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Thai Tofu

Thai Tofu

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Introduce your Friends and Family to Tofu

Tofu As many of you know,  tofu's "mushy" or "flavorless" reputation often hinders a person's desire to try a dish that contains tofu. But, that's not a reason to stop serving this healthy and lean protein. Once you've mastered the best ways to prepare tofu for tofu haters try some of - 
Our Favorite Ways to Introduce Newcomers to Tofu:

Help others make a slow transition to eating tofu by using baked tofu in recipes that call for firm tofu. The firmer and "meat-er" texture of baked tofu can help win over some of the biggest skeptics.  Try adding some Easy Baked Tofu to your veggie stir fry.
Make a dish where tofu is not the main ingredient, the less tofu the better.  This Curried Tofu Pasta Salad side dish is less than 25%

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How to Press Tofu

Pressing Tofu Short Do I Really Need to Press my Tofu?

First, let’s start with what it mean to press tofu. When you press tofu you are compressing the soy curds that make up this lean protein, causing excess water to be released.  

There are several reasons why you may want to press your tofu:

Pressed tofu has a texture that many people prefer. Because pressed tofu is made by compression, the resulting tofu is more dense, less spongy, and has a “meat-ier” texture.
Pressed tofu absorbs more flavor. Press the water our to let the flavor in.  Tofu acts like a sponge, and like a wet sponge, if it is too full of water it won’t absorb anything- including flavor. Pressing tofu removes extra water and allows tofu to soak up flavors and

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Benefits of Freezing Tofu

Whether you are looking for more ways to prepare your tofu or you’re looking for a new texture, freezing tofu may be for you.

Freezing tofu is more than just a way to store tofu that’s about to expire; it’s a way to take your tofu to a whole new level! Frozen tofu, once thawed, becomes spongy, and resembles the consistency textured vegetable protein (TVP). It has a chewy texture, and can be easily crumbled. Once thawed use the tofu atop salads, as a ground beef substitute, in stir-frys, or in a sandwich.

What happens when you freeze tofu?
While freezing, water in the tofu expands and causes small pockets to form in the block. It is these tiny caverns that give the tofu its spongy feel. The caverns also allow the tofu to soak up marinades better than

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Tomato Lover’s Tofu

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Garden Tofu Scramble

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