Tofu recipes

Peperonata con tofu

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Italy meets China in a vegetarian dish. Sam loves bell peppers so I cooked one of the most well-loved Italian vegetable stews for her. Peperonata is a dish of stewed peppers and it is often served accompanied by rustic bread. Soft vegetables, crisp bread … [Read more...]

Vegetarian scrambled “egg” and vegetables pie

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The last time we were at The Vegetarian Kitchen, Speedy had a plate of longganisang macau (not real meat, of course) and a "scramble" that looked and tasted like real eggs. The scramble was made with crumbled tofu flavored and tinted with turmeric and … [Read more...]

A vegetarian sweet and sour dish

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We’ve come to know sweet and sour Chinese-style dishes in two basic forms. As a stir fry, floured thin strips of pork or fish are tossed with sweet and sour sauce and some vegetables (often, just added for color). Or the dish can consist of a whole … [Read more...]

Agedashi tofu

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According to Tastefully Done, age means deep fried and dashi, of course, is the stock made with bonito flakes and kelp. Hence, agedashi tofu. For me, it's the queen of tofu dishes. Squares of fried delicate soft tofu served with a light salty-sweet … [Read more...]

Sweet and sticky meatballs and tofu

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Made with a cake of silken tofu and a cup of leftover lumpiang shanghai filling, this dish has just the right amount of meat, crunch, sweetness, spiciness and saltiness. Hoisin sauce makes the meatballs and tofu deliciously sticky. … [Read more...]

Cooking with bits and pieces

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So, I mentioned the other day that I made a huge pot of broth by simmering scrap bones primarily to make my a la zuppa Toscana.I also mentioned that I poured the cooled broth into separate containers which went into the freezer. I will use the … [Read more...]

Chicken, tofu, shiitake and spinach stir fry

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My mother is arriving tomorrow and staying for a couple of days. She's 74 years old, a retired trial court judge who still has a pretty active social life and who likes to go shopping as a form of exercise. Yeah, you read that right. She goes shopping to … [Read more...]