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Paperback Tofu Quick & Easy Book

ISBN: 0913990507

ISBN13: 9780913990506

Tofu Quick & Easy

With over 120 delicious and quick recipes, this book is a great introduction to using tofu. Most recipes take less than 30 minutes to prepare using ingredients found in most kitchens. Includes color photos of many delicious dishes.

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Great for Beginners!

I just tried the tofu enchilada recipe and shared it with a friend who is a tofu fan. She really liked it, and so did I! It was easy. This is a great cookbook for beginners using Tofu and for folks who don't want to mess around with a ton of fancy ingredients to get a good tasting dish. It's worth the money.

Tofu Quick & Easy

Great book and super receipts. Recommend to anyone who wants to cook with Tofu.

great introductory book to cooking wiht tofu!

If you're just starting out cooking & eating tofu, this is a definitive book to try. It is also a good book for the vegetarian cook who is trying to convince a non-veg friend, or someone who does not like or isn't sure about tofu, that tofu can taste good. A few specifics: Just after my aunt (a meat-eater) had gastric bypass surgery, she had trouble keeping down several types of meats, and in order to get protein as her doctor ordered, she started incorporating tofu into her diet here & there. Her favorites were the lasagna recipes. She said if you didn't know it was tofu, you'd have a hard time actually telling it apart from real ricotta-cheese lasagnas. Even my uncle, whose pickier than my aunt, and hates tofu to boot, liked the lasagna recipe. As for me, I am in love with the macaroni & tofu with dairy free cheese. This is the closest I've come for a vegan version of macaroni & cheese, the way I grew up with it (as a dairy/meat-loving person). One recommendation: use the "follow your heart" brand vegan cheese (unless you make your own). That brand I've discovered, tends to melt the best of all the store-bought vegan cheeses I've tried. Other favorite recipes of mine, the garbanzo bean salad, the scrambled tofu rancheros (or other scrambled tofu recipes), the cucumber-avocado soup, any of the cheesecake recipes, & deviled tofu. So, in a nutshell, you can't go wrong with most of the recipes in this book. Some of the recipes may be bland upon first fixing, but that's nothing a little personal experimentation won't remedy.

Slim volume, but quick, easy, and delicious!

Tofu - Quick and Easy is a small cookbook packed with a bounty of wonderful recipes. The introduction provides the cook with nutritive values, cooking times, purchasing, marinating, and freezing tofu. The chapters that follow include: breakfast or brunch, dips and spreads, salads and salad dressings, soups, main dishes, and desserts. In the breakfast chapter, two of the offerings are pancakes and mushroom quiche. Both recipes are delicious ways to enhance protein intake. The dips and spreads are delectable! Pesto dip, curry-chutney, cashew spread (my favorite!), and horseradish. There are more than thirty salad and salad dressing recipes! Soups! I love chunky gazpacho! Lentil Soup! Pumpkin Soup! Spinach, and eight more choices! Main dishes? Yes! and wonderful! Amandine tofu! Oh, my goodness, mouth-watering! Enchilada casserole! Lasagne! And I LOVE this! Spring Rolls! Hawaiian Stir Fry! Scrumptious!! And many more fabulous main dishes! All deliciously filled with protein, minute amounts of fat! and low calories!!The dessert section is magnifico!! Mangia, mangia!!! Out of this world cheescakes, chocolate marble pie! Raspberry pudding, apricot pudding, creamy cookie pudding! Yum!! What a fantastic, small gem this tofu cookbook is!!

Tofu _can_ be great!

I must admit that I have not read this book, but I felt compelled to comment on Barbara's claim that tofu is necessarily bland and uninteresting. This is simply not the case. I have had tofu in Thai, Malaysian and Laotian cuisine that is nothing short of mouth-watering and superb (and I eat meat as well!). I have to conclude that it is all in the know-how. Whether this book delivers will remain to be seen....
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