Jared and I have been eating more and more vegetarian meals lately, and not just saving it for Meat-Free Monday’s. And the best part of it is that he is actually enjoying them! Once upon a time, he hated the thought of giving up one meat dinner a week, now he loves it. I brought home flavoured tofu last week and he actually gobbled it all down and asked if we could get more. Say whaaaaat?I didn’t dare question it though! I just did as requested, and got us some more tofu!
Genetic modification of soybeans is unfortunately really common, so it’s important to get organic tofu where possible. Macro is one of the brands we buy, as they are organic and do a wide range of plain and flavoured tofu. I bought a couple of their satay ones and decided to throw it in a stir fry for dinner tonight.
It just happened that we got some awesome Asian greens in our Ooooby Box this week too: a gigantic bunch of choy sum and some Chinese cabbage. There was also some green garlic and black zucchini, so I added them too!
I fried the tofu in some coconut oil until a bit crispy and golden on both sides, then added the veggies. There was so much in there that it almost didn’t fit in my wok!
When it’s this full, it’s almost impossible to stir it without getting food everywhere (I have learnt by attempting to do it more times than I’d like to admit). So to avoid this, I like to thin the sauce out with some water, pour it over the veggies, pop a lid on and let it steam for 5 minutes, opening and stirring every minute or so. This not only cooks the veggies, but as the veggies cook, they wilt and become so much easier to stir this way.
I dished it up tonight with some brown rice and good drizzle of sriracha. So, so good! Love a quick and easy weeknight dinner like this!
Now to put the kettle on for a cuppa, have a couple of cheeky square of rum and raisin for dessert, get under a blanket and put some Boardwalk Empire on. Adult life rocks sometimes!
Also, before I forget! If you’re looking for a good organic produce delivery service to try out, as most of you know, the one I use is Ooooby. I have been with them for many, many months now and I love them. Always really great service and produce! If you do want to try them out, please use the code ONEDISHAWAY when checking out. It will actually give you $15 off your first box. Awesome, right?
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 400g satay tofu, cut into desired size*
- 1/2 onion, sliced into wedges
- 1 green garlic, peeled and thinly sliced**
- 1 green onion, thinly sliced (white and light green parts only)
- 1 large red chilli, sliced
- 1 zucchini, sliced
- 1/4 of medium Chinese cabbage (approx. 300g), roughly chopped
- 1 large bunch of choy sum (approx. 400g), ends removed and then the bunch cut into 3 parts
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/4 cup low sodium tamari*
- 1 teaspoon honey
- 1/4 teaspoon cracked black pepper
- Heat oil in a large wok or pan.
- Add tofu to the pan and cook for 2 mins on each side, or until nice and golden.
- Mix together sauce ingredients.
- Add all of the veggies to the pan.
- Pour over the sauce and pop a lid on for 5 minutes to steam and cook the vegetables. Open lid and stir the pan every minute.
- * If you cannot find satay tofu, add 2 tablespoons each of natural peanut butter and water to the sauce mix
- ** Green garlic is young garlic that looks similar to leeks when peeled. If you can't get your hands on any, 2 cloves of garlic minced is a fine substitute.