Dr Oz: Mystery Healthy Ingredient
Dr Oz knows that when it comes to trying new foods, a lot of people will avoid it at all costs Approximately 60% of Dr Oz’s viewers admitted that they avoid trying to new foods, which is why he wanted to talk more about it. A few of his audience members shared that they were too scared to try sushi and one woman admitted that she absolutely refused to try fish eyes, although she knew Dr Oz loved them. She even described her sister sucking the eyes out of fish when they were children, after they were cooked, and she was scarred ever since.
Dr Oz said there was one specific healthy ingredient that too many people were afraid to even try. Dr Oz revealed that he didn’t like it that much either, and wanted the woman to try and guess what he was talking about. Dr Oz said it was rich in iron and low in carbs. It’s normally off-white in color and is a great source of protein. She reached her hand inside the mystery box and felt the “cold, sponge-like” object. So what is it? Tofu!
Dr Oz: Make Tofu Taste Delicious
Dr Oz said he wanted to make everyone into a tofu-convert, so h welcomed Rich Landau, author of “Vedge” to share some of the delicious ways he cooks up tofu. Rich explained that tofu looks like a “white block of nothing” but it’s actually a soybean curd made the same way you make cheese. He suggested crumbling it up and adding seasoning, then putting it onto a corn tortilla and eating it like a taco. You should be sure to look for “extra firm” when buying tofu
Rich also suggested crusting tofu with tortilla chips and seasonings to make for a delicious, flavorful lunch or dinner. Sear it in Mexican spices in order to add some crunch and avoid the gooey-ness. You can also throw some tofu on the grill after marinating it to get some great crispy, flavor.
Be sure to check out the recipe below for pan-seared tofu with tortilla crust and tomato-tortilla sauce. Have you tried tofu yet? Do you have a go-to cooking technique? Will you try tofu now that you’ve heard the different ways to cook it?
Dr Oz: Health Benefits Based On Height
At the end of his show, Dr Oz said that height has long-since been linked to attractiveness, and now being tall is linked to a lower risk of heart disease. You have a 15% lower risk for every 2.5 inches of height, which means as a 6’0″ tall woman, I’m feeling pretty good right about now! If you’re petite, however, you have a lower risk of cancer, so it’s not all bad!
Dr Oz: Pan-Seared Tofu With Tortilla Crust & Tomato-Tortilla Sauce Recipe Ingredients
- 1/2 C chopped onion
- 6 plum tomatoes – roughly chopped
- 1/2 C tortilla chips – crushed or torn
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp ground or whole cumin
- 1 jalapeno
- 2-3 tbsp canola or olive oil for searing tofu
- 1 1/2 tbsp canola oil
- 1 clove garlic, crushed
- 2 tsp Latin spice blend
- 2 C vegetable stock
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 1 chipotle
- 16 oz block of tofu cut into 3 equal slabs
- 2 C tortilla chips – crushed in food processor
Dr Oz: Pan-Seared Tofu With Tortilla Crust & Tomato-Tortilla Sauce Recipe Directions
- Use a saucepan to heat the 1/2 tbsp of oil for the sauce over medium-high heat until it’s gently rippling
- Add onion and garlic and brown lightly for about 3-5 minutes
- Mix in tomatoes, spice blend, 1/2 C tortillas, vegetable stock, salt, pepper, and cumin
- Allow the sauce to simmer on medium heat for about five minutes, then take off heat
- Let the sauce cool
- Pan-sear the tofu
- When the tofu is done, take the tofu out of the pan and put it into a mixing bowl to toss with crushed tortilla crumbs
- Serve the tofu over the sauce and sprinkle with extra crumbs