Vegan Mofo #9: High-Protein Tofu Salad Dressing

I’m the last person to worry about not getting enough protein on a vegan diet, but lately I’ve been wanting a salad dressing more satiating and filling than the Creamy Avocado Dressing I usually make. I turned to the box of silken tofu sitting in my pantry that I’ve never known what to do with. I used the Mori-Nu organic brand:

The only other ingredients I used were nutritional yeast, apple cider vinegar and garlic. I blended it in my Vita-Mix and got this:

It was creamy, flavorful and a wonderful consistency to use for salad dressing:

Besides being delicious, my lunchtime salad really held me over more than usual. Perhaps it’s because I’ve been working out more, but I think I needed the extra protein punch. I also added another spoonful of beans to help on this front.

Thanks for everyone’s comments on my last post about Changing My Health Destiny. Coincidentally, my dad got really sick again this past weekend, but he’s back home now. I’m reminded of how important quality of life is and that’s what I want to preserve as I get older.

Speaking of older, today is my birthday! I’m officially in my late-30s. Wow. Sometimes it feels funny being this age and just figuring out what I want to do with my life, but I’m grateful that 1. I have figured it out (nutrition and wellness) and 2. I have the support of my husband to follow my passion. I am a lucky girl old lady.

To celebrate, I ordered a handmade purse from the incredibly talented Kittee Berns. I first met Kittee at Vide Vegan Con in August and was struck by her artistic talent. She is not only a gifted writer, but she is a fabulous sewer. I have such admiration for talent like hers.

Here is the super cool purse she made me:

The front flap.

That's the pin I got at the World Veg Fest in San Francisco.

Love the special touches she added.

I consider myself a creative person, but I can’t actually make anything except, well, yummy food and blog posts. :)

Tomorrow I’m doing a giveaway for some algae-derived DHA so please come back to enter. I’m a little behind on my Vegan Mofo posts, but not bad considering this is my first year. Kudos to those who are blogging daily. See you soon!

Comments

  1. says

    Happy Birthday Carrie! I’m almost to my mid-thirties, and I go back and forth from feeling like, wow, I have done nothing with my life that I thought I would…to how awesome that I get to do exactly what I’m passionate about!
    Hope your birthday was fab!

  2. Rebecca says

    Happy Birthday! You look marvelous – I hope you had fun! Your salad dressing sounds yummy – what are the benefits of nutritional yeast? Working out more? I’m jealous – got a stomach virus that knocked me for a loop. Hoping to go back to the gym soon.

    • says

      Thanks Rebecca! Nutritional yeast is one of those weird vegan things that I haven’t yet decided if I love or not. It’s rich in vitamin B12 and some people say it tastes like parmesan cheese. It’s all natural and has no sodium. I have a bottle of it that I’m trying to figure out how to use. :)

  3. Jane says

    Hi Carrie. I just started learning about Fuhrman’s take on health. It’s the best time of year to do this and I just joined a CSA! I am not a vegan (I can hear you saying ‘yet”) but I want to know why I would use nutritional yeast otherwise. I will enjoy reading more once I figure out how to see your latest stuff.
    Jane

  4. Mindy says

    Hey thanks for the great recipes and website! I’ve been looking for some no oil dressings and this one looks like what I’m looking for.

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