I made this last week, but thought it would be a great Meatless Monday dinner!
Bill teaches on Tuesday nights so isn’t home for dinner. I admit I definitely have to talk myself into cooking when its just Isabella and I. This week I was so tempted to just go out to dinner ,but the arctic temperatures here in Brooklyn definitely made me not want to go out more than I wanted not to cook . And I’m trying to avoid take out during the week. Ok, so what to make thats quick and easy. I decided on Soba noodles with Tofu and veggies. The beauty of this recipe ,or any stir fry recipe really, is you can substitute the veggies and use what you like or have on hand. We had carrots (not my fave but Isabella likes them), broccoli, and spinach-so thats what I used! This came together in about 30 minutes and was a healthy, yummy dinner. Glad I resisted the temptation to just order take out!
1 Package Soba Noodles
1 Package extra Firm Organic Tofu, *drained and cut into cubes
1 /4 cup Bragg’s Amino Acids (I use Braggs as a healthier substitute for soy sauce in all my cooking)
2 Tablespoons Apple Cider VInegar
1 Tablespoon Sunflower oil (or other light oil)
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 inch piece fresh ginger, grated
1 Tablespoon Coconut Oil for sautéing
3 carrots, sliced into pieces diagonally
1 head of broccoli, chopped into florets (stems discarded)
1/4 cup water
1 cup baby spinach
4 scallions, chopped
1/4 cup peanuts, chopped (optional)
Hot Sauce (optional)
Mix Bragg’s Aminos, apple cider vinegar, oil, garlic, and ginger in a large bowl. Add cubed tofu and toss to coat and let marinate for 10 minutes.
Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Once boiling, add sea salt to the water. Add soba noodles and cook according to package directions .Mine took 7 minutes to cook. Drain and set aside.
Heat coconut oil in a large skillet on medium high heat . Add tofu (reserve the marinade) to pan and brown on all sides. Remove tofu from pan. Add a little more coconut oil if needed, raise heat to high, and add broccoli and carrots. add water to deglaze pan. Stir fry on high heat until veggies are crisp tender, about 4-5 minutes. You want them to retain their color. Pour reserved mariinade into pan. Add tofu bacck in and stir to combine everything. Cook an additionall 2 mibnutes. . Pour over Soba Noodles, top with scallons and peanuts.