Spicy Miso Soup with Tofu

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Spicy Miso Soup with Tofu
Miso soup is delicious and healthy and this version is really spicy - with the seared tofu it makes a great lunch. Miso is a protein-rich fermented soybean paste. It is rich in essential minerals and a good source of various B vitamins, vitamin E, K and folic acid. As a fermented food, miso provides the gut with beneficial bacteria that help us to stay healthy.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Servings
people
Ingredients
miso paste
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Servings
people
Ingredients
miso paste
Instructions
Paste
  1. Place all the paste ingredients into a food processor and blend. Set aside.
Tofu
  1. Press out as much moisture as possible. Cut into cubes. In a large pot, heat the oil and start frying the tofu until it has browned. Add 1/4 of the paste, stir and cook for a further 2 minutes. Remove from the pan and set aside.
Soup
  1. To the same pan add the shitake mushrooms and a tablespoon of the paste and stir fry until golden brown.
  2. Add the stock and milk and bring to the boil - reduce the heat and simmer. Put the remaining paste into the saucepan and stir to thoroughly combined.
  3. Place cooked noodles into the soup together with the cooked tofu, stir and cook for a further 2 minutes.
  4. Serve, garnished with chopped coriander.

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.

Tofu Pad Thai

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Tofu Pad Thai
It is much healthier to make Pad Thai at home rather than ordering a takeaway. This gluten-free pad thai is a healthier version of a classic takeaway dish. It is packed with veggies, tofu, and brown rice noodles. Tofu is a good source of protein and it is also an excellent source of iron, calcium, and selenium
Prep Time 40-45 mins
Cook Time 10-15 mins
Servings
people
Ingredients
Pad Thai
Sauce
Prep Time 40-45 mins
Cook Time 10-15 mins
Servings
people
Ingredients
Pad Thai
Sauce
Instructions
Pad Thai
  1. Prepare tofu - remove packaging, and then drain. You need to dry the tofu as much as possible, so place between kitchen towels and press down hard to remove as much moisture as possible.
  2. Cut into 1 inch squares and dust with cornflour
  3. Lightly fry in pan until golden and then set aside
  4. Cook rice noodles in pan of boiling water - follow instructions on packet
  5. Place all raw ingredients in wok with a splash of oil, and toss and stir for 3-5 mins
  6. Add whisked adds and drained cooked noodles, tossing ingredients quickly.
  7. Add sauce and stir - pour into plate and garnish with coriander, chillies and lime.
Sauce
  1. Gently stir the vinegar, xylitol and tamari sauce in a pan until the sugar has dissolved
  2. Add remaining ingredients and srir. Set aside to cool.