RECIPE: Easy Tangy Chicken and Bean Dish

Ain’t nuthin this tasty and healthy on a chinese buffet! Try this deliciously easy dinner. Packed with protein and FLA-VA-FLAV-VA! Serve it with brown rice or as is….serve it hot and IF there are any left-overs, bring ’em with you to work/school or eat ’em for lunch the next day! I do hope you enjoy…
4 cups or 1 bag (~ 20 oz) raw string beans,

1 lb organic chicken (or 1 pack of tofu or tempeh),

4 heaping Tbsp all natural peanut butter

2 Tbsp oil (your choice, but I use sesame, peanut or canola)

2 Tbsp soy sauce

1/4 cup  or 2 long squirts of honey

1 clove garlic (chopped)

1 tsp pepper (optional)

crushed red pepper (optional)

10 peanuts crushed (optional)

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cut beans in to 2 inch pieces

slice chicken, tempeh or tofu in to long thin strips or cubes

saute beans and chicken in canola oil or peanut oil and garlic and soy sauce for 7-10 min (until thoroughly cooked, but not over cooked)

add peanut butter and honey and pepper and stir-fry for 2 minutes

sprinkle a few crushed peanuts and/or crushed red pepper on top to garnish

*all of above measurements should be adjusted to your taste

**you can also grill or bake your chicken/tempeh or tofu ahead of time and add to sauté for 5 minutes to reheat

RECIPE: Asian Fusion Sauce (with tofu and vegetables)

Do You Tofu?

Some do.  Others poo-poo.

If they only knew…how to…dress up tofu with this tasty brew… from MORI-NU:

6 Tbsp reduced sodium soy sauce

2 tsp honey

2 tsp balsamic vinegar

2 Tbsp grated fresh ginger

1 tsp minced garlic

1/2 tsp sesame oil

Blend above ingredients together and pour 1/2 of mixture over diced tofu spread out on a baking sheet.

Bake 30 minutes at 400º

Saute Green onions (1 bunch cut in to 1″ pieces) in canola oil x 1 minute

Add chopped vegetables (broccoli, asparagus, snow peas, onions, edamame, chopped cabbage, red peppers, etc) and remaining sauce.

Stir fry for 5 more minutes, add cooked tofu; toss lightly.

YUM! But even if you don’t do tofu. This sauce is delicious on almost anything.

(sub chicken or steak or “little bits of panther”, your call)