Think you don’t like tofu? Then this recipe might just change your mind. It’s easy to make and doesn’t require too much special shopping, if any at all.
A traditional Japanese appetizer that is often served at home as a prelude to a meal, or something to graze on while enjoying a few beers in good company at a raucous izakaya (a Japanese pub of sorts, but usually with some serious food), this is something you won’t want to miss.
Be sure to use regular tofu, as firm tofu will result in agedashi tofu that are, well, firm, and silken tofu is difficult to work with.
Recipe Courtesy of House FoodsThis eggless tofu salad makes it easier to cut meat out of your diet. The recipe calls for vegan mayonnaise, tofu, a couple tablespoons of relish, and Dijon mustard to mimic the flavor and texture of a classic egg salad. You’ll be convinced you’re eating the real thing.
Recipe Courtesy of House Foods and Jane Ko“Tacos are a food group for those of us that live in Austin – we have tacos for breakfast, lunch, and dinner! Popular taco options include barbacoa, chicken, al pastor, or shrimp, so I wanted to create a taco recipe that was both vegan and vegetarian-friendly.”-Jane
House Foods tofu is made from 100% non-GMO, U.S grown soybeans and offers so many health benefits including the fact that it’s low in saturated fat, it’s cholesterol-free, and it is a good source of calcium. Tofu is a high-quality complete protein that contains all nine essential amino acids. It’s a versatile food and can be incorporated into so many delicious American dishes like these Mango Beet Tofu Pops!This recipe is provided by House Foods.
Even non-vegans will love this tasty tofu recipe, which includes firm silken tofu, Kalamata olives, and garlic. Serve with walnut pesto, asparagus and purple potatoes.
Recipe courtesy of Makini Howell of www.PlumBistro.com and "Plum: Gratifying Vegan Dishes"
Smoothies are quickly becoming everyone’s favorite breakfasts, snacks, and post work out treats. Not only are they quick, easy, and portable – they are packed with fruits and vegetables that contain tons of healthy nutrients and fiber. But what about the protein? All too often smoothies lack the protein your body needs for energy and staying power until your next meal. Surprisingly, the answer you may be looking for can be found in tofu. There are 12 grams of protein in just 3 ounces of tofu and lucky for us it freezes great and can make a healthy addition to any smoothie. Just follow these simple steps to make tofu ice cubes for your next smoothie:Drain and rinse a 12 oz. package of Nasoya silken tofu.Add it to a food processor or blender along with a ½ tsp. of vanilla or almond extract. You could also add some frozen fruit, fruit juice, or any other flavoring you like.Blend it until smooth.Pour into an ice cube tray and freeze.Next time you make a smoothie, add 3-4 tofu cubes to the smoothie and you instantly add healthy, inexpensive, and much needed protein!
Growing up as a child in Korea, this dish was one of the regulars in my home-packed school lunches (dosirak/bento) which usually consisted of rice and a few side dishes. I like it braised, but you can omit braising and simply pour the sauce over the pan-fried tofu.
Recipe Courtesy of Andie Mitchell and House FoodsTraditional poke is made with raw, marinated fish and Asian spices and seasonings: Tofu, it turns out, is the perfect substitute. It’s light and velvety texture mimics the bite of fatty fish like salmon and tuna.When marinated with soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, and sesame oil you won't be able to tell the difference. Click here for six other amazing recipes utilizing tofu.
These tofu turkey roll-ups are friendly for vegetarians, and simple to make. They can be used as an alternative for vegetarians as a main course on Thanksgiving.
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