Tofu in the Air Fryer

tofu in the air fryerSelect firm or extra firm tofu.  Place in a towel to absorb excess moisture.  Dice tofu in small pieces.  Marinade in:

  • 1/4 C. liquid aminos
  • 2 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1-2 Tbsp. Sriracha sauce
  • 2 Tbsp. maple syrup
  • 2 tsp. sesame oil

Marinate for 20-30 minutes.  Set Air Fryer to 375 degrees.  I baked mine for 10-15 minutes and served with sprouted brown rice and broccoli.

 

What’s the deal about SOY?

A lot of people are concerned about soy because of the phytoestrogens they contain.  It’s no wonder – soy has been found to have both an anti-estrogenic effect in some cases, and a pro-estrogenic effects in others.  Trying to completely understand the science and chemistry behind it makes my own head hurt. 

Soy can dramatically improve menopausal symptoms, as well as reduce the risk for certain cancers. 

However, soy is a great source of plant-based protein and can be a viable alternative to animal products for those who want to maintain a plant-based lifestyle.  

Let’s get some facts straight.  

There is a difference in soy.  Fermented (miso, tempeh) and unfermented (tofu, soy milk).  Researchers have found that unfermented soy can help protect against prostate cancer. 

Bottom line, unless you have a soy allergy, chances are consuming soy products will be GOOD for you.  When you are choosing your soy-based foods, make sure you are choosing a non-GMO or organic product.  By law, organic products have to be GMO.  

For those that want more of a scientific explanation, these are great unbiased resources: 

https://nutritionfacts.org/video/gmo-soy-and-breast-cancer/

https://nutritionfacts.org/video/who-shouldnt-eat-soy/



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