2/13/15

Coconut tumeric stir-fry with golden potatoes and tofu




Coconut tumeric stir-fry with 
golden potatoes and tofu

Ingredients to serve 2 
1 medium golden potato (cubed)
1 package firm tofu (cubed)
1 bag Asian style veggies (Frozen) - if you have extra time, let them de-thaw in 'fridge or counter top for at least 30 minutes, until soft.
Tumeric
1/2 - 1 cup coconut milk
Peanuts
Olive oil
(Want leftovers? Double up this recipe!)

1. In large skillet, (or wok) heat to medium and add a little olive oil and cook tofu until slightly brown on the sides. Toss every 2-3 minutes for even cooking.
2. While tofu is cooking for 5-8 minutes, place cubed golden potato in microwave and cook for 3-4 minutes or until soft (you may also boil or oven-bake your potato until soft). Keep skin on for more nutritional value. 
3. Add potato to tofu in skillet/wok and add 1/2 cup coconut milk and 2-3 tsp of tumeric. 
4. Add frozen veggies to your skill and stir until veggies are lightly tossed in coconut milk. 
5. Cook for 20-25 minutes until veggies are soft. If needed, add more coconut milk, however, your mixture should not be boiling so if the liquid is disappearing, turn down the heat a little.
6. When finished, season with a pinch of salt (if needed) and top with a few peanuts and enjoy!
Substitutions:
-You may use any lean meat instead of tofu or you can use beans/lentils
-You can use your favorite can of soup (we use Amy's) for the "broth" instead of coconut or any stock that you'd like
-You can choose any veggie mixture (fresh or frozen)

Trimarni produce tip:
Make sure you always have at least two bags of recipe-ready frozen veggies in your freezer for an easy yet healthy, go-to meal. This is a must-have for busy athletes for you never know when you will need/want something quick and healthy or to simply bump-up your veggie intake at one meal (either as a side or mixed into your meal).
Whereas canned fruits and veggies tend to lose nutritional value during the canning (or preserving) process, frozen fruits and veggies may be an ideal choice if your favorite (or most commonly consumed) produce is not in season or you just can't get to the store for a few days. Frozen produce is processed at peak ripeness which means they are nutrient-packed. Regardless if a fresh produce item is organic or not, the "best" produce is always local so if you are anti-frozen foods or haven't yet learned to appreciate how they can be incorporated into your diet, keep in mind that fresh produce is shipped around the country. It is picked before it is ripe so it has less time to develop it's full package of vitamins and minerals. This doesn't mean you can not eat produce from another state (as we do all the time) but if you have been steering clear of frozen veggies and fruits, understand that flash-freezing locks veggies into a nutrient-rich state. Even during shipping, they do not lose nutrients during their haul to your grocery store as they are not exposed to heat and light (like fresh produce). 
We always have a variety of fruits and veggies in our home as we are lucky that we can shop for produce at least 2-3 times per week (I can easily go through a container of blueberries and  raspberries in one a day so when my fav berries are in season or on sale, I get super excited!). We love adding a variety of simple or mixed recipe-ready frozen veggies to soups, stews, stir-frys, pasta/rice mixtures, omelets or as a simple side to a meal or as a snack.