The news: Fresh, flavorful handmade tofu puts the big-brand stuff to shame. Look for it at farmers’ markets and natural-foods stores.
Feel-good factors: It has no preservatives and doesn’t use genetically modified soybeans. Protein-rich and low-fat, artisanal tofu is a great alternative to meat when eaten in moderation―up to 1 cup daily (it acts like weak estrogen, so avoiding big helpings may be wisest).
Ways to try it: Drizzle soft tofu with soy sauce; top with green onion and grated ginger. Add firm tofu to stews, or marinate in soy, chile, ginger, and garlic; grill.