Pomegranate Mandarin Quinoa Salad w/ Sesame Honey Lime vinaigrette & Potato Salad

Confusing? perhaps. But, this delicious quinoa salad goes great with sesame honey lime vinaigrette, and so does a very simple sweet & regular potato salad…so I included them both.

POMEGRANATE MANDARIN QUINOA SALAD
w /sesame honey lime vinaigrette

thin sliced & chopped sweet Spanish onion
thin sliced & chopped red peppers
drained can of mandarins (or chopped mango)
¼ cup pomegranate pods (or chopped strawberries)
¼ cup toasted almond slivers
¼ cup chopped feta cheese
1c cooked quinoa
toss altogether with a drizzle of Sesame Honey Lime Vinaigrette or serve dressing on the side
serve on bed of baby greens/or just spinach
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SESAME HONEY LIME VINAIGRETTE
1 clove garlic crushed with salt
1tbs honey
1tbs mayo
1/4c Olive oil
+/- 1-2 tbs Lime juice
black, white and/or toasted sesame seeds

HONEY-LIME POTATO SALAD
Dice and boil 1 regular potato and 2 sweet potatoes (not yams…)

add optional: parsley, cilantro, black beans, corn, red peppers, green onions, jalepenos

TOSS in Sesame Honey Lime Vinaigrette

Sesame-Encrusted Tofu with stir-fry Vegetables

SESAME ENCRUSTED TOFU WITH VEGETABLE STIR FRY

SESAME ENCRUSTED TOFU WITH VEGETABLE STIR FRY


Follow this order to make this beautiful meal in 20 minutes or less(not including the rice):

Make a batch of rice or noodles

    First make the sauce:

simmer minced GARLIC & GINGER in SESAME OIL & CHILI OIL in small pot till aromatic
(I often use AKI’s Jar Ginger & Garlic–but don’t recommend any other jar garlic)then add 1-2 cups of WATER (depending on how much you want to make…)
add 1-2 VEG BROTH CUBES (you can also add a little sachet of dashi…if you have it)
some SUGAR
TAMARI or SOYA SAUCE
CHILI OIL and/or CHILI FLAKE to add spiciness
SESAME SEEDS
powdered CORN or POTATO STARCH (shake a few tablespoons in a little jar of water & then add)
stir occassionally while simmering until thickens, adjust seasoning

    prepare garnish of either

: green ONIONS/CHIVES/CILANTRO–or mixed–set aside

    chop vegetables and set aside:</ul>

      KING OYSTER MUSHROOMS (or other)
      EGGPLANT & other VEGETABLES
      (brocolli, cauliflower, peppers, gai lan, sui choy, carrots, whatever…)

        Prepare Tofu Nuggets

      :
      Dry& Cut FIRM TOFU (sometimes I use previously frozed & squeezed tofu, this has a great texture)

        make sesame crusting with:


      CORN or POTATO STARCH (about 1/2 cup, for one package of tofu)
      SALT & PEPPER (to taste)
      CHILI FLAKE (if you like spiciness)
      NATURAL, BLACK & TOASTED SESAME SEEDS (few tablespoons or more if you like)
      dredge tofu nuggets and fry on med-high in GRAPESEED OR PEANUT OIL
      Keep tofu nuggets warm in a toaster over or re-heat in frying pan just befor serving
      (these tofu nuggets can be cut like fingers and served as a side dish with dip…)

        Stir-fry Vegetables

      Fry Mushrooms (set aside) then Fry Eggplants, when done re-add mushrooms and other veg and continue frying until all vegetables are tender.

      Serve Vegetables on bed of rice or noodles, top with sauce and hot tofu nuggets & garnish

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