Sesame Tofu Stir-Fry


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This meal is one of my staples when I’m too tired to think of something else to cook, or when I really need some vegetables.

It’s an Asian stir fry made with whatever vegetables you wish (though carrot and broccoli are always good to start with), tofu, and sesame-soy-ginger sauce.

Ingredients:

  • Veggies (any and all!) – I used broccoli, carrots, and mushroo
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    Garlic, leek, jalepeno, carrots, broccoli

    ms (and jalepeno for spice)

  • Trifecta of Awesomeness (Garlic, Ginger, Leek) – diced
  • Tofu (firm/extra-firm) – cubed
  • Can of assorted Asian stir-fry vegetables (baby corn, water chestnut, etc.)

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    Mushrooms and Asian stir-fry veggies

  • Fresh Thai Basil
  • Sesame Seeds
  • Sauce: Soy sauce, sesame oil, chili oil, paprika, salt, pepper, cornstarch (if desired, to make a thicker sauce)

Directions:

Saute garlic and leek in olive or grapeseed oil.

Add veggies (firmest first) and saute until slightly tender.  Add drained can of Asian stir-fry veggies.

Squeeze all excess water from the tofu and cube.  Season tofu with paprika, salt, pepper, soy sauce and a drizzle of sesame oil.  Coat with sesame seeds.

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Tofu with sesame seeds

While veggies are cooking, saute tofu in a separate pan.

Mix the sauce together– 4 tbsp  soy/1 tsp sesame/chili oil if you have it.  Add a teaspoon of cornstarch if you would like a thicker sauce (and a little water if you like)

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stir-fry

Add sauce and tofu to the veggie stir fry and cook for a minute to combine.  Add fresh thai basil for the last minute or so.  Enjoy!

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Sesame Tofy Stir-Fry

October 2, 2011
Food, Recipe

 
 

Coconut-Curried veggies with Tofu or Chicken


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When you cook a meal, the main focus doesn’t necessarily have to be the protein source.  Many dishes can be made with interchangeable proteins.  In this meal we made curried Bok Choy, green beans, zuchinni, and white yams and topped it with either chicken or tofu.

The curried veggies were delicious.  Here’s how:

Ingredients:

Green beans
Bok Choy
Zuchinni
Sweet potato or yam, or white yam (to thicken and sweeten the curry)
Coconut milk (beverage or can)
Trifecta of awesomeness (Garlic, ginger, and leek)
Tofu and/or Chicken
Sesame seeds
Olive oil, corn starch, paprika, curry powder, paprika, turmeric (curry type spices)
Thai basil, Fresh Mint

Method:

Dice sweet potatoes or white yams, and boil until quite soft.  They will be added to the sauteed veggies to create a creamier curry

Saute the garlic and leek in a little oil in a large wok.

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Fresh Mint

Add the green beans and zucchini, and the bok choy a little later

Add half of the ginger.

Add the boiled sweet potatoes to the wok.

Stir in about 1-2 cups of coconut milk beverage, or half a can of coconut milk.

Season with salt, pepper, curry spices, turmeric, paprika, garam masala, etc.
Add the remaining ginger, chopped mint, and some fresh thai basil
Thicken with a little corn starch blended in cold water if necessary.

 

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Sauteeing the veggies with potatoes

Proteins:

To make your protein, simply season your tofu or chicken with the same spices you are adding to the curry.

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Proteins: seasoned chicken and tofu

Add sesame seeds as well if desired.

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Add sesame seeds and spices while cooking

Saute in a small pan until cooked through and add to the curried veggies when serving.

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Cooking proteins and veggies separately

Finished!

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Tofu(left) and Chicken(right) with curried veggies

Two options.. tofu or chicken!

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Chicken!

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Tofu!

 

April 21, 2011
Food, Recipe

 
 

Sesame Tofu Stir Fry with Udon Noodles


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Sesame Tofu Stir Fry with Udon Noodles

 

Our dinner: Tofu, cabbage, carrots, pea shoots, and udon noodles stir fried in a sesame ‘teriyaki -ish”  type sauce.

Our thoughts: Pretty tasty, but it would probably be improved by some toasted sesame seeds for crunchiness and  some fresh pineapple

March 27, 2011
Food