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Mar 21, 2007 07:53 PM

It's a white block of stuff, Do I have to kill it before I eat it?

I find myself on a restricted weight management plan. Having been a carnivore all my life the green grocer section of the supermarket has not been my favorite area. But when I passed through I would see a white block of stuff that gave to the touch but looks totally bland. I understand there are members of our society who actually eat this stuff, I call on those Chowhounds who have tackled the white block and have learned how to cook it so that it is delicious to please tell how to cook this stuffcalled tofu I will need the most elemental instructions and reciepes.

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  1. To hopefully satisfy the carnivore in ya- Go by a bottle of vege. mushroom sauce (NO msg), a box of oyster mushrooms and a giant portabello. Slice the portobello thick saute shrooms in some EVOO along with small blocks of the white stuff. Pour the mushroom sauce over the whole thing and let it simmer some. Add tilapia if you can eat fish. It's actually quite good and the portobello help with the thickness of meat need. :) KQ Good Luck. P.S. Alos know that there is dessert tofu as well. I've seen and eaten almond and mango. Both are great to accompany fruits esp. on hot days.

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    1. re: Kitchen Queen

      Sounds good but I would need to check the veg. mushroom sauce. I am not allow any sugars. But I will still try to play with it I love the 'shrooms.

    2. I guess Thai fried tofu triangles are out of your game? Those are pretty darn tasty. I don't know what your diet restricts, but I dare say that weight loss concerns probably wouldn't keep you from lean chicken prepared in healthy ways. It's just as healthy as tofu, depending on how you make it.

      That said, I LURVE grilled sesame tofu. My mom also added five spice to the mix when she made it for me as a kid. Here's an example of a recipe:

      Beans--made into, say, hummus or white bean dip, or a good black bean soup--are also high in protein and low in fat.

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      1. re: cimui

        Yes I love chicken and the Geo. Forman Grill message board has some wonderful reciepes This is one of them. I just substitute chicken breast it was wonderful. You are right frying is out.
        Fire Burgers

        2 pounds of fresh ground beef
        1 large onion finely diced
        3 Tablespoons of minced garlic
        2 Tablespoons of spicy curry
        2 Tablespoons of Worcestershire
        1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
        1 teaspoon of Italian seasoning
        1/2 teaspoon of mustard powder
        salt and black pepper to taste

        Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl
        until thoroughly combined.

        Grease and preheat grill.

      2. If you can get locally made, fresh tofu, it is so much better than supermarket. Still bland, though. Spicy Korean tofu soup preps? If you like very savory/spicy foods I think that's a better intro.

        1. This curried tofu is a great way to prepare it: easy, quick (except for the squeezing/draining time), and quite satisfying:

          1. I generally dislike tofu, but Wholefoods has one particular flavor of tofu I really enjoy... I want to say it's called Thai Chili something... it's a good gateway tofu if you are looking to bring more tofu into your life.

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            1. re: Adrienne

              Adrienne, We do have a Whole Foods will have to go check it out.