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I make a monster batch of this goodness every week, and it lasts us for a few days… if we’re lucky.  It’s that good!!!

Full of protein, sweetness and texture.

Corn and Edamame-Sesame Salad (adapted from Veganomicon)

Dressing:

2 Tbsp toasted sesame oil

1 Tbsp rice vinegar (or regular vinegar works, too)

2 tsp tamari or soy sauce (I use Bragg’s Liquid Amino Acids in place of soy sauce in everything.  So much less sodium!)

Salad:

2 cups frozen, shelled edamame

1 cup corn (fresh or frozen)

2 Tbsp toasted sesame seeds (toast on Low in a skillet for about 10 mins, or until fragrant)

*Can of kidney beans, rinsed and drained well (this is my addition… we love it with the beans!)

Bring a pot of water to a boil.  Meanwhile, whisk all of the dressing ingredients together in a medium-sized bowl.

Boil the edamame for 3 minutes.  Add the corn and boil another 2 minutes.  Drain into a colander and run under cold water until cool enough to touch.  Add edamame, corn, and kidney beans to the dressing.  Toss to combine.  Add sesame seeds and toss again.  Cover and chill at least 15 minutes.

We love to put this over spinach or any other green that fits your fancy.  I also usually make a loaf of focaccia or another crusty bread to eat alongside this.  Add a bowl of fruit salad and you’ve got a perfectly balanced meal!

We LOVE this recipe.. Try it!!!

Sweet Sesame Tofu

14 oz. extra firm organic tofu
2 Tablespoons sesame oil
2 teaspoons finely minced garlic
2 teaspoons finely grated ginger root
1 cup green onions, sliced and separated (white part from green part)
3 Tablespoons vegetable broth
1 1/2 Tablespoons soy sauce or tamari
1 Tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon white or black sesame seeds, toasted

Remove tofu from package and drain well.  Cut tofu into slices about 3/4-1 inch thick.  Put each slice between two paper towels and press down on it so most of the liquid is absorbed into the towel, then cut the tofu into square cubes.

Put wok or heavy frying pan on stove and preheat pan until it feels hot when you hold your hand over it.  Add oil and heat until shimmering.  then add garlic and ginger, cook about 10 seconds, and quickly add tofu cubes and white pieces of green onion.  Cook, stirring occasionally, until the tofu is quite browned.  Helpful hint:  it’s more effective to cook at a lower heat for longer amount of time.

When tofu is well browned, add the broth and cook, stirring, until it is mostly evaporated.  Add the green parts of green onions and cook about 1-2 minutes.  Add soy sauce or tamari and stir to distribute.  Turn off heat.  Add honey and sesame seeds.  Stir to distribute.  Serve warm over rice, with a fresh side salad and fruit.

Recipe courtesy of Green Shakes and Giggles