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General Tso’s Stir Fry

Yesterday, there was a 30-second segment on Sesame Street in which the characters talked about tofu. Tofu? Grace asked me. What's tofu? I explained that it's a food that I really like. Can we have tofu for supper tonight? I agreed, and I told Grace that we'd have to pick some up on our way home. Unfortunately, we stayed at our friend's house too long (oohing and aahing over some four-week-old puppies) and didn't even walk into the grocery store until after 5. I needed a quick and easy supper solution. Featuring tofu. I grabbed a bag of pre-cut broccoli, cauliflower, and baby carrots, a package of extra firm tofu, a bottle of House of Tsang's General Tsao's Stir Fry sauce, and a can of water chestnuts and left the store.

When we arrived home twenty minutes later, I threw it together, and we had a really tasty stir fry supper.

General Tso's Stir Fry

If you don't like tofu, and aren't feeling adventurous, you could eat this without a protein or use small pieces of any meat – chicken, pork, beef, whatever.

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  1. Heat olive oil in a wok or very large skillet over medium heat. Add tofu and 2 cloves of garlic; cook until lightly browned, 15 to 20 minutes.
  2. Add broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, onions, remaining garlic, and pepper. Cook until crisp-tender.
  3. When veggies are almost done, add water chestnuts and squash.
  4. When squash is translucent, add stir fry sauce. Cook until heated through.
  5. Serve over rice.
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This was even better the next day as leftovers.

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10 thoughts on “General Tso’s Stir Fry”

  1. Ohhh I love tofu, the extra firm kind. Did your daughter like it as well?
    Thanks for linking up to Just Another Meatless Monday-hope to see you back next week!!

  2. This is a great meal. It has a lot of my favorites in it. Cooking has changed a lot even, in the past decade. We never had anything this good, then. Thanks for linking this to My Meatless Mondays. I love having special recipes included.

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