Start of a New School Year, a New Blog, and a New Focus: TOFU!

Hi! My name is Courtney Chou Lee and I’m a 20 year old student at the University of Southern California that loves to cook, eat, and live a healthy lifestyle! I’m currently majoring in Business Administration with a concentration in Entrepreneurship at the University of Southern California, but my passion for helping others and for promoting overall wellness has inspired me to pursue a Minor in Nutrition and Health Promotion.

 I was so excited when I finally started a food blog during this past year at school, and was slowly learning the ropes…until I accidentally deleted about 80% of my content! None of my lengthy entries were backed up and I felt devastated, discouraged and had quite honestly lost my motivation to blog. But now I’m back with a new blog and a new point of view: totally focused on tofu! That’s right, tofu! Tofu is one of the most versatile ingredients you could ever use, and its got the nutritional bang for the buck **with a few exceptions that I will delve into in another post shortly**This blog will explain the  health benefits of tofu, the healthy and harmful facts about soy, tonsss of traditional and kind of crazy yet great tofu recipes that are healthy, as well as info about other soy products and how to use them.

My first blog was named “Eat the Tofu,” because that’s what I wanted people to do.This remains my wish; however, I now decided to switch the name of my blog to “Evil, Scary Tofu” because it highlights the assumptions–stream of consciousness, if you will, of many people unfamiliar with tofu. I have friends who avoid it like the plague! They either don’t buy it because they don’t know what to do with it, or they steer clear of it because they think it is some mutant rubber cube that cannot possibly be palatable.

So my ultimate goal for this blog is to eradicate the stigma that tofu is bland, boring, and just plain gross by showing you that there are delicious ways to incorporate it into your meals. I hope that you enjoy all of the recipes and wide range of health information that I’ll be sharing, but above all, I would love to hear that you are no longer afraid of “evil, scary tofu!”

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