[Homestead] Vegetarian diet was Fennel
bobford79 at yahoo.com
Mon Nov 17 20:59:04 EST 2008
I've only had tofu meals. Tofu lasagna, etc. We didn't make them, but I sure didn't like them. I'll keep your recipe on file. I don't know how helathy soybean could be though. In the late 70's , my grandfather had big soybean fields and those plants were drenched with more pesticides than anything I've ver see .......bobford
--- On Mon, 11/17/08, Clansgian at wmconnect.com <Clansgian at wmconnect.com> wrote:
> From: Clansgian at wmconnect.com <Clansgian at wmconnect.com>
> Subject: Re: [Homestead] Vegetarian diet was Fennel
> To: homestead at lists.ibiblio.org
> Date: Monday, November 17, 2008, 6:44 PM
> > >I can't stand tofu .
> Bob, I'm a carnivor as well. Tonight we polished off
> the big enameled cast
> iron pot full of 'Venison Bone Stew', where we save
> up in the freezer all the
> big bones from the carcasses and then steam them, smash
> them to expose the
> marrow, and make a sort of Brunswick stew out of them.
> That on the wood stove and
> a stack of corn cakes from meal we just ground and we just
> put another log on
> the fire and wonder why everyone doesn't want to live
> like this.
> But ... and I hope this encourages you to expand your
> soyfood palate ...
> saying you don't like tofu is like saying you don't
> like flour or you don't like
> lard. You don't just sit down and eat some tofu, I
> hope you haven't been
> doing that. It is a thing you use to cook with, like lard
> and flour.
> Even the homemade stuff isn't good to eat as is. You
> add it to soup, stir
> fry, and all such and it takes on the taste of whatever you
> are cooking with it.
> Also there is tempeh, an excellent and flexible food in its
> own right.
> Tofu is very easy to make at home from grown or stored
> soybeans. Cheap too.
> Tempeh is a bit harder but not rocket science.
> Try this: get some extra-firm tofu (the kind made with
> nagari, also called
> 'bittern', if possible), drain it, and cut it into
> 3/4" cubes or so. Pour on
> some real shoyu sauce. NOT soy sauce, real brewed and
> fermented shoyu, and let
> it marinate for a few hours.
> Try that as a snack, some edamame on the side perhaps, and
> tell me you've
> had better!
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