Soy has been viewed with controversy in the US for years. The truth is, scientific evidence has shown soy to be beneficial and protective as a plant protein source for decades. Asian countries that consume soy as a normal part of their diet, have less incidence of hormonal cancers (such as breast and prostate) than countries that don’t. However, there is a caveat. Organic soy as a food, is metabolized differently than soy that is processed into protein powders or supplements. Additionally, soy that is not organic may actually increase the risk of hormonal cancers. When I suggest for my patients to try organic tofu, as a form of plant protein, many say they don’t know how to cook it so it tastes good. There are some simple ways to prepare tofu to fix that problem! Here, I offer you a basic recipe for how to make tofu that you can eat as a snack by itself, or add to stir-fries, soups or, salad topper. Again, make sure your tofu is organic. I prefer to use tofu that is “extra firm”. I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I do.
*all ingredients should be organic