Sure, you can press tofu between two heavy frying pans but wiping up the water that is released with dozens of paper towels is a messy and inconvenient chore.It does a fabulous job of pressing out the water, which is contained neatly inside the little box. In honor of National Soy Foods Month, did you know that: Soyfoods are rich in nutrients and promote healthy eating. Soyfoods are also a great source of iron, fiber, magnesium and zinc. Fruit soy smoothies with soymilk or soy yogurt are a fun way to ensure proper calcium, and soy burgers or soy crumbles in place of ground beef are a great way to reduce calories, cholesterol and saturated fast. Soy meat substitutes, such as soy ground, cook up in a fraction of the time it takes for traditional meats, and it’s ideal for pre-made meals that can be stored in the freezer or refrigerator. Cooking with soy also provides an excellent opportunity for families to spend quality time together because unlike traditional meats, there is little concern about cooking through or cross contamination, so kids can be more involved in the meal preparation. Soyfoods make delicious meals. They are great as a staple ingredient or used as a substitute in a favorite recipe. Here are some of my favorite tofu recipes: Pumpkin Honey Tofu . This turns out like spongy pumpkin “bread”. Very soft, chewy, and pliable infused with pumpkin flavor. Salsa Verde Pepperjack Tofu (Microwave & Vegan) Use soy-based cheese along with the tofu I shared my Tofu Preparation & Cooking Tips in this post from baking to broiling, freezing to pressing.
1. What’s your favorite way to make tofu or favorite tofu recipe? (links welcome)
How do you incorporate soy-based foods in your diet? (links welcome)
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