How To Make Baked Tofu for Salads, Sandwiches & Snacks — Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn

Baked tofu is magical. When hot from the oven, it's crispy on the outside and creamy in the middle — amazing tossed into a stir-fry or just eaten as a snack with whatever dipping sauce happens to be handy.

After the tofu cools, it becomes wonderfully firm and chewy. Now it's perfect for tossing with a lunch salad, crumbling into a sauce, or even slicing into a sandwich. Don't bother buying baked tofu again: Here's how to make it yourself, and make it even better.


Recipe: Tofu and Broccoli Green Curry — Recipes from The Kitchn

Remember that jar of green curry paste you bought for that one recipe you never made? Well, tonight it's going to be the key to one of the most delicious vegetarian recipes you can make when you're in a hurry. Take a cue from a favorite Thai takeout dish and make a fragrant green curry filled with tender cubes of tofu and broccoli, all in a coconut milk sauce layered with hints of pungent garlic, ginger, and fresh basil. In just 30 minutes you'll have a meal that's nothing short of hearty, fresh, and satisfying.


How To Make Miso Soup: The Best Method for Most Home Cooks — Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn

If you're new to working with the flavors often found in Japanese food, but need a place to start, consider miso soup the gateway. The ingredient list is short yet full of some of the most common ingredients used in Japanese cooking.

Making miso soup will also teach you a timeless and universal lesson about soup: A flavorful broth is the backbone of all great soups. Even more, you can use miso soup's essential ingredients — all of which are vegetarian in this recipe — in your everyday cooking or future exploration of Japanese cuisine.

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How To Scramble Tofu — Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn

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My 5-year-old daughter is currently on a month-long scrambled egg strike. She got tired of our regular morning scrambled eggs, but I still struggle to make sure she gets some protein to fuel her through the morning at school. Enter: scrambled tofu, the quick and easy alternative to scrambled eggs. Scrambled tofu has a similar texture to scrambled eggs, is just as versatile, and is infinitely customizable. With five ingredients and four simple steps, you can have a tofu scramble even on the busiest weekdays.


Recipe: Weeknight General Tso’s Tofu — Recipes from The Kitchn

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If you're tempted to order takeout tonight from your favorite Chinese restaurant, squash that urge and try this sweet and spicy tofu stir-fry instead. This dish comes together in the same amount of time it takes to steam rice, and the tofu gets browned and crispy without all the fuss of deep-frying.


Recipe: Sheet Pan Honey-Sesame Tofu and Green Beans — Recipes from The Kitchn

Perhaps the most time-intensive element of this recipe is waiting for the tofu to dry out. That's when you do the rest of the prep — making the sauce and cutting the veggies — so by the time you pop everything into the oven to cook, the 10 minutes or so it takes goes by in a flash. Would you expect anything less from a recipe from Damn Delicious?


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