My kitchen is brimming with all sorts of kitchen gadgets: large and small, useful and pointless but I’m starting to think that I may have a problem when I can’t even find room for a tofu press that I got at the Natural Products Expo West show last month. This gadget falls under the useful category so it can’t be stuffed on the top shelf of the cabinet, I need it accessible! It might be time to ditch the George Foreman…

As I was taking a quiz about tofu I was telling some of the people at the Nasoya booth that I love tofu, but hate the process of draining and pressing. Much to my surprise, my correct answers scored me a tofu press! I didn’t even know such things existed! (And only at Expo do you win a tofu press as a prize)

The tofu press has a spring that presses the tofu and the water rises to the top and you simply pour the water out. It couldn’t be easier to use! I recently made some Sweet & Spicy Mustard tofu – pressed, marinated and baked!

Sweet & Spicy Mustard Tofu

  • 1 block organic tofu
  • 1 Tbsp dijon mustard
  • 2 Tbsp Mustard Girl Sweet & Fancy Mustard
  • 1 Tbsp agave
  • pepper and red pepper flakes

Cut pressed tofu into triangle pieces. Mix mustards, agave, peppers and marinate tofu for at least a half-hour. Bake at 375° F for about 45 minutes, turning once half-way through, until tofu is browned and crispy!

Any new kitchen gadgets that you are loving?

29 Comments ( Reply )

  1. mary beth
    Apr 06, 2010 @ 9:39 am

    yes! i love that you used it. your tofu sounds sooo good!

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  2. mary beth
    Apr 06, 2010 @ 9:39 am

    yes! i love that you used it. your tofu sounds sooo good!

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  3. Mo@MommyRD
    Apr 06, 2010 @ 10:05 am

    Gosh, I could REALLy use a tofu press. I waste so many towels trying to do that.

    My favorite kitchen gadget of late has been my food processor. I’ve been using it at least 3-4 times per week lately.

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  4. Mo@MommyRD
    Apr 06, 2010 @ 10:05 am

    Gosh, I could REALLy use a tofu press. I waste so many towels trying to do that.

    My favorite kitchen gadget of late has been my food processor. I’ve been using it at least 3-4 times per week lately.

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  5. actorsdiet
    Apr 06, 2010 @ 11:19 am

    i didn’t know it existed either! i need that thing!

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  6. actorsdiet
    Apr 06, 2010 @ 11:19 am

    i didn’t know it existed either! i need that thing!

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  7. Estela @ Weekly Bite
    Apr 06, 2010 @ 1:59 pm

    When I start to eat tofu I need to make sure to get one of these :)

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  8. Estela @ Weekly Bite
    Apr 06, 2010 @ 1:59 pm

    When I start to eat tofu I need to make sure to get one of these :)

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  9. Mellissa
    Apr 06, 2010 @ 2:52 pm

    I am not a fan of uni-taskers but that device would come in handy. I hate seeing towels all gross!

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  10. Mellissa
    Apr 06, 2010 @ 2:52 pm

    I am not a fan of uni-taskers but that device would come in handy. I hate seeing towels all gross!

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  11. savoringsarah
    Apr 06, 2010 @ 3:06 pm

    HA! Great minds think alike! I just blogged about my homemade tofu press. Yours looks like it works WAY better than mine did :)

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  12. savoringsarah
    Apr 06, 2010 @ 3:06 pm

    HA! Great minds think alike! I just blogged about my homemade tofu press. Yours looks like it works WAY better than mine did :)

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  13. Nicole @ Making Good Choices
    Apr 06, 2010 @ 4:08 pm

    Ah , I had no idea those even existed! I need to get one!

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  14. Nicole @ Making Good Choices
    Apr 06, 2010 @ 4:08 pm

    Ah , I had no idea those even existed! I need to get one!

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  15. Kate
    Apr 06, 2010 @ 8:44 pm

    i did not know such a thing existed. i would definately put that to good use. and the recipe sounds tasty too. i am a mustard fan!

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  16. Kate
    Apr 06, 2010 @ 8:44 pm

    i did not know such a thing existed. i would definately put that to good use. and the recipe sounds tasty too. i am a mustard fan!

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  17. cozydelicious
    Apr 07, 2010 @ 2:32 pm

    Wow! What a great gadget! I am always using heavy cans of tomato sauce or big skillets to press my tofu, and it always seems to make a big mess. And your recipe sounds yummy! Lately I’ve just been roasting tofu with some sesame oil, but this looks like way more fun. I love anything with mustard so I’ll have to give it a shot. Thanks!

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  18. cozydelicious
    Apr 07, 2010 @ 2:32 pm

    Wow! What a great gadget! I am always using heavy cans of tomato sauce or big skillets to press my tofu, and it always seems to make a big mess. And your recipe sounds yummy! Lately I’ve just been roasting tofu with some sesame oil, but this looks like way more fun. I love anything with mustard so I’ll have to give it a shot. Thanks!

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  19. Karla
    Apr 07, 2010 @ 7:43 pm

    I’ve never pressed tofu before but I know people do it. Does it make it taste better?

    Cool gadget!!

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    • anutritionisteats
      Apr 07, 2010 @ 7:51 pm

      I like the texture MUCH better when it is pressed, it also helps soak up the marinade flavors.

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  20. Karla
    Apr 07, 2010 @ 7:43 pm

    I’ve never pressed tofu before but I know people do it. Does it make it taste better?

    Cool gadget!!

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    • anutritionisteats
      Apr 07, 2010 @ 7:51 pm

      I like the texture MUCH better when it is pressed, it also helps soak up the marinade flavors.

      Reply

  21. Holly
    Apr 12, 2010 @ 8:34 am

    i think i need one of these, because my handmade attempts at pressing tofu myself NEVER work out :)

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  22. Holly
    Apr 12, 2010 @ 8:34 am

    i think i need one of these, because my handmade attempts at pressing tofu myself NEVER work out :)

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  23. Terry
    May 16, 2011 @ 8:31 pm

    Check this tofu press out…it just came out…I got it on Amazon.
    http://www.tofupresser.com

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