Hot Tip: Tofu
High in protein, calcium and vitamin E, tofu is a versatile ingredient that can be used in any number of healthful dishes. Marinate it and saute? with vegetables for a tasty stir-fry, scramble it and add to a breakfast burrito or add it raw to a soup or salad.
A new St. Louis-based tofu company, MOFU Soy Beanery, produces tofu weekly, sourcing certified organic beans from soy farmers in Missouri and Illinois. MOFU currently offers a standard firm tofu, as well as pre-marinated mole? (Mexican) and hoisin (Mandarin Chinese) varieties with plans to introduce a jerky-style “gristle” tofu (perfect for snacking, salads and sandwiches) this fall. Find MOFU tofu for sale at Local Harvest Grocery and Maplewood Farmers’ Market, and in dishes at a growing roster of local health- focused restaurants. Visit mofusoy.com for more info and recipe ideas.