… from House Foods

This month celebrate National Soyfoods Month by substituting meat, mayonnaise or even cream cheese with tofu – a high in protein and nutrient-packed alternative. House Foods Tofu – America’s premium tofu purveyor since 1983 – helps make this transition a flawless one with their non-GMO, kosher certified and gluten-free tofu products, which include both premium and organic tofu lines and Tofu Shirataki Noodles.

For a light springtime pasta dish, try House Foods Tofu Pesto Fettuccine, which is simply made with House Foods Tofu Shirataki Fettuccine Shaped, pesto and sun-dried tomatoes. House Foods Tofu Shirataki Noodles are a great alternative to regular pasta as they only contain 20 calories and 3 g of carbs per 4 ounce serving vs. approximately 400 calories in a 4 ounce serving of traditional pasta.

Or whip up House Foods Tofu and Walnut Lettuce Cups, which combine House Foods Premium or Organic Tofu Firm with Miso, Hoisin sauce, Sake and walnuts for a nutritious appetizer that’s sure to please even the pickiest of eaters.

Tofu and Walnut Lettuce Cups

INGREDIENTS:"Serve Tofu and Walnut Lettuce Cups during National Soybean Month"

½ package (7 oz) House Foods Premium
or Organic Tofu Firm, drained well
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 clove of garlic, minced

Sauce:
1 ½ tablespoon Miso (red or awase)
1 teaspoon soy sauce
1 ½ tablespoon Hoisin sauce
1 teaspoon Sake
1 teaspoon sugar
½ cup chopped walnuts
½ teaspoon corn starch mixed with ¼ cup cold water

To Serve:
Lettuce, shredded carrots, chopped cilantro

DIRECTIONS:

In frying pan, heat olive oil, garlic, and Tofu over moderately high heat, breaking up the Tofu into small pieces with a wooden spoon (can also be cubed beforehand according to preference). Cook until Tofu and garlic gets well toasted.
Add all the sauce ingredients and continue cooking for a few minutes, stirring constantly.
Add the water and cornstarch mixture in, stirring until mixture thickens. Mix walnuts in.

Serve them on lettuce cups, topped with shredded carrots and chopped cilantro.

Note: Original recipe created by Mutsumi Gonzales

Pesto Fettuccine

INGREDIENTS:"Serve Pasta Fettuccini during National Soybean Month"

3 (8 oz) packages of House Foods Tofu Shirataki
Fettuccine Shaped
½ cup pre-made pesto
½ cup sun-dried tomato (in oil)
(optional: garnish with cherry tomatoes)

DIRECTIONS:

Rinse and drain Tofu Shirataki noodles well. Pat dry using paper towels. Put in a microwave-safe bowl and heat in microwave for 1 minute. Drain excess liquid. Cut noodles to manageable size.
Place sun-dried tomatoes in food processor and chop until pieces are very small.
Stir tomato mixture and pesto into noodles.
Garnish with tomatoes and serve.

Serves 3-5

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