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Do you ever cook with tofu?

Asked at The Merc, 901 Iowa on April 21, 2011

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“Yes, I usually slice it into steaks and cook it in olive oil and soy sauce. I love it.”

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“Once in a while I use tofu. I like plain tofu but it’s got to be cooked or it doesn’t have any flavor.”

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“Yes, I made fruity curry tofu salad.”

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“Yes, I cook it for my job.”

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coderob 2 years, 11 months ago

LJworld, could you please next time ask this question somewhere other than the Merc?

I barely eat meat, but it's really no surprise that people who shop at the Merc occasionally cook with tofu.

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Blessed4x 2 years, 12 months ago

Only in my hot and sour soup at the chinese buffet.

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LadyJ 2 years, 12 months ago

Could too much Tofu cause someone to copy and paste?

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RoeDapple 2 years, 12 months ago

What the heck is a BLT with tofu? Wouldn't that be a TLT? Sounds like Tommy the basement cat when he's gagging up hairballs . . .

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RoeDapple 2 years, 12 months ago

Mooooooobs!

Save a soybean! Eat more beef!

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The_Original_Bob 2 years, 12 months ago

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Richard Heckler 2 years, 12 months ago

There are two cafe's in the KCMO metro using Central Soy smoked tofu for a delicious sandwich recipe.

One is FUD(food) near 17th and Summit. http://www.eatfud.com/

The other: Cafe Augusta - a great tasting BLT with smoked tofu (913) 859-9556 12122 W. 87 th St. Parkway Lenexa, KS 66215

Some great tasting smoked tofu fries coming from the Burger Stand and Local Burger. Several local cafe's use Central Soy Tofu.

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Richard Heckler 2 years, 12 months ago

Weekly Eat - Chicken-Fried Tofu This recipe is so flexible, you can make it a ton of different ways:

http://nofaceplate.blogspot.com/2011/03/weekly-eat-chicken-fried-tofu.html

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Kontum1972 2 years, 12 months ago

Happy Birthday Whitney....enjoy your special day....even though u have to work.

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The_Original_Bob 2 years, 12 months ago

Jebus, Merrill can't comment on anything without massive cut'n'past'n.

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Richard Heckler 2 years, 12 months ago

That Central Soy Hot Fiesta Tofu will warm up the soul in some darn good chili or a yumo stir fry.

Nothing like keeping some regional organic farmers in business with the purchase of a few tons of organic soybeans annually. Local Organic tofu with regional organic soybeans is patriotic.

A tasty dip = tofu,nayonaise,mustard,red bell peppers,garlic,red onion and fresh basil to taste. Grab your favorite crackers,chips,bread plus brew or wine and have at it. Yo brothers and sisters grab a tortilla,fill it, heat it up and you're off screaming YUMO.

Enjoy the day.....

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Richard Heckler 2 years, 12 months ago

Tofu Cookery 25th Anniversary Edition Edited by Louise Hagler From the Farm Community Book Publishing, 2008

Since 1983, Tofu Cookery has been America’s premier authority on how to make tofu taste delicious. Several generations of cooks have discovered the versatility of this healthful soyfood through the range of comfort foods and gourmet dishes found between the covers of this treasured volume.

Tofu has gained a well-earned reputation over the years as an economical source of high-quality, easily digestible, cholesterol-free protein.

In this 25th anniversary edition, all the recipes have been updated for today’s nutritional standards, using reduced quantities of more healthful fats, less salt, and a variety of sweeteners.

Many new recipes have been added to reflect more current tasters and trends, and to complement the old favorites everyone has loved over the years. Sumptuous photos with tofu on center stage will tempt you and help you envision how your finished dishes will look.

Barbequed Tofu

Yield: 8 servings

Using frozen tofu lends a chewy texture. Try this on the grill covered with aluminum foil to save the sauce.

To Prepare the Tofu:

  1. Freeze, thaw, squeeze dry, and cut into 1/2 inch thick strips: * 2 pounds firm or extra firm tofu

  2. Preheat oven to 350º F.

  3. Spread a cookie sheet with: * 2 tablespoons olive oil

  4. Arrange the tofu strips on the oiled cookie sheet.

  5. Mix together: * 1/4 cup water * 2 tablespoons peanut butter * 1 tablespoon soy sauce * 1 clove garlic, pressed or 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder * 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Pour this mixture evenly over the tofu strips and press into the strips with a spatula or an open hand. Bake for about 15 minutes, then turn the pieces over and bake for about 10 minutes more.

Pour your favorite Barbeque Sauce over all and bake 10 minutes more. Serve with French bread and a green salad.

http://louisehagler.com/tofucookery.html

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RoeDapple 2 years, 12 months ago

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LadyJ 2 years, 12 months ago

Autie, I think somebody got disappeareded last night, just haven't figured out who. But at least now I know why, TWMNBM

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autie 2 years, 12 months ago

I just got the word from the LJW staffer.....anybody who mentions tofu ever again will be banninated forever on these boards. Tofu has been declared evil by the High Counsel.

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iloveribs 2 years, 12 months ago

Never would I have suspected people at the Merc cooking with Tofu!!!! Here are some other questions to consider next time at the Merc:

So I shower regularly: No Do I smoke too much grass: Yes Do you buy organic groceries and pay double for no reason: Yes Do you wear pachuli scented fragrance: Yes Do you like Obama: Yes blah, blah, blah Love Lawrence!!!

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 2 years, 12 months ago

To late for pre-emergent herbicide I guess.

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 2 years, 12 months ago

autie, How long do we have before it hits here?

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RoeDapple 2 years, 12 months ago

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trinity 2 years, 12 months ago

nope and i'll never ever eat any tofurkey. so there.

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autie 2 years, 12 months ago

It is pouring rain here....where is the bulls eye today?

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 2 years, 12 months ago

Do you realize how many Brazilian rain forests are bulldozed to produce tofu?

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Richard Payton 2 years, 12 months ago

Hollis I hope that tofu bar wasn't dropped in the jail shower.

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HollisBrown 2 years, 12 months ago

Oh, and I even took a shower today. That wasn't scheduled to happen until June 12.

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HollisBrown 2 years, 12 months ago

Happy Birthday, Whitney, you beautiful creature! I will not redact that and I do not mean that in a grandfatherly way. You're totally hot, and I'm 170 lbs. of rolling thunder, oozing with testosterone and giddy with romance.

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Dixie Jones 2 years, 12 months ago

i thought that was Dorthy's dog in the Oz...oh wait that was toto..never mind

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RoeDapple 2 years, 12 months ago

Whitney's birthday? Yay, Happy Birthday sweety! And I mean that in the most innocent frail old grandfatherly way! You are the best! Tell that Manly Man of yours we expect him to do something really special for you today!

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The_Original_Bob 2 years, 12 months ago

"You could even use threaded comments as my birthday present. It's free, after all."

Threaded comments come from Satan's loins. And, as Prospector typed, you get what you pay for when something is free.

Down with threaded comments.

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prospector 2 years, 12 months ago

Whitney

With free, you get what you pay for. I would give up corndogs before I would thread a comment.

Have a great unthreaded birthday. I hope your "flush" button goes cold.

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somedude20 2 years, 12 months ago

What is with all of this tofu talk? Can we not talk about cool things like Matchbox cars or Dancing With The Stars or what color Star Jone's underwear is?

What color is smurf poop? I would like to make the Kitty purr and my saucer is always filled with milk!

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The_Original_Bob 2 years, 12 months ago

I've been informed by Whitney that I need to be good today since it is her birthday. So, Happy Birthday, Whitney. I will not talk about (redacted) doing (redacted) or Roed enjoying his hobby, (redacted), while RI forces me to use google to understand what he is talking about when referring to (redacted).

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HollisBrown 2 years, 12 months ago

He's right here, Autie. Happy Mandy Thursday. Ronaldo, your history is a little off. Barry Manilow recorded "Mandy" on a Thursday evening. It quickly rose to the top of the charts. President Ford enjoyed it so much that he declared Mandy Thursday. Meanwhile, Maury Povich was already trying to woo Connie Chung. He brought her to her knees with a stellar performance in front of her and others at a White House dinner. Ford was so moved that he made Maury the Mandy Thursday King. Along the way, someone got the two confused so we now have Maundy Thursday.

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autie 2 years, 12 months ago

prospector, those boys look sooo pale. So very pale. Being vegan is not a healthly life style. They might as well eat broken glass and poke holes in the head.

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 2 years, 12 months ago

autie, That is: I would wash your feet. Peace.

BTW. The white chocolate patchouli soap. Mmmm.

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autie 2 years, 12 months ago

Kitty isn't the only one with a Birthday today. Happy Birthday to a very special kid!

It believe it may be clear I did not get nearly enough sleep last night. Spacehog, where are ya when I need ya?

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prospector 2 years, 12 months ago

"slice it into steaks "

Gak!

This is your brain on tofu.

http://veganradio.com/archive.php?num=71

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g_rock 2 years, 12 months ago

omg....Kitty it is your Bday! Have a good one!

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 2 years, 12 months ago

This is a lesson day.
Instead of promoting tofu consumption and production, we should live up to the standards of Maundy Thursday. "A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another." John 13:34 Maundy is derived from the word that means mandate. We are to to love and serve one another, and by extension, if we see someone buying, selling, using, or cooking tofu, we need to destroy it before it harms another human. WWJD? Knock that fricken tofu right off your fork, thats what Jesus would do.

autie, I would was your feet. Peace.

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oneeye_wilbur 2 years, 12 months ago

Yes, about the wallpaper paste. It also makes for a good mixture with some Elmer's glue to patch holes as well, And the pigs love it,slopped with the leftovers from the European restaurants downtown.

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CWGOKU 2 years, 12 months ago

Didn't we cover tofu on the poll question the other day?! Yawn... waste of time

and NO, Never, as stated already this week. Where's the Tylenol?!

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Pywacket 2 years, 12 months ago

I do not cook it, but I've found it comes in handy if you run out of wallpaper paste or tile caulk.

Kitty!! Lookin' good, girl! Happy birthday--hope there's no tofu in your cake.

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Andini 2 years, 12 months ago

No, but I get told to stfu often.

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autie 2 years, 12 months ago

dude, that is not your brain either. That is an environmental green condominium designed by a local non architect HMNBN.

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 2 years, 12 months ago

You should see what tofu does to the human brain.

It is just not right to produce something that causes dementia.
There should be some good old fashioned social justice going on.
We need to march right down there to the Merc, and in the interest of humanity, destroy all the dangerous tofu.
This needs to happen before another brain cell is murdered.

Tofu is murder!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Flap Doodle 2 years, 12 months ago

Tofu is a gateway food. You start eating a little bit of tofu now and then and before you know it you're a smelly hippie living on mung beans and grass clippings.

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The_Original_Bob 2 years, 12 months ago

"Hey cool! I just found a pic of my liver on Google images! http://www.naturesfinestproduce.com/w..." Hollis

Dude, that's not your liver. That's my brain.

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RoeDapple 2 years, 12 months ago

Careful there Hollis, you'll get mistook for a vegetarian. Not that there's anything wrong with . . . .

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RoeDapple 2 years, 12 months ago

Whoa! At $24.99 a bottle, them dinosaurs died off drunk . . AND broke!

http://tinyurl.com/43peqs6

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RoeDapple 2 years, 12 months ago

Drunken sterile dinosaurs! Who needs 'em anyway?!!

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consumer1 2 years, 12 months ago

I throw warm tofu at the Phred Phelps klan.

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HollisBrown 2 years, 12 months ago

Is it cheap, Roe? Turn me on if it is. Right now the best I can find is a fifth of Barton's in a plastic bottle for $5.99.

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RoeDapple 2 years, 12 months ago

"3 Vodka" is a brand made from distilled soy grain alcohol. May have to check it out.

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BABBOY 2 years, 12 months ago

I thought they asked this yesterday.

New topic please

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HollisBrown 2 years, 12 months ago

Hello, Kitty! What eyeliner do you use? I try for a butt pirate look, but it never comes out right.

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HollisBrown 2 years, 12 months ago

Kris Kobach and Adam Taff are the same person. I demand a driver's license and birth certificate.

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autie 2 years, 12 months ago

Let's see..so far we have: A. Tofu is not French, therefore suspect as a food source. B. Tofu kills and causes neurologic disorders. 3. Ronaldo says it is bad, ergo it is bad. D. Roedy wants to try it as fish bait. E. Tofu made all the dinosaurs leave planet earth and go with aliens.

Folks, the evidence is overwhelming in favor of demanding the state legislators band together and make tofu illegal. Maybe Kris Kobach could then take all the left over tofu and build a wall around Kansas to keep out undesirables.

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RoeDapple 2 years, 12 months ago

Dang Ronaldo! this could start a whole new investigation on what wiped out the dinosaurs!

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RoeDapple 2 years, 12 months ago

I bet fish would eat tofu! I might even stop by the merc and pick some up next time I go sand bar golfing and toss some crumbled tofu in the shallows to see how the fish react to it. Hell, what doesn't kill you makes you stronger, right? Might even use some for a bobber on the bank lines and catch me a big old flat head.

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RoeDapple 2 years, 12 months ago

Bambi and her momma and daddy sure do like soybeans! I've had farmers tell me to hunt their place and just shoot 'em and leave 'em! I won't of course, but it's quite the indicator of what a problem these antlered vermin have become. Those grain fed deer sure are tasty though.

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 2 years, 12 months ago

Tofu kills.

Tofu kills sperm. http://www.oxfordjournals.org/eshre/press-release/freepdf/den243.pdf Tofu kills brain cells. Higher midlife tofu consumption is independently associated with indicators of cognitive impairment and brain atrophy in late life. http://www.jacn.org/cgi/content/full/19/2/242

Tofu kills dolphins and puppies. It probably killed all the unicorns too.

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HollisBrown 2 years, 12 months ago

That stupid friend of mine from SF tried to get me to arrange my furniture in a tofu fashion. Said it would be good for the vibes of the house or some crap like that. She actually wanted me to move because my front door wasn't facing East. For God's sake......whatever.....

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HollisBrown 2 years, 12 months ago

Coming at #2 we have Levon Helm. Hey Levon, are you still pissed off at Robbie?

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HollisBrown 2 years, 12 months ago

Yes! The Merc! Finally! Absolutely I cook with tofu. What don't I cook with tofu. Sam, we need to hook up, in any way, shape or form. I just love fruity curry tofu salad. It's one of my faves.

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RoeDapple 2 years, 12 months ago

Okay, 'nough of that. Where I come from you gotta grind them soybeans up with corn, milo, molasses and who knows what else just to get the cattle to eat it. Guess it's kinda like popcorn though. Without salt and butter at the very least it's pretty blah.

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RoeDapple 2 years, 12 months ago

Damn. This time I'm the one who has to play nice. Hi Rita. Say hello to Mike, the kids and the grand babies for me.

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autie 2 years, 12 months ago

No. Not now, not ever. It's a texture thing. Like congealed boogers bars. Uck and NO.

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Pitt_Mackeson 2 years, 12 months ago

(holds up a forked tofu square) THIS is what FOOD eats!

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emily_litella 2 years, 12 months ago

Oh goodness gracious no. I never watch those anime shows.

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Benjamin Roberts 2 years, 12 months ago

No, I won't even invite Tofu into the house. We had a falling out.

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