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  •  I get extra-firm tofu from Trader Joes (3+ / 0-)
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    It's a must for Pad Thai. Don't use tofu for much of anything but oriental food. On the other hand, dead animals are definitely not appetizing.

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    by Crider on Sun Sep 29, 2013 at 06:05:35 PM PDT

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    •  I could live on pad thai. (3+ / 0-)
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      Of course, I was in a Thai restaurant just last night and ordered my food "tai pet" -- Thai hot -- and the results didn't cauterize my tongue.  Have I advanced, or were they just being nice?  Anyway, I could live on nothing but oriental food, so what the heck?  And I prefer my animals live too. :-)

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      by corvo on Sun Sep 29, 2013 at 06:08:55 PM PDT

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    •  each to his own (1+ / 0-)
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      I'll take a rabbit etouffee over tofu any day of the week.  

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      by Keith930 on Sun Sep 29, 2013 at 06:12:00 PM PDT

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      •  Rabbits are better on your lap, Keith (0+ / 0-)

        "Societies strain harder and harder to sustain the decadent opulence of the ruling class, even as it destroys the foundations of productivity and wealth." — Chris Hedges

        by Crider on Mon Sep 30, 2013 at 06:51:30 PM PDT

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    •  Freeze your tofu (3+ / 0-)
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      This is a good way to use tofu in cooking something other than oriental cuisine and it's healthier than commercial fake ground beef. Take firm or extra firm tofu and freeze it until solid (overnight or longer, depending on your freezer temp). Then take it out and thaw it. When thawed, squeeze as much liquid as you can out of it. Take the resulting spongy mass and either crumble it by hand or throw it into a food processor until it resembles coarse corn meal. Voila! you now have a ground beef substitute for spaghetti, sloppy Joes, or any recipe that calls for ground meat in some kind of sauce. It really absorbs the flavors of any sauce and tomato, soy, Worcestershire sauces, etc. darken it so it doesn't look "raw".

      •  I don't like the spongy texture (0+ / 0-)

        of frozen-and-thawed tofu.  That's why extra-firm is such a godsend.  

        Dogs from the street can have all the desirable qualities that one could want from pet dogs. Most adopted stray dogs are usually humble and exceptionally faithful to their owners as if they are grateful for this kindness. -- H.M. Bhumibol Adulyadej

        by corvo on Sun Sep 29, 2013 at 07:20:23 PM PDT

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