Vegan Girlfriend’s Tofu Pad Thai!

Post by Aine Davis, Megan Stulberg and Alexandra Courts

We all live very busy lives (Megan works full-time as a social media specialist, Aine’s a sketch comedian and Alex has her own no-bake dessert company), so it’s a rarity that the 3 of us get to produce content for Vegan Girlfriend as a group. But, lo and behold, we managed to whip up this delicious tofu pad thai together!

We even created a video to accompany the recipe, which you can watch here. A huge thank you to our friend Andrew Olivares for filming and editing this video for us! We’ve also *finally* set up a YouTube account, we’ll have toooons more videos coming your way soon, so subscribe to us here.


INGREDIENTS:

For the sauce…

  • 1 cup organic peanut butter
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup wheat-free tamari
  • 1/4 cup Sriracha or hot sauce of your choice
  • Juice of 3 limes

For the rest…

  • One package of organic nigari firm tofu, pressed and cubed
  • One package of rice noodles, prepared as per package’s directions.
  • 1 cup chopped shiitake mushrooms
  • 1 cup bok choy, washed and broken apart
  • 1/4 cup green onions, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Handful cilantro

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Prepare rice noodles by placing on large bowl full of boiling water.
  2. In a hot skillet, heat coconut oil. Add garlic. Sautée until garlic is fragrant.
  3. Add in chopped mushrooms.
  4. Once mushrooms have reduced in size, add in cubed tofu.
  5. Squeeze the juice of one lime over mushrooms and tofu. Cook evenly on all sides, flipping throughout.
  6. To make the sauce… In a pot, boil one cup of water. When the water reaches a rolling boil, whisk in peanut butter, tamari, sriracha and lime juice. Reduce to medium heat.
  7. Once all the ingredients have been combined, pour half of the sauce into skillet with tofu. Sautée the mushrooms and tofu in the sauce until the tofu is slightly crispy.
  8. While mushrooms and tofu saute, heat bok choy in separate skillet on medium heat until slightly wilted.
  9. Serve tofu over warm rice noodles. Use ladle to coat with sauce. Top with cilantro, bok choy, green onions, and lime slices. Voila!

Makes approximately 4 meal-sized servings.

 

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Creamy Zucchini Noodle Pad Thai: raw, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, sugar-free, soy-free

By Megan Stulberg

I’m a sucker for pad thai. Always have been, always will be! Here’s a recipe for a raw pad thai dish that’s vegan-friendly and much healthier than its calorie-loaded counterpart.

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CREAMY ZUCCHINI NOODLE RAW PAD THAI

Ingredients:

  • 2 medium zucchini, either finely hand-sliced or spiralized
  • 2 medium carrots, chopped
  • 1/4 medium cabbage, chopped
  • 1 standard avocado, ripe
  • 1 handful raw cashews
  • 1 handful raw pumpkin seeds
  • 1 handful raw sesame seeds
  • Dash of raw Himalayan salt

For the dressing: 

  • 3 tbsp raw almond butter
  • 1-2 cloves garlic
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup or sweetener of your choice 1911826_10153909187275133_1590683635_n

Directions: 

1)  Create zucchini “noodles” by using a spiralizer or simply hand-slicing finely into long thin pieces. Prep all vegetables and toss in a large bowl to combine.

2) Whisk raw almond butter, garlic, lemon and maple syrup together in a bowl. If desired, add water until desired thickness is reached. Pour dressing over combined vegetables.

3) Top with seeds and nuts.

Serves 1-2. Enjoy! This dish is light, refreshing, and perfect for Summer.