When you think of tofu, do you imagine bland, spongy cubes? No more, thanks to Mark Bittman, who transforms this healthy protein in his new book, The VB6 Cookbook. Get ready for tasty dishes that will make you look forward to eating meatless.
Toss in fresh basil and/or mint along with the cilantro for an extra pop of flavor. Ingredients: Firm tofu, cider vinegar or sherry vinegar, sugar, salt, black pepper, scallions, garlic clove, radishes, cucumber, avocado, olive oil, fresh cilantroCalories: 265Try this recipe: Tofu Ceviche
Texture counts: Use silken tofu for soft dishes, like pudding, and firm tofu when it needs to hold its shape. Ingredients: Maple syrup, silken tofu, mangoes, vanilla extra, salt, coconut extract, large pineapple, unsweetened shredded coconutCalories: 380Try this recipe: Tropical Fruit Pudding
Keep tofu fresh: Store leftover tofu in an airtight container, covered with fresh water. Change the water daily. The tofu will last for 3 to 5 days. Ingredients: Corn tortillas, olive oil, small red onion, garlic, salt, black pepper, firm tofu, red bell pepper, chili powder, limes, fresh cilantro, fresh scallionsCalories: 317Try this recipe: "Chorizo" Tacos
Tofu jerky makes a great protein-rich snack. Pair with sliced vegetables and you're good to go. Ingredients:Calories: 116Try this recipe: Tofu Jerky