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Friday, January 6, 2012

Coconutty Tofu

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Combine the tastiness and health goodness of coconut with the flexibility and health benefits of tofu, along with several savory and 'good-for-you' ingredients along the way, and what do you get? This recipe is via We suggest using a bit of honey or agave instead of the brown sugar, or omitting the sweetener altogether. . . And use a low-sodium soy sauce if you can. If you take a look at the sodium content on the label of standard soy sauce, you'll see why.

Benefits of coconut milk are many. Attributed with the ability to kill viruses that cause influenza, herpes, measles, hepatitis C, SARS, AIDS, and other illnesses, coconut milk boosts energy, increases calcium absorption, helps protect against osteoporosis, improves digestion, reduces inflammation, improves cholesterol ratio, along with a host of other health benefits. To read more, visit The Coconut Research Center website.


  • 2 bunches green onions
  • 1 (14 ounce) can light coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger
  • 2 teaspoons chile paste
  • 1 pound firm tofu, cut into 3/4 inch cubes
  • 4 roma (plum) tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 4 ounces fresh mushrooms, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 4 cups chopped bok choy
  • salt to taste


  1. Remove white parts of green onions, and finely chop. Chop greens into 2 inch pieces.
  2. In a large heavy skillet over medium heat, mix coconut milk, 3 tablespoons soy sauce, brown sugar, curry powder, ginger, and chile paste. Bring to a boil.
  3. Stir tofu, tomatoes, yellow pepper, mushrooms, and finely chopped green onions into the skillet. Cover, and cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Mix in basil and bok choy. Season with salt and remaining soy sauce. Continue cooking 5 minutes, or until vegetables are tender but crisp. Garnish with remaining green onion.

Nutritional Information

Amount Per Serving  Calories: 232 | Total Fat: 13.2g | Cholesterol: 0mg

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