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Even Stevens

Posted Jun 03 2010 12:00am

Remember this show:

Not going to lie: in my family, I’d always be Ren (you know the stereotypical type A overachieving nerd).  I loved older Disney Chanel shows especially Even Stevens with the crazy family and the hott older brother

That’d be Donnie Stevens NOT young Shia LaBeouf (he’s kinda cute now but not as Louis Stevens).  I remember one episode in particular when Donnie prepared a tofu dish for Ren and Louis while their parents were hosting a dinner party catered by a French chef.  Louis saved the poor duck (who the chef had planned on cooking for dinner) from being killed and eaten! Ironically I remember how nasty the tofu dish looked and thinking that I would never ever in a million years willingly eat tofu…

Hmmmm, well a million and so years later after adopting a vegan lifestyle and experimenting in the kitchen, I’ve discovered a love of tofu.  I do try to limit my soy consumption because many soy products including tofu are over processed and more expensive than other protein sources ie beans and lentils.  But I’ve been playing around with blending lite silken tofu with numerous spices and flavored liquids (like salsa ).

And I present: Balsamic Silken Tofu


  • 6 oz lite silken tofu
  • 2 T Balsamic Vinegar (Love Trader Joe’s brand)
  • 3 T water (or as much as you want depending on your desired level of creaminess)
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp cumin


I kept mine on the creamier side and you can definitely cut back on the garlic  but I love lots of garlic :) Also I’m sure you can use a variety of spices.  For around 80 calories (60 calories for 6oz lite silken tofu and 20 calories for 2 T BV), you get a fabulous salad dressing with 10 grams of protein!  If you need some fat in your diet feel free to replace 1 T of water with 1 T of olive oil (though this will change the caloric content).  I’m playing around with different spices hoping to make my own tofu ranch dressing!

Have you ever used silken tofu before?  Or do you have any foods that you thought you’d never eat but now love (for me: tofu, mushrooms, beans, tomatoes, etc)?

PS  I absolutely LOVE this:

It’s flavored with Stevia so it’s ZERO calories with great sources of vitamins and electrolytes plus it comes in a variety of flavors (so much better than the original overly sugared Vitamin water).

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