Wednesday, April 20, 2011

{Whooo's Next}+{T-Shirt Pants}+{Tofu or Not Tofu}

{Whoooo's Next?!}

They've been up on my site for a week now but today is their blogging debut. Meet Cookie+Curly's Owls...

Night-Owl Delight in Orange&Turquoise

Night-Owl Delight in Green&Orange

Night-Owl Delight in Pink&Green
Sweet little owls perched gracefully on small branches to keep a watchful eye on your sweet one as she sleeps, plays, grows. Also a great addition to any room - We have one hanging from a light in a bookshelf in our livingroom.

Check them out on my website, and be sure to check back really soon as another family of owls is emerging shortly.

{T-Shirt Pants}

In my down time :} the other day I was finally able to take advantage of this tutorial and make my sweet princess some pants out of one of my husband's old t-shirts. The tutorial made it sound so easy - And it was! 

The only "oops" I did was to cut out the two legs backwards on the shirts so I had to do a little seam ripping and an extra line of sewing. Note: The scoop section should be toward the mid-line of the shirt, not on the side/edge.

No biggie though. They were still super simple to make and she loves them!

Would be fun to make a skirt out of an old t-shirt too. Next time.

{Tofu or Not Tofu}

Tofu had to grow on me a bit. For the longest time I only saw it in raw form, mostly in salad bars, and it just looked... well... white, slimy, and totally "untasty" {is that even a word??}.

But then I learned the joys of baking and sauteing tofu, and now they're a favorite amongst everyone in our household!

It's simple, like most recipes I do:
1. Drain the tofu from the package and either take a dishtowel and press out as much liquids as possible {faster}, or wrap it in a dishtowel and place something somewhat heavy on top of it for 5-10 minutes to take out as much moisture as possible.
2. Slice into 1/3-1/2" strips.
3. Season with seasonings of choice: salt/pepper/garlic powder; salt/cayenne; lemon-pepper; green curry seasoning; Italian seasoning/salt.
4. Heat olive oil over medium heat in saucepan.
5. Once hot, place tofu strips in pan and saute for until golden brown {about 5 minutes} on each side.

See - Doesn't it look good??
6. Serve with a grain and veggie, or chop up and toss into pasta/grain along with chopped veggies.

(For baking: Preheat oven to 350F. Coat tofu slices with olive oil on both sides. Season as above. Place on cookie sheet line with parchment paper. Bake 8-12min per side until desired doneness.)

Once cooked, the texture is almost like chicken so people often can't taste a difference, although my family likes knowing they're having tofu as they look forward to it. You could too. Seriously.

How do you enjoy tofu?


  1. We've been sauteing it and adding it to bean burritos and to egg scrambles along with tons of swiss chard, other veggies and soy chorizo (and we're not even vegetarians).

  2. Sounds awesome, Kacey. We'll have to try that!