Integrative Life-style – 7 Days Meal Plan, Dinner

Easy, delicious and satisfying!
                                                                  Day 7 – Dinner
                                                   
Tofu and Brown Rice Noodles in Hoisin Sauce
Cooking time : 10 min,
Preparation time :25 min.
Ingredients for 2 persons :
Hoisin Marinade Sauce
  • 2 to 3 tbsp soy sauce use tamari for gluten-free
  • 4 tbsp water
  • 1 tsp rice vinegar
  • 2 tsp lime juice
  • 1.5 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 1.5 Tbsp minced ginger
  • 4 cloves of garlic minced
  • 1/2 to 1 hot green or red chili pepper finely chopped
  • red pepper flakes to taste
  • 10 oz firm Tofu cubed ( 3/4 of the 14 oz slab)
For the veggies and noodles:
  • 6 oz brown rice noodles I use pad thai noodles
  • 1 cup chopped broccoli heaped
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced carrots
  • 2 tbsp chopped peanuts or cashews optional
  • 1/2 cup Other veggies of choice
  • salt and pepper flakes to taste
Directions :
Wrap the Tofu in paper towels then kitchen towel and press with a heavy weight for 5 mins to remove excess water. Then slice into small cubes or rectangles. Mix everything under marinade until the mixture is smooth. It will take a minute for the nut butter to mix in. Add Tofu to the marinade, toss to coat and let it sit for at least 10 minutes.
  1. Meanwhile, Prep the noodles accordingly to package instruction ( Bring apot of water to a boil, add noodles and cook for 4 minutes for brown rice pad thai noodles). You can blanch the broccoli with the boiling noodles by adding the broccoli in the last 3 minutes of cooking. Or blanch separately for 2 minutes.
  2. Heat a pan over medium heat.
  3. Add the marinating tofu along with the marinade. Cover and cook for 5 minutes.
  4. Uncover, move the tofu around and cook for another minute or 2 until the sauce thickens and forms a light glaze over the tofu. Remove half of the tofu and set aside.
  5. Add the carrots and nuts to the sauce pan and mix well. Cook for a minute. Add the noodles and broccoli and toss to mix in the sauce. Taste and adjust salt and spice. Add a good dash of salt and mix in. Add red pepper flakes if needed. Cover and cook for a minute. Add the reserved tofu back to the noodles. Do not toss. Take off heat. Let it sit covered for another 1 to 2 minutes before serving.
  6. Enjoy it!

 

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