Pondering the Tofu. Wikipedia to the rescue!
“tofu products can be split into two main categories: fresh tofu, which is produced directly from soy milk, and processed tofu, which is produced from fresh tofu.”
Off to the Wiki article to inform yourself about the product.
Oh my. This tofu stuff is complicated —-> “When buying tofu, be sure to read the label first”
(pic from geishablog)
As with so many foods some folks are allergic to soy. Is it any surprise Wiki has info about this topic, also? —-> Poke Me
With the tofu-related reading from this most recent research and some minor past poking around to create this post –> Beloved Sandwich I remember that unique taste created by the elementary grade cafeterias that once were the norm in California schools before the USA’s ruling elites declared class war upon USA society and the masses of commoners and funding dried up as ever-more wealth was diverted ever-upwards to feed the greedy parasites on top of the pyramid-shaped socio-economic hierarchy.
But, economics, despite being so prominent in the news and rightly so, is typically only briefly mentioned in most of my postings in my various blogs covering different unrelated topics.
The “cafeteria ladies” (bless their souls) did their best to feed the hordes of young vile spawn Baby Boomers infesting the schools of the 1950s, 1960s and early 1970s.
As we overfilled the schools with our swarming multitudes, overwhelming the educational infrastructures of an unprepared USA, our lunch-time hunger cried out for vittles and those wonderful ladies did their best to prepare the tastiest foods possible on limited budgets.
One method of stretching the food budget was adding soy protein to ground cow to extend the meat. A common meal was a gravy-covered “hamburger” patty with a scoop of mashed potatoes alongside.
I believe the mashed taters were powdered and that many of the foods were government surplus (likely from the not-too-distant Korean and World War 2 affairs) but that was okay; I relished those meals, especially on those cold and rainy wintertime northern California days when the aromas and warm food while the wind-lashed rain filled the air.
Missing that special taste of past burger patties with soy mixed in and the yumminess of the Wrangler/Longhorn sandwich I will have to obtain some of that soy and mix it with cheap on-sale ground cow for economic, health and taste reasons.
Here’s a recipe—> Reinventing the School Meal with Soy
As typical, a Web search reveals a HUGE number of Web sites offering many types of information, opinions, recipes, etc. about tofu and soy bean products in general.
For those wanting or needing to limit their carbohydrate intake tofu and other soy-based products may be one path to follow but as with all food and other things you put into your body I recommend that you educate yourself and/or seek an expert’s opinion.
Remember, I am an expert about nothing but I am chock-full of opinions but NEVER rely upon my OPINION(S) folks.
I just performed a Google search using “tofu recipe” as the search term.
I poked at the link to www.food.com and used their on-site search engine using “tofu.”
In the blink of an eye I read “We returned 3,121 recipes for…tofu”