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Stir-Fry Veggie w/Tofu
from Karen C. Greenlee - Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Recipe By: the California Culinary Academy
Serving Size : 6 Preparation Time :0:20

  • 1 cup red bell pepper -- thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup green bell pepper -- thinly sliced
  • 1/3 cup yellow bell pepper -- thinly sliced
  • 2 teaspoons safflower oil
  • 1 tablespoon arrowroot powder
  • 1/2 cup rice vinegar
  • 1/2 cup pineapple juice
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup honey style sweetener
  • 1/2 teaspoon herbal salt substitute
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated gingerroot
  • 1 pound firm tofu
  • 2 tablespoons low-sodium soy or tamari sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper -- or to taste
1. In a wok over medium-high heat, saute bell peppers in the safflower oil until shiny (about 5 minutes).

2. In a large bowl combine arrowroot, vinegar, pineapple juice, lemon juice, honey, salt substitute, and ginger.
Pour over peppers and cook, stirring, until mixture thickens slightly.

3. Cut tofu into thin slices.
Add to wok, cover, and steam 3 minutes.

Add soy sauce and cayenne. Toss well and serve.

NOTES : Crunchy, brightly colored bell peppers complement the white cubes of protein-rich tofu in this entree.
The sweet-and-sour sauce is slightly spicy.
The vegetables and tofu can be marinated ahead of time in sesame oil for added flavor.
Cook the dish the night before and reheat for lunch the next day-it gets better as it sits and the flavors blend.