10 Easy Ways to Prepare Tofu


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Simple Desserts

It's no surprise that tofu is nutritious in savory dishes, but it's also a great addition to desserts. You know you can use it as a cream or cheese substitute, but it can also take the place of eggs in recipes that aren't using egg as a leavening agent. Instead of cream cheese or ricotta, try silken tofu. It's an inspired solution when you're preparing a dessert for someone who is lactose intolerant. Tofu is often made using calcium sulfate to set the curds as part of the extraction process. This makes it a good source of calcium for people who avoid dairy.

The berry fruit shake below is a sweet treat, but why not use sweetened silken tofu as a fresh fruit dip with apples, peaches and strawberries, too?

  • Blueberry Mousse
  • Vegan Cheesecake with Hemp!
  • Orange Crepes

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