Tofu by itself is quite plain and flavorless, that said - i use it almost all the time. It's great! It collects the flavors around it and works much like a blank canvas. I love it
My personal favorite use for tofu is in an obvious choice - stir fry.
I never measure my recipes, preferring to wing it.. but here's a quick run down of my favorite setup
Tons of BBQ sauce
(light) Brown Sugar
Chile pepper (spice)
Ground Red Pepper
(and other matching spices, as you prefer)
I don't mix by amount so much as sight taste and smell.. you might need to try a few times to get something you're happy with.
Mix it all up in a big bowl, toss in your chopped tofu (i like mine about 1-inch cubes) and stir well. (I always use tupperware and just close the lid with the tofu inside and shake it up instead of stirring). Let it sit in the firdge/freezer for a bit while you chop up the veggies...
Ginger, Carrots, Snap Peas, Bok Choy, Peppers (red/green/yellow), Pinneapple, onion, potatoes - really any veggies you have on hand will do - all cut up into chopsticks.
Using Peanut Oil, preferably in a Wok or similar, heat it up nice and hot (careful!) and then add the tofu slowly. Make sure to consistently stir your tofu to get cooked on all sides. As the tofu is cooking, toss the veggies in the still-sauced tupperware and shake it up a bit (you can make more sauce, but i prefer my veggies a bit more crisp). Once the tofu is mostly cooked - about 5 minutes - remove from heat and toss in the veggies. Let them cook until you're happy with the texture (i let mine just barely start to brown). When done, mix up with the tofu and garnish with green onion.
Serve with white Rice + tortillas
I like to kick up my rice too - when making rice consider these different choices..
1) before boiling the water+rice, heat up a little bit of peanut oil and toss in some garlic and ginger (Don't let it burn!). Mix well and then add some finely diced onion. Toss in the rice and coat with the oil. Then cook as usual.
2) Instead of just water, use some heavy cream or milk for creamier rice. (i'd say 2 parts water to 1 part milk/cream) ..
for more exotic delish, use coconut milk instead of the water
3) when the rice is about done, spray with some lemon/lime juice - just a bit.
4) when rice is about done, mix in the greens of green onions for a light garnish.
Okay now i'm starved
Hope you give it a try, it's amazing