What is tofu? Tofu is made from soy milk similar to the way cheese is made from milk. See? What is scary about that?
Why do I want to eat it? I buy Light Firm Tofu which has 160 Calories, 6 Grams of Fat (none of it trans or saturated), and 28 Grams of Protein, no cholesterol and no sugar. Which means that, if you want, you can chow down on the entire block/container and not feel the least bit guilty. And feel very full. Most nights, I only eat half of the block. CAUTION: These are stats for light tofu...non-light tofu has a much different nutritional profile.
How do I eat it? Here we go!
Two paper towels
Tofu drained cut up how you want it
Place on paper towels
Cover tofu with two more paper towels and some books
Leave the tofu alone for 10 minutes or so. While LEAVING THE TOFU ALONE...
Put in a pan:
Olive Oil (some)
Veggies (kale, corn, carrots here)
Saute over medium high heat
When the veggies are cooking:
Pick up cook books
Discard top layer of (now soaking wet) paper towels
Stack up tofu so that you can remove the bottom layer of (now soaking wet) paper towels
Complete the whole two paper towels, tofu, two paper towels, two books routine again. This is to press out extra water from the tofu...in case you were wondering.
Once the veggies are done cooking (they should be cooked to your liking, not mine):
Remove veggies from pan
Add pressed tofu to pan
Season (salt, pepper, Garlic Gold...whatever floats your boat)
7 minutes? 10?
Cook until golden brown on the bottom side, then flip each piece.
Continue to cook for another 7-10 minutes.
Remove cat from counter:
Place veggies and tofu in bowl. Add any additional seasonings. I like to mix this up, but for last nights dinner I wanted sweet and spicy, so I drizzled on agave nectar and rooster sauce.
Feed very tired, hungry and wet blogger: