Nuts For nuts

By Montanacharlie Latest Reply 2011-08-02 07:15:38 -0500
Started 2011-07-21 18:04:40 -0500

I have been going nuts for nuts lately maybe I am going nuts too. Pecans cashews peanuts walnuts you name it I am all for nuts. Also going to attempt Tofu again any ideas for making it other then with fresh ginger?

57 replies

Katmp 2011-08-02 07:06:17 -0500 Report

Gabby, tofu takes on whatever flavor you put on it… I like to let it sit and drain then crumple,next I mix in a can of drained tuna in water, cut green beans from the end about 2/16" pieces, grated carrots, add finely mince onions, thinly sliced green onions, 3 eggs, salt, pepper… mix all together make patties and fry till browned then turn over and do the same… like you would hamburger. I also make stir frys and add cubed tofu in last cover and heat. It's also good in Miso soup.

Katmp 2011-08-02 07:09:09 -0500 Report

Mock Chicken Tofu
1 block firm tofu
2-3 teaspoon oil, safflower or olive
1/3-1/2 cup nutritional yeast
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
2 teaspoon Spike seasoning salt
2 tablespoon soy sauce or braggs liquid aminos

Drain and cube tofu, and set aside. Heat oil in a frying pan on medium-high heat. When hot, add cubed tofu and allow to cook for about 5 minutes, without turning. The cubes should have a light brown crust. Turn cubes over. Cook for 5 minutes on the other side. Turn off heat. Add remaining ingredients. Toss cubes in pan to mix, and let sit for 5 minutes. Serve hot.

Copperchef 2011-07-26 13:52:30 -0500 Report

Here Montanacharlie, Try this for your tofu experience. Looks like scrambled eggs, but tastes really good.

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 bunch green onions, that's 4 to 6, chopped
1 (14.5 ounce) can peeled and diced tomatoes, retain the juice
1 (12 ounce) package firm silken tofu, drained and mashed into small crumbles
1/2 tsp ground turmeric
salt and pepper to taste
1/2 cup shredded mild Cheddar cheese

Heat olive oil in a medium skillet over medium heat, and saute green onions until tender. Stir in tomatoes with juice and mashed tofu. Season with salt, pepper, and turmeric. Add tomato juice, just enough to keep the dish moist but not soupy. Bring to the bubble, reduce heat, and simmer until heated through about 5 to 7 minutes. Sprinkle with Cheddar cheese, cover with a lid and let stand 2 to 3 minutes, then serve.

You can add a little crushed red pepper flakes to raise the heat a little if you like, but add them when you add the olive oil. You can also add things like green pepper or pablano pepper. Very versatile dish.

ladymagnolia1963 2011-07-26 08:03:02 -0500 Report

I saw your post for nuts and wanted to cry. Let me explain :-). I LOVE all kinds of nuts including spoonfuls of peanut butter as a snack. But as I write this I am in a 4 day long diverticulitis attack! The cause…peanuts :( .
I miss them :( . So you guys eat some for me :-). And as far as tofu…I still can't bring myself to try it "yet."

Love & Blessings to all,

MrsCDogg 2011-07-23 17:34:40 -0500 Report

Love the nuts! I'm all about nuts too! We don't eat tofu in this house! My loving husband just gave me the response of…"Patooey!" About the tofu…lol

Montanacharlie 2011-07-24 08:23:54 -0500 Report

Well I had a little Tofu yesterday with Maggie and it was surprizingly Very good had the firm type. I must say I have the same initial responce as your inteligent and loving Husband YUK also !! Got some grapes and I was brought back to my sanity and not in a mental fog !!! LOL

Pynetree 2011-07-23 08:45:30 -0500 Report

We too have been adding a few nuts to our recipes…almonds or walnuts in salads, throw some pecans and apples in to french toast, and pecans or walnuts along with craisins, in oatmeal.
Tofu - I was great at mixing it in with chicken pieces, chunks of veggies, saute, add some saucy stuff (few nuts!). But husband now doing most of the shopping…just doesn't buy it…even though he's been eating it, liking it, for years. He also refuses to buy the buffalo, bison meat at our local farmers market…LOL! Says, he just can't think about it, won't even put it in the cart. Go figure!? Guess I should be thankful he likes nuts!

GabbyPA 2011-07-23 08:48:11 -0500 Report

Hey, good to see you! Yes I love adding nuts to my recipes. I have a toasted grain pilaf that I add walnuts, almonds, and sunflower seeds to. It makes it taste so nice.

ochibeachgirl 2011-07-22 09:37:21 -0500 Report

We all seem to be nuts these days - LOL! I love peanuts (and macadamia nuts but they are hard to get where I am). Tofu I have been told should be handled like a slab of meat, so anything you would do with meat (including poultry) is possible with Tofu. Once saw a lady on tv make it sweet and sour - she coated it with breadcrumbs and fried it and then covered it with sweet and sour sauce. Looked nice but my smellyvision wasn't working, so I have no idea how it tastes.
I once tried to substitute it for cream cheese and added yogurt, end up cutting the cc in half, and made cheese cake with it - couldn't tell the difference from regular cheesecake. Guess that could be a healthy version of cheesecake!

Montanacharlie 2011-07-22 16:24:42 -0500 Report

The cheese cake sound delish may try that too. With Cream cheese? How about cottage cheese and peaches Yum Yum Yum GOOD !!

ochibeachgirl 2011-07-22 17:00:14 -0500 Report

never tried anything with cottage cheese, not sure how it would turn out, as it is a different texture. you could try it and let us know! Have a good weekend.

Montanacharlie 2011-07-22 17:06:04 -0500 Report

I enjoy cottage Chease with peaches instead of ice cream it is not for everyone, I can not stand butter milk fo example. You have a Great week-end too 100 plus for more then 20 days here in Texas, south of Dallas.

debmauldin 2011-07-23 08:20:58 -0500 Report

I'm hooked on sugar-free ice cream. I eat fat free cottage cheese occasionaly with fruit. I try to limit my nuts to almonds.

GabbyPA 2011-07-22 08:24:18 -0500 Report

I love nuts as well and eat mostly almonds, walnuts and pistachios. I eat some peanuts, but they tend to give me heartburn.. go figure. LOL

There are tofu crumbles that are said to be very similar to hamburger. My mom has eaten those. I am still searching for a way to eat it myself. Though I do avoid soy unless it is non-gmo.

tabby9146 2011-07-23 08:19:07 -0500 Report

almonds and pistachios are my faves. I eat a handful a day, sometimes I may just have peanuts and I try to eat walnuts because of hwo they say they are one of the best we can eat.

Montanacharlie 2011-07-22 16:22:11 -0500 Report

Hey Gabby same name as my Neice in Wiscon. I too love Pistachios, However they are like being hooked on something for me, can not stop eating them I may just explod from too many. VickieF suggested stir fry for the TOFU, I will try that !!

GabbyPA 2011-07-23 08:14:10 -0500 Report

I hear you on the pistachios. I always get them in the shells, because if I didn't I would go crazy with them. I have to take the time to crack the shells and peel them, it takes longer and I am good.

Cookie Roma
Cookie Roma 2011-07-22 02:23:29 -0500 Report

Speaking of nuts. How di you feel about booked peanuts? I love them but then I grew up eating them. I eat a very small lunch, then 3 hours later I have maybe 1/2. 3/4 boiled peanuts. I have a small dinner then later I have peanuts again. Spooking tunny!

VickieF 2011-07-22 00:01:06 -0500 Report

Suggestion for Tofu. GARBAGE CAN. I am sorry I can not handle the texture either.
But honestly I think if I had to eat it I would cut it up very small and cook it in a nice vegie filled stirfry. Oh, don't forget the cashews in it too. They are so good in stirfry.I think tofu might not be so bad in a good stirfry at that.

Montanacharlie 2011-07-22 16:16:42 -0500 Report

I will have to agree with you, I will give it another try though,Stir Fry yeah baby sounds Good, with nuts and plenty of sauce!!!

jayabee52 2011-07-21 23:23:52 -0500 Report

I love nuts too. but, I have to avoid them due to my eating plan for kidney problems. Nutz!

Montanacharlie 2011-07-22 16:12:57 -0500 Report

Not a big Tofu fan either, however it is said to be a good food I will try to fry it. I do Live in Texas where every thing is fried even butter! Yuck!!

jayabee52 2011-07-23 22:21:56 -0500 Report

I avoid all soy foods including tofu because it has phytoestrogen. I have enough problems with my male hormones that I don't need to add to the problem by dumping what is a female hormone into the mix.

Montanacharlie 2011-07-24 08:26:44 -0500 Report

I have noticed a lack of "Manliness" when too much Tofu is consumed, So I have it in extreme moderation, How Bout them Cowboy's LOL.

GabbyPA 2011-07-24 08:11:05 -0500 Report

That has been a hot topic of late in the natural news world. They are saying it is part of the problem with raising feminine boys. So much of our food is filled with soy and it makes them less "combative" and more easily controlled. I guess, to look at countries that consume a lot of it, and it kind of shows its slef that way.

Type1Lou 2011-07-24 13:18:15 -0500 Report

This is sort of off the track but your comment reminded me of sci-fi author, Sherri Tepper's book "The Gate to Women's Country". I love her novels and thought this one raised some interesting issues. Isn't less aggression to be desired in a more civilized world?

Montanacharlie 2011-07-24 17:45:02 -0500 Report

In a perfect society or world Yes, however we are not there at this time. A man needs to be a man a protecter and defender of the weak. Stand up for what is right and defend our freedom's.

GabbyPA 2011-07-25 19:50:20 -0500 Report

I agree. I step in to take care and make sure I can defend myself, but my husband is ready as well. I can tell the difference when his testosterone levels are low (he has no pituitary gland, so he doesn't make his own) There are things I like about him when he is low in his testosterone, but he is not himself that way. He is a man's man and though it can get touchy sometimes, he grows as a person, when he practices constraint where needed. It takes more courage sometimes to walk away than to confront. I am proud of him when he does what is right.

Type1Lou 2011-07-25 07:11:58 -0500 Report

It's a fine line, isn't it?…sort of like trying to maintain tight control of our blood sugars without dipping into the dangerous hypoglycemic ranges. We can only keep working at it.

Montanacharlie 2011-07-24 08:28:54 -0500 Report

I am a meat eater and do watch the amout of red meat, makes me more aggressive then the others and restrick the pork, just not a real good meat choice. Man I am a bacon freak, the perfum of real Men LOL

GabbyPA 2011-07-24 08:41:52 -0500 Report

I have been tempted to buy him some of those fancy chocolate covered bacon treats that are all the rage. I don't think he would go for that though, and then I would be stuck eating them...bad, bad. LOL

Montanacharlie 2011-07-24 09:31:52 -0500 Report

I must admitt I had a free bacon Sunday at Denny's and I really liked it. My wife said are you nut's, Why yes I am maam. Those aroud me were grossed ouy, however I really did enjoy it. Sweet and salty Yum Yum Bad, Bad but good too! LOL

GabbyPA 2011-07-25 19:51:57 -0500 Report

I tried it at home once. I just had to to say I had. I had some vanilla ice cream and some bacon. Maybe it needed some maple or something. I liked it okay, but I don't think I will go out of my way to eat it again. It is the ultimate sinner desert. LOL

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2011-07-21 21:15:53 -0500 Report

I'm nuts with you on the nuts. But not a tofu fan. Only have it when it is snuck into oriental food. Mainly in egg drop soup. I don't like its texture, same with eggplant.

Montanacharlie 2011-07-22 16:15:04 -0500 Report

I can't even get my dog to eat tofu , I will try a few things and keep going nuts for nuts!!! Lots of brain food just can't eat nuts before bed keeps me thinking !

GabbyPA 2011-07-23 08:15:12 -0500 Report

Really? Maybe that is my problem.

Montanacharlie 2011-07-23 08:42:25 -0500 Report

I wonder sometimes if I should just fast and have water after 7 pm and go to bed, tried it a few times and woke up with an unbeleiveable hunger. Slept good though.

GabbyPA 2011-07-23 08:49:05 -0500 Report

I try that but my numbers go crazy when I do. I have gone to bed with a 119 and woken up the next morning over 200. It makes me "NUTZ" LOL

Montanacharlie 2011-07-28 18:44:38 -0500 Report

I would think that your numbers would decrease, odd. Maybe a cup of warm milk before bed or some herbal tea with honey would do the trick?

GabbyPA 2011-07-29 09:06:34 -0500 Report

I don't do milk, but maybe the tea would work. I don't know. It is so frustrating to me and I just feel like I can't win.

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