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9/10/12 12:59 A

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Here is how I make my tofu:

Preheat oven to 400

Cut extra firm tofu into small squares. Pour a little bit of vegetable oil and soy sauce over the tofu. Add minced garlic and curry to taste.

I don't really put a set time on how long I put it the tofu in for, but I would say after twenty minutes, check it. The tofu should be firm, but not black. It's pretty hard to overcook the tofu, I think I've only burned it once. Just check it once in a while.

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8/19/12 11:48 A

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I made this recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detai
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Tofu Egg Salad yesterday and it's terrific. I'm pretty sure I will be making it often. Even my partner who eats eggs thought it was a right on recipe.

This time it's forever.


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8/19/12 11:46 A

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emoticon Terry,

My niece makes this one all of the time:Vegan Caesar Dressing

tofu-n-sproutz.blogspot.com/2010/02/
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gan-caesar-dressing.html

I have had it for dinner at her house and it is pretty darn good.


I have made this one: No Guilt Caesar
It is made with Tofu but also has Worcestershire Sauce in it. You can substitute soy sauce or nama shoyu.

www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-br
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n/no-guilt-caesar-recipe/index.html




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8/19/12 12:51 A

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terry, i use the "liquid gold salad dressing recipe" from Brenda Davis and Vesanto Melina's Becoming Vegan: The Complete Guide to Adopting a Healthy, Plant-Based Diet. i found it online here:

dgmgv.blogspot.se/2007/02/liquid-gol
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salad-dressing-mmmmm.html


i added it to my recipes to be able to track it - it packs a wallop of calories, but also many good nutrients:

recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-calor
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s.asp?recipe=2056332


enjoy!

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8/18/12 11:33 P

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Susan, I'd LOVE to have your recipe for Caesar Salad dressing someday if you ever decided to share it! I love Caesar dressing and have yet to make my own. I would not have guessed that "nooch" would be an ingredient in it, but now that I think about it, it makes sense!

Thanks for educating me on the name "nooch"...I'll probably start calling it that myself...so much easier to say! Ha!

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8/18/12 11:30 P

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I haven't tried marinating yet, and I really don't cook much but I've found that it's easy for me to add it to things that have strong seasoning starting out, like spicy cajun flavours....I have found I only notice the "tofu" taste if the dish I incorporate it in is too bland.. I don't eat it as much as I could but I'm eating it which is an improvement from never even thinking of buying it before I ditched the meat. emoticon I also love the scrambled tofu but I add dry buttermilk ranch dressing mix for some flavour....it was awesome,

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8/18/12 7:32 A

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i live in the US most of the year, and have seen it referred to as nooch from the time i first heard of it, probably in cookbooks (i have a huge cookbook collection for vegan/plant-based). i never heard of yeshi, though.

i love it and cook with it a lot, also use it in salad dressing for a cheesy flavor like caesar salad dressing.

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8/17/12 7:10 P

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Nutritional Yeast, yes Just be careful to NOT get it confused with Brewers yeast or the yeast you buy to use in baking bread. Brewers yeast is leftover from fermenting beer and not the same thing. Nutritional yeast is yellow and flaky and kind of cheesy tasting. It is pretty high in B12 can be found in Whole Foods or many Health Food grocers in the bulk bins. I suggest buying it this way the first time you get it because you can buy only a cup or so of it. The first time I bought it I could only find a HUGE tin of it that cost me $15. I tried it in 3 recipes and HATED it every time. It took me 4 tries before I found something I liked it in. Now I eat it all of the time. I love it. I think I had to get used to all of the different tasting vegan things. I was expecting it to taste like cheese. (It really doesn't taste like cheese. And If that is what you expect, you are disappointed, because cheese is full of fat and milk solids and disgusting cheesiness) Oh, am I still typing?


Anyway..... Make sure you buy NUTRITIONAL YEAST

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"In the United States it is sometimes referred to as "nooch", or "yeshi,"

I live in the USA and have never heard it called by either name. It must be referred to by that in only certain areas of the US.

But I do like anything that is easier to pronouce than it's full name (which is a bit too long)! Either nooch or B Yeast works for me! I've seen some people on-line call it nut yeast, too.

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8/17/12 4:16 P

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nutritional yeast:
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nutritional_ye
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In Australia it is sometimes sold as "savoury yeast flakes." In New Zealand, it has long been known as Brufax. In the United States it is sometimes referred to as "nooch", or "yeshi," an Ethiopian name meaning "for a thousand"

looks like i added a T and that was why you could not find it; wiki says nooch, not nootch.

here in sweden it is called "b jäst" or B yeast, because it is a good source of the B complex.

Edited by: SWEDE_SU at: 8/17/2012 (16:17)
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8/16/12 4:55 P

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What is nootch? In English please. I've done a web search, but nothing that comes up is an ingredient.

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8/16/12 12:45 A

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i am an absolute tofu fan, love it, and enjoy both the marinade versions and the "fuscram" as my daughter calls the tofu scrambles, with nootch, turmeric, and cumin spicing.

i have three other suggestions:

1) asian style - crumble or small cubes, sauteed up with bok choy, onion, garlic, broccoli, and add soy sauce and/or hoisin sauce

2) italian style ricotta - mash up with fingers and add nootch and either frozen drained spinach or wilted chard, use in lasagna or frittata

3) crumble and brown and use in marinara sauce for pasta recipes

live every day so the border collie is happy for a good, active life!
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"I AM A RUNNER because I run. Not because I run fast. Not because I run far." john bingham
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8/15/12 11:35 P

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Writer Girl, I'm not a big fan of tofu, either. I've tried many recipes with it, but it always seems to have a lingering starchy aftertaste that I detest. So far the only thing I like it in is a scrambled tofu breakfast such as IMVegan just mentioned. Something in the breakfast ingredients seems to disguise that starchy taste for me.

But the members of this and other list once reminded me that I don't "have" to eat tofu to qualify as a vegan! There are substitute foods. (I once did some experiments using white beans in place of tofu in recipes and was having some sometimes odd, but sometimes good results.)

So since you are new, keep trying the tofu recipes and see what you think (you might discover you love it!) But if you never love it in anything, don't despair--you don't have to use it to be vegan/vegetarian.

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Writer Girl, I also like to use a strongly flavored marinade and then I like to bake it. I then throw it on top of a stir fry or eat it along side other dishes. I also like to scramble it with veggies and spices like an egg, when you add the cumin, turmeric, nutritional yeast, mushrooms, onions, green and red peppers and some home made vegan sausage and some home fried potatoes you have a stellar breakfast! My favorite site for all of these recipes is fatfreevegan.com I have never been disappointed with a recipe from her site.

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Thanks for the link Louise. I'm always looking for new ways to cook tofu also. I use tamari and chili paste since I usually only make tofu in a stir fry, for lack of other seasoning options.

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8/15/12 3:38 P

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Tofu can be made excellently if you marinade it, it really has an awesome absorption talents.

I like to let mine sit in a mixture of honey, soy sauce and garlic-chili paste. It's spicy! It's sweet! supreme!

Here is a blog with 5 simple tofu marinade recipes: http://seemore-vegan.blogspot.com/2009/04/
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8/15/12 3:19 P

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Does anyone know any great recipes for tofu. I really like using eggplant or other meaty like vegetables but I would like to try to use tofu also. I love eggplant but there are times when it is just too expensive. I would like to make tofu but every time I make it, there is still that strong taste of tofu. Does anyone have any suggestions or ideas??? (I will admit I have only used it a few times but the few times I have, I haven't liked the end result. :-(

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