Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Elizabeth Cooks: Peanut Butter Noodle Love

I'm not going to be one of those people that apologizes profusely for lack of posting. Because let's face it life's been crazy-busy lately. I've got a new job, moved to a new apartment, flown 13,000 miles in the past month (thank you Tripit for those stats) But I do love writing, and sharing and blogging so I'm just going to commit to remembering how much I love it and actually post something more than once a month. You gotta make your goals SMART right?

With that crazy-busy life comes the NEED for crazy easy (but delicious and nutrious) meals. I will readily admit that my dining out/take out consumption has skyrocketed (no apologies), but I love being able to come home, unwind and whip up an easy meal. Peanut Butter Stirfry is my go-to. It has all my favorite things: PB, veggies, and sriracha. (the 3 main food groups right?)
Here's the base recipe (Note that I am extremely bad at measuring food, making a job of a real life recipe developer not my goal in life)
Peanut Butter Noodle Stirfy

  • Noodles (I love 100% buckwheat or udon noodles. Also these FRESH rice noodles from Trader Joes are fun to play with!)
  • 1 block tofu-diced into small cubes
  • Coconut oil
  • 3 T PB (natural, organic is best!)
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk (the one that comes in a carton not a can)
  • 2 tsp ginger grated
  • 1 T low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tsp garlic
  • juice of one lime
  • Sriracha to taste (in Elizabeth world A LOT)
  • Veggies galore
  • cilantro-chopped 
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Cook noodles according to directions. Fry tofu in coconut oil until crispy. While tofu and noodles are cooking microwave PB + coconut milk for 45 seconds, and then stir together with ginger, soy sauce and sriracha. Set aside. Add veggies to fried tofu in pan, add garlic and sautee until veggies are hot. Combine noodles, tofu and veggies in a large bowl. Pour pb sauce over. garnish with cilantro (unless it tastes like soap to you) Enjoy with chopsticks!
Drink suggestions: coconut mango mojito, Singha or an organic wine. And/or water

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What's your favorite quick and easy meal? I love new ideas and inspiration!


carlenesfigments said...

I LOVE peanut sauce on everything. Minus the spicy sauce (I can't even handle 'mild'), this sounds like a win to me!

Kerry said...

You had me at peanut sauce...

My favorite quick meal is a whole wheat pizza with whatvever veggies I happen to have on hand. Really, just about anything works!

Tanya @ Dine, Dash, and Deadlift said...

Peanut Butter/Sauce + Veggies + Tofu gets an A+ in my book. There are also some canned curry sauces that I really like and will basically make the same meal each week, just switching the curry flavor. This week it was Mango! :-)

Laura said...

How often do you eat tofu or other soy products?

Elizabeth said...

Hi Laura! I tend to eat tofu/fermented soy products about 3-4x/week. I avoid soy isolates (ex. protein) but eat it in more traditional ways.