The perfect healthy stir fry for lunch or dinner in minutes. You can also swap the vegetables with your favorites like broccoli, cauliflower, snap peas or edamame. Make it your own!
3 ounces extra firm tofu, cubed
1 cup diced bell pepper color of your choice
1/4 cup sliced carrots
1/3 cup sliced button or fresh shiitake mushrooms
1/2 cup sliced round onions
1 tablespoon of sliced onions for topping
3 cloves of garlic, minced
1 teaspoon minced ginger
sprinkle sesame seeds(optional)
1 tablespoon cooking oil
1/4 cup store bought or homemade teriyaki sauce
Make ahead easy teriyaki sauce:
1/2 cup soy sauce
1 cup water
2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon corn starch + 1/4 cup to thicken sauce
In a small sauce pan add soy sauce, water and sugar and bring to a slight boil and bring down to a simmer for 5 minutes whisk in corn starch water to thicken as desired.
Pan on medium high heat, add oil and cubed tofu, cooking all sides tossing for 3 minutes or until golden brown and set aside.
Add carrots, onions, ginger, garlic and cook for 2 minutes, add bell peppers and cooked tofu cooking for another 2 minutes. Turn heat to low and add teriyaki sauce and stir well for 1 minute then serve. Add more sauce as desired. Serve over a bowl of hot rice or fried noodles.
Prep time: 20 minutes
Celebrating in protecting our animal families, taking care of earth, our health and well being.
If you are already a vegan, I thank you and if not, try doing a 1-2 week plant-based diet challenge and that means, NO consuming animal products or by-products during your challenge and just see how great you feel on the inside and out. I took a 2 week challenge as I was dealing with aches and pains in my joints, right hip and leg. Well by the third or fourth day, no signs of pain! Adding to that, I had more energy boosting my stamina and endurance during weight training and cardio. That was enough proof for me to go on a plant-based diet, let food be thy medicine. Three days before Thanksgiving 2013, I became a full pledged vegan, this year will make 5 years, cheers! Now it's your turn to feel great and cure what's been ailing you.
Being vegan is not just about eating good healthy foods but also the concern for our planet and finding better solutions in deceasing the destructions of the forrest, wildlife, oceans, rivers and the air that we all and living creatures breath. As human beings, we all the have the responsibilities in taking care of our planet reducing the use of plastics, CO2 emissions, food and water waste and lists goes on... As our world population increases over the decades we must be more diligent and efficient in creating viable farmlands for food crops and other plants for clothing, bio-plastics and to build eco-homes. If you are still reading this, and feel engaged and want to learn more, there are many websites out there for further details and how you can part take in the good cause.
I'll put this last not least important paragraph into hard reality nutshell. Animal exploitation, experimentation, farming, slaughtering, abuse, torturing and neglect, it's called "ANIMAL CRUELTY" A pig is just as loving and smart as a dog, why love one and eat the other? The past few years, Sea World and similar businesses, zoos across the world have lost revenues or closed for business due to public knowledge of the animal's poor welfare neglect and unnecessary death, my question to the readers, "Could you in a live in 8 by 8 foot square room or less for the rest of your life?" I think not. The really good news? Animal farmlands being converted into agriculture or sanctuary farms and nearly all circuses have banned animals from their shows. Peta, SPCA, Humane Society and other many organizations protecting animal's rights. Many companies have joined in to ban animal testing in their products. Clothing companies banning the use of cowhide and furs, creating faux leather and furs and that my friends, is great news!
In closing, we are much more aware than the last decade and "we" are waking up to this harsh reality and so many are doing something about it and the big corporations are watching our every step, movement and that "we" the consumers are demanding. Now, the demands are evident in our major supermarkets, nut milks, vegan hot dogs, burgers, deserts, frozen goods, bio-plastic containers and goods. The anticipated growth for veganism was spot on for 2018. In 2019 and 2020 we will see major growth. Thank for your time, GO VEGAN!