I use crumbled tofu as a substitute for boiled eggs in my "egg (tofu) salad". Drain/squeeze out the moisture from a package of firm tofu, crumble it into a bowl, and use it the same way you would use boiled eggs, adding Veganaise (vegan form of mayo) your choice of chopped herbs and vegetables (green onion, celery, parsley, pickle, or ???), a little mustard, salt and/or pepper.
If you are interested in eating less red meat you can just eliminate it from your diet. You do not need to replace the protein at that meal with another source of "protein" like tofu or something like that on the plate. All veggies contain protein, as do grains, beans and fruits. People who eat no meats, eggs or dairy or even soy products at all (tofu etc) can get all the protein they need from just plant based sources. (It is a misunderstanding perpetuated by the meat and dairy industry that animal proteins are needed to live and be healthy) In fact you can get all of the protein you need everyday by just eating all white potatoes every day all day long and eating nothing else. Sooooooooo, all that being said.....
In a meal for yourself that just has lets say a nice baked sweet potato, and a wonderful serving of green beans with almonds and some delicious roasted broccoli and cauliflower mix with maybe a side of flavored pinto or your favorite beans you have a wonderful meal that is filling and delicious and has an ample serving of protein. No tofu needed ever if you don't want it.
Eating meals like this would solve your blood pressure problem in about 30 days. See the book The Engine 2 Diet. by Rip Esselstyn Visit the Forks over Knives Team here on Spark or the Engine 2 Diet team too.
Welcome, Yvonne. There are recipes right here on the SparkPeople menu and in the recipe section. I have one cookbook called "TOFU Cookery" by Louise Hagler. She has also written "Tofu Quick and Easy", and "Soy Foods Cookery". I don't know if the books are still in print. The company was The Book Publishing Company and a working phone number for them was 1-800-695-2241. But I don't know if this particular publishing company exists anymore. A lot have been bought up or gone out of business. The ISBN on the book I have is 0-9133990-76-0. Good luck! Others on this team will help you out as well. : )
I made a tofu scramble this morning ang enjoy it as a substitute for scrambled eggs...just break up firm tofu into a frypan and a little turmeric and curry powder. I sautéed a couple of mushrooms and a little onion. Now, if you are not eliminating eggs--as we vegans are--I like to freeze tofu. When thawed, the moisture drains out and the texture is more like meat. It canbe marinated and used as meat in recipes. Good luck. Even eliminating some of the meat in your diet can have great health benefits. And don't forget the great benefits of beans and grains.
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Hi, My name Yvonne. Though I'm not a vegetarian/vegan, I want to learn ways of eating healthier and eating less red meat. I know tofu is a good source of protein, but I've never had it and would like some ideas on how to prepare it.
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