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Tahini Vegan Cheese Spread (use Light Tension Spring #2 attachment)

Tahini Vegan Cheese Spread

Tahini Cheese Spread is great to serve at parties! Vegan friendly and full of flavor.


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Ingredients
  1. 1 14 oz brick tofu, firm
  2. 2 tbsp soy milk
  3. 2 tbsp tahini
  4. 2 tbsp barley malt (or honey)
  5. 2 1/2 tbsp tamari
  6. 2 1/2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  7. agave or honey (optional)
  8. cheese cloth
Instructions
  1. Press Tofu with original spring in your TofuXpress for at least one hour.
  2. Take a metal colander with small holes and place inside a large mixing bowl. Place tofu into colander. With a large mixing spoon, smash the tofu through the colander.
  3. Mix the remaining ingredients in a small bowl until well blended. Add to the tofu and mix well.
  4. Line TofuXpress with Cheese Cloth, leaving plenty of room around...
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The Tofu Cobb

The Tofu Cobb


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Ingredients
  1. 1 medium Shallot, minced
  2. 1 clove Garlic, minced
  3. 2 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce (substitute Vegan)
  4. ½ cup Balsamic Vinegar
  5. 4 tbsp Dijon Mustard
  6. 2 tsp dried Oregano
  7. ¼ cup Avocado Oil (may not need entire amount)
  8. ¾ cup Grapeseed Oil
  9. 1 brick Extra Firm Tofu, Nasoya brand
  10. 2 cups Grape or Cherry Tomatoes, sliced lengthwise
  11. ¼ cup Bacon Bits (substitute Vegan)
  12. 2 Avocados
  13. 2-3 heads Boston Lettuce, rinsed and torn into large pieces.
  14. Sea Salt
  15. Fresh and coarsely Ground Pepper
Directions

Dijon Dressing Phase 1
  1. Combine Mustard, Oregano, Shallot, Garlic, Worcestershire, and Balsamic. Blend well and let stand. (This can be prepared a day ahead and refrigerated).
  2. Press Tofu in TofuXpres...
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Drunken Tofu with Chicken

Drunken Tofu with Chicken

Make this Drunken Tofu with Chicken with or without the chicken! Great dish to make when you want to get your family to try tofu.


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Ingredients
  1. 1 12-14 oz. brick Tofu pressed (preferably use previously frozen and thawed Tofu)*
  2. 2-3 pieces Chicken
  3. 1 ½ cups chopped Celery
  4. 1 cup chopped Carrot
  5. 1 cup chopped Vidalia Onion
  6. ¼ cup ChefXpress Veggie Broth Seasoning (May substitute flour)
  7. 2 tablespoons Olive Oil
  8. ¼ cup loosely packed Thyme sprigs (remove any thick stems)
  9. ¼ cup loosely packed Rosemary leaves
  10. ¼ cup loosely packed Sage leaves
  11. 2 tablespoons minced Garlic
  12. 4 cups dry Red Wine
  13. ¾ cup Raisins
  14. 3 tablespoons Tomato Paste
  15. ½ cup sliced Almonds for finishing
  16. Italian Bread or Pita Bre...
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Simple Grilled Tofu

Simple Grilled Tofu

An easy grilled tofu recipe. Can be made with thawed frozen tofu, or fresh tofu.


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Ingredients
  1. 1 Block Firm Tofu, Drained
Instructions
  1. Place fresh Tofu in a freezer bag.
  2. Freeze tofu brick in the bag overnight. (Remember, it will turn yellowish from the freezing process)
  3. Thaw completely. Place freezer bag in a bowl of hot water to speed up the process
  4. Press in TofuXPress unit for approximately 30 minutes.
  5. Slice into desired shapes.
  6. Baste with Barbecue Sauce or favorite marinade.
  7. Grill for 15- 20 min, flipping once browned and crispy on the outside.
Notes
  1. You can keep bricks of tofu in the freezer and thaw and press as desired...
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Introduce your Friends and Family to Tofu

fried_tofuAs 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% tofu.  Or, try having your guests start their meal with some Honey Must...
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How to Press Tofu

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 marinades substantially better.Try these marinated tofu recipes:
    Grilled...
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What to do When Your Family Hates Tofu

Do you avoid using tofu because you family says “it’s too mushy,” “there’s no flavor,” or “the texture is weird”?

Try these 5 tips to get your family over its fear of tofu.

  1. Marinate it. Tofu loves a good quality marinade.  The longer you marinate your tofu the better the resulting flavor.
  2. Choose your firmness wisely. If you cut your tofu into strips, cubes, squares, steaks or triangles and want them to hold their form- use firm or extra firm tofu.  Only use soft or medium tofu when you want a smoother consistency, like jello or cottage cheese, in your dish.
  3. Make it crispy. Lightly coat pressed tofu in cornstarch after you marinate it and before your fry it for a super crispy supper.  Learn how in this video.
  4. Don’t just pan fry it.  Try broiling, baking, or grilling your ...
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Healthy Broccoli Slaw (use Light Tension Spring #2 attachment)

Healthy Broccoli Slaw

This Broccoli Slaw is a great alternative to traditional coleslaw.


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Ingredients
  1. 1 8-10 oz. package pre-shredded package of brocolli slaw.
  2. 1/2 cup Hemp Oil
  3. 1 tsp chopped garlic
  4. 1 tbs sesame seeds
  5. 2 tbs balsamic vinegar
  6. Place as much of the slaw as you can into the TofuXpress.
Instructions
  1. This recipe uses the Spring Attachment (sold separately). Mix together the oil garlic, sesame seeds, and vinegar. Drizzle a few tablespoons right on to the slaw and stir to coat. Press for 1 hour.
  2. When ready to serve, drain off the liquid, which is mostly water. The
  3. marinate will stick to the slaw. It tastes great!
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Crunchy Avocado Salad Sandwich

Crunchy Avocado Salad Sandwich

Healthy! Crunchy! PLUS Avocados! What’s not to love? Don’t forget the tomato pesto and dandelion greens!


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Ingredients
  1. 1 Avocado, sliced
  2. 1 cup chopped Dandelion greens (or any green of your liking)
  3. Gluten-Free Rye Crackers (or any cracker you prefer, just needs to be sturdy)
  4. Tomato Pesto
Instructions
  1. Determine how many crackers will be needed to line the bottom of the TofuXpress. Double that amount for the top layer of the sandwich and that is how many crackers you will need.
  2. Coat crackers with a thick layer of Tomato Pesto.
  3. Line bottom of the TofuXpress with crackers, placing the uncoated side of cracker down.
  4. Line the crackers with half of the sliced Avocado.
  5. Place choppe...
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Tofu and Cabbage Salad with Peanut Dressing

Tofu and Cabbage Salad with Peanut Dressing


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Ingredients
  1. Salad
  2. 1 tbsp sesame oil
  3. 1 lb block firm tofu, cut into 1/2-inch strips lengthwise
  4. 1 medium head green or red cabbage, shredded or chopped (about 2 1/2 cups)
  5. 3 medium cucumbers, peeled, seeded and cut into bite-sized cubes
  6. 2/3 cup chopped green onions
  7. Peanut Dressing
  8. 1/2 cup plain nonfat yogurt
  9. 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  10. 1 tbsp fresh lime juice
  11. 1/2 tsp soy sauce (light or regular)
Instructions
  1. Heat oil in a medium skillet over medium heat.
  2. Press tofu and cut into strips, then sautu00e9 until light brown (about 4 minutes per side).
  3. Combine vegetables in a large bowl.
  4. In a medium bowl, mix dressing ingredients with 2 tbsp water (puree in blender for...
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