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#1 Old 08-17-2007, 08:31 AM
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Hi all.. this might be a silly question but i've been thinking of making vegan pizza (i did a simple one not long ago) and using more than just tomato and vegan cheese lol. I was wondering if pieces of tofu would work? Maybe if i fry it first then put it on to cook? Any ideas?



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#2 Old 08-17-2007, 08:38 AM
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yes , you answered your own question , just fry it first , You can also grate it with a cheese grater fry it in oil or oil, garlic , ginger combo then spread it over the pizza
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Or you could blend it up to make a topping ... there's a really nice recipe in the Millenium Cookbook.
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When we were in Boston, we ate at a restaurant called Veggie Planet that used a tofu & basil mixture on the pizza. It was really good, though unfortunately I'm not sure what all was in it or how they prepared it.

It was definitely not fried.
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Ah cool, thanks all. I'll fry it for the first pizza and see how it works! Then i'll try blending. I'm not confident in the kitchen, so wanted to check if there's a chance it would work hehe.
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You could always prepare tofu to be like scrambled eggs. That kind of tofu would taste good on pizza to me.

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It seems to me that if you cooked it, and then put it on and baked it that it would make the tofu really dry and tough. Wouldn't it?
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Depends on the texture of the tofu and how long you cooked it. Every time you cook tofu you dehydrate it more which brings it closer to being dense and chewy. Frying it first might work really well.



If you started with soft (not silken) tofu, and fried it, then baked it on the pizza it might still even be somewhat fluffy.
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I'm not a fan of soy cheese, but I loooooove tofu crumbled up with basil, balsamic vinegar and olive oil on top of pizza....mmmmm...



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Thinly sliced smoked tofu might be nice in place of veggie pepperoni.
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Ahhh the world of cooking haha.. lots of options



I'll have a look around this site for the way to make the scambled egg type stuff.



Cookingveg- How would i do smoked tofu? Or can you buy it that way?



Thanks all, i'll take it what everyone's said and just experiment i think. Won't be doing it till the week after next, so i'll have time to think about it hehe.
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#12 Old 08-17-2007, 12:27 PM
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Crumbled tofu mixed with lemon juice, oil, nutritional yeast, salt, basil, oregano, rosemary, pepper, garlic and any other spices you like, plus some blended pine nuts or almonds if you like. Use en lieu of cheese. It won't taste the same and it won't really melt, but you'll have something creamy on top of your pizza.
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You can buy smoked tofu. Like any other flavored tofu, it's more expensive than the plain.



Otherwise you take plain tofu out back to your large cylindrical meat smoking grill and fire up the coals. Oh yeah... I don't have one of those either.
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Crumbled tofu mixed with lemon juice, oil, nutritional yeast, salt, basil, oregano, rosemary, pepper, garlic and any other spices you like, plus some blended pine nuts or almonds if you like. Use en lieu of cheese. It won't taste the same and it won't really melt, but you'll have something creamy on top of your pizza.



That sounds delicious!
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You can buy smoked tofu. Like any other flavored tofu, it's more expensive than the plain.



Otherwise you take plain tofu out back to your large cylindrical meat smoking grill and fire up the coals. Oh yeah... I don't have one of those either.



Haha, store brought it is then!!



Wow thanks Snow White, that sounds really nice!
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I was going to say smoked as well. It dries out a little and gets chewy unless you put it in the sauce or under some veggies.



And a "cheeze" sauce of blended tofu, cashews or pine nuts, lots of fresh basil and oregano and garlic, balsamic vinegar and a little salt and pepper blended till thick and creamy and drizzled (not a whole lot just dumped on) is an AWESOME pizza topper.



It doesn't melt, but solidifies a bit. Very tasty.
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Smoked tofu is awesome. Thinly sliced and sautéed in olive oil until crispy makes it taste like bacon.
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I was going to say smoked as well. It dries out a little and gets chewy unless you put it in the sauce or under some veggies.



And a "cheeze" sauce of blended tofu, cashews or pine nuts, lots of fresh basil and oregano and garlic, balsamic vinegar and a little salt and pepper blended till thick and creamy and drizzled (not a whole lot just dumped on) is an AWESOME pizza topper.



It doesn't melt, but solidifies a bit. Very tasty.



Sounds lovely! Wow i'm gonna be making a lot of pizza Hehe. Thank you.
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I always put tofu on homemade pizzas. My favourite is baked tofu (in bbq sauce), although sauteed is good, too. I cut the tofu into smallish chunks.
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I was thinking a smoked or baked tofu might be nice. They make an italian style one.

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Thanks all :-) Much appreciated.
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#22 Old 08-20-2007, 08:34 AM
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I cant get my head around the idea of tofu on pizza. Id rather use TVP.
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You're from the UK aren't you? I get Cauldron's marinated tofu and put it straight on, it doesn't need frying. Sometimes I dip the pieces in seasoning or put a bit of soy sauce on them first, makes the taste a bit stronger. That tofu also doesn't dry out as much as the normal stuff does in the oven.
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Thanks Shantih, yeha i'm in the UK so will look out for that!



Hi Kali, what is TVP?
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TVP=textured vegetable protein. Its a high protein, low fat meat substitute. Looks like dried minced meat
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Ooh thank you, i will look out for it.
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TVP can usually be found in the bulk section of health food stores and is typically very cheap. It is a highly processed soy product, and as such shouldn't be one's primary source of protein.
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Yes, I cut it up into small squares and put it on my pizza. I don't cook it first but them again I eat it plain in salads ( right out of the container). Drain it really good however you make it or your pizza will be soggy. I put it on pizza with cooked broccolli, mushrooms, and onions. Yum!
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