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« Reply #30 on: February 07, 2008 09:18:23 PM »

tofu scramble
my familys basic recipe:
1 block of extra firm tofu (drained and pressed for a little bit)
1 red pepper (chopped)
1 small onion (chopped)
2 cloves garliiic (minced)
little olive oil
any other veggies hanging out in the fridge[potatoes, spinach, broccoli rabe,etc] (choppped)
a pinch of two of tumeric
salt n' peppa to taste
hot sauce, for you saucy hotties. (optional!)

saute onions until translucent. add the garlic. cook until fragrant. throw in veggies, cook until heated through. crumble tofu with your hands as you put it in with the veggies. dont crumble it too much, as it will get smaller as you stir. sprinkle on tumeric and salt and pepper. stir until your tofu is nice and yellow. cook until heated through. serve with toast, soy sausage, et.c or on its own.




Oh man, that sounds awesome.  I'm having that for breakfast tomorrow.  I'm gonna talk the DB into trying it too.
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« Reply #31 on: February 13, 2008 07:10:24 PM »

I tried your tofu scramble recipe franzilovescats, and i just had to tell you how brilliant it was! I totally pigged out on it!
It is SO becoming my life!
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« Reply #32 on: February 16, 2008 11:56:57 PM »

For stir-fries I marinade tofu in olive oil, soy, garlic, fresh ginger and chilli. Silken tofu is really good in miso-style soups but my favourite tofu recipe is a toasted sarnie. Marinade some tofu cubes in olive oil and balsamic vinegar.Toast the outsides of a cut ciabatta then fill one side with the tofu (making sure that you pour all of the juice on the bread too) place mozzerella and cherry tomatoes on the other piece, season them both and grill until the cheese melts. Put some basil leaves on top of the cheese and sandwich both sides together and enjoy. P.S., it's worth making sure that you've burst the tomatoes before taking a big bite as they can get really hot!
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« Reply #33 on: February 20, 2008 03:34:40 PM »

you can make a tofu curry, my boyfriend came up with the idea
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« Reply #34 on: March 04, 2008 07:21:27 AM »

I've made a wheat-free tofu/broccoli and cheese bake.  Obviously, this is not a vegan dish but is a vegetarian dish Smiley.

  You take a block of firm tofu and cut it up into pieces, and combine it with a small container of low fat sour cream and a bag of shredded cheese. Combine this with some fresh broccoli and the tofu and top it with more cheese.  Bake it for 1/2  an hour and enjoy!  Its great Smiley
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« Reply #35 on: March 26, 2008 06:10:47 PM »

I just made the BEST tofu meal i've had in a long while. Marinated and grilled, topped with a greek salad; the boyfriend made some nummy red pepper hummus to accompany.
Not my own creation, but DEFINITELY worth a try!
http://family.go.com/food/recipe-ew-504803-grilled-tofu-with-a-mediterranean-chopped-salad-t/
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« Reply #36 on: March 26, 2008 07:05:22 PM »

use tofu to make a zillion different versions of CHOCOLATE PIE!  (or chocolate pudding!)

So, I don't have an exact recipe, but this is how I make it:

1.  Melt a package of chocolate or carob chips.  I like to use the very dark ones, and I do this step in the microwave...but you could also use a double boiler to do it.
2.  Stir in whatever kind of flavoring you want:  vanilla extract, peanut/cashew/almond butter, marshmallows (you would need a vegan kind), mint essence, orange flavor, etc.  Or, leave it plain!
3.  Mix in one little carton of silken tofu.  Make sure it's silken, and I use the kind that doesn't require refrigeration.  I find it in little wax-lined cardboard boxes at the health food store.  I use a mixer for this step, so that everything gets super creamy.
4.  Use the chocolatey goodness you've just made to fill a pie shell, little tarts, or just put it into individual dishes and serve as "pudding".  Or, make a parfait.  Whatever you do, I would chill it first, and make sure everything solidifies right.  It's kind of thick, but amazingly good. 
5.  SERVE!  you can add fancy things like raspberry sauce/fresh berries and mint leaves/caramelized sugar...whatever you want!

Have fun and let us know if you find a great tofu recipe!
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« Reply #37 on: April 13, 2008 04:10:48 PM »

One word.

Miso.

Miso paste makes anything thats being baked amazing!!! The darker the miso the better the flavor! I always add it towards the last 20 minutes or so as to keep all that great flavor intact.

Heres my version of an Asian baked tofu:

I take soy sauce, Rice vinegar, Chinese cooking wine, brown sugar, fresh ginger and sometimes a sprinkle of cumin or cinnamon and boil it in a small sauce pan. After it is at a light boil, I drop in my Thawed tofu (I always freeze) and let it sit for a few minutes (only a few!) afterwards, put the tofu and liquid into an airtight container and shake it like you hate it.

Cut tofu into bout 1/2 inch slabs or get fancy and make triangles! Or hexagons! and lay flat on a greased baking sheet and put into a 350 degree oven. Let cook about 20 minutes or so? and flip. after another 15-20 minutes, I take the tofu out, and spread a light layer of miso on one side, pop it back in, bake until slightly crispy, and then turn and do the other side.

Your tastebuds will thank you!
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« Reply #38 on: April 15, 2008 11:00:13 AM »

with summer coming, one great way to make tofu is on the bbq!  I use extra firm, cut into cubes and skewer with onion, peppers and cherry tomatoes, marinate for a bit in a (veggie!) teriyaki sauce and grill.  A trick to make the veggies cook through without burning is to put the skewers in a 350 degree oven just until you can smell the veggies . . .about 10 minutes . . .before grilling. 
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