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5 Great Uses for Extra Firm Tofu

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!)

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3:00AM PDT on Jun 18, 2012

Thanks for the recipes.

8:33AM PDT on Apr 7, 2012

Thank you

6:32AM PDT on Aug 8, 2011

Yummy! Love the recipes. Thanks.

5:10AM PDT on Nov 6, 2010

so many recipes

10:15PM PDT on Nov 1, 2010

Thanks for the delicious ideas!

2:55AM PDT on Oct 27, 2010

Smoked Tofu is especially good :-)

7:17AM PDT on Oct 14, 2010

There are some brainwashed Care2 users as. For example, a guy wrote today that tofu was unfit for human consumption because it disturbed the functioning of the thyroid. If so, why are the Japanese still alive?

7:16AM PDT on Oct 14, 2010

thank you

7:10AM PDT on Oct 14, 2010

I love the versatility of tofu and I love how good I feel after eating it, never stuffed, never gassy, never constipated.

10:56AM PST on Feb 27, 2010

I love making tofu stirfry, so I can't wait to try these new recipes!

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