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    Tofu

    Chef #208121
    Tue Apr 12, 2005 10:33 pm
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    Ok Tofu...

    Since it has come up under the Tempeh. Let's get it out in the open. Unrepentant tofu user here. It has been a life saver in more than one way. Ornish [The Heart Disease Reversal diet] requires so much soy protien full fat each day for the people on it because it has been shown in studies to help the heart. Enough so he approves it and backs it up with studies.

    Plain.. well, don't try it for your first bite. Marinate it as I said in another post. Sometimes it is as simple for me as soaking it in a commercial salad dressing [in our case Fat Free] It took me about two years of eating it in San Diego to like the taste back in 1980s.

    I use it to add extra protein. Who can beat a chocolate pie that is actually good for you? [see tempehQ post for that.] Most of these are very similar to recipes I use. I won't say I tried these exact ones but they are darn close. I adlib a lot. Taste and add spices or whatever I need.

    Again best if you marinate the tofu in something of the recipe. The longer you marinate the stronger the taste seems to be.

    One of the keys is to plan what you want to use it for. Cotton tofu for a more 'meaty' texture. Silken soft for smoothies. Freeze it and you get even more meaty feel. Example my sister was fussing because her smoothie didn't work right. Ok show me what you did. She pulled out the firm cotton tofu and that was it. Sub in silken soft and she had a lovely smoothie.

    I can use the silken soft in place of milk in some recipes making it much healthier for us. There is also tofu mayo, tofu sour cream, tofu alfredo sauce.. you name it.

    Pumpkin Tofu Pie This is similar to the pudding I just made. It is not Vegetarian but by using soy milk and EnerG you can make it that.

    Tofu Egg Salad not an egg in sight.

    Sloppy Tofu

    Tofu chocolate Mousse

    This is up on my list to try:

    Penne, Crispy Tofu, and Green Bean Salad

    I have one tofu scramble that I love. The thing actually tastes like a very good scrambled egg and with tumeric added looks like it too. Now if I can just find the recipe again I will post it for you all

    edited to add article about benefits of full fat soy on heart disease. http://my.webmd.com/content/pages/17/99895


    Last edited by Chef #208121 on Tue Apr 12, 2005 10:47 pm, edited 1 time in total
    Mirj
    Tue Apr 12, 2005 10:41 pm
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    I love smoked tofu. And my deep dark passion, when no one is looking, is marinated and deep-fried tofu icon_redface.gif
    Missy Wombat
    Wed Apr 13, 2005 10:17 am
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    My SIL got me a book on bean curd for Xmas. I really need to start posting the recipes...
    I rarely use tofu at the moment and really should try to use it occasionally. I prefer it marinated and baked.
    ladypit
    Wed Apr 13, 2005 1:47 pm
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    I like it in smoothies and desserts. Haven't gotten beyond that much to cook with it otherwise. Will have to try marinating it though...

    Some of the recipes I have enjoyed it in include:
    Low Fat Brownies #27503
    Phytochemical Super Shake #93803
    Huhi-La Smoothie #26458
    food girl II
    Wed Apr 13, 2005 2:42 pm
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    Mmmmm - bean curd yummy.gif

    We have it at least once a week. Paul makes a great tofu curry and I have this chocolate mousse recipe that I really sould post. *drool* Will update you when that happens.
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