want ways to use tofu, soy beans, etc.

@suspenseful (40314)
Canada
October 30, 2008 11:43am CST
I have learned that I might have diabetes and should cut down on meats. So I was wondering if there were any recipes or ways to us tofu, soybeans, etc. We had one of those non-meat packages and it was quite tasty, but they are rather a bit expensive and I am more into making from scratch. I like beans, but mostly as chili and in minestrone, but mostly those are kidney beans and chickpeas, and the chili is usually pinto and kidney beans. But what can you make with soybeans other than milk or tofu? Can they be substituted for the regular beans for baked beans? So any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks.
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@ElicBxn (61137)
• United States
30 Oct 08
My client was advised to go on a high protien diet to help get her blood sugar down. I don't understand why you would be advised to cut down on meat unless you eat a lot of breaded meat.
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@ElicBxn (61137)
• United States
31 Oct 08
I like my steak too - since I can't eat beef but only once a week, I ain't wasting it on a hamburger at least not too often
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@ElicBxn (61137)
• United States
31 Oct 08
All I can say is good luck! it gets hard to take care of yourself, I've been lucky that inspite of my various health problems I'm still up and about, more than some people with fibro are.
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@suspenseful (40314)
• Canada
1 Nov 08
I'll need it. We had Halloween and I was told by my husband whose father cheated a lot, and had high blood pressure to boot, don't eat that, don't eat this, etc. etc.
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• United States
31 Oct 08
Soybeans make a great snack. Tofu is something that is easily added to ricotta for stuffed shells...you can put it in the blender together and nobody knows it is in there...same with low-fat lasagna.
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@suspenseful (40314)
• Canada
1 Nov 08
Thanks. I have not tried that way yet. I have had soybeans as a snack. Do not like the plain ones, but I might like the spicey ones.
• United States
2 Nov 08
Thank you for best comment!
@GardenGerty (116620)
• United States
31 Oct 08
I like edamame, it is green shelled and a lot like lima's. I had a new salad recipe and we enjoyed it a lot. I do not do a lot of soy beans. All those other beans are good too. The fiber helps bind to the fat and remove it from you system. If you like dips, you should sart with garbanzo beans (chick peas) and make hummus. It uses herbs and spices and olive oil, which is good for you. I have seen recipes for bean burgers. I also know someone who makes burgers by cooking the large top of portobella mushrooms like they would a hamburger.
@suspenseful (40314)
• Canada
1 Nov 08
I never had edamame, but I do love lima beans.
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@GardenGerty (116620)
• United States
1 Nov 08
I did not explain very well that edamame is the young green soybean. It is good.
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@suspenseful (40314)
• Canada
2 Nov 08
I have seen it in cans, but not fresh up here.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
30 Oct 08
www.soyconnection.com/recipes/index.php www.soyconnection.com/recipes/index.php Looks like soy and tofu recipes are available here at this link. Maybe this can help you in this venture. Good luck. I never had tofu nor want to. It just looks disgusting to me is all. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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• United States
31 Oct 08
Grandpa Bob, you have not had my lasagna with tofu.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
31 Oct 08
Sorry but I won't be having it either. Tofu, soy.....EWWW! HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@suspenseful (40314)
• Canada
1 Nov 08
I do not know what it tastes like, other then the soy nuts. The only time besides soya sauce and those Oriental sauces, was when I had vegiburgers. So I was just wondering.
@ronaldinu (12439)
• Malta
2 Nov 08
Hi suspensful. Please visit this link to find diabetic recipes. I hope that I was in some way helpful to you. There are over 800 recipes which you can browse. http://www.diabetic-recipes.com/recipes.htm. I am not so sure about your beans questions. © ronaldinu 2008
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@suspenseful (40314)
• Canada
2 Nov 08
I looked at it. Could not see any soy bean recipes, so I might have to try someplace else. Thanks. I will see if there are any recipes that I can use. I do not like artificial sweeteners so I will have to substitute natural ones for those or go without.
@LittleMel (14036)
• Canada
2 Nov 08
I'm sure there are recipes for tofu you can find online there is another thing you can make with soybeans but I don't know the recipe I don't even remember the name anymore lol but if you eat this food, it feels like eating soy beans, only softer so the 3 things you can make with soybeans, you can't make them with other types of beans you might try it, but I think it will come out different kind of food and drink altogether
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@suspenseful (40314)
• Canada
2 Nov 08
I guess you cannot make chili out of them, can you? I will have to see if there are any recipes and whether I have the other ingredients to go with them. I have had soy nuts, but I prefer them quite spicey and not plain and I picked up some firm tofu so I could try that in a dish.
@ersmommy1 (12596)
• United States
31 Oct 08
# 1 (15 ounce) can Progresso(R) Black Beans, drained # 1 (11 ounce) can Green Giant(R) Mexicorn(R) Whole Kernel Corn, Red and Green Peppers, drained # 1 cup Old El Paso(R) Thick 'n Chunky Salsa # 5 1/3 ounces firm tofu, drained, cut into 1/4-inch cubes # 1/2 teaspoon salt # 1/8 teaspoon hot pepper sauce # 12 (6 inch) corn tortillas, heated # 1 (10 ounce) can Old El Paso(R) Red Enchilada Sauce # 2 cups reduced fat shredded Cheddar cheese # 1 cup reduced fat sour cream (optional) 1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. In medium bowl, combine beans, corn, salsa, tofu, salt and hot pepper sauce; toss to mix. 2. Spoon 1/3 cup tofu mixture down center of each warm tortilla; roll up. Place, seam side down, in sprayed baking dish. Pour enchilada sauce over enchiladas. Sprinkle cheese over top. 3. Bake at 350 degrees F for 20 to 30 minutes or until enchiladas are thoroughly heated and cheese is melted. Garnish with sour cream.
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@suspenseful (40314)
• Canada
2 Nov 08
I put it in my recipe tolder. It sounds quite good. Thanks.