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  1. #1
    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Do you eat tofu?

    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.



  2. #2
    Cheri Guest

    Default Re: Do you eat tofu?

    "Julie Bove" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:k1p3ml$dgi$[email protected]..
    >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.

    Cheri


  3. #3
    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Re: Do you eat tofu?


    "Cheri" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > "Julie Bove" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:k1p3ml$dgi$[email protected]..
    >>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.


    Thanks! I guess I hadn't really thought this one through. Stir fries are
    one thing nobody in this house will eat. Fried rice apparently being the
    exception. Angela said he did eat all of his rice. I tossed the rest of
    the tofu.



  4. #4
    Nick Cramer Guest

    Default Re: Do you eat tofu?

    "Julie Bove" <[email protected]> wrote:
    > 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.


    Un has used it in soups, noodle and Thai curry dishes for me. She's added
    fish, chicken, pork, daikon, bok choi and of course, garlic, mushroom,
    ginger, hot peppers, etc. It seems to absorb the flavors of what it's
    cooked with.

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  5. #5
    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Re: Do you eat tofu?


    "Nick Cramer" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:20120831042325.073$[email protected]..
    > "Julie Bove" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >> 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.

    >
    > Un has used it in soups, noodle and Thai curry dishes for me. She's added
    > fish, chicken, pork, daikon, bok choi and of course, garlic, mushroom,
    > ginger, hot peppers, etc. It seems to absorb the flavors of what it's
    > cooked with.


    Thanks!



  6. #6
    W. Baker Guest

    Default Re: Do you eat tofu?

    Julie Bove <[email protected]> wrote:

    : "Nick Cramer" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    : >
    : > Un has used it in soups, noodle and Thai curry dishes for me. She's added
    : > fish, chicken, pork, daikon, bok choi and of course, garlic, mushroom,
    : > ginger, hot peppers, etc. It seems to absorb the flavors of what it's
    : > cooked with.

    : Thanks!

    If your husband like hot and sour soup, it can be made vegetarian without
    a meat broth. I don't have a recipe but had one from a package of tofu at
    one time. You might try gooling for it. You can make a peppery as you
    like and that is the source of the heat for that soup.

    Wendy

  7. #7
    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Re: Do you eat tofu?


    "W. Baker" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:k1qkco$opm$[email protected]..
    > Julie Bove <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > : "Nick Cramer" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > : >
    > : > Un has used it in soups, noodle and Thai curry dishes for me. She's
    > added
    > : > fish, chicken, pork, daikon, bok choi and of course, garlic, mushroom,
    > : > ginger, hot peppers, etc. It seems to absorb the flavors of what it's
    > : > cooked with.
    >
    > : Thanks!
    >
    > If your husband like hot and sour soup, it can be made vegetarian without
    > a meat broth. I don't have a recipe but had one from a package of tofu at
    > one time. You might try gooling for it. You can make a peppery as you
    > like and that is the source of the heat for that soup.


    I don't think he likes it but I don't know.



  8. #8
    Peppermint Patootie Guest

    Default Re: Do you eat tofu?

    In article <20120831042325.073$[email protected]>,
    Nick Cramer <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Un has used it in soups, noodle and Thai curry dishes for me. She's added
    > fish, chicken, pork, daikon, bok choi and of course, garlic, mushroom,
    > ginger, hot peppers, etc. It seems to absorb the flavors of what it's
    > cooked with.


    I grew up eating tofu, and when I was a kid it was somewhat exotic. We
    had to buy it (out of a bucket) from the back of an Asian gift store on
    Broadway or go down to Chinatown. We never dreamed of growing up in a
    world in which we could buy it in most supermarkets.

    I have a tub in my fridge right now. I use it in stirfries, sour-hot
    soup, pork soup with cabbage, and so on.

    PP
    --
    "What you fail to understand is that criticising established authority by means
    of argument and evidence is a crucial aspect of how science works."
    - Chris Malcolm

  9. #9
    Peppermint Patootie Guest

    Default Re: Do you eat tofu?

    In article <k1qkco$opm$[email protected]>,
    "W. Baker" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Julie Bove <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > : "Nick Cramer" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > : >
    > : > Un has used it in soups, noodle and Thai curry dishes for me. She's added
    > : > fish, chicken, pork, daikon, bok choi and of course, garlic, mushroom,
    > : > ginger, hot peppers, etc. It seems to absorb the flavors of what it's
    > : > cooked with.
    >
    > : Thanks!
    >
    > If your husband like hot and sour soup, it can be made vegetarian without
    > a meat broth. I don't have a recipe but had one from a package of tofu at
    > one time. You might try gooling for it. You can make a peppery as you
    > like and that is the source of the heat for that soup.
    >
    > Wendy


    I think I posted a recipe for sour-hot soup here a few months ago.

    PP
    --
    "What you fail to understand is that criticising established authority by means
    of argument and evidence is a crucial aspect of how science works."
    - Chris Malcolm

  10. #10
    Janet Wilder Guest

    Default Re: Do you eat tofu?

    I used to like the Chinese firm tofu (bean curd) in stir frys better
    than the mushier Japanese tofu.

    I have to avoid soy products now because of thyroid disease.

    --
    Janet Wilder
    Way-the-heck-south Texas
    Spelling doesn't count. Cooking does.

  11. #11
    W. Baker Guest

    Default Re: Do you eat tofu?

    Peppermint Patootie <[email protected]> wrote:
    : In article <k1qkco$opm$[email protected]>,
    : "W. Baker" <[email protected]> wrote:

    : > Julie Bove <[email protected]> wrote:
    : >
    : > : "Nick Cramer" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    : > : >
    : > : > Un has used it in soups, noodle and Thai curry dishes for me. She's added
    : > : > fish, chicken, pork, daikon, bok choi and of course, garlic, mushroom,
    : > : > ginger, hot peppers, etc. It seems to absorb the flavors of what it's
    : > : > cooked with.
    : >
    : > : Thanks!
    : >
    : > If your husband like hot and sour soup, it can be made vegetarian without
    : > a meat broth. I don't have a recipe but had one from a package of tofu at
    : > one time. You might try gooling for it. You can make a peppery as you
    : > like and that is the source of the heat for that soup.
    : >
    : > Wendy

    : I think I posted a recipe for sour-hot soup here a few months ago.

    : PP
    : --
    : "What you fail to understand is that criticising established authority by means
    : of argument and evidence is a crucial aspect of how science works."
    : - Chris Malcolm
    I seem to remember that too, but I checked my recipe file but had not
    saved it. Perhaps too much pork or something like that, because I just
    love that soup!

    Wendy

  12. #12
    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Re: Do you eat tofu?


    "Peppermint Patootie" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news[email protected]..
    > In article <20120831042325.073$[email protected]>,
    > Nick Cramer <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> Un has used it in soups, noodle and Thai curry dishes for me. She's added
    >> fish, chicken, pork, daikon, bok choi and of course, garlic, mushroom,
    >> ginger, hot peppers, etc. It seems to absorb the flavors of what it's
    >> cooked with.

    >
    > I grew up eating tofu, and when I was a kid it was somewhat exotic. We
    > had to buy it (out of a bucket) from the back of an Asian gift store on
    > Broadway or go down to Chinatown. We never dreamed of growing up in a
    > world in which we could buy it in most supermarkets.
    >
    > I have a tub in my fridge right now. I use it in stirfries, sour-hot
    > soup, pork soup with cabbage, and so on.


    Thanks! I don't think any of that would work for gout, except for the stir
    fries which nobody in this house will eat.



  13. #13
    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Re: Do you eat tofu?


    "Janet Wilder" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:5041292d$0$1211$c3e8da3$[email protected] b.com...
    >I used to like the Chinese firm tofu (bean curd) in stir frys better than
    >the mushier Japanese tofu.
    >
    > I have to avoid soy products now because of thyroid disease.


    Yeah. Angela and I avoid soy for the same reasons. I guess I will just try
    serving him some egg product instead. He didn't touch the tofu. No sense
    in trying it again.



  14. #14
    Peppermint Patootie Guest

    Default Re: Do you eat tofu?

    In article <k1raku$pes$[email protected]>,
    "W. Baker" <[email protected]> wrote:
    > Peppermint Patootie <[email protected]> wrote:
    > : In article <k1qkco$opm$[email protected]>,
    > : "W. Baker" <[email protected]> wrote:
    > : > If your husband like hot and sour soup, it can be made vegetarian without
    > : > a meat broth. I don't have a recipe but had one from a package of tofu
    > : > at
    > : > one time. You might try gooling for it. You can make a peppery as you
    > : > like and that is the source of the heat for that soup.
    > : I think I posted a recipe for sour-hot soup here a few months ago.
    > I seem to remember that too, but I checked my recipe file but had not
    > saved it. Perhaps too much pork or something like that, because I just
    > love that soup!


    You can adapt it not to have any pork. Dark meat chicken would do
    great, I would think.

    PP

  15. #15
    W. Baker Guest

    Default Re: Do you eat tofu?

    Peppermint Patootie <[email protected]> wrote:
    : In article <k1raku$pes$[email protected]>,
    : "W. Baker" <[email protected]> wrote:
    : > Peppermint Patootie <[email protected]> wrote:
    : > : In article <k1qkco$opm$[email protected]>,
    : > : "W. Baker" <[email protected]> wrote:
    : > : > If your husband like hot and sour soup, it can be made vegetarian without
    : > : > a meat broth. I don't have a recipe but had one from a package of tofu
    : > : > at
    : > : > one time. You might try gooling for it. You can make a peppery as you
    : > : > like and that is the source of the heat for that soup.
    : > : I think I posted a recipe for sour-hot soup here a few months ago.
    : > I seem to remember that too, but I checked my recipe file but had not
    : > saved it. Perhaps too much pork or something like that, because I just
    : > love that soup!

    : You can adapt it not to have any pork. Dark meat chicken would do
    : great, I would think.

    : PP

    Since I can't find your recipe, woul you min sendign it either to the
    group or to me? As the evenings are getting cooler up hee in the
    mountains and today I even wore a light flannel shirt, it is time to think
    of hot soups again and thatcan be a nic elow carb one if not thickened
    with cornsstarch. I wonder how it would be with an egg in it as a kind of
    hot and sour egg drop soup:-) kind of a mixed soupaphore.

    Wendy

  16. #16
    Nana.Wilson Guest

    Default Re: Do you eat tofu?

    I use it in me smoothies!! YUM

    Nana

    "Julie Bove" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:k1rdt8$hrn$[email protected]..
    >
    > "Janet Wilder" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:5041292d$0$1211$c3e8da3$[email protected] b.com...
    >>I used to like the Chinese firm tofu (bean curd) in stir frys better than
    >>the mushier Japanese tofu.
    >>
    >> I have to avoid soy products now because of thyroid disease.

    >
    > Yeah. Angela and I avoid soy for the same reasons. I guess I will just
    > try serving him some egg product instead. He didn't touch the tofu. No
    > sense in trying it again.
    >




  17. #17
    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Re: Do you eat tofu?


    "Nana.Wilson" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:k23for$qhm$[email protected]..
    >I use it in me smoothies!! YUM


    Now that sounds kind of weird. But whatever works for ya!



  18. #18
    Peppermint Patootie Guest

    Default Re: Do you eat tofu?

    In article <k23dbe$5rt$[email protected]>,
    "W. Baker" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Peppermint Patootie <[email protected]> wrote:
    > : In article <k1raku$pes$[email protected]>,
    > : "W. Baker" <[email protected]> wrote:
    > : > Peppermint Patootie <[email protected]> wrote:
    > : > : In article <k1qkco$opm$[email protected]>,
    > : > : "W. Baker" <[email protected]> wrote:
    > : > : > If your husband like hot and sour soup, it can be made vegetarian
    > : > : > without
    > : > : > a meat broth. I don't have a recipe but had one from a package of
    > : > : > tofu
    > : > : > at
    > : > : > one time. You might try gooling for it. You can make a peppery as
    > : > : > you
    > : > : > like and that is the source of the heat for that soup.
    > : > : I think I posted a recipe for sour-hot soup here a few months ago.
    > : > I seem to remember that too, but I checked my recipe file but had not
    > : > saved it. Perhaps too much pork or something like that, because I just
    > : > love that soup!
    >
    > : You can adapt it not to have any pork. Dark meat chicken would do
    > : great, I would think.
    >
    > : PP
    >
    > Since I can't find your recipe, woul you min sendign it either to the
    > group or to me? As the evenings are getting cooler up hee in the
    > mountains and today I even wore a light flannel shirt, it is time to think
    > of hot soups again and thatcan be a nic elow carb one if not thickened
    > with cornsstarch. I wonder how it would be with an egg in it as a kind of
    > hot and sour egg drop soup:-) kind of a mixed soupaphore.
    >
    > Wendy


    I'll see if I can find it. I typed it in from the book, and I'm not
    looking to do that again, but if I can find it on google, I'll repost it.

    PP

  19. #19
    Peppermint Patootie Guest

    Default Re: Do you eat tofu?

    In article
    <[email protected]>,
    Peppermint Patootie <[email protected]> wrote:

    > I'll see if I can find it. I typed it in from the book, and I'm not
    > looking to do that again, but if I can find it on google, I'll repost it.


    Ah! I posted it over in alt.support.diabetes. Here it is again:

    Originally posted on May 8, 2012


    I'll put it just as Mme. Chao writes it and allow you to make the
    changes you want. I'll have some comments of my own after the recipe.

    ***** Begin quoted recipe

    From _How to Cook and Eat in Chinese_ by Buwei Yang Chao.

    (This is the edition I grew up with:
    http://www.amazon.com/cook-Chinese-B...I6VDU/ref=sr_1

    _9?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1336531462&sr=1-9 )

    Sour-Hot Soup

    This is also a very famous soup that sometimes will help you get rid of
    leftovers. But sometimes we also purposely make it with fresh
    materials. Whichever its origin, it is a most appetizing soup, if
    properly made, and is very helpful when one is not hungry but has to
    eat.

    The eggs and characteristic seasoning exist in all kinds of Sour-Hot
    soup. As to the other things you can ad lib; they can be fish, meat,
    shrimps, bean curd, etc. Even the water itself can be replaced by
    chicken soup, meat soup, made from boiling meat bones, etc.

    3 eggs
    7 cups water or any soup
    1 teaspoon salt
    2 Tablespoons soy sauce
    1/2 teaspoon taste powder (omit if you use soup instead of water)
    2 Tablespoons cornstarch
    3 Tablespoons vinegar
    1/4 teaspoon black pepper
    1/2 lb of any other materials chopped in small pieces

    Mix salt, soy sauce, taste powder, and cornstarch with 1 cup cold water
    or soup. Then put it in 6 cups of boiling water or soup. Keep a low
    fire while doing the following:

    Beat 3 eggs and pour very slowly into the soup. Keep stirring the soup
    while pouring the eggs. Then add in the vinegar and pepper and any
    other materials. If you have meat slices, prepare them as in meat-slice
    recipes before adding into the soup.

    ***** End quoted recipe

    I usually put in Chinese "long" cabbage (aka celery cabbage -- what I
    grew up knowing as "Chinese cabbage") sliced thin, cubes of firm tofu,
    sliced or chunked mushrooms, lily buds (from the Asian market), and
    sliced pork that I've marinated in soy sauce. (If I consumed alcohol
    I'd add some dry sherry to the marinade.) I use the dark, flavorful,
    more fatty pork which is sold in the Asian market as "pork shoulder
    butt." That dry white stuff that Anglos eat isn't really food, to my
    taste. It's more like a construction product. ;-)

    I prefer the flavor of tofu which I buy in Asian markets -- preferably
    taken out of a big plastic bucket and dropped into a plastic baggie,
    which is then tied, but that's hard to find anymore. ;-) Nowadays most
    of it is sold in plastic tubs with lids or those square plastic boxes
    with clear plastic top. The kind one finds in Whole Foods and the like
    doesn't have the good sour edge to the flavor, and the texture is often
    too grainy. I like to age mine a bit to get a little more of the good
    flavor.

    "Taste powder" is MSG (aji no moto). I grew up with a tin of it in the
    cupboard. My father used it in Chinese cooking, and I never developed a
    reaction to it until I was an adult. Nowadays it gives me migraines, so
    I never use it.

    For "soy sauce" I use "light soy" from the Asian market. There's a
    brand I like which is less than $2 per liter. "Dark soy" and "mushroom
    soy" and many other kinds of soy are different, and you don't want them
    in this recipe.

    I always use a meat stock, for a fuller flavor. For me, pork.

    This is about the right spiciness for me. I don't like really spicy
    food, but this is good. Black pepper is a different kind of hot (to my
    tongue) than all those chillies.

    I find sour-hot soup is wonderful in cold weather, particularly if one
    has a cold. :-)

    Eat it in good health!

    Priscilla

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    Default Re: Do you eat tofu?


    "Julie Bove" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    >
    > "Nana.Wilson" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:k23for$qhm$[email protected]..
    >>I use it in me smoothies!! YUM

    >
    > Now that sounds kind of weird. But whatever works for ya!

    NAY!! You can use soy milk or yoghurt. Tofu will take on the flavour of
    other things, so why not?

    Nana



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