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Vegetarian Recipe | Honey Sriracha Tofu

Honey Sriracha Tofu

Today I'm sharing a recipe that I think is the most wonderful thing to ever happen to tofu. This post is really just a recipe review with ingredient change, and believe me, it turned out so much better than I ever dreamed. The recipe I followed can be found here: Honey Sriracha Chicken - Creme De La Crumb. I've used it before with chicken, and I thought to myself, would this work with tofu? Surprise, surprise. It does!

Ingredient change: I used one package of extra-firm tofu in place of 3-4 chicken breasts. I used cubed, but you can buy a block and cube it yourself.

I don't want to copy the recipe here because Tiffany deserves all the credit for her work, so when you get to step 2 (of 2), simply exchange tofu for chicken and continue following the recipe. Sauté the tofu until golden brown (flip with spatula). Mine took around ten minutes give or take. Your browning time may vary a little from mine. One thing I've learned, is that you absolutely need to have a good non-stick pan if you're going to cook tofu on a regular basis. This will make sautéing so much easier for you. I used a CeraPan, bought from WalMart. It's a ceramic coated pan that is truly nonstick; works better than any pan I've ever had.

I hope you enjoy the recipe as much as I do. It's sweet. It's spicy. However, be forewarned: Portion control is difficult because it tastes so darn good.

Have you ever made a major switch in ingredient, for better or worse? 


This is the honey sriracha sauce. Absolutely the best!
honey sriracha sauce

All sides need to be sautéd. Flip tofu with spatula until all sides are golden brown.
Sauteing Tofu

The finished product. As you can see, I added no extra red pepper, and it was plenty spicy. The recipe made more than enough and was just as good two days later when reheated in the microwave.

12 Cheap Cookie Cutters For Your Collection

12 Cheap Cookie Cutters For Your Collection #cookiecutters
I am a bit of a cookie cutter junkie. How about you? Do you have a special drawer dedicated to a jumble of cutters? I admit, the cutter I use most is the dog bone shape for baking dog biscuits. You can check out the result at Chicken Dipped Dog Treats and Baking Dog Biscuits Again

If you're looking for cheap cutters, sometimes it's easier to buy them online and to buy them in bulk. Just watch out for the shipping prices. I know you don't want to buy a cheap cutter and then pay a $10 shipping fee! I like Amazon's add-on program because there is no extra shipping cost once you meet the threshold, and it's usually pretty low...$25 or $35. I also included choices from a few novelty baking shops online. These little shops generally have unique items not found in brick and mortar stores.

If you're interested in building up a collection, The Decorated Cookie has a great read at How To Build A Cookie Cutter Collection. Or if your heart skips a beat over new technology, you'll want to check out Cookie Caster's Customize Your Own Cookie Cutter. This site helps you make your own design and download the file to 3D print it. You don't even have to own your own 3D printer anymore. A lot of larger cities have a 3D lab for public use. I've even seen them at public libraries.

So two questions for you today:

  • Have you tried 3D printing? 
  • What's your favorite cheap cookie cutter source? 

Cheap Metal Cookie Cutters

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          All occasion cookie cutter, but perfect for Spring celebrations and events. 4.2 x 1.6 x 0.8"


              The perfect Christmas cookie cutter. 3"

                Great cutter for religious occasions. 3"

                  Winter weather or Christmas cookie cutter. 3"


                    Cookie cutter designed for the tool masters in your life. 0.6 x 1.5 x 4.4"
                    Another cookie cutter for Christmas parties and events. 5 x 4 x 1.5

            Favor Warehouse
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                      Special occasion cookie cutter.  2.75” x 1.75”
            Eiffel Tower Cookie Cutter
                      Cookie cutter for Valentine's Day, Anniversaries, or everyday use. 2 ¼” x 2 1/8” x ½”
            Heart Cookie Cutter


            Nice Price Favors
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                      Great cutter for baby showers and other baby themes affairs. 2" x 2"
            Baby Bottle Cookie Cutter

                      Beaufiful cutter designed for religious occasions. 3 1/4" x 2 1/4"
            Useful Cross Cookie Cutter

            Shop Bakers Nook
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                      Perfect for making Halloween Black Cat cookies or sweet kitties the rest of the year. 3" x                     4"
            Cat Cookie Cutter

                        An all occasion cookie cutter. Nature lovers will adore this. 2-1/2" x 3"
              Hummingbird Shaped Cookie Cutter


              50 Delicious Recipes For Roma Tomatoes

              Roma Tomato Recipes | Becky Cooks Lightly #romatomatoes
              Hey Folks! How is everyone's garden growing? Mine has been doing wonderfully, even though I've lost a few Roma tomato plants to the heavy rain we've received this week. I have visions of happily drowning in tomatoes if the remaining plants survive the spring rains. Needless to say, I was very disgruntled over this week's forecast: more rain.

              I started my seeds indoors this year; an equal amount of Roma, Beefsteak, and Rutgers, but it was mostly Roma that sprouted. I coddled and talked to them for six weeks before finally transplanting about a dozen Roma, four Beefsteak's, and a handful of Rutgers. I also gave in to the urge to buy a few starter plants: Cherokee Purple, Indigo Rose, and Early Girl. 

              I'm going to ask forgiveness ahead of time for all the tomato recipes you'll be seeing in the upcoming months. Gardening is a compulsion. Farm to plate. Eat locally. Healthy & sustainable food. You get the idea. Growing your own is just the way to go.

              Enjoy these recipes and please feel free to leave a link to your favorite in the comment section.

              Bruschetta | Becky Cooks Lightly
              Roma Tomato Bruschetta
              Bruschetta

              Canning

              Pasta Entrees
              Tomato Paste/Sebastian Koppehel
              Paste
              Pizza
              Roasted
              Salad
              Tomato Sauce | Becky Cooks Lightly
              Tomato Sauce
              Sauce

              Snacks

              Roma Tomato Soup | Becky Cooks Lightly
              Tomato Soup
              Soup

              21 Free Patterns For Waist Aprons

              Free Patterns & Tutorials For Waist Aprons

              Waist - Half Aprons For Women

              1. Amazing Graze Farm ~ Retro Half Apron
                Amazing Graze Farm ~ Retro Half Apron
              2. Bean's Blog ~ Craft Apron
              3. Cranial Hiccups ~ Simple Reversible Half Apron
                Cranial Hiccups ~ Simple Reversible Half Apron
              4. Decor & The Dog ~ Easy Sew Apron
                Decor & The Dog ~ Easy Sew Apron
              5. Delia Creates ~ Simple Gathered Half Apron
                Delia Creates ~ Simple Gathered Half Apron
              6. Flamingo Toes ~ Easy DIY 30 Minute Apron
                Flamingo Toes ~ Easy DIY 30 Minute Apron
              7. Flamingo Toes ~ Polka Dot Apron & Matching Pot Holder
              8. Fynes Designs ~ 10 Minute Dish Towel Apron
              9. Gooseberry Patch ~ Farmhouse Apron
                Gooseberry Patch ~ Farmhouse Apron
              10. Grand Revival Designs ~ Gathered Wrap Skirt
                Grand Revival Designs ~ Gathered Wrap Skirt
              11. Grosgrain Fabulous ~ Cottage Chic Cooking Apron
              12. Lark Crafts ~ Feeling Green Apron
                Lark Crafts ~ Feeling Green Apron
              13. Lark Crafts ~ Stash Happy For Mom Apron
              14. Make It & Love It ~ Quick Half Apron
                Make It Love It ~ Quick Half Apron
              15. Northern Cottage ~ Flirty Ruffle Apron
              16. Pellon ~ Artisan Apron
                Pellon ~ Artisan Apron
              17. Sew 4 Home ~ Market Craft Apron
                Sew 4 Home ~ Market Craft Apron
              18. Sew 4 Home ~ Sewing & Craft Apron
                Sew 4 Home ~ Sewing & Craft Apron
              19. Sew Country Chick ~ Remember Provence Apron
                Sew Country Chick ~ Remember Provence Apron
              20. Sew Loli ~ Half Apron
                Sew Loli ~ Half Apron
              21. What The Craft ~ Half Apron
                What The Craft ~ Half Apron