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Old 06-03-2007, 06:40 PM   #11
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Old 06-03-2007, 11:05 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by Half Baked
Looking up recipes on the internet, I've come across some rather disturbing articles relating to tofu's negative effect on the body.

Could I have some of your opinions, please.
Hi. What kind of negative effects were described in the articles?

You might find these links interesting:
- WHFoods: Tofu
- WHFoods: Are there special concerns related to soy foods?

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Old 07-06-2007, 11:58 PM   #13
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I realize this is my first post and many people might not think I have anything useful or intelligent to say, but I have been looking at this site for quite a while and am a big fan; but I felt compelled to express my feelings towards Soy once I landed upon this thread.

Here are a few threads speaking in protest to the use of Soy (which Tofu is made of...)
Fahrenheit Results Forum - The Soy Conspiracy
Testosterone Nation - Bad Protein - A Testosterone Consumer Report
Testosterone Nation - The Evils of Soy

Of course there are other articles on Soy, but I enjoy bodybuilding so obviously the sites I visit are going to be based on it.
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Old 07-07-2007, 07:34 AM   #14
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Welcome to the site Angellix. Too bad I couldn't load any of your links.

The only negative thing I've heard about soya so far is that it may increase uric acid levels. I've been consuming soya products especially tofu my whole life (I'm of Chinese ethnicity) and guess what, my uric acid level is normal.

I think I'll keep eating tofu the rest of my life.

My favorite ways to prepare it are the following:

Firm tofu:
Sukiyaki (Japanese)
Plain (Panfried and spinkled with sesame oil, chopped scallions, salt or soy sauce)
Tokwa't baboy (Filipino)
Padthai (Thai)

Soft tofu:
Mabotofu (Chinese) - ground pork, black beans, chili, mushrooms, scallions
Agedashi tofu (Japanese tempura style)
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Old 07-12-2007, 02:12 PM   #15
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Here is a recipe I love for extra firm tofu
1 block extra firm tofu
2 Tbsp olive oil
1/4 balsamic vinegar
1 tsp dijon mustard
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper

Mix the marinade together marinate at least 4 hours, then just pan sear on the stove top 5 minutes or so on each side, until nice and brown. Make sure it gets nice and brown before you flip it so it doesn't fall apart!
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Old 07-12-2007, 02:46 PM   #16
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Jan, soy becomes an issue when it is "over-consumed" as in drinking soymilk several times a day, and substituting tofu for most other proteins, and consuming large amounts of other soy products.

For post-menopausal women with estrogen receptive breast cancer (or a family history of ER+ breast cancer) it is something that must be discussed with a medical professional. Mine has said incidental amounts are fine - but not to substitute soy for everything possible in my diet. I use soy sauce, and will eat tofu if it is small amounts in a meal - but I don't gorge on soy products like I used to! Not worth the risk, IMHO
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Old 07-12-2007, 09:14 PM   #17
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Tofu is made from soy beans as far as consuming any soy product goes it is really healthy I think it becomes a problem when you start taking heavy doses of soy in a supplement pill form as they are usually really concentrated but in its natural state should be fine.I dont eat too much Tofu but it is a great substitute for Ricotta Cheese I just add garlic,parmesan etc.I do use vanilla soy milk in my muesli in the morning but thats about it.By the way I would not touch Tempeh with a 10 foot pole. I actually got a recipe made with tofu and chocolate on DC for a chocolate pie.(Soo good)
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Old 07-12-2007, 09:29 PM   #18
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Found recipe from Jennyemma I did put a layer of crunchy peanut butter on the bottom it tastes so rich you only need a small slice.
This isn't cheesecake, but it is suprisingly good. You cant tell its tofu (i sense a trademark there!). I have also experimented with coconut.


1 prepared pie crust
12 oz semisweet chocolate
1 container (usually 15 oz) SILKEN tofu
Sugar or splenda, to taste (maybe 1/4-1/2 cup)
1t vanilla extract

MELT chocolate
POUR melted chocolate into bowl of food processor
DUMP tofu in, too
ADD vanilla
PROCESS till prety smooth
TASTE -- add sugar or splenda to taste
PROCESS some more
POUR into pie shell
REFRIGERATE for at least 2 or 3 hours

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