Do you love coupons as much as I do? The best ones are one that don’t require giving too much information, having to “like” a page on Facebook, or aren’t too hard to find. That’s why I am fond of the way Nasoya doles out their coupons. You pledge to cook with tofu for one week a month, and get coupons each week delivered straight to your email. Can’t beat that, especially for $1 or 75 cent off coupons. Last week I used two coupons to get two bricks of tofu and used one of them to make a household favorite: garlic ginger tofu & broccoli.

It’s fantastic because this recipe is everything you’d want in a recipe. It’s quick, doesn’t require more than 7 ingredients, it’s healthy for you and it’s made of all real, whole foods. Plus, it’s vegan. And it makes people reconsider their original thoughts about both tofu and broccoli, which is that it is bland, rubbery, and won’t make them feel full at the end of the meal.

Bleh, don’t eat food that makes you feel like that. Eat food that looks exciting and healthy!

 

Mmm, that bright green couldn’t look any more appetizing. Here’s the short ingredient list:

  • 1 block extra firm tofu
  • 2 T canola, vegetable or light olive oil
  • 2 t grated ginger
  • 2 t minced or pressed garlic
  • 1/4 c soy sauce, divided
  • 1 head of broccoli (about a cup or two, your call), cut into florets
  • lime juice
  • sesame seeds as garnish (optional)

Directions

  1. Press the tofu. Cut in half lengthwise, then dice the two halves into 1″ by 1″ ish cubes.
  2. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Meanwhile, grate the ginger and mince the garlic. Lightly saute the garlic and ginger for a minute, but be careful not to let it burn by keeping it moving. Add the tofu, then half of the soy sauce. Stir to coat the tofu with the pan liquid.
  3. Put a large lid over the tofu and let cook for ten minutes. Stir every few minutes to keep the tofu from sticking.
  4. After ten minutes, add the rest of the soy sauce and the broccoli. Stir to coat. Replace lid and cook for an additional seven minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. Squeeze a lime (or drip bottled lime juice) onto the stir fry. Garnish with sesame seeds if you so desire.

This also tastes great atop a bed of rice, but I decided to go grain-less (aka be lazy) tonight.

I feel full but not weighed down, and ready to get s good night’s sleep because I am going to be piloting a plane in the morning!