In this section of our blog, we will introduce you to some new products and / or ingredients that will help you make delicious plant-based meals.
If you’ve been following our blog, you noticed in our first recipe that we call for something called tofu. Hmm….what is that?
Well, as you know, in order to make some cheeses from milk, the milk must go through a process where it is curdled and curds are created.
Tofu is basically the result of using a similar process on soy milk (made from soy beans, so sometimes tofu is called ‘bean curd’). This creates a very versatile, nutritious product that can be used for many things. One way it can be used is as a substitute for eggs in baking, like in our Apple Cake recipe. Also, you can use it in savory dishes like this one we had today: Orange Chicken Style Tofu.
So, is tofu available in Egypt? Well, yes. However, you have to be willing to go where it us. Until now, we have only been able to find it in Alfa Market in Zamalek. They only carry the fresh kind. [Tofu often comes in an air-tight package that can stay on your shelf for months. That’s not this kind.] But, if you are really interested in trying out the versatility of tofu, you can get the fresh kind and use it within about 10 days.
Here’s what it looks like:
And out of the package:
If you’re interested in getting just as much protein without all the cholesterol and fat, you should try tofu!