Ankeny, Iowa, June 7, 2011—Who has time to cook during the summer months? Most of us gravitate toward quick snacks and easy meals. This summer, The Soyfoods Council makes it easier to eat healthfully without spending a lot of time in the kitchen. On the website at www.thesoyfoodscouncil.com, you’ll find inspiring recipes for cool drinks to sip on your porch or deck, picnic-worthy desserts, chilled side dishes and grab-and-go snacks. Soyfoods such as silken tofu, edamame and soymilk help you pay tribute to the flavors of summer….
With many consumers making an effort to eat more healthfully and increase their fruit and vegetable consumption, grilling season offers great menu opportunities. Restaurants can easily add sizzle to the menu this summer with creative combinations of grilled vegetables and soyfoods.
Grilled asparagus takes on robust flavor notes with Tofu Tamari Dressing. Salad-lovers will appreciate the vegetable-rich Grilled Tempeh or Tofu Salad with Lime-Soy Vinaigrette. This medley of meaty mushrooms, zucchini, bell peppers, pea shoots, mung bean sprouts, onions, scallions and tofu or tempeh makes an ideal accompaniment for meats, seafood or chicken….
Fresh Vegetables, Active Lifestyles and Soyfoods All Begin in the Garden
Ankeny, Iowa—Plant the seeds for a healthful summer with garden fruits and vegetables to complement your favorite soyfoods. The Soyfoods Council offers fresh ideas for pairing homegrown produce with the plant-based protein of soyfoods including tofu, soy yogurt and soymilk. The health benefits you’ll realize from the exercise of gardening are just the beginning. You’ll also be preparing to enjoy a harvest of fresh vegetables right out of your own garden. Soyfoods make it easy to pair protein with seasonal fruits and vegetables….
Tofu Stars When National Soyfoods Month Meets National Poetry Month
Ankeny, Iowa, April 7, 2011—In celebration of National Soyfoods Month in April—which also happens to be National Poetry Month—foodie poet, food editor and soyfoods fan Gail Bellamy has for the second year in a row written a poem for the occasion. This year’s poem, “If American Kids Had Encountered Tofu in the 1920s,” is posted on the Soyfoods Council website at www.thesoyfoodscouncil.com….