Nobody wants to spend extra time in a hot kitchen, but that doesn’t mean you have to go without desserts this summer. The Soyfoods Council offers a wide variety of cool dessert ideas made with convenient soyfoods such as tofu, soy cream cheese and soymilk. When you add soyfoods to your menu, you’re adding a burst of protein, too. As a plant protein, soy provides all the essential amino acids plus a protein quality comparable to animal protein. However, soyfoods are low in saturated fat, and contain no cholesterol. In fact, one serving of soyfoods offers from 7 to 15 grams of protein. The best news of all, though, is that you can make these tempting summer desserts in the freezer rather than the oven….
Des Moines, IA, June 18, 2013 – Three well-known local chefs made appearances at Des Moines’ 2013 Winefest Grand Tasting in Captial Square. Chefs George Formaro, Michael LaVelle and Enosh Kelley each gave a 30 minute cooking demonstration featuring easy and delicious recipes using soy foods.
First to demonstrate was Chef Formaro, chef and owner of Formaro. He prepared his delectable Iowa Burrito Bowl consisting of smoked paprika black soybeans on top of brown rice, topped with lettuce, cheddar cheese, corn salsa, pico, chipotle lime sour cream and guacamole….
National Picnic Month in July is the ideal time to rethink traditional picnic fare, with recipes from The Soyfoods Council. Portable and easy-to-make recipe ideas include Calico Beans, Grilled Chicken with Three Bean Salad and Spicy Cherry Sauce, and desserts such as No-Fuss Cupcakes and Trail Mix Cookies.
Not only do these recipes fit into your active outdoor lifestyle, they offer the opportunity to eat more healthfully and, of course, have fun along the way. Soyfoods are convenient, versatile ingredients that can help you keep summertime meals simple. Each serving of soyfoods provides approximately 7 to15 grams of heart-healthy protein. Here are a few picnic recipes, rich with the flavor and flair of soyfoods….
Brews and food seem to be the magic words for summertime menu pairings to boost your patio and bar business. The Soyfoods Council offers a selection of small plates recipes for warm weather menus. If you’re looking for out-of-the-ordinary globally inspired appetizers, consider beer-friendly choices such as Chipotle Peach Tostada Bites; Leek, Feta and Sausage Strudel; and Tempeh Bites with Curried Peanut Sauce….
Celebrate Father’s Day on Sunday, June 16 with a Dad-pleasing menu that combines steak with the flavors of soyfoods. The Soyfoods Council offers a selection of beefy recipes the whole family will enjoy.
Whether it’s grilled or prepared in a skillet, steak is a natural choice for Father’s Day. And when you serve hearty entrees such as Sirloin Steak with Black Soybean Salsa or Lemongrass Smoked Beef Tenderloin with Edamame Dumplings, you have plenty of reason to feel good about including soy ingredients. Two new studies add to the existing evidence that eating soyfoods can reduce risk for prostate cancer in men at risk for this disease or aid treatment for prostate cancer patients. Studies also suggest that soy protein helps to lower blood cholesterol. In 1999, the Food and Drug Administration approved a health claim for soyfoods and heart disease based on this effect. In addition, soyfoods are low in saturated fat, making them a good choice for heart-healthy diets….
May is not only National Asparagus Month and National Barbecue Month, it’s also the ideal time to discover how soyfoods and simple recipes can enhance your warm-weather meals. The Soyfoods Council offers easy recipe ideas on its website. Check out the recipe for Grilled Asparagus with Tofu-Tamari Dressing to kick off grilling season, and Cream of Asparagus Soup with Soymilk to feature a flavor of spring.
For grilled asparagus, it’s best to start with large, firm asparagus. Before grilling, marinate the asparagus in olive oil, and sprinkle with a little salt. The Tofu-Tamari dressing complements the fresh flavors of grilled asparagus. It combines soft, water-packed tofu, fresh garlic, the juice and zest of fresh lemons, tamari or soy sauce, olive oil and toasted black or plain sesame seeds….
Grand Rapids, MI, April 9, 2013—If your snacking downfall is that you usually reach for calorie-laden convenience foods or don’t have healthful treats readily available, there’s good news as well as good eating in your future. Love Your Health® brand SoyMix is as convenient as it is craveable, and just may become your new favorite snack. At only 120 calories per serving, it offers 7 grams of protein and only 40 mg of sodium, with no cholesterol or trans fats….