Roasted Veg Buddha Bowl with Stir Fry Tofu and Tahini Dressing

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Roasted Veg Buddha Bowl with Stir Fry Tofu and Tahini Dressing
This recipe is full of deep flavours with turmeric cauliflower, red peppers, garlic mushrooms, courgettes, spicy seeds combined with stir fry tofu on a bed of mixed lettuce leaves and spinach.
Instructions
Stir fry tofu
  1. Drain the tofu and wrap the block in a double layer of kitchen towel and pat dry as much as possible. Keep doing this until the tofu is as very dry. Cut the tofu into 3/4 inch cubes.
  2. In a large frying pan/wok - heat the oil and then add the tofu and drizzle with 1 tbsp of tamari sauce. Add the chopped onion to the pan.
  3. Saute for about 10 minutes, stirring regularly. Then add the garlic, sriracha and remaining 2 tbsp of tamari sauce. Stir and cook for another minute. Remove from the heat and set aside.
Buddha bowl
  1. Whilst the tofu is cooking, preheat the oven to 180C and line 2 trays with parchment paper.
  2. Place the cauliflower in a bowl. Melt the coconut oil in a small saucepan and add the spices. Remove from the heat and pour over the cauliflower - toss until covered and then season. Spread out evenly on a tray and place in the oven and cook for 20-25 minutes,
  3. On the other tray, place the red pepper, courgettes, and mushrooms. Drizzle with the olive oil and season. Place the crushed garlic over the mushrooms. Then place in the oven and cook for about 20-25 minutes.
  4. Place the seeds in a separate small bowl and pour over 1 tsp of olive oil and 1 tsp tamari. Mix. Place the seeds on a lined tray. spread out and cook in the oven for 10 minutes
  5. In the meantime in a large serving bowl, mix the lettuce leaves and spinach. Add the roasted veg on top together with the Stir fry tofu. Sprinkle over the seeds and serve with the sauce,
Sauce
  1. Place all the ingredients in a bowl and whisk until completely combined. Serve with the Buddha bowl

Chinese Tempeh with Quinoa

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Chinese Tempeh with Quinoa
The tempeh strips are marinated in a really tasty Chinese sauce and then tossed in corn starch and lightly fried to make them crispy. Then stir fry some red pepper, broccoli, onion, and garlic together with the remaining sauce and serve with quinoa - quick and simple and highly nutritious - packed with protein, fibre, and phytonutrients .
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Servings
people
Ingredients
Sauce
Tempeh
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Servings
people
Ingredients
Sauce
Tempeh
Instructions
  1. Slice the block of tempeh into thin strips and place them in a large mixing bowl
  2. In a small bowl mix the sauce ingredients
  3. Pour the sauce over the tempeh and marinate for 30 minutes.
  4. Remove the tempeh from the bowl and place in a separate clean bowl - reserve the sauce.
  5. Add the corn starch to the bowl with the tempeh and toss until coated - shaking off any excess.
  6. Add the oil to a wok and put on a medium heat. Add the strips of tempeh and let each side brown - about 1-2 minutes.
  7. Now add the peppers, onion, and garlic - toss and saute the vegetables for 4-5 minutes - reduce the heat.
  8. Pour in the marinade over the tempeh and veg - toss to coat. Simmer for a minute to thicken the sauce.
  9. serve immediately with quinoa.

Roasted Cauliflower, kale and Chickpea Bowl

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Roasted Cauliflower, kale and Chickpeas
This bowl is highly nutritious and packed with cauliflower, red onion, kale, chickpeas, nuts, vegan cheese and spices. It’s great as a light lunch and can be served with a salad. Kale and cauliflower are criciferous vegetables that help with detoxification and may balance hormones. The vegetables are roasted in spices including turmeric. Curcumin is thought to be the main health promoting compound in turmeric and studies have shown that it is also a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory.
Prep Time 20 Mins
Cook Time 40 Mins
Servings
People
Prep Time 20 Mins
Cook Time 40 Mins
Servings
People
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 180C
  2. Dry fry the turmeric, mustard seeds, cumin seeds, ginger, coriander and cinnamon for 2 minutes.
  3. Place the cauliflower florets, chickpeas and onions in a large roasting tin. Sprinkle with the spices and toss well together. Drizzle over 2 tbsp of oil and toss again.
  4. Roast in the oven for 20 minutes.
  5. Then stir in the kale with the roasted vegetables and drizzle over 1 tbsp oil. Roast for a further 10 minutes.
  6. Mix the breadcrumbs, nuts and cheese together and sprinkle over the vegetables. Roast for a further 5-8 minutes and then serve.

Asian Tofu Spring Rolls

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Asian Tofu Spring Rolls
These are great for lunch - filled with fresh raw vegetables, coriander and crispy tofu. The sauce is full of flavour and great for dipping.
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Servings
people
Ingredients
Tofu
Spring rolls
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Servings
people
Ingredients
Tofu
Spring rolls
Instructions
  1. Toss the tofu in the cornflour and then fry in the sesame oil. Stir to ensure that all sides are browned.
  2. Prepare the sauce by adding all the ingredients together and stirring to combine. Add water as necessary to make the sauce pourable.
  3. Then add 2 tablespoons of the sauce to the tofu and then the tamari sauce, and maple syrup - stir well.
  4. Add tofu back to the pan and cook for several minutes until glazed. Set aside.
  5. To assemble spring rolls, pour warm water into a shallow dish and immerse each rice paper for about 10-15 seconds.
  6. Then spread each rice paper out on a board. Add a small amount of vermicelli noodles and layer each vegetable (cucumber, red pepper and carrot) on top together with some coriander and 2-3 pieces of tofu on top.
  7. Gently fold over and tuck in the edges and continue rolling until sealed.
  8. Repeat with the remaining rice paper, vegetables and tofu until all of rice paper and veg has been used.
  9. Serve with the remaining peanut dipping sauce.

Indian Vegetable Rice

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Indian Vegetable Rice
This is a fragrant Indian rice dish cooked with whole spices, herbs and vegetables like mushrooms, red pepper, peas, mushrooms and coriander. It's vegan and gluten free. It also contains cashew nuts which means that not only is it full of fibre and phytonutrients but it also contains protein and good fats. Serve as a light lunch on its own or with some salad.
Instructions
  1. Wash and rinse the rice. Then place in water and bring to the boil and simmer for 20-25 mins or until soft.
  2. In the meantime, in a large wok, add the oil and add the bay leaf, whole cloves, black peppercorns and cumin seeds and sauté for 1 minute.
  3. Then add the onions, green chilli and cashew nuts and cook for 5-7 minutes until onions are soft.
  4. Add the ginger and garlic and cook for a further minute.
  5. Then add the red pepper, courgette and mushrooms. Cook for another 5-7 minutes.
  6. Add the coriander, garam masala, smoked paprika, peas and seasoning. Stir and cook for a few more minutes.
  7. Add the cooked drained rice and thoroughly mix. Serve garnished with some fresh coriander.