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    Default Tofu - It's not just for breakfast!

    What are your creative uses for tofu?

    A week ago, a neighbor gifted matapule ohana with some homemade chocolate truffles. The chocolate covering was smooth, creamy, chocolaty, and firm over a chocolate/raspberry center. They were as good as anything we had purchased at Costco or Trader Joes in the past. We were quite surprised when the neighbor told us the primary ingredient was TOFU!

    Matapule like tofu as much as nex guy, but dis take tofu to a whole new lebel! Matapule gonna hab to get recipe from neighbor holo, holo.
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    Default Re: Tofu - It's not just for nothing!

    Isn't tofu pretty much hamburger helper without the hamburger and taste?
    As long as you can't detect it then there may be a use for tofu, and combining it with berries is a good start but it'll take a lot of berries.
    Putting it in scones would be a good idea, nobody should eat a scone either.

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    Default Re: Tofu - It's not just for breakfast!

    Quote Originally Posted by matapule View Post
    What are your creative uses for tofu?.
    2 favorites:

    Tofu stir fry (usually most of the flavor is in the sauce, so tofu adds some protein in yummy bites).

    Tofu Gau Gee (if properly spiced, it can replace the pork/sausage, and I've yet to meet anyone who "noticed" the switch until told).
    Now run along and play, but donít get into trouble.

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    Default Re: Tofu - It's not just for breakfast!

    Kung Pao Tofu over a bed of brown rice at the Whole Foods hot food bar. YUMMMM! It's also good in smoothies to add protein and creaminess. Plain tofu...not kung pao!

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    Default Re: Tofu - It's not just for breakfast!

    I'm old school. Two of my favorite tofu dishes:

    Cold Tofu (Hiyayakko)--simply, cold tofu, cubed and topped with a variety of ingredients, but usually: shoyu, katsuobushi (dried skipjack tuna flakes), grated ginger, and finely chopped green onions. Very good as pupu with beer.

    Pork Tofu--I think this is an old-style, basically local dish. Many different varitions, but usually: strips of pork, tofu, some kind of vegetable (watercress is perfect, but also Choi Sum or any of a number of chinese greens), ginger, shitake mushroom, shoyu, lots of green onions roughly chopped, maybe carrots and celery. Stir fried and served over rice. Simple, cheap, and oh so ono!

    Note: when I was growing up, I never considered tofu as "health" food. I just considered it just one of many ingreditents. In other words, it was just "food." It wasn't until the 1970s (or more likely 1980s) when it became known as a healthy alternative to meat, and inventive ways of using it was being devised (i.e., something serious meat eaters should be looking out for and denouncing). Tofu gets a bad rap. But personally, I love it!

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    Default Re: Tofu - It's not just for breakfast!

    Tofu in scrambled eggs are a match for breakfast.

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    Default Re: Tofu - It's not just for breakfast!

    Quote Originally Posted by Walkoff Balk View Post
    Tofu in scrambled eggs are a match for breakfast.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_bpS-cOBK6Q

    I forgot to add the green onions.

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