tofu

tofurky 101

December 8, 2010

I don’t know about you, but at my house, the Holiday season means one thing: tofurky time. My friends and loved ones look forward to carving these artificial turkeys annually as part of our “traditional” Thanksgiving and Christmas celebrations. Often when I mention to casual acquaintances that a tofurky roast will be the center of […]

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high-protein tofu parmesan

June 11, 2010

I don’t like tofu substitute foods at all. Usually they repulse me, in fact. All of that fake tofu sausage, “tofu chicken,” tofurkey, whatever: yuk! But I actually do like tofu, so long as it’s not pretending to be something else. Generally, the soft tofu is best, I think, because it has an interesting texture […]

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Mediterranean lemon tofu with artichokes, olives and herbs

June 3, 2010

I never know what to do with the extra firm high-protein tofu. It feels like a rubber brick and doesn’t really taste that much better either. We had two blocks of the stuff sitting around for a while and I wanted to make something before they reached their expiration dates. I used to make something […]

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tofu with sugar snap peas

February 17, 2010

I’ve been struggling with jet lag upon returning from Brazil this week. It’s a six hour time difference right now. That’s a killer in the evenings when it’s time to prepare dinner. We got back on a Sunday and went shopping at Trader Joe’s. I was half-delirious so got a bit of everything. On Monday, […]

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spicy Thai vegetable soup for the soul

January 11, 2010

Steven and I both got hit with bad colds last weekend. We felt like crap with body aches, coughing, difficulty breathing… you get the picture. Ugh! While suffering miserably, by chance, I picked up the latest edition of Vegetarian Times. They’ve a recipe for a soup that sounded exactly like what we needed to get […]

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long bean tofu stir fry, Southeast Asian style

December 30, 2009

I’ve adapted this recipe from an original, Dau Dua Xao Tom, that calls for shrimp instead of tofu. It’s a stir fry which I think works better on a gas stove. We live in earthquake prone San Francisco so have a glass top electric one. It doesn’t caramelize like I want but still the dish […]

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portobello mushroom tofu

October 22, 2009

I threw this dish together the other night to go with Hegui’s kimchi fried rice. We had these stunningly beautiful portobellos from Trader Joe’s. Our original plan was to stuff them but that didn’t seem to match well with the rice. Fortunately I had some Chinese bean sauce, spicy garlic sauce and a vegetarian mushroom […]

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silken tofu kimchi stir fry

October 14, 2009

Silken tofu has a rich velvety texture that makes me think of whipped cream or maybe cream cheese. It has a nutty taste alone and absorbs basically any other flavors. It’s perfect for stir fry! We’ve made this dish before with store bought kimchi. This time around it was with my own homemade version! I […]

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almost vegetarian Pad Thai without the wok

October 6, 2009

Cooking Thai food without a wok or a high octane burner can be tricky! After we moved from NYC to San Francisco we sort of stopped using our wok for cooking Asian dishes. It had a round bottom and did not sit well first on the coils of our ancient electrical stove in our Eureka […]

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vegetarian spicy tofu and pepper surprise entrée

August 12, 2009

It’s another end of the week and the fridge is getting empty; just a few items left here and there. I opened the fridge and just found 2 green cayenne peppers, a red bell pepper, 1 onion, 2 Serrano chilies, 3 ultra ripe tomatoes, 4 cloves of garlic, and a container of tofu. Slim pickin’s! […]

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