How I Ate My Tofu

So yesterday on the Fatal Foodies blog, I tattled that Charlie ate his tofu with ketchup on. Yuck!

Here’s how I had mine.

It’s on a bed of rice noodles, topped with (alas! canned!) mixed vegetables and Pad Thai sauce. Charlie said, “Yuck!”

Chacun a son gout, as the French say. Or, as we put it where I grew up, “‘Everyone to his own taste,’ said the old lady, as she kissed the cow.” Don’t ask me. I don’t ‘splain ’em, I just use ’em.

A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: Two characters like the same food served in wildly different ways.



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “How I Ate My Tofu

  1. Dan Antion

    September 13, 2017 at 7:34am

    Ketchup on tofu is a waste of ketchup. You make it look appetizing, but it’s still tofu.

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      Marian Allen

      September 13, 2017 at 6:07pm

      Now, now. My mom hates tofu, too. Oddly (I think), our vegan daughter hates it, too.

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  2. joey

    September 13, 2017 at 9:52am

    Chacun le dit 🙂

    I’d eat your version. Yep. I’d chow that baby down!

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  3. Roy A Ackerman, PhD, EA

    September 13, 2017 at 11:27am

    You buy canned vegetables? Yew….
    At least frozen vegetables would provide some vitamins…

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      Marian Allen

      September 13, 2017 at 6:06pm

      I know, right? There’s this one thing I sometimes make that calls for canned veg, and frozen veg goes all frosty over the summer, because we usually eat fresh in the summer. So that’s my defense, sir, please, sir. 😀

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  4. Holly

    September 13, 2017 at 12:05pm

    I thought it was Nancy who kissed the cow? That cow sure gets around.

    You may have my helping of tofu, please.

    I never did understand, as a kid, why we couldn’t box up our liver and onions and ship them off to C.A.R.E. in a “care package.” Still don’t, and I’d throw in the tofu as packing material to keep the rest from getting dented in transit. 🙂

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      • Holly

        September 13, 2017 at 8:50pm

        But that’s a GOOD thing, right? All the more for you! I hate avocadoes, too, but everyone LOVES going to Tex-Mex restaurants with me, because of it! I give them my avocadoes and guacamole – they don’t even have to ask, “Are you going to eat that?”

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