TOFU is amazing stuff. It takes on the flavor of ANYTHING you put with it. Here's my favorites, though unusual things to make with Tofu:
TOFU "CREAM CHEESE" filling: Take tofu (any type) & put it into the blender with a bit of Honey & half a teaspoon of Vanilla & an optional squirt of lemon juice. Then blend this until it's creamy. I drop a teaspoon dollop of this into the centers of my bran, carrot or fruit muffins before baking, it adds extra moistness without adding extra fat.
TOFU ICING: Same recipe as above, (honey, vanilla & lemon juice) except I also add just a bit of the zest from an orange, a lemon or both. This gives a bit of "tang" to the icing... Thin this out a bit with either several tablespoon of milk, lemon, orange, cranberry or other juice. Pour the "icing" on to your muffins or cake right from the blender. It will set up a bit after it sits.
NO HONEY or SUGAR ADDED: If you like the above ideas but don't care to use honey, then instead blend the Tofu with several tablespoons of any type of frozen concentrate juice, like Orange-Mango-Banana, Orange-Pineapple, Apple or whatever juice suits your fancy. Don't forget the Vanilla as this makes a big difference in the flavor. The only difference between the Tofu "Icing & the "Filling" is the thickness.
---> The taste is somewhat like the icing on carrot cake but less sweet & much better for you because there's NO sugar & NO butter, only healthy Tofu, Juice & Vanilla in it!
* TOFU APPLE PIE: Years ago, I went to a potluck where I tasted a wonderful Apple/Tofu cinnamon pie. As I stated earlier, the tofu takes on the flavor of whatever is around it or what you add to it. The tofu was cut into chunks & just added to the pie with the apples.
* TOFU CHIP DIP: Another thing you can do with tofu is to make a chip dip (just think of Tofu as a sort of "cream cheese" or sour cream base" once it's blended) Just throw half a tub of tofu into a blender & add a pinch of salt & either fresh or dried onion, garlic &/or chives with a pinch of salt. Thin this down with a bit of milk or plain yogurt & blend. If you like your dip slightly chunky, then first blend the tofu with the milk or plain yogurt, then add green onions, chives & garlic & blend again for a very short time. If you want the dip to be a bit sour, like real sour cream, you can add several drops of vinegar.
* TOFU SCRAMBLED "EGGS" - This recipe isn't for everyone, I have to admit, but here goes: Spray a skillet with Pam then heat to Med/High Heat (cast iron works best) & then scrunch up the tofu in your hand & between your fingers. Add the tofu to the hot skillet & sprinkle in a bit of salt, pepper & a small sprinkle of onion power, then sprinkle over the top of this about a teaspoon of Nutritional Yeast then mix everything together, heat & eat. If you hate the taste to nutritional yeast, substitute it with a bit of turmeric (for the yellow color). The trick to this recipe is to heat & cook the tofu QUICKLY, like you would a stir-fry.
---> I never told my kids they were eating tofu! They always thought it was cream cheese or sour cream in or on their muffins & food. Keep an open mind. Tofu can be added to smoothies, blended into cream soups, or breaded, seasoned & fried. Just use your imagination! I've been a vegetarian for 29 years now & love to try anything & everything new. Everything that's not meat, that is! But, tofu is Gods gift to us, an "all around" food that can be transformed into most anything!