Thai-Fusion Stir Fry:
I whipped this up tonight, and the beauty of it is that the veggies are frozen and the tofu is sealed up and keeps for a really long time, so I have had the ingredients on hand for weeks now!
1 package Trader Joe's "Asian Vegetables with Beijing-Style Soy Sauce" (frozen section, here's what it looks like
1 package Trader Joe's Thai-Style Baked Tofu (refrigerated section, I found it next to the soy meats)
Panang Curry Paste (found in fancy supermarkets or health food stores in a tiny jar)
Sriracha Sauce (aka rooster sauce)
Toasted sesame oil
Thai-style basil (totally optional, mine didn't even have it but I know it would be good)
Chop up the tofu in small pieces.
Heat up a generous amount of vegetable oil (I'm guessing three tablespoons or so) with a splash of sesame oil, over medium-high heat.
Stir fry the vegetables until they have mostly melted apart from one another. Add in the tofu and stir again.
Mix in a heaping tablespoon of the curry paste. Snip a corner of the sauce packet from the veggies and add to taste. I used about 3/4s. Squirt some rooster sauce in there. Yummy! Stir it all up to incorporate the flavorings.
Cook a little longer if you want to. The vegetables should still have some crunch to them. Add in the shredded basil if you are using it, right before taking it off the heat.
Serve over basmati rice.
Easy Vegan Fajitas:
1 package Morningstar Farms Meal Starters Chikin Strips (found in the frozen section of most conventional grocery stores, frequently next to the frozen breakfast stuff)
1 package Trader Joe's frozen tri-colored peppers.
1 medium or large onion, sliced into... fajita-y cresent shaped pieces.
Heat the vegetable oil over medium-high heat (I have no idea how much... use plenty, maybe 4 tablespoons or more).
Sautee the onion briefly, then add the peppers. Cook until the onions are starting to go translucent and the peppers are no longer frozen. Add the chicken and cook so that it breaks up and gets un-frozen. You'll have some liquid from all the melting frozen stuff, and that's okay, but try and push stuff around so that it evaporates as much as possible.
Add chili powder, cayenne and salt to taste. For me, this means oodles and oodles.
Serve with warm tortillas (you can heat them in the microwave or toast them in a dry skillet, which is really delicious), and assorted condiments. If you don't do dairy, spring for Tofutti Better Than Sour Cream - it's so worth it with these! Plus guac, pico de gallo, chopped lettuce, cheese or soy cheese.