If you're a tofu sceptic, you might change your mind. Martha Rose Shulman, food columnist for The New York Times, has come up with new tofu dishes for your table that are simple to make even if you are a beginner. She said tofu can be prepared in multiple ways, with a wide range of cooking techniques to delight your taste buds.
You can fry it, grill it or toss it into salads. You can also find tofu in sandwiches and burgers.
Discover five new tofu dishes, including Food's Amazing Cilantro Tofu Sandwich, Tofu with Peanut-Ginger Sauce, Tofu With Hot Chipotle Barbecue Sauce, Spicy Tofu Marinade and Tofu With Orange Miso Peanut Sauce. Each menu provides step-by-step instructions. Plus, you will find nutritional information for each dish. By the time you finish reading these menus, you may consider adding tofu to your diet and eating it cooked in different ways, even you are not a vegetarian.
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The most successful Olympian in history, Michael Phelps, who won 22 medals from three Olympic Games, would be upset to learn he can still be beaten by water-loving animals such as penguins and dolphins.
In theory, humans could gain speed in the water by thickening our skin, because water is 800 times thicker than air and distorts soft bodies, causing drag and slowing us down. However, dolphins have thick skin like rubber that stop their blubber flapping and allowing the water to pass smoothly over them, resistance-free.
Another good way to gain a few precious seconds may be to wrap our body in a cloak of air bubbles similar to what penguins have. The bubbles act as a lubricant and drastically reduce drag, enabling penguins to reach top speeds.
Although the London 2012 Olympic Games are full of athletes who have broken world records and have won gold medals in sports such as weightlifting, swimming and archery, some of them may always be beaten by the world's most athletic animals. Jeremy Coles, a reporter on BBC Nature has examined "animal track and field stars". Learn how the world's strongest animals, most accurate archers and champion boxers measure up to Phelps and other record-breaking Olympians at http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/18996429