The Soyfoods Council and Iowa Restaurant Association Present Four Award Winning Iowa Chefs’ Takes on Mori Nu Soft Silken Tofu Dressings
October 20, 2021- Des Moines, IA- The Soyfoods Council and The Iowa Restaurant Association challenged four Iowa chefs to create consumer-friendly recipes using soy. Each made an original salad dressing, featuring Mori-Nu soft silken tofu as the base. The recipes are featured in a series of Youtube videos where viewers are invited into the chefs’ kitchens to see how the dressing are made, as well as to hear about the flavor profiles and health considerations.
“These soy salad dressing videos demonstrate how easy it is to incorporate this product into your diet while also showing off some of the talented chefs from around the state.” said Linda Funk, Executive Director of The Soyfoods Council. “The health benefits of soy are endless, and we’re hopeful that through this series we will be able to inspire consumers to feel confident and excited to get creative with soy in their own kitchens.”
Chef Aaron Holt, Sysco Iowa & Doolittle Farms, Ankeny
Chef Lorena Alomia, Delicias by Lorena, Des Moines
Chef Chad Vanderploegh, Iowa Events Center, Des Moines
Chef Matt Drennan, Flemings Prime Steakhouse, West Des Moines
“Chefs are always looking for new ways to delight patrons with their creativity,” said Jessica Dunker, President and CEO of the Iowa Restaurant Association. “Soft-silken tofu is a double win- it has a great texture and format to capture flavors and fantastic health benefits.”
Videos will be posted every week on both the social media pages of the Iowa Restaurant Association and The Soyfoods Council and as well as on both companies YouTube pages.
The Soyfoods Council
The Soyfoods Council is part of the Iowa Soybean Association. The mission of The Soyfoods Council is to serve as a catalyst, leader and facilitator to mainstream soy-based foods into the global marketplace-America and beyond. www.thesoyfoodscouncil.com
Iowa Restaurant Association
The Iowa Restaurant Association is an advocacy organization supporting Iowa's industry with educational and promotional programs across the state. www.restraurantiowa.com
Morinaga Nutritional Foods, Inc.
Morinaga Nutritional Foods, Inc. (MNF) is a producer of soy and tofu products and is known for the shelf-stable brand, Mori-Nu Silken Tofu, Mori-Nu Silken Soy Purée, and Mori-Nu Plus Fortified Tofu. MNF is also a producer of probiotics and postbiotic ingredients for the U.S. and worldwide. As a leader in nutritional advancement, they have conducted considerable research to develop a premium line of probiotic and postbiotic strains including LAC-Shield™, a proprietary (pasteurized Lactobacillus paracasei) postbiotic that is added in the Fortified Tofu. Since 1985, MNF is dedicated to providing food products that deliver nutritional content and taste great, driven by passion for innovation and quality. www.morinu.com
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