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<span>i'm new to being a vegetarian.and i have a couple of questions.#1:since i gave up meat it's only been like a week i'm not really hunger has that happen to anyone else?#2 also my mom just got me tofu and i'm kinda "scared"to eat it.what does it taste like?and also how do you cook it,because there was no instuctions.<br><br>
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-emily-</span><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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wow....great spelling....<br><br>
i think you were asking about whether a loss in appetite is normal in the early days of veg*nism. for me i had appetite for a few weeks.<br><br>
for your second question, tofu tastes kinda like nothing plain, but you can cook it any way you want.
 

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I didn't lose my appetite when I went vegetarian, but the hot humid weather we've been having here lately has sapped my appetite.<br><br><br><br>
Tofu takes on the taste of whatever it's cooked with. I do not recommend it plain, but if you stir fry it with veggies and add a Peanut Sauce or barbecue sauce or whatever it is pretty good. You can do a lot with tofu. Check out the Recipes forum for more ideas on what to do with tofu.
 

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Tofu fried with some soy sauce, ginger, and some sesame seeds, is a good way to start. This is traditional, less the seeds. It tends to take on the flavors that you add to it (with it).
 

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depends on the consistancy of the tofu, as there is silken; firm; extra firm; etc<br><br><br><br>
silken is good as like egg replacer/shakes/ etc. i personaly dont like it.<br><br><br><br>
I do really enjoy cooking it like this:<br><br>
(extra firm) cut into thick slices - fried in olive oil/seasalt/italian spice<br><br>
it takes a little while, but once one side gets dark, flip over. Once both sides are crisp its done.<br><br>
- undercooked tofu is nasty >.> to me anyway lol.<br><br><br><br><br><br><a href="http://img384.imageshack.us/img384/6756/ricedo8.jpg" target="_blank">here is a pic</a> of it cooked like that on top of rice/veggies
 

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Tofu tastes like one of those big white grubs they eat on "fear factor."<br><br>
To fix it, douse it in volumes of tasty sauce and allow the "natural flavor" to be overwhelmed.<br><br>
Freeze it, Squeeze it, Flavor it & Fry it!<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/lick.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lick:"><br><br>
Go to a Chinese restaurant and order a Vegetarian dish with Tofu, you will see it can be made to taste edible or even good. It is always better to taste it when it is made by and expert chef-- then you will be able to understand it better.<br><br>
Don't fear the Tofu<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/hungry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":hungry:">
 

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Look for recipes that use tofu. Tofu isn't something that you ever eat plain, it's always flavored or cooked in something.<br><br><br><br>
As a suggestion for this message board I would avoid using the light blue text because it's difficult to read on some monitors. I had to highlight your text before I could read it. Instead, I recommend using <span>light yellow. Everyone loves light yellow text. Just kidding, stick with dark colors like dark blue if you could. Thank you!</span>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>troub</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br><br><br><br><a href="http://img384.imageshack.us/img384/6756/ricedo8.jpg" target="_blank">here is a pic</a> of it cooked like that on top of rice/veggies</div>
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Wow, troub, that looks delicious. I love tofu when fixed well.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>troub</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br><br><a href="http://img384.imageshack.us/img384/6756/ricedo8.jpg" target="_blank">here is a pic</a> of it cooked like that on top of rice/veggies</div>
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<br><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/drool.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":drool:"> troub, that looks soooo yum!
 

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Look for recipes that use tofu. Tofu isn't something that you ever eat plain, it's always flavored or cooked in something.<br><br><br><br>
As a suggestion for this message board I would avoid using the light blue text because it's difficult to read on some monitors. I had to highlight your text before I could read it. Instead, I recommend using <span>light yellow. Everyone loves light yellow text. Just kidding, stick with dark colors like dark blue if you could. Thank you!</span></div>
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I agree with this post in it's entirety.<br><br><br><br>
You don't ever just open a package of tofu and eat it because it doesn't taste like anything. If you want to start off REALLY easy... Drain your tofu and then put it in the freezer for 24 hrs or until frozen solid. Then take it out and put it in your fridge until totally thawed. Then slice it and press the extra water out of it (put it between two nesting plates or cookie sheets and put a weight on it -- cast iron skillet works, dictionary, full tea kettle). Then crumble it up and toss it in tomato sauce, let it simmer a while to absorb the flavor, and eat it with pasta.<br><br><br><br>
And the light blue text is extremely difficult to read. Stick to a darker color.
 

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<span style="color:#0000FF;">okay.thanks to everyone. and sorry about the text color,i really didn't know it was hard to read.</span>
 
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