Tofu Bacon, Tofu Ricotta Cheese, Tofu Scramble, Etc.
Make tofu bacon by marinating tofu in a combination of water, tamari soy sauce, maple syrup, and liquid smoke. Make a tofu ricotta cheese (blend firm tofu with lemon juice, fresh basil, fresh garlic, and soy milk) to use in lasagna or stuffed shells. Scramble tofu together with your favorite vegetables and the spice turmeric to give it a beautiful yellow color. This delicious dish can be served as is, or can be used as the basis for “tofu rancheros” by wrapping it in a tortilla, and serving with black beans and salsa. Add cubes of firm tofu to miso soup.
The Versatility of Tofu
Tofu is such a versatile food; you can do so much with it, so definitely give it a chance. It’s really satisfying, really filling, a great source of protein (if that’s something you’re looking for), it’s high in Omega 3 fatty acids and monounsaturated fats, and is a great source of iron and other minerals such as calcium (especially if you get the tofu that uses a calcium base as its coagulant– it will say “calcium enriched” on the package), and is so versatile. Just don’t be afraid of it. Experiment with it, trust it, trust me, and perhaps someday you’ll get to the same place as me — where it becomes difficult to cook with it, because you want to gobble up the entire block before you even get to use it in whatever dish you’re preparing. (I do have some amount of self control, though!)