes on top!

  17. Stacey says

    Signature dish – my hubby would say my apple pie. I however love my home made enchiladas. (I am more for the savory vs sweet). Tofu is a staple in our fridge – I use it in sweet and savory dishes and would love to try the sprouted variety!

  18. Cari says

    hmmm… my signature dish? maybe my key lime habanero cheesecake (with dark chocolate graham cracker crust!) or my moroccan wheatberry salad :)

  19. Sara says

    Hey Monica! My signature dish is definitely also an asian stir fry. I always change what is in it, but usually a base of broccoli, peas, bean sprouts, onion, tofu, and cashews (plus soy sauce, garlic and onion powder, and chili flakes).

  20. says

    we make a dish that my partner called “Yogi’s Special” growing up. When I first heard of it, I was very skeptical, but it is SO good that we eat it almost once a week. It’s a stir fry that always has veggies and tofu, but the “sauce” is soy sauce and a LOT of cumin. You put the stir fried veggies over Near East Rice Pilaf …stay with me … and top it all with a bit of shredded cheddar. I swoon over this dish. Trust me. Try it once!!

  21. TiffanyS says

    I really want to try to incorporate tofu more into my cooking, but I’m nervous to mess it up! My signature dishes are usually baked goods. My banana bars/bread are gobbled up in record time usually. I love to experiment with quinoa and veggie dishes of late though. I’m usually the only one to eat them, but oh well…more for me!

  22. tink says

    i make an awesome tomato soup! my fave dish w/ tofu though is cormeal crusted tofu w/ sweet and sour sauce. i serve w/ steamed broccoli, quinoa, & sesame seeds.

  23. says

    My signature dish is my chili cheese appetizer. I’ve made it vegetarian and vegan. Cream cheese, chili, and topped with cheese in the microwave for 5 minutes, served with tortilla chips… delicious and doesn’t last for long at family parties! :)

  24. Rachel C. says

    I don’t think I have one but I have one friend who always wants me to make a grilled cheese when visiting so maybe that’s it!

  25. Christina says

    My best tofu dish is a stir fry like the one you described :) I like to make my sauce with ginger, garlic, soy sauce, peanut butter, and sriracha.

  26. says

    I make awesome cookies. My friends always ask me to make them for them! My two best are sugar cookies and chocolate chips (I’m pretty sure mine are the worlds best fyi!)

  27. Stephanie says

    My signature dish is definitely my mom’s eggrolls!

    I also love to make tofu like you do in an asian stirfry. So good and so versatile!

  28. Erica says

    My very first tofu dish is great for someone who is scared to try tofu. You just slice it pretty thin, coat it in your favorite BBQ sauce, and roast it in the oven. I put extra BBQ sauce on the side for dipping and serve it was roasted potatoes and broccoli. Even non-vegetarians will like this.

    My favorite though is chili. Just crumble tofu and cook it like you would ground beef and throw it in a pot with beans, water, and seasoning and let it simmer for a few hours. (Or use a crock pot if you have one.)

  29. says

    My signature dish is probably my margarita bars! They’re like lemon bars, but made with margarita mix. Everyone requests them when I come to a party :)

  30. Maria says

    Hmm…I’m not sure if it’s my signature dish, but we do end up eating it at least once a week: potato and broccolini casserole! I base it off of Susan’s dish at FatFree Vegan Kitchen, which uses silken tofu. So good! It’s sort of like a vegan frittata to me!

  31. says

    My signature dish is a risotto with asparagus, mushrooms, peas, and a ton of other veggies. I sometimes even add in shrimp or chicken sausage (for my boyfriend). It takes forever to make and requires a lot of attention (constantly adding in vegetable broth) but its so worth it!

  32. Pauline says

    I’m a plain jane when I cook for myself at home. I love using grilled chicken, buffalo sauce, and greek yogurt to make buffalo chicken salad and put that on nice bib lettuce to make lettuce wraps.

  33. Sarah says

    I love to make a “green curry” thai dish..super easy! Just put tofu cubes, and any veggies you like in a skillet. Then add Trader Joe’s Green Curry Simmer Sauce. Yummmmm.

  34. tammy says

    my signature dish is actually a dip…. for some reason, my family thinks I’m the ground sausage/rotel/cheese fairy because according to them, nobody else seems to make a queso dip that compares to mine…. thinks nobody else likes to make it, and thats about all there is to it :)

  35. Diana says

    Ooh, I’d love to try Nasoya tofu! I usually just buy the cheapest brand at the grocery store, but I’ve heard Nasoya’s is really good!

  36. Kristina says

    We enjoy Stir fry we make it once a week it’s just so yummy. Even my one year old loves tofu so we are always making something with it.

  37. says

    Love Nasoya. We use Nasoya Light Tofu weekly in our house. My go to signature with it is stir fry- much like yours! Veggies, tofu and sauce (usually I mix tahini and soy sauce). We eat it almost every Friday because it’s quick, easy and tasty.

  38. Brooke says

    I don’t have a signature dish but I am often asked to bake something. I like to come up with my own muffin recipes and they are usually a hit.

  39. says

    hmmm signature dish?? ive been makin some mean enchiladas lately…for parties, ive also made a brie dish…take the brie, cover it with apricot jam, then with crescent rolls..then bake it..its amazing!!

  40. Megan says

    I think my signature dishes might be oatmeal and chocolate chip cookies =) If we’re talking dinner food, then a modified version of Rustic Cabbage from the Kind Diet, yum!

  41. Pam says

    Recently made a sweet potato and spinach stew that was off the hook. I used garlic, crushed tomatoes, onions and spices (love it HOT) as well as a can of Margaret Holmes Hoppin’ John which contained black eyed peas because I didn’t have a can of pinto beans.

  42. says

    I looove tofu! I think I’m known for my love of kale and other green veggies, and I suppose my ‘signature dish’ would have to be those (kale, broccoli, and asparagus, usually) sauteed with a kind of protein (tofu, beans, sometimes fake meat). I use soy sauce, garlic, chili powder, and cumin to flavor. So good!

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