What is an easy, yummy Vegan meal to make for a group of non-Vegan hungry people? Well, stir fry always comes to mind for me. It is easy to make a large amount of food and usually gets gobbled right up. It does requires a little prep work (chop chop) but then you can sit back, relax and watch the game until halfway through 2nd quarter if you are aiming for a half-time dinner hour :)
It took me about 20 min to prep so I started chopping up veggies before kick off.
1 lg. sweet onion, thick slices
Red, yellow, orange and green peppers, sliced
1 c. bean sprouts
3 lg. carrots, chopped
1 med. head bok choy, chopped stems and greens
1 lg. zucchini, thick sliced
1 c. baby bella mushrooms, halved or quartered
1 small Savoy cabbage, sliced
2 packages extra-firm organic tofu, marinated**
1/2 c. chopped cashews
2/3 c. fresh squeezed OJ
1/2 c. tamari
1 Tbs. agave nectar syrup
1/2 Tbs. Sriracha hot sauce
2 Tbs. freshly grated ginger
3 cloves grated or minced garlic
1/2 Tbs. sesame oil
So, prep work was done after a lil chop chop and whisk whisk. I let things sit for about an hour and a half before I started to cook so it was perfect for a lil football watching ;)
1. Start the tofu first (it takes a bit longer if you want it nice and crisp). I use a large non-stick skillet for this. Keep the skillet on med/high heat, drain tofu in a colander (reserve marinade for stir-fry) and pan-fry in the skillet. Add the cashews after about 10 minutes and continue to cook until crispy on all sides.
2. While the tofu is cooking, stir fry veggies in a wok or large skillet. Add leftover marinade to veggie stir-fry and cook until veggies are tender but still a little crisp.
3. Stay near the stove and toss your veggies with tongs every few minutes while flipping the tofu with a non-stick spatula every few minutes. Yes you can multi-task I promise! **Peek around the counter top and check out the game score… Gooooo PACKERS!!!!!!
4. Cook it up then serve it up. Yumm!
Ding ding ding! Dinner is served!
Oh yes, I also made some cooked kale and rainbow swiss chard with tamari, ginger and sesame seeds. So yum! And of course brown rice.
Can you tell I get really excited about yummy vegan food? Duh, welcome to my blog.
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