Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Holy Cravings, Batman!

Wow, today was hard. I was craving all kinds of non-Engine 2 approved foods. Mostly sweets, like the cookies sitting out at work, but also for some odd reason the doritos taco at taco bell. When I left work, I was so tempted to stop at the coop and get a slice of vegan chocolate cake with peanut butter frosting, but I resisted. Then a mile later, I started to think "what if taco bell doesn't carry the doritos taco after the challenge?" This was quickly followed by "that would probably be a good thing because there is little to no nutrition in that taco." The thought that won out was "get home and eat food from the fridge."

For dinner, I made a sesame ginger stirfry wrap (sorry for the bad picture, but I was too hungry to get it right.) It was super tasty and cured the cravings.

Sesame Ginger Stirfry Wrap
Serves 2-3

1/2 container wildwood sprouted tofu (vacuum pack) - baked in advance
1-2 large carrots
1 small head of broccoli
1/2 onion
2 anaheim peppers
1 T tamari or soy sauce
1 T chili garlic sauce
1/4 c Whole Foods no-oil Sesame Ginger Dressing
veggie broth (as needed)
2-3 French Meadow Sprouted tortillas
1/4 c fresh basil

Heat your oven to 350 degrees. Dice the tofu into 1/2 or 1 inch chunks and spread out on parchment on a cookie sheet. Bake the tofu for 8 minutes, flip and cook for another 8 minutes. You can do this in advance or while you cook your veggies. Heat up your nonstick or stainless steel pan on high. Add diced onions and let them start to brown. Without the oil, you just got to stir the onions once they start to brown. If the pan starts to brown, just add veggie broth or water and use a wooden spoon to scrape the browned goodness off the pan and into your veggies. Add the diced anaheim peppers and continue the saute. Add sliced carrots. Add small broccoli bites. Add your tofu. Stir in your chili garlic paste, tamari and sesame ginger sauce. Let the veggies cook in the sauce. If you want more sauce, add in some veggie broth. Roll your basil leaves together and slice it very thin to garnish your wrap. Turn off the tofu veggie mixture and let it cool while you heat the tortillas over the open flame of your oven (or in the microwave). Serve the mixture in the tortilla with fresh basil. You can add fresh spinach or cabbage, lime, peanuts...be creative and have fun!

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