When you start eating vegan or vegetarian you will need to find new sources of protein. One great substitute is Tofu. There are so many great tips and trick to learn how to cook with tofu. Below you will find out all more information about tofu and some easy recipes with tofu.
First off you might be thinking, what is tofu made of? Tofu is dried soybeans that get soaked in water, crushed, and boiled. They are prepared by coagulating soy milk and then pressing the resulting curds into solid white blocks. These vary in different softness including; silken, soft, medium, firm, and extra firm.
Extra firm tofu
Extra firm tofu is one of the most popular tofu styles for new vegans or vegetarians, this is because it has the least amount of moisture and best resembles the texture of “meat”. If you are using soft or medium tofu you might find the texture a little too soft for some dishes and vegan recipes.
What to do with soft tofu
Soft tofu contains high moisture content and is great when making desserts or dishes that need to be a little more smooth. Soft tofu can be used as a substitute for dairy, eggs, and even desserts. It’s also great in soups like miso.
How tofu is prepared
Tofu can be prepared in a variety of ways. When using extra firm tofu you can use the freeze and dethaw technique to enhance the texture of the tofu when cooked. You can find vegan recipes on this blog that use this technique.
Cooking Easy Recipes With Tofu
There are a lot of different ways to cook tofu, some are simple and some are more complex. You can find easy vegan recipes like my Vegan Tofu Teriyaki Sheet Pan Dinner which can be prepped in 10 minutes! You can also make this Easy Tofu Scramble Recipe which can be made in under 20 minutes. When are have a little more time you can try out one of my most popular recipes which is the Cripsy Herb Crusted Tofu Steaks Recipe. As you can see there are a variety of ways to bake, fry, and cook tofu.
Tofu can be used for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert. Below are some ideas of tofu recipe ideas:
You can find all my tofu-based recipes here.
Best recipes with tofu
Here at spicy vegan food, you will find some easy recipes with tofu. So once you learn more of the tips and tricks of cooking with tofu the easier it becomes! Be sure to reach out if you are looking for any other meat dishes that you would like to see veganized!