"Julie Bove" <[email protected]> wrote in message
>I tried making some tonight because I was told it was a good thing to eat
>for protein when you have gout. It didn't go over some well. Granted I
>didn't have some of the ingredients that the recipe called for. Namely
>Tamari and fresh ginger. The only other ingredient was a lot of fresh
>garlic which I did have. I used the regular soy sauce that I did have and
>a little powdered ginger. I also added some green onions because some of
>the reviewers for the recipe said that it didn't have a lot of flavor.
>You're supposed to cut it (extra firm tofu) in cubes, marinate it in the
>other ingredients then fry it for 20 minutes in a little oil.
> I also made some fried rice as best I could given the dietary limitations.
> For the vegetables I used zucchini and yellow summer squash, green onion,
> carrot, celery and 3 colors of bell pepper. The rice was brown and I used
> some of that egg product that is really only the whites of the egg colored
> yellow. Also garlic and soy sauce. Angela said that was good. But I did
> make a ton of it hoping that my husband would eat that. I had hoped if I
> didn't provide much else besides fruit and veg, he might just eat that.
> But it's looking like he won't.
> We have to go shopping tomorrow for some more groceries. So how else can
> I fix the tofu? Yes, I know it can be used in place of cheese but I don't
> need to do that because cheese isn't bad for gout.
> Or maybe I should just skip it totally. I think maybe he would be more
> likely to eat scrambled eggs with vegetables and a side of toast.
> I've never really had to deal with tofu before. I think I may have tried
> it once when I was younger and didn't like it. And I know I have had it
> a few times in a restaurant and didn't like it. But he usually likes
> foreign foods and loves garlic. I have found that he and the men in his
> family will eat pretty much anything so long as I put enough garlic or hot
> pepper in it. But this seems not to apply to the tofu.
I love tofu in stir frys with veggies.