Another vegan pizza with tofu

Tofu, a great source of soy protein, also boasts significant calcium and magnesium. Research shows that soy-based meals that also include fruits, vegetables, whole grains and nuts can help fight hypertension, heart disease, obesity, diabetes and some cancers. Tofu is a great flavor sponge. And because it readily soaks up seasonings, it’s a wonderful choice for marinating.  It is convenient and filling and a great source of protein.

Can you think of a better way to use tofu than to make fantastic vegan pizza? Maybe you can, but this recipe is great neverheless 🙂 

Cooking tofu is easy and so is preparing pizza. There are so many different ways of making pizza. In vegan version there is usualy tofu instead of cheese. And lots of different veggies.

Here is a little different recipe than my usual pizza. What you do is prepare dough and let it first bake for 5 minutes. Then you put tofu pesto with basil, roasted tomato sauce (with garlic) and caramelized onions. Simple, looks great, is vegan friendly and delicious.

Image is taken from original recipe: <a href="http://katelynvonfeldt.com/blog/archives/1513.

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For detailed instructions check out the original recipe: Tofu pesto and roasted tomato sauce pizza 

If today is not the right day for pizza you can make use of some other tofu recipe.

 

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Eating tofu instead of steak or chicken is a good thing

Steve Smith is the perfect person to say to the men and boys of the world that eating tofu instead of steak or chicken sometimes is a good thing. He is a pro football player who has found success on and off of the field. Whether he is playing an integral role in securing a Super Bowl victory or advocating for his favorite charities, he succeeds.

Tofu is a “Money Food”. I know that the healthier I eat, the better shape I’m in, and the better performer I become on the field.”, Steve Smith.

The partnership with Steve Smith as a House Foods America Brand Ambassador will include a microsite that is scheduled to launch on March 10. The microsite will include giveaways of signed memorabilia, sweepstakes, and much more. In addition to the microsite, Smith will periodically announce tie-in events and giveaway promotions to his fans on Facebook and Twitter. 

 

“Because of its soybean constituency, Tofu is a SUPER FOOD! As such, our Tofu products contain a high concentration of essential nutrients that can attribute to a healthy lifestyle.

Tofu’s most important nutrient is soy protein. Soy protein is the only plant-based protein that has all of the eight essential amino acids, thus making it a “Complete Protein.””

 

Read more here:

http://touchdowntofu.com/


So…. Why not give tofu a chance? Cooking tofu is easy.

Fins a tofu recipe that suits you and go for it.

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Cooking tofu – even more ways of preparing tofu

Tofu is allways great if prepared right. There are sooo many different recipes. Be sure to follow general cooking tips for tofu or the end result may not be as tasty as you would want it.

Tofu Burgers 

Mash up a block of tofu and mix in a handful of parsley or basil is nice and fine chopping. Now add 1 / 4 cup each of cornmeal, rolled oats and flour and 1 teaspoon of cumin, paprika and cilantro. To give an extra touch, mix 1 / 2 teaspoon dried thyme 1 / 4 teaspoon ginger and a pinch of cayenne. Once you’ve added 1 / 2 teaspoon salt and a tablespoon of soy sauce, you can shape your patties, and add to skillet with some oil and a clove of crushed garlic. 5 minutes on each side should make a great burger, golden.

Mixed tofu

Mix: 1 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon cumin, thyme, 1 / 2 teaspoon dried 1 / 4 teaspoon turmeric, and 3 tablespoons water. Use a large pot sauté four crushed garlic cloves until soft. Crumble the tofu into pieces the size of a bite and roll in the pan. Cook all together for 10 minutes. Stir often you want the tofu to get crispy, but not stick to pan. Add the spice mixture and cook for another five minutes.

Crispy fried tofu 

Making tofu appealing even to the younger members of his clan for frying. Cut into 1 / 2 inch pieces, place in a bowl and sprinkle with soy sauce marinade – leave for a few minutes to an hour. Fry the slices in a nonstick skillet with olive oil until all sides are crisp. If you feel like being a little more grown up, add grated fresh ginger, a clove of garlic, crushed, or tweak one or two of cumin to maximize the flavor. 

Tofu Wraps 

For a snack that is quick and clever, a little fried pieces of tofu coated with a mixture of cumin, 2, 2 teaspoons ground coriander and a pinch of cayenne. Add some pepper and onion slices, tofu and cook until browned. Then wrap it all in a tortilla – awesome hot or cold. 

These are some additional tips for cooking tofu I found here. Check out original article for details and more tips.

 

Did not find anything suitable? Check out some other great tofu recipes.

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Even more tips for cooking delicious tofu

I just love tofu. And use it all the time. Well not really all the time but at least once a week. And I always learn something new. Cooking tofu is so easy but there are few tricks and tips. 

There was nice article about cooking tips for tofu.

http://panlasangpinoy.com/2011/03/06/11-ways-to-cook-tofu/

Tofu is made of soy. There are three main types of tofu: firm tofu, soft tofu, and silken tofu. 

Firm tofu includes firm, medium firm, and extra firm. These are uncooked tofus that are usually used in dishes that call for meat. This type of tofu is sold in blocks with water. It needs to be drained and pressed with a paper towel before cooking. Soft tofu has a softer and more jelly-like texture. It is a good substitute in dishes that use eggs. It can also be mixed with other ingredients such as sour cream and cream cheese when making dips and sauces.Silken tofu is very soft. It is already precooked. This type of tofu is the best choice in making soups; it is also a good substitute for milk and heavy whipping cream. 

What can you do with tofu?

 Sliced tofu is great for sautéing. You can either sauté it with vegetables or plainly sauté it in any oil that you want, without adding anything.

If you are trying to cut on eggs, try replacing half of the eggs that you should be using with soft tofu. For example: instead of using 4 pieces of egg for an omelet, use only 2 eggs and replace the others with tofu.

The most common method of cooking tofu in the Philippines is frying. Blocks of tofu are deep fried until the texture becomes crunchy. It is eaten as it is after dipping it in vinegar or Asian Dipping Sauce.

Being a good substitute for meat, tofu can be used for your soup dish. Add small cubes of medium firm tofu to your soup, and simmer it just the way you do with meat. You can also use soft tofu for your soup. By doing this, you’ll get the protein that you need less the cholesterol and fat.

If you are hosting game day in your place, you can save on ground meat by adding frozen extra firm tofu to your chili recipe. All you need to do is thaw the frozen tofu, crumble it, and add it to your chili.

Baked tofu is perfect if you want to cut on fat. You can easily do this by slicing the tofu and place it in a baking tray greased with olive oil. Try preheating the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit and bake it until the color turns golden brown.

Tofu can be used in making desserts. Take Leche Flan as an example. You can use soft silken tofu to replace the milk that the recipe requires. Substitute half of the required milk with soft silken tofu.

 

Steaming is a good way to produce soft and flavorful dishes. Similar to the way Siopao and Siomai are cooked, you should try steaming firm tofu. To add some flavor, try marinating it first in sesame oil and light soy sauce.

 

 

Stir-fried tofu can taste good depending on how you do it. If you want to stir-fry tofu without any other ingredients (such as vegetables and meat), try adding some stir-fry sauce to give the tofu some taste. You can also stir-fry tofu along with your favorite stir-fry vegetable and meat dishes.

Tofu makes a good finger food. One way of doing this is by rubbing your favorite spices around cubed extra firm tofu, and then broil. You can serve each piece with fancy toothpicks to make it more attractive.

Believe it or not, you can make milk shakes with tofu. You can replace 1/4 of your milk ingredient with soft silken tofu. You can also add tofu when making smoothies.

Check out some other cooking tips for tofu.

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What is the secret of cooking tofu?

What is the secret of cooking tofu? If you need to use only part of a block of tofu, drain, rinse and soak in cool water in a clean container and sealed. Store in refrigerator for at most a few days. Tofu, a great source of soy protein, also has a high calcium and magnesium. There is no such thing as just “tofu. It comes in a variety of textures, hardness, and flavor. Tofu is increasingly popular among vegetarians and meat eaters at a time and with reason. Tofu is well suited to a wide range of tastes and cooking techniques. With all the health benefits of tofu have many to offer, you can try some of our delicious recipes tofu tonight!

Tofu is not something you want as you would cheese. When we look at the beige, gelatinous substance, you may wonder how it is made from soybeans, which many of us the image of their green, edamame were immature. Tofu is really a “curd” of a milky liquid extracted from soybeans mature you press cakes. Do not be worried about calories in tofu.

Firm tofu drained and pressed in before being cooked. You want to beat your tofu dry with paper towel, then cut the block into several pieces. Place the tofu pieces on top of several paper towels and place towels on top of several other tofu.

The important thing to realize is spongy tofu absorbs the flavor of the spices and cooking foods. This spongy texture can become stronger, if the water is drained and the water transfer tofu. To remove most of the excess fluid, which can wrap the tofu in paper towels (towel to prevent not deleted) and set a heavy book for about ten minutes.

The use of tofu in the kitchen is only limited by your imagination. You can do something for her, including mashed potatoes, mix, whip, grind, crumble, marinate, simmer, steam, bake, broil, jump, grilling, roasting and frying. Hot or cold, cooked or uncooked, your options for using tofu are unlimited.

Silken tofu has a high water content, are very fragile and are best used in soups and salads. He has a puree, creamy texture and consistency of a soft cream. It is totally inappropriate for stir-fries, and dissolves easily when you stir-fryAsk if your store has “firm tofu” or “pressed tofu”.

Basically, you want to buy extra-firm or firm tofu if you want the tofu to hold its shape – if you plan to marinate and grill or bake your tofu into slices or cubes, and if you stir fry them. If you mix the tofu with other ingredients to make a smoothie, creamy filling, or spread or use as a substitute for fat in the dough or a dish of minced meat, the use of soft tofu or silky. Learn about other secrets of cooking tofu.

Marinating tofu is a great way to add flavor to it. Start with a solid or tofu even stronger because it is more porous and has more space to absorb the liquid. Cut the tofu into small pieces and soak in your favorite marinade. Marinated Tofu can be used in casseroles, or in cold dishes like salads.

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Another great tofu stir fry with ginger

I can never get enough of tofu stir fry. Ther are so many varieties and they all taste fantastic. You can use only one or two ingredients or huge variety, more than 10 veggies. And both variations will be delicious. You only have to know few tips for cooking tofu and you will be preparing yourself wonderful meal.

Most of the preparation time requires to prepare all ingredients before cooking. After that it is all done in less than 10 minutes. And cooking is so easy and fun when all ingredients are chopped and prepared. And… action!

 

The idea is from this great tofu recipe (http://www.veggie101.com/2011/02/gingered-vegetable-tofu-stir-fry.html)

For the delicious stir-fry sauce, start by sauteeing the garlic, green onions, and ginger. Next, add vegetable broth, dry sherry, soy sauce, black bean sauce, sugar, and sesame oil; bring to a simmer, then set aside.

Next, you’ll saute the bok choy stalks and snow peas, then add the bok choy leaves, corn, radishes, and tofu. Stir in the sauce, toss until everything is well coated and glazed, and you’re done! 

Gingered Vegetable Tofu Stir-Fry

(image is from original recipe: http://www.veggie101.com/2011/02/gingered-vegetable-tofu-stir-fry.html)

For more details refer to original recipe. This picture looks soooo delicious and tasty I could never take as good one as those.

Check also some other great tofu recipes.

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Tofu With Lemon And Garlic

Today is the day for tofu. This is great recipe I found. And simple. And cheap. All you need is tofu, lemon, garlic and some spices. Sooo simple. I just love cooking with tofu since it is so easy. You can prepare it in so many ways.

So, how to prepare this delicious meal? Here is how:

1. Make the rice

2. Fry tofu in the pan on little oil (I prefer coconut oil). Coat both sides with garlic powder, soy sauce, lemon juice. When it is brown on both sides it is done. That is it.

For more details check out original recipe for Lemon Garlic Tofu.

Do you want to knof how much it all cost? Only $2.95, acording to original recipe.

Here is the image. Do not forget to check original article:

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