Butternut Squash and Pomegranate Salad

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Butternut Squash and Pomegranate Salad
This is such a tasty and fresh salad - sweet honey roasted squash, spicy roasted pumpkin seeds, spinach and pomegranate seeds with a delicious dressing - and topped with vegan cheese.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings
people
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings
people
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat oven to 180C
  2. In an ovenproof dish, toss the butternut squash with 1 tablespoon of olive oil, 1 tablespoon of maple syrup, 1/2 tsp cinnamon, and then season. Cook in the oven for 25-30 minutes until cooked. Halfway through - stir.
  3. Line a separate baking sheet with parchment paper - - Mix together 1 tbsp olive oil, 1 tbsp maple syrup, 1/2 tsp cinnamon, the cayenne and seasoning. Place in oven for 8-10 minutes and watch closely so they do not burn.
  4. Meanwhile in a large bowl add the spinach . Add the pomegranate.
  5. To make the vinaigrette - Fry the onion lightly in a frying pan with some oil. Place the cooked onions in a bowl and add the remaining ingredients.
  6. Pour the dressing over the salad in the bowl and toss. Add the roasted squash and pumpkin seeds - top with the slices of vegan cheese and then serve,

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.

Tempeh Salad Buddha Bowl

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Tempeh Salad Buddha Bowl
This salad is full of protein and fibre - Tempeh is a great source of plant based protein as are the mixed beans. It also has good fats with the avocado dressing and olive oil. finally there are plenty of phytonutrients with all of the salad ingredients including spinach, coriander, tomatoes, red onion and corn.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Servings
people
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Servings
people
Instructions
  1. In a medium frying pan add the oil and cook the tempeh for 6-8 minutes until golden brown.
  2. Then add the tamari, garlic powder, cumin, and chilli powder and cook for another 5 minutes. Remove from the heat.
  3. For the dressing add all the ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.
  4. Arrange the spinach, tomatoes, beans, corn, coriander and tempeh in a large bowl and serve with the avocado dressing.

Moroccan Stew with Spicy Chickpea Pancakes

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Moroccan Stew with Spicy Gram Pancakes
Gram flour is made from chickpeas and is a great protein option as well as being full of fibre. These pancakes are spicy and go well with this hearty moroccan stew which is made with eggplant, chickpeas, spices and tomatoes. Its served here with some freshly chopped coriander and avocado which provides freshness to the dish.
Instructions
Stew
  1. Place eggplant on a baking sheet and drizzle with 2 tbsp of olive oil and sprinkle with salt. Roast for 30-35 minutes at 180C.
  2. In the meantime, heat a large pan, add 2 tbsp oil and sauté onions for 4-5 minutes until soft. Then add garlic, cumin and paprika and stir for 1 minute.
  3. Add tomatoes and water and stir thoroughly. Simmer for 5 minutes.
  4. Add chickpeas, maple syrup, and harissa paste and stir well. Add the roasted eggplant and then continue simmering for another 10 minutes. Season.
Pancakes
  1. In a food processor add all the ingredients and combine until you create a smooth batter, the consistency of double cream.
  2. Place a frying pam over a medium heat. Drizzle a few drops of oil into the pan. Pour a large spoonful of the batter into the pan and swirl it around to make a small pancake. Cook until the edges of the pancake begin to turn lightly golden. After 2-3 minutes flip over and cook the other side. Repeat with the remaining batter.
  3. Serve the pancakes with some sliced avocado, freshly chopped coriander and the Moroccan stew.

Tofu with Chilli Ginger Sauce

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Tofu with Chilli Ginger Sauce
This is sweet, spicy and sticky and has a great flavour. It is quick and easy to make and goes well with brown rice, and steamed vegetables like bok choy and broccoli.
Instructions
Tofu
  1. Press the tofu on a clean tea towel to dry it as much as possible. Then cut it up into cubes.
  2. Mix the Chinese five spice and flour together in a bowl and then place the tofu into the bowl and toss so that it is covered in the dry mixture.
  3. Heat the oil in a frying pan and add the tofu. Cook on each side until crispy. this will take about 10 minutes. Season. Remove from the heat and set aside.
sauce
  1. Add the arrowroot to a pan and then stir in the vinegar to ensure that no lumps form. Add the rest of the sauce ingredients and blend well.
  2. Place over a medium heat and keep stirring until it becomes thick. Add more arrowroot if not thick enough (just mix up a teaspoon of arrowroot with some water and pour into the mix)Season. Remove from the heat.
  3. Place the tofu on a serving plate and drizzle over the sauce. Sprinkle over some sesame seeds. Leave the sauce on the side and let everyone drizzle extra sauce as required.