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Am I the only vegan on earth who really doesn't like tofu?<br><br><br><br>
I was made to eat it as a kid, when my parents were on a short-lived health-food kick. Blechh!<br><br><br><br>
Now I can tolerate small bits of it in things, say a stir-fry. But I mainly steer around it. And please no big chunks!<br><br><br><br>
I know, I know, this and my dislike of peanut butter make me a freak among vegans! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=";)">
 

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could it be the texture that freaks you out. i can not eat it if it is at all mushy and slimey.. nasty! but i love it if it is super firm and more like the texture of chicken!
 

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I didn't used to like tofu, except if it was deep fried (but, as a friend of mine once said, you could deep fry a twig and I'd eat it). I think I also had PTSD from some really gross prior experiences purple tofu w/ purple cabbage!). But I grew a liking for most forms of it (that disgusting, seasoned "baked tofu" being a notable exception). Maybe you should give it another try?<br><br><br><br>
btw I *love* tempeh, but not if it's wet, like in soup. And I used to really really really get grossed out by seitan. Then the other day I had some fried and it was pretty good, so I might be acquiring a taste like w/ tofu.
 

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for shame. for shame.<br><br><br><br>
peanut butter is your friend.<br><br><br><br>
(j/k) <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by Keegan</i><br><br><b>for shame. for shame.<br><br><br><br>
peanut butter is your friend.<br><br><br><br>
(j/k) <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"></b></div>
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i second that!<br><br><br><br>
have you tried natural peanut butter. the regular kind tastes like candy, yuck!
 

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I have to work with my tofu in order to provide it with flavor. I enjoy marinading and deep frying it or adding something pungent to give it kick. it does have a weird texture to me, but I try to ignore it.
 

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Do you just not like tofu or are you somehow allergic.<br><br><br><br><br><br>
I have tried many types and presently my fav is the Pete's "Italian herb" ( has some herbs and small pepper bits within the tofu so gives a bit more texture and flavour within the tofu) tofu .... man! that's good stuff sauteed (I spinkle with salt and pepper and some soy sauce in the pan with olive oil) as chunks so the ousides are a little browned (I turn them all one)<br><br><br><br>
I also have tried many other brands. I kindof like the Pete's 'seseme thai' one too (also comes with little packets of sauce) and another brand made in Quebec.<br><br><br><br><br><br>
The worst tofu I had was at this place at a food court ... this "teriyaki" japanese spot that these cooks cooked in front of you. The tofu was like porous chewy bread soaked with teriyaki sauce ...BLAH! If that had been my first experience with tofu I would have thought it was gross.<br><br><br><br>
The firm tofu I get is nowhere near what that was like.
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by sunnyk</i><br><br><b>Am I the only vegan on earth who really doesn't like tofu?<br><br><br><br>
I was made to eat it as a kid, when my parents were on a short-lived health-food kick. Blechh!<br><br><br><br>
Now I can tolerate small bits of it in things, say a stir-fry. But I mainly steer around it. And please no big chunks!<br><br><br><br>
I know, I know, this and my dislike of peanut butter make me a freak among vegans! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=";)"></b></div>
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I am so happy....I thought I was the only one here who felt the same way about tofu. I totally grosses me out when it's in big chunks (it's so spongy or something).....I can only tolerate it in small pieces also. I know it doesn't have a flavor itself (I know it takes on the flavors of what it's cooked with), but it's the consistency that almost makes me gag. However, I do like peanut butter <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p"> .
 

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The best thing I know of for tofu is to make a dressing/dip out of it. I also keep slices in the freezer for those times when I want a more "chicken-y" texture (like, for tacos and stuff), but for any other time, it's tofu ranch. I can post the recipe link if you'd like.
 

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sunnyk - my daughter (the Anti-Vegan) actually gets a genuine gag reflex when she tries to eat "unmasked" tofu. She will drink soy milk, eat tofu pudding, soy yogurt, etc. - but tofu itself her mind just rejects.
 

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Hmm... I sorta had a tofu aversion a year ago.. I liked it, but sometimes the texture grossed me out. I used to cut slices of tofu, and pour teriyaki sauce over it. Let it absorb the sauce and just put it on sammiches... It was pretty good- it was also just raw. I liked it but the texture freaked me out. It's better now though! I guess I just got used to it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"><br><br><br><br>
If I were you, I'd either try spicing it up a lot. That's the way I usually eat it. I like it with lots of sauces. Like my Spicy orange-bbq tofu. Which satisfies my cravings for orange chicken. I can either put orange sauce, or the bbq orange sauce.. if you want the recipe I can PM it to you, or you can dig around here for it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"> I posted it not long ago. It really doesn't feel like I am eating tofu. It's tasty! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"><br><br><br><br>
Or to just get soy benefits, (like someone else suggested) put it in dips, puddings, etc. I haven't even tried those things because I'm lazy. hehe.
 

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Well, I'm still getting used to tofu. I mean, it's good, but I cannot <i>stand</i> the texture when I make it, it's all squishy like (not to gross anyone out) scrambled eggs, which have always made me sick to my stomach. Maybe I just cannot cook worth anything, which very well may be true.
 

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I tried to make a Tofu Turkey for Thanksgiving this year and it turned out horribly. Even the dog wouldn't eat it. I may try Tofu again if I can find a brand/recipe that is good.
 

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I love tofu! I eat it as tofu scrambles, tofu sour cream, Baked Tofu, Tofeta, Kung Pao Tofu, Tofu Chicken Nuggets, Tofu (in) Chocolate Chip Cookies, tofu in muffins, tofu pudding.....<br><br>
Love that tofu! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/lick.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lick:"><br><br>
I use the boxed stuff from the Asian Grocer and I like Frieda's Tofu, firm.<br><br>
I always use firm, Extra Firm is Nas-T (to me).<br><br>
Frieda's is next to impossible to find and I think I will have to change brands. For silken I always use Mori-Nu.<br><br>
Shannon <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Maybe try Nigari tofu? It is usually wrapped in plastic instead of in a tub, and is always much more firm than other tofus - making the texture much more "chewy" and much less "squishy."<br><br><br><br>
I am a "the firmer, the better" tofu lover. I find that the bulk tofu at my local co-op is the best, since it is REALLY firm. It's almost like the consistency of a really dense brownie... brownies... mmmmmmmm <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/drool.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":drool:">
 

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The best thing I ever did to tofu was the following:<br><br><br><br>
- Put it in the blender (with a bit of oil, depending on the kind of tofu), blend it until it's smooth (takes a while).<br><br><br><br>
- Add mustard, salt and herbs to taste and continue to blend it.<br><br><br><br>
(I used a LOT of oregano, basil, pepper, chili-powder)<br><br><br><br>
You can use the resulting sauce in a tomato pasta-sauce or as a dip.
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by zimngir</i><br><br><b>I love tofu! I eat it as tofu scrambles, tofu sour cream, Baked Tofu, Tofeta, Kung Pao Tofu,</b></div>
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Do you have that recipe for kung pao tofu. I love kung pao.
 
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