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Greetings TofuXpress Family,

We hope you are enjoying your tofu press! This section of our website is here for you. You can browse through new ways to use your TofuXpress or share recipes you have created using pressed tofu.

The TofuXpress was created to make tofu more enjoyable and to help others incorporate more “Green Protein” into their diet. Pressing tofu allows for better flavor through more effective marination and it also changes its texture! We hope you see this tofu press as an opportunity to introduce tofu to your friends and family in new ways.

There are more reasons to “Eat Green Protein”. For example, we ran across an interesting statistic: “Growing soybeans doesn’t require nearly the amount of water that’s needed to raise animals.
A household that replaces one pound of beef with one pound of soy per month would conserve twenty thousand gallons of water per year. If just 20 percent of households in the Unites States and Canada substituted four ounces of beef for four ounces of soy per week the annual water savings would be enough to provide ten gallons of drinking water to ever person in the world.” The Green Book p. 71.

We believe that if people make just small changes to their diet big things can happen. Not only can you help yourself be healthier, you can also help the environment. We hope that these tofu recipes, along with the TofuXpress, can influence you to make small modifications for yourself, your loved ones, and the planet.

Want to do more? Help us to help others by sharing your favorite pressed tofu recipes with us today. Submit your recipes and photos of your creations to recipes@tofuxpress.com. Feel free to include a sentence or two on the story behind the development of your recipe and please indicate if you would like to have your first name and city mentioned as well.

Enjoy!
Marie Kraft,
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Garden Tofu Scramble

Garden Tofu Scramble


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Ingredients
  1. 1 lb extra firm tofu (I use White Wave Reduced Fat Tofu drained and pressed
  2. 2 tsp toasted sesame oil
  3. 4 green onions, chopped
  4. 3 tsp low-sodium soy sauce or tamari
  5. 1 tsp turmeric
  6. 1 tsp garlic powder
  7. 1 tsp cumin
  8. 1/2 tsp ground pepper
  9. 3/4 cup shredded carrots
  10. 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  11. 1 small head broccoli, cut into small florets
  12. 2 cups packed spinach leaves
Instructions
  1. Using your hands, crumble tofu into a bowl and set aside. Heat oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium heat. Sautu00e9 green onions 3 minutes until slightly softened, then mix in tofu and sautu00e9 for 2 minutes more. Add soy sauce, stir well, and cook for 2 minutes more...
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Marinated Baked Tofu

Marinated Baked Tofu


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Ingredients
  1. 1 block extra firm tofu
  2. 3 TBSP soy sauce u20282 garlic cloves, minced
  3. 1 TSPB fresh grated ginger
  4. 1 TBSP sesame oil
  5. 1 TBSP rice vinegar
  6. 2 tsp agave nectar or brown sugar
  7. 1 TBSP olive oil
  8. 1 tsp sesame seeds
Instructions
  1. Drain tofu using TofuXpress and cut. Depending on your use, you can cut the tofu into strips, cubes, or flat squares (which is what I did here).
  2. Mix all other ingredients except olive oil and pour over tofu into the TofuXpress. Secure marinating lid.
  3. Refrigerate overnight (can marinade for longer if needed).
  4. Lightly grease baking sheet with olive oil.
  5. Arrange tofu in single layer on sheet.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for 50-60 minutes...
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Thai Coconut-Crusted Tofu Hearts

Thai Coconut-Crusted Tofu Hearts

Serves 4


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Ingredients
  1. 1 lb extra firm tofu, pressed
  2. Marinade
  3. 3 tsp Thai red curry paste
  4. 1 tsp creamy peanut butter (organic preferred)
  5. 1 tsp lime juice
  6. 1/2 cup lite coconut milk (or 1/4 cup regular + 1/4 cup water)
  7. 1 tsp ginger, minced
  8. 1 tsp garlic, minced
  9. Sauce
  10. reserved marinade
  11. 1 tbsp creamy peanut butter (organic preferred)
  12. 1/2 cup lite coconut milk (or 1/4 cup regular + 1/4 cup water)
  13. 1 tbsp lime juice
  14. Coconut breading
  15. heaping 1/3 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  16. 1-1/2 tbsp cornstarch
  17. 1-1/2 tbsp flour
  18. 1/4 tsp cayenne (optional, omit to keep this dish mild)
  19. Accompaniments
  20. steamed veggies and rice
Instructions
  1. Press tofu for 1 hour...
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Curried Tofu and Onions

Curried Tofu and Onions


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Ingredients
  1. 1 package extra firm tofu (preferably Nasoya brand)
  2. Canola spray oil
  3. 1 can coconut milk 12 oz
  4. 1 sweet onion, chopped
  5. 1 tomato, chopped
  6. 1/4 cup chopped walnuts or cashews
  7. 1-2 tbsp curry, to taste
  8. Fresh cilantro (4 tbsp chopped)
  9. Cayenne pepper
  10. Salt
Instructions
  1. Press tofu in TofuXpress for at least 3 hours.
  2. Remove tofu and cut brick into 1 inch cubes.
  3. Spray a large fry pan with canola oil and heat to medium.
  4. Place onions into pan and brown, careful to not burn.
  5. Add curry and coat onions. Heat for 1 minute.
  6. Add can of coconut milk and heat for 1 minute.
  7. Add tofu, tomatoes, nuts, and cilantro.
  8. Bring to a soft boil, reduce heat and allow to simmer
  9. for 10 minutes or more.
  10. A...
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Italian Tofu Bake

Italian Tofu Bake


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Ingredients
  1. 1 brick firm or extra firm Tofu
  2. 16 ounces Tomato Sauce, with tomato chucks (optional u2013 Add tomato paste to thicken)
  3. 2 cups Vegan Mozzarella Cheese
  4. 1 medium sweet Onion, sautu00e9ed (optional)
  5. 2 cloves Garlic, sautu00e9ed (optional)
Instructions
  1. Press tofu for 1 hour, using the TofuXpress.
  2. Cube Tofu into 1-inch cubes.
  3. Toss cubed Tofu into a non-stick casserole dish or baking pan (preferably deep enough to later add sauce and cheese).
  4. Sprinkle tofu with salt and pepper.
  5. Bake in the oven at 350 degrees for 45 minutes, or until golden brown on edges. Flip cubes after 20 minutes to evenly brown.
  6. Heat Sauce in sauce pan. (Add Onion and Garlic into Sauce).
  7. Pour Sauce over ba...
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Tofu Scramble

Tofu Scramble


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The Scramblers
  1. 1 package extra firm tofu, pressed for best results
  2. 2 zucchini, sliced
  3. 1 8-oz package of crimini mushrooms, sliced
  4. 4-5 cups loosely packed spinach
  5. 1 tomato, medium sized, sliced
  6. 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil
  7. 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  8. 1 teaspoon thyme
  9. 2 teaspoons Mrs. Dash or other favorite seasoning mix (if with salt, omit salt below)
  10. salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Easy peasy!
  2. In a large skillet on medium heat, cook vegetables in olive oil with all seasonings until dry. You might want to taste test for spice levels. Should be a bit strong since you will be adding it to un-spiced tofu in a bit.
  3. In the same pan you cooked the vegetables, add a bit more oil if needed and...
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Fried Tofu With Rice & Veggies

Fried Tofu With Rice & Veggies


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Ingredients
  1. 1 package of extra firm tofu u2013 drained REALLY well, preferably with a TofuXpress
  2. flour
  3. salt & pepper to taste
  4. 1 cup long grain white rice
  5. 1 14 oz can vegetable broth
  6. u00bc cup white wine (or water)
  7. 3 carrots
  8. 1 potato
  9. 1 medium onion
  10. 2 cloves garlic
  11. 1 cup peas
  12. 1 cup broccoli
  13. soy sauce to taste, I used about u00bd cup
  14. worcestershire sauce to taste
  15. 1/2 cup white wine or veggie broth
  16. 2 Tbsp olive oil
  17. salt & pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Cook rice per package directions using the veggie broth & wine as the liquid.
  2. While the rice is cooking, begin preparing the pre-drained tofu. Mix the flour, salt & pepper. Dice the tofu and coat well in the flour mixture.
  3. Fry in ...
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Spicy Tofu and Asparagus Stir Fry

Spicy Tofu and Asparagus Stir Fry


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Ingredients
  1. 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  2. 1 tablespoon water
  3. 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  4. 1 teaspoon sugar
  5. 1 tablespoon organic canola oil
  6. 1 pound asparagus, cut diagonally into 2-inch pieces
  7. 8 ounces extra-firm tofu, drained and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  8. 2 garlic cloves, minced
  9. 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
  10. 2 scallions, minced
  11. 1/2 teaspoon hot red pepper flakes
  12. 2 tablespoons parmesan cheese.
Instructions
  1. Drain tofu using TofuXpress and cut into 2-inch pieces.
  2. In a small bowl, stir together the soy sauce, water, cornstarch, and sugar. Set aside.
  3. In a large skillet or wok heat the canola oil over mediumu2011high heat. Add the asparagus and stiru2011fry for 1 to 2 minutes...
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Tofu Caprese Sandwich

Tofu Caprese Sandwich


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Ingredients
  1. 1/2 block of extra firm tofu, drained, pressed, and cut into two slices
  2. olive oil
  3. dash of balsamic vinegar
  4. 1 small fresh italian loaf, cut into four slices
  5. 1 u2013 3 tsp butter
  6. 1 tomato, cut into slices
  7. 1/2 medium fresh mozzarella ball, sliced
  8. 4 basil leaves, shredded
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Heat olive oil in another skillet over med-high heat. Place tofu slices in skillet and top with dash of balsamic vinegar. Pan fry the tofu for 4-5 minutes on each side, or until edges begin to crisp. Set aside.
  3. Heat 1 tsp of butter in a large skillet over med heat. Dust the four slices of bread with the rest of the butter...
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Zaatar Tofu with Butternut Squash

Zaatar Tofu with Butternut Squash


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Ingredients
  1. 2 Butternut Squash, skin cut away and cubed into 2 inch pieces
  2. 1 brick Firm Tofu
  3. u00bd sweet Vidalia Onion, sliced and halved
  4. 1 Apple, cored, sliced and quartered, with skin left on
  5. u00bc cup Butter or Vegan Butter
  6. 1/2 cup Zaatar (Middle eastern spice blend)
  7. 1 tablespoon (or to taste) Sea Salt u2013 Coarse
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven at 400.
  2. Press brick of Tofu in TofuXPress for 1/2 hour.
  3. Place Butternut Squash cubes, onion slices, apple slices and butter into a large baking dish and place into oven for u00bd hour.
  4. Remove and cube into 1u00bd inch squares. Place Tofu squares onto a plate. Sprinkle with Zaatar spice and salt.
  5. Add Tofu on top of Butternut Sq...
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