Tofu With Couscous, Peas and Carrots

"I adapted this from Dancer's Curried Chicken and Couscous for nights when I'm not in the mood for rice or pasta, and need a quick non-meat main dish to go on the table. I use the Whole Foods frozen peas and carrots (the carrots are shredded, not coined, take the same time to cook as the peas). I store the whole wheat couscous in the freezer once it’s opened to keep it from getting stale. By stir frying the tofu, it changes it to a firmer, chewier, more meat-like texture. To make it completely vegan, vegetable broth can be substituted for the chicken broth."
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  • Drain tofu well and cut into small, ½ inch cubes.
  • Stir fry to drive off much of liquid and until browned in ~ 2 T oil.
  • Add Soy sauce toward end of frying.
  • Bring chicken broth and spices to a boil over medium-high heat in a medium sauce pan.
  • Add frozen peas & carrots and stir.
  • Once broth returns to a boil, add raisons, cranberries and couscous, stir and cover, remove from heat.
  • Wait 10 minutes and then stir well to combine.
  • Serve with tofu and chopped pecans, either on the side or mixed together.

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<p>I am now living in Massachusetts outside of Boston in the family homestead. We're enjoying having four seasons again, after spending 15 years living in Texas. I spent our first year in MA as a stay-at-home mom, taking care of our multi-generational family and really expanded my cooking skills and I was able to try alot of new recipes. Now I'm back to work (social work/manager at an Eldercare agency) so I'm now cooking the quicker recipes much more often. We sit down to dinner together every night (except maybe once on the weekend when DH and I leave the kids with my mom -- one of the perks of living in Massachusetts instead of Texas!). <br /><br />I like to focus on 'real' foods (the less processed the better), lots of veggies and cutting out the extra calories without cutting out flavor. My general dinner menu rule is 1 protein, 1 pasta/rice/grain, and 3 vegetables (typically at least one green and one orange). My youngest has been known to say, Hey, where's the third veggie? when I get lazy.</p>
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