Sunday, March 1, 2009


I've been somewhat MIA because I haven't been feeling well and it's kept me out of the kitchen. I have a back problem that causes me lots of pain (especially when standing), and I also found out I have fibromyalgia. Now I have better drugs, and I'm able to stand for longer, and hopefully that will lend itself to more kitchen experiments.

Also, in terms of new news, my husband and I have decided to move out of state, so we're busy freecycling, selling, and packing things. We normally keep a well-stocked pantry, so at this point we're not grocery shopping and we're having whatever's in the pantry. It should make for some interesting recipes. I hope.

So today I found a box of manicotti noodles, and one lone box of Mori-Nu tofu. So I tried to make it not suck:

manicotti noodles (1 lb)
1 box Mori-Nu tofu
1 cup (roughly) cooked kale or spinach
1/4 cup nutritional yeast
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp basil
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 jar of your favorite tomato sauce


Preheat the oven to 350F. Put the noodles on to boil and ready the food processor. In the food processor, put the tofu, kale, nutritional yeast, spices, and lemon juice, and puree until no tofu chunks remain (you may want to puree the tofu first and then add everything else).

Put a small amount of tomato sauce on the bottom of a 9"x13" glass baking dish.

When the noodles are done, rinse them with cool water so they can be handled. Using a fork, stuff some filling into each noodle. When all the noodles have been stuffed, cover the noodles with the remainder of the sauce. (Rinse the jar with a little water and add that to the pan too.)

Cover with foil. Bake at 350F for 30 minutes. Let cool for 5-10 minutes before devouring!


veronica said...

this looks super-tasty. but which variety mori-nu, do you think? the firm?

Jennifer said...


you know, I always buy the firmest I can find. I'm sure soft would work, but I like my fake cheese to have a little body. :)