#Tofu-riffic #veganrecipehour

Once again, many thanks for your participation in #veganrecipehour.

We had another overwhelmingly amazing response and thank you all from the bottom of our hearts for joining us! Im especially pleased as there were loads of photos and conversations between you lovely peeps! One went on until gone 11pm!! (you know who you are lol)  of course you just need to search #tofu or #veganrecipehour on twitter and you have every interaction literally at your fingertips!!

The topic of conversation this time was #tofu. This was chosen as its a bit of a stereotypical #vegan #vegetarian ingredient. Its also a pretty bland, funny looking unwelcoming substance to the uninitiated! BUT… as we have all proved, its amazingly versatile, useful, inexpensive and, once seasoned and cooked properly, very very tasty! its also super healthy!

So, lets get to the recipies!!

Check out this ‘nutty crusted Tofu‘ from’coconut and berries’. You can also find many other wonderful Tofu ideas! Take a look! eg Pesto-Ricotta Tofu Omelettes with Cherry Tomato, Soy Sesame silken soba noodles sound pretty special from @veganupnorth

We had some great useful tips:

Dorset Vegan@Dorset_vegan ‘This is my fave tip for tofu – freeze in packet and then defrost and drain – gives chewier texture’.

Damian Copeland@DocDamo ‘Freezing tofu opens up the texture which makes it perfect for marinades – always looking for new marinade ideas btw!’

Mr Fullbellies@BRYNFISH Mash some #tofu, lemon juice, garlic salt and sauted leeks bake in a w/meal pastry base 30min. Hello #vegan quiche’

 Every had trouble with pressing tofu? Its a bit tricky at times isnt it! Also, if you dont know you have to do it, it can be a bit of a distaster! this is a lovely and useful guide…plus a beautiful recipe!

Soup anyone? I personally cant wait to try this! It looks and sounds superb! Pea and ‘ham’ soup!

Many of you seem to love a nice tofu scramble! Take a look at this awesome sandwich from @theflexitarian A simply gorgeous looking Portobello Mushrooms & Tofu Scramble Ciabatta Sandwich!

And another gorgeous looking sandwich from @KleaAndron:‘Not quite a recipe but my favourite #vegan sandwich! taifun pizza tofu,vegusto cheese, pickles,saladHow wonderfully colourful is that!? How can you possibly not want to eat it! Lush!Fancy trying ‘#tofu with #Thai #coconut #Peanut sauce‘ Tasty!

And of course there are sweet #tofu recipies!! Veganvoxblog recommends this Cheesecake recipe  from the wonderful ‘Essential Vegan’ cook book. Fancy some ‘Tofu chocolate brownies‘ from @fullbelliesOAB.What about a Smoothie!? One that helps to fight off those pesky coldsores!?!! Brilliant! Food that heals the outide and the inside!!

I think these are the perfect words to sign off with….

I never realized that other people love tofu as much as me. You gotta love #veganrecipehour great topic guys!’




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