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Tune into tofu as one of your key ingredients on Meatless Monday and you have a substantial vegetarian ingredient capable of taking the centre stage as a main course in a number of simple tofu recipes.
Originating in China, tofu, or bean curd, is soya derivative which remains particularly popular in both Chinese and Thai cookery.
An excellent source of amino acids, iron, calcium and other micro-nutrients, tofu is also a versatile ingredient with many health benefits making it an excellent choice on a meat free diet.
Tofu can be cooked in a number of different ways to change its texture from smooth and soft to crisp and crunchy, it can even be marinated to pack an extra punch and hold flavour in with a mix of vegetables.
Take a look at these simple tofu recipes and tofu will become a regular on your Meatless Monday menu.
This tasty tofu dish is a great option for vegan friends who don't want to miss out on the pleasure of scrambled egg. This dish offers up a similar texture packed with spices and extra veg.
Marinated tofu pairs beautifully with a fresh crunchy chinese cabbage salad in a soy sauce and rice vinegar dressing.
Spicy grilled tofu tops of an interesting seafood rice for a tasty and satisfying vegetarian dish.
This impressive and tasty dinner is ready in less than half an hour, perfect for a mid week dinner.
Deep fried crunchy tofu makes for a delicious filling in these Mexican inspired wraps.
If you're looking to up your intake of greens this is a simple and healthy dish to satisfy your veg craving. Serve with plain rice to make a meal of it.