Without waiting for New Year’s resolutions, you can start your way for healthier and more robust you today. Simple steps like adding more fiber to a daily diet, active movement – be it walking or lifting weights, – every single step you make every day adds up and becomes part of your lifestyle.
Being a huge fan of tofu, I’ve just recently discovered a simple and quick way towards a home-made tofu. Morinaga company has developed an amazing tofu-making kit that is made available to the fans of Japanese cuisine and tofu fans.
If you are after a variety of protein sources, tofu could be one of them. Complete with all essential amino acids, tofu is one of the healthiest ways to make that one small step towards your well-being without any delay.
Tofu, made from soybean curds, is naturally gluten-free and low calorie, contains no cholesterol and is an excellent source of protein, iron, and calcium. This is one of the golden foods for women! Soy is the prime component of tofu and is a complete source of dietary protein, providing all of the essential amino acids needed in the diet.
Here Top 5 Reasons to Get More TOFU Into Your Diet
Lowers Heart Disease Risk
Some research find that tofu can reduce the levels of low-density lipoprotein or bad cholesterol which is one of the culprits of heart disease .
Protects from Colon Cancer
Being a great source of selenium which is essential for a healthy functioning of the antioxidant system in the body, tofu contributes one more ingredient to our daily diet to protect us from colon cancer .
Reduces Hot Flashes
Rich in calcium, tofu help reduce hot flashes and prevent the high boneloss risk during menopause. As women go through imbalances of estrogen in the system, tofu could be helpful to add to a daily diet.
Want Great Hair – Eat Tofu!
Did you know that your hair is built of keratin, a type of protein? Enjoying tofu regularly, you could maintain a healthy hair growth.
Tone Your Facial Muscles by Eating Tofu
Yes, by adding tofu to a daily diet, you will be adding an ingredient to your body which will help retain elasticity of the skin, tone your facial muscles, thus postpone the aging process.
I love tofu and frequently add it to my salads, main dishes like vegetable ragu, burritos, kebabs and so much more! Having a great tasting tofu is a huge plus! Morinaga tofu kit can add that extra taste you will enjoy. With the kit, I can make my meal in 15 minutes! No kidding. My husband was so surprised with such speedy delivery of a meal, he actually gave me a double look!
Here are the steps of preparation of Morinaga TOFU in pictures.
It takes just a few steps to warm up soy liquid until it curdles up. Using cheese cloth and tofu maker kit, we will proceed to the fun part of the tofu home manufacturing – making a shapely form!
Once the curdled soy milk has been poured into the kit, we cover it with cheese cloth and press the top against the mixture inside. This step is crucial – we are getting rid of all the liquid that has been formed during the curdling process. It takes about 5 minutes of waiting time to get rid of excess of tofu water.
Take a look at the image below – we have a cute shape for a perfect tofu “brick!”
We love seaweed! It was no brainer for me to add some sesame seed seaweed and soy sauce to my Morinaga home-made tofu. The combination of flavors was exquisite!
The tofu making kit comes with six packages, thus six portions, of Morinaga tofu. It is some of the best tofu I’ve ever enjoyed in my life. No exaggeration. It is as close to the traditional Japanese tofu as you could get.
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