According to Cooking Light, tofu is a neutral-tasting tofu is known for readily absorbing flavor from other ingredients. It adapts to any flavor profile and works in a variety of cooking methods. Nutritionally, it supplies protein and heart-healthy fats. Plus, if you buy a variety containing calcium sulfate, you can also get a dose of calcium. You’ll need to look carefully at the nutrition label to verify that the tofu you are buying is made with calcium sulfate. Nigari (magnesium chloride) is another common coagulating agent used to make tofu, but it has a lower calcium content—4 ounces of tofu made with nigari has about 200 milligrams of calcium compared to 600 milligrams found in 4 ounces of tofu made with calcium sulfate. Once opened, refrigerate tofu and use it within three to four days. When storing water-packed tofu, you’ll need to place it in an airtight container and cover it with water; change the water daily to keep it fresh.

Take a moment to try this new recipe~~~~~> Tofu Burgers

Ingredients:

  • One 14 oz package extra firm tofu (*see recipe tips)
  • 1/4 cup whole grain flour
  • 1/4 cup fine corn meal
  • 1/3 cup quick oats or rolled oats
  • 1 cup (total) parsley leaves and/or fresh basil leaves (strip leaves off stems)
  • 1 tsp dried basil (if you’re not using fresh)
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp gr coriander
  • 1 tsp gr cumin
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme leaves
  • 1/2 tsp dried ginger
  • Optional: 1/4 tsp salt or to taste
  • Optional: 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • Optional: 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp pepper or to taste
  • 1 Tbsp Braggs liquid aminos or low sodium soy sauce

Directions:

Drain the tofu, rinse it and blot dry with a cloth or paper towel to soak up excess moisture
  1. Heat a non-stick frying pan on medium
  2. Cut tofu into 1 inch chunks, and add to food processor
  3. If you don’t have one, mash with your hands, or with a potato masher or pastry blender, and finely chop the parsley or basil first
  4. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well by hand, or in the food processor, just until the mixture starts to clump together. Don’t over mix.
  5. Form into six patties
  6. Fry in small amount of oil, on medium heat (use your favorite cooking oil
  7. Cook for 5-7 minutes on each side, or until golden brown

Source: Savvy Vegetarian

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