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#1 Old 06-14-2004, 10:34 AM
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I bought the wrong kind. Instead of regular stuff, I bought silken stuff. My faux cream cheese turned out like pudding, and I know the extra firm stuff is not gonna work for the marinated recipes I had planned for this week, even though it said it was for that on the pkg. I'm a tofu idiot and I didn't realize there was a difference between silken and regular.



Help! What am I gonna do with 2 boxes of soft silken tofu and 4 boxes of extra firm silken tofu?
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#2 Old 06-14-2004, 10:45 AM
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no shortage of great things you can do, but since you're new to the stuff, start with some simple pudding. Blend some silken tofu with any kind of fruit (berries, banana, peaches.....) or cocoa powder and some sweetener to taste (you may need a little soy/rice/whatever milk depending on how good your blender is). It makes a quick and good dessert. Add in more liquid to turn it into a smoothie.
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Tons of tofu recipes here .



I usually make smoothies with the silken.
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#4 Old 06-14-2004, 12:09 PM
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Ok, I have a recipe that calls for regular soft tofu. Can I maybe sub the extra firm silken for the regular soft. It's an oatmeal chocolate chip cookie recipe. The sub suggested is a banana, but my danged hubby took the last one to work!
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You can also make tofu ranch dressing with those boxes of extra-firm. My recipe calls for one box, but I go through it so fast that I usually double the recipe. My tofu recipe is at this link.
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Add oil and lemon juice in a blender to make sour cream. Great on potatoes, as a base for dips, etc.
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Tons of tofu recipes here .



I usually make smoothies with the silken.

A note of caution on that site: not all recipes are vegan and there are a few that are even omni.
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I'm gonna make some sour cream sub AND some of Dee's dressing. I forgot about that recipe! I already had it saved.
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A note of caution on that site: not all recipes are vegan and there are a few that are even omni.



Right. I didn't think I had to point that out though (most folks will read the ingredients).
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throw it in a blender with some avocado, lemon juice, garlic and tabasco for guacamole
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You could make miso soup, and cube up the firm stuff in the soup...
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I made Dee's dressing. Delicious. I also went to the little Asian market down the street. Got real tofu for $1.29 a block. That's much cheaper than the stuff I've seen for $3 a block at one of our grocery stores!
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throw it in a blender with some avocado, lemon juice, garlic and tabasco for guacamole



Sacrilege! Guacomole does NOT have tofu in it.
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A note of caution on that site: not all recipes are vegan and there are a few that are even omni.



Meat smoothies?
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Silken is great in soups.
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Sacrilege! Guacomole does NOT have tofu in it.



lol the tofu replaces the dairy products some people add into their dip
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PETA's spinach lasagna. Every omni I've ever made this for just loves it.



http://www.peta.org/liv/r/tofuspinach.html
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lol the tofu replaces the dairy products some people add into their dip

But why would anyone DO that? I hate it when people put sour cream in their guac--not just for vegan reasons, but for aesthetic reasons...



I am a guacamole fascist. I believe guacamole has five ingredients: avocados, garlic, lemon or lime juice, chopped onions, and salt. Tomatoes? No! Cilantro? No! Salsa? Heavens no!
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you're god damned right...except for the tomatoes.





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#20 Old 06-16-2004, 07:16 PM
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But why would anyone DO that? I hate it when people put sour cream in their guac--not just for vegan reasons, but for aesthetic reasons...



I am a guacamole fascist. I believe guacamole has five ingredients: avocados, garlic, lemon or lime juice, chopped onions, and salt. Tomatoes? No! Cilantro? No! Salsa? Heavens no!



generally i'm a bit of a guacamole fascist too but i found the recipe in a moosewood cookbook and its a nice way to add a protien to a lazy 'nachos and cheez in front of the dvd player' dinner for my daughter
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