Monday, February 23, 2009

Tofu Dishes

Initially I was a bit worried about the borax (硼沙) issues which some heartless manufacturer would used in making their tofu instead of the normal salt or acids coagulant, so it take such a long delay for me to introduced tofu to Angel. Tofu actually is a food full of Iron, Calcium and Protein and sometimes referring to the ‘beauty food’ which women should consume more so that our skin will be silky smooth like the Tofu *smile*.

I also learn that tofu maybe be stored in the refrigerator for up to 1 week if we store it in a container of water which is airtight, changing the water daily. So here few of the dishes which I had prepared for Angel since I first started her with the beauty food – Tofu.

So here it is Angel’s 1) Plain Tofu Porridge with Bone Soup Base and also 2) Tofu + Tomato and Meat Porridge. Angel could accept the plain Tofu porridge so I guess she doesn’t hate the taste of tofu which is good. And she absolutely like the Tofu + Tomato and Meat Porridge and this dish is so simple that could be done in less then a few minutes.


Moving to the more ‘toddler’ version is 1) Stir Fried Tofu with Mince Meat and Spring Onion (I serve it with Porridge / Plain rice / Pasta for Angel) and also 2) Japanese Tofu topped with Tomato Meat Sauce. Surprisingly she doesn’t like the Japanese tofu which has been stir fried until golden brown. She would spit the tofu out but I honestly think that it taste nice even for adults. So now I know Angel likes her tofu to be plain and silky smooth as compare to the golden brown version. No wonder she doesn’t like her fried eggs sunny side up. What a picky eater she is :)

24 comments:

Mummy Gwen said...

All the dishes look yummy. Not picky eater lah, most kids are like that..hehe. Just need to find what she likes to eat lor. :)

Natalia said...

Caroline, you always have the ideas on preparing dishes for Angel. I'm not a good cook myself, so I always ended up looking for new recipes in the web or blog like yours. I never try the japanese tofu topped with tomato meat sauce...I'll try it one day...

Angel not a picky eater...see she has try all the dishes that you prepared for her...good girl...

little prince's mummy said...

Looks so yummY!~

Mummy In Vain said...

hi, thanks for visiting my blog. it's good for kids to like tofu, not every kids will like that. both my kids don't like much.

concerning abt ur kid, how is her skin allergic? she seems fine in the photo. skin prick test can be done even on babies! not much pain. y ur pedia discourage huh? u should consult other specialist again. not all specialist have this test in their clinic.

LittleLamb said...

NOrmally I cook tofu in soup. This week Philip's menu is Pork Broth + Carrot+ Potatoe, Tofu and Powder Ikan Bilis. So day 1 he has them with rice, day 2, he has them with pasta, day 3 he has them with beehoon, day 4 mash up in porridge, etc...

Try considering making gravy / soft food instead of dry...

Merryn said...

angel so good girl still can take porridge.. ethan rejects porridge from 12 months onwards.. tried making ur own soya bean milk? use the organic beans... delicious!

i got lazy so i bought myself a soyabean maker.. :)

Wonderful Life said...

Yummy tofu dishes! Hmm... time for me to try adding tofu into my boy's porridge.

Btw, I've got a tag for you here

Kristie said...

i love tofu too and i hope i can introduce it to jayden soon as well :)

angel likes tofu which is good cos it's very healthy! and soon angel will have silky tofu white skin! :)

MommyAngel said...

Mummy Gwen, now I am in a dilemma coz I really don’t know whether I should follow her taste or keep trying so that she would eat a variety of food. She likes plain rice and meat meat meat only wor …. I am really having a headache now leh :(

Natalia, hope that one day, I could see your cooking for Daniel in your blog too ya. You are such nice mom always trying hard to search for recipe to cook for little Daniel, let’s learn together ya coz I am doing the same as you searching the net all the time for ideas too :P :P

PeiWun, Thanks :)

Mummy in Vain, oh … your kids don’t like tofu ah? So what dish they like? Thanks for your concern about Angel’s skin allergic, I have reply it in your blog ya :) Hope all our kids will be growing up healthily coz when my Angel is having another allergy again, sometimes I really feel so sad and down :(

Rachel, Thanks for your tips, I really need them now. Ya …. I find that she loves her mee soup, etc but don’t like her porridge anymore wor ….. I will make her soup + rice and see whether she likes it. She is really giving me a headache lately when it comes to her meal time :( Thanks again for sharing with me your recipe :)

Merryn, Angel also starts to reject porridge lately leh ….. so headache now. Soya Bean Milk ah? Wah … sounds so complicated leh …… you really make yours and taste nice ah? Salute la. I don’t think I will be able to do that leh ….. I will try :)

Doreen, yes … I hope that little Ryan will loves tofu ya :) Another healthy choice I think :)

Kristie, Oh .. I do hope that she will gets silky smooth skin although her skin is smooth enough but I think me – the mommy need that more la, hehehehe :P

Kristie said...

hahah caroline, i think u look very fair and u have quite a good complexion too :)

Sarah's Daddy and Mommy said...

Good that Angel likes plain tofu taste, so is more easier for you to cook the dishes. No need to crack your head in making the tofu more delicious for her.

Sarah likes things that has been fried, thats why she likes the japanese tofu.

Such a long time I did not cook tofu for Sarah..thanks for reminding, hehe.

MommyAngel said...

Kristie, thanks ….. I seldom go under the sun coz I tend to get sunburn pretty easily :)

JT, oh …. Sarah loves fried stuffs ah? Then it’s good, actually Angel’s appetite has been really strange lately, plain stuffs, bland taste food, fried food all she don’t want to eat ….. I really don’t know what she wants to eat now but I guess if I feed her with KFC / Ice Cream / Junk food everyday, sure she will eat very fast, sigh!!!

Joanne ~ said...

mmm... u also always have new menu for Angel :) The dish look so yummy..

MommyAngel said...

Thanks :)

Serene said...

Angel is really lucky to have so many variety of food to eat everyday! Mummy, you're so rajin, you really put in a lot of effort leh.

MommyAngel said...

Thanks Serene, I have to but lately no matter how much effort I put in, it seems like most gone to the waste leh :(

Sarah's Daddy and Mommy said...

I think is a big headache for every mommy when the kid become picky in food.

Somemore, for Angel, all the while she was fine, just after CNY, her appetite got sudden change.

Is ok, since she likes blant taste food, then you just cook those food for her at this moment. See maybe after that, her appetite will back to normal or not.

MommyAngel said...

JT, no ... I mean all types of food she don't want including blant taste food. She just loves milk and MEAT like Char Sau, etc @_@

Kristie said...

caroline, i am the opposite of u... i love the sun haha... and i love tan skin!

MommyAngel said...

Kristie, you do? Maybe you have a healthy skin coz according the skin specialist, I have very thin skin layer and that's why if I stay under the sun even for a minute, my skin will get burned quickly and I can actually feel the 'pain', honestly!! Even with my thick jeans on while I am driving, I can even feel the sun is 'burning' my tight leh .... no kidding and that's why I have to put another layer of clothing / some cardboard on my lap so that I don't feel the pain from the sunburn. Terrible hor ...

Esmeralda said...

Oh yeah... Ashton also dislike fried japanese tofu.. he will spit out the skin though and only eat the soft tofu inside... *slap forehead*

MommyAngel said...

Hahaha ..... another Angel here!! I personally thinks that the skin taste so much nicer!!

Esmeralda said...

Hehe.. yup me too! Usually the skin will go to my stomach! *wink*

MommyAngel said...

Hahahaha!!