Tofu is extremely versatile. It offers different advantages to both vegans and omnivores. It is indeed an excellent source of many nutrients other than protein, including amino acids, iron, calcium, minerals, and other micronutrients. In fact, tofu offers one thing that many other plant and animal protein sources don’t have which is that it contains all the nine essential amino acids in the body. Just like many cheese options, tofu is made out of fresh soy milk by curdling it then solidifying it into blocks.
Many vegans randomly buy tofu, due to the growing hype that has been going on for a while, without any idea of what to do with it. There is a common question that has always been circulating among new vegans which is whether it’s safe to eat raw tofu or not. Cooking lovers at tastyquestions.com have made it clear that tofu is already cooked. So, the question isn’t correct to start with. If you are still feeling confused about how to integrate tofu into your recipes, we have collected some of the best cheese recipes out there that you can make using tofu.
Creamy Tofu Cheese Or Feta
To prepare for this recipe, you must ensure that you use firm tofu and press out all the excess water in it by using a kitchen paper towel or any other method you prefer. Blend the tofu with coconut oil, nutritional yeast, 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar, miso pesto, and lemon juice. Add a half tsp garlic powder, salt, and bouillon powder. If you need to add more flavor you can either pick fresh mint, some sesame seeds, or anything else you might be craving. Make sure to press the blended ingredients together, then leave the block to cool.
Vegan Mozzarella Cheese
Finding vegan replacements, especially for cheese, is one of the most puzzling struggles that come with adopting a greener lifestyle. To create your own mozzarella cheese, you can use firm tofu, soy milk, yeast, miso pesto, salt, and garlic powder. The next step is to blend all these ingredients together and cook them over the oven for about 5 to 10 minutes until your mixture starts to look like dough. After letting the cheese cool down, you can use it right away.
In this one, you should use 1 block of silken tofu instead. Add boiled carrots; apple cider vinegar; mustard, onion, and garlic powder; jalapeno, and soy milk. Mix all the ingredients and add them to a pan after you have melted the butter or poured the olive oil. Keep stirring for a solid 4 minutes until the texture gets heavier. You can serve this spread with some vegan nachos.
Deciding on leading a vegan lifestyle is definitely a better choice for our health, however, it’s still an extremely tough one to commit to. Finding replacements for our favorite meals is hard enough, let alone finding healthy tasty substitutes. This is why it’s always better to make everything yourself to be able to make sure of your food quality and your nutrient intake.