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Also called “bean curd”, tofu is a culinary chameleon. It has a bland taste on its own but readily picks up flavours of the other food and the seasonings you cook it with. Tofu can be found in the produce section or the refrigerated section in heath-food stores and many supermarkets. Tofu is high in protein, vitamins, calcium, and other minerals and is cholesterol-free. The firm style is best as a meat replacer, especially when marinated, baked, or stir-fried. For an extra chewy, meaty texture, tofu can be frozen, then thawed. Soft tofu can be blended to make creamy dressings, mayo, puddings and dips.