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.

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.

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.

Aubergine and Spinach Salad

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Aubergine and Spinach Salad
This salad has a great mix of flavours with the spinach, aubergine, red onion, sun dried tomatoes and pine nuts. Some of the spinach has been wilted to add to the flavour. I usually serve this with some roasted sweet potato and hummus on the side. Spinach is an excellent source of plant based iron, it is low in calories and virtually fat free. It is also a rich source of phytonutrients. It is also a powerful antioxidant.
Instructions
  1. Place the sliced aubergine on a baking tray and drizzle with 1 tbsp of olive oil. Place in oven on 180C for 20-25 mins until cooked. Remove and set aside - slicing into quarters the rounds of aubergine.
  2. Make the salad dressing by combining all the ingredients into a blender - blend until smooth. Set aside.
  3. Place the pine nuts into a dry pan and heat slowly for 2-4 mins on a low heat to slightly brown the nuts. Stir continuously. Set aside.
  4. Place the sliced onion into a frying pan with 1 tbsp oil and fry for 10 mins or until the onion is soft. Add the sun dried tomatoes, and 100g of spinach. Cook until the spinach wilts. Add the aubergine and stir thoroughly.
  5. On a large serving dish, place the remaining 200g of fresh spinach. Then add the onion, tomato and aubergine mixture to the fresh spinach. Pour over the dressing and toss everything together. Scatter over the pine nuts and serve.

Garlic Mushrooms with Avocado Toast

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Garlic Mushrooms with Avocado Toast
A crispy gluten free toast with creamy avocado and garlic mushrooms served with some roasted tomatoes and watercress. Add some nut and seeds or a poached egg to increase the protein and good fat levels.
Instructions
  1. Heat oil in a large pan and lightly fry the mushrooms for about 5 minutes. Then add the chopped onion and garlic and cook for further 3-5 minutes. Then add tamari and fry for a further 1 minute.
  2. Meanwhile, drizzle the lemon juice on the avocado and mix.
  3. Place the tomatoes in a roasting tin and drizzle some olive oil over them. Place in the oven on 180C for 15 mins. Remove from the oven and set aside.
  4. Toast the bread and then spread the avocado over the top. Then place the mushrooms on top and season. Then garnish with watercress and roasted tomatoes.