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I just got back from vacation, and realized that I left a block of firm tofu and a block of extra firm tofu in my middle-aged parents' meat drawer.<br><br>
I don't want to let them throw it away. They live a few states away from me, so I can't pick it up.<br><br>
They hate tofu... but then they've never had "good" tofu.<br><br>
What are some ideas/recipes I can suggest for my mother to use the tofu.<br><br>
Mom does a lot of country-cooking. They are not really true "country folk," but I did have to shoo away more than a few opossums from the yard so I could walk my dogs. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":rolleyes:"> My Mom's is always open to trying new things, but she's adamant that she hates tofu.<br><br>
I'm really drawing a blank...<br><br>
What would YOU suggest if you left a few blocks of tofu at a meat-eater's house by mistake?
 

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not to be a downer, but i have middle aged parents that hate tofu also, and i just know that no matter what perfect recipe I gave them and even if they prepared it in the perfect way, their preconceived notions of tofu would influence their experience b4 they even tried it. my parents r just stubborn like that though.
 

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What about <a href="http://enlightenedcooking.blogspot.com/2008/11/recipe-for-change-tofu-cream-with-fresh.html" target="_blank">this recipe for Tofu Cream and Berries</a>? I really like one in The Ultimate Uncheese Cookbook which is pretty similar to this, except it leaves out the lemon juice, has a little more maple syrup and calls for silken tofu. That was the first tofu-vegan thing I made for my omni mom and she was won over by it. The tofu is completely disguised. If a person didn't know it was an ingredient beforehand, I don't think they would know after tasting it. It tastes like a sweet heavy cream.<br><br>
Veganomicon has an outstanding recipe for Thousand Island dressing that is based on soft tofu, but I think it is better with firm because it makes it thick like the steakhouse kind.
 

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I suggest they drain and press it. Then chop it up into very small cubes. Then they can make a pot of soup up and in the last 10 minutes throw the tofu cubes in. They will just be little bits in their soup.
 

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Yeah, small bits of tofu seem to be the best and easiest to get a balance of texture and flavor. I put some diced tofu in a pan with a bit of soy sauce for a bit to cook it, then mix it with brown rice, and it tastes good.
 

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Maybe just tell them to put it in the freezer for the next time you visit.
 

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how about tofu scramble? I am not a huge tofu fan but I adore tofu scramble with a bunch of veggies and potatoes and mushroom <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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to be honest i don't see them liking it. if you don't want it to be thrown out maybe it is possible to donate it to a food bank? i don't know if people there will appreciate it or know what to do with it
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>rabid_child</strong> <a href="/forum/post/3067582"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Maybe just tell them to put it in the freezer for the next time you visit.</div>
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^This.<br><br>
Chances are they won't bother trying to cook it if they don't like it and to rescue it from being thrown out, I would tell them to chuck it in the freezer until your next visit.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>rabid_child</strong> <a href="/forum/post/3067582"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Maybe just tell them to put it in the freezer for the next time you visit.</div>
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this was my suggestion....that way it wont be wasted in any way.<br><br>
hope your having a hippie day....peace<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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You guys are so negative! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":("><br><br>
Thanks for the links. I forwarded some of the ideas from this thread to my Mom.<br>
This week, she's going to try to make a chocolate mousse, vegan french toast, and she's going to press & fry some and add it to her famous country-fried rice. I can't wait to find out how this all goes!<br><br>
FYI, I personally don't like frozen tofu anymore. I made a really bad batch of BBQ tofu from a frozen block, and have not been able to stomach the sponginess of it since.
 
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