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11/13/13 12:00 P

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Yay! I'm glad you tried it again and liked it. I had to try tempeh three times before I liked it, now I LOVE it!

With tofu, another thing you might like to keep in mind is what LIV2RIDE wrote about pressing it. If the texture is what gets to you, that can really help. In fact, a while ago, before I was vegan or even vegetarian but while I was still playing around with meat alternatives, I did that and added it to a stew, and my sister didn't even realize it was tofu! Ha. (Not that I was trying to trick anyone, I just didn't think to mention it.)

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11/12/13 12:48 A

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Well thank you everyone. I finally tried it and I liked it! I posted the recipes in the Recipes folder under Tofu Fried Rice. Thanks again!!!


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11/5/13 1:30 P

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About the only way I like tofu is in stir fry dishes with lots of veggies and garlic water instead of oil. I marinate the tofu in tamari or Braggs Aminos for a few minutes to give it flavor. I also make tofu scrambles but use hot sauce or my homemade salsa to flavor it. Other than those 2 I don't eat tofu. I make vegan sausages and burgers (from scratch) for protein. That way I know what is in them.

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11/5/13 12:19 P

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I didn't really like tofu at first. Now I like it a lot. I take the block of tofu and wrap it in towels and put it on a plate in the sink. Now put something heavy on it. I use my tea kettle full of water. Let it sit for about 30 minutes and it will press a lot of the water out of it. Now slice it into slices and freeze individually. I use snack baggies. Now when you want tofu you can pull out just as much as you want. I use this method when I want something of a chicken consistency. It works great for grilling because it keeps its shape and is quite firm. I will marinate it in whatever I want for that night whether it's salsa, BBQ sauce or some broth and spices. Then grill it up and eat with veggies.

I also love scrambles but I agree with Alan that I like a softer block for that purpose. There are a lot of recipes out there. Give one a try. If you don't like it try another.

For me, it was trial and error. If one recipe doesn't work try another.

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11/5/13 10:05 A

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I recommend getting extra firm tofu and season it to your liking, and bake or broil it. It cooks well on a table top grill too. Turn periodically so it browns evenly. You can have tofu steaks with your grain and veggies, or you can cut into cubes and serve over rice or noodles or in salads. It goes well in a pita pocket or a wrap with lettuce, tomatoes and onions.

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11/5/13 9:39 A

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This was my favorite recipe, before I stopped eating most soy.

http://www.warrenfarmnh.com/recipe/brocc
oli-and-tofu-in-spicy-peanut-sauce

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11/5/13 8:59 A

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In my opinion the firmer tofu doesn't suit scrambling as they hold their shape. The softer ones will break up better.
Firmer tofu is better for grilling. Marinate in light soy sauce (and other spices you like: garlic, chilli, turmeric, etc.) for an hour or so, the roll in crushed nuts and sesame seeds. Grill a few minutes each side until slightly brown. Eat!
Edit: Can't see how thick that block is. Probably need to slice in half horizontally before you marinate.

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MAZIRENE's Photo MAZIRENE Posts: 20
11/5/13 8:22 A

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You know, I don't know and it doesn't say on the package. It feels like feta. Anyway, I found it on the internet...this is it, just google translate the page...it gives all the details, but didn't see texture info...

http://www.asiamarkt-wing.de/tofu-500g-s
uper-tahoe.html



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11/5/13 7:53 A

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What kind is it? Soft, firm, silken, etc.?

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11/5/13 7:38 A

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Tofu scrambles really are great. Finely dice the tofu, use mushrooms, onion, garlic, turmeric, a little bit of salt - really, anything you want! It's wonderful and versatile.



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11/5/13 7:29 A

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haven't tried that one yet, but it seems yummy!

http://veglite.com/breakfast/sunshine-sc
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11/5/13 7:11 A

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Never had it before but because of the health benefits, I want to try it and like it. So, I have a fresh 500gr piece sitting on my shelf in the fridge waiting for me to make it beautiful. So if you can, give me your best advice...I really want to like it. Thanks.

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