Happy Pi Day, did you celebrate? I didn’t, I’m so terrible with food themed holidays. And I rarely plan creative meals during the week lately, after busy work days and the gym, I just want simple and healthy. Like this simple tofu broccoli stir fry last night.
Yesterday I went very simple for lunch with this Amy’s Bowls meal, brown rice with black-eyed peas and veggies.
I grabbed it just for a busy day and while the microwaved bowl did not exactly look like the picture, it was still pretty hearty for 300 calories with lots of fresh ingredients.
But you know I am a fan of simple stir fries lately, chopping up fresh ingredients to throw into wok is therapeutic to me and having a hearty one-pot meal with whole plant foods is a comfort meal. I gotta say my Scanpan Wok has really improved the oil-free stir fry experience, it can caramelize onions and add a crispy texture to tofu so much better than our last wok without oil and no sticking. Not cheap, but a worthy investment for oil-free cooking.
I created this simple and kicky stir fry sauce that gets rich flavor and texture from tahini, miso paste, and ginger with a fiery kick from garlic and red pepper flakes. It’s perfect for adding comforting flare to your simple and healthy stir fry.
Tahini Miso Stir Fry Sauce
- ¼ cup tahini
- 4 tbsp. miso paste
- 2 cloves of garlic
- 1” thick chunk of fresh ginger
- 1 tsp. red pepper flakes (to taste)
- 2 tbsp. nutritional yeast
- ½ cup water or veggie broth
Place all ingredients into a high speed blender and blend to a smooth and creamy texture. Serve and enjoy! Makes 4 servings.
It has a thick and creamy texture, perfect for coating. I poured it into the wok after crisping the tofu and cooking the veggies.
After quickly coating in the wok for a few minutes on medium heat, a super fast and simple dinner is ready.
The rich and kicky flavors in this sauce really work with the simple and fresh veggies and tofu bringing them to life.
Keep dinner simple and healthy with this sauce.