You asked for it!

by Christina @ The Athletarian on February 28, 2013

Okay maybe not all of you asked for it but I posted my dinner on Instagram a few hours ago and I had a few people ask for the recipe.  I wish I had known it was going to taste as good as it did.  I would have taken a better picture!  Anyway, here it is.  It was one of the easiest and most delicious tofu dishes I have ever made.  You can always sub chicken or another meat if you’d like!

Thai Tofu Stir Fry

Thai Tofu Stir Fry


  • one block extra firm tofu
  • one medium sized carrot, grated
  • 3-4 kale leaves, chopped
  • bean sprouts
  • Thai peanut sauce (below)


  1. Chop tofu block into cubes
  2. Heat a non-stick pan, add tofu cubes and cook for 4-5 minutes
  3. Add Thai peanut sauce to tofu, lowering heat and stirring until all tofu pieces are covered
  4. Add grated carrot and kale to pan, stir, cover, and let cook just until kale is wilted (a couple of minutes)
  5. Serve as is or with brown rice, quinoa, soba noodles, etc and top with bean sprouts!

I adapted the Thai peanut sauce recipe from Can You Stay For Dinner.  It is more or less the same except I left a couple of things, made a substitution, and changed one or two measurements.

Thai Peanut Sauce


  • 1/2 cup chunky peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon tamari
  • juice of one lime
  • 2 teaspoons Sriracha
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger
  • 2 small cloves garlic, minced


Whisk all ingredients well in a small bowl.


This was soooo good and so quick to make.  The sauce is super delicious and I think it would really be good as a salad dressing too, but it would need some thinning out.  I might try adding some water or maybe a little more lime juice and see what happens!  If you like Thai food, you will love this.

Okay, time to sleep!  I got these new kicks in the mail today from the lovely people over at Mizuno Canada and I’m going to wake up nice and early to take them on their very first run!

wave elixir 8

They are the Wave Elixir 8.  I am currently wearing the Wave Elixir 7 to run in and I absolutely love them.  I have never had a shoe fit my foot so well.  When I saw the new colours and design I almost had a heart attack!  Aren’t they pretty?!  Thank you, Mizuno!

I hope you all had a great day!


{ 18 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Corinne March 1, 2013 at 12:03 am

Not fair – I am starving and opened this post and am totally craving that dish now! Better stop off at the store before heading home to grab some essentials for the sauce :) xx


2 Jo March 1, 2013 at 1:18 am

Hey we’re twinsies. I have the same shoes, my first time trying mizunos. Love them!!!! I’ve put about 120 miles on them already, switched to them after some problems with my Achilles. They are great to run in and super cute, added bonus!


3 Jennifer @Saludiem March 1, 2013 at 11:34 am

Those shoes are amazing! Mizuno is my favorite unless I am in my Merrell’s – I will have to check these out! LOVE the pink!!


4 Ed March 1, 2013 at 11:53 am

Wow that looks good…and being easy is the best part (kinda how I like my ladies too! hehe)


5 Alejandra @ wishfulshrinking March 1, 2013 at 11:56 am

I attempted a Thai peanut sauce but it was way too peanutty- I’ll try your version and see if it fares better.
Also- need those shoes. I swear by Mizunos, they’re the only shoe that works for my ridiculously flat feet!


6 Shaylene March 1, 2013 at 12:03 pm

I just bought those exact shoes this past weekend. First time trying out the Mizuno’s so far I love them.!!! I love fun bright shoes. It makes working out seem more enjoyable.


7 Kate @ SoCal Runner Gal March 1, 2013 at 1:36 pm

I made a similar dish the other night but I had sobu noodles and broccoli as well. SOOOO YUMMY! I sprinkled it with cilantro.


8 Rachelle March 1, 2013 at 1:36 pm

Those shoes are absolutely beautiful and the food looks amazing. Have the best weekend ever my friend.


9 Kate @ SoCal Runner Gal March 1, 2013 at 1:37 pm

*soba not sobu. LOL


10 Bianca-Vegan Crunk March 1, 2013 at 5:49 pm

That looks delicious!! Love a good stir-fry with peanut sauce!


11 Renae @ MissFit Mixed Chick March 1, 2013 at 8:17 pm

Those shoes are super cute. I just bought a pair but they are not nearly as stylish as yours. The stir fry looks amazing to. I always throw out recipes when they involve too many ingredients that I dont have. I need to stop doing that because I’m sure I’m missing out on some deliciousness.


12 Angie @ Asphalt & Trails March 1, 2013 at 10:15 pm

You know, I need to start going a bit more Asian inspired on my eats. I have never used peanut sauce, yet I love it when I have it at a restaurant. Same goes with tofu. I am going to give this a try. Thanks for the recipe!


13 Ashley March 1, 2013 at 10:46 pm

Yum! I have been craving pad thai all week. This looks delicious! I love the tasty kale addition. Thanks for the easy plant based recipes and running inspiration.


14 Laura @ Live, Run Sparkle March 2, 2013 at 12:18 am

I love those shoes so much, and I am going to try making your tofu Thai dish next week. I hope mine turns out as delicious looking as yours did! Thanks for the recipe :)


15 Elle March 2, 2013 at 2:19 am

Dying to know who won your Fitness Glo giveaway! Cute shoes.


16 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin March 2, 2013 at 7:24 pm

This looks fantastic! Tofu stir fry with sunflower seed butter sauce (no peanuts because of my allergy!) is one of my favourite meals. I haven’t tried adding coconut milk to the sauce before though – I definitely need to do that next time!


17 Danielle @ D. Sells Seashells March 3, 2013 at 9:29 pm

I LOVE those sneakers! I’m a Mizuno girl too <3


18 Ashley March 4, 2013 at 1:08 pm

Did you notice a size difference btw the Elixir 7s and 8s? I think the 8s I got are a little bit bigger!


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