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Tasty Ways to Enjoy Tofu

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Learn to Cook: Crispy Tofu

Growing up in Hawaii gave me ample opportunity to appreciate exotic flowers, melodious Hawaiian music and tasty tofu. Yes, tofu! The island of Oahu is where I learned to love tofu in dishes such as Miso Soup with Garlic and Ginger and Tofu Seaweed Wraps with Wasabi.

Today many people are choosing plant-strong, vegetarian or vegan diets where tofu comes to the forefront. Made from soybeans, tofu delivers protein and easily takes on the flavors of the ingredients it’s cooked in. The beauty of tofu is in its amazing versatility! It’s fantastic marinated, baked or sautéed, and is used as a replacement for eggs or meat in hearty, warming recipes. It’s delicious in salads and adds creaminess to sauces like Tofu Pesto. Try it in smoothies and dips like Caramelized Onion Dip and desserts like non-dairy Silky Sweetheart Puddings.

New to tofu? The texture varies from extra firm to soft. Recipes will indicate which variety to use. Some recipes require that you press the tofu before using; learn how in this How To Press Tofu video.

We have a super slew of great tofu dishes in our recipe database, and here are my top suggestions:

 
What’s your favorite recipe with tofu? Let me know.

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