bluegrass grill + tofu two ways

Brian and I park about 1/3 of a mile from our offices every morning.  The walk to work is short and pleasant, but forces us to pass our favorite C’ville breakfast spot, The Bluegrass Grill.  The restaurant serves down-home breakfasts and is famous for their house-made baked goods, especially the honey wheat biscuits.  I dream about their biscuits.  Its impossible to get a table on the weekends without waiting an hour, so we don’t get to go very often, but every morning as we walk by we say “we need to get up early one day and go before work”.  After 6 months of talking about it, today was finally “one day”.  We invited our good friend Amy to join us so it was the perfect start to a Friday morning, good food + good company.

Breakfast:  Short stack of Honey Wheat Pancakes with fresh strawberries, real maple syrup and a sprinkling of powdered sugar.  It was AMAZING.  I ate almost the whole plate.  🙂  Surprisingly these puppies stuck with me from 8am until 1:30pm!!!  I thought for sure that I would be starving by 10.


Lunch:  Because I knew I’d be having a large, not-so-healthy breakfast I decided to keep lunch simple and satisfying.  I had a baked sweet potato in the fridge so tossed it in a bowl with 1/2 cup edamame and sea salt sprinkled on top.  Perfect.


And two more of the Pumpkin Oatmeal Chocolate Chip cookies from my co-worker…


Snack:  Nothing!  My lunch was so late that I didn’t need one.

Dinner:  Miso soup and pan-glazed tofu.   I wanted to use some of this guy in the spirit of this week’s BSI


I used my favorite recipe from Moosewood for Miso Soup with Tofu and Shitake Mushroom Broth.


And pan-glazed my tofu using this method, but with the following glaze.

  • 1/4 cup water (usually this would be veggie broth, but i’m out)
  • 2 tbsp low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tsp minced ginger
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes




And a lovely glass of cabernet.


Dessert: 1/2 cup fat free french vanilla Stoneyfield yogurt, 1 small pink lady apple and a handful of Annie’s Honey Bunny Grahams.


Does anybody have any big weekend plans?  I am going to be a knitting machine…my goal is to start and finish a scarf this weekend that will be a Christmas gift.  I went to the yarn shop today during lunch to pick up a blend that I’m really excited about!  I finished a scarf last night that is also a Christmas gift, but I can’t show it because I don’t want to ruin the surprise for the recipient!  🙂

Have a great night!

PS:  Kelly over at groundedfitness is giving away a danskin vest…check out her blog to see how you can win it!


10 responses to “bluegrass grill + tofu two ways

  1. I LOVE your breakfast!

    And I want to say (sorry if I’ve said this already) – your pics are breathtaking. I wish I had your camera!

  2. i love those annies bunnies great idea putting them in yogurt. those pancakes look amazing. always love your eats. 🙂

  3. Wow, what an awesome breakfast. I like your lunch, it’s way simple but really gourmet all the same!

  4. Faaaaaabulous eats, my dear Andrea!!

    **Weekend plans = tons of schoolwork and group projects; and trying to get over this illness that’s plaguing me!! 😦 Please enjoy YOUR weekend for me!!

  5. great BSI recipe! love the tofu & tofu dinner~ 🙂

  6. Yum…apples and yogurt with some crunch on top is one of my new favorite combos. Have a great weekend!

  7. that surely does look like an amazing breakfast!

  8. Oooh, I like your new wine glasses too!

    That tofu looks amazing. We eat tofu at least once or twice a week, so I’m always looking for new simple ways to prepare it! Thanks for the recipe!
    Enjoy your weekend.

  9. love the tofu and miso soup!!! looks absolutely delish!

  10. Pingback: bella eats pan-glazed tofu « bella eats

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