I was disappointed to hear that the Superfoods for Women book is out of
print. Oh, well, here are 3 recipes from that book:
Adzuki Bean Salad with Tofu
One 15-ounce can adzuki beans, drained and rinsed
1/2 cup chopped red onion
1 green bell pepper, seeded and chopped
1 celery stalk with leaves, diced
1/2 cup rice vinegar
Pinch of salt
Pinch of pepper
1/2 teaspoon dried cilantro
1 cup diced firm tofu
Combine all ingredients except tofu; blend well. Gently stir in tofu.
Marinate at room temperature for 30 min or in refrigerator for an hour or
more. Can be made a day ahead and refrigerated. 6 servings.
Spicy Baked Soybeans
1 1/2 cups dried soybeans
1 medium onion, diced
1/2 cup each soy sauce, molasses, and chili sauce or tomato sauce
2 slices fresh ginger (optional)
2 1/2 cups boiling water
1/2 teaspoon salt
Put soybeans into a 4-quart pot, pour in about 3 quarts of cold water, and
let beans soak overnignt. The next day, drain and rinse the beans,
discarding the soaking liquid.
Preheat oven to 300 degrees F
Put onion in bottom of bean pot or heavy casserole with a lid. Add beans,
soy sauce, molasses, tomato or chili sauce, and ginger. Pour the boiling
water over all.
Bake, covered, for 4 hours or until tender. Remove lid, stir in the salt and
pepper to your taste, and bake 30 minutes longer. Add a little more water if
beans seem dry.
Can be made ahead and refrigerated or frozen. May need to add water when
(Like all bean recipes, this is pretty flexible; can be adapted by
precooking beans in microwave or pressure cooker, and flavorings can be
changed to your taste)
"Creamed" Broccoli and Potatoes
1 bunch fresh or 2 10-ounce packages frozen broccoli
16 small new potatoes
3 cups soy milk or skim milk
1/4 cup flour
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon white pepper
8 scallions, chopped
Wash, trim, and slice broccoli stems. Leave florets whole. Steam fresh
broccoli until tender, 3-5 minutes. Or cook frozen broccoli according to
package directions; drain.
Scrub potatoes, trim defects, but don't peel. Boil in separate container
until tender, about 10 minutes; drain.
Heat 2 cups of the soy milk in saucepan until scalded but not boiling
Meanwhile, combine remaining cold milk with flour and seasonings in a jar.
Cover and shake well to blend (or whip in a bowl with a whisk). Strain into
the hot milk, and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until thick
and bubbling. Simmer over low heat 3 to 5 minutes, stirring often, to cook
Gently stir in the broccoli, potatoes, and scallions.