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.

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.

Roasted Cauliflower Salad with Tahini Dressing

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Roasted Cauliflower Salad with Tahini Dressing
this is a great light lunch - roasting cauliflower really enriches the flavour especially when tossed with spices. The tahini dressing is rich and creamy and a perfect accompaniment to this dish. Tahini is a good source of healthy fats, calcium, iron, zinc, copper and selenium.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Servings
people
Ingredients
Roasted Cauliflower
Salad
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Servings
people
Ingredients
Roasted Cauliflower
Salad
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 200C
  2. In a large bowl toss the florets with the olive oil, spices, salt and pepper until coated.
  3. Place cauliflower into an oven proof dish and place in oven and cook for approx 40 minutes stirring occasionally.
  4. Meanwhile make the tahini sauce - simply mix all the ingredients together and season to taste - if too thick then add extra water.
  5. serve the cauliflower with the salad and tahini dressing.

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,

Steamed Nut Loaf

This is a variation of a traditional nut roast – steaming rather than roasting this nut loaf means that it keeps moist, delicious and easy to cut and serve
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Steamed Nut Loaf
This is a more moist variation of the traditional nut roast - instead of roasting you steam for 1 hour instead. It's simple and quick to make - with cashew nuts, walnuts, some gluten free bread,, onions, garlic and herbs, It's vegan and gluten free, Have it with some roasted veg and gravy or instead slice it up with some pickles and salad - it's very versatile and easy to slice.
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 60 mins
Servings
people
Ingredients
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 60 mins
Servings
people
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Heat a frying pan and lightly fry the onion in the olive oil until soft. add the garlic and cook for a further minute.
  2. In a small bowl add the flaxseed and water together - mix and leave to stand for 5 minutes.
  3. In a large bowl add all the remaining ingredients and mix together thoroughly. Add the onions, garlic and flax egg and mix. If the mixture is too dry add some more vegetable stock.
  4. Oil a pudding basin. Pour the mixture in and flatten down. Place a piece of baking paper over the top and secure with a rubber band or string. Place in a steamer and cook for 1 hour. Test that the loaf is cooked by placing a knife into the top - if it comes out clean then it is ready to serve.
  5. Leave the loaf to stand for 10-15 minutes before turning onto a plate to serve.