This is ridiculously fast and easy, but very good! Serve with steamed rice, brown preferable, bulgur, or quinoa.  PS: If you don't want to use "beefy" strips of any kind, try using strips of grilled portabello mushrooms, but add them at the last minute.

1 Tbs oil (Chinese cold-pressed peanut oil, if possible)

8 oz. (227 g) vegan "beef" strips, such as President's Choice Meatless Beef Strips, Yves "Beef Tenders", Morningstar Farms Meal Starters Steak Strips, or Lightlife Smart Menu Steak Strips (or a good "beefy" seitan" cut into strips would also work, or “beefy” Soy Curls-- see Cooking Tip below)

1/8 tsp. garlic powder or granules

freshly-ground black pepper to taste

1 Tbs dark or mushroom soy sauce

1 Tbs vegetarian "fish sauce" (see blog post), or Bragg's Liquid Aminos, or lite soy sauce

1 clove garlic, crushed

2 small ripe tomatoes, thinly-sliced

1/3 cup water

3 small green onions, chopped

about a tablespoon more of vegetarian "fish sauce" or alternate, according to taste

more freshly-ground black pepper to taste

Combine the strips with the garlic granules, black pepper to taste, dark soy sauce and "fish sauce".

Heat oil in a nonstick skillet or stir-fry pan. When hot, add the strips, crushed garlic, and the marinade. Stir-fry until the strips start to brown. Add the tomatoes, green onions, and water and stir-fry just until the tomatoes soften. Taste to see if it needs more pepper, and/or "fish sauce".

Serve immediately.

Servings: 2

Nutrition Facts

Nutrition (per serving): 250.9 calories; 35% calories from fat; 10.3g total fat; 0.0mg cholesterol; 1100.6mg sodium; 930.6mg potassium; 10.3g carbohydrates; 1.5g fiber; 4.1g sugar; 8.8g net carbs; 32.7g protein; 5.6 points.

Cooking Tip: To make "beefy" Soy Curls--   use 5.3 oz. (a scant 4 cups) dry Soy Curls® reconstituted for about 15 minutes with a mixture of:  4 cups boiling water, 4 tsp. Marmite, 4 Tbs. + 1 tsp soy sauce, 4 Tbs + 1 tsp ketchup, and 4 tsp gravy browner. Drain the Soy Curls® when they are tender, and use in the recipe.  Freeze whatever you don't use.