People keep asking me what I eat on a daily basis, and I’ve been meaning to really plan out recipes for the week and come up with some cool stuff, but I always end up making up dishes on the spot when I get home from work. But, I’ve decided I’m going to share those meals with you anyway. I couldn’t decide what to make last night – whether I wanted to go with something Asian-inspired or something with Italian flavors. I decided to make both just for the hell of it, and although the two types of flavors didn’t work all that well together, it felt like I was eating two separate meals, and I kinda liked it. These are super easy recipes you can make at home – I just used whatever I had laying around in the fridge.
On the bottom left of the plate are some sauteed tofu strips that I marinated in soy sauce and nutritional yeast. They were probably the highlight of the meal. Super easy, took less than 10 minutes to prepare.
On the right side of the dish is some zucchini “pasta” with red sauce, fresh cherry tomatoes, and cremini mushrooms. I just took a vegetable peeler and peeled 3 zucchinis into strips and topped it with the cherry tomatoes, organic marinara sauce from Trader Joes, and cooked some mushrooms into the sauce. And of course I had to top it with some more nutritional yeast because it’s become my favorite condiment of all time. Did you know that in addition to having tons of B-complex vitamins and one of the only plant-based sources of B12, nutritional yeast has a complete essential amino acid profile?
On the far side of the plate was the dish that took a little longer. A friend of mind gave me some awesome wild rice to try and I finally got around to cooking it. It took about an hour to make but since I got it going as soon as I got home, it was done in plenty of time for dinner. I added in a bag of mixed sea veggies from the Sea Tangle Noodle Company (you can buy these at Whole Foods) and some toasted sesame seeds. If you don’t like seaweed, I wouldn’t recommend this dish. I thought it was delicious and brought some with me for lunch today. Tons of iron, calcium, and protein. Here’s a better picture of the rice: