Six Everyday Tofu Recipes
Tofu or soy bean curd has for a while become a debatable subject with many articles released in the west saying it’s not good for us. Yet in the east is has been a part of everyones daily regime for centuries. Living in Asia, soy is seen everywhere in a variety of forms. I’d say there isn’t too much of it served processed but rather closer to its whole form and also a majority of what is consumed is home-made. (yes! there is a special soy milk and soy bean making appliance)
Ready to be used in many recipes. I have been eating soy for as long as I can remember. It’s a great protein source, low in fat and can pick up any flavour you choose very easily. I tend to buy organic non - gmo soy just for an ease of mind but many purchase it fresh in the market just fine. You do however want to avoid soy protein isolate (or items sold as fake meat) as this is a processed food and the benefits may not outweigh the final product.
Nutritional Benefits of Whole Soybean:
It is high in fibre, cholesterol free, a source of antioxidants, high in phytoestrogens, source of omega-3 fatty acids, reduces menopausal symptoms, reduces the risk of osteoporosis, has anti-inflammatory effects, can improve blood vessels, can lower blood pressure, low in saturated fat, high in protein, dairy, nut, egg, grain and gluten free.
Also: Soy increases weight loss when it is consumed at an equal calorie level as other foods!
Some variations you may find:
Silken / soft
Firm / Hard
Steamed / Stewed
Fermented / Pickled
Tempeh / Tamari / Edamame
Basic Prep for Firm Tofu:
Today I am bringing you six of my tofu recipes of which I made in the past month: (nothing fancy, just what I made and took a quick picture of, its casual and very doable and realistic to incorporate)
First recipe: Thai Massaman Curry
Second: Hot And Sour Soup
Third: Classic Breakfast
Fourth: Purple noodles & Five spiced Tofu
Fifth: Coconut Tofu Steak
Six: Crunchy Zucchini Noodles
If you are staying away from soy (confirmed by testing) then please avoid it and use hemp tofu instead (and my below soy free recipe) , but fear not it can be consumed as part of a balanced diet.
Miso Based Broth: https://www.coconutandwhat.com/blog/asian-noodle-bowl-tempeh?rq=sour
If you need exact measurements of a dish, get in contact :-)
ENJOY! - COCONUTANDWHAT