1 1/4 cups brown rice
1 1/2 cups edamame (organic, if possible)
1 1/2 cups trimmed and chopped sugar snap peas (can substitute broccoli… whichever sounds better that day)
2 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce or coconut aminos (my FAVE)
4 cups chopped red cabbage, spinach, kale, or romaine lettuce
2 ripe avocados, sliced
1 cucumber, thinly sliced
1/2 of a small bunch of green onions, sliced
Toasted sesame oil (to drizzle on avocado)
Bring 3 quarts of water to boil.
Add brown rice, stir, cover pot.
Cook on low heat for 25 minutes.
Add sugar snap peas and edamame.
Cook for 4-5 minutes.
Drain and return to pan.
Stir in soy sauce or coconut aminos.
Divide rice mixture between 4 bowls and place all of the veggies on top (check picture for placement).
Cover with Carrot Ginger Dressing, green onions, drizzle sesame oil on avocado, and sprinkle with sesame seeds and sea salt. Add lime wedges.
Carrot Ginger Dressing
1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/3 cup rice wine vinegar
2 large carrots, peeled and chopped (2/3 cup)
2 tablespoon peeled and chopped ginger
2 tablespoon lime juice
1 1/2 tablespoons honey
1 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
Blend all of the ingredients until smooth.
Recipe created by Yelena Crawford
Living Healthy with Yelena
4 ounces soba noodles (Japanese buckwheat noodles)
1 cup frozen, shelled edamame (green soybeans)
1 cup bean sprouts, washed and drained
1 cucumber, halved lengthwise, peeled, sliced with seeds removed
12 ounce package firm tofu, drained and sliced thickly
2 tablespoons soy sauce, divided
1 1/2 tablespoons sesame oil, divided
1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1/4 cup chopped green onions
1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves
Sesame seeds for garnish
Cook soba noodles as stated on package.
Add edamame to the noodles for the last three minutes of cooking
Rinse with warm water
Dry tofu with kitchen towel
Mix a teaspoon of sesame oil with a teaspoon of soy sauce in a small bowl
Brush mixture over tofu steaks
Grill, using an indoor grill or outdoor grill for two to three minutes per side
Place noodle mixture in a large bowl
Add the bean sprouts, cucumber slices, and chopped green onions
Mix remaining soy sauce, sesame oil and lime juice in a medium bowl.
Pour over salad and toss
Garnish with cilantro leaves and sesame seeds, if desired
Serve with grilled tofu steaks arranged on top
Note: For a spicy alternative, mix into the dressing 1 1/2 tablespoons sweet chili sauce or sriracha sauce
3 tablespoon ketchup
2 tablespoon vegan Worcestershire sauce
2 tablespoon soy sauce
1 teaspoon sesame oil
1 teaspoon chili oil
2 teaspoon chili garlic sauce
1 tablespoon olive oil
10 ounces fresh plum tomatoes, peeled and diced (can use canned tomatoes)
2 tablespoon chopped crystallized ginger
14 – 16 ounce firm or extra firm tofu, cut in 3/4 inch pieces
Cooked brown rice
Mix together in a bowl, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, sesame oil, chili oil and chili garlic sauce. Set aside. In a saucepan, stir on high heat for 2 minutes, olive oil, plum tomatoes and crystallized ginger.
Add the sauce and tofu, bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer a few minutes more until tofu is heated through. Serve over brown rice.
Note: Have plain yogurt available to balance the spicy flavor. For a bit of green try adding peas or spinach.