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.
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.
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.
Whilst the tofu is cooking, preheat the oven to 180C and line 2 trays with parchment paper.
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,
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.
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
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,
Place all the ingredients in a bowl and whisk until completely combined. Serve with the Buddha bowl
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.
Place all the paste ingredients into a food processor and blend. Set aside.
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.
To the same pan add the shitake mushrooms and a tablespoon of the paste and stir fry until golden brown.
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.
Place cooked noodles into the soup together with the cooked tofu, stir and cook for a further 2 minutes.
This is a warm salad with cooked mushrooms poured over spinach and tomatoes. Mushrooms are low in carbohydrates and calories, but a great source of B vitamins, trace minerals, fiber and even protein. They are also an anti-inflammatory food, containing high levels of beta glucans compounds that keep the the immune cells alert, plus a powerful antioxidant called ergothioneine that helps lower body-wide inflammation.
The medicinal use of mushrooms has a very long tradition in Asian countries that goes back thousands of years.
In a bowl toss the mushrooms with the lemon juice. Then in a large pan heat the olive oil and coconut oil. Add the mush rooms and season. cook for about 10 minutes until the mushrooms are soft and brown. Then add the tamari sauce and spring onions and cook for a further 2 minutes.
In the meantime whisk together the dressing ingredients and set aside.
In a bowl, add the spinach and tomatoes and toss with the dressing. Add the mushrooms and onions and sprinkle with the cheese. Serve.
For the mix - in a food processor add all the ingredients and blend until smooth.
In a skillet pan heat some extra olive oil. Add the bread mix and cook on a medium heat for 5-10 minutes until cooked
In the meantime melt the vegan butter until melted and add the garlic and rosemary.
When the flatbread is cooked, pour the garlic butter over the top. Then place under a grill for a few minutes to get the top crispy. Add some fresh rosemary and seasoning to serve.
Buddha Bowl with Peanut Tofu and Tahini Turmeric Dressing
The tofu in this dish is marinated in a peanut sauce and then baked - which makes it really delicious. The buddha bowl is then made up of steamed broccoli, roasted sweet potatoes, spinach, red cabbage, avocado, and roasted red peppers - but you can add whatever veg is to hand or your favourite vegetables. I've then added a tahini and turmeric dressing which is full of flavour and also protein.
Make the peanut sauce by placing all the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.
Place the cubed tofu into a bowl and pour over the peanut sauce and ensure that it is all covered by the sauce.
Place the tofu on a oiled baking sheet. Add extra sauce to each tofu cube. Put into oven on 180C for 25 minutes. Then remove from the oven and set aside.
Place the sweet potato and a baking sheet and drizzle over olive oil and season. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until soft.
Place the red pepper on a baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil. Bake for 10 minutes.
To make the tahini turmeric sauce, combine all the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.
In a large bowl, place at the bottom 100g of fresh spinach and then add on top in layers the tofu, steamed broccoli, chopped avocado, shredded cabbage, red pepper, and sweet potato. Serve with the sauce.