Tempeh Stir Fry for One

A lot of people I know often say to me that it’s too cumbersome to put together a meal for just one person, and that it’s easier to get take-out or just eat a bowl of cereal for lunch or dinner. In fact, it’s not really too time-consuming to throw together a quick and healthy dish, and random leftovers can often be rejuvenated in delicious and creative ways. For example, the other day I threw together a quick tempeh stir-fry in 5 -10 minutes with a handful of leftovers, some frozen and fresh vegetables, and some sauces and seasonings that I had on hand. The result? A delicious Tempeh Stir Fry for One!

Tempeh Stir Fry for One

Ingredients:
1 large handful of kale, washed and torn into bite-size pieces
1/2 cup of frozen mixed peppers
5 brussel sprouts (leftovers)
1/4 cup of leftover sweet potato and butternut squash
1/3 cup of frozen broccoli florets
1/2 package of shiratakii noodles (about 1.5 ounces)
1/2 teaspoon coconut oil (or canola oil)
1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
1/2 teaspoon garlic paste
1 Tablespoon Trader Joe’s Sesame Ginger dressing (or low sodium teriyaki sauce)
2 teaspoons nutritional yeast (optional)
1 Tablespoon chopped avocado (optional)
Cooking spray

Method:
1. Heat coconut oil (or canola oil) in a small frying pan. Use some cooking spray too if needed.
2. Add garlic and tempeh and stir fry for 1 minute.
3. Heat frozen peppers and broccoli in microwave (or thaw under running water) and toss into frying pan with the tempeh.
4. Add sesame ginger dressing (or low-sodium teriyaki sauce)
5. Add broccoli, peppers, kale and leftover butternut squash and sweet potatoes (if you don’t have these feel free to throw in any other leftover or fresh vegetables, e.g. mushrooms, eggplant etc)
6. Add in the shiratakii noodles (you could also use leftover thin spaghetti, buckwheat or soba noodles, rice noodles or even 1/3 cup brown rice).
7. Add sesame oil and mix till well-combined.
8. Serve in a bowl with nutritional yeast and avocado (if using), and hot sauce if desired!. Other toppings could include 1 tablespoon of chopped peanuts or cashews.

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Posted on December 19, 2011, in Food. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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