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My Guide to Cooking Amazing Tofu

As a single ingredient, tofu has a lot to offer and it’s worth learning how to cook it well. I’ve gathered together all of my tofu recipes, tutorials, tips, and tricks together into this all-inclusive tofu resource.  You’ll be enjoying amazing tofu dishes in no time!

Why do you need to learn how to cook tofu?

  • It’s high in protein (13g/serving)
  • A source of calcium and iron
  • Mild in flavour making it ideal for marinades
  • Versatile – it can be baked, sautéed, fried, grilled, you name it!
  • Quick and easy to prepare – it can be flavoured and prepared in as little as 10 minutes
  • Very cost effective, 1 block ($2.27) = 4 servings ($0.57/serving)

Tofu has some awesome health benefits too! Studies have shown that eating tofu can help to lower bad cholesterol, and 25g of soy protein per day may reduce the risk of heart disease (in combination with a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol.) Check the label and look for non-GMO tofu.

4 Part Tofu Tutorial:

  1. Types of Tofu
  2. Draining and Preparing Tofu
  3. Marinating Tofu {includes 3 easy marinades}
  4. Cooking Tofu {Baking & Sautéing}
My first post on preparing tofu: How to Prepare Tofu

Tofu Recipes {Mostly Gluten/Nut-free}:

Breakfast:

Lunch & Dinner:

**good recipes to try if you’ve never eaten tofu.

Sides & Multi-Purpose:

Read the full post here.

Allergen Disclaimer: Many of these recipes will be Gluten/Nut-free optional with simple substitutions to fit in with your dietary requirements. If you’re making food for someone with a food allergy or other dietary requirement, always make sure to show them the recipe and ingredients BEFORE you start cooking!

OHMYGOSH This was pure bliss. The best nanaicecream ever! It looks like raspberry cheesecake ice cream! Only its vegan & has two ingredients: bananas and raspberries!

Recipe

6 frozen bananas

1 cup frozen raspberries 

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New Vegan Products!

Daiya mac and cheese, cheese cake (strawberry, chocolate, and vanilla!) and Greek yogurt

Uptons Naturals jackfruit BBQ and Chili Lime Carnitas

NU Culture Bacony Chipotle cultured cashew cheese 

Snack Out Loud bean puffs in salt and vinegar and BBQ

Whole Superfoods Avocado Chips

Rhythm Superfoods zesty nacho broccoli bites

Tasty Brand special edition holiday flavor cookies in pumpkin spice, butterscotch, peppermint bark and hot cocoa

Coconut Bliss salted caramel coconut ice cream bar

Silk Vanilla and Chocolate Cashew Milk

Thanks to Vegan Cuts and Veg News for sharing these fantastic photos from Expo West! Check out their Instagram accounts to see more vegan noms :)

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New Vegan Products!

Mini crabless cakes and porkless bites from Gardein

Dole’s dark chocolate-dipped frozen bananas

Dream non-dairy cashew milk

Starlite Cuisine bean and cheese soft tacos

DF Mavens mint almond cookie and key lime creme ice cream bars

Suncoast Gold macadamia nut milk

Eat Pastry buttermilk biscuit mix

Tempt hemp yogurt

Vegan Korean Beef Bowl from Vegetarian Plus

For our post workout lunch we headed out for vegan sushi! We loveeee dipping them in organic coconut amminos! Seriously try it guys! It’s a great alternative to soy or other high sodium sauces. And if you haven’t seen our newest VLOG, check it out guysss! Link is on our page. 

More than 250 bottlenose dolphins have been corralled into Japan’s Taiji Cove this weekend, where young have been selected for a life of captivity and the adults are to be slaughtered for their meat.


So far, a total of 37 dolphins, including a rare albino calf, were taken for a lifetime of captivity. Two have died in the process. 

Caroline Kennedy, the recently installed U.S. ambassador to Japan, tweeted that she is “deeply concerned by inhumaneness of drive hunt dolphin killing.”

READ + COMMENT: http://tiny.cc/peoy9w
EMAIL the US Embassy in Japan: http://tiny.cc/7ooy9w
CALL the US Japanese Embassy in DC: 202-238-6700
THANK CNN for covering the story: http://tiny.cc/4soy9w