I decided to try a few meat alternatives to see how they stacked up to meat. Tofu was the first thing I tried. I have tried tofu before but it always left me disappointed in its texture and lack of taste.
I remembered having some "mock" scrambled eggs made with tofu once and decided to try it again. I found this recipe on You Tube and it made a good substitute for eggs. My efforts are pictured above. I added tomato, onion and spinach to add even more flavor. I bought the tofu in a big tub at the Lotto Asian Market in Catonsville. Much cheaper than at a regular supermarket.
Finally I tried to make some "mock" bacon bits with tofu. After breaking down the tofu and adding some soy sauce and smoked paprika and rolling in some bread crumbs, I fried the tofu in some light oil. After a while I was able to get the tofu crispy. Not exactly bacon bits but it did have a good flavor.
I have decided to try and use tofu as a meat substitute twice a week to see if I can move away from meat at least a few days a week.