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Old 03-18-2007, 01:52 PM   #1
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Tofu baby recipes

I am wanting to offer my DS tofu, but can't seem to come up with any good baby-friendly recipes. Also, silken, soft, or firm- which consistency is best? I have a baby food cookbook, but it is kinda lame with the suggestions. It suggests that silken is the best to serve raw, but other than that doesn't give too much info.
I have sauteed it with some Terriaki sce, but am worried about the sodium in that.
He just turned 1, and only has 3 teeth, so he is still pretty much only mashing food just yet. I am wanting to give him more protein than just cheese, yogurt, etc.
TIA for your suggestions!

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Old 03-18-2007, 03:15 PM   #2
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Re: Tofu baby recipes

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I personally can't stand silken tofu raw, but I love marinated firm tofu

You can marinate in whatever you like (at leasst a ha;f hour) then bake in the oven...here are a couple of recipes:

Baked Tofu
1 lb. firm or extra-firm water packed tofu
1 teaspoon vegetarian chicken-flavored broth powder or salt to taste

Preheat oven to 350. Drain tofu and pat dry. Slice into 3⁄4-inch slices. Depending on how you slice, you’ll have 4 or 8 slices. Cut slices into triangles as if you’re slicing a pie – making 4 triangles if you started with 8 tofu slices, or 8 triangles if you started with 4 slices.

Sprinkle tofu triangles with broth powder or salt lightly. Bake on a greased baking sheet for about 35 minutes until golden, turning slices over once during cooking.

Tofu Basil Ricotta (okay...I will admit...I eat this out of the bowl, I like it so much so it doesn't have to be used in a recipe...

recipe by Isa Chandrowitz from www.theppk.com

1 pound firm tofu, pressed
2 tsp lemon juice
2 tsp olive oil
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup nutritional yeast flakes
handful fresh basil leaves, chopped fine (ten leaves or so)
dash fresh black pepper

In a large bowl, mush the tofu up with your hands, till it's crumbly.

Add lemon juice, garlic, salt and pepper and basil. Mush with hands again, this time you want it to get very mushy so squeeze through your fingers and mush until it reaches the consistency of ricotta cheese. May take 2-5 minutes.

Add olive oil, stir with fork. Add nutritional yeast and combine all ingredients well. Use a fork now, because the oil will make it sticky. Cover and refigerate until ready to use.

Tofu Loaf (I haven't tried this yet, been wanting to..but it was recommended on MDC)

1 1/2 lbs (24oz) firm tofu mashed
1 med onion finely diced
1 C rolled oats
2 med cloves garlic minced
1/2 C chopped parsley
1/4 C Braggs Liquid Aminos
1/3 C tomato paste
2 T Dijon mustard
1/4 tsp black pepper
olive oil based cooking spray

Mix all ingredients together thoroughly. Press mixture into oiled loaf pan. Bake 1 hour at 350 degrees. Let cool 15-20 mins.

Hope you find something your baby likes!!!
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AWESOME! Thanks for the great recipes. I look forward to trying them- not sure if I am brave enough for the tofu loaf, but it does sound interesting!
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Doesn't matter which one you give raw. They make tofu in different consistencies so that you can cook with it. Firm is good for making tofu steaks or stuffed tofu. If you try to make steaks or stuffed using silken or soft, it will just fall apart.

I feed my dd tofu and she loves it! lol i just give it to her raw with no shoyu or salt or teri sauce.
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