TIP OF THE DAY: Substitute Tofu For Cream & Try This Dairy Free Chocolate Pudding Recipe

Soft tofu can be turned into a substitute for heavy cream. Photo courtesy House Foods.   We learned from Japanese and Asian-influenced restaurants that you can have lush, creamy tofu-based desserts and not even notice there’s no cream. Substituting tofu for heavy cream helps to save calories and avoid cholesterol. It produces recipes that support…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Tofu Bean Chili For National Chili Day

Bean chili with cubes of tofu. Photo courtesy House Foods America.   Today is National Chili Day. Chili has long been the subject of passionate debate: Texas-style or Mexican? Beef only, meat and beans or beans-only-vegetarian? With tomatoes or without? Spiced with cumin? With a dash of chocolate or coffee? Served plain or over rice?…
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HEALTHY RECIPE: Tofu Caprese Salad

Substitute tofu for mozzarella in yourcaprese salad. Photo courtesyMaiCuisine.com.   We love cheese. We eat it daily: mozzarella, feta and goat cheese are favorites. They’re also loaded with saturated fats. So one of our 2011 goals is to look for satisfying substitutes. When we had lunch at Mai Cuisine, a creative New York-area sushi bar-and-restaurant…
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PRODUCT: Tofu Shirataki Noodles

Ready-to-eat in two minutes. Photo courtesy House-Foods.com. Shirataki noodles like Miracle Noodle have been imported from Asia for a while: good news for people who want food that is cholesterol-free, dairy-free, gluten-free, sugar-free and vegan. They’re very low in calories in their undressed form: a boon to dieters. Shirataki is made from the root of…
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PRODUCT: “Beefed Up” Tofu

Nasoya has created a new product for vegetarians, vegans and others on a no meat/low meat diet. Tofu Plus is fortified to provide 20% of the daily value of five nutrients that others get from meat: vitamins B2, B6, B12, D2 and calcium. Replacing three ounces of meat (the size of a medium hamburger) with…
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