Herb Robert – Amazing and unknown herb

Ever heard of the herb robert? Maybe you did, but did you know it has some amazing properties? And it is very common wild plant. 

If herb Robert is touched, its fragrance gives it away as a geranium (Pelargonium), a familiar group of house plants from South Africa. They emit a fragrance, especially upon being touched, which is intended to put potential predatory plant-eaters off their food. At least a certain percentage of people find the smell unpleasant. The smelly liquid that is acquired by boiling the plant is used in Finland to get rid of bugs and also to treat wounds. Its flowers are a deep rose-red and in light places the whole plant is often crimson, which is the same colour that it is in the autumn.

 

Research has revealed herb robert is a source of germanium, a valuable element to the body, as it has the ability to make oxygen available to the cells. Herb Robert is regarded as a medicinal herb.

 

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Thinking of Calories in Tofu

There are different methods of ensuring that one has cut down on their weight. One of the most recognizable is when people check on the calories that they put in their bodies. Therefore, such people would like to know the amount of calories in tofu.

There are many site son the internet that provides people with tips on how to prepare the food. The sites are containing important tips that would guide people through the process. They have different recipes that provide people with different results depending on what people want to get from the food. It is therefore important for people to research accurately on the recipes that that want. Also, people can get these recipes from magazines.

Nowadays, people are checking on their weight. This is because they have recognized the importance of having the right weight. One would not only manage their bodies effectively, but also, one would be able to avoid different body complications that are associated with being overweight.

There are many food magazines that teach people how to prepare food. People can get tips on how to prepare tofu from them.

Tofu is a nutrient rich food that is low on calories. Thy normally contain about 75 calories in every 100 gram on tofu. These calories are little as compared to the ones that are contained in other types of food. The calories are enough to provide people with energy that they can use when they are going about their business. However, the amount of calories in tofu diet varies with other food that people eat with it.

There are many places that people can get ideas on cooking tofu. Tofu is one of the most popular foods in Asia. In fact, it is becoming popular in the whole world because of the benefits that it brings to people. The food is known to provide people with all the nutrients that they need in their bodies. When people want to cook it, the best place that they can look for tips would be on the internet.

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Tips to Cook Tofu Properly – Does it have to be cooked?

Want to know some tips to cook tofu properly? Well, you are in luck as I am about to share with you some great tips. Always remember that tofu which is sold in uncooked blocks does not have to be thoroughly cooked before you consume it. Though it can be to prevent any sort of food poisoning. Which is not very common with tofu at all and tofu can normally be eaten raw. Without any problems.

Have yourself a nice tofu meal!

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

3 Fantastic Ways on How to Cook Tofu

Wondering how to cook tofu properly? Well, here are some methods to cook wonderful tofu cuisines.

1) You can create a cheesecake or custard with tofu. Silken tofu is ideal for making these desserts. You can opt to add in cream cheese and heavy salves on the tofu as well. This will enable you to produce high protein yet delicious desserts.

2) Transform the tofu right into a smoothie. To do this, you should make sure that you make use of precooked and smooth tofu. Proceed to put in some fresh berries, vanilla flavoring, sugar, ice and soymilk. Then you can blend the mixture and form a healthy, smoothie drink.

3) Simmer tofu. You can choose to simmer crumbles of firm tofu in your favorite, soup broth or marinade. Simmer at the very least 10 minutes in order to extract the tofu natural flavor. Let the tofu mix well with the soup or marinade.

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Tofu is good for your health

It has been invented ages ago. But tofu is gaining its popularity even now. More and more people are starting to regularly include it into their diet. Not only vegetarians and vegan to replace meat. Even ‘meat-eaters’ use it more than ever before. Not only can it taste fantastic but it is also good for your health and helps to not get overweight.

Why is it good? Because tofu is made of soy.

A soybean has a combination of nutrients, with low fat content and sodium level. This powerful combination is the significant reason why it offers a lot of health benefits to its consumers. First, it is an excellent source of iron. For 100 grams only, it could provide 30 percent of the recommended daily value for iron. 

Check out other health benefits of tofu:

Thus, with its iron, copper, selenium, manganese and large doses of antioxidants, tofu not only promotes strong muscles but also of energy production as well. 

It has isoflavones, a weak form of estrogen that helps maintain estrogen balance, which is needed for women during menopausal stage, reducing hot flashes and its severity. 

With abundant calcium, tofu is a protection diet against bone weakness, bone loss, osteoporosis, and rheumatoid arthritis. Furthermore, it is also a good source of selenium. Selenium is important in the proper function of your antioxidant system, which reduces the level of damaging free radicals in your body.

It also contains no cholesterole and is a perfect protein and great alternative to meat. You can never go wrong when substituting meat for tofu. Cooking with tofu is simple and delicious. 

Not only that it is healthy tofu also contains few calories compared to meat, cheese or many other food.

 

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Tofu With Parmesan

Cooking with tofu is sooo simple. You can put it in almost any recipe. No need for meat. At least once a week, for meatless monday. You won’t regret it.

Don’t have the right ide what to make with tofu? Try this fantastic looking recipe Seven Vegetable Couscous and Tofu Parmesan. Tofu part is really simple to make. But this other part, vegetable with couscous looks also delicious and is probably worth the additional hassle :)

How to make this tofu?

In a sprayed casserole dish, spread 1/2 cup sauce, then place tofu slices (in single layer if possible), followed by remaining sauce, 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese and fresh parsley.  Also if there are any remaining bread crumbs, you can spread these on top as well.  Bake uncovered at 400 degrees for 15 minutes.  Turn broiler on, place dish 4 inches from heat, and continue cooking about 2 minutes or until cheese is golden.

Image is taken from original recipe (http://theradioblog.marthastewart.com/2011/03/meatless-monday-seven-vegetable…

Does it look fantastic or what? :)

Read original tofu recipe for detailed instructions how to make this delicious dish. If you don’t like this check out some other tofu recipes.

What is tofu and why include tofu more often in your diet

Tofu is rich in high-quality protein. It is as well as a nice source of B-vitamins and iron. When the curdling agent used to make tofu is calcium salt, the tofu is an excellent source of calcium. While 50 percent of the calories in tofu come from fat, a 4-ounce serving of tofu contains 6 grams of fat. It is low in saturated fat and contains no cholesterol.

In 100g of tofu is about 75 calories. 38 calories from fat + 33 calories from protein and only six calories from carbohydrates. Keep in mind that exact figures depend on the brand and type of tofu

The soy protein & isoflavones in tofu are thought about a powerful cholesterol fighters – studies show that regular tofu consumption can lead to up to a 30% drop in overall cholesterol. Tofu is believed to lower LDL, or bad, cholesterol & triglyceride levels, strong indicators of heart disease.Tofu nutrition is almost perfect.

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Korean Tofu Soup

There is an estimated more than 400 recipes of tofu dishes, not counting all the different variations of the same dish. When cooking tofu soup It’s usually important not to overcook the veggies in this soup, so it doesn’t develop a strong boiled taste. Tofu calories are  low  and tofu soup is even better if you are worried for calorie intake.

Here is a nice review of Toh Dam Tofu Korean restaurant. It looks like really good restaurant and a must to visit if nearby. Unfortunately for me Korea is as near as this restaurant so it may take a while to go there :)

Of course Toh Dam Tofu’s namesake suggests that they serve soondubu (tofu soup), which they do and it is gooooood. I like that their version is not as salty as others that I’ve had, and the chunks of soft tofu bobbling around in the soup are creamy and flavor-laden of the savory, fiery kimchi pork broth that I sampled on a recent visit.

 

Check out this nice image (taken from http://blogs.ajc.com/food-and-more/2011/03/16/first-impressions-toh-dam-the-t…):

Dakgomtang - chicken soupBossam

 

Nice food inthere… What do you think?

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment