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.

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,

Peanut butter African Soup

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Peanut butter African Soup
This is a fabulous vegan soup that can be prepared in advance and kept in the fridge for 3-4 days. It has a peanut and tomato base which is full of flavour, very comforting, smooth, and filling.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Servings
people
Ingredients
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Servings
people
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. In a large saucepan add the oil and chopped onion and cook for 5 minutes until soft.
  2. Add all the ingredients for the sauce into a blender and blend until smooth.
  3. Add the remaining vegetables to the pan with the cooked onion and then pour in the sauce - stir well .
  4. Bring to the boil and then simmer for 15 -20 minutes until the vegetables are tender.
  5. Serve garnished with fresh coriander.

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.

Wild Garlic Soup

A rich and creamy vegan soup
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Wild Garlic Soup
Wild garlic has a short season - normally for a few months from the end of March. You can buy it in markets or you can also forage it. Wild garlic has tiny white flowers and bright green leaves and is commonplace in woods and forests. The leaves have a distinctive and subtle garlic flavour. Garlic is widely known for its antibacterial, antibiotic and possible antiviral properties. It is also anti-inflammatory and has many phytochemicals.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Servings
people
Ingredients
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Servings
people
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. In a medium saucepan heat the oil and fry the onion.
  2. Then add the coconut milk and water together with the stock. Bring to the boil and then simmer.
  3. Add the wild garlic leaves and cook for 5-10 minutes until the leaves are wilted.
  4. Puree the soup with a blender and then season. Serve,