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January 12th, 2006, 12:11 PM
Barbara's Avatar Veteran
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OK, I'm not a vegetarian but would like to try cooking tofu. Any suggestions or recipes?

My DH was recently diagnosed with gout. I read that you should limit the amount of meat you eat. He's a very picky eater and doesn't like to try anything new.
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January 13th, 2006, 12:16 PM
MissyPrincessEha's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
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I do have some great recipes! I didn't like tofu for the first year of my vegetarian lifestyle and steered clear of it at all costs. Then I had it made well and .....well...I love it now. And learned to cook it just fine.

I will post recipes here:

Veggie Bacon - I use this for BLT's and it is so good that my kids and hubby always tell me to whip up some more.

We really LOVE these...I will serve it with steamed rice and stirfryed broccoli...it is sooo yummy! Oh and I omit the ginger...I can't stand it in savory foods only in sweet foods.

Asian Tofu Cakes
6 SERVINGS -- Low-fat

These tofu cakes are delicious served with steamed rice and sautéed sliced bok choy. For dessert make a fresh-fruit salad sprinkled with a little toasted coconut.

1 Tbs. sesame seeds
1/5 oz. firm tofu, rinsed and drained
5 egg whites
1/3 cup all-purpose, whole-wheat flour
1 Tbs. grated fresh ginger
1 medium carrot, shredded
3 scallions (green part only), thinly sliced; reserve 1 tsp. for sauce
1/3 cup frozen peas
1 Tbs. soy sauce
2 tsp. toasted sesame oil, more if needed
3 Tbs. soy sauce
1/2 tsp. toasted sesame oil or chili oil
1/2 tsp. rice vinegar

1. In small skillet, toast sesame seeds until golden brown, stirring often, 1 minute. Transfer to small plate and set aside.

2. Pat tofu dry with paper towel and place in medium bowl. Mash tofu with fork until it resembles chopped eggs.

3. Mix in egg whites, flour, ginger, scallions, peas, soy sauce and salt and white pepper to taste, until well blended.

4. In large nonstick skillet, heat 2 teaspoons sesame oil.

5. Add about 1/4 cup tofu mixture per cake to skillet, flattening with back of spoon to form small cakes. Cook until golden brown, about 2 minutes per side.

6. Meanwhile, make sauce. In small bowl, mix soy sauce, sesame oil, rice vinegar and reserved scallion.

7.To serve tofu cakes, sprinkle with sesame seeds and accompany with sesame-soy sauce on the side.

PER Serving: 194 CAL; G PROT; 9 G TOTAL FAT (0 SAT. FAT); 19 G CARB.; 0 MG CHOL; 723 MG SOD.; 3 G FIBER
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January 14th, 2006, 09:33 PM
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I am sorry, I don't really use tofu. I DO enjoy QUORN though, which is in the freezer section, as well as other vegetarian meats, such as Morningstar brand, and some Gardenburger products.

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