With a new year comes renewed energy to cook with healthier ingredients. One of the number one questions I get as a vegetarian is, "How do you cook with tofu?" or "Do you have any good tofu recipes?" Let's face it tofu is pretty dull on its own, but prepared properly can be a healthy contribution to any nutritious meal. This seemingly bland food can miraculously take on the flavor of its surrounding ingredients making it a highly versatile as well as highly nutritious part of a healthy diet.
Tofu is an excellent source of protein. Research on soy protein in recent years has shown that regular intake of soy protein can help to lower total cholesterol levels by as much as 30%, lower LDL (bad cholesterol) levels by as much as 35-40%, lower triglyceride levels, reduce the tendency of platelets to form blood clots, and possibly even raise levels of HDL (good cholesterol). Soy has also been shown to be helpful in alleviating the symptoms associated with menopause. Additionally, most types of tofu are enriched with calcium, which can help prevent the accelerated bone loss for which women are at risk during menopause. Fish isn't the only good source of omega-3 fatty acids. Tofu provides 14.4% of the daily value for these especially beneficial fats in just 4 ounces. Tofu is a very good source of iron, providing 33.8% of the DV for this important mineral in 4 ounces.
With all these health benefits you are going to want to know a few ways to prepare tofu in a delicious way that the whole family can enjoy.
On Saturday January 29th I will be hosting my second cooking class. In this cooking class we are going to learn four different ways to cook tofu. Main Course Tofu
Sweet and Sour Tofu
Tofu Eggless Quiche
Tofu for Dessert
Cupcakes iced with delicious tofu icing
Here it is in the pan, cooking.
Here is a preview of the sweet and sour tofu that we will be cooking on Saturday January 20th. This dish is a favourite at our house. Apparently it is really good as leftovers as well, but we wouldn't know, because there is never a morsel left.
Here it is served with brown basmati rice and stir fried vegetables.
Come to my place and learn to cook delicious food and desserts with tofu in a fun, informative, and relaxing environment.Cooking Class Features
Each class is limited to five people so that you can get the attention you deserve and enjoy hands on experience preparing your tofu. You will receive recipes, nutrition tips, and cooking instruction. Feast on a relaxing sit down meal after learning to prepare a delicious dinner and dessert with tofu.When:
Saturday January 20th 5:00 p.m.Where:
For information on pricing and directions to my place contact me at: email@example.com. Space is limited so reserve your spot early to avoid disappointment.