We all know how easy and delicious it is to order Chinese Delivery, however, the next time you feel inclined to place an order for take-out, give this a try instead. One of the main benefits from cooking at home is in controlling what ingredients you use. Some times it may be hard to find vegan dishes at a Chinese restaurant due to fish oil or other ingredients being used. This stir-fry is flavorful with fresh and local ingredients from Bedner’s Farm Fresh Market- you can get these ingredients at your local farm as well. Grab your wok and chop sticks and get cooking with this recipe.
Yields 3 servings
1 red bell pepper
1 yellow bell pepper
1 green bell pepper
4-5 baby Bella mushrooms
1 small baby boy choy
2 garlic cloves
8 oz extra firm tofu
1 Tbsp. Vitacost Maple Syrup
1 Tbsp. Tamari
Pinch of Vitacost Himalayan Pink Salt- Fine
Pinch of Spicely Organics Black Peppercorns Tin, freshly ground
1/4 cup Kikkoman Organic Soy Sauce
1 garlic clove
1/4 tsp ginger, freshly grated
2 Tbsp. saki
2 tsp rice wine vinegar
1/2 tsp Spicely Organics Black Peppercorns Tin, freshly ground
1 tsp corn starch
- To begin, you will need to drain your tofu between pieces of paper towel. Lightly press and allow to drain as much water as possible. Boil noodles you are using according to package instructions.
- Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Place tofu into a bowl and add maple syrup, tamari, and garlic powder- mix till coated. Pour onto a baking sheet that has been lightly oiled and bake for 25 minutes or until lightly browned.
- In a sauce pan, mix together all sauce ingredients and bring to a simmer. Once brown sugar has melted, add sesame seeds and corn starch and stir until slightly thickened. Pour sauce on top of your cooked noodles, stir until combined.
- In a frying pan, add your sesame oil and turn on high heat. Then toss in bell peppers, garlic, and onions, cooking until slightly browned. Salt and pepper to taste.
- Turn heat to medium and add in the mushrooms- cook 5 more minutes. Once baby bok choy has wilted, take off heat and serve.
Chef’s tip: You can add either black or white sesame seeds to this dish. I used white sesame seeds in the teriyaki sauce and I topped the vegetables with black sesame seeds.