Tofu Hoisin With Bok Choy

"This is based on a recipe from “Wild About Greens” by Nava Atlas with some changes so it better fits our Nutritarian eating style. It’s colorful and delicious. It takes a little longer to prepare than some of my other recipes but it’s worth the extra time. You can reduce prep time by using frozen vegetables…..To chop bok choy: Trim the rough edge off the root ends of the bok choy, then cut across the stem just below the leaf. Slice the white stem portion into 3 or 4 lengthwise strips, then cut across to dice. Slice the leafy top crosswise and then cut each strip into 1 inch pieces…..Pressing tofu: Cut it into 1/2 inch slices. Lay the slices out on a clean kitchen towel that has been folded in half or a couple of layers of paper towel. Fold the kitchen towel over the tofu slices or place additional paper towels on top. Cover with a small cutting board and place 6 to 8 cans on top to weight it down. Let tofu sit 30 minutes before cutting it into 1/2 inch cubes."
photo by Anne Sainz photo by Anne Sainz
photo by Anne Sainz
Ready In:
1hr 15mins




  • Slice tofu, then press. See Anne Sainz notes above for more detailed instructions.
  • While tofu is being pressed, chop bok choy and set aside. If you haven’t worked with bok choy before, see Anne Sainz notes above.
  • Prepare ginger, carrots, onion and mushrooms. Combine and set aside.
  • For sauce, combine hoisin sauce, orange juice and soy sauce and set aside.
  • Cut pressed tofu into 1/2 inch cubes.
  • Coat large covered non-stick frying pan or Dutch oven (at least 5 quarts) with oil and add cubed tofu. Saute with medium high heat until golden brown, stirring frequently. Remove from pan and set aside.
  • Add ginger, carrots, onion and mushrooms to pan. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, adding small amounts of water as needed to prevent sticking. Continue cooking until carrots just begin to soften.
  • Add bok choy and sauté until bok choy begins to wilt, 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Add tofu, sauce mixture and almonds. Cook a minute or two longer until heated through, stirring frequently.

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In 2011, I saw a PBS Special, 3 Steps to Incredible Health by Dr. Joel Fuhrman. It inspired me to change to a Nutritarian cooking style, which focuses on the nutrient density of the foods you eat. Since that time, I have been collecting recipes. I have found a few recipes ready to go but most of them were either too complicated for everyday use or needed some changes to fit with this eating style.
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