Cut tofu in half. Place each half in a clean paper towel one at a time and squeeze to remove excess storage liquid (without breaking up the tofu). Cut the tofu into 1/2-inch cubes and pan fry on medium-high heat with 2 Tbsp cooking oil, mixing and turning frequently until all the water is burned off and the tofu is lightly golden brown on most sides (be sure not to burn the tofu). If you find that the tofu is sticking to the pan, add more vegetable oil. Set aside.
To Prepare Stir Fry.
In a large wok or skillet, heat 3 Tbsp vegetable oil on medium heat.
Add the garlic and saute until fragrant (30 seconds).
Turn the heat up to medium-high.
Add all the vegetables (bell peppers, onions, mushrooms, broccoli, squash, zucchini). Saute on medium-high heat until they are cooked (some may slightly blacken), but still semi-crispy. Mix frequently. If you find that the vegetables are sticking to the bottom of the pan, add some more vegetable oil and mix. While they are cooking, continue on to prepare the sauce.
Combine all the sauce ingredients in a bowl and whisk together.
Once the veggies are tender but crispy, turn the heat down to medium. Add the prepared tofu. Add the prepared sauce.
Toss the vegetables and tofu with the sauce until well coated. There should be extra liquid.
Simmer on medium or medium-high heat and mix frequently until the sauce starts to thicken and coat the vegetables and tofu. Do not burn off all the liquid but be sure to keep simmering until the sauce is thick. Feel free to add more chilli sauce if you prefer extra spice.
Turn off the heat and add the freshly chopped basil leaves.
Serve hot with some cooked quinoa or brown rice! Enjoy!
Feel free to change up/add any veggies below. Keep in mind that the amount of sauce fits the amount of vegetables listed below.Toddler Variation -
Omit any veggies your toddler does not like (i.e. onions, etc.).
Cut all the veggies into smaller pieces, and cut the tofu into smaller cubes.
Omit the chili sauce if your toddler does not handle spice well.
Add brown rice or quinoa if your toddler enjoys those grains.