Sesame Tofu with Hemp Hearts

Manitoba Harvest sent me some of their Hemp Hearts to review!  What are Hemp Hearts?

Photo Oct 14, 5 16 03 PM

They are raw, shelled hemp seeds!  From their site

  • Great tasting – Hemp Hearts have a slightly nutty taste, similar to a sunflower seed or pine nut.
  • Easy to use – Simply sprinkle Hemp Hearts on salad, cereal & yogurt, add to smoothies and recipes, or eat them straight from the package!
  • Nutritious – per 30 gram serving, Hemp Hearts contain 10 grams of plant-based protein and 10 grams of Omegas.
  • Hemp Hearts have more protein and omegas and less carbs than the same serving of chia or flax.

Here’s what they look like, up close & personal…

In my 21 Day Fix orange container, of course!

In my 21 Day Fix orange container, of course!

I have always loved hemp granola, so i jumped at the chance to try out these guys.  I am not very creative when it comes to recipes, so I looked some up and found a delicious looking tofu recipe on the Manitoba Harvest site.  Then I switched it up to fit into my 21 Day Fix plan.  It was so good!  I love the nutty taste of the hemp hearts.  And they changed up the tofu texture a bit, which was cool.  I can’t really describe it – they were chewy, but different.  I was pleased!

I had enough left over from the recipe to use another orange of Hemp Hearts on my oatmeal.

Steel Cut oats with Hemp Hearts, almond butter and 1/2 a banana

Steel Cut oats with Hemp Hearts, almond butter and 1/2 a banana

Hello, this was amazing!  So nutty and rich.  I loved it.  I definitely need more Hemp Hearts because this was delicious.  I didn’t add any extra liquid, just took my Steel Cut oats (made in my rice cooker), and mixed in the Hemp Hearts and almond butter.  This works out to a purple, a yellow, an orange and a teaspoon on the Fix.

So, how about that recipe?

Alone

Sesame Tofu with Hemp Hearts (adapted from here, use for measurements without the 21 Day Fix if you like!)
serves 2

Ingredients :

2 Red containers of lite firm tofu, with water pressed out
2 Orange containers of Manitoba Harvest Hemp Hearts
3
T Bragg’s Liquid Aminos (I’d use less next time)
1/3 cup green onions, sliced
2t sesame oil (increased for flavor without sesame seeds)

Method:

Mix all but tofu together in a small bowl.  Heat saucepan, add tofu and pour mixture over.  Mix and heat until warm.

Easy! It works out to 1Red, 1 Orange and 1 teaspoon on the Fix (I didn’t count the 1/6 green for the onion!)

I had both servings myself on different days…first with a side salad, second over quinoa (with some snap peas!)…here is how it turned out!

Over quinoa

Want to try the Hemp Hearts yourself?  Use code HHSweatPink14 for 20% off your order!  Enjoy!

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