Friday, September 4, 2009

Black Pepper TofuXpress Pizza

Yikes! A pizza post, to follow a pizza post! Didn't realize that, and I guess it looks like we eat nothing but pizza. Of course that's not true--though really, would that be a bad thing?

This post has two purposes. The first, and most important is to gush about the latest and greatest gadget--the TofuXpress. If you eat tofu, hell even if you don't (and why wouldn't you?), you need one of these! No more piling and balancing and weighing down just to press the water out of your tofu. And you can press other things to boot! Ms. Veganorama from Yummy Vegan Dinners provides us with an excellent and thorough review. At first I was a bit jealous she got to it first, but then I realized I'm lazy anyway and it's awfully handy she already used, reviewed, photo'd, and posted. :)

So what did I do with my new nifty gadget? Well, I pressed a block of extra firm and then marinated that in Trader Joe's black pepper sauce, back in the TofuXpress. Good lord that stuff is good. I didn't get to it when I'd anticipated, so let's just say it was an "extra long marinade." However, I still didn't have a plan as to what I was going to do with this black pepper tofu. Well, as things go, I poked around the fridge, threw some stuff together, and it came out a pizza!

Here you have Black Pepper TofuXpress Pizza: crust (pre-made), charred broccoli and garlic (in cast iron skillet and olive oil), zucchini, tomatoes. That's it! I didn't have high hopes for this concoction, other than it being edible, but it actually turned out quite delicious! So delicious, in fact, that I'd make it again, deliberately.


  1. Oh, looks delicious! Are you happy with the gadget?

  2. That wasn't evident from my gushing? :p But, yes! Love it! I really like that you can press and marinate in the same tidy little container. And nobody likes soggy pizza--this was the perfect consistency.

  3. I saw the tofuxpress somewhere else . . . don't remember where, but seeing it a second time I HAVE TO HAVE IT!

  4. Yes you do! :)

    The shipping is a bit on the pricey side for such a small and lightweight thing, but with years of use ahead, it's worth it! I used to waste so many paper towels pressing out my tofu, and this is much easier, neater, and paper-free.

    ^Geez, I sound like some crazy convert--but I guess I am. Get one!

  5. You are a crazy convert! :p I like how lots of VFFers are now getting one (and a Fagor). :p

  6. Well remember, we got our presses on the same day. But yes, it is all due to you that I love the Fagor. :p