It seems we're all short on time these days. The biggest complaint I hear from those struggling to make nutritious food for their families is a lack of time to invest in it.
Preparing nutritious food for my family is one of my biggest priorities so spending a lot of time on it is no biggie for me. However, I realize this is not the case for everyone.
I invest half of my spare time in learning about healing foods, phytochemicals, and whatnot. The other half is spent creatively working on ways to incorporate those foods into my family's diet.
Then, once I've habitually incorporated the nutritional goodness, I work on ways to shorten the time spent on preparing the meals so that I may share the recipe with others.
This is one of those instances. I have been making this recipe for years, and have really condensed into an easy to prepare, simple, delicious, and healing meal.
Quick Ginger Peanut Lime Marinated Tofu:
- 14oz prepared tofu (prepackaged or prepared at home)
- 2 cloves of galic
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 1/2 cup peanut butter (or other nut butter)
- 1 tsp sesame oil
- 1 inch piece of ginger (or 1 Tbs dried)
- 1tsp maple syrup, honey, or agave
- Juice from 1/2 a lime
- 1 Tbs toasted sesame seeds
- Red Pepper (sliced thin) roasted or fresh
- Unflavored ramen noodles (optional)
Prepare ramen noodles according to package instructions.
In a blender combine garlic, soy sauce, nut butter, sesame oil, ginger, maple syrup, and lime juice. Blend until thoroughly combined.
Strain tofu, cube, and put into a glass bowl or container. Pour peanut lime sauce over tofu. Add chopped red pepper to tofu. Cover. Put in the fridge to marinate.
Strain noodles, and allow to cool. Add to tofu mixture and put back in the fridge to chill.
Eat whenever you are ready