Cajun Tofu Tacos with Lettuce Wraps

Cajun Tofu Tacos with lettuce wraps! Yes, you heard that right. Just when you thought tofu was boring and only good for rice dishes and stir-fries, today we are making tofu even more fun with tacos.

The great thing about tofu is that it absorbs flavors very well so you can season it to your liking. We are going bold with Cajun spice because of its delicious flavor profile. Using Romaine lettuce leaves instead of flour tortillas is another twist to this recipe that is perfect for spring and summer lunches. 

Cajun Tofu Tacos with lettuce wrapsThe key to great tofu dishes is good quality tofu. There are so many brands to choose from these days so it is easy to find one you like. One of my favorite tofu brands is Mori-Nu Silken Tofu. Their tofu is sold in a unique aseptic package that protects the tofu from light and bacteria which gives it a long shelf life without refrigeration and preservatives, which is absolutely awesome. This is especially great if you use large amounts of tofu and don’t want to go to the grocery store regularly to restock. I bought 12 boxes and stored them in the pantry. It has been so convenient. 

Mori-Nu Silken Tofu Extra Firm

Cajun Tofu Tacos with lettuce wraps recipe: 

The idea to make Cajun-spiced tofu tacos came about after I ate some Cajun-spiced fries that were super delicious. I thought to myself, if Cajun spice can make these simple fries taste amazing, I bet it would make tofu even more amazing. Boy, was I right! The tofu absorbed the Cajun flavor and tasted fantastic. I later found out that others had already tried this combo and it wasn’t my great invention. Nevertheless this recipe has become a regular in our home and is a true winner. 

This Cajun Tofu Tacos with lettuce wraps recipe is very easy and quick to make. All you need is tofu, Cajun spice, olive oil, salt and lettuce. To add another level of flavor, I added a simple homemade salsa to the tacos. So simple yet so delicious. 

Cajun Tofu Tacos with lettuce wraps
Serves 2
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Total Time
30 min
Total Time
30 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 12.3 oz package Mori-Nu Silken Tofu Extra Firm
  2. 4 Romaine lettuce leaves
  3. 2 tablespoons Cajun spices
  4. 3 tablespoons olive
  5. 2 medium tomatoes
  6. 1/2 small red onion
  7. 1 handful cilantro chopped
  8. 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  9. Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. After opening the tofu, wrap with a paper towel to remove excess moisture and season with Cajun spice and salt.
  2. Add chopped tomatoes, onion and cilantro to a bowl. Mix in 1 Tbsp olive oil and cumin and set aside.
  3. Add 2 tablespoons olive oil to pan over medium-high heat. When oil is hot, add seasoned tofu and cook till golden brown. About 10 minutes..
  4. Spoon salsa into washed lettuce leaves and top with cooked tofu. Garnish with cilantro leaves and serve.
Notes
  1. Use flour tortillas instead of lettuce for a more filling meal.
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Cajun Tofu Tacos with lettuce wraps

Cajun Tofu Tacos

Click this Cajun Tofu Tacos recipe video to watch easy step-by-step instructions and visit morinu.com to shop and learn more about Mori-Nu Silken Tofu. 

FYI: This is a sponsored post and as always, the content and opinions expressed in the post are mine alone.

Good Eats Boston: Hook & Reel Cajun Seafood Bar

This week’s Good Eats Boston Feature is a awesome Cajun seafood spot, Hook & Reel Cajun Seafood Bar, located just outside of Boston in the town of Revere. If you have been to New Orleans, which is one of the nation’s culinary cities, you are probably familiar with Cajun food. Cajun food is known for its amazing flavor and rustic elements. 

Since I have yet to visit New Orleans I have always hoped to find a place around town that serves Cajun food. So glad to have found Hook & Reel. They serve amazing seafood dishes with authentic Cajun seasonings, fresh garlic, and zesty lemon.

Good Eats Boston: Hook & Reel Cajun Seafood BarThe restaurant is mainly known for its seafood boil where seafood such as crab, crawfish, or shrimp is boiled in seasoned broth. Other ingredients such as potatoes, corn, eggs and sausages can also be added. They serve it in plastic bags as they do in New Orleans which I love. You also get gloves and a bib to eat the meal which really creates a fun and authentic eating experience. 

Other delicious dishes served here are Soft Shell Crab Baskets, Crab meat Roll Sliders, Po Boy Sandwiches and much more. We ordered some fried calamari and a small portion of the paella for our starter; both were delicious. This place is just seafood heaven. 

Good Eats Boston: Hook & Reel Cajun Seafood Bar Good Eats Boston: Hook & Reel Cajun Seafood Bar

If you love seafood, Cajun food or want an amazing eating experience filled with great flavors I highly recommend Hook & Reel. With locations in Massachusetts, Florida, New York, New Jersey, Maryland and many more locations to come, you know they are doing something right and are here to stay. 

Looking for more awesome Boston dining spots? Check out another good Boston eat here.  

Hook & Reel Revere

                                                          151 Vfw Pkwy Ste 10 Revere, MA 02151

Mon – Thu 12PM – 10PM
Fri-Sat 12PM – 12AM
Sun 12PM – 10PM

FYI: My meal at Hook & Reel was complimentary but as always the opinions and content in this post are all mine. 

A day in Boston’s Beacon Hill

Now that I live closer to the city I have been taking the time to explore the Boston more and it has been awesome. Checking out different neighborhoods and streets in the city is one of my favorite past times especially when the weather warms up. Last weekend we had a beautiful spring day and I decided to head out to the beautiful Beacon Hill neighborhood in Boston. 

 A day in Boston's Beacon HillThe Beacon Hill neighborhood has been referred to as one of Boston’s most picturesque areas. I couldn’t agree with this statement more. Lined with antique shops, boutiques, restaurants and beautiful cobble stone streets it is a truly gorgeous area. 

I did not get a chance to take some shots on the famous Acorn street because it was packed with tourists so I went to the less busy streets. A characteristic of Beacon Hill are the stunning Victorian homes with beautiful doors and entrances. As you can tell I spent more time taking pictures of doors because I have a weird obsession with them.

If you are thinking of moving to Beacon Hill, plan on spending millions as it is one of the most expensive ares in the city. The homes, especially by Louisburg Square are worth over 15 million. For that reason I will stick to just visiting the area until I win the lottery. 

 A day in Boston's Beacon Hill


Outfit details:

Mustard Blazer (Similar) : Zulily, Black Mid-Rise Leggings: Target

Shoes : Tory Burch


 A day in Boston's Beacon Hill

After going for a walk and taking shots by the beautiful doors in the neighborhood I stopped by the lovely Rouvalis flower shop  and then grabbed a drink at the nearby Nourish Your Soul juice bar.  Ended the day relaxing at the public garden. I couldn’t have asked for a better way to spend the day. 

There are so many laid back things to in Boston. If you are looking for a good hotel in the city I recommend the Aloft Boston Seaport hotel. You can read about my staycation at the hotel here

Nourish Your Soul juice bar Boston  A day in Boston's Beacon Hill Although you have lived in your city or town for years, you will be surprised how many awesome places you haven’t seen so I highly recommend looking for new places to explore every now and then.

Good Eats Boston: Bancroft & Co.

This weeks good eats Boston feature is the super stylish and inviting Bancroft & Co. restaurant located north of Boston at the North shore mall. I was there for brunch last weekend and loved everything about it. This modern American steakhouse impressed me the moment I stepped in. Velvet and leather upholstered seating, fun phone booths, plenty of seating and most importantly delicious food. 

Bancroft & Co BUTTERMILK FRIED CHICKEN SANDWICH

One of my favorite meals was the buttermilk fried chicken sandwich with chipotle aioli and sweet potato fries. The chicken is perfectly crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside. The slight smokiness off the chipotle aioli paired with the sweetness from sweet potato fries is a flavor bomb in your mouth. 

Another favorite of mine were the polenta fries. The crispy polenta fries were perfectly made with a delicious truffle aioli on the side. Not to forget the Bancroft burger with aged cheddar, crispy onions and house brioche. Everything I ate was just delicious. 

Bancroft & co polenta fries

Bancroft burger

No meal is complete without something sweet. If there is one thing you should try for brunch when you visit Bancroft & Co. is the crisp malted Belgian waffle with caramelized banana and rum butter sauce. This waffle was epic and could possibly be the best I have had. The inside was soft, fluffy and combined with intense sweet flavor of the caramelized banana, it is just pure heaven in your mouth. 

If you have been to The Bancroft location in Burlington you will find a lot a similarities with Bancroft & Co. Some have described The Bancroft as Prince William and Bancroft & Co as Prince Harry. This is because one is more classic and serious while the other is more playful but both have the high quality and standards as they are cut from the same cloth. I totally agree with this comparison but I say you be the judge and head out there for your next meal. You will not be disappointed. 

Bancroft & Co

210 ANDOVER STREET
PEABODY, MA 01960
978-817-3670

FYI: My meal at Bancroft and Co was complimentary but as always the opinions

2 Easy Cocktail Recipes to Make this Spring

It’s Friday night, your BFF is hanging out at your house for a girls night or maybe you are hosting a barbecue for your family. What do you serve for drinks? Cocktails of course! There is nothing more fun than serving fun cocktails for your friends and family. If you are like me, you like to make sure your guests have the best food and drinks so today I am sharing 2 of the easiest and tastiest cocktail recipes that will impress your guests. 

2 Easy Cocktail Recipes to Make this Spring

Cucumber Mint Mojito: 

The first one is a Cucumber Mint Mojito. Mojitos are my drink of choice when I need a refreshing cocktail during the warmer days. Mojitos are typically made with lime juice, mint, white rum, sugar and club soda. If you have limited time,  Stirrings makes the best cocktail mixers out there. They have the Simple Mojito mixer that is so good your guests will think you mixed it yourself. There is no chemical after taste or extremely high sugar content that you find with other cocktail mixes. Their products are made from the finest ingredients including real juices and pure cane sugar which I love. 

Making a mojito using Stirrings mixers is pretty easy. You won’t need to muddle the mint leaves or juice any limes because the mixer has already done that for you. All you need to do is add the alcohol and club soda. I like to add some thinly sliced cucumbers for an added cucumber flavor and fresh mint and limes for garnish. 

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Easy Cucumber Mint Mojito Recipe
Serves 2
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Total Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
Ingredients
  1. 6 oz Stirrings Mojito Mix
  2. 8 mint leaves
  3. 2 small Persian cucumbers thinly sliced
  4. 2 limes
  5. 3 oz white rum
  6. 1 can club soda
Instructions
  1. Rim a cocktail glass with salt (I used the Stirrings Margarita Rimmer)
  2. Fill the glass halfway with ice
  3. Add 1/2 the rum, cucumber slices, 4 fresh lime quarters, 4 mint leaves and mojito mix to each glass.
  4. Stir and top with club soda till glass is almost filled about 3/4 full. Stir one more time to combine and serve.
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Pineapple Peach Bellini:

The second easy cocktail recipe is a Pineapple Peach Bellini. This drink is for those that like a sweeter and fruity cocktail. Bellinis are typically made with Prosecco and peach purée. Making a Bellini using Stirrings mixers is also very easy. Just mix the Simple Peach Bellini mixer with your favorite Prosecco and you are good to go. 

For this recipe I used the Stirrings Simple Peach Bellini mix with Prosecco, grenadine and pureed frozen pineapple. The addition of pureed pineapple gives it an added tropical flavor unlike the traditional Bellini. 

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Easy Pineapple Peach Bellini Recipe
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Total Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
Ingredients
  1. 3 oz Stirrings Simple Peach Bellini Cocktail Mixer
  2. 6 oz Prosecco
  3. 2 tsp Stirrings authentic grenadine
  4. 1 cup frozen pineapple chunks pureed
  5. Sliced Peach for Garnish
Instructions
  1. Add half the pureed pineapple in one champagne flute and the other half in the second glass
  2. Add 1.5 oz Stirrings Simple Peach Bellini Cocktail Mixer and 1 tsp grenadine to each glass then pour 3 oz Prosecco.
  3. Add sliced peaches, gently stir and serve
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Stirrings Pineapple Peach BelliniMojitos and Bellinis are two of my favorite drinks and they always seem to be a hit at home. If you are looking for more fun mixes to use this summer visit Stirrings.com to order yours. If you live in the Massachusetts area stores like Kappy’s and Yankee Spirits carry Stirrings products. You can also purchase their products at online retailers like Jet.com, Amazon, and Walmart.com. There are so many flavors to choose from including Bloody Mary mixers, Cosmopolitan, Martinis and even other bar ingredients and rimmers. 

I hope I have given you some inspiration for your next Spring or Summer get together this year. The next time you are planning your drink menu, try something different and make some cocktails. You can never go wrong with a fun drink and your guests will think you are hostess with the mostest. 

FYI: This is a sponsored post and as always, all content was written by me, based on my own opinions and experiences. 

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