Review & Give-away: Spork-Fed and Nasoya

After I posted the review on Nasoya’s Super Firm Tofu, Nasoya contacted me with the fun offer to review the Spork-Fed cookbook and to do a give-away (see below) for our readers. Who could pass that up? I’ve been a huge fan of Jenny Engel and Heather Goldberg since they first started their Spork Foods online cooking classes and couldn’t wait to try some of the recipes in their cookbook.

 

Spork-Fed Cookbook Review

I’m always pleasantly surprised when I pick up a cookbook and find there’s some great feature that I really love, and that it’s not just “another cookbook”. I must say, vegan cookbooks really rock at being creative and giving their readers extra features that make them fun to use. When I got my copy of Spork-Fed, the first thing I saw and fell in love with was the pictorial suggested menu. It’s kind of like going to a Chinese take-out, pointing to the pictures on the menu and saying “I want to eat that”.  It really builds your appetite before you even get to flipping through the book. Like other cookbooks’ suggested menus, it’s so helpful when you’re expecting guests and have no idea what to make.

Pictorial “Suggested Menu” section. Love!

 

Once I started flipping through the book it got even better. The photography is beautiful —I always mention this feature, it’s so crucial for cookbooks to have good photography— and made me feel like staying home and cooking up all that goodness. I also really like the Sporkie Scoop at the bottom of most recipes, which, much like the Spork online classes, gives you a little background about a specific ingredient and its health benefits.

The recipes range from basic to gourmet and most of them are fairly easy to make —I put together my own menu and was able to whip up 3 dishes for dinner in a little less than and hour. And what a dinner!

I made the Quinoa Salad with Fennel and White Beans, Ginger/Maple/Mustard-Glazed Tempeh and Chocolate Peanut Butter Mousse. The quinoa salad was fresh, hardy and satisfying; the tempeh added a nice punch to the meal; and the mousse was rich, silky smooth and ultra firm (after it was set it scooped out just like ice cream!), the grand finale you expect from any chocolatey dessert. All three dishes were delicious but the mousse really knocked my socks off. I can’t believe how quick and easy it was to make and how decadent it was. Oh, so good!

Quinoa Salad and Ginger/Maple/Mustard Tempeh

 

Chocolate Peanut Butter Mousse

Nasoya and Spork-Fed Give-away

Nasoya and Spork Foods is offering a fun tofu kit to help one of our lucky readers whip up delicious vegan meals.

Here’s what’s included in this awesome give-away:

One Spork-Fed Cookbook

One pair of adorable “Extra Firm” shorts (S-XL) and Five coupons for FREE Nasoya Products

  • A copy of the Spork Fed cookbook
  • Five (5) Coupons for one free Nasoya tofu product, including the brand new Black Soybean TofuPlus
  • A pair of Tofu U gym shorts; Tofu U is Nasoya’s online tofu college teaching users how to press, prep and cook tofu

To enter for a chance to win*, leave a comment below telling us what your favorite Nasoya product is and why. Never tried any of Nasoya’s products? Let us know which one you’d like to try and why.

The winner will be randomly selected on Friday, June 29th at 6:00pm EST.

*US residents only, please.

 

Winners

Blog comments were numbered in the order they were received and selected using this random number generator. And the winner is… (drum roll)…

Gail

Thanks for participating in the drawing, everyone!

About Lydia Grossov


Lydia has been a passionate cook since she was 13 years old, a vegetarian/now vegan for a over 21 years, a graphic designer for over 18…. read her full bio or send her a message here.

Comments
22 Responses to “Review & Give-away: Spork-Fed and Nasoya”
  1. Anastasia says:

    I’ve only tried the nayonaise which is fantastic because my boyfriend can’t tell the difference. 😉 I would love to try the black soybean tofuplus!

  2. Adija Mugabo says:

    I’d love to try the super hummus! It looks so nutrient-dense, plus hummus spices up so many meals and snacks!

  3. aye says:

    Ooh, i love their lite silken tofu!

  4. Erin H says:

    My favorite nasoya product is the cubed tofu. Not only is it a time saver but it also inspires me to cook different recipes when I see it sitting in my fridge. I will fry them up in a tofu scramble, roast them a put them on pizza or toss them into a casserole. They are definitely a staple in my kitchen.

  5. Upstatelisa says:

    Out coin unity is a vegan waste land…not too many options but I love using nasoya silken tofu in my vegan I’ve cream!

  6. I absolutely love the Super Hummus!!!!! So delicious! I havent tried the Shirataki noodles yet, but am anxious to! I also love the nayonaisse! I would love to win this give-away! Thanks for all that you do for us!!!!!

  7. Ii really liked the cubed tofu product. I would like to try the black tofu + . I am a magician that not always can spend a lot of time after work in the kitchen. I need fast & healthy.

  8. Jenna says:

    I would like to try the nayonnaise because i cannot get my boyfriend to stop eating helmans… i need something where he cant tell the difference.

  9. gail says:

    i haven’t tried the products. would like to try firm tofu bc i don’t really like soft tofu

  10. Jessica C. says:

    I love Nasoya’s extra-firm and silken tofu. I would really love to try the Black Soybean Tofu Plus! Thank you for the giveaway.

  11. Nichole says:

    Silken tofu is my favorite of their products.

  12. Beth says:

    I love Nasoyas organic tofu but I would love to try their Black Soybean plus!

  13. Catlyn L says:

    I’ve been a fan of Nasoya for years! Nayonaise is always in my fridge and helped me so much in the early days of going vegan! I wouldn’t make potato salad without it! 🙂

  14. Jen says:

    Organic tofu. Love making desserts with silken tofu – can’t wait to try the chocolate peanut butter mousse!

  15. Michele Marie says:

    I love their silken tofu for making smoothies! The Black Soybean tofu sounds amazing.

  16. Diana says:

    My favorite nasoya product is Pasta Zero Shirataki Noodles. It helps me controlling my noodle need in a tasty healthy way. With millions of possibilities I never get tired. LOVE IT!!!

  17. Ariella Spector says:

    I love the Shirataki Spaghetti. I love cooking it with pasta sauce for a quick snack.

  18. Nazanin says:

    My favorite is the black soybean tofu- breakfast scrambler yum!

  19. Liz M. says:

    I have tried a lot of Nasoya products but I really want to try the black soybean tofu.

  20. Samantha Apostle says:

    I love their tofuplus, but I would love to try the Nayonaise to see if it is better than veganaise.

  21. Natasha says:

    I love Nayonaise! Even before I became a vegetarian and a vegan, I was using Nayonaise because I knew it was healthier than regular mayonnaise and I was afraid of packaged foods with eggs.

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