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Apparently I had a mis-reading on my scale yesterday. Before I got on it today, I noticed that it wasn’t aligned correctly and fixed it. It turns out I’ve lost more than I thought and I’m now down to 289. That means I’ve lost 41 POUNDS!! I’m now over halfway to my goal of getting down to 250. That was the best surprise I think I could have gotten since my birthday when my family got me an awesome birthday cake. It could also be that since I’m back on track with my eating and exercising I may be getting added weight loss from that. Regardless of why, I’m happy about it.

Instead of oatmeal for breakfast this morning, I’m enjoying a smoothie made with kale, mixed berries, vanilla soy milk, silken tofu, whey protein and ice. It’s a really tasty and very good for me. The only problem with it is that I used too much ice and it’s more like a berry sherbet than a smoothie. I’m eating it with a spoon instead of a straw. If you would like to try it, here is the recipe.

1/2 cup kale or spinnach

1/3 cup silken tofu

1/2 cup vanilla soy milk (or any flavor of your choice)

1 scoop of whey protein

4-5 ice cubes

1/2 cup frozen mixed berries or your favorite berry

Add all ingredients to a powerful blender. Blend until smooth and all of the kale or spinach has been chopped up and thoroughly mixed into the smoothie.

I got this recipe from my mom who was too afraid to try it herself. She’s also on her own weight loss journey and is using the South Beach diet. It is working well for her and her weight and blood sugar are coming into healthy ranges (she is pre-diabetic and has to keep a close watch on her sugar levels).  I had one of these smoothies with dinner last night and reported back to her that she should try it. I hope to hear back from her later today on her impressions. She has a couple of other smoothie recipes and I’ll be trying them to see if I can find more options. If they’re good, I’ll be sure to share them here.


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I just finished up a great dinner. The other day at the store, I picked up some extra firm tofu. I looked around for a recipe for it and found one for BBQ tofu. It looked pretty good so I made it. I can’t wait to make it again! I’ve had a lot of different tofu dishes before but this one is by far the best I’ve ever had. Even if you don’t like tofu, I would recommend this recipe as it is so good. I made brown rice to go with the tofu and this was great on top of that.

Crispy Barbecued Tofu Slices

Be careful when broiling the tofu as it could burn if left unattended.


  • 1 (16 ounce) package extra firm tofu
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tbsp barbecue sauce
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground pepper
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup barbecue sauce


  1. Drain tofu and wrap it in paper towels. Place it on a plate, put another plate on top of it and then  put two soup cans or other heavy can on the top plate. Let sit for 30+ minutes to drain.
  2. While the tofu is being pressed, heat oven to 375 degrees
  3. Cut the tofu in half, lengthwise and then cut into strips or cubes of desired size.
  4. Spray a sheet pan lightly with cooking spray and bake the tofu for 15 minutes (longer if you want an even firmer texture).
  5. In a small bowl, whisk together the egg white and 1 tablespoon of BBQ sauce. Combine flour and pepper in a separate bowl. Dip the tofu into the egg mixture, then into the flour mixture, shaking off excess flour.
  6. After the tofu is covered, heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  7. Fry the tofu in the oil for about 1 minute on each side, until golden brown. Just fry enough at one time so they are not crowded. Remove from the oil to paper towels to drain and cool.
  8. Preheat the oven’s broiler. Brush the tofu with additional BBQ sauce and allow to marinate while the broiler heats up. Arrange the tofu on a broiler pan or wire rack set over a cookie sheet for best results.
  9. Position the oven rack about 6 inches from the heat source. Broil for 5 minutes on each side or until browned and crisp, watching closely so as not to burn them. Serve warm with the remaining BBQ sauce for dipping.

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