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RKOTTEK's Photo RKOTTEK Posts: 20,484
7/22/18 7:42 P

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even tho i have never heard of it before
maybe a tofu curry or curried stir fry might be the way to go
cheers richard



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7/17/18 11:48 P

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Honestly, I've never had the courage to experiment with tofu. I was going to try it once, opened the package and thought the smell was awful and couldn't bring myself to eat it.
I was just thinking yesterday that I would try it if someone else made it, but maybe I should give it another go.

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7/15/18 8:51 P

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i have a feeling that cauliflower and tofu are similar
in that they can take on other flavors
therefore may be interchangeable in recipes
cheers richard



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7/15/18 8:47 P

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Like it - WHEN its prepared well!!

My favorite homemade way to prepare it so far is to take the high protein block from Trader Joe's (no need for pressing!), cube it and marinate it in a bit of soy sauce, sesame oil, ginger and garlic at least overnight, stirring every so often. Then I bake it 35-40 minutes.

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RKOTTEK's Photo RKOTTEK Posts: 20,484
7/13/18 10:18 P

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my wife recently had a gourmet breakfast meal of this from a meal delivery service and liked it very much
but tofu is usually missing from our shopping lists
cheers richard



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7/12/18 6:54 P

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hate tofu sorry!

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would be interested to try tempeh



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I love tofu in my Asian inspired soups!

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2/12/18 8:46 A

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I've definitely been careful not to eat too much soy as per Richard's comment about the phyto-estrogens. My doctors ensure me it is okay and that as a women it is actually very beneficial but I am not convinced. For home use I only purchase organic GMO free tofu. If dining out, I can't be selective (and I do frequently eat tofu when dining out).

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2/12/18 7:23 A

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The only time I eat it, is when I'm visiting my son...he cubes and sprinkles soy sauce over it...puts it on a baking sheet with frozen broccoli (also sprinkled with soy sauce) and bakes it...I love it when he makes it...I just never tried it myself

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2/11/18 5:10 P

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i avoid tofu, unless a component of vegetarian sausages.
these cut up and wrapped in puff pastry then baked make great sausage rolls.
i am not fond of soy milk and as soy contains phyto-eostrogens, I avoid it as a man.
Asian nations do very well on an intake of soy.
Cheers Richard



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I love tofu. Very versatile. It's a great source of protein, however, as a person who eats mostly veggies, I don't worry about getting protein. Americans tend to eat way too much protein.

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2/8/18 4:56 P

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Years ago, I was in Minneapolis and a restaurant did a tofu breakfast scramble and it was delicious.

I, apparently don't know the secret, and, for that reason, I don't use it almost ever.

The issue came up recently, because I am trying to give up dairy and I saw some vegan lasagnas and one of them used tofu mixed with Nutritional Yeast as the cheese.

I actually bought the tofu and didn't have the courage to use it, and used Go Veggie Mozzarella instead and that was good enough that I never used the tofu.

I need to put a poster of Julia Child talking about courage on my fridge before I buy it again.

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That's a great recipe, Tam! Thanks for sharing.

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8/30/15 2:42 P

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I'll admit that it took me a while to like tofu (and also soy milk), as I have sensitive taste buds. But now I like both a lot. The nice thing about tofu is that it absorbs any flavor you give it. So it's a great thing to use when you have very flavorful dishes.

One thing that I sometimes make is a marinated tofu. Here's how I do it:

(for a single serving)
3-4 oz extra firm nigari tofu. I usually slice the tofu, press the slices between paper towels to dry them a little bit, and then cut them into cubes.
1 tsp olive oil (you can put more if you like but I find that this is enough for a meal-sized salad)
2-3 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 tbsp soy sauce or tamari
1 tsp agave
1/2 tsp dijon mustard
dash of pepper (and maybe salt, if the soy sauce isn't enough).

I usually mix all ingredients and let the tofu sit for 20-30 minutes. That's enough for the dressing to soak up in the tofu and it gives the tofu and salad a nice flavor.

Tam

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8/18/15 3:55 P

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I think it's great in Asian dishes. I don't really like it when it is a substitute for cheese or sour cream.

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6/13/15 11:33 A

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I've had it cubed in stir-fry and didn't really like it.... I love yogurt, dry beans, any kind of cheese the stink-ier the better is alright by me, cottage cheese too -so I figured tofu would be an easy match for me. (shrug)

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Try using Baked Tofu. I can buy it at my grocery store. It has a totally different taste and texture, and, while a little more expensive, it stays in little cubes much better in salads and stir-frys. I really recommend it if you haven't tried it.

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6/2/15 1:59 A

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I love tofu

god is good all the time


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Depends how we use it.

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We love it at our house.

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5/6/15 2:29 P

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I love it when I eat out. But, I have yet to try it at home!

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5/1/15 3:49 P

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In the learning to love it stage. Thanks for the ideas, Slinky. Will try to mash it into something
or freeze it.

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love it

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4/6/15 10:44 A

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Still learning how to use it. Have made Asian-style skillet dishes with it and some burger-type patties that were good. I especially like the hard-to-find super firm that packs a lot of protein into a small space (from Trader Joe's); working on ways to marinate then bake.


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3/10/15 10:30 P

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I love tofu. You can mash it into anything. I put it in cottage cheese, yogurt, shakes, lasagna, and all sorts of other stuff. If you get the extra firm, you can slice it then freeze it. When you defrost it again, squeeze out the excess moisture and fry it or bake it. You can egg and crumb it first if you like it that way.

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love it

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3/4/15 9:21 A

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Thank-you for the tips K Winder!

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I've only tasted it a few times also, but I didn't like the texture and it tasted of nothing

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The secret to wonder tofu is marinating it. Think acids and savory - rice wine vinegar and soy sauce, orange juice and garlic, balsamic vingar and smoky paprika.

I love it in stir fry but also use it as a substitute for cheese in things like vegetarian lasagne - with the tomato paste (acid) and Italian spice (savory) it is perfect.

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I've actually never tried it.

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I eat it now and then and don't mind it! Diane

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I've only had it twice I believe. The first time I had it in a dish, I don't think anything was done to alter it so I didn't like it, I can't even remember what the dish was. The second time I had it was at a Chinese restaurant and it was fried, I liked it but didn't love it. Apparently you can make tofu taste like anything?

Also Vegetarian/Vegan Protein Sources: nuts, seeds, beans, leafy greens, quinoa, and a few other sources

www.health.com/health/gallery/0,,207
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One of the hardest parts of being a vegetarian for me is getting enough protein without overdoing the carbs. I Know that tofu can help if you like it. The problem that I have is that I don't. Usually that is. I have a little Chinese restaurant that severs the creamiest tofu and they actually make tofu dishes that taste great! I had some last night and it was so good that I may have to reconsider my opinion about tofu. emoticon or emoticon

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