Crab Boil Tofu

CRAB BOIL TOFU You know the spice blend that restaurants use to cook shell fish primarily? Well, why not do the same with tofu? Opening the bag and pouring some of it into the water nearly choked me. Big reaction. Guess I breathed some of it in. Use CAUTION when using Crab Boil Spice. OtherwiseContinue reading “Crab Boil Tofu”

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Maple Bourbon Tofu Cubes – GOAT

MAPLE BOURBON TOFU CUBES – GOAT Life can be sweet, and so can tofu be elevated to haute cuisine status! Serve as appetizer or small plate! Yes, the Bourbon Barrel Aged Grade A Maple Syrup really does taste like bourbon. Good enough to drink. I’ll have a shot of the bourbon maple syrup with aContinue reading “Maple Bourbon Tofu Cubes – GOAT”

Sauerkraut Skillet Dish

SAUERKRAUT SKILLET DISH Pan-fried mushrooms, shredded vacuum packed tofu and canned yams mixed with squeezed sauerkraut. Added herbs and spice make everything nice! Especially the chew! This is a dry dish; if you want it wetter, then squeeze the sauerkraut less, okay? Serves 6

Riced Cauliflower And Tofu Scramble

RICED CAULIFLOWER TOFU SCRAMBLE Use as hot breakfast egg and hash brown replacement dish. Or, spread on a rustic whole grain or Russian black bread sandwich. Or, hollow out and stuff tomatoes, large or small, and serve as appetizer (cocktail or cherry tomatoes) or as main dish salad (large tomato)! Served with a savory animal-freeContinue reading “Riced Cauliflower And Tofu Scramble”

Tofu Cheese And Egg Shreds

Tofu Cheese And Egg Shreds Deconstructed is what some might call it. I call it tasty and texturally satisfying- like cheese and egg! Serve warm or cold! Serve on breakfast toast with a slice of breakfast sausage or as shown below. Makes 5 servings Vacuum packed tofu usually made for restaurants because they deep-fry betterContinue reading “Tofu Cheese And Egg Shreds”

Pan-Fried Tofu Squares

PAN-FRIED TOFU SQUARES Extra-firm tofu squares pan-fried in extra virgin olive oil seasoned with Black Himalayan salt, cocoa powder, garlic, black pepper and tarragon. Serve as appetizer, over salads, as the main dish protein or for breakfast as an egg substitute. Many uses – all tasty and satisfying! Easy to make! Makes 4 servings

VOODOO TUNA Lakewood, Ohio

SUSHI BAR & RESTAURANT ASIAN FUSION I’ll tell you right out of the gate, the sake wine was the best part of this meal. This is one of those examples of everything looking better than it tasted and textured. When the pot stickers came out I was surprised firstly by the appearance; they resembled jumboContinue reading “VOODOO TUNA Lakewood, Ohio”

TATERS AND TOFU

TATERS AND TOFU Seasoned tofu cubes coated with Panko and baked till tender-crisp. Animal-Free Tater tots baked till crisp. Served with a dipping sauce of ketchup, dairy free BLEU cheese dressing, chopped onion and dill pickle. Great snack for company or as a meal when watching the movies! Serves 4-6 depending on portion size

AFC ZERO EGG SAUCE USING TOFU CHICKEN SOUP

This is a recipe using leftover TOFU CHICKEN NOODLE SOUP turned into an egg sauce using Zero Egg Basics powdered egg (meaning there’s no egg in it!) Serve Over Broccoli and Asparagus. Textures and tastes like a chopped soft boiled chicken egg. Add a black Russian toast foundation and you have a Russian Benedict alaContinue reading “AFC ZERO EGG SAUCE USING TOFU CHICKEN SOUP”

AFC Tofu Chicken Noodle Soup

Tofu Chicken Noodle Soup Shredded tofu acts as chicken and noodle in one, which means lower in carbs! Celery, cabbage, onion and carrot steeped with shredded hard tofu in a garlic, basil and tarragon broth flavored with Spice Time Imitation Chicken Bouillon powder! Perfect match for all ingredients! Makes 14 cups

AFC Pressed Tofu Barbecue Strips

PRESSED TOFU BARBECUE STRIPS Pressed tofu isn’t your regular tofu. Many restaurants use it to deep fry for it’s firm, dense texture that resembles chicken – bars and lounges especially like it! I ordered a case and had it delivered to GORDON FOOD STORE close by. You can also buy it online – Franklin FarmContinue reading “AFC Pressed Tofu Barbecue Strips”

PIER W

I don’t usually comment. The picture of what I ate has for years been an endorsement. However, although we’re in a pandemic and understandably restaurants are cutting corners because of low customer turnout, I can’t in good conscience simply forgive issues I see that could easily be remedied if the desire was there. The $21Continue reading “PIER W”

AFC Stove-Top Scrambled Tofu Stuffing Pie

STOVE TOP SCRAMBLED TOFU STUFFING PIE Multi-grain oat bread, soaked with water seasoned with garlic, turmeric, ginger and poultry seasoning, then twisted and pinched into pot with sauteed celery, sweet onion and tofu cubes. A simple stuffing with simple seasonings, put together in a slightly different arrangement to produce an extraordinary achievement! Stove-top or baked. Both great!Continue reading “AFC Stove-Top Scrambled Tofu Stuffing Pie”

AFC Tater Tot And Egg Salad

AFC TATER TOT AND EGG SALAD You know tater tots are in when the vegan and gluten-free options show up in the grocery. Upon discovering that I liked them, I decided to substitute them for regular potatoes in a potato salad. Why not? Super good – everything about it! Because I’m lowering my fat intakeContinue reading “AFC Tater Tot And Egg Salad”

AFC BAKING SOFT TOFU

BAKING SOFT TOFU  Often times restaurants and stores don’t always get what they order from their established vendors, because the vendors are out-of-stock. Rather than send nothing, they sub in a similar product. If what they want is extra-firm or firm tofu, and there is none, they send out soft tofu.  Soft tofu is theContinue reading “AFC BAKING SOFT TOFU”

AFC SmokeHouse Almond Tofu Topper

SmokeHouse Almond Tofu Topper Tofu cubes tossed with cracker meal made from Gluten-free SmokeHouse Almond Crackers by Blue Diamond, then baked till crispy! Top a salad, add to soups or chilies, use as the protein source in pita pouch sandwiches, tortilla wraps and tacos, in potato and/or macaroni salads or serve as a snack! Get creative.Continue reading “AFC SmokeHouse Almond Tofu Topper”

AFC Sloppy Something Spring Roll

SLOPPY SOMETHING SPRING ROLL Sloppy Something mix rolled in spring roll skins with fresh spinach, baked, then cut into appetizer size pieces. Served on a bed of fresh spinach with a dipping sauce and pickled ginger slices! Textures like a delicate sushi with skin reminiscent of baked trout skin! All animal-free of course! Makes 12Continue reading “AFC Sloppy Something Spring Roll”

OLD BAY BAKED TOFU CUBES

OLD BAY BAKED TOFU CUBES Makes about 4 cups, depending on size Preheat oven to 300 degrees 2, 14 oz. containers water-packed extra firm tofu – rinse, pat dry, then wrap in cloth towels and place a brick or heavy object on top to press for about 1 hour – when ready, cut the blocksContinue reading “OLD BAY BAKED TOFU CUBES”

Baked Veg Cheese And Veal Cannelloni

BAKED VEG CHEESE AND VEAL CANNELLONI We use the other white plant meat for this fine American-Italian casserole. Veg veal! I think I’ve had veal once or twice aside from a luncheon sandwich meat called veal loaf back in the long ago days. I recall it not having much flavor – not the loaf thatContinue reading “Baked Veg Cheese And Veal Cannelloni”

RED AND WHITE LASAGNA

RED AND WHITE LASAGNA Lasagna noodles layered with a Tofutti ricotta and cream cheese filling, sweet roasted peppers, and a garlic, tarragon and fennel tomato pepper sauce. The best of white and red in one casserole! Has a sharp cheese flavor the whole world will love! Serves 8-12

Tofu Cloth Instructions

TOFU CLOTH INSTRUCTIONS ClipBoard: After a few years, my tofu cloth made from a polyester curtain sprang some holes. Since I didn’t have any spare curtain fabric, I used instead one of Steve’s old white cotton T-shirts. It work just as fine. For many recipes you’ll want to squeeze the liquid out of the blockContinue reading “Tofu Cloth Instructions”

How To Make Fried Tofu Planks

  HOW TO MAKE FRIED TOFU PLANKS I don’t deep fry anything. I don’t like the dangers it presents in a small living space, but also the high fat content. I reserve my deep fry cravings (if you can call them that) for eating out. This is, however, one of the ways I pan-fry tofuContinue reading “How To Make Fried Tofu Planks”

TOFU CLOTH INSTRUCTIONS

For many recipes you’ll want to squeeze the liquid out of the block of tofu before using it in those recipes. For years I used paper towels. One day when out of paper towels, I cut a round out of a sheer white curtain that was quite a bit larger than the block of tofu.Continue reading “TOFU CLOTH INSTRUCTIONS”