Recipe: Tofu Stir-Fry with Tangerine Tahini Dressing

 This main course is packed with the antioxidant quercetin

By: Marni Sumbal.  Posted with permission from

In this month’s “Plates Not Pills” column, nutritionist, coach, and Ironman athlete Marni Sumbal tackles quercetin. Though not much is known about its specific benefits for endurance athletes, scientists can stand behind this phytoestrogen’s exceptional antioxidant properties and ability to target inflammation. Whatever your goals, the most reliable, consistent and cost-effective method of reducing risk for disease and increasing longevity is to eat a balanced, healthful plant-strong diet. So get healthy, and dig into this vegetarian, quercetin-rich stir fry.

Tofu Stir-Fry with Tangerine Tahini Dressing

Serves 2


10 ounces mushrooms
½ medium onion (sliced)

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Marni Sumbal, MS, RD, CISSN is a Registered Dietitian with a Master of Science degree in Exercise Physiology. She is the owner of Trimarni Coaching and Nutrition, LLC and is a USAT Level-1 coach. Marni recently finished her 2nd Ironman World Championship race in Kona, and enjoys spending time in her kitchen coming up with vegetarian creations. If you can’t find her writing this monthly column, cooking or training, she is likely outside running with her furry best friend, Campy