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Good morning. I really want to try tofu (never had it - I'm a sheltered child, I know), but there's a problem:<br><br><br><br>
I don't know what recipe to try it in! I want something fairly simple that tastes really good and that I don't have to go to Timbuktu to get the ingrediants for. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=";)"> I would prefer if it was more of a dinner recipe.<br><br><br><br>
Anyway, if you guys had any suggestions I would be forever grateful. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br><br><br>
Thanks,<br><br>
Jamie
 

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Here's a simple & yummy tofu recipe:<br><br>
cut the tofu (firm or extra firm) into 1/4-1/2 inch thich slabs<br><br>
splash on some soy sauce<br><br>
fry 'em up in a pan w/ oil (canola, peanut, whatever you prefer) until golden brown<br><br><br><br>
You can also marinade the slices in most any marinade (make your own or buy some from the store) and cook them up the same way. You can then eat them as is - with a knife & fork, or do what I love to do - stuff 'em in a pita sammich with all sorts of yummy veggies!
 

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good suggestion obsidianzebra! soy sauce + tofu = perfect. or you can just fry it up with some spices (whatever you feel like, really) and voila!.
 

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Stir fry... Quick, easy... just fry some tofu, throw in whatever veggies you love, some soy sauce garlic ginger, whatever you like... I love broccoli, zucchini, frozen peas, onions, etc.
 

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Tons of recipes with tofu reside over at <a href="http://www.vegweb.com" target="_blank">www.vegweb.com</a>
 

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the options with tofu are enldess <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"><br><br><br><br>
one of my faves is diced tofu with onions and tumeric.<br><br>
this is not exactly a scramble but more like cubes of tofu fried in veg oil with onions and a little tumeric with a dash of soy sauce. serve with fresh tomatoes on a bed of rice - mmmmmmm<br><br>
ummm - if you like tumeric, that is!<br><br><br><br>
good luck and tell us how your tofu expedition goes <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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Thanks for the suggestions. I picked up a block of extra-firm tofu this afternoon and plan to have it in stir-fry tonight, like so many have suggested. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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One of my favorite things to do with water-packed tofu is to dice it into cubes and freeze it. It totally changes the texture and becomes much chewier. If you squeeze the moisture out, you can marinate it and it will pick up even more flavor <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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I prefer tofu to be baked myself. My favorite baked reciped are my thai tofu, tofu "parm" and baked barbequed tofu. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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I've tried a bunch of different tofus and I have to say I really like the "Pete's" Italian Herb one. It has seasonings and little peper bits in the tofu and just seems to be a bit better IMHO .<br><br><br><br>
Generally I cut tofu into little bits sized rectangles (1/2" x 3/4" or whatever) and saute (sounds better than fry in oil <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=";)"> ) in olive oil (cold pressed!) with a bit of soy sauce and maybe pepper and some of this yellow veggie seasoning (general purpose) I get from the bulk store.<br><br><br><br>
This type of browned tofu chunk is great in all sortsof meals from pasta to rice to salads.<br><br><br><br>
Sometimes I cut thin slices and saute them and use them in a sandwich sortof like how most people would use bacon in a sandwich.<br><br><br><br>
Of course many people do more with it. You can use softer types for making smoothies or even vegan "cheesecakes" ... I haven't made these though
 

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<div class="quote-block">Sometimes I cut thin slices and saute them and use them in a sandwich sortof like how most people would use bacon in a sandwich.</div>
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i do this too <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"> mmmmm mmmmmm
 
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