The User’s Guide to Tofu

Some of you are making gagging noises. Knock it off. It’s good stuff when properly handled.  

One of tofu’s mixed blessings is its blandness. All you have to do is press it between two plates to eliminate the excess moisture. It will then soak up the flavors of its fellows in the soup or the stir-fry, or if you brown it in a little oil before adding it, you will have little crunchy squares of goodness. It also makes a good substitute for scrambled eggs.

Please buy organic tofu only. The non-organic types more likely than not have GMOs in them. 

Mollie Katzen, the author of The Enchanted Broccoli Forest, has many yummy tofu recipes Please check her website ( for suggestions. 




3 thoughts on “The User’s Guide to Tofu

  1. Could you actually hear me making gagging sounds? I’m one of those people who has a lot of trouble with tofu. I do like the idea of frying it, though. Is there a particular fried tofu recipe you can recommend?

    1. LOL!
      If you do a Google search for Thai tofu recipes or for a Chinese one called country-style tofu, you might be able to find something. Vegan and veg sites with recipes for tofu cutlets might be helpful as well. Good luck! 🙂

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