Up your tofu game by following these seven tips and tricks for turning the soy protein into delicious dinners, desserts and snacks. Choose the right tofu for the job such as soft silken tofu for creamy desserts or firm-block tofu for stir-fries. Drain and press to remove extra moisture and dress up with no-fail marinades to infuse it with bold flavor.
Overweight and obese women who took daily supplements of vitamin D-3 for 12 weeks showed significant reductions in fat mass and increased levels of "good" HDL cholesterol, compared with a decrease in those who took a placebo, a study found. Low-density lipoprotein levels showed similar results in both groups, but the "bad" LDL cholesterol in the vitamin D group appeared to be "less atherogenic" than that in the placebo group, researchers reported in the British Journal of Nutrition.
While olive oil may be the most popular choice when choosing an oil in the kitchen, chefs looking to add unique flavor to dishes should reach for sesame oil. Use it raw to let the smoky, nutty flavor come through in a stir-fry or as a marinade for steak.
Genghis Grill rolled out a nutrition-information brochure this week that includes allergen information about the ingredients in its dishes in addition to calorie counts. The Asian stir-fry chain's website also includes a calculator that lets guests calculate the calories and nutritional value of their meals.
Wary cooks have been willing to buy prepared Asian stir-fry sauces rather than follow a recipe. However, Asian sauces are simple to whisk together, and making them allows for control of sodium and sugar content, this article from The Baltimore Sun explains.