I ate tofu and liked it!

With John going vegetarian, he eats tofu for his protein – usually when I am having chicken 😀 .  I have tried it a couple times. Once was in a chocolate silk pie, which was very good, but then that’s chocolate.  Not to mention you shouldn’t really eat chocolate for breakfast or dinner, I suppose. Sorry Count Chocula.

Another time I tried tofu and it was too soft and tasteless to me. Needless to say, I haven’t been too eager to try it again.  However, when we were at the store last week, I was looking at the tofu for some reason and I saw a pre-marinated firm tofu.

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Since taste and texture are my biggest issues with the ‘fu, I wanted to take a gamble.  John was more than willing to try it and we planned a stir fry.

A serving is only 90 calories, so we just split this package and had 2 servings each. For dinner, 8 grams of protein is not enough for me, but 16 is more like it.

John cubed the tofu and pan sauteed it.  Then added a little Kikkoman Triple Ginger sauce for extra zing.

gingersauce

This sauce is really good, by the way.

I sauteed some broccoli for myself and we cooked some calrose rice in the rice cooker. Dinner is served!

tofubowl

It was really good, I have to say. The tofu was really firm and had a nice flavor to it.  Much better experience this time. I would definitely eat this again.

By the way, calrose rice is that sticky rice used for sushi and I like it a lot more than brown rice, hate to say. Especially in stir fries.

Who else eats tofu?

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12 thoughts on “I ate tofu and liked it!

  1. debby

    I’ve eaten it. My former trainer/gourmet cook used to make a edamame tofu salad that was delicious. She used extra firm tofu and grilled it. I have to admit, when I make that recipe, I just sub chicken.
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    1. Lori Post author

      I prefer meat over tofu, but it’s nice to eat the same dinner as John sometimes. We’ll have to try it grilled.

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  2. Biz

    I do! But I always buy the extra firm, put it between two cast iron skillets to get the moisture out of it, and then marinate it for a few hours before using it in a stirfry – I’ve not seen that one before, but it looks delish!

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  3. Shelley B

    I had square chicken once…which turned out to be tofu. Imagine my surprise! But it was marinated and looked like chicken – I just thought my friend had been really precise in cutting up her chicken.

    It tasted OK, but I wouldn’t go out of my way to eat tofu.
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  4. Jeannie/Qlts2Slo

    The minute I saw your subject line my brain sang it, to the tune “I kissed a girl and I liked it”. It took me a bit to figure out what the tune actually was.

    The best tofu I had was from a Chinese restaurant where we didn’t realize the “chicken” item we ordered was on the vegetarian menu. (One of those Chinese restaurants where the food is delicious but the menu text ranges from bust-a-gut-funny to downright incomprehensible). It was great, but I think due to all the vegies and yummy sauce and not to the tofu.

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  5. Helen

    OK, I would love to know when you posted this blog because my reader is telling me you posted it at 11:00 this morning and that can’t be possible based on the time stamps of the comments. Suddenly every WordPress blog I read is doing this!

    As far as tofu, it’s on my forbidden list. Soy interacts with thyroid medications and there is so much soy in other things that my doctor actually told me “don’t eat tofu or soy beans.”

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    1. Lori Post author

      I wrote it Tuesday night. There is something going on with WordPress. None of my photos show up in feedly readers, but they are fine on the internet. It’s bizarre.

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  6. Kris

    Tofu lover here! My favorite way and easiest too is in a scramble but marinated and baked or stir fry is delicious too. I think if prepared correctly most people would enjoy actually as a good meat free alternative.

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  7. emmaclaire

    I do eat and enjoy tofu, but don’t make it often because the Hubster doesn’t like it. like you, iIt’s a texture thing for him. Oldest son used to cut off slices of firm tofu with the cheese slicer and just eat it plain – weird, huh? Anyway, I like it marinated and I have another recipe where you roll it in corn meal and saute it until crispy – that’s a fave as well. I think I’d eat it more if I was only cooking for myself.

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