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CrispyQ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-29-09 12:16 PM
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78. I bake it.
You can season it how you want & you have control over the consistency. You can bake it a little so it's squishy - kind of like scrambled eggs, or you can bake it longer so it's chewy, like ... well, meat. If you'd like my baked tofu instructions, PM me.

A few weeks ago I went to a pot luck. I took baked tofu crumbles seasoned with Bragg's Amino Liquid & vegan parmesan. Some pieces were kind of crispy/crunchy & the rest was nice & chewy. While we were eating, someone stood up & asked who brought the wonderful chicken pieces. Since I didn't bring chicken, I knew it wasn't me. When we were leaving, my friend saw me retrieve my dish & said, "You're the one who brought that great chicken!" I looked at her & said, "No. I'm a vegetarian, remember?" She laughed & said, "Oh hell, don't tell me that was tofu!" I just smiled & nodded.

And don't believe the myth that if you marinade your tofu it will absorb the flavor of the marinade. That only works if the tofu is sliced very, very thinly. I've found baking is the best way to flavor tofu, & even then, the flavor sits on the tofu & doesn't get in it - if that makes sense.


A man was grocery shopping & saw a woman put a tub of tofu in her cart. "Excuse me," he said, "How do you prepare the tofu?" She replied, "When I get home I drain the tofu & put it in a plastic bowl with fresh water. Then every day I drain & replace the water with fresh. In about two weeks, when the tofu is bad, I throw it away." The man smiled sadly & said, "That's the same recipe my wife has. I hoped you had a different one!"
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  -Question for Vegans Xicano  Nov-28-09 06:18 PM   #0 
  - "ox tail soup" , That doesn't sound very appealing.  UndertheOcean   Nov-28-09 06:20 PM   #1 
  - Oh, its very delicious.  Xicano   Nov-28-09 06:22 PM   #3 
  - i concur!  shanti   Nov-28-09 08:00 PM   #41 
  - Ox tail soup is mmm... mmm... good! eom  BlueCaliDem   Nov-28-09 08:06 PM   #42 
     - mmmm . . . with barley . . . mmmm . . . and carrots . . . mmmmm. . .n/t  Sal Minella   Nov-29-09 09:15 AM   #67 
  - Try some at a Vietnamese Pho restaurant.  tridim   Nov-29-09 10:58 AM   #72 
  - It's quite good, but have you had any pig tail?  Renew Deal   Nov-30-09 09:42 AM   #94 
  - so many options  bos1   Nov-28-09 06:22 PM   #2 
  - I was wondering about tofu.  Xicano   Nov-28-09 06:25 PM   #6 
  - No reason to be sorry about something with which you have no experience. :)  StarfarerBill   Nov-28-09 07:07 PM   #27 
  - There are really good sausage type things in the frozen section and I also  Maraya1969   Nov-29-09 01:31 AM   #61 
  - I bake it.  CrispyQ   Nov-29-09 12:16 PM   #78 
  - the trick to tofu  druidity33   Nov-29-09 06:27 PM   #88 
  - yum  bos1   Nov-29-09 12:47 PM   #81 
  - What are the options without soy?  LWolf   Nov-29-09 10:55 AM   #71 
     - try Quorn  druidity33   Nov-29-09 06:31 PM   #89 
     - Sounds fascinating...  LWolf   Nov-30-09 07:52 AM   #91 
        - A food co-op or natural foods store...  druidity33   Nov-30-09 09:41 AM   #93 
     - i dunno, really. if it were me...  bos1   Nov-30-09 12:06 PM   #96 
  - you know there IS a vegetarian/vegan group on DU  Kali   Nov-28-09 06:23 PM   #4 
  - Start with wheat meat  Sinti   Nov-28-09 06:25 PM   #5 
  - Thanks Sinti  Xicano   Nov-28-09 06:27 PM   #8 
  - I used to be vegan and my main sources of protein were vegetables and  ZombieHorde   Nov-28-09 06:27 PM   #7 
  - Thanks ZombieHorde  Xicano   Nov-28-09 06:39 PM   #13 
  - Saute...  Fridays Child   Nov-28-09 06:27 PM   #9 
  - Thanks Fridays Child  Xicano   Nov-28-09 06:37 PM   #12 
     - Portobello mushrooms are those very large ones.  Rhiannon12866   Nov-28-09 07:10 PM   #30 
     - Excellent. Thanks Rhiannon  Xicano   Nov-28-09 07:18 PM   #32 
        - You're more than welcome.  Rhiannon12866   Nov-28-09 07:33 PM   #36 
     - I think the regular ones are good, too, but the ones I'm talking about look like this...  Fridays Child   Nov-28-09 07:53 PM   #40 
  - Since you don't cook anyway, start in the healthy frozen food section at COOP, health food store, TJ  omega minimo   Nov-28-09 06:27 PM   #10 
  - Actually I do cook.  Xicano   Nov-28-09 06:32 PM   #11 
     - All of your OPs dishes appeal to taste buds without meat.  omega minimo   Nov-28-09 06:42 PM   #14 
        - I am not vegatarian or vegan but have been cutting down on meat, and  Lisa0825   Nov-28-09 06:46 PM   #15 
        - ditto  tabbycat31   Nov-28-09 06:50 PM   #17 
        - Thanks for your reply omega minimo  Xicano   Nov-28-09 06:56 PM   #21 
           - The above are really good replies. It's hard to find a good "fake meat" and to give up cheese!!  omega minimo   Nov-28-09 07:05 PM   #26 
  - What meat lovers seem to miss most of all is texture  Warpy   Nov-28-09 06:48 PM   #16 
  - I like these ideas Warpy  Xicano   Nov-28-09 06:58 PM   #22 
  - You can find all of it in whole foods stores  Warpy   Nov-28-09 07:32 PM   #35 
  - Yes! Scrambled tofu is very good with turmeric or pesto for flavor.  omega minimo   Nov-28-09 07:08 PM   #28 
     - I find a mirepoix does the best job  Warpy   Nov-28-09 07:31 PM   #34 
        - Mirepoix?  omega minimo   Nov-29-09 01:02 AM   #56 
           - Holy trinity of French cooking  Warpy   Nov-29-09 11:54 AM   #77 
              - Good idea! "simmered for hours and frozen in ice cube trays." n/t  omega minimo   Nov-29-09 02:22 PM   #87 
  - as you're such a meat eater, why not start with cutting down on meat  cali   Nov-28-09 06:52 PM   #18 
  - Thanks cali  Xicano   Nov-28-09 07:00 PM   #23 
  - My Grocery Store  AldebTX   Nov-28-09 06:53 PM   #19 
  - Another post with good info - thanks AldebTX  Xicano   Nov-28-09 07:03 PM   #25 
  - I made the mistake of looking for substitutes when I tried to go vegetarian  aikoaiko   Nov-28-09 06:53 PM   #20 
  - I'm no longer a vegan, just a vegetarian; but...  StarfarerBill   Nov-28-09 07:01 PM   #24 
  - Thanks StarfarerBill  Xicano   Nov-28-09 07:08 PM   #29 
     - I really appreciate helping someone trying to cut out meat from their diet...  StarfarerBill   Nov-28-09 07:34 PM   #37 
  - Hi, Xicano. I'm a vegan  flvegan   Nov-28-09 07:16 PM   #31 
  - Thank you very much flvegan  Xicano   Nov-28-09 07:25 PM   #33 
  - Oh, my friend, but they do!  flvegan   Nov-28-09 08:28 PM   #44 
  - Have you tried the soy/dairy free coconut milk stuff?  RadiationTherapy   Nov-28-09 08:35 PM   #46 
  - Most certainly!  flvegan   Nov-28-09 08:51 PM   #48 
  - It's heaven!  CrispyQ   Nov-29-09 12:26 PM   #80 
  - Does that stuff taste like coconut, or is that flavor covered up?  GoCubsGo   Nov-29-09 12:53 PM   #82 
  - Temptation is even better if you can get it.  LeftyMom   Nov-29-09 02:30 AM   #63 
  - Giving up cheese was the hardest  queenjane   Nov-30-09 10:12 AM   #95 
  - A few substitutes are better than the real thing  Warpy   Nov-28-09 07:37 PM   #38 
  - Gardenburgers! I forgot about them, and I had their black bean-chipotle burgers for dinner.  StarfarerBill   Nov-28-09 07:39 PM   #39 
  - My advice is probably going to be different:  JanMichael   Nov-28-09 08:12 PM   #43 
  - This can be excellent advice.  flvegan   Nov-28-09 08:32 PM   # 
  - Your choice of foods is great. I would add some Chile Verde (pork).  demosincebirth   Nov-28-09 08:32 PM   #45 
  - I'd go with moderation.  HuckleB   Nov-28-09 08:35 PM   #47 
  - My ex used to do an incredible 'beef stew' with  juno jones   Nov-28-09 10:55 PM   #49 
  - I can't believe you eat lima beans  leftstreet   Nov-28-09 11:04 PM   #50 
  - Hey! Lima beans are pillowy and soft and people should stop saying mean things  Zoeisright   Nov-29-09 01:23 AM   #60 
  - GOIN' MEATLESS  Wakingupnow   Nov-28-09 11:06 PM   #51 
  - welcome to the site!  Blue_Tires   Nov-28-09 11:51 PM   #54 
  - Great contribution to all our knowledge. Welcome to DU!  omega minimo   Nov-29-09 01:04 AM   #57 
  - Do make sure you do your research and talk to your doctor about  beac   Nov-28-09 11:26 PM   #52 
  - Quorn! Oh how I love that stuff.  Maru Kitteh   Nov-28-09 11:26 PM   #53 
  - Baby steps  buzzycrumbhunger   Nov-29-09 12:12 AM   #55 
  - vegans eat grass. and weeds. and lord over meat eaters. that is what they do...  1   Nov-29-09 01:10 AM   #58 
  - Being a stupid douchebag is easy..  flvegan   Nov-29-09 02:38 AM   #65 
  - Those are the political vegans. The dietary vegans are much easier to get along with..  imdjh   Nov-29-09 11:02 AM   #73 
  - I don't lord it over anybody, douchenozzle.  Codeine   Nov-29-09 06:38 PM   #90 
  - Eat mushrooms, especially the big portabellas.  Zoeisright   Nov-29-09 01:22 AM   #59 
  - grilled veggie sandwich/veggie "philly cheese" sandwich options  Wakingupnow   Nov-29-09 09:31 AM   #68 
  - Meat Substitutes  InaVanDownByTheRiver   Nov-29-09 02:28 AM   #62 
  - Morningstar Farms...  GoCubsGo   Nov-29-09 01:03 PM   #83 
  - Seitan is the best thing ever.  LeftyMom   Nov-29-09 02:34 AM   #64 
  - Try Fresh Herbs and Spices  WVRICK13   Nov-29-09 08:37 AM   #66 
  - Try this Mexican Chef Salad (Vegetarian)  Bryn   Nov-29-09 09:33 AM   #69 
  - In place of ground beef  Bryn   Nov-29-09 11:07 AM   #75 
  - I love tempeh  rucky   Nov-29-09 09:34 AM   #70 
  - Hickory smoked tempeh strips are kind of bacon-like  RufusTFirefly   Nov-29-09 11:07 AM   #74 
  - Kicking meat and dairy are easier than you may think!  YesGirl   Nov-29-09 11:19 AM   #76 
  - Here you go:  CrispyQ   Nov-29-09 12:22 PM   #79 
  - Black bean burgers--make your own  GoCubsGo   Nov-29-09 01:10 PM   #84 
  - Also check out Dr. Dean Ornish...  GoCubsGo   Nov-29-09 01:24 PM   #85 
  - I've been a strict vegetarian, not a Vegan most of my life.  roughsatori   Nov-29-09 01:39 PM   #86 
  - Praise Seitan.  OnyxCollie   Nov-30-09 08:08 AM   #92 
  - Seitan shreds like meat  nemo137   Nov-30-09 12:37 PM   #97 

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