For vegetarians and anyone else looking to eat less meat, the soybean makes life a whole lot easier. It's a great source of protein and omega-3s. Tofu, a common way to eat soy, is the result of adding a coagulant to soy milk to separate the whey from the curds. Use soft tofu for creamy nondairy salad dressings or dips. Firm tofu makes an excellent choice for stir-fries or soups. Look to the delicious recipes on the following slides for ideas on how to prepare all types of tofu.
The Caprese goes east, with milky slabs of tofu standing in for the mozzarella. Soy sauce and sesame seeds heighten the Asian accent.
With a few pantry staples, fresh bell peppers, and baked tofu, you're about a half an hour away from eating this simple weeknight dinner.