I’ve been thinking about these dishes since I posted them back in April because I wanted to be able to provide fully written out recipes, not just links to show you where my inspiration came from! I’ll definitely still do that, as I often find inspo from Instagram and the NYT Cooking section, but one of my goals with this blog is to be able to provide simpler, healthier versions of those dishes.
So, this post is just that. I revisited these dishes and made tweaks that I think will really help! I switched from using tofu to tempeh because I find tempeh easier to prepare & cook, and it’s also fermented soy, which my body handles better.
Also, this peanut sauce… you won’t be able to stop yourself from just eating it with a spoon and nothing else.
2 large eggs
1/2 cup milk of your choice (if using nut milk, use unsweetened/unflavored)
1 TBS low-sodium soy sauce or shoyu
1 inch piece fresh ginger, chopped finely
1 1/4 cup almond flour (or flour of choice)
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/2-1 bunch scallions, chopped (if you love scallions like me, you’ll use entire bunch!)
1-2 TBS coconut oil, for cooking
Method for Scallion Pancakes:
Whisk eggs, milk, soy sauce and ginger together in a large mixing bowl. Add in flour, baking powder and scallions, and mix with a spatula until thoroughly combined.
Heat skillet over medium heat, and melt 1 TBS coconut oil to start. Using a 1/3 cup measure, scoop pancake batter onto skillet. Cook for 2-3 minutes on one side, and flip. You’ll know when it’s ready to flip because little bubbles will form on the edges of the pancakes. Repeat, and remove pancakes from skillet once cooked all the way through.
You may need to re-grease the pan, if your stovetop gets really hot, really quickly like mine does, so that’s why I included the extra 1 TBS of coconut oil in the ingredients.If you’re using 1/3 cup measure, you’ll be able to make 6-7 large pancakes. Totally up to you, but using a measuring cup ensures the same sized pancake every time!
Set aside with foil lightly covering until you’re ready to serve dinner.
Peanut Sauce (inspired by NYTCooking):
3 TBS creamy peanut butter
1 TBS rice wine vinegar
3 tsp low-sodium soy sauce or shoyu
3 tsp maple syrup
1 tsp ground ginger
1/4-1/3 cup water
1 tsp Sriracha (optional)
Method for Peanut Sauce:
In a small mixing bowl, pour in peanut butter, vinegar, soy sauce, maple syrup, ground ginger, and optional Sriracha. Add in a little of the water, mix slowly with a spoon, and continue to add water until desired consistency, which should be thick but pourable. This makes enough to serve 2, with some for leftovers!
Set aside until you’re ready to serve.
Tempeh Stir Fry:
1 package tempeh, cut into bite-size pieces
1 package frozen stir fry veggies, thawed a little bit
1 TBS sesame seeds
Salt to taste
2 TBS coconut oil, for cooking
Method for Stir Fry:
In a large pan, heat coconut oil over medium heat.
Add tempeh to pan, and cook to brown on all sides, about 8-10 minutes. Add in veggies, sesame seeds and salt, and toss. Cook everything together for another 5-7 minutes, until veggies are cooked and a little browned. Depending on how hot your stovetop gets, this could take longer.
Serve stir fry, pancakes and peanut sauce together and enjoy a healthified takeout meal!