Vegan Dinner: Tofu & Butternut Squash in Trader Joe’s Indian Simmer Sauce with Brown Rice & Broccolini

As I’ve mentioned before, over the past year I have mainly avoided eating soy products but in trying to eat a vegan diet this week I figured I would do one or two dinners with tofu. I still don’t think too highly of it, but I bought Trader Joe’s sprouted tofu mostly out of not knowing a lot about what other items to use in vegan cooking!

So this dinner was pretty east, in advance of dinner I prepped a bunch of roasted butternut squash so I used that along with the tofu to bring dinner together in about 15 minutes.

What I used:

How To:

  1. Saute the tofu and squash briefly in a hot pan with a little bit of oil to crisp the skin of the tofu slightly. Then add your jar of simmer sauce, bring to a simmer and let sit for about 15 minutes. Add in the almond milk for a slightly creamier texture, the sauce is fairly spicy so this helps cut that back a tiny bit
  2. The brown rice legit takes 3-4 minutes in the microwave
  3. Saute or steam the broccolini
  4. Pile in a bowl and eat!

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For lunch the next day I had this bit of leftovers with a simple spinach and avocado salad!

almonds and asana leftover indian tofu lunch

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