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Okay, now that that’s out of the way…I took a hint from The Hippie, and made a twenty minute dinner tonight.


  • one bag frozen veggies (I used edamame, green beans, spinach, and asparagus)
  • 1 T mustard
  • 1 t garlic powder
  • 1/4 C  reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 1 block of tofu, sliced and pressed for an hour (see this post for my very high tech method)
  • 1 T grated ginger
  • 2 C cooked brown rice (or if you have a 20lb bag of white rice that’s been sitting in your pantry for two years, that will work. Hypothetically, of course)
  • Chow Mein Noodles

Combine the ginger and the soy sauce and place the pressed tofu in the sauce to coat. Then broil the tofu for 5 minutes on each side.

Sautee the frozen vegetables until cooked through. Add the mustard and garlic powder.

Combine all the ingredients and toss the chow mein noodles on top.


Start to finish, this took exactly 20 minutes – and that’s only because of the rice. Otherwise, it would have been more like 6 or 7. Easy, right?

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