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Peri-Peri Tofu

We enjoyed this simple and quick saute of tofu with Peri-Peri, kale and mustard seeds after our evening run yesterday – in honor of National Running Day.

Quick and Easy and Delicious- Vegetarian Peri Peri Tofu With Mustard Seeds and kale @RunninSrilankan

I gotta say, if not for social media, I would be so in the dark! I gotta say a big, huge, thank you to Facebook and Becca for introducing me to fellow chocolate and peanut butter addicts lovers who took a whole day to celebrate our love of chocolate and peanut butter. A thank you to Twitter for introducing me to UberFacts that taught me that “… taste buds are replaced every 10 days.” And, a thank you to Instagram for letting me know that yesterday was National Running Day – a day when runners “declare their passion for running“!

Vegetarian Peri Peri Tofu With Mustard Seeds @RunninSrilankan

Now, I might be a day late in posting about it – but, I adore running! Heck, my blog’s name even says it! I adore running for it’s sanity saving and mood boosting abilities, and, I love running because of people like Harriette Thompson! In case y’all hadn’t hear, this amazing 92 year old from Charlotte, NC; ran in and completed the San Diego Rock ’n’ Roll Marathon in 7 hours and 24 minutes, this past Sunday! The fact that she’s 92 and running 7+ hours is pretty fantastic, but, she also happens to be a 3 time cancer survivor! Talk about inspiring! You can read more about Mrs. Thompson in this article by The Charlotte Observer.

Per-Peri Tofu @RunninSrilankan

Most days, I squeeze in a quick treadmill run in the morning; but, yesterday, in honor of National Running Day, my daughter talked me into running another 4.4 miles with her in the evening. After a run, my daughter and I are rarely famished and usually end up having something lite and easy – like this Peri-Peri Tofu. If you haven’t tried it yet, Peri-Peri sauce is a combination of African Bird’s Eye Chilli blended with spices, lemons, onion and garlic. While I don’t think it’s super spicy, it has a sour-spicy type taste and worked well with kale and mustard seeds in this simple and easy dinner!

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Peri Peri Tofu

Peri Peri Tofu

Yield: 2
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Quick and Simple, Tofu saute with Peri-Peri, Kale & Mustard Seeds


  • 1 packet firm tofu
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1/2 inch piece of ginger chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic chopped
  • 2 cups kale
  • 2 tablespoons Peri-Peri sauce
  • 2 teaspoons mustard seeds
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • chives to garnish


  1. Add olive oil to a pan over medium heat, and let it heat up
  2. Add onions, ginger, garlic and saute for about 15 minutes, stirring constantly
  3. Add mustard seeds, tofu, and Peri-Peri and saute till tofu turns golden brown
  4. Add the kale and let kale cook covered - about 2-3 minutes
  5. Garnish with chives and enjoy either plain or with a side of bread &/or a salad

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Tuesday 16th of June 2015

Know what you mean about running. I was a runner for many, many years and just loved that runner's high. Love it that you and your daughter run together than come home and throw together a great dish like this. Love this Meatless main. Need to pick up some tofu and pick some garden kale this week. Thanks for sharing this!


Tuesday 9th of June 2015

This is timely as I just had tofu for the first time in almost 15 years! I didn't hate it as much as I remembered haha. I actually run twice a week, usually. One longer run on Sundays (by "long" I mean like 5k haha) and a sprint session during the week.


Tuesday 9th of June 2015

Tara - I like tofu as it's so versatile - it absorbs whatever flavors are added in - which can make it deeelicious!


Tuesday 9th of June 2015

Good job with your running! I need to get back into it! Love this quick and easy meal idea


Tuesday 9th of June 2015

Thanks so much Ashley!


Monday 8th of June 2015

Yesterday was National Running Day?!!! What?! I love running. . it's the only thing that keeps me sane. . and training for a half marathon now. . LOVE this tofu dish!!!! Beautiful!


Tuesday 9th of June 2015

Alice - you are so inspiring! Good luck on your training and thank you!

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