For a while I’ve been trying to get more protein in our diet and there’s only so much chicken that you can eat. So I’ve been on a quest to make at least one of our meals a week Vegan. It’s not that I don’t like meat or poultry but since we were touched by cancer last year, I have actively tried to make sure that we only ate good, healthy, wholesome food. We banished processed food, so out went sugar, dairy, and in came soya milk, organic everything, and unprocessed natural choices. So far we’ve been doing well, but after trying scrambled tofu last year, I always had a hankering to add some more tofu into our diet. And finally I’ve found something that I love and Andy will eat without any issue.
Thankfully the technique of grabbing the cheese cloth, wrapping it round the tofu, placing between 2 chopping boards, over the sink with many tins on top has been vanquished to the halls of time. Now we have a neophyte to the cause. Tofu Press from Tofuture. A handy little tool, gadget, gizmo, appliance which is quite simply, genius. A 3 piece marvel that makes that liquid removal a breeze that takes away all the inconvenience of tins, books and baby elephants being precariously balanced, in the search of something that will ultimately taste amazing, but whose preparation inevitably puts off the majority of its end users.
It’s really easy to use. Pop your tofu in the basket, add the top, then just secure the bands on any one of the 3 lips. Leave this 24 hours and your tofu will be pressed and ready for action. Easy squeezy.
We wanted something quick to prepare and eat this weekend as we had a lot on so popped in the tofu last night before bed. This evening, pulled it out the fridge, grabbed the tofu which by now had a good portion of its fluid removed by gentle pressure. Cut it up, breaded it and shallow fried it quite successfully, giving us a quick and simple Chinese fakeaway “Sweet and Sour Tofu Nuggets and Rice” for a few pounds with no hassle (and no tins dented in the process of wobbly stacking). Result!
It’s quite a tool in the vegan’s arsenal you know. One to keep secret if you want to have the best tofu in town.