This vegan soup is beautifully smooth but has a real kick with the addition of chilli and garlic. This soup is packed full of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory veggies - cauliflower is a cruciferous vegetable which are known for their anti inflammatory and antioxidant properties, as is chilli, garlic and turmeric. Coconut milk is used to give the soup a really creamy consistency as well as providing good fats.
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.
Slice the tofu into 8 equal sized slices. In a bowl , mix the ground spices, garlic, tamari and oil together. Add the tofu and allow to marinate for 30 minutes. Then place the tofu on a greased baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes, turning once halfway through.
Heat oil in a large pan and add the onions, garlic, chilli and ginger. Fry for about 5 mins. Then add the ground spices and cook for a further minute.
Then add the coconut milk, tamari, xylitol, lemongrass, and simmer for 20 minutes until reduced by half. Stir in the peanut butter and continue to simmer for another 10 minutes.
Remove the lemongrass from the sauce and place in a blender. Blend until smooth.
In a bowl mix all the salsa ingredients together.
Serve the baked tofu on some brown rice, with the satay sauce and pineapple salsa.
This is an quick and easy meal to make - made with chickpeas, sweet potato and spinach in a curry sauce. Full of protein, fibre and nutrients. Serve with brown rice or some freshly steamed vegetables like kale or broccoli.