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This is one of my favorite recipes because it is so simple, made with real ingredients, bursting with all kinds of flavors AND unbelievably fills you up. I actually feel as if I am losing weight as I inhale this delicious dish. Inspired by one of my closest friends at a weekend away in Westcliffe, CO, this recipe is very versatile as you can chop any vegetables that you prefer and not necessarily follow this recipe to a T.

I’ve included fried Tofu in the recipe below (since I am a vegetarian), but feel free to replace the protein with grilled chicken, cooked shrimp and/or scallops, grilled steak, or any protein of your choosing.


  • 1/2 English cucumber, chopped or sliced
  • 1 bunch bok choy, chopped
  • 1/2 red, yellow or orange bell pepper, chopped or sliced
  • 1/3 cup shredded carrots
  • 1/2 cup fresh bean sprouts
  • 1/2 cup microgreens (any kind)
  • 1/3 cup water chestnuts, chopped
  • 1 cup sliced shitake mushrooms, grilled or lightly fried (with a spray of olive oil)
  • 1 package extra firm tofu (spiced with 1 tsp each of garlic powder, salt, dried parsely flakes, paprika and 1/2 tsp of ground pepper) 
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp fresh mint, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp fresh thai basil, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp peanut peices
  • 1 jalepeno pepper, chopped
  • 1 package Vermicilli Rice Noodles


  • 2 Tbsp garlic chili sauce
  • 1 Tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp gluten free Tamari
  • 1 Tbsp water


Place all chopped ingredients on a serving tray

Chop the Tofu into small rectangles, spray a large frying pan with olive oil, and turn the stovetop to medium heat. Place the tofu in a large mixing bowl and add all the spices. Mix until the tofu is well spiced.

Place the spiced tofu in the pan and allow it to brown approximately 6-8 minutes on each side.

In a large pot, bring 6 cups of water to a boil. Turn off heat and add the Vermicilli rice noodles to the pot. Mix and cover for 5 minutes and then drain in colander.

In a separate bowl, mix all the sauce ingredients.

Add all the ingredients that you prefer to a bowl and splash a bit of sauce on top. Mix it all up and ENJOY!

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