Recent Eats + Air Fryer Tofu How-To


Hi from the long weekend! It’s a GORGEOUS Sunday here in Charlotte and I’m currently sipping a kombucha and writing this post while Finn naps. Keeping things easy today with a few recent eats.

BREAKFAST

greek yogurt bowl

Yogurt bowl with plain full-fat greek yogurt (can’t remember if this was FAGE or ALDI organic), bananas, the sweetest peach, dried cranberries, Purely Elizabeth granola and Wild Friends Nut + Seed Butter.

dave's killer bread bagels

Dave’s Killer Bread Boomin’ Berry Bagel. One half with butter and cream cheese, one half with peanut butter, honey and banana. It always surprises people that I put butter and cream cheese on my bagels but I am here to tell you that if you haven’t tried it…you’re missing out. It’s doubly delicious!

scrambled eggs and sauerkraut

Cottage cheese scrambled eggs with Wild Brine Green Kraut, avocado and fruit.

LUNCH

smoothie bowl

Smoothie bowls have by far been my favorite hot weather lunch this summer but I can’t wait to get back to soup and toast this fall!

Reid's fine foods build your own salad

One day I grabbed a salad while I was out from Reid’s but salads are just not doing it for me for lunch the way they used to. I’m sure I’ll cycle back to them soon enough.

DINNER

air fryer tofu

Air fryer tofu over quinoa with roasted cauliflower, hummus and avocado. I’ve received lots of questions about how I air fry tofu on Instagram so here is a quick overview.

  1. Press tofu for 15-20 minutes to remove as much water as possible. (I use extra firm tofu, FYI.)
  2. Cut into slices that are about 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick. Spray air fryer basket with nonstick cooking spray and either spray the tofu or lightly rub with olive oil.
  3. Season tofu as desired and place on prepared basket. (I did half with Dizzy Pig Shaking the Tree and half with their Bombay-ish rub.)
  4. Air fry at 400 degrees for about 15-18 minutes or until tofu is browned and beginning to get crispy at the edges.

I’m sure there are many other effective ways of air frying tofu but this is my go to for tofu that I can throw into bowls.

air fryer tofu

Same dinner, add feta, diced cherry tomatoes and a drizzle of olive oil.

Foxcroft wine co

Dinner out with two of my girlfriends at Foxcroft Wine Co. I had a salad with salmon and we split truffle fries for the table. Nothing makes me happier than dipping fries in mayo.

turkey meatballs stuffed with fresh mozzarella

Homemade turkey meatballs stuffed with fresh mozzarella over spaghetti. I used jarred Rao’s marinara sauce.

cauliflower rice fried rice with canned tuna

Finally, frozen cauliflower fried rice from Whole Foods with a can of Blue Harbor canned tuna mixed in. This is one that you can’t knock until you try. It’s so good, easy and healthy!

ETC

housewarming gift

My friend Erin left the most thoughtful housewarming gift on my porch one night. She gave me a beautiful handmade wooden cheeseboard, a jigsaw puzzle, a selection of her gorgeous jewelry, wine, carrot cake and flowers. It was so sweet and generous that it brought tears to my eyes. I’m so lucky to know such amazing women.

QUESTIONS

What are your favorite housewarming gifts to give? 

Would you rather eat a yogurt bowl or eggs + avocado for breakfast? 

Do you like tofu? Favorite ways to eat/prepare it? 

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