Synopses & Reviews
Interest in tofu and other soy-based foods has been steadily increasing recently, as more and more doctors are recommending soy as part of a healthy diet. But for those who have never cooked with tofu, the large white blocks sold in supermarkets can be quite intimidating. Many people are hesitant to cook with tofu because they don't know how to use it, or they assume it will taste bad. In this book, natural foods expert Maribeth Abrams will show even the most skeptical reader how tofu can be used in great-tasting, everyday recipes to add health benefits without sacrificing flavor. Abrams's specialty is preparing natural foods for a mainstream audience, so many of her recipes are designed to hide tofu in ordinary recipes. Her Blueberry-Buckwheat Pancakes, for example, look and taste exactly like traditional blueberry pancakes, but with no cholesterol, only 1 gram of fat, and all the health benefits of protein-rich and phytoestrogen-filled tofu. The book includes 134 recipes that are easy to make, highly nutritious, and look and taste just like their tofu-free counterparts. Recipes include Coconut French Toast, Hot Fiesta Dip, Cream of Mushroom Soup, Shepherd's Pie, Vegetable Lasagna, Tropical Sunrise Smoothies, and Peanut Butter Cup Pie. A color insert includes 16 full-color photos that show just how delicious foods made with tofu can look. And alongside the recipes, Abrams provides tips on types of tofu, cooking methods, nutrition information, a glossary of health-food ingredients, and a source listing of American tofu companies.
Tofu like you've never seen...or tasted!
You've heard all the raves about the wonders of soy: it's low-sodium, low-fat, and cholesterol-free. You want to incorporate it in your diet to improve your lifestyle, but when you see a big brick of tofu sitting in your supermarket, you find yourself asking, "What on earth can I do with it?" Or maybe you already cookwith tofu, but are stumped when it comes to finding new ideas and dishes to try.
Now Tofu 1-2-3 comes to the rescue with 125 classic recipes that show you just how versatile—and tasty—tofu can be. Imagine Blueberry-Buckwheat Pancakes and Sloppy Joes that are just as good as the ones your mom used to make. Discover contemporary flavors in dishes like Beer-Battered Coconut Tofu with Apricot-Dijon Dipping Sauce, Teriyaki Wrap, and Garden Vegetable Chili with Kale and Black Beans. From great-tasting smoothies and creamy soups to super salads, main dishes, and desserts (even Chocolate Mousse!), this book will show you that tofu means more than just stir-fry.
Complete with nutrition information and easy-to-follow advice on buying and cooking with different types of tofu, this guide is a must-have for anyone interested in taking healthy eating to a whole new level.
At last! Terrific, healthy tofu dishes that dont look or taste like tofu!
Experts increasingly tout the benefits of soy in a healthy diet, and soy consumption in the U.S. has more than doubled since 1999. Natural foods expert Maribeth Abrams shows even the most skeptical cooks how tofu can be used creatively in great-tasting recipes for everything from Corn Chowder to Hot Fiesta Dip to Chocolate Cream Pie. This book features 125 cholesterol-free recipes and 16 color photos, plus tofu tips, cooking methods, nutrition information, and more. It demystifies tofu for mainstream home cooks with simple, healthy recipes that turn tofu-phobes into tofu-fans!
About the Author
Maribeth Abrams is a consultant at Vitasoy USA, a former consultant of WholeSoy Inc., and former managing editor of Vegetarian Voice magazine. She appears regularly at cooking demonstrations and as a guest on television and radio programs, and is the host of the DVD Tofu 1-2-3.
Table of Contents
Preface: Taking the Mystery out of the Big White Blob.
Tofu: It's Not Just for Vegetarians.
Everything You Need to Know about Cooking with Tofu But Didn't Know Who to Ask.
Glossary of Ingredients.
1. Breakfasts: Delectable Ways to Start a Day.
2. Appetizers and other Finger-lickin' Part Pleasures.
3. Enticing Entrees.
4. Savory Stews and Soups.
5. Sumptuous Salads and Sandwiches.
6. Smoothies and other Bubbly Blender Voncoctions.
7. Happy Endings.