According to Todd, the nutrition in soy foods can vary among preparations. She recommends consuming whole or as close to whole soy foods to guarantee the highest amount per serving. “Bottom line, soy is perfectly healthy in moderation. Two to three servings of soy foods a day is a safe recommendation.”
In fact, research shows that people who eat one to two servings of soy foods like tofu per day gain health benefits like reducing the risk of heart disease, osteoporosis, and some types of cancer.
It’s evident that Chef Chloe loves tofu too because several dishes feature it. You’ll find recipes like Burnt Garlic Un-Fried Rice, the McVegan breakfast sandwich, Thai Tofu Satay with a spicy peanut dipping sauce, and General Tso’s Tofu.
You know the one I chose to make, and I’m glad I did.
Even though I’ve eaten General Tso’s Tofu before and loved it, I’ve never tried to make it at home. Which is pretty surprising given the number of times I eat tofu per week. Armed with a bookmarked Chloe Flavor I headed into the kitchen.
There are a few things that I like about this recipe. First, it doesn’t use a bunch of weird ingredients. I love recipes that call for things in my pantry. Next, the entire recipe took under 30-minutes from start to table. Finally, it tastes good with just the right amount of sticky, sweet, and spicy.
The recipe doesn’t make a lot of sauce though. If you like a bit of sauce to drizzle on broccoli and rice, I’d double the sauce recipe. For an added bit of nutrition, I swapped out the white rice for black rice.