scrambled tofu

5 ways to learn to cook tofu everyone will love

Five different ways with tofu

I used to think tofu was something I could live without! When I learnt how to prepare and cook tofu properly, I realised that tofu is tasty, versatile and definitely something I need! Here I am going to share five different ways with tofu which I hope you will love as much as I do.

Yesterday, it was National Tofu Day, and the start of National Tofu Month! So, this month is most definitely the time to try tofu!

If you use the search bar on this website and type tofu (or use the drop down recipe function), you will find over twenty recipes using tofu!

scrambled tofu
Scrambled Tofu

What can I use tofu for?

Tofu has a neutral flavour and can be used for both savoury and sweet dishes. Tofu comes in silken and firm varieties, the former usually being used for sweet dishes due to it’s smooth consistency.

chocolate mousse
Smooth & creamy chocolate mousse

To use firm tofu, firstly it needs pressing to extract as much of the water content as possible. You can buy a tofu press (see below) or wrap in kitchen towel and put a heavy weight on it (a chopping board and several tins works well).

Once the tofu is pressed, you chop it to your desired shape, then add your seasoning or marinade, before baking, frying or roasting.

The 5 ways with tofu

Here are my favourite tofu recipes from the blog.

Salt & Chilli Tofu

Crumbed Tofu with Barbecue Relish

Sizzled Tofu Steak

Tofu Sprinkles

Vegan vegetable & Tofu Burgers

  • salt and chilli tofu
  • crumbed tofu nuggets
  • sizzled tofu steak
  • tofu sprinkles
  • vegetable and tofu burger

Useful items for cooking tofu

Each tofu recipe has its own requirements, but here are a few items specific to tofu. I receive a small commission if you click and purchase through these links (this is at no additional cost to you) which helps keep this website running!


Please see individual recipes for storage details. Tofu generally keeps for several days in the fridge and freezes well too.


I hope you have a play with tofu and see how great (& versatile) it is! I love seeing your adaptions and interpretations of my recipes and I’d love to see your tofu photos!

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I hope to speak with you soon

Laurena x


  • tulips79 2nd September 2021 at 16:58

    Hi Laurena, I didn’t know about it being National Tofu Day yesterday ☺️ I usually make stir fries with tofu (even hubby eats it lol). I personally like tofu, I eat it as it is most of the time. I like tofu and mustard sandwiches, yummy.

    • Laurena@LifeDietHealth 2nd September 2021 at 17:00

      What! Eva… tofu & mustard sandwiches? Like English mustard? Mixed together or do you spread the mustard and slice the tofu?

      • tulips79 2nd September 2021 at 17:02

        Just like when I used to have ham and mustard sandwiches (I wouldn’t eat ham now though) x

        • Laurena@LifeDietHealth 2nd September 2021 at 17:03

          Oh! Okay! Not sure I will be trying that though! Stir fry yes, and great that hubby likes it too! What else do (or have you) done with it?

      • tulips79 2nd September 2021 at 17:05

        Yes, it has to be English mustard (or a similar strong mustard). I’ve found one very similar to Coleman’s…almost blows my head off but I like it that way😝

      • tulips79 2nd September 2021 at 17:12

        I used to scramble tofu but haven’t done that in a while. I’ve made your tofu feta recipe a few times which is lovely (it’s uncannily ‘real’!) Speaking of which, I must admit, I do sometimes buy authentic Mediterranean or Balkan feta. There’s a Turkish one I sometimes buy in a large can☺️

        • Laurena@LifeDietHealth 2nd September 2021 at 17:19

          Ooo yes, for some reason I didn’t see the feta in the recipe list today! I bought a jar in M&S the other week (and might have eaten it all in a couple of days)! I think I need to make some again – maybe next week when we have the promised sunshine back (26c predicted)!

  • tulips79 2nd September 2021 at 17:28

    We’re ahead of you with the Indian Summer😋Enjoy xx

    • Laurena@LifeDietHealth 2nd September 2021 at 18:00

      Apparently… you have to have a frost before you can have an Indian Summer! (love my radio)! and over here if we have one it will be Oct/Nov! Lovely that you have sunshine though 🙂 I might have had to put the heating on the other night!!!

      • tulips79 2nd September 2021 at 18:12

        I always learn something new from you 😊

        • Laurena@LifeDietHealth 2nd September 2021 at 18:12

          Yay! 😀 xxx

      • tulips79 2nd September 2021 at 18:13

        You’ve reminded me of the heatwave we had in early October’ 95 (in London, anyway) Can’t remember if there was frost beforehand ☺️

        • Laurena@LifeDietHealth 2nd September 2021 at 18:16

          Hmmm… Oct 1995… I think I lived somewhere else then lol! How do you remember that! It must have been talked about a lot?!

          • tulips79 2nd September 2021 at 18:27

            I thought you may have been lol (Germany?) I was sweet sixteen that year and also have the memory of an elephant 😁

          • Laurena@LifeDietHealth 2nd September 2021 at 18:35

            1995 was my travelling year! 😛 It was really hot everywhere… like really hot! Although, I think I might have been back here in October haha, and yes Germany (at Nurburgring actually) was the last place!

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