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Tofu 1-2-3 [Paperback]

Maribeth Abrams
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Book Description

September 19, 2006
At last! Terrific, healthy tofu dishes that don’t look or taste like tofu!

Experts increasingly tout the benefits of soy in a healthy diet, and soy consumption in the U.S. has more than doubled since 1999. Natural foods expert Maribeth Abrams shows even the most skeptical cooks how tofu can be used creatively in great-tasting recipes for everything from Corn Chowder to Hot Fiesta Dip to Chocolate Cream Pie. This book features 125 cholesterol-free recipes and 16 color photos, plus tofu tips, cooking methods, nutrition information, and more. It demystifies tofu for mainstream home cooks with simple, healthy recipes that turn tofu-phobes into tofu-fans!



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From the Back Cover

Tofu like you've never seen...or tasted!

You've heard all the raves about the wonders of soy: it's low-sodium, low-fat, and cholesterol-free. You want to incorporate it in your diet to improve your lifestyle, but when you see a big brick of tofu sitting in your supermarket, you find yourself asking, "What on earth can I do with it?" Or maybe you already cookwith tofu, but are stumped when it comes to finding new ideas and dishes to try.

Now Tofu 1-2-3 comes to the rescue with 125 classic recipes that show you just how versatile—and tasty—tofu can be. Imagine Blueberry-Buckwheat Pancakes and Sloppy Joes that are just as good as the ones your mom used to make. Discover contemporary flavors in dishes like Beer-Battered Coconut Tofu with Apricot-Dijon Dipping Sauce, Teriyaki Wrap, and Garden Vegetable Chili with Kale and Black Beans. From great-tasting smoothies and creamy soups to super salads, main dishes, and desserts (even Chocolate Mousse!), this book will show you that tofu means more than just stir-fry.

Complete with nutrition information and easy-to-follow advice on buying and cooking with different types of tofu, this guide is a must-have for anyone interested in taking healthy eating to a whole new level.

About the Author

Maribeth Abrams is a consultant at Vitasoy USA, a former consultant of WholeSoy Inc., and former managing editor of Vegetarian Voice magazine. She appears regularly at cooking demonstrations and as a guest on television and radio programs, and is the host of the DVD Tofu 1-2-3.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 220 pages
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; 1 edition (September 19, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0471748099
  • ISBN-13: 978-0471748090
  • Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 0.7 x 8.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #837,203 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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48 of 48 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "30 Minute" Tofu Meals February 8, 2007
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I've been a vegetarian most of life, but have unsuccessfully found a good, simple tofu cookbook - until now. I've made numerous recipes from this book and every recipe is easy, quick and delicious. It is gourmet without the elusive ingredients. If you like to cook, you'll most likely have all of the ingredients in your pantry. The first recipe I made was the tofu chocolate mousse (go light on the almond extract) for my semi-vegetarian husband. He couldn't even tell it was tofu. I HIGHLY recommend this cookbook.
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34 of 34 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great way to sneak tofu in... October 6, 2006
By Lemot66
Format:Paperback
The author of this book does a great job of sneaking tofu into dishes so that you can't really tell it's there -- perfect for someone who's a vegetarian, but has to cook for meat-eaters that are afraid of big blocks of tofu.
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27 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Maribeth is clever, funny and prolific. May 3, 2007
Format:Paperback
This is a cookbook that is easy to read. Not only that, but I have found that a high percentage of the recipes are useable and appealing. That says a lot about a cookbook in my estimation. A real pleasure. Though each of these dishes contain tofu of some type, you wouldn't know it by sight or taste. Try the hot apples with cashew cream!
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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Beginning or Advanced tofu book out there! August 5, 2009
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Let me outline the good stuff about this book because I really don't want you to miss anything and can't say enough great things about it!!
1) The first 3 weeks I cut out meat from my diet using recipes only from this book, I dropped 10 pounds without even trying.

2) My family didn't even know I was using tofu and they asked for 2nd's much more often and even when I told them it was tofu, the recipes I used were requested by them again.

3) I get to be adventerous in the kitchen (or at leas I feel that way) My favorite recipe (super hard to pick just one!) is Thai style tofu with Butternut Squash SUPER DUPER YUMMY! You have no idea! I'd never cooked anything with butternut squash before using this book.

4) I've never cooked with tofu before using this book. It has the tofu for dummies (my own title) section in front w/the simple basics PLUS more. Then, multiple sections of foods such as: entree's, desert, soups, etc etc to prepare. The recipes are simple and easy enough to modify to add your own zest (I prefer additional spicy and extra veggies). Every single recipe (at least half of them now and almost all of the entree's) I've used from this book were beyond fantastic.

5) The only thing I recommend, is if you have a question, go check it out online, eg.. I didn't know what 'Nutritional Yeast flakes' were but looked online, went to sprouts and got some and add it to tofu recipes that have it added (most of the time it's optional) as well as add it other things now too. There were only a few similar things in there that I'd never heard of, otherwise, a cookbook for anyone, simple, easy to follow, very very healthy.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nuts about Tofu! September 17, 2008
By Yuni
Format:Paperback
I've been in a tofu kick recently but I was getting tired of the usual Asian tofu stir-fry recipes. This book features classic American recipes that feature tofu in them, thus making them much much healthier. I love that the book is very approachable for both meat and non-meat-eaters alike. I love trying out the recipes that camouflage tofu in them. I mean, who would've thought that one can make cookies with tofu? Not only are the recipes simple and healthy, they are also very delicious! Most of the ingredients required are accessible and can be easily found in most supermarkets. I like that the author also takes the time to introduce the less familliar ingredients and how to store and pre-treat tofu (eg. draining, rinsing and drawing out most of the moisture) to optimize its flavor. Overall, this is a great buy for anyone who wants to incorporate this healthy food into his/her diet!
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best! April 6, 2008
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Great food easy to make. Recipes are very clear and the ingredients are familiar. It has become a family favorite.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Book May 3, 2008
By Debra G
Format:Paperback
This is such a great book. I have yet to make a recipe that is not tasty. The great thing is that the recipes are easy, fast and taste great! If you are trying to learn to cook with tofu, this is the best book!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Delicious, quick and easy recipes July 28, 2009
Format:Paperback
I'm a lifelong vegetarian who loves to cook. Until recently, I was dating a vegan who was learning to cook. He picked up this book randomly at the store one day, and I have to say, I was stunned at how good the recipes are. There are a ton of unusual and unique ones that I've never heard of before, which is a nice change since most cookbooks tend to stick to the same vegetarian standbys. The sunny carrot tostadas on pg. 150 are absolutely fantastic and easy to make. I would highly recommend this book to any vegetarian who wants to expand their repertoire to include some easier but still delicious foods.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars The book contains plenty of easy to make deserts and other dishes
The book contains plenty of easy to make deserts and other dishes. I would recommend this book to anyone looking for a healthy alternative.
Published 8 months ago by Paulette W.
4.0 out of 5 stars A great guide for beginners
I've tried cooking tofu before and it was awful. Now I know why. In the introduction, Ms. Abrams explains the different types of tofu and how to prep them for cooking. Read more
Published 15 months ago by jade
5.0 out of 5 stars great service and quality
ordered the book for work- we have a lending library and this book is very popular- so popular that it was taken and never returned. Read more
Published 19 months ago by Larry Heath
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Recipes
I saw this at someone's home and decided, after looking through it, that I would IMMEDIATELY order it online. Read more
Published 24 months ago by T. Layne
4.0 out of 5 stars Some delicious - others you need to add spice to your liking
I bought this book well over 2 years ago. I like to try quite a few recipes before I review a cook book. Read more
Published on February 28, 2013 by M. Daams
2.0 out of 5 stars Tofu 1-2-3 and 4-5-6-7-8
That should be the proper title of this book. This book is disappointing not because of the amount of recipes but because of the complexity. Read more
Published on December 19, 2010 by Joseph Steiner
3.0 out of 5 stars Mediocre
When I found this in the bookstore, I was very excited about having some recipes on hand for using tofu. Read more
Published on September 26, 2010 by Kara Finley
4.0 out of 5 stars Yummy Tofu? YES!!
This cookbook is a keeper! I borrowed it from the library, but now I'm going to BUY one because I don't want to give it back! The Chocolate Mousse is awesome!
Published on May 15, 2010
5.0 out of 5 stars Exciting Book
I was very excited to receive this book. I am a new vegetarian. The recipes are easy and delicious and there are lots of suggestions.
Published on April 18, 2010 by Debra Sharpe
4.0 out of 5 stars Very helpful!
As a newbie to tofu cookery and tofu baking, this book is truly helpful. Ms. Abrams does a fantastic job of laying out necessary details for those not familiar with this big,... Read more
Published on February 28, 2009 by TheyCallMeMom
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