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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:

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.
I would prefer if it was more of a dinner recipe.

Anyway, if you guys had any suggestions I would be forever grateful.


Thanks,

Jamie
 

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Here's a simple & yummy tofu recipe:

cut the tofu (firm or extra firm) into 1/4-1/2 inch thich slabs

splash on some soy sauce

fry 'em up in a pan w/ oil (canola, peanut, whatever you prefer) until golden brown

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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the options with tofu are enldess


one of my faves is diced tofu with onions and tumeric.

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

ummm - if you like tumeric, that is!

good luck and tell us how your tofu expedition goes
 

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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
 

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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 .

Generally I cut tofu into little bits sized rectangles (1/2" x 3/4" or whatever) and saute (sounds better than fry in oil
) 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.

This type of browned tofu chunk is great in all sortsof meals from pasta to rice to salads.

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.

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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