Walking home from work last night, I felt lethargic. The stuffy summer air made my breathing feel labored, and my limbs refused to cooperate with the motion of walking forward. But most of all, my brain was in hibernation; refusing to give me any indication of what i should do that evening, and what my body craved to make it feel a bit more alive.
My usual response to a feeling of fatigue and a need to curl up on the sofa all evening, is a naughty takeaway and, well….to curl up on the sofa all evening! But I could feel my body needed some serious love in the form of intense nutritious comfort food!
This resulting stirfry is jam packed with lots of lovely good stuff , and takes about 15 minutes to knock up. Its a one pot lazy girls dream!! I threw in all my fav veggies, but as long as you have the three main ingredients your’e on the road to belly happiness.
The main heroes in this dish are:
- Tempeh – fabulous source of Calcium, Protein and Vitamin B
- Seeweed – B12 baby!! Also a great detoxifer and can be known to regulate hormones
- Peanuts – more antioxidants than many fruits, such as Blackberries and Strawberries! Also Vitamin E and B Complex Vitamins
- Kale – more Vitamin C than an Orange and more Vitamin A than any other leafy green!! Oh, and way more Calcium than milk…
- Tomatoes – rich source of Vitamin A and C, and folic acid
- Broccoli – all the above, plus omega-3 fatty acids, Iron and Zinc
Tempeh, Seaweed and Peanut Superfood Stirfry
- 1/2 jar of Tempeh
- 1/2 cup of Dulse seaweed, washed
- 1/2 Onion
- 1 Tbsp. crushed peanuts
- A handful of Kale
- A handful of Broccoli
- 1 Lrg vine tomato
- 1 medium carrot
- A thumb sized chunk of ginger, thinly slice (with rind left on)
- 3 garlic cloves, crushed
- 3 Tbsp. Soy Sauce
- 1/2 Red Chilli, thinly sliced
- Juice of half a Lime
- 1 Tbs. Coconut Oil
1. In a large bowl, marinate the Tempeh in the soy, garlic, ginger and lime juice
2. Fry your onion in the coconut oil until it starts to brown a little, then add the Tempeh and is marinade. After a couple of minutes, add your veggies (I added Broccoli last to steam lightly for just 1 minute)
3. Now add your seaweed. Foraging for seaweed is awesome fun and when you collect it fresh its packed with goodness. I, on the otherhand, was lazy and used packed Dulse; which you just need to soak for a minute before adding to your dish.
4. While the veggies are cooking you might want to cook some rice or noodles to accompany the dish. I went for glass noodles which take 2 minutes in boiling water.
5. Just before serving up, dust your stirfry with your crushed peanuts and stir through for a minute just to heat them up. I like to keep the crunchy texture so don’t cook for long.
6. Serve up your dish in a big comfort food bowl, sprinkle with sesame seeds and take an awfully dark photo which doesn’t represent how good it tasted!