Vegan Breakfast Club – Weekly Challenge #2 – Toast

Our Vegan Breakfast Club has been moving right along with daily shares of breakfast eats and treats. As we previously posted, we also have a weekly breakfast challenge going on. While we’re nearing the end of Week 3, let’s share our Week 2 results on that week’s challenge of TOAST! Read more

Vegan Breakfast Club – Weekly Challenge #1 – Tofu Scramble

Haven’t heard about our Vegan Breakfast Club? You definitely need to become a member (it’s Free and on Facebook). It’s where we kick our days off with yummy eats to be had any time of the day you consider it to be “Breakfast Time!”

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Trader Joe’s “7 for $30” Dinner #5 – Vegetable Stir-Fry with Tofu (for Lunch)

It’s FRIDAY!!!!!! As we head into the weekend, we decided we wanted to have a little fun tonight. We set plans to head into Manhattan’s East Village to try the limited-time by Chloe Vegan Guacamole Burger dumplings at Mimi Cheng’s Dumplings (more on that in a separate post). So, what would happen to our challenge? Well, we decided to make today’s Trader Joe’s 7 Vegan Meals for $30 challenge meal Vegetable Stir-Fry with Tofu and Sesame Ginger Sauce for lunch.


This recipe was easy-peasy to make. It took less than 15 minutes that Spoon University noted. Microwaveable rice, microwaveable veggies, tofu and sauce. It was simple dish that didn’t require a lot of effort in making it this morning rather than last night. 

BUT… there problems with the recipe: 

  1. The Sesame Soy Ginger Vinaigrette was NOT on the shopping list
  2. The Sesame Soy Ginger Vinaigrette contained HONEY (NOT vegan)
  3. The recipe yielded enough for 2

To modify this for 21 Day Fix, we just replaced the dressing with an oil-free one using items we had in or pantry and fridge: rice wine vinegar, ginger, agave nectar and spices (recipe to follow)


Despite the issues, the dish was delicious. It held up well in my tiffin and I actually ate it cold. Carlo enjoyed his warm with sriracha. We both liked how everything turned out, especially since it was so easy to make. Stir-fry dishes can be as simple or as complex as you like. We get a kick out of combinations we can put together. 

Another plus is that having pre-packed rice and veggies. No need to wait for water to boil or to chop veggies. If you’ve got a busy lifestyle, you can plan ahead to spend like 10 minutes on this entire dish! HOW GREAT IS THAT?!?!?


Now, I said we made our own recipe. With stir-fry meals, you can use whatever sauce you like. You buy something like Trader Joe’s Soyaki or just whip up something on your own, like our quick Ginger-Garlic dressing! 

Here’s the recipe! Give it a try and let us know what you think!

Ginger Garlic Oil-Free Dressing
Serves 1
This simple dressing can be poured over salad or added to your favorite stir-fry
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Total Time
2 min
Total Time
2 min
  1. 1/4 c rice wine vinegar
  2. 1 tsp. grated ginger
  3. 2 tsp. agave nectar
  4. 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
  5. 1/8 tsp. dried oregano
  6. 1/8 tsp. Chinese Five Spice
  7. Pinch of black pepper
  1. Whisk all ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Pour over salad or veggies, or toss into stir-fry
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