This is a very simple weeknight meal around "casa dos Hernandez" a.k.a. our house.
I am always ready for a hearty balanced meal after I teach my I Burn class and this is full of beautiful veggies and seasoned tofu for protein!When you are just plain hungry or in a hurry its easy to grab that pre-made stir-fry sauce but when you read that label you will see its loaded with added sugar and saturated fat! All you really need here are a few Simple ingredients that you probably have on hand to make the sauce!
Sliced Carrot, red bell pepper, green onion, garlic and broccoli make a great stir-fry base! Time saver-If you have an extra minute or just get that chopping groove on, chop a bunch of it and keep refrigerated or frozen for other meals!
Marinate The Tofu while you chop the veggies...
And the toss it all in a hot wok with avocado oil, when all veggies are al dente add the homemade sweet and spicy and oh so yummy sauce!
Sweet and Spicy Veggie Stir-fry
1 T avocado oil
1 block extra firm tofu sliced
1 red bell pepper sliced
2 stalks of broccoli chopped into florets ( i use the whole stalk for extra fiber)
2 medium carrots sliced diagonally
4 cloves garlic minced
5 green onions sliced diagonally
*optional* I added a handful of toasted cashews that i put in a 375 degree oven for 8 minutes with a dash of sea salt . shake after 4 minutes and then cook for last 4.
1/4 cup tamari
2 T hot sauce ( i used my homemade "spicy love", want the recipe?)
2 tsp black toasted sesame seeds
2 tsp sesame oil
1 packet truvia ( could use agave or honey)
2 T organic peanut butter powder mixed with 2 tablespoons water
1 T rice vinegar
3 T water
1 cup organic brown rice
1 1/2 cup water
1 T coconut milk powder
1 T grated turmeric
Dash of sea salt
Directions: Boil water for rice, add rice coconut milk powder, salt and turmeric. Reduce to low and simmer 20 minutes.
Mix all ingredients for sauce and and pour over tofu to marinate.
Heat avocado oil in large pan or wok, add garlic, then veggies and toss, once veggies look bright in color add tofu with sauce cook another few minutes until veggies are cooked al dente, toss in green onion and toasted cashews.
Serve with rice if you are having a carb meal and or with a big green salad!
Happy Healthy Eating!