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general tso’s tofu with cauliflower

by Jackie Newgent  |  March 6, 2022  |  3 Comments
My favorite answer to takeout is this general tso’s tofu with cauliflower recipe. It’s tastier and plant-friendlier than typical carry-out Chinese food. And while it’s definitely not as quick or simple, I promise that preparing it is completely worth the effort. Plus, you can prep much of it in advance.
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kung pao tempeh stir-fry

by Jackie Newgent  |  March 9, 2020  |  6 Comments
There’s no need to order take-out when you can cook up this flavor-packed kung pao tempeh stir-fry at home! You’ll love all of the hearty textures in the stir-fry thanks to bell peppers, bok choy, tempeh, scallions, and peanuts. And if you’re a fan of ginger or garlic or both, you’ll enjoy plenty of that here, too. Whisk the kung pao stir-fry sauce (or, just call it “awesome sauce!”) in advance to get it to the table fast.
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pistachio butter noodles with seasonal veggies

by Jackie Newgent  |  May 19, 2019  |  0 Comments
Sorry peanuts! I turned your Asian-style peanut noodles into pistachio butter noodles. But, my tastebuds are not sorry at all! The pistachio flavor worked beautifully in this udon noodle dish. You’ll find a couple other special twists here, too. The jasmine green tea creates a surprisingly fragrant note to the sauce. And the no-sugar-added fruit spread provides just the right amount of sweet balance to the saltiness of the tamari.
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