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Tofu is considered to be one of the most versatile ingredients in cooking and is a staple vegan and vegetarian plant-based diets.

If there is an ingredient that your kitchen should always have, it should be tofu. According to research, this food may contribute to reducing the risk of getting stroke and other cardiovascular diseases by reducing bad cholesterol levels. 

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Regular consumption of tofu could also prevent obesity as it is extremely low in cholesterol and fat content. Whether you're adding a little crispy side-dish to your meal, or if you're eating it as your main course for good health, there are so many ways to prepare the world's beloved tofu. When left alone, in truth, tofu is quite bland. But it is an ingredient that can transform and work its way into a variety of scrumptious dishes. 

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Pan-Fried Sesame Garlic Tofu

The pan-fried sesame garlic tofu is the perfect topping for sticky rice. The strong flavours of soy sauce and its crisped batter will definitely complement the almost plain-tasting tofu, transforming it into a yummy treat.

Ingredients

  • Sesame oil
  • Low sodium soy sauce
  • Cornstarch
  • Garlic
  • Agave – May also use pure maple syrup or brown sugar
  • Sriracha hot sauce
  • Steamed Broccoli

Click here to see the full recipe.

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Crispy Baked Orange Tofu

Let the sweet-tart taste of orange give life to your these delicate tofu cubes. This crispy baked orange tofu recipe is a great substitute for your favourite Chinese style lemon chicken.

Ingredients

  • Cubed tofu
  • Vegetable broth
  • Fresh squeezed orange juice (from a few oranges)
  • Sugar (or other sweeteners)
  • Rice Vinegar
  • Low sodium soy sauce (or tamari for gluten free)
  • Garlic
  • Ginger
  • Sriracha hot sauce

Click here for the full recipe.

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Spicy Korean Style Tofu

Add a little spice to your meal with the Korean cuisine-inspired tofu dish. The spices blend perfectly with the pan-fried plain tofu. To complete the experience, you might want to add it on top of kimchi fried rice! 

Ingredients

  • Cubed tofu
  • Soy sauce
  • Sugar
  • Korean chilli peppers

Click here for the full recipe. 

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Sizzling Tofu Sisig

There is a way to enjoy the Pinoy favourite sisig without having to incorporate pork in your meal. This sizzling tofu sisig tastes almost the same as regular sisig but tofu tidbits are used instead of meat. 

Ingredients

  • Butter or oil for sauteing
  • Onions and garlic
  • Calamansi juice
  • Tofu (chopped)
  • Bell pepper
  • Chilli pepper
  • Mayonnaise 

Click here to see the full recipe. 

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Tofu Burger

While burger joints and restaurants battle over the 'best burger' title, it is nice to know that this classic bite can be tweaked to be made plant-based by using tofu. The tofu burger can give you the satisfaction of consuming meat if dressed, seasoned and cooked correctly.

Ingredients

  • Two teaspoons of vegetable oil
  • Chopped onion
  • Celery
  • Egg
  • Cheddar Cheese
  • Vegetable oil 
  • Package firm tofu

Click here to see the full recipe. 

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