Crispy Sesame Tofu with stir Fry noodles

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Crispy Sesame Tofu with stir Fry noodles
This tofu is delicious and crispy and goes well with the noodles and stir fry.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Tofu
Stir fry
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Tofu
Stir fry
Instructions
  1. Heat the oven to 180C. Cut the tofu into long rectangles. Place the pieces of tofu in a bowl and sift over the cornflour and then season. Shake the pieces so that they get evenly coated.
  2. Oil an oven proof dish and then add the slices of tofu. Pour the olive oil evenly over the tofu and then sprinkle over the sesame seeds. Place in the oven for 30-40 minutes - turn half way through.
  3. Mix the sauce, adding all the ingredients together
  4. Remove the tofu from the oven and pour over half of the sauce and leave to stand.
  5. Heat the sesame oil in a wok and add the vegetables and stir fry for 3-5 minutes. Add the cooked noodles - then add the sauce and thoroughly stir. Season to taste with extra tamari if required.
  6. Finally add the crispy tofu pieces and cook until heated through.
  7. To serve, sprinkle with chilli flakes, sesame seeds, chopped spring onions and chopped coriander.

Steamed Nut Loaf

This is a variation of a traditional nut roast – steaming rather than roasting this nut loaf means that it keeps moist, delicious and easy to cut and serve
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Steamed Nut Loaf
This is a more moist variation of the traditional nut roast - instead of roasting you steam for 1 hour instead. It's simple and quick to make - with cashew nuts, walnuts, some gluten free bread,, onions, garlic and herbs, It's vegan and gluten free, Have it with some roasted veg and gravy or instead slice it up with some pickles and salad - it's very versatile and easy to slice.
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 60 mins
Servings
people
Ingredients
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 60 mins
Servings
people
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Heat a frying pan and lightly fry the onion in the olive oil until soft. add the garlic and cook for a further minute.
  2. In a small bowl add the flaxseed and water together - mix and leave to stand for 5 minutes.
  3. In a large bowl add all the remaining ingredients and mix together thoroughly. Add the onions, garlic and flax egg and mix. If the mixture is too dry add some more vegetable stock.
  4. Oil a pudding basin. Pour the mixture in and flatten down. Place a piece of baking paper over the top and secure with a rubber band or string. Place in a steamer and cook for 1 hour. Test that the loaf is cooked by placing a knife into the top - if it comes out clean then it is ready to serve.
  5. Leave the loaf to stand for 10-15 minutes before turning onto a plate to serve.

Stir-Fry Peanut Tofu with Cauliflower Rice

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Stir-Fry Peanut Tofu with Cauliflower Rice
This is a vegan, low carb, gluten free dish that is packed with phytonutrients, antioxidants and protein. The tofu is crispy and delicious - I used a combination of red peppers, courgettes, mushrooms and red onion in the stir fry but you can add your favourite vegetables to the dish. The cauliflower rice is low carb - cauliflower is a cruciferous vegetable which contains sulfuraphane
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 1 hour
Servings
people
Ingredients
Peanut Tofu
Stir Fry
Cauliflower rice
optional extras
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 1 hour
Servings
people
Ingredients
Peanut Tofu
Stir Fry
Cauliflower rice
optional extras
Instructions
Peanut tofu
  1. Drain the tofu and roll on absorbent towel to remove as much moisture as possible. Then pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees
  2. Cut the tofu into small squares and place on a parchment lined oven proof dish. Brush with the olive oil and then place into the oven for 25 minutes or until dry and firm. Remove from the oven and set aside.
  3. Prepare the sauce by whisking together the peanut butter, remaining olive oil, 1 tbsp tamari, maple syrup and sriracha. Add the tofu to the sauce and stir until fully coated - set aside to marinate for 20 minutes.
cauliflower rice
  1. Heat a large frying pan, add the oil, shredded cauliflower, tamari and garlic. Reduce the heat and place lid on the pan. Cook for about 5-8 mins until tender - check regularly and stir.
Stir-Fry
  1. In the meantime, add 1 tbsp olive oil to a wok - add the stir fry veggies and add a dash of tamari - stir fry for 5 minutes - then add the peanut tofu to warm through.
  2. Place cauliflower rice onto a serving dish and top with the veggies and tofu. Garnish with chopped coriander and serve.

Mushroom Bourguignon

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Mushroom Bourguignon
If you like mushrooms then you will really enjoy this dish. It's a tasty vegan stew loaded with a variety of mushrooms, onions and carrots - with a tin of mixed beans to increase the level of protein. Served here with some mashed sweet potato and steamed broccoli.
Instructions
  1. Heat the 1 tablespoon of oil in a large saucepan and cook onions for 5 minutes. then add the carrot and cook for a further 5 minutes.
  2. Stir in the garlic, and tomato paste - cook for a further minute. Add 2 tablespoons of water to the corn flour and add to the pan and stir.
  3. Pour over the wine and stir well. Leave to simmer for a couple of minutes until the wine has reduced by half. Then add the stock and thyme and cook for a further 10 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a frying pan and add the mushrooms and cook for 5 minutes stirring regularly. Season.
  5. Add to the pan, together with the juices and simmer for a further 5 minutes. serve.

Jackfruit Thai Peanut Noodles

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Jackfruit in Thai Peanut sauce with Noodles
This is a quick and easy meal to make. It is full of flavour and the sauce combines well with the jackfruit. Jackfruit is a giant fruit that's often used as a meat substitute. Jackfruit is a healthy source of essential nutrients, including vitamin C, potassium, and dietary fiber. It is also high in magnesium, calcium, vitamin B6 and antioxidants.
Instructions
  1. Heat the oil in a large pan and add the onion, cabbage, garlic and red pepper. Cook for about 8 mins.
  2. In the meantime drain the jackfruit, cut off the hard core and discard. Using your hands slightly shred the jackfruit. Then add it to the pan and cook for a further 5 minutes.
  3. While the jackfruit in cooking, prepare the peanut sauce. In a food processor, add all the ingredients for the sauce and process until smooth.
  4. Then pour the sauce into the pan, stir well and let this cook for 5 minutes to warm through.
  5. To serve, divide the noodles into serving bowls and top with the jackfruit. Top with fresh coriander and sliced red chilli. Serve also with some lime.