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Thursday, March 29, 2007

A QUICK VEGAN SNACK; AND I'M OFF TO GRAND RAPIDS

Best Blog Tips A curious deer checking me out through my office window!

Well, I'm off to Grand Rapids, MI for the Vegetarian Awakening chef's conference on Saturday at the crack of dawn! (You can see photos from last year's conference here, and read my impressions of the conference here.)

I've been busy getting ready, and I'm still not packed, so this is going to be short! I wanted to quickly recommend (this is totally unsolicited!) a vegan product that I hadn't tried before, but we have recently found makes an inexpensive, delicious, and healthful snack. For less than the price of a vegan organic chocolate bar, you can munch on some delicious flavored tofu.

It's called "Pete's Tofu2Go", but in Canada (the company is Sunrise Soya Foods, a Vancouver company) there are a couple of other varieties called "Pete's Soyganics" (both varieties are made with certified organic soybeans). The tofu (6 oz. size) comes ready to eat in a sauce or marinade, and the calorie content of half the package is only 130-170 calories, depending on the variety, and you get about 12 g protein.



You can eat the tofu cold as a snack, or heat it in a wrap for lunch. I don't buy packaged foods very much, but I got some of the Teriyaki (sorry, in Canada only!) when I was in town and starving and didn't want to eat junk. It was a perfect pick-me-up, and, as I said, cheaper than a good chocolate bar!

We have only tried the teriyaki, Sesame Ginger, and Szechuan (pictured above) so far, but I intend to try the others (Thai Tango, Mambo Italiano and Lemon Pepper). DH wants me to keep a couple in the fridge for him to take for lunch if there's no leftovers around.

I'll post when I get back next week!

All the best!

5 comments:

Veg-a-Nut said...

Have a great time at the conference and I wish you a safe and enjoyable trip! Can't wait to hear about your adventure!

Vincent Guihan said...

I've tried Pete's 2 Go (the teriyaki), and I really like it. I don't eat it cold, though, but that's a great idea. Have a good trip!

Twisted Cinderella said...

I am going to look for that around here! Thanks for the tip!

bazu said...

I too love cold baked tofu. I used to get the ones they sold in Trader Joes- I especially liked the spicy Thai- mmmmm.

Have a great conference. I love the deer picture! I've gotten used to seeing deer in my backyard, even though I live in a very urban area right outside of Syracuse University.

Gaia said...

I love Pete's Tofu2Go ! My favorite flavor is Sesame Ginger and we eat it cold, right out of the package. To good to waste time heating :p
My hubby loves it when he can have that for lunch with a rice salad or something. :)