Tofuture – tofu press review & giveaway

I enjoy tofu, but I clearly remember the first time I attempted to cook with it.  I purchased firm tofu, shook it out of the box, cut it in chunks and attempted to fry it.  It didn’t take me long to realise something had gone wrong. All my tofu fell to bits.  After a quick Google I learned that tofu had to be pressed.  Yep, even firm tofu.

The method recommend to me was to wrap my tofu in paper towel and leave something heavy on top (see photo below).  This works more or less, you do have to find something heavy to balance on top and it often slides to one side a bit, often leaving one side of the tofu more pressed than the other.  This has remained my method of tofu pressing for a few years.  However, that all changed when my Tofuture tofu press arrived in the post.

The Tofuture tofu press is a simple device, but it has made making tofu so much easier!  Rather than try to balance heavy jars on top of plates, I just have to put my tofu inside the press, lock the clamps, and leave it in the refrigerator until the desired amount of water has been squeezed out.  This can be anywhere from a few hours to overnight depending on how firm you want your tofu.  All the water is captured in the outer container, getting rid of the mess that sometimes accompanied my leaky tofu.

I made a quick lunch of Tofu Fu Young which I found on the website.  Scrambled tofu isn’t the prettiest meal but it was quick, simple & really nice – plus I got to feel a bit smug all day for being so healthy!

Tofu is an excellent source of protein, calcium and iron, is very low in fat, and has no cholesterol making it a great, healthy option.  I can’t wait to try the Tofuture press on one of our favourite fakeaway recipes, Black Pepper Tofu.

If you fancy winning a Tofuture tofu press for yourself (or for a Christmas gift for your favourite healthy eater) you can enter below!

Tofuture – tofu press giveaway

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24 Responses to Tofuture – tofu press review & giveaway

  1. Sinead ORourke says:

    Sweet and sour tofu

  2. Kathryn says:

    Coconut rice & peas with tofu

  3. Solange says:

    Tofu & spinach cannelloni.

  4. bella smyth says:

    for me it has to be curried tofu

  5. SarahP says:

    I’ve just discovered vegan frittata made with tofu it is marvellous and yummy!

  6. Ray Robertson says:

    Tofu in Black Bean Sauce

  7. Catherine Barton says:

    Tofu spicy curry……

  8. Kellie Steed says:

    I love to make tofu scramble with nutritional yeast to make it taste cheesy. So yummy!

  9. jenny rose says:

    “Tofish” and chips!

  10. Sharon Lou Johnson says:

    Tofu Curry x

  11. Fiona jk42 says:

    I like to make a stir fry with tofu, peanuts, dried Chinese mushrooms rehydrated in water (much more flavour than the mushrooms you get at the supermarket), and whatever vegetables I have to hand. Served with sweet soy sauce.

  12. Carole Nott says:

    it can be used in a mixed salad

  13. Violet Perkins Phillippo says:

    I like marinating tofu and putting it in a stirfry.

  14. Dean T says:

    Stir frying it is my preferred way!

  15. Where do I begin with how much I love tofu. I can’t decide if I love Thai green curry or szechuan tofu with Chinese veg ♡♡♡

  16. paula cheadle says:

    stir-fry with lots of different spices

  17. nikki tucker says:

    deep fried tofu with chilli and salt

  18. Miss Cora Harrison says:

    Tofu steak

  19. Jessica Barber says:

    Ramen with tofu and veggies!

  20. Annette Haden says:

    Curried tofu with green beans

  21. Simone Griffin says:

    Spicy tofu and noodles x

  22. linda curtis says:

    in a stir fry

  23. Tammy Neal says:

    Curried tofu xx

  24. Natalie Crossan says:

    Definitely in a miso soup yum xx

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