This post is dedicated to my “manang” (older sister), who is trying out vegetarianism/veganism for a month, in which I am very proud of. She is doing her best to try get healthy and start making healthier dishes for her family. And, I am trying to help her with some recipes and some vegan dish ideas.
This dish is super easy! If you have tofu, veggies, and sauce, you are set!
Note: You can use any veggies you would like: zucchini, squash, spinach, peas, mung bean sprouts, carrots, green beans, broccoli, sugar snap peas, edamame, etc.
Today, this is what I made using the local produce I got from the CSA (community supported agriculture).
- 1 package of firm tofu (squared/sliced)
- 4 carrots (sliced)
- 1 bell pepper (sliced)
- 1 large onion (sliced)
- 1.5 cups of broccoli
- 1.5 cups of green beans (I used “gold rush”, which is why it looks a bit yellow)
- 4 cloves of garlic (minced)
- 1 cup of vegetable broth
- 8 to 10 tablespoons of any organic teriyaki sauce
- 2 tablespoons of fresh ground ginger
- 1.5 tablespoon of corn starch (this is to thicken your sauce)
- liquid aminos to taste (instead of salt)
- ground black pepper
- 1 tablespoons sesame seeds (optional)
- 1 tablespoon of toasted sesame seed oil (optional). Add this after you are finished cooking the stir fry.
- Sriracha Sauce (for spice)…this is optional. Just add little by little. You can also add any type of Asian hot sauce.
- 3 tablespoons of grape seed oil
- Saute garlic, ginger and onions in 1 tablespoon of grape seed oil for a minute or two, right before the onions are transparent.
- Add the rest of your veggies.
- Mix vegetable broth with the corn starch, then add to the cooking veggies.
- Add teriyaki sauce.
- In another pan, cook sliced up tofu in grape seed oil. After 5 minutes of cooking the tofu, add a bit of liquid aminos to it. Then, cook for another 5 minutes.
- Add the tofu to the veggie pot.
- Stir and cook together for about 10 to 15 minutes.
- Serve over quinoa or brown rice.
Veggies in sauce cooking.
Note: supporting your local organic farmers is better for the environment and for yourself. You get the produce fresh off of the plants/trees, without traveling thousands of miles (burning fuel), and without pesticides/chemicals that could be dangerous to your health and to the earth.