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Any tips for tofu?

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Hello Vegans!

This was dinner tonight:

Rice with pigeon peas (classic dish from my birthplace, Puerto Rico); sweet plantains; sautéed spinach with onions and garlic; and teriyaki tofu.

Try as I might, even when I marinate days before, I haven't learned how to get the seasonings to really penetrate into the tofu.

Any tips?

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Hi Tanya

So sorry but I don't cook with tofu as it never used to agree with me even though it's not high fodmap (I've got IBS and have been following a special diet).

I've seen this online:

jessicainthekitchen.com/how....

I really must give it another go though as it's good for you.

Alicia🌈

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Thanks for the link! I will definitely check it out. 😊

crazyfitness
crazyfitnessStar in reply to Hidden

You're welcome. One Green Planet have some fabulous recipes, you might find something there and there's also Veganuary which have some excellent recipes:

onegreenplanet.org/

veganuary.com/recipes/categ...

Happy cooking. 🌈😊👍

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Yay! Thanks!

crazyfitness
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👍👍🌈

Agoodenough
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I agree. It's not easy to get flavouring into tofu. I sometimes make a roasted vegetable dish with tofu where I coat everything in dried spices, either harissa or ras el hanout it dries the tofu out quite a lot but I love it it's my favourite and the tofu does take on some of the spice. I think roasted with oil and spices and keeping a close eye on it is the best bet..(I have also tried marinating it for ages without success)..Your meal looks delicious by the way.

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Thank you! I still have not eaten roasted vegetables! Ummm....yea....never. 🤦🏽‍♀️ I've got a lot to learn. Lol

Agoodenough
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Lol. Where have you been all your life 😂

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🤣😂🤩

Kitten-whiskers
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That looks lovely Tanya, I have read a number of times that freezing tofu gives it a better texture as it absorbs the water, cutting it into rasher like slices before freezing.

I must admit I have not mastered the art of cooking tofu - I tend to cheat and buy already marinated tofu instead

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I'm going to try freezing it first. Thanks!

I agree Ive marinated for ages with no result. I coat in flour with he spices in it before sauté but Im not sure this is good for dieting!

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Thanks for the tip.

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