As much as I wish (don't we all!) I had enough time to work in the kitchen and produce a new recipe each day to share, the whole work and earn money thing sort of gets in the way. But there are so many great recipes I come across on a daily basis, some of which I've tried and others which are on my to-do (to-eat) list. Lately, since purchasing my SoyQuick machine, I have been obsessed with both making and eating tofu, so I thought I'd share a great looking selection of vegetarian and vegan quick, easy tofu recipes with you all.
Some foods are difficult to translate once you lose the dairy, so it's always great when you come across an old dinner friend that's been made vegan or vegetarian friendly. This tofu enchilada recipe, an adapted Paul McCartney recipe, is completely vegan and even includes a recipe for tofu sour cream.
If you're after a simple meat substitute, perfect for when you have those picky meat-eating guests over, this recipe for tofu meatballs is a unique veggie way to dress a pasta dish. This tofu meatball recipe is also completely vegan. This recipe for Tofu Balls comes from one of the Moosewood cookbooks and features the use of eggs, so is not vegan.
The Vietnamese have a real way with tofu, so if you're after a Southeast Asian tofu recipe then I'd highly recommend checking out some Vietnamese tofu recipes. This Vietnamese Tofu Salad recipe is both simple and nutritious. If you want something a little bigger, try this recipe for vegetarian pho, a Vietnamese noodle soup which generally contains meat. You can use either tofu or a mock-meat substitute instead. If you want a real Vietnamese food treat, try this quick and easy recipe for Dau Hu Xa Ot, or deep fried tofu with chilies and lemongrass. This tofu recipe is both easy and tasty, and will shock your tastebuds into a desperation to try more Vietnamese vegetarian food.
So what's next? Everyone with any sense of food decency knows there are a billion and one things you can do with tofu to make a meal, but what about pudding?? What about a great vegan tofu dessert recipe? If you're after silken tofu recipes then these desserts using tofu might be just perfect for what you've got in mind. For a quick and easy tofu dessert recipe, why not try this Raspberry Tofu Dessert, courtesy of the UK Vegetarian Society. Equally as easy, you could always try a classic chocolate tofu pudding recipe. Finally, here's a tofu cheesecake recipe to tempt your tummy!
Tofu has an insane number of uses, and I'm glad to see that people are experimenting with it in their diets, vegetarian or not. I hope the trend continues to grow and more great recipes come out of this fantastic soya protein.
Thanks for reading, and I hope you've found something to keep you busy in the kitchen!