Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Mealtime Magic: Fall Tofu Recipes

Are you interested in healthy (plant-based) recipes for fall? Why not try tofu recipes that are delicious, organic and made from 100% U.S grown soybeans (with so many added health benefits)?
House Foods has a line of organic tofu and shirataki noodles (perfect pasta alternative with only 20 calories/per serving) for those looking for plant-based meal options.

Tofu Pumpkin Pie

1 pkg House Foods Premium or Organic Tofu Firm (14 oz.) drained and pressed
3/4 cup sugar
2 ½ Tbsp. lemon juice
1 tsp. cinnamon
½ tsp. salt
1 cup pumpkin puree
¼ tsp. nutmeg
¼ tsp. allspice
(optional: pinch of ground ginger)
1 9-inch graham cracker pie crust

1. Add tofu, sugar, lemon, vanilla, cinnamon and salt. Blend until smooth (at least 3 minutes).
2. Add remaining ingredients and blend an additional minute.
4. Pour filling into prepared crust and smooth surface.
5. Bake pie at 350° for 40-50 minutes, until the top has browned thoroughly. Cool and Serve.

Ginger Spiced Tofu Cupcakes

½ pkg House Foods Premium or Organic Tofu Soft, drained
2 tsp. Vanilla Extract
1/3 c. Vegetable Oil
1¼ c. Vegan Sugar
1 c. all purpose flour
½ cup whole wheat flour
2 tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. baking soda
½ tsp. salt
2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 Tbsp. ground ginger
¼ tsp. ground clove

Directions: Preheat oven to 350F. In a food processor, purée tofu, vanilla and oil until smooth. Once combined, add dry ingredients and pulse a few times.

With a spatula, scrape sides and bottom of food processor. Pulse a few times more. In a cupcake pan lined with wrappers, scoop in batter and bake for 20 min. or until done.

Once done, let cupcakes cool in pan. When they have cooled, top with desired frosting and serve.

 Hearty Chicken Soup with Tofu Shirataki

2 pkgs House Foods Tofu Shirataki Fettuccine shape
1 qrt low sodium chicken broth
1 c carrots, peeled and chopped
1 c celery, diced
1/2 c peas, frozen or canned
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 c onion, chopped
1 1/2 c chicken, cooked and cut into 1/2in. cubes
salt and pepper to taste

Prepare noodles according to package directions. Cut into manageable size. Set aside.

In a large pot, bring chicken broth to boil. bring chicken broth to boil. Add carrots, celery, onion, peas and garlic. Reduce heat and simmer until vegetables are cooked through.

Add chicken and Tofu Shirataki noodles and cook an additional 5 minutes; season with salt and pepper and stir. Serve hot.

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