Christmas Pinwheel Wrap

Christmas Pinwheel Wrap

You know when you’re hungry, festive, and still want to be healthy? If you can relate, this Christmas Pinwheel wrap is for you.

But seriously, this is the cutest wrap we’ve ever seen! It deserves its own recipe page because its just so festive. Thanks to Silvia for the amazing photo, creativity, and this beautiful Christmas Pinwheel Wrap.

Have it for lunch and be the envy of all your coworkers. Pack it for your kiddos and they’ll have the most festive lunch in the cafeteria. We promise!

Christmas Pinwheel Wrap

First up, chop and slice all the delicious veggies packed into this wrap. Then, lay out your tortillas (you could use spinach tortillas here to really make it green!) and spread your selected Toby’s Tofu Spread generously. Next, add half the veggie ingredients on to one tortilla. Roll and slice. Repeat for second tortilla.

Garnish with remaining veggies – Cabbage for the trunk and star, cut outs of peppers for the festive lights!

Christmas Pinwheel Wrap

Get festive and stay healthy with this Christmas Pinwheel Wrap. It’s a vegan wrap, arranged as a Christmas tree and decorated with veggie ornaments. Of course, the Christmas arrangement is optional and you’d still have a delicious wrap. It’s just not as fun that way!

Ingredients:

  • 2 large tortilla wraps
  • ¾ cup shredded red cabbage
  • ½ red bell pepper, sliced thin
  • ½ cup Toby’s Lite Tofu
  • ¼ cup shredded carrots
  • Handful of fresh spinach
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds  

How-To:

  1. Spread Toby’s Tofu Spread & Dip on each tortilla.
  2. Add about half of the rest of the ingredients to each tortilla, roll up and slice into ¾” pieces.
  3. Do the same for the second wrap and place on a plate, in the shape of a tree. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and serve. Enjoy!

Christmas Pinwheel Wrap

TobysCucumberRolls

Toby’s Cucumber Rolls

We’ve tried making cucumber rolls before, and they always come out delicious, but nothing really special or worth sharing with you. That is, of course, until our friend Silvia steps in and takes them to the next level! These cucumber rolls, photo & recipe by our friend Silvia, are the perfect example of an easy appetizer that looks beautiful, tastes amazing, and is super easy.

And, now that she pulled them together so beautifully, I can finally see what the big difference was (besides her magically Silvia touch). The toothpicks! Opt for fancy spears, and your wraps well easily come together like this.

The herb garnishes make a big difference too. Toby’s Lite Tofu Spread paired with dill and pepper – plus the crunch of a cucumber – is nothing less than a crowd pleaser and enhances the taste of the already delicious tofu spread!

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Cucumber Rolls

These cucumber rolls are easy to put together, and an easy vegan, crowd-pleasing appetizer.

Ingredients:

  • 1 English Cucumber
  • ¾ cup Toby’s Lite Tofu
  • Handful of dill, chopped
  • Pinch of black pepper

How-To:

  1. Use a potato or vegetable peeler to shave long, thin slices. Place slices on a paper towel to remove moisture.
  2. Spread a layer of Toby’s Tofu, about 1 tbsp, on a slice along with some dill. Roll up and secure with a toothpick. Do the same to the rest of the slices.
  3. Place on a plate, sprinkle with pepper and serve. Enjoy!

TobysCucumberRolls

Avocado and Tofu Crostini

Avocado and Tofu Crostini

Pomegranates are in season from fall through the winter, perfect for the holidays, so deep in color, delightfully tart, and perfectly crisp yet juicy. And, if there’s one thing we’ve learned from Silvia recently: pomegranates are the new essential holiday ingredient. They just scream December!

We love crostinis as appetizers. They’re the perfect canapé – crunchy, bite-sized, and tasty. For the holidays, they’re easy to make. They don’t take any room up in the oven (unless that’s how you toast them), and they’re easily transportable. Plus, you get the benefit of looking like you slaved away over these little beauties when really it’s just a fancy mini, open-faced sandwich. They don’t even need to be served warm!

Avocado and Tofu Crostini

Silvia is at it again. These Avocado and Tofu Crostinis we just can’t stop drooling over! So, even better, these crostinis are vegan.

Take a half french baguette and slice into pieces. Toast your pieces of bread until just slightly browned. For each piece of toast, generously spread Toby’s Lite Tofu Spread & Dip and top with a slice of avocado. Repeat for each piece of toast. Arrange on parchment paper or a cutting board. Sprinkle your pomegranate seeds and chopped chives on the baguette slices. Drizzle with balsamic vinegar and olive oil.

And seriously, that’s all!

Avocado and Tofu Crostini

Avocado and Tofu Crostini

Recipe by: Silvia at The Tiny Avocado

Avocado. Tofu. Crostini. It’s seriously a dream canapé, perfect for the holidays. The pomegranate seeds just take this to another level, drizzled with balsamic… We’re just never going to be able to do better than this! YUM. Silvia wins the award for best everything. Always. Yum.

Ingredients:

  • ½ french baguette, sliced
  • ½ cup Toby’s Lite Tofu
  • ½ avocado
  • 2 tbsp pomegranate seeds
  • 1 tbsp chives, chopped
  • Drizzle of balsamic vinegar

How-To:

  1. Toast bread until slightly browned. Top with Toby’s Tofu, avocado, pomegranate seeds and chives. Drizzle with balsamic vinegar. Serve. Enjoy!

Avocado and Tofu Crostini

Fresh Vegan Brushetta made with Toby's, tomato, basil and a few spices.

Fresh Vegan Brushetta

The making of great holiday appetizers:

  1. Looks pretty and festive
  2. Must be easily eaten in one or two bites
  3. Is delicious
  4. Easy to make (The main dish is what’s supposed to take so much time!)

This Fresh Vegan Brushetta? Our BFF Silvia created it, so obviously it’s festive and beautiful. Check. We’re pretty sure this would get gobbled up in seconds. Check. Toby’s + fresh basil and tomatoes – how can you go wrong with those flavors?! Check. Chop up a few ingredients, spread Toby’s on toast and serve. Sounds easy enough. Check. We’d say it meets all the criteria for a great holiday appetizer for sure.

 

Fresh Vegan Brushetta made with Toby's, tomato, basil and a few spices.
In case you needed more convincing this recipe was nothing but yumyumyum

It’s always nice to have a vegan appetizer at your own holiday festivities. If not just to satisfy dietary needs, to get some much needed greens, veggies, and fresh deliciousness to your holiday meals.

And, if you’re following a vegan diet, it’s the perfect thing to bring to a dinner or potluck (because no one will know it’s vegan, they’ll just happily enjoy).

Fresh Vegan Brushetta made with Toby's, tomato, basil and a few spices.
Like we said, as usual, her recipe is drool worthy. Can we eat this right now?

We love the idea of decorating the plate with basil leaves, too. Almost looks like holly! Especially with the splash of red underneath – it’s all about dressing them up (and fooling your friends and family that your favorite recipes are really holiday recipes). 

Side note – We really shouldn’t just limit it to the holidays because it’s delicious any time of the year, perfect for a light snack or brunch!

But really, we love this recipe for the holidays because it’s a much needed light addition to the heavy food traditions of the holidays.

Fresh Vegan Brushetta

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Ingredients:

  • 1 french baguette, sliced
  • 4 large tomatoes, chopped
  • ½ cup fresh basil, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • ¾  cup Toby’s Lite Tofu (Original works too, if you don’t need/want a vegan version)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • Pinch of salt

How-To:

  1. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients but bread and Toby’s Tofu. Toss gently.
  2. Slice bread and toast until slightly browned. Top with Toby’s Tofu and tomato mix and serve immediately. Enjoy! 
Christmas Cucumber Canapes

Cucumber Canapés

These Cucumber Canapés, made with Toby’s Tofu Spreads, pomegranate seeds, and fresh herbs are easy to make, delicious, and perfect for the holidays! Or, just for a festive snack. Our friend Silvia made these beauties, and we can’t wait to try them out at our own holiday parties this season because how cute are they?! They look just little, healthy, edible ornaments.

Basically, irresistible. We love Silvia’s addition of red to the plates and napkins, too. Brings out that holiday cheer!

Christmas Cucumber Canapes

Ingredients:

  • 1 english cucumber
  • ¾ cup Toby’s Tofu, Lite Jalapeno
  • 2 tbsp pomegranate seeds
  • Handful of fresh dill

How-To:

  1. Slice cucumber into bite size pieces, about ½”.
  2. Scoop out middle part of the cucumber with a small spoon.
  3. Add a spoonful of Toby’s tofu to each cucumber and top with pomegranate seeds and dill. Enjoy!

Be sure to follow her on Instagram for even more delicious vegan inspiration. You can find us on Instagram and more recipes on Pinterest, too.

Christmas Cucumber Canapes

Vegan Sandwich Round Up

We were just perusing all the delicious sandwiches our fans have made and decided to do this round up of our favorite Vegan  Sandwiches by our Instagram BFF Silvia. So, we thought we’d bring you some of our faves, all vegan, all made with Toby’s Tofu Spread (Lite or Lite Jalapeno).

The Oregon Vegan Dream.

We’ll start with simple because we’ll have to ease you into the amazingness that follows. Dave’s Killer Bread, Toby’s Tofu Spread, tomato, spinach, kale, cucumbers.

Simple is good: Toby's Tofu Spread, lettuce, tomato on Dave's Killer Bread

Tofu Lettuce Wrap.

If you’re looking for a bread-free snack, try this mexi-themed lettuce wrap with a base of Toby’s Lite Jalapeno, tomatoes, spices, avocado, red onion, and fresh corn. Squeeze with lime.

Toby's Lettuce Wrap with all those odds and end veggies

ULTIMATE VEGAN

Yes. IT IS DESERVING OF ALL CAPS. Just look. Are you drooling yet?

“Whoever said vegan food is boring got it all wrong! Messy sandwich for lunch today ••● Dave’s killer bread, veganaise, Toby’s tofu jalapeño spread, avocado, tomato, lettuce and red onion”

The ULTIMATE Vegan sandwich.

Open Faced Tofu

Tofu Spread on toasted ciabatta with torn basil and hot sauce. Yes. Yes I think we can deal with this. Pair with a Genesis Juice? Heaven.

The Open Faced Tofu on bread. Sounds bland, but this is anything but bland.

Next Level Avocado Toast

The Open Faced Tofu meets Avocado Toast. This is their baby. TofuAvoToast with Seeds.

Taking avocado toast to the next level. Tofu Spread + Avocado Toast & sprinkle of seeds. Also - Pairs delicious with Genesis Juice.

The Messy Vegan

We’ll let Silvia do the talking on this one, too:
“Messy vegan sandwich made with Daves Killer Bread, Follow Your Heart veganaise, Field Roast chao cheese, Tofurky deli slices, lettuce, tomato and cilantro // yummmmmm!!”

The Messy Vegan Sandwich.

Tofu Double

The Tofu Double: Ciabatta roll with a grilled, thick slice of tofu on a layer of Tofu Spread, with mixed greens. Simple. Delicious. Tofu heaven.

The Tofu Double: Tofu on Tofu Spread

Make these Easy Easter Appetizers - perfect fun ways to eat this Easter!

Easy Easter Appetizers

While I may have a long-time fear of the Easter bunny, or really anything in a mascot-like costume, I guess there are other parts of Easter I can get on board with. I’ve always wanted to try dying Easter Eggs naturally – like with turmeric, beets, or something similar. I think I’ll try my hand at the whole natural easter egg dye project this year. But, more exciting – for me anyway – are these Easy Easter Appetizers.

We came up with some delicious ideas perfect for appetizers, Easter Bunny treats (if you must!), or fun ways to get kiddos involved in the food prepping fun

Make these Easy Easter Appetizers - perfect fun ways to eat this Easter!

Easter Bunny Carrot Treats

Love this idea! Shred some carrots, get some broccoli florets, and cut up a few pieces of pita bread into the shape of triangles. Slather on some Toby’s Tofu Spread, and arrange like the photo shows – into carrots!

Make these Easter Bunny Carrot treats - perfect fun way to eat veggies this Easter!

What you’ll need:

  • Shredded carrots
  • Broccoli florets
  • Pita breads
  • Tofu Spreads

Just like magic, you have these super cute springtime or Easter Bunny Treats. Filled with spring veggies and just too adorable to pass up.

Easter Egg Toasts

These are adorable and just the right amount of spicy. Probably not suitable for kiddos sensitive to spice – but you could use another kind of less-spicy sauce for the colored decoration. Or, you could use little veggies – olives, sliced tomatoes, herbs – as the decoration instead. But for us, there’s not a whole lot better than Toby’s Tofu Spread on toast with a little bit of hot sauce!

Easy Easter Egg Toasts - Perfect for Easter Appetizers!

What you’ll need:

  • Sandwich bread for toasting
  • Easter egg cookie cutter
  • Hot sauce (we used sriracha)
  • Tofu Spreads (recommend Lite or Original, not jalapeño flavors!)

How-To:

  1. Cut your bread with a cookie cutter (or a knife works too). Toast.
  2. Spread Toby’s on your Easter Egg toast. Drizzle with hot sauce.

 

9 Easy Football-themed recipes & other game day essentials

9 Easy Football Recipes

The big game is coming this weekend – and we’ve put together some of our favorite winning football recipes! They’re super easy, delicious and fun to eat and share. Plus, you’re totally going to impress your friends with your football recipes!

9 Easy Football-themed recipes & other game day essentials

 

Wings & Dip

First up, wings and dip. Who can resist this on game day? While it isn’t really a recipe, it is staple game day food. Pair wings with a little ranch or blue cheese, depending on your flavor of wing sauce. Serve up veggies on the side to go with the wings!

Chicken Wings & Dip | 9 Easy Football-themed recipes & other game day essentials

Buffalo Chicken Cups

These Buffalo Chicken Cups are perfect for this weekend’s football watch parties. Seriously delicious finger foods with creamy Blue Cheese Dressing! We love the swirl of Blue Cheese Dressing and buffalo sauce here.

Buffalo Chicken Cups | Easy Football Themed Recipes - perfect for football watch parties!

 

The rest of our winning football recipes are all vegetarian-friendly. Eat up!

Sweet Potato Fries

We’re on a sweet potato kick here, and admit it, sweet potato fries just are a little more fun than your standard french fry! We like this recipe – it gives your the trick to crispy, oven-baked Sweet Potato Fries! Pair with Toby’s Ranch and you’re all set. Easy easy easy.

Sweet Potato Fries | 9 Easy Football Recipes to put together!

Sweet Potato Tots

Also another delicious pair to ranch, and lower calorie/less mess than dealing with deep frying tots. Again, feeding our sweet potato obsession. Try these Sweet Potato Tots and serve them up as easy game day finger foods. Perfect addition to your football recipes.

Sweet Potato Tots

Loaded Smashed Potatoes

We had to put together at least one regular potato recipe, and this goes way beyond your standard baked potato. And, it’s great finger food! Try these smashed potatoes – drizzle with ranch and watch them disappear.

Loaded Smashed Potatoes | Easy Football Themed Recipes - perfect for football watch parties!

Cauliflower Buffalo Chicken

If you’re looking for a vegetarian chicken wing substitute for your game day parties – try this roasted cauliflower buffalo “wing.” It’s a delicious side perfect for carnivores and vegetarians alike. I served them last year at my watch party, and everyone loved them. Hardly even missed the traditional chicken wing! Get the recipe.

VegetarianBuffaloWings | 9 Easy Football Recipes to put together!

Toby’s Stuffed Mushrooms

We created this Stuffed Mushrooms recipe a few months back, in the prime time of Oregon Duck football season. It’s an easy one to put together, and a perfect crowd pleasing recipe. Just don’t tell the guys it’s tofu and no one will ever know about a healthier swap. You could also try this with Toby’s Jalapeño Tofu Spread & Dip. If you are looking for a little spice, try tossing a little hot sauce on top after broiling.

Tobys Stuffed Mushrooms | 9 Easy Football Recipes to put together!

Tofu Jalapeño Poppers

This easy Jalapeño Popper recipe is a healthier spin on your classic Jalapeño Popper. Cut the fat and calories, ramp up the nutrition (protein from the tofu). Please all your guests. It almost sounds too good to be true. This one is a keeper for sure! They disappeared so fast at my house last year. And, great tip for reducing the jalapeño spice.

TofuJalapenoPopper

Football Deviled Eggs

These are the easiest to put together – and perfect for football watch parties! Cut up chives to look like baby football laces, and follow this recipe for a healthier spin on Deviled Eggs.

Football Deviled Eggs Loaded Smashed Potatoes | Easy Football Themed Recipes - perfect for football watch parties!

 

And one last round-up of our football recipes because we can’t wait for the game day feast!!

9 Easy Football-themed recipes & other game day essentials

Holiday Canapes | Canapes

Holiday Canapés

Canapés are the perfect holiday appetizer because they’re bite sized, delicious, and, most importantly, easy to put together. Have people make their own with a little canapé bar, or serve up some of your favorites.

In case you’re a little lost, we put together this fool-proof guide to making perfect canapés with our tofu spreads and a few recipes for our favorite holiday canapés.

Start with a cracker or sliced veggie (like thinly sliced cucumber rounds). Scoop Toby’s tofu – either with a melon baller or a pastry bag for the perfect presentation. Top with another veggie, like halved cherry tomatoes, something pickled, or some avocado. Garnish with a drop of balsamic reduction, a dash of hot sauce or with sprouts and herbs.

Holiday Canapés | A guide to perfect canapés

And, here are some photos for inspiration!

Limitless canape options!

Put together a variety for your guests to snack on! Our personal favorite is a cracker, sweet pickle and Toby’s Jalapeno Tofu Spread.

Holiday Canapes | Tofu Canapes

This is a picture from a holiday party I just went to. Needless to say, they didn’t last long!

Holiday Canapes | Canapes

Try slices of pita bread and some spicy options with pickled jalapeños and a dash of hot sauce. We recommend going with the original or lite tofu spreads for the hotter ones. And, you don’t have to just stick to tofu spreads! Try them out with our dressings, too. Two of our favorites are the Honey Mustard with apples and dried cranberries or Blue Cheese on top of veggies and a cracker (photos above).

Or, get a little creative in your presentation. We like these Christmas-themed appetizer ideas: a santa & a wreath!

Santa crackers! How adorable are these for Christmas appetizers? Try bell peppers instead of pepperoni for a veggie-friendly swap. And, Toby's Tofu Spreads instead of cream cheese (just pipe out of a small sized pastry bag)

Toby's Tofu Holiday Wreath

This one we’re pretty proud of – check out these easy to put together, festive wreaths! We used bell pepper slices for the red bows and a green pea (you could use capers, too) as garnish!

Adorable!

Stay tuned on our Pinterest boards and Instagram for more holiday party ideas!

 

 

 

4 Halloween Party Ideas | Toby's Family Foods

4 Halloween Party Ideas

Personally, I’ve never really been a big Halloween fan but something about this year something is different. I’m really excited about all the fun food, decorations, and spooky spirit. I’m still out of luck with a costume, but my decorations and finger foods are all set with these four party ideas. Now, just on to carving pumpkins and browsing Pinterest for an easy costume idea.

We’ve rounded up and tested these four Halloween party ideas, and they’re so adorable! From spooky appetizers to fun DIY projects, we’ve got it covered. How will you be celebrating?

 4 Halloween Party Ideas | Toby's Family Foods

4 Halloween Party Ideas

1. Spooky Eyeball Appetizers

Spooky appetizers covered. Toby’s Tofu Spread on an Edward & Sons Trading Co., Inc. rice cracker, drizzled with Sriracha and topped with a sliced olive. Muahhahahahaha!

Spooky Eyeball Appetizers | 4 Halloween Party Ideas

2. Skeleton Veggie Tray

How fun is this? A dancing skeleton with a bowl ranch for a head! Just make sure each layer of your veggies are evenly spaced from the center of the board – he’s a little lopsided in ours. Start with the feet placed in the right spot, and you should be good! Or, just use a bigger board. Just remember your skeleton will be hard to move around.

 

Skeleton Veggie Tray | 4 Halloween Party Ideas

3. Pumpkin Veggie Tray & Dip

 

This pumpkin veggie tray & dip would work great for Halloween or Thanksgiving. Hallow out a mini pumpkin or squash like this one, and scoop in your dip. We made it easy on ourselves and scooped in some of our Toby’s Tofu Spread & Dip, but you could use a homemade dip if you really wanted to (no one would know if you didn’t!).

Pumpkin Veggie Tray & Dip | 4 Halloween Party Ideas

 

4. DIY Pumpkin Luminaries

We saw this idea on Pinterest, and figured we could use some of our old dressing jars in place of mason jars. So we did. It just takes a couple of coats of paint and a good quality sharpie. We set a few tea light candles in the open jars and let the pumpkins glow!

DIY Pumpkin Luminaries | 4 Halloween Party Ideas