Tofu is a popular meat substitute for vegetarians and vegans. Not only does tofu’s texture make a great substitute for meat, but it is also a good source of certain nutrients. A half cup of tofu contains 10 grams of protein, 25% of the daily value of calcium, and 11% of iron. Tofu absorbs other flavors very well (this is a good thing).
Millet is a seed. In fact, you may recognize it as a primary ingredient in bird seed. Millet is also a good seed to cook with for human consumption. It is nutritious and acts more like a grain than a seed, making it versatile.
Quinoa, pronounced keen-wah, is becoming a staple in an increasing number of households. Yet, at the same time, many people have never heard of it. I use it in many recipes because it’s packed with nutrition and cooks quickly. It is an excellent source of protein, making it a popular choice for vegetarians. So… what is it?