What’s for dinner tonight?
A question I am asking myself almost daily by 4pm! Staying creative in the kitchen is actually a hard feat, and I am slowly learning over time that dinner doesn’t have to be elaborate or fancy every night.
What I have learned that works well for us is a simple meal formula that is actually very similar to the new Canadian Food Guide! It is pretty simple to follow, always results in a balanced meal and is extremely versatile.
It goes like this:
- A veggie: I usually will make some steamed broccoli, or green beans, or if I have lots of veggies I need to use up I will make a big stir fry.
- A grain: We usually opt for rice or quinoa, as we are still gluten free. Both super easy to make in our instant pot, literally set it and forget it.
- A protein: On the nights when I am at a loss on what to do or I don’t have prepped beans in the fridge I always opt for tofu. It is so versatile and can be made into so many ways. Baked into crispy bites, or a sauces version (I love General Tao, orange sesame, or a peanut sauce, the recipes are endless!).
I have so many good and easy tofu recipes that I always forget to add them here! So I am planning on making a one page recipe card with 5 or so easy tofu recipes that I find so helpful to know. Would that interest you? Stay tuned for that coming up soon! For now I will leave you with another one of my favorites. My husband is such a sesame lover so this one is always on rotation at our house!
Oh and if you make this recipe I would love your thought in the comments! Or can find me on instagram and let me know @at.my.table!
Saucey Sesame Tofu
A easy quick meal that is sure to quickly become a family favorite.
- 1 block of sunrise soy firm tofu, cubed.
- 2 clove garlic, minced
- 1 tbs toasted sesame oil
- 1/2 cup veggie broth
- 1 tsp ground ginger
- 2 tbs maple syrup
- 1 tbs rice vinegar
- 1 tbs lime juice
- 2 tbs toasted sesame seeds
- 1 tbs tapioca or arrowroot flour and 2 tbs water
- Over a medium hot pan add sesame oil to the pan and lightly brown your cubed tofu pieces. Add a little water and turn heat down if it starts to burn.
- Add the veggie stock, garlic, ginger, maple syrup, rice vinegar and lime to the pan and mix. Cook for a few minutes.
- Meanwhile mix the tapioca and water in a separate bowl then add to the pan. Mix until it thickens the sauce. remove from heat and then sprinkle on the sesame seeds.