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Saturday, 15 January 2011

Tofu, a great addition to any vegetarian diet.

Tofu is high in protein and calcium but low in fat and calories. A healthy vegetarian diet should include tofu at least twice a week. Try adding some cooked chunks to soups or salads. To cook tofu simply brush with oil and fry gently for a couple of minutes each side until it starts to colour. Tofu can be barbequed, fried, deep fried, scrambled, baked, boiled or grilled.

I find that the taste can be quite bland unless you marinate the tofu first, barbeque sauce, garlic mayonnaise, salad dressing, even some herb oil these all work well as a marinade. Just put the tofu and the sauce/marinade in a bag and leave in the fridge for a few hours before cooking.

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