My husband and I first met at a community dinner where tofu was served. Then we kept bumping into each another at a health-food coop—where tofu was sold. When I invited him to my apartment for our fourth date, I served (care to guess?) tofu. With all that bean curd synchronicity, I had to marry the man. So as long as we’ve been married, which is 22 years, there has been tofu in our fridge. For us, meatless meals happen any day of the week.
Although it’s a food that (arguably) kindled a romance, tofu is bland and nearly tasteless. Yet, the cook who has a variety of herbs, spices, and dressings or sauces at his or her disposal, can make tofu entrees that are anything but bland. Having a supply of Litehouse dressings, dips, and herbs in my kitchen means that hundreds more unique tofu dishes are possible in my kitchen, and in yours.
My new favorite dressing for preparing tofu is Litehouse’s Thai Peanut Dressing, which (thankfully), contains no peanuts, because there are peanut allergies in the family. I often use tofu to make stir fry, and the Litehouse Thai Peanut Dressing seems “tailor-made” for stir fry dishes. The Asian cooking trinity of garlic, ginger, scallions—each of these—is available as Litehouse Instantly Fresh Herbs. By using convenient, freeze-dried herbs, such as Litehouse Instantly Fresh Basil and Instantly Fresh Spring Onion, I save time during weekday meal preparation by skipping the washing, spinning, drying, and chopping required with typical herbs. The results are as delicious and exotic as any Thai stir fry is expected to be. This tofu stir fry is a mad favorite among my family.
Perhaps there isn’t a tofu-inspired romance in your past, as it is with my husband and me, but I’m confident that you’ll adore Litehouse’s Thai Peanut Dressing and Litehouse Instantly Fresh Herbs for your next stir fry.