Super simple tofu. Roy and I have this 2 – 10 a week. =)



  • 1 block extra firm tofu
  • 2 Tbs Oil
  • Salt
  • Soy Sauce


  1. Slice up the tofu into 1/16ths, then into triangles.
  2. Heat up 2 Tbs of oil in a pan on the stove.
  3. Fry up four pieces of tofu at a time. Sprinkle with a little bit of salt. Flip when the tofu is golden brown.
  4. Eat with some soy sauce and maybe some brown rice.

I know you guys come here just to see the fat orange cat that chills with my while I take photos. So, here he is. <3

Food Photography Cat

Madhu - I am going insane over here looking at how kitty is incorporated in all your recipe posts!!!

Mandee - Hehe, vegans do love cat photos! My cats are usually waiting just out of the shot, waiting for me to abandon the food so they can grab it.

mandi white - I love your fat orange cat but I also love your photos! And I forgot tofu at the store today. I also forgot a potato. So I’ll be getting it soon :) It’s so simple and I bet I’m going to fall in love with it.

Susan - This looks so good. Just the sort of thing I have been looking for to take for a snack to work!
I like your kitty. :)

Jojo - The tofu looks great & your kitty is ridiculously cute.

vkrees - Coldandsleepy, wow, that is some serious tofu devotion! I have to cook mine. =)

vkrees - Jd, you’ve made my day =) I would absolutely love to photograph your wedding!

vkrees - Thanks Kelly! =)

kelly - This tofu looks delicious! But I’m really drooling over the photography. Just gorgeous. Love.

jd - I’m so glad that you left a comment on my blog, because it brought me to yours!

First, only photographs this gorgeous could make me want to devour a heap of tofu (I’m not a fan, no matter how hard I try!).

Second, I spent some time browsing through your pictures, and they are absolutely gorgeous. The wedding photos, in particular, are really moving. I’m awed by how you were able to capture the emotions of the moment in such original and creative ways…

Third, I’m so happy to see that you’re in Brooklyn! When it finally comes time for my BF and I to tie the knot, I definitely know who to call for photos :)

coldandsleepy - Come for the cute cat, stay for the tasty looking tofu!

I could eat simply prepared tofu more or less constantly if only I wasn’t too lazy to even simply prepare it. Sometimes I just eat it raw dipped in soy sauce because really… it’s one less step.

Vegan Cookie Dough Bites

Remember Cookie Dough Bites? I used to love them as a kid. I made a healthier, gluten free, vegan version of them and they are just ridiculously good!

Do you know Chocolate Covered Katie? She came up with the brilliant idea of using chickpeas as the base for cookie dough. If you ate them without knowing they were made of chickpeas you would have no idea. I adapted Katie’s recipe to make these. Thanks Katie!

Vegan Cookie Dough BitesVegan Cookie Dough Bites

So, here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1.5 cups chickpeas (1 can or 250g)
  • 3 Tbs Agave Nectar  or some other kind of sweetener (add more if the dough is not sweet enough for you)
  • 1/8 tsp baking soda
  • 3 Tbs nut butter (I used tahini)
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt
  • 0.5 lb (2 bars) semisweet baking chocolate
  1. Combine all the ingredients except the chocolate in a food processor or blender and transfer to a medium size bowl.
  2. Finely chop up roughly 2 Tbs of chocolate and fold it into the chickpea batter.
  3. Taste the batter to decide if you need to add more sweetener. Keep in mind that it will be covered in chocolate so it doesn’t need to be too sweet.
  4. Roll the chickpea batter into balls the size of blueberries and put them in the freezer until they are hard.
  5. Temper the remaining chocolate.
  6. By the time you are done tempering the dough should be frozen. Take 5 balls out of the freezer and stick a toothpick in them. Dip the ball into the warm chocolate and tap the toothpick on the edge of the bowl to get the excess chocolate off. Find somewhere to put the ball until the chocolate sets. I turned my colander upside down and stuck the thoothpick in one of the holes. Repeat this until all of the balls are coated in chocolate.
  7. Once the chocolate has hardened you can take out the toothpick. This is totally optional. I kind of liked the toothpick.  =)

Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites

My cat Marshall chills with me when I take food photos. xx.

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Veggie - These look wonderful. Love the pic with the cat!

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Patty Wayland Walker - here ya go Josh Greifenkamp thought this would e good for November.

Jennifer @ Delicieux - Stumbled onto your beautiful blog via Pinterest. So glad I did. It’s stunning. As for these cookie bites, they sound amazing. I love the idea of using chickpeas in these. I’ll have to try this. Thanks for sharing :D

Lauren (PB&G) - I love CCK! Those cookie dough balls look SO tasty.. I may have to make some chickpeas just so I can make these! I stumbled upon your site through pinterest and love your photographs!

Laura - So if I use real sugar, will it be about the same amount as the agave nectar?

Also, I don’t have a blender or a mixer on hand… Can I mash the chickpeas then hand mix everything, or will that give it a weird consistency?

sarah - I was a bit nervous about the chickpeas, but finally gave it a go last night. Freezing the dough and dipping it in chocolate really gave it the doughy texture I was looking for. Seriously good. Not sure these will last until tomorrow…

Vanessa - Kittee- Hahah. Good point! I guess, ideally, they would be blueberry sized. If you are patient enough to make that many. =)

Homemade Coconut Luna Bars » V.K.Rees Photography - [...] Bring the bars out of the freezer and coat the top of it with about 1/4″ of warm chocolate. You won’t use the entire batch of chocolate. Save the leftovers for something else (like cookie dough bites?). [...]

kittee - Lady, you have seen some big blueberries in your life!


Double Chocolate Cookie Dough Bites » V.K.Rees Photography - [...] liked these vegan cookie dough bites so much, I decided to make a double-chocolate version. They are black-bean-based, healthy (well, [...]

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Kelly - Heart-stopping photography. Gorgeous style. So glad I came across your blog.

Rachel (teacher-chef) - There are quite a few things that I like here…. 1- Chocolate Covered Katie 2 – the aged look of your beautiful photos 3 – the colander idea for drying 4 – I always have all those ingredients around…. with an orange white chocolate drizzle, these are Halloween ready (healthy dessert for this weekend, yes please)!!!

Pumpkin Luna Bars » V.K.Rees Photography - [...] Bring the bars out of the freezer and coat the top of it with about 1/4″ of warm chocolate. You won’t use the entire batch of choclate. Save the leftovers for something else (like cookie dough bites). [...]

vkrees - Cassie – I am so glad you liked them! =)

Cassie - Wow! I didn’t hesitate to make these once I found um! (Thanks, Mom) The ingredients are so cheap and simple, and the process is pretty easy too. It was a bit sticky and time consuming making the balls, and dipping them into chocolate, but it was a fun, rewarding job.
I didn’t have *quite* enough chick peas, so I added some pine nuts and peanut butter. The pine nuts added a great little crunch/creamyness(depending on if they got ground or not) but the peanut butter made rolling them into balls nearly impossible.
So excited about this recipe! I couldn’t wait to share them with my friends! After about 3 people, though, I’ve decided to resist the urge to tell people what’s in them– they do enjoy them much more that way. :)

Ashlae - Oh. My. Goodness. These look absolutely scrumptious! And I love that they’re covered in chocolate – the lady after my own heart!

vkrees - oooo! thanks for pinning. <3 pintrest. =)

corrina - i LOVE the CCK cookie dough dip made with chickpeas. pinning this for later!

Carrie - Wow these look so good! I can’t believe there are chickpeas in there!

Beautiful photos too.

Amy <3

Amy is so awesome; not only is she an amazing actress, she did her own hair and makeup for these photos! All of the gorgeous clothes and accessories you see belong to her; no stylist needed. She is just one talented lady.

Marjorye Henry - Hi there! I love these shots. I am also helping a bride for a wedding and her bridesmaid dresses are vintage and purple. Amy’s dress came up on our results and she LOVES it. Is there any way that you could ask her what the designer was or where she got it? Thank you!!! :)

Pascalou photos - De superbe images, de belles prises de vue félicitations.

Superb images, beautiful shots congratulations.

Pascalou photos

Lindsey - wow. Stunning images.

andy schmitt - Lovely images…

Janet - Absolutely gorgeous!

Agnieszka - Great images! First and third one are my faworite.
Greetings from Poland.

vkrees - H&M! =)

Cara - Where can I buy that purple dress???? ha. GREAT photo shoot! My favorite is the 5th one down.

Jessie - Wow wow wow.

Rachel - I love these! Well done!

Michelle - I am SO in love with these!