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  1. - Spinach with Lentils
  2. - Moong dal Palak (Spinach with Lentils)
  3. - Tofu Pad Thai
  4. - Heidi Swanson's Palak Daal

Spinach with Lentils TopSri Lanka

Prep: 10 min, Cook: 45 min.

Makes 4 servings.

Ingredients

2/3 cup lentils
2-1/2 cups water
1/4 tsp. salt (optional), or to taste
1 Tbs. unsalted butter
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 cup recipe-ready crushed tomatoes
1 lb. spinach, washed and stems discarded
1 Tbs. parsley, minced
1/4 tsp. cumin
1/4 tsp. ground coriander

Instructions
  1. Bring lentils, water, salt and pepper to taste to a boil in a heavy saucepan over medium-high heat.
  2. Reduce heat to medium.
  3. Cover and simmer 40-45 minutes, or until lentils are tender.
  4. Drain and set aside. Melt butter in a heavy nonstick skillet over medium high heat.
  5. Add garlic, tomatoes and spinach and sauté 3 minutes, or until spinach is wilted.
  6. Stir in lentils and remaining ingredients. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Simmer until just heated throughout.

Per serving: calories 173, fat 3.6g, 17% calories from fat, cholesterol 8mg, protein 13.1g, carbohydrates 25.6g, fiber 13.2g, sugar 3.3g, sodium 177mg, diet points 1.6.

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Moong dal Palak (Spinach with Lentils) Top India

Ingredients

Moong dal Palak (Spinach with lentils)1 tea spoon ghee /oil (optional)
2 dried red chillies
1/2 tea spoon Cumin seeds
1/2 tea spoon red chilly powder (adjust as per taste)
1/2 tea spoon coriander powder
1/2 tea spoon Salt (adjust as per taste)
1 bag of baby spinach (14.oz)( I prefer to use a prewashed bag of baby spinach)
1/2 cup moon dal
1 cup water

Directions
  1. Run your knife roughly over baby spinach and put it in to the pressure cooker.
  2. Take the moong dal in a bowl, run it under water 2-3 times, drain the water and add it to the spinach in the pressure cooker, along with 1 cup of water and cook it up to 2 whistles.
  3. Take a deep pan and heat the ghee in it. Add the dry red chillies and cumin seeds and let it cook until the cumin seeds are golden brown.
  4. Now switch off the flame and quickly add the turmeric powder, chilly powder and coriander powder and the cooked dal mix (from the pressure cooker).
  5. Then, switch on the flames and let the mix cook for a couple of minutes.
  6. While serving sprinkle some chopped cilantro on the top of the dal, and serve it with rotis.

Source: Cooking Light December 2000
http://find.myrecipes.com/recipes/recipefinder.dyn?action=displayRecipe&recipe_id=222174

 

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Sobu Noodles and Ginger Basil Pesto Top

Ingredients

Sobu Noodles and Ginger Basil Pesto 1 jar Pad Thai sauce (I use Thai Kitchen)
1 lb Tofu, extra firm
1 Pkg Rice Noodles
1 Green Pepper
1 Red Pepper
1 Broccoli Crown
15 Baby carrots
1 Lg White Onion
3 Green Onions
Chopped Peanuts

Directions
  1. Drain tofu well and cut into small thin strips about 1/2 inch long and as thin as possible
  2. Place tofu loosely in a bowl or Tupperware container and pour 1/2 pad thai sauce over tofu pieces
  3. Cover and place in the fridge to marinate for several hours or over night.
  4. Remove tofu from sauce as much as possible (keeping access sauce) and fry in a single layer (I have a med sized fry pan and I usually do two batches) until tofu in browned and crispy on both sides
  5. Remove from fry pan and pour access sauce over to keep moist, cover to keep warm until serving
  6. Prepare rice noodles in accordance with package directions
  7. Chop vegetables (I usually do this while the tofu is frying) and with the exception of the green onions toss in a bowl together,stir fry vegetables to almost your desired crispness
  8. Add remaining 1/2 jar of Pad Thai sauce and cook for an additional 5 min
  9. Serve vegetables over rice noodles, place a serving of tofu over vegetables and top with chopped peanuts (can be garnished with shredded carrot)

Source: http://www.grouprecipes.com/79347/soba-noodles-and-pesto-ginger.html

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Udon Noodles with Tofu and Asparagas Top

Ingredients

Somen with Tofu and Asparagus in a Chinese DressingVersion 1 ingredients
2 tbsp soy sauce, divided
2 tbsp Bragg’s Aminos

2 tsp. dark sesame oil, divided
1 tsp. sugar
1 tsp. cooking sherry
1 tbsp. red wine
1 tbsp of white wine vinegar
1 garlic clove, minced
8 ounces extra firm tofu, drained and cut into cubes
1 pound asparagus, ends trimmed, sliced into 1-inch pieces
8 ounces buckwheat Udon noodles

Version 2 ingredients
4 tbsp soy sauce, divided
2 tsp. dark sesame oil, divided
1 tsp. sugar
1 tsp. mirin
2 tsp. red wine vinegar
1 garlic clove, minced
8 ounces extra firm tofu, cut into cubes (or rectangles)
1 pound asparagus, ends trimmed, sliced into 1-inch pieces
8 ounces buckwheat somen or soba noodles

Directions

Udon Noodles with Tofu and AsparagasNote: Don’t throw anything away in this recipe! You’re going to re-use the marinade as well as the asparagus cooking water.

  • Place a large pot of water on to boil. In a large bowl, mix together 1 tbsp. soy sauce, 1 tbsp of Bragg’s Amino Acids and 1 tsp. sesame oil. Add the tofu and marinate as you heat a non-stick skillet lightly coated with oil.
  • When the skillet is hot, lift the tofu out of the marinade with a slotted spoon and put it in the skillet. Cook, turning, until brown on all sides.
  • While the tofu is cooking, add 1/2 tbsp. soy sauce, 1/2 tbsp Bragg’s, plus the sugar, sherry, red wine, vinegar and minced garlic to the marinade.
  • When the tofu is done, add it to the marinade in the bowl, stir it, and set it aside.
  • Udon Noodles with Tofu and AsparagasBy now the water should be boiling. Add the asparagus and cover. Cook for 2 minutes.
  • Remove asparagus with a slotted spoon and toss it together with the tofu and marinade.
  • Return the water to a boil, add salt and add the udon noodles. Cook until pasta is tender, about 6 minutes. Drain it, rinse with hot water, return it to the pan and toss it with 1/2 tbsp of soy sauce, 1/2 tbsp Braggs, and 1 tsp. of sesame oil.
  • Serve immediately with asparagus and tofu mixture on top.

Sources:

  1. http://hardcoreherbivore.wordpress.com/2008/11/09/udon-with-tofu-and-asparagus-in-a-soy-sesame-sauce-recipe/
  2. FatFree Vegan Kitchen http://blog.fatfreevegan.com/archive/2006_03_01_archive.html

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Tofu Pad Thai Top

Ingredients

1 jar Pad Thai sauce (I use Thai Kitchen)
1 lb Tofu, extra firm
1 Pkg Rice Noodles
1 Green Pepper
1 Red Pepper
1 Broccoli Crown
15 Baby carrots
1 Lg White Onion
3 Green Onions
Chopped Peanuts

Directions
  1. Drain tofu well and cut into small thin strips about 1/2 inch long and as thin as possible
  2. Place tofu loosely in a bowl or Tupperware container and pour 1/2 pad thai sauce over tofu pieces
  3. Cover and place in the fridge to marinate for several hours or over night.
  4. Remove tofu from sauce as much as possible (keeping access sauce) and fry in a single layer (I have a med sized fry pan and I usually do two batches) until tofu in browned and crispy on both sides
  5. Remove from fry pan and pour access sauce over to keep moist, cover to keep warm until serving
  6. Prepare rice noodles in accordance with package directions
  7. Chop vegetables (I usually do this while the tofu is frying) and with the exception of the green onions toss in a bowl together,stir fry vegetables to almost your desired crispness
  8. Add remaining 1/2 jar of Pad Thai sauce and cook for an additional 5 min
  9. Serve vegetables over rice noodles, place a serving of tofu over vegetables and top with chopped peanuts (can be garnished with shredded carrot)

Source: http://www.grouprecipes.com/20815/tofu-pad-thai.html