PMS Relief: On-The-Run Ginger Stir-Fry

Fight PMS with ginger and tofu

| February/March 1999

  • Tofu, made from soy, helps regulate estrogen levels.

Serves 4

This recipe is a variation of one that requires day-ahead preparation. In these ingredients, you’ll find phytomedicines that speak directly to the needs of women with PMS, including the stomach-soothing benefits of ginger and the estrogen-regulating properties of tofu, made from soybeans.

• 3 tablespoons fresh ginger, peeled and minced
• 4 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
• 1 tablespoon canola oil
• 1 package firm tofu, drained and cut into 1/2-inch chunks
• 4 drops sesame oil
• 2 tablespoons Hoisin sauce
• 2 tablespoons chives or chive blossoms, snipped
• 2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds

1. Sauté the ginger and garlic in the oil over low to medium heat for 10 minutes.

2.Add the tofu, sesame oil, and Hoisin sauce and gently turn until cooked through, about 10 minutes longer.

3. Top with the chives and sesame seeds and serve.

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