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Learning How To Cook Tofu

When it comes to preparing healthy and delicious meals that will satisfy, itís difficult to know where to begin. The truth is Ė we all lead busy lives that can frequently teeter on chaotic. Between a busy career, non-stop schedules, and ever-increasing activities, we often donít know where to fit the making of meals. It often seems so much easier to just grab something on the run Ė even if that something is far from healthy. And for those who are vegetarians, finding healthy meal alternatives can be even more difficult. Luckily, learning how to cook tofu will put your meals back in your control.

Tofu is a spongy cake made from bean curd and is traditionally cubed to be used in a variety of dishes. Tofu is extremely nutritious as it is rich in many essential vitamins. Also, because tofu is a protein dense food, it is often used as a meat substitute in a variety of vegetarian cuisines. Discovering how to cook tofu will open up a whole new world of different foods.

Tofu tends to be quite bland on its own; but because of its porous consistency, it absorbs the flavors of the food around it. Subsequently, tofu can be delicious in a variety of sauces and marinades. Many people, when first learning how to cook tofu simply substitute it for meat in any recipe that would traditionally call for chicken, red meat, or fish. But there are also recipes specifically geared towards the use of tofu as the main ingredient. As a matter of fact, there are cookbooks and online search engines dedicated exclusively to how to cook tofu.

Because of tofuís versatility, it is commonly used in a variety of cultural cuisines. The Japanese in particular, frequently include tofu as a part of their diet.

Low-fat, low-calorie, and nutritious, tofu can change the face of any recipe, allowing you to enjoy a satisfying, delicious meal without sacrificing good health. Learn how to cook tofu in a way that works for you and your family; you will be more than pleasantly surprised.

Submitted by:

Michelle Bery

For easy to understand, in depth information about tofu visit our ezGuide 2 Tofu.




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