I’ve been trying to come up with some meals that are more well-rounded (protein/veggies/carb). Today I came up with a simple stir fry that is yummy and filling.
Simple Tofu Stir Fry
1/2 package of tofu (soft or firm)
1 1/2 cup broccoli
1/2 cup carrots
1/4 onion, diced
1 garlic clove, diced
1 serving udon noodles, cooked
2 tsp ponzu
1/2 tsp hot chili oil
1/2 tsp sesame oil
suggested spices: turmeric, cayenne pepper, garlic powder, curry powder
Start by chopping your veggies, onion, and garlic. Then boil some water in a medium saucepan. Once the water boils, add the udon noodles.
Once the noodles are cooked, drain them and run cold water over top (it helps prevent them from sticking together). Set the noodles aside until the veggies and tofu are cooked.
Pour a tiny bit of vegetable oil into a large frying pan and set to medium heat. Add the onion and garlic. Saute for about a minute, then add the veggies.
Cook the veggies until they are slightly cooked (about 3-5 minutes). Push them to one side and add the tofu. You can mix the tofu into the veggies if you like. I’m just the kind of (crazy) person that likes to keep things separate.
Add the spices to the tofu and mix well. You can add a splash of ponzu to the veggies and a tiny bit of chili oil to the tofu.
While the tofu cooks, add the ponzu, hot chili oil, and sesame oil to the medium saucepan. Mix in the udon noodles then place the noodles on a plate.
You can drizzle a small amount of ponzu on top for extra flavor, but keep in mind that ponzu has a lot of salt in it! (It’s mostly soy sauce) If you don’t have ponzu, you can mix a bit of soy sauce, lime, and water together. You could also use spaghetti noodles if you can’t find udon noodles.
Now for a running story.
Today, I woke up at 6am (that was not the story). I went for a run. When I run, I feel like I am the queen of the world. So, when I encountered a five foot wide puddle, I decided to leap over it like a graceful gazelle. I lept, landed, and somewhere along the line lost my balance and dropped down to my knee. It’s really just a scrape and a bruise, but it was the first time I’ve fallen while running. The result:
I should blame my fall on the earthquakes we’ve been having instead of my lack of agility. Ah well, live and learn!
Have a wonderful, graceful day!