Honey Ginger Tofu Stir Fry

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Honey Ginger Tofu Stir Fry

Welcome back, loyal readers. So, you may be a meat-eater but that doesn't mean you are barred from being health conscious every day of the year. OK - I'll be honest, I had three customers in the past month get all worked up and agitated (at me for being a bee-keeper and NOT being a vegetarian (I don't see the connection.  Just because I like bacon does not correlate me with those guys who invaded Poland in 1939).

As a result, I am giving everyone a vegetarian recipe this month so no one feels left out.  For you meat-eaters out there - give this one a try - your arteries will thank you.

Grab the recipe below- or if I've so inspired you already, you can start grabbing your favorite jars & bears right here.


-  For the stir fry

1 1/2 cup uncooked brown rice or farro

2 tablespoons canola oil

14 ounces extra firm tofu

2 cups chopped asparagus

2 cups shredded carrots

3 green onions, minced

- For the garlic ginger stir fry sauce

3 cloves garlic

2 tablespoons fresh ginger

2 tablespoons honey (more to taste)

1/2 cup low sodium soy sauce

1/4 cup water

1/4 cup rice wine vinegar

1/4 cup canola oil


Sauce: Puree all the sauce ingredients together in a food processor until smooth. Set aside.

Tofu: Cook the rice or farro according to package directions. Cut the tofu into slices and press with a paper towel to remove excess moisture. Wait a few minutes and press again – there’s lotsa water in there! Cut the tofu slices into small cubes. Heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. When the oil is shiny, add the tofu and about 1/4 cup of the stir fry sauce (watch out because the sauce and oil will spatter a tiny bit – have a cover ready or just skip the sauce at this point). Pan-fry the tofu until golden brown. Remove from the pan and drain on paper towel lined plates.

Veggies: Return the pan to the heat and add the asparagus with 1/4 cup stir fry sauce. When the asparagus is bright green and tender crisp, add the carrots and toss together. Arrange the veggies and tofu over the cooked rice or farro, and cover with more sauce to taste. Sprinkle with the green onions.


There will be more veg recipes but they will NOT be back to back.  There will be meat recipes.  I accept everyone.  Don't discriminate.  Don't be a food elitist.  Worse yet, don't be a honey bigot!