YOU ARE INVITED TO JOIN IN ON MY VEGAN FEAST OPEN COOKING FORUM!
Make your own yuba (beancurd skin; sometimes incorrectly called "tofu skin")????? Yes!!! Look here.
What to do with the leftover soybean pulp (okara)? (Also okara nutrient info.)
UPDATE: see this blog post for my new, fast and easy way of straining soymilk!
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Note from Bryanna: Fresh tofu is a treat that most of us have never had the pleasure of experiencing. Far from being "tasteless", it has the delicate flavor of, say, ricotta cheese. But it loses flavor with each day, so enjoy some right away, if you can! You'll be surprised at how delicious your fresh tofu is on the day it's made! And you'll be so proud of this achievement!
I would like to thank Brenda for writing these very clear instructions for us, and giving us the benefit of her experience-- she makes fresh tofu several times a week. And the photos are such a help! Thank you Brenda for all your work! (PS: Brenda has further tweaked her directions to make this procedure even easier for us!)
WOULD YOU LIKE TO MAKE "GOURMET TOFU" BY INCORPORATING HERBS AND VEGETABLES?
IT'S EASY! CHECK IT OUT ON MY BLOG HERE AND HERE.
**DON'T HAVE A SOYMILK MAKER??
See the FAQS page for how to make soymilk without a soymilk-making machine!
You can use a heavy-duty blender or Vita-Mix.
BRENDA NOW HAS THE DIRECTIONS FOR How to Make Tofu at Home ON HER OWN WEBSITE, SO VISIT HER TOFU-MAKING PAGE:
HOW TO MAKE TOFU, BY BRENDA WILEY
(PS from Bryanna: Online sources for wooden tofu press are here, and here. "The Book of Tofu" has instructions for making a box. This page shows you how to make a unique tofu press! )
Brenda Wiley has been a vegetarian since 1976. In the mid 80’s, her diet changed from ovo-lacto veggie to vegan. One of her passions is to share vegan food that is tasty and visually appealing with omnivores, showing them that “vegan” equals “yum!!”. At her place of work, she frequently gets requests for “Brenda food”.
She works as a registered nurse at her local hospital and sees first hand the negative effects that an animal food based diet has on the human body.
When not at work in the hospital or in her kitchen, Brenda loves to hike the mountain trails around her western North Carolina home. She can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org .