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Reasons to Cook with Tofu

Tofu is a food made from curds of soymilk, which are compressed into blocks that can either be soft, firm, or extra-firm. Not only is tofu a relatively inexpensive food item, but it’s also easy to find at most grocery stores. Oftentimes, it is offered as a meat substitute for vegetarian dishes.
In case anyone is considering cooking with tofu for the first time, here are several benefits to doing so:

  • With 10 grams of protein in half a cup, tofu serves as a good source of protein.
  • Tofu absorbs flavor. This means that cooking tofu doesn’t require brainstorming about which seasonings will pair well with it, since tofu will just absorb the flavor of the spices and oils used to season it.
  • The prep time for tofu is typically only a couple of minutes, allowing for many fast and easy meal options.

There are certain things to keep in mind when cooking tofu. For instance, tofu typically comes packed in water, so in order to ensure that it absorbs as much flavor as possible from the foods and seasonings it’s cooked with, it’s important to drain the tofu and squeeze out excess moisture with paper towels. Additionally, anyone making tofu for the first time might want to consider pan-frying it, since that’s a relatively hassle-free way of preparing it.

You’ll be able to cook many different dishes – whether tofu or something a bit more traditional – in the spacious kitchens at our PepperTree Apartment Homes community. Our units come with glass top stoves, as well as top-of-the-line fixtures, nine-foot ceilings with crown moldings, and professionally designed color palettes. To learn more about the many amenities in our apartments near The Villages, contact our leasing office today. Additionally, you can stop by for a tour of our property and learn why so many residents are proud to call PepperTree their home.