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Low FODMAP Sesame Turmeric Tofu

Feature, Low FODMAP & Gut Health Recipes | October 28, 2019

A beautiful rainbow of different fruit and vegetables in a pile.
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I genuinely thought no one would be interested in this recipe. I casually shared the making of it on Instagram and SO many of you reached out to me to get the recipe!

I thought it might be too basic (who am I kidding – who doesn’t LOVE easy recipes), but it turns out to pique a lot of people’s interest!

I’ve taken a special interest in turmeric lately for it’s anti-inflammatory properties. While I’m not particularly convinced on taking it as a supplement, I am trying to get creative on ways in which I can incorporate this spice in my diet to get some anti-inflammatory action going – not just for my gut, but also in hopes of reducing my risk of arthritis as I age! (I’ve had 2 knee surgeries, so suffice to say my risk is pretty high!)

Sesame Turmeric Tofu

Low FODMAP Sesame Turmeric Tofu

Low FODMAP Sesame Turmeric Tofu
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Serves: 3
Ingredients
  • 1 block extra firm tofu
  • 1 Tbsp turmeric
  • 2 Tbsp sesame oil, separated
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil, separated
  • 1 Tbsp ginger, minced
  • 1/4 cup + 2 Tbsp soy sauce, separated
  • 2 Tbsp sesame seeds
  • 7 oz (half pkg) Rice noodles (I used pad thai noodles)
  • 2 cups shredded cabbage
  • 2 cups shredded carrots
  • 2 cups chopped kale
  • 2 Tbsp rice wine vinegar
Instructions
  1. Pat tofu dry and cube.
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  3. In a bowl combine turmeric, sesame oil, 1 Tbsp olive oil, ginger, soy sauce, and sesame seeds. Ideally, marinate for 30 minutes.
  4. Soak rice noodles as per instructions.
  5. After marinating, place onto cookie sheet and put in oven. Roast until slightly crispy, approximately 20 minutes.
  6. While roasting, place remaining olive oil and sesame oil in a pan. Add vegetables and saute until they become vibrant.
  7. Add noodles and saute for an additional 5 minutes or until noodles are soft.
  8. Add remaining soy sauce + rice wine vinegar
  9. Toss with tofu and enjoy!

 

Recipe Tips and Tricks

  • Want more protein? Add 1 cup edamame
  • Want more flavour? Add a pinch of chili flakes, or a Tbsp of tahini to the sauce for the noodles!

Sesame Turmeric Tofu

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