I admit it: When I finally gave up animal products four years ago, I considered tofu tasteless and uninteresting. Of course I could tolerate it, but I couldn’t understand how anyone could actually like it. However, persistence (or should that read obsession?), need, and an adventuresome spirit got me past my lack of tofu appreciation.

P1220001Now, I think tofu is simply the most adaptable food on the planet. Although I don’t eat a lot of it, it’s a very useful staple to have at hand to provide extra versatility in your kitchen and extra creaminess and nutrition to your vegan or plant-based dishes.

My one caveat: be sure to purchase non-GMO tofu, organic if possible. Here in Zihuatanejo we can easily find Morinu Silken Tofu (non-GMO) in a range of firmness from soft to extra-firm.

Below is a link to an article that will help you discover how tofu can be magically transformed into healthy, plant-based meat and dairy substitutes; it includes a recipe for savory vegetable and tofu frittata.

Tofu: The Other White Meat (

Tofu. White. Bland. Gelatinous. Gross, right? No, not really. It’s actually extremely delicious and versatile if you know what you’re doing with it. In my work as a health coach and cooking teacher, I’ve come across a few people with tofu phobia…


Asian Tofu: Discover the Best, Make Your Own, and Cook It at Home