Tofu Stir Fry

As mainly a plant-based eater, I love good stir fry, and it’s a meal I regularly cook at home for me and hubby. It’s a great colourful dish, and I love the vibrancy of the vegetables, rather than beige foods, which makes me feel bloated and lethargic. Instead, a stir fry fills me with energy and provides a good supply of vitamins, minerals, and even protein. For protein, I add Tofu, but if you are a meat eater then you can prepare and use your preferred meat.

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I love a sweet and salty sauce, which is pretty much the classic basic sauce most would make. For the sweetness, I use maple syrup and sometimes even golden syrup, but for a non-vegan, you can also use honey.

For the veg, I usually buy whole foods, and chop, slice and dice them myself, but feel free to buy pre-prepared if you so wish.

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So, to the recipe!

Prep time: 25 mins

Cook time: 20 mins

Serves: 4

For the stir fry:

2 tbsp of preferred oil (i used olive oil)

1 Small Red Chilli  – chopped

6 medium Mushrooms – Sliced

1 Red bell pepper – sliced

100g Sugar snaps (whole)

100g Tenderstem Broccoli – Halved

1 Carrot – Shaved

280g Extra firm Tofu (preferred brand – Tofoo Naked Tofu) – Diced

1 tbsp ground Tumeric

Salt and pepper

For the Sauce:

3 tbsp Soy sauce

1 tbsp Golden Syrup

1/2 tsp turmeric

1 tbsp water

To serve:

Noodles or rice

Lemon or Lime

The method:

Prepare the veg as described above, and heat the oil in the wok. Cook the chilli for a minute then add the mushrooms, then leave 2 minutes between each vegetable, adding the carrots last, leave to cook at medium to low heat (to avoid overcooking).

Chop the tofu and season with turmeric, salt, and pepper, and then fry until crisp, set aside.

If you are serving with noodles, prepare your chosen noodles as stated on pack and mix with the veg.

Prepare the sauce by mixing all of the ingredients and add to the veg and noodles, ensuring everything is covered.

Top with the tofu, serve and enjoy! Sqweez some lemon or lime for extra flavor.

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2 thoughts on “Tofu Stir Fry

  1. Oh I love this! I can’t wait to try it.
    I’ve been a vegetarian my whole life. My mum turned vegi when she was 9 when they moved to a second floor flat that was opposite a chicken slaughter house and what she whiteness made her vow to never eat meat again. 48 years later and she’s now a vegan 🥰 although I personally couldn’t be a vegan I’ve always remained a vegetarian 💜
    I love how popular it is now as growing up it was genuinely a nightmare to find anywhere that served vegetarian options! Thank you for sharing xxx

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    1. I went from meat eater to mostly plant based (no meat or dairy) almost over night once i watched What The Health on netflix. Its been at least a year and a half now. However I do think it’s possible to have a healthy balanced diet, even for meat eaters, but from an ethical point of view i would struggle to ever go back. Let me know how it turns out when you try it :-). Xx

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