If you have been around Cook Train Eat Race since it changed from Life of an Aspiring Triathlete you know how much I admire and respect Rita Barry. Rita designed the logo for The Athlete’s Plate, she created the look of this site as well as designed the Cupcake Marathon logo and the CTER TV logo.
So when Rita sent Matt and I an email about testing out the product called SooFoo I just said yes. I had no idea what it was, but thought if Rita wants me to try it then it must be an ok product. Besides I enjoyed saying SooFoo. I mean who wouldn’t?
When the package arrived I was very excited because of the ingredients in the product. The list was 9 items long and I could pronounce every one of them. Not to mention they were all familiar items to me. Who would not want to eat a food that consisted of Barley, Black Lentils, Brown Lentils, Buckwheat, Green Lentils, Long Grain Brown Rice, Oats, Rye Berries, and Wheat Berries. Yup, that is all there is to it.
In one serving there are 170 calories, 34g of Carbohydrates, 5g of Protein and 1.5g of Fat.
What did I decide to make with this new found ingredient?
I decided I was going to make tacos. As you saw from yesterday’s post I made SooFoo Tacos with Homemade Salsa instead of Lentil Tacos.
Prior to adding in the tomato paste I ate a couple of bites and it was delicious. It was nutty and somewhat smoky. There were varied textures and colors which made each bite different. I think this is what I enjoyed the most in terms of flavor. Some bites had lentils and others barley and like a fingerprint no two were alike. Variety is the spice of life afterall.
Once I added in the tomato paste and spun it through the food processor what came about was pure joy for me. The ‘meat’ in this taco was going to hold together. Unlike other types of tacos where everything falls out the tomato paste held the SooFoo together nicely in a packed manner and allowed me to enjoy my taco without worrying if it would fall all over my lap.
Other uses for SooFoo?
From their site the following shows up:
Try SooFoo® in place of rice or lentils in your favorite soup recipe.
Toss SooFoo® with chopped walnuts, dried berries and vegetables for a tasty side dish or salad.
Mix SooFoo® with chicken, seafood, beef or pork and vegetables for a deliciously satisfying and a hearty main dish.
Try SooFoo® with milk, cinnamon, dried fruit, sliced nuts and a sweetner of your choice (honey, brown sugar, maple syrup, etc.) for a healthy breakfast.
SooFoo® also makes a wonderful stuffing for your holiday turkey!
I completely agree with all of these except for one. I am a little hesitant on the idea of SooFoo being a breakfast food. I love all things breakfast but have a hard time understanding how SooFoo would play out in the AM. Yes we eat cereal and granola and those are oats and grains, but I am stuck in my mind that this won’t be good. That being said I have never stopped trying and I am not going to stop now. I will update you all after I try SooFoo as a breakfast meal.
What does it cost?
Buying SooFoo online will cost $43.08 for 12 1-lb packages. There are 10 servings per bag. That comes out to $0.36 per serving. Now that is a great deal.
I highly recommend SooFoo. It is a unique one of a kind food that has a unique one of a kind name.
Disclaimer: I was sent SooFoo to test out and was under no obligation to give it a good review. I am not a paid employee of SooFoo.