Tofu is my new play dough

@sallypup (27120)
Moses Lake, Washington
September 15, 2016 11:36pm CST
I'm discovering the joy of tofu. You think I'm being a joker? The food irritation is about gone. Time to play. Let's see. What do I do with this stuff besides fry it in olive oil? Tonight we made a sauce with a chunk of tofu. We had a barley brown rice pilaf with chunks of green peppers and onions. I put in fish sauce with that pilaf for saltiness. Onion and ginger and a little vinegar and a teeny bit of sugar in with the blended tofu. And garlic. Must have garlic to wake the mouth up. Anybody else discovering the joy of tofu?
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@XinfulThotz (4187)
• Singapore, Singapore
16 Sep 16
Add cut tofu into tomato soup.. simple & nice..
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@sallypup (27120)
• Moses Lake, Washington
16 Sep 16
@XinfulThotz The canned American tomato soup that I grew up with was so sweet. Maybe I'll try to make my own.
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• Singapore, Singapore
16 Sep 16
@sallypup you must be a great cook...
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@sallypup (27120)
• Moses Lake, Washington
16 Sep 16
@XinfulThotz No. I just like to play in the kitchen. I like to use fresh and basic ingredients if possible. I make pie crust too well! It is healthier for me to stop making cookies and start making dishes that feature tofu and other bean dishes.
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@louievill (18668)
• Philippines
16 Sep 16
Tofu is a good component of spring roll filling if you want less meat. Small thinly sliced pieces of unfried tofu could also be added to your favorite vegetable soup.
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@sallypup (27120)
• Moses Lake, Washington
16 Sep 16
@louievill Thanks. Great ideas.
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@louievill (18668)
• Philippines
16 Sep 16
@sallypup welcome
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@ms1864 (6986)
• Bangalore, India
16 Sep 16
I love tofu! ...and the way you are gonna make it sounds delicious!
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• Singapore, Singapore
16 Sep 16
You may want to try throwing in a few pieces of fried tofu into curry. Taste great!
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@sallypup (27120)
• Moses Lake, Washington
16 Sep 16
@DominicHzd Excellent idea! Thanks.
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@sallypup (27120)
• Moses Lake, Washington
16 Sep 16
Thanks @ms1864 Good to hear from you. I like how tofu has a clean test without grease. No after taste in my mouth except for the spices that I plan to add.
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@sharon6345 (125923)
• United States
16 Sep 16
I bought it and it was so wet and gross I could do nothing with it. I heard you fry it but that came out gross. I would love to learn uses for it. The protein is too good to pass on.
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@sallypup (27120)
• Moses Lake, Washington
16 Sep 16
@sharon6345 First of all you take the block of tofu out of its liquid. Let it drain. Then carefully fry chunks. I usually cut the block into thinner pieces. If you like spice, ginger and garlic are good with tofu. Or a terayaki sauce. Next week I plan to use some when I make stroganoff. Canned condensed mushroom soup has a nasty consistency and very little nutrition and folks use it every day of the week.
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• Singapore, Singapore
16 Sep 16
@sallypup Kudos! Terayaki sauce on tofu is Awesome. Tofu can be flexibly used to create all kinds of dishes.
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@sallypup (27120)
• Moses Lake, Washington
16 Sep 16
@DominicHzd @DominicHzd I think I am going to try to make my own terayaki sauce cause the commercial stuff is so sweet. I find that ginger is great spice plus its supposed to help the digestion.
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@TRBRocks420 (77638)
• Banks, Oregon
16 Sep 16
No I am going to stick to meat for a number of years yet lol.
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@sallypup (27120)
• Moses Lake, Washington
16 Sep 16
@TRBRocks420 That's how I felt too but I'm not great with doctors and I can't find a decent doctor so I'm working on a do it myself health project now.
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@Rohvannyn (3118)
• United States
18 Sep 16
I still eat plenty of chicken and sometimes lamb, but I do like tofu.
• Singapore, Singapore
16 Sep 16
Cut the tofu into cubes and cook with the chicken soup, add seaweed when its about to be done.
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@sallypup (27120)
• Moses Lake, Washington
16 Sep 16
@DominicHzd Good to hear from you. I believe seaweed has tons of minerals in it that helps a person to be strong and healthy.
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@Jessicalynnt (47872)
• Centralia, Missouri
17 Sep 16
had it in soup a few times
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@JudyEv (123352)
• Bunbury, Australia
16 Sep 16
No - not a big fan of tofu. I know it can be doctored up to taste of just about anything. Glad you're enjoying your experiments.
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@responsiveme (16247)
• India
18 Sep 16
No, it is not easily available here.
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@sallypup (27120)
• Moses Lake, Washington
18 Sep 16
@responsiveme No tofu in India?
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• India
18 Sep 16
@sallypup In India yes..not in the small town where I live
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@sallypup (27120)
• Moses Lake, Washington
18 Sep 16
@responsiveme I get it now. Thanks.
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@Rohvannyn (3118)
• United States
18 Sep 16
Oh, and I forgot, tofu flavored with Chinese five spice. That was interesting.
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@sallypup (27120)
• Moses Lake, Washington
18 Sep 16
@Rohvannyn That's a spice that I've not tried.
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@Rohvannyn (3118)
• United States
18 Sep 16
@sallypup It's kind of sweetish, because it has cinnamon and clove in it, along with five other spices. Not hot or anything.
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@sallypup (27120)
• Moses Lake, Washington
18 Sep 16
@Rohvannyn I need to look for that. I've had clove hard candy and couldn't abide the strong taste.
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• United States
16 Sep 16
They say we eat with our eyes first, but after that it's taste and texture, none of which tofu has....you can have it all with my blessings.
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@sallypup (27120)
• Moses Lake, Washington
16 Sep 16
@AbbyGreenhill Do you use condensed soups in your recipes?
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• United States
16 Sep 16
@sallypup Nope. We don't eat much store bought soup - I make turkey or chicken noodle, or bean soup.
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@sallypup (27120)
• Moses Lake, Washington
16 Sep 16
@AbbyGreenhill Just call me curious. Raw turkey parts sure can be slimey and slippery. Same with chicken.
• United States
18 Sep 16
I love fried tofu with green onions. It's delicious. :)
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@sallypup (27120)
• Moses Lake, Washington
18 Sep 16
@infatuatedbby Great idea. I'll put green onions on next week's menu list. Thanks.
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• United States
18 Sep 16
@sallypup Actually scallions but just as good.
Several people who read the post on Diep Tran and Good Girl Dinette remarked how tasty her tofu snack looked. And for those of you who’ve eaten it, you know that it’s true. I couldn’t agree with you more! I kept thinking about it yesterday so I made my own
@mom210 (6761)
• Atlanta, Georgia
16 Sep 16
I am, we recently started purchasing the tofu noodles and they are really good!
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@sallypup (27120)
• Moses Lake, Washington
16 Sep 16
@mom210 Interesting. I should search around and see if I can them. Good to hear from you.
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@Rohvannyn (3118)
• United States
18 Sep 16
I'm rather a fan of tofu, oddly enough. I like it as a sandwich - two slices of wheat bread, a thick slice of tofu, and brown mustard. Surprisingly good. I also like baked tofu, smoked tofu, tofu in miso soup (try some of that sometime, it's good) and yes, deep fried tofu.