How to prepare tofu for any vegan recipe

Does the thought of preparing tofu fill you will fear? Not only are you afraid you don't know how to do it but you're also afraid you might not like it? Well, I've got you covered with this post showing you how even a total sissy in the vegan kitchen can prepare firm or extra-firm tofu for any recipe and love it.

And, there's even a video so you can watch me do it!

SOY SAFETY

But first, you might still be wondering if soy is safe for you because of myths circulating on the internet daily. Fact is, large population studies have supported the safety and even more, the health-protective and health-promoting benefits of soy. If you want to delve into the subject and learn the facts, here are some highly reputable linked resources (with no meat, dairy, big food or big pharma industry ties) explaining the most current medical evidence on the absolute safety and health promoting benefits of soy in your diet:

Soy & Your Health by the Physician's Committee for Responsible Medicine

Soy & Breast Cancer Survival Benefits by Dr. Greger on Nutritionfacts.org

How Soy Protects Bones, Breasts and Helps with Menopausal Symptoms by Dr. Greger on Nutrition Facts.org

I was also told this same information from my integrative oncologist, who suggested I add some whole food sources of soy into my diet including soybeans, tempeh, soy milk and tofu.

HOW TO PICK & PREP YOUR TOFU

Step 1: Buy a block of extra-firm tofu. Choose a tofu brand certified organic with the USDA Organic symbol and certified GMO-free. Look for a package with both symbols because soy is one of the main GMO crops in America, so you want to be sure to avoid the pesticides and genetic alteration. Listen here for my complete explanation on how to choose tofu and read the labels.