Sensational Soy
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Sensational Recipes for Nature's Perfect Food

Did you know that soy has been proven to reduce the risk of heart disease? It's true! In fact, soy not only benefits the heart but also:
Reduces the risk of stroke and breast, colon, and prostate cancer Decreases the symptoms of menopause and osteoporosis Slows the progression of arteriosclerosis Protects your kidneys Is a complete protein, offering all eight of the amino acids essential to human health
In Sensational Soy, Miriam Jacobs offers taste-tantalizing recipes using soy in all its myriad forms, including tofu, tempeh, miso, soy milk, and soy beans. Whether you're a vegetarian looking for alternatives to meat and dairy products or a health-conscious consumer seeking ways to strengthen your body, you'll find what you need in these sensational recipes for soy-based snacks, salads, soups, main dishes, and desserts. Enjoy!
 
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Sensational Soy:

Recipes for a Healthy Diet

Miriam Jacobs

CONTENTS

Introduction

What Is Tofu?

How Is Tofu Made?

What about Other Soy Products?

Is Soy Really Good for You?

Soy for Complete Protein

Meeting the FDA’s Recommended Daily Portion

My Favorite Soy Recipes

Snacks and Sandwiches

Soups and Salads

For the Dinner Table: Main and Side Dishes

Desserts

Introduction

Soy has finally come into its own. Tofu, the most common soy product, has been available commercially since the 1960s, but most of us viewed it with suspicion — what were we supposed to do with that gelatinous white mass to make it palatable? In the 21st century, however, the news media espouse soy’s health benefits, and every corner marketplace features a vast array of soy products. Doctors, nutritionists, and health gurus alike advocate its use, and renowned chefs the world over are serving up delicately seasoned and mouthwateringly delicious soy dishes. Soy has come a long way from its tofu roots, indeed.

You may be aware of soy’s incredible ability to safeguard human health, and you probably know that it is low in fat and packed with nutrition. But if you’re like most people, you don’t know much about cooking with soy beyond tossing cubed tofu into a broccoli stir-fry. Now is your chance to find out! In the following pages you’ll find a collection of recipes that call for soy in all its myriad forms and flavors. Once you’ve taste-tested your way through these delicious dishes, you’ll begin to understand soy’s amazing versatility. I hope you’ll put your knowledge to good work by creating even more recipes to feed your family and friends — and keep them in the best of health!

What Is Tofu?

Tofu is curdled soybean milk. Sounds horrible, doesn’t it? But if you think of soybeans as milk, then tofu is cheese. Cow’s milk or goat’s milk is, of course, separated into curds and whey during cheese production, and soy milk is so separated to produce tofu.

Tofu comes in two different textures: regular and silken. Regular tofu is usually called simply tofu. It has a fibrous, spongelike texture. Silken tofu has a creamier, custardlike texture. Silken and regular tofu are packaged in three different forms:

Soft

Firm

Extra firm

These forms translate into dense, denser, and densest. The denser the tofu, the greater its caloric content. But not to worry. A