Thai Peanutty Quinoa with Tofu

Hey guys! I'm still here, still kicking it and still cooking. I'm on INSTAGRAM if you aren't following yet. And shit is getting FO REALS over there. FINALLY!!!!!!!!!!!!! Anyway this is delicious. I can't stop eating it. And sharing it. So here, go make your own. 

 

Sauce (adapted from Isa Does It): 
1/2 cup peanut butter
2 cloves of garlic (peeled duh) 
1 tsp fresh grated ginger
1/2 cup water
3 Tablespoons lime juice
2 Tablespoons tamari or soy sauce
1 Tablespoon liquid sweetener (agave, maple syrup, whatever)
1 Tablespoon sriracha
1/2 teaspoon salt or to taste 

Blend together until smooth and set aside!

 

Quinoa: 

Cook 1 cup of dry quinoa in 2 cups of water for 15 minutes (follow package instructions) Drain and set aside to cool. 

 

Veggies: 

4 cups mixed veggies cut into bite sized pieces - red bell pepper, cucumber, steamed broccoli, steamed green beans, steamed asparagus, etc - it all sounds amazing but use whatever you have and love
1 large carrot, grated
1/2 cup chopped green onions
1 bunch of cilantro minced
1 handful mint or basil leaves minced (chiffonaded or whatever..)

optional - chopped roasted peanuts and/or toasted sesame seeds - however much you like! 

 

Tofu - 

1 package of firm tofu, drained

Preheat oven to 410 and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silpat baking mat. Cut up tofu to whatever sizes you like. I don’t even bother pressing the liquid out here, just blot it quick and cut it up. Then line it up in a single layer and bake for 25-30 minutes. Take it out and cover with your favorite asian style marinade. Woah what?! No recipe. Nope, I use Trader Joe’s soyaki marinade. NOMS! Marinate at least 20 minutes then brown in a nonstick pan over fairly high heat. I just use a quick spray of coconut oil here to keep it from sticking anywhere. 

 

Get out a HUGE bowl. Throw the quinoa, veggies, tofu, peanut sauce and optional roasted peanuts & sesame seeds in there and mix until totally combined. 

 

THEN DEVOUR!!!!!!!!!!!

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