My children are funny; one of their favorite foods is tofu. I didn’t even know what tofu was for sure until I had a roommate in college who ate it. I certainly wouldn’t have picked it as one of my top foods. However, they like it, and they will both eat some pretty healthy foods if tofu is in the dish. So, I learned about tofu and how to cook with it. This Simple Tofu Stir-fry is one of the earliest recipes we enjoyed; it is easy to make with whatever vegetables you have on hand and like to eat. Perhaps you can even encourage your picky eaters to try a new food if it is mixed with some of the things they like. (I’m still crossing my fingers that it might work for a child in this house – good luck!)

Simple Tofu Stir-fry

1 package of firm tofu, diced
1 1/2 lbs broccoli
2 tbsp olive oil
1 red pepper, sliced with seeds removed
1 bunch green onions, finely chopped
4 garlic cloves minced
2 tbsp ginger grated
2 tbsp cornstarch
6 tbsp soy sauce

4 tbsp rice vinegar
optional: other vegetables as desired (carrots, peas, green beans, zucchini)

Prepare the tofu by rinsing gently in water while still in the container. Pour out liquid and place tofu onto a soft towel to pat dry. Blanch broccoli in salted boiling water
Heat a frying pan with the oil and fry the tofu, red peppers, and green onions in 1/2 inch cubes until tofu is brown. Add broccoli, garlic and ginger to pan and toss together.
Whisk remaining ingredients together in bowl and add to pan
Stir together until coated and serve on rice.