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FEBRUARY 3, 2009

Book cover of Tommy Tofu Saves the Day
Dex

Posted by: Dex
8:02am

Today I'd like to introduce you all to my friend Tommy Tofu! He's white and squishy, and the star of his very own children's book!

Izz

Posted by: Izz
8:09am

That's right, and the book is written by Joanne Rose, who you'll get to meet next time. But let's start with Tommy. Everyone at home is wondering: what are you made of? Are you eco-friendly?

Tommy Tofu

Posted by: Tommy Tofu
8:12am

I am made from yummy soy beans. Tofu is sometimes called "soya bean curd" and it also comes in exciting different textures. I can be soft and firm. And eco-friendly too!

Dex

Posted by: Dex
8:15am

So, you're actually food, right?

Tommy Tofu

Posted by: Tommy Tofu
8:18am

Yes! I can be found in supermarkets and health stores. I am packed full of plant protein which is very healthy for kids and adults.

Izz

Posted by: Izz
8:25am

So, what's life as tofu like? What do you like to do? What's your favorite food?

Tommy Tofu

Posted by: Tommy Tofu
8:29am

Mainly I like to go on adventures in the garden with my best friends: Zachary Zucchini, Lucy Lettuce, Casey Carrot, and Polly Potato. You can meet them in my book too. I'm a vegan which means I eat food from plants. My favorite foods are fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts, and seeds.

Dex

Posted by: Dex
8:33am

Cool, so I guess you really love plants! We have a garden too, in the summer. Do you have any good ideas for a tofu snack?

Tommy Tofu

Posted by: Tommy Tofu
8:36am

Yeah! Tofu can be used to make anything. You can put me in delicious smoothies, ice cream, and even veggie burgers. Here's how to make a tasty, healthy, and vegan smoothie: You need soft tofu, fresh fruit, soy milk, ice cubes, and natural sweetener if you want. Blend everything together and serve!

Izz

Posted by: Izz
8:40am

Awesome, let's do it! I never knew soy products liked to talk so much. You should try talking to your food and see what it says!