Soy Recipes – Great Party Ideas

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    In this video, Linda Funk, Executive Director of The Soyfoods Council, shows some great ways to entertain with delicious and healthy recipes. Edamame dip works with vegetables and can also be used as a spread for a wonderful bruschetta. Soybean salsa and tofu ranch dip are great ways to get your guests to enjoy eating vegetables. Last, a soy version of an Irish cream. Finish by setting some fresh flowers and a few candles and enjoy your guests.

    Linda Funk: Hi! I am Linda Funk and I'm the Executive Director of The Soyfoods Council, and today we're going to have fun. We are putting together a party and the party is going to have soy foods and really healthy soy foods in them. So let's get started.

    First of all we are going to serve that edamame hummus and it's so incredibly easy to make. All we're going to do is take the shelled Edamame, cook it according to the package directions, put it in a food processor and then we're going to add one teaspoon of cumin, two cloves of garlic minced, a little bit of salt, add one tablespoon of soybean oil.

    We're going to process that to a nice consistency and most likely we're going to add about three tablespoons of water and three tablespoons of lemon juice. Process again. Add just a little bit more lemon juice or water until you get the desired consistency and then it's ready to serve with your favorite chips or vegetables. It's so great, that we can actually get a few more vegetable into our daily diet here, right here at this party.

    Then what we decided to do is make our own brochette. So what we did was take the baguette slice it on a diagonal, put it in the broiler just for one or two minutes, do watch carefully so you don't burn it. Then we took the edamame hummus, spread it over the top and sprinkled a little bit of dice tomato on top. And, again, it's so delicious and it's so pretty.

    Then you've got to listen to this. This is the easiest dip recipe you've ever made and guess what, no cholesterol and no saturated fat. All we are taking is this Silken Tofu package, draining it, putting it into the food processor and then adding one packet of the Ranch dressing mix. Processing it up, making it nice and smooth putting into your serving dish and serving with vegetables. Nobody will ever know that it's not laden with fat and calories.

    Then there is this ever popular edamame in the pod. What you do is you take the edamame out of the freezer and steam it. You either out it in the microwave or in top of the range. Take it out; put it on your serving dish sprinkle with coarse salt. Just remind your friends that the pod is not edible, and then we have this really great salsa recipe.

    It's so fun for parties because it's full of color and full of flavor. The recipe is, one can 15 ounces of black soybeans, one can 15 ounces tan soybeans, both rinsed and drained. Then one can 11 ounces of the Mexican Corn, one can 15 ounces of the diced tomato, half a cup of chopped red onion, mix it all together and then when you are ready to serve take the juice of two fresh limes and squeeze it over the top for a really fresh flavor, then serve with your tortilla chips.

    Then we are really going to have fun, we're going to make our own Irish Cream with a few soy products. So it will be just a little bit healthier. We take this sweetened condensed, milk one can. Pour it into our pitcher like we have here. Then we add one cup of dairy half and half, one cup of soy vanilla soy milk, take and stir it up and you can feel when it's really nicely combined.

    Then we're going to add a tablespoon of chocolate syrup and then to finish we have three fourth cup of Irish Whisky and a third cup of Rum. And then after it's nicely combined you just serve on the rocks and there you have it, great party ideas, easy party ideas and healthy party ideas.

    So with that, have a great party. For more information, go to thesoyfoodscouncil.

    com where there are a lot more recipes and the most up to date health information on soy protein.

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