Sunday, September 26, 2010

Tofu Dishes

Tofu dishes are healthy, easy and tasty. Tofu is a simple ingredient but high in nutrients. These 10 minute recipes are convenient lunch and dinner meals and at the same time great supplemental teachers.
 Tofu is a natural protein supplement. An alternative to meat. Half a cup of tofu has 10 grams of protein. An adult requires about 50 grams and children about 25 to 30 grams depending on their age. Have a look at these 10 minutes tofu recipes.

I keep to the basic recipe and typically expand on it depending on the main dish and mood of the day. Let your kids and yourself experiment and expand on the dish according to your preference.

Examples – tofu soup, fried tofu and onions, stir fried tofu and bean sprouts, tofu and vegetables, tofu in noodles soup or fried noodles, tofu salads, tofu in curries and the list goes on.

 Tofu is a no fuss dish.

Tofu Recipes for People Who Can't Boil Water: The Fast Way to Wonderful Vegetarian Meals With Tofu

Keep to the basics and expand on it.

Basic Ingredient List

1. Chopped onion, ginger and garlic (some prefer strips of ginger only)
2. Tofu
3. Chicken stock (or water)
4. Salt or soya sauce to taste
5. Oil

Fry the onion, ginger and garlic
Add water or chicken stock
Add the tofu and soya sauce
Chop up some parsley or onion leaves for taste and flavor

From the basics, you can make the dish tastier. Remember the story about the Man and the Magic Stone?

Tofu and vegetable Stir Fried

Vary the recipe with other ingridients.

Tofu and Vegetable with Soup Thickened with Corn Flour
1. Add minced chicken to the onion, ginger and garlic
Tofu Soup with Veetables
Noodles and Tofu

2. Add vegetables of your choice when the soup is boiling
3. Add more water or chicken stock if you want have soup
4. Add noodles
5. Fry the tofu with bean sprouts
6. For salads – mix the above with your salads

Teaching Notes:
1.  Nutrition Basics of Tofu
What nutrition does tofu have? Large doses of protein. Why do you need protein? To build muscles and provide energy.
2. What is tofu made off?
Soya milk. It is a common dish in Asia. Tofu originated from China. Where is China?  What are bean sprout? Lets grow them.

3. Fractions and numbers
Shall we use half a tofu or all of it? Quarter, one third?

Bean Sprouts

Parents, see where I am going with this? You can go on teaching right there in the kitchen. From one point and answer, expand to the next…

Happy Cooking and Teaching!

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