I can't seem to make friends with Tofu--have tried it in a salad and cooked as "eggs" this morning. Any suggestions for what else I can do or if there are any substitutes? I feel like I'm the only Vegan who doesn't like Tofu.
My favorite is seitan. I like tofu sometimes, but I don't eat it that often. We don't eat faux meats often in general, but I like the texture of seitan best. That is wheat gluten, not soy though. You could try tempeh which has a good texture and is fermented soy beans.
I agree with Rebecca... cook it as if it were chicken; fry, saute, and bake. It's the seasoning and what you cook it in/with that make it taste good. And as Catconsrv said, you really have to press it well to get the water out of it. Good luck!
@Shannon- sounds good! I don't use it much either, but I've used it in tofu cream (for pizzas and burritos), in the cheesecake which was super yummy!, in pad thai, and a mac n cheese recipe called for it, blended and mixed with nutritional yeast. I'm going to have to try adding the little I have left over to a smoothie. Plain though, I'm not too much of a fan either. But tofu in the package looks much better than raw chicken in the package, right? :)
hi steph , dont give up on the tofu !! It just takes a while to know how to get the most out of it. I did the cheesecake in TKD , like Jessica , and its totally delish . But for everyday cooking i like to cut it in rectangles or even crumble it and add it to veggie stirfries with shoyu and miso. It soaks up all the yummy flavours , my little boy , age almost 4 , says he likes tofu like that ! and picks it out on his plate to eat first :) :) !
Did you try Tuna sandwidch kinda thats in TKD ? its tempeh , not tofu , but is very very scrummy, IMO xx