TofuXpress Tofu Press Giveaway

April is National Soyfoods Month and I partnered with the Soyfoods Association to bring you this giveaway.

Included in the giveaway:

WildWoods product voucher for any of their soy food products

TofuXpress Tofu Press

I’ve had my tofu press for a few years and would not make tofu without it.

Pressed tofu is firmer and cooks up so much better than unpressed tofu. The difference is night and day in the finished product.

It does a fabulous job of pressing out the water, which is contained neatly inside the little box.

Sure, you can press tofu between two heavy frying pans but wiping up the water that is released with dozens of paper towels is a messy and inconvenient chore.

In honor of National Soy Foods Month, did you know that:

Soyfoods are rich in nutrients and promote healthy eating.

Soyfoods are also a great source of iron, fiber, magnesium and zinc.

Fruit soy smoothies with soymilk or soy yogurt are a fun way to ensure proper calcium, and soy burgers or soy crumbles in place of ground beef are a great way to reduce calories, cholesterol and saturated fast.

Soy meat substitutes, such as soy ground, cook up in a fraction of the time it takes for traditional meats, and it’s ideal for pre-made meals that can be stored in the freezer or refrigerator.

Cooking with soy also provides an excellent opportunity for families to spend quality time together because unlike traditional meats, there is little concern about cooking through or cross contamination, so kids can be more involved in the meal preparation.

Soyfoods make delicious meals. They are great as a staple ingredient or used as a substitute in a favorite recipe.

Here are some of my favorite tofu recipes:

Peanut Sauce Baked Tofu

Sweet & Sour Honey Lemon Tofu

Pumpkin Honey Tofu. This turns out like spongy pumpkin “bread”. Very soft, chewy, and pliable infused with pumpkin flavor.

Green Tea & Honey Ginger Tofu

Mango Ginger Maple Tofu

Salsa Verde Pepperjack Tofu (Microwave & Vegan) Use soy-based cheese along with the tofu

 I shared my Tofu Preparation & Cooking Tips in this post from baking to broiling, freezing to pressing.

1. What’s your favorite way to make tofu or favorite tofu recipe? (links welcome)


How do you incorporate soy-based foods in your diet? (links welcome)

2. For a second entry, Twitter Follow @AverieCooks and and then tweet the following:

“No more mushy tofu! I entered to Win a TofuXpress Tofu Press in the @AverieCooks @SocialSANA Giveway”

3. For extra entries and you must leave a separate comment for each:

Facebook Like Averie Cooks

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Facebook Like TofuXpress

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or post this Giveaway on your blog

Contest ends Friday, April 13, 2012 and winner will be chosen randomly. Open to continental U.S. residents only.

P.S. The KitchenAid 7-Quart Stand Mixer Giveaway is still going on and open for entries

Comment below to enter the Tofu Xpress giveaway!


  1. soy milk! and definitely tofu

  2. I love chunks of plain raw tofu in salads…but I suspect pressed tofu would be even better!

  3. I’ve never tried pressed tofu before! Looks good and a very interesting idea. I love tearing up a block of tofu and sneaking it into a pot of chili in place of ground beef. It’s an excellent substitute.

  4. That is so funny, just earlier this week I was baking tofu for a recipe and I got so frustrated over how many paper towels I had to waste just to press the tofu with a pan. I am a vegetarian of almost a year now, and this handy tool would be very useful in not only continuing my meat free diet, but also in making more yummy things to convince my husband to ditch the meat (;

  5. I love tofu simply sautéed in some soy sauce

  6. I fb like you

  7. I FB like soy foods association

  8. I FB like tofuxpress

  9. I stumbled!

  10. I’ve tried this several times and really love this marinade. Would love not to have to stack my plates with alternating paper towels anymore. Check it out:

  11. I need this! I’m an Asian vegetarian and I constantly use tofu!!! My favorite recipe definitely has to be eggless egg salad! YUM

  12. I just tweeted about the giveaway! :)

  13. YUM! I just repunned your latest gooey berry bar! Blueberries and blackberries dont stand a chance in our fridge come spring and summertime! :)

  14. I make a sort of baked curried tofu thing that I am absolutely certain would benefit from the tofu being pressed. Now, I just balance it in a strainer with a plate on top but it’s not the same I am sure.

  15. I made the blackened tofu from last week and it was awesome!

  16. I like you on Facebook.

  17. My favorite way to eat tofu is in a spicy hot pot with tofu, shitake mushrooms, bok choy and lots of garlic and ginger!!! YUMMM!!! That’s my leftovers for lunch today!!!

  18. I know its not ideal, but I love soy/veggie burgers. Nice and processed. But so easy, convenient, and delicious. If I had a tofu press I’d try out some of the wonderful recipes of yours that I drool over. Its just not convenient to press tofu between pans. Between the mess, lack of counter space, and ridicule I’d receive from my carnivorous family, making nice tofu dishes has not happened.

  19. I follow you on Instagram!

  20. My favorite way to eat tofu is stir-fryed with some nice veggies and topped with sriracha sauce! Nice and spicy!

  21. I make salad dressing with tofu and scrambled tofu for breakfast. Love tofu, but I’ve only had the kind in a package. Never made it myself, sounds very fun to do and I’d love to try it! Also, use it for a great strawberry smoothie. I could sure use a press! Thank you!

  22. Buffalo tofu is my favorite! Pressed/frozen and thawed gives it the perfect texture.

  23. Tofubq! Slice and drain tofu, add onions and garlic and barbecue sauce, bake. Top with more barbecue sauce, cheese, and put on a toasted bun to eat.

  24. you can’t go wrong with simple, fresh, fried tofu. but if the tofu is exceptional, like that from the tofu shop in OKC, i prefer it uncooked. mmmmm.

  25. I love to grill tofu!!

  26. I am in LOVE with my Tofu Xpress- but want another one! Your tofu recipes look awesome, and the pumpkin one looks SO wonderful and intriguing!
    I like my tofu baked more than any other way. It turns out perfectly every time!
    I recently made an Italian-herbed marinade for baked tofu that turned out pretty darn fantastic:
    This one is also a winner:

  27. What a cool little gadget!

  28. tofu pudding! melt chocolate chips(white chocolate’s killer too) blend w/ tofu until combined, then chill. pressing tofu is such a mess.. switching out towels, balancing and stacking.. takes so long that i hardly ever make a real meal out of it

  29. I am following you now (@AverieCooks) on Twitter where I am @AnnaZed.

  30. I am following the Soyfoods Association (@SocialSANA) on Twitter where I am @AnnaZed.

  31. I tried to use cook with tofu once. I had to drain it with weighting it down and it was a mess. I wanted to slice it and bake it…but it was a no go. I haven’t tried it again but would really like to.

  32. My favorite tofu recipe is Vegetarian Times’ Golden Bowl:

    The tofu gets pretty crispy, but I’d love a Tofu Press to improve the recipe even further!!

  33. I like to marinate my tofu in Asian seasonings and bake it before throwing it in my salad.

    I also like tempeh or tossing in edamamae :)

  34. I liked Averie Cooks on facebook

  35. I liked the Soyfoods Association on Facebook

  36. I liked TofuXpress on Facebook

  37. This is the first giveaway I’ve seen in a while that I REALLY want. I love Tofu, especially in stir frys, but I’ve always wanted to see how different it was (and better) after being pressed.

  38. My refrigerator is ALWAYS stocked with tofu. It is an essential.

    I love eating tofu in any shape or form. But I especially love ‘scrambled tofu’, with a bunch of spices and seasonings.

    I am always seeking different ways to marinade tofu. Love your recipes.

  39. I ‘Like’ Averie Cooks on Facebook!

  40. I ‘Like’ Soyfoods Association on Facebook!

  41. I ‘Follow’ Soyfoods Association on Twitter!

  42. I ‘Follow’ Averie Cooks on Pinterest!

  43. I ‘Like’ TofuExpress on Facebook!

  44. I ‘Follow’ Averie Sunshine on Instagram!

  45. I love my tofu…baked or broiled and smothered in a some delicious sauce. Nom nom nom

  46. I have always just snuck tofu in stuff like my mac and cheese. would love a tofu press.

  47. I love baked tofu.

  48. I love simple baked tofu that’s been marinated in a combination of soy sauce and maple syrup

  49. I know it’s boring but my favorite way to prepare tofu is in a tofu scramble. But maybe that’s because I don’t own a tofu press and pressing tofu between paper towels is such a pain!

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