Local Highlight - Tofu
Did you know the tofu served in the Marketplace is local and organic?
This week’s local highlight is certified organic Tofu produced by the House Foods America Corporation. When House Foods Japan partnered with Hinode Tofu brand in 1983, House Foods America was born, and they have been premium tofu purveyors ever since. Made from 100% U.S. grown soybeans, House Foods Organic Tofu is made just 32 miles from Oxy. Dedicated to healthy products and environmental preservation, they have earned a variety of certifications including Non GMO Project Verified, Quality Insurance International Organic, Good Manufacturing Practice, and more. They also installed a rooftop solar system in 2010 to help deal with the carbon footprint of making 70 million blocks of tofu per year.
Accepted theory holds that tofu was invented in 179 BC by a prince in the Han Dynasty of China – yours won’t be made by royalty, but it will probably taste better that way. Modern tofu begins with a strict selection process for soybeans, a 13 hour soak, and grinding into a pulp which is then heated and filtered for uniformity, allowing the soy proteins to coagulate more evenly. The tofu curds are then left to rest in a cloth-lined box, and finally pressed to eliminate excess water. Choose tofu for a healthy vegetarian protein option.
Salad Bar All Week: Organic tomatoes, baby greens, tofu, and balsamic vinaigrette. Local cucumbers, carrots, peppers, salsa, and lettuce.
Wednesday: Stir-Fry to Order: Local/Organic Tofu, Local veggies
Organic Potato Bar
Homestyle Dinner: Local/Organic Tofu
Thursday: Organic Bar: Local/Organic zucchini and squash
Friday: Homestyle Lunch: Local/Organic Tofu
Homestyle Dinner: Local mushrooms and veggies
Johnson Student Center, 2nd Floor