Mixed Veggies with Peanut Sauce (slow cooker style)

Yum! Peanut Sauce and Veggies – what could be bad?!?! As you know I often use the slow cooker because it is so easy and mostly comes out delicious! This was a great example of a perfect meal that could not have been easier! I usually use the slow cooker on Sundays. In the morning I prep and set in the slow cooker and then go on with our day. When we come home we have a deelish and easy meal with minimal clean-up. What could be better for a relaxing Sunday!?!

Mixed Veggies with Peanut Sauce (slow cooker style)

1 tbsp olive oil
2 onions, chopped
6 carrots, peeled and chopped
2 tbsp ginger, minced
2 tbsp garlic, minced
1/2 tsp fresh pepper
1 cup vegetable stock
3 cups frozen sliced green beans
1 bunch of broccoli, cut into florets and chopped, peeled stems
1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
2 tbsp tamari
2 tbsp lemon juice
1 tbsp maple syrup
2 tsp red curry paste
1/2 cup scallions, chopped
1/2 cup chopped peanuts or cashews

broad rice noodles – cooked

  1. Heat oil in a large skillet or slow cooker insert and add onions and carrots and cook will softened. Add ginger, garlic and pepper, stirring for 1 minute. Transfer to a slowcooker insert or place insert in slowcooker. Add veggie stock and stir well.
  2. Add green beans and broccoli and stir well. Cover and cook for 6 hour on low or 3 hours on high, until tender,
  3. In a bowl, whisk together peanut butter, tamari, lemon juice, maple syrup and red curry paste until blended. Add to slow cooker and stir. Cover and cook for 10 more minutes until heated through.
  4. Serve on top of rice noodles garnished with scallions and peanuts or cashews.

Dina’s Chili-lime Ginger Tofu in Coconut Basil Broth with Rice Noodles

My fabulous girlfriend Dina sent me the most deelish and simple recipe recently. I made it and was beyond delighted. I am already thinking about making it again soon. It was really quick and I had almost all the ingredients in my house already. This was just so tasty! I used wide noodles which took about 10 minutes to cook. It came out with the most delicious, thick, coconuty sauce! If you use thin noodles, it might need less cooking time and turn out more brothy. I had sliced the yam with a mandolin so it was super thin and broke up during cooking which just added to the thickness of the sauce.  We do not normally eat that much tofu in our house, but Michael and I agreed that this was the best we ever had it prepared, it was so good!

Dina’s Chili-lime Ginger Tofu in Coconut Basil Broth with Rice Noodle

2 cups veggie broth
1 can light coconut milk
1 cup coconut water (or more veggie broth/coconut milk)
Fresh basil, chopped
1 yam, peeled and slice thin
rice noodles
2 tsp safflower, grapeseed or another neutral oil
1 block tofu, cubed
Soy sauce or tamari, to taste
fresh ginger, grated
juice and zest from 1 lime
red pepper flakes
sriracha sauce.

Combine the veggie broth, coconut milk and coconut water in a saucepan over medium heat. Next add basil and the yam and bring to a boil. Cover and let simmer until the potatoes were tender. Add the rice noodles and cook till soft, 3-7 minutes.

Pour the oil in saute pan over medium heat and add the tofu. Hit it with some soy sauce, ginger, lime zest, lime juice, red pepper flakes and sriracha sauce. Saute until  nice crust forms on tofu.

Combine broth, noodles and tofu in a bowl. As Dina says, “Holy guacamole!!!!!!!! Try it! You’ll never do Thai takeout again!!”

Rice Noodle and Vegetable Stir-Fry

As much as I love Passover and my birthday (which normally falls during the holiday) I know there is a rush for the carbs when it is over. I don’t even typically eat many carbs, but because they were not allowed for 8 days there is a desire for them afterwards anyway.

This recipe is really great and really really quick! It is great for all year but I especially love it for the after Passover feast as you still involve veggies in all that pasta!!

ENJOY 🙂

rice-noodle-

Recipe fromVegan

SERVINGS 2

COOK TIME 10 minutes

TOTAL TIME 20 minutes

INGREDIENTS
2 ounces rice noodles
2 1/2 teaspoons coconut oil
1 red onion, sliced
8 ounces rehydrated soy protein or tofu
2 tablespoons soy sauce (or tamari)
8 lychees, peeled, pitted and quartered (adds such a nice sweetness!)
1 garlic clove, finely chopped
1 cup finely sliced cabbage
1 cup bean sprouts
2 1/2 teaspoons blackstrap molasses
1 teaspoon fresh ginger, peeled and finely chopped
1 tablespoon fresh ginger, peeled and finely chopped

To Serve:
Nori flakes
Sesame seeds
Lime wedges (optional)

PREPARATION
1. Soak the rice noodles in boiling water for 4 minutes, then rinse in cold water and drain.

2. Heat a wok or large frying pan until very hot, add the coconut oil, then the onion and soy. Stir briskly to sear on all sides until golden.

3. Pour in the soy sauce and stir to coat the mixture.

4. Reduce the heat and add the remaining ingredients plus the drained noodles, stirring until hot.

5. Transfer the stir-fry to warmed serving bowls, sprinkle with the nori flakes and sesame seeds, and serve with wedges of lime, if desired.

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