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SmartyPlants - Plant Based Weekly Meal Plan - Released on 4-22-22


By SmartyPlants | April 22, 2022

We ❤️Asian food!

And, one of the things we love about it is that it’s typically made with a combination of many different tastes—sweet, sour, salty, spicy, and bitter. And, it’s also made with a combination of textures—usually all within one dish. Rice or noodles are blended with vegetables and any combination of things like garlic, ginger, green onions, chilis, tofu, sesame seeds, lime and cilantro. Then, topped with something crunchy such as peanuts.


We receive lots of requests for new Asian dishes, so we thought we release 3 new superstars, along with a couple of tasty new components to add to your repertoire!

This Week’s Recipes:

⭐️Garlic Sesame Soba Noodles with Crispy Red Lentil Tofu⭐️

⭐️Kimchi Fried Rice with Peanut Ginger Sauce⭐️

⭐️Eggless Foo Young with Umami Gravy⭐️

And, your 3 brand new components:
Red Lentil Tofu, Crispy Red Lentil Tofu, and Peanut Ginger Sauce.

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Eggless Foo Young with Umami Gravy
Egg Foo Young is a classic Cantonese-American dish that resembles little omelets. I remember back in the 80’s, it was one of my mom’s favorite Chinese take-out dishes, although I’m not sure it’s as popular today on menus as it was back then. The little cakes are typically made from a mix of veggies such as bean sprouts, bamboo shoots, green onions, mushrooms and water chestnuts. They are then deep fried, and covered with a savory brown sauce. We skip the eggs and oil, stuff our little cakes with sautéed veggies, and cover them in our amazing Umami Gravy, which is made from toasted sunflower seeds. This dish is light and fluffy, deliciously savory and satisfying. We feel that this eggless wonder should make a big come back, starting with your dinner table.

Plant Based Vegan Winter is finally on-the-way-out, and spring is heading our way very soon! Well, we hope so anyway. Is that just wishful thinking on our part? 🦋🌦🌸🌼🌱🍄🐝🐛  C’mon spring! We’re counting on you, old buddy!  We all LOVE sandwiches. And, our Meal Planners ask us for them all the time. We’re listening! So, we thought we’d dedicate this week to sandwiches. And, not just any sandwiches—but some classic, American favorites!  We’re talking about Italian Beef-Style Sandwiches, Lobster Rolls and Mac Salad, and Buffalo Ranch Sandwiches!  Along with these fabulous sandwiches, we’ve some added some super tasty components as well—Beef-Style Seitan Roast, Breaded Soy Curls, and Sweet Heat Buffalo Sauce!   Eggless Foo Young with Umami Gravy
Kimchi Fried Rice with Peanut Ginger Sauce
Kimchi is a traditional Korean dish of fermented vegetables—think sauerkraut. Cabbage is the main ingredient,  and it’s mixed with other vegetables such as carrots, radishes, cucumbers and scallions. There are endless combinations of kimchi! Koreans eat kimchi with almost every meal, even breakfast. It’s eaten on its own, as an appetizer, a side dish, and it’s used to flavor other dishes such as stir-fries, soups and rice dishes. We add kimchi to our Fried Rice for its slightly sour flavor and great crunch, and then mix in our delicious Peanut Ginger Sauce for a touch of sweetness. The combination of the sour kimchi and the sweet sauce is heavenly. After tossing in some green onions and roasted peanuts, this dish turns into a knockout! If you haven’t had kimchi, pick up a jar and make this rice. You will be so happy that you did.

Plant Based Vegan Kimchi Fried Rice with Peanut Ginger Sauce

Garlic Sesame Soba Noodles with Crispy Red Lentil Tofu
This light and tasty noodle dish is made with soba noodles. Soba noodles are Japanese noodles made from buckwheat flour, which is super nutritious! It’s a great source of protein, fiber and complex carbohydrates. Most soba noodles also contain wheat flour, which makes the noodles a bit lighter. The garlic sauce that we make for our noodles is absolutely delicious! It’s also nice and light and makes just enough to coat the noodles. We add our Crispy Red Lentil Tofu for great taste and texture, and sprinkle on green onions and toasted sesame seeds to finish the dish. One thing you must do when eating these noodles—slurp! The Japanese say that when you make a slurping sound, the sauce and the noodles come together better and it helps you enjoy all of the flavors. So, slurp away!

Plant Based Vegan Garlic Sesame Soba Noodles with Crispy Red Lentil Tofu

Peanut Ginger Sauce
This sauce is fantastic in wraps and bowls, on salads, sandwiches, and it’s especially amazing drizzled over our Kimchi Fried Rice. It’s creamy and sweet, yet a bit sassy from the fresh ginger and Sriracha. Wow!

Plant Based Vegan Peanut Ginger Sauce

Red Lentil Tofu
Yes, you read that correctly. You can make your own tofu by simply using red lentils! We didn’t know that either, until we started experimenting. Tofu is made from soybeans, so technically this is not tofu, but it really and truly does resemble tofu. So, if you are not able to eat tofu due to allergies, you can now make our Red Lentil Tofu as a replacement. How great is that? These tasty little protein-packed cubes do not have the exact consistency of tofu, but they’re really close and can be used in many of the ways we typically use tofu, such as crisping it up or pan-searing it. It’s very easy to make, inexpensive, and fun to experiment with. Give it a try!

Plant Based Vegan Red Lentil Tofu

Crispy Red Lentil Tofu
These crispy little nuggets can be eaten as a snack, as an appetizer, or tossed into stir fries, noodles and rice dishes. You start by first making your own tofu! Our Red Lentil Tofu is simple to make, and a great replacement for store-bought tofu, which is made from soybeans. If you’re allergic to soy, now you have a new protein option! The red lentils give these tasty little cubes a nice, peppery taste. They are crispy on the outside and light and fluffy on the inside, and we think you’re going to love having them in your life.

Plant Based Vegan Crispy Red Lentil Tofu


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