...As a lover of miso and tahini, making a mixture to spread on bread and I would imagine that this qualifies, (for soy intake when dealing with osteoperosis) but wondering if tofu (firm and raw) is to be avoided, or used sparingly?
I try to avoid tamari given the high salt content and instead use a substitute.
Your spread sounds divine and would certainly qualify and of course avoid the tamari if need be. Yes, I would use tofu sparingly. There seems to be a great deal of misunderstanding in how tofu was used traditionally in Asia - it was often fermented and always used as a side dish with the emphasis on other parts of the meal such as whole grains and vegetables.
In the West, we latched onto it and quickly there was a monstrous proliferation of soy products - soy milk, soy ice cream, soy cheese, soy sandwich meat, soy turkey, and on and on. So a person gets up in the morning and can easily have every piece of food they put in their mouth be a soy product. This simply was not the manner in which it was used. I prefer to eat it in the traditional way and avoid all other soy products.
Wise Woman Team