It is a common belief that extra virgin olive oil should not be used for high heat cooking. I used to believe that too. Yet, at the same time I kept watching many celebrity chefs use extra virgin olive oil in their cooking. And it was high heat cooking.
If you want to make a tofu snack for the first time, crispy fried tofu will be the easiest to make. It is also a recipe that allows for a lot of creativity in terms of the flavors. You can do with the minimal salt and pepper or you can jazz it up with paprika, garlic powder, pizza seasoning, or anything that comes to your mind.
Making Thai red curry with tofu and vegetables can be really easy if you can buy two special products in your area. One – packaged vegan Thai red curry paste, and two – a tetra pack of coconut milk. The rest is some vegetables of your choice. Green beans, eggplant, and potato are the recommended mix. Actually, potatoes are required, and I will later explain why.
If a burger is your go-to snack, and you wish to eat vegan, then you are going to need a tofu burger recipe. Tofu makes it simple. All you need to do is crumble a block of firm tofu, add a few herbs, spices, and a seasoning, and then put everything in a food processor. Run the food processor for a minute or so and your burger patty mix will be ready.
Grilled tofu can be a worthy vegan alternative to grilled meat. As you know, tofu itself tastes bland, therefore, it would be the job of the marinade to make some yummy grilled tofu. So, there it is, all we need is a great marinade and a few pointers on how long to marinate and how long to grill.
Anyone can make a scrambled egg. But can anyone make scrambled tofu? Here is what the problem is. One person posts a recipe video on Youtube to make scrambled tofu and one of the ingredients the recipe suggests is ‘nutritional yeast’. From that point on, all subsequent copycat videos on scrambled tofu will also list nutritional yeast as an ingredient.
Making tofu at home is easy, it takes only two ingredients: soy milk and a coagulant, and it does not take long provided you already have soy milk ready. Coagulant is the chemical agent that causes soy milk to curdle, thus separating solids from the liquid. Those solids when compressed into a block become tofu.
How do you make a vegan version of a dish that has the word ‘butter’ in its name? If I have to say dal makhni in English, I would call it “Butter Lentils”. So, butter is very much there. But fortunately, all it takes to turn Dal Makhni into a vegan lentil curry is a vegan substitute of butter.