I generally don’t think of tofu as just a substitute for meat or other protein. I eat everything, and tofu is often my first choice. I love that it’s a healthy ingredient that can essentially take on any flavors added to it, making it incredibly versatile and fun to cook with. Convincing my sons of this though? That was a different story. “Too rubbery,” they’d both complain. It took quite a few attempts at different recipes to finally convince them that tofu is hardly different than their favorite chicken tenders—all it took was playing with the right flavor and texture combinations.
Having trouble getting your family to eat tofu, too? Turn to these delicious kid friendly tofu recipes that my kids love. Check them out in the slideshow.
Valentina's passion is food, and she loves spending time in her "kitchen retreat," as she refers to that room in her house. Valentina develops recipes for creative and comforting food that works perfectly for casual entertaining. Both her recipes and food photography have been featured many times on popular food websites and in print. Valentina shares her beautiful photographs as well as new and interesting recipes almost daily on her blog, Cooking on the Weekends.
Outside the worlds of food and photography, Valentina's other passion is her family (including her two young boys, her husband and her puppy, Maple.)
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