We get these questions a lot: Can I do the StressLess Lifestyle if I am Vegan? Will I be successful if I am a vegetarian (or dairy free, egg free, etc)? And the answer is YES! Yes you can! It does not matter what lifestyle of eating you follow whether it be for medical reasons, moral, or religious. In the StressLess Lifestyle, you get to choose your own foods!
We have clients who are vegan and therefore I decided to come up with a vegan recipe for them! I am not a tofu kind of person and honestly, I probably haven't given it really much of a try. But this recipe was easy to do and delicious! Even my husband loved it, and he is a meat and potatoes kind of guy!
This recipe is also pretty flexible in how your serve it which is nice if you want to stick to your goals and use cauliflower rice or none at all, while the rest of the family eats this meal with a side of rice or rice noodles. Either way, it was a hit in our household!
Feel free to use any combination of bell peppers of your choosing, as long as there are 3, to make up enough for the 4 servings. I chose to eat the rainbow by using one pepper of each color: red, green, and yellow. Also, if you want more of a kick, I added a few spices that we added to our recipe to give it some heat. Our family likes to spice things up, but I left them as optional in case that's just not your jam!
Vegan StressLess Stir Fry
Author: Britt from Stressless Lifestyle
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Makes 4 servings
2 tablespoon olive oil
3 tablespoons of coconut aminos
12 oz of Extra Firm Tofu
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 teaspoon crushed or minced ginger
¼ cup green onions finely chopped
1 green bell pepper
1 yellow bell pepper
1 red bell pepper
½ yellow or sweet onion
Optional spices for taste
½ teaspoon turmeric
½ teaspoon ground mustard
½ teaspoon ground paprika
Remove tofu from the package and cube into ½ -1 inch cubes or strips. Pat dry using 2-3 paper towels layered together to remove as much of the water content as possible
Heat up a large or extra large pan with 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium heat until oil is hot but not burning. Add tofu to the pan and allow them to cook. After around 6 minutes add in 1 tablespoon of the coconut aminos. Cook for a total of around 8-10 minutes or until much of the moisture has cooked off and it has browned.
Push the tofu to the outside of the pan creating and outside ring with the middle of the pan open. Add in the second tablespoon of 1 olive oil, 1 more tablespoon coconut aminos, garlic, ginger, and finely chopped green onion. Stir and simmer for a minute or two.
Add in sliced peppers and onion and the remainder of the coconut aminos to taste. Let the peppers cook for a few minutes before stirring in the tofu and combining it with the rest of the stir fry. At this time, add in the of the optional spices if you would like to spice things up a bit.
Once everything is combined and stirred together, remove from the pan and enjoy! You can top it over rice, cauliflower rice or eat it just on its own.