Growing up, my mom would always make stir-fry for dinner with tons of veggies. My brother and I would groan and ask if we could eat cereal instead. Of course I feel bad about that now that I’m a grown up. So here I am trying to get others to eat veggie stir-fry!
And let me just tell you about this recipe, because I love talking about food. First of all, this stir-fry is so protein packed it will make you squeal with delight. Second, I used broccolini (aka broccoli rabe) instead of broccoli because it has a much more subtle flavor and texture. Third, the peanut butter flavor comes from this product called PB2 which I had never used before but I hear about it all the time. It’s dehydrated and defatted peanut butter so you have to add water to re-hydrate it. I’ve been reluctant to buy this product because it has a whopping 1 gram of sugar per 2 tablespoons. I’m pretty sure I can handle 1 gram of sugar. And last, I used broccolini and edamame but peppers, onions or snap peas would be great additions as well.
Oh and this only took 20 minutes to prepare and it will be my lunch for the entire week.
Peanut Curry Stir-Fry
2 lbs extra firm tofu, cubed and prepared
2 lbs broccolini or broccoli
10 oz package frozen edamame
2 teaspoons minced garlic
2 Tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon peanut oil (or olive oil)
1 cup water
1 tablespoon curry powder
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
5 tablespoons PB2
First, prepare the tofu as described here.
If you have a second frying pan, continue on. If you only have 1 frying pan, cook the tofu then set the tofu aside and continue on.
In a large frying pan, heat 1 tablespoon of peanut oil over medium heat. Prepare the broccolini by slicing off the woody stems and discarding that part. Give the broccolini a few chops so they are in small-ish pieces. Add the broccolini, edamame, garlic, curry powder and crushed red pepper to the pan and stir over medium heat for 3-4 minutes. Then add the PB2, 2 Tablespoons of soy sauce and then slowly add water until you get the desired consistency. Stir and let cook for 2 more minutes or until warm and the broccolini is bright green. Be careful to not overcook the broccolini!
Last, add the cookies vegetable mixture to the cooked tofu and stir.
Serve alone or with a side of brown rice.
How healthy is that?!
Ok, now I have pictures of what might possibly be the cutest thing I’ve ever seen. I did not stage these photos at all. Lilly was just snuggled in her bed with her stuffed pug. Sooooo cute, right?
Have a great week!