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Crispy Sweet Chilli Tofu Stir Fry

Posted by on Sep 26, 2018 in Oriental, Vegan Recipes
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Crispy Sweet Chilli Tofu Stir Fry
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This sweet chilli tofu stir fry is simple to make and packed with flavour, it's my new favourite! The good thing about tofu is that it doesn't take much effort to turn an otherwise bland ingredient into something amazing. The cornflour coating gives the tofu its incredible crispy texture.
Servings Prep Time
2 people 10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Servings Prep Time
2 people 10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Crispy Sweet Chilli Tofu Stir Fry
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This sweet chilli tofu stir fry is simple to make and packed with flavour, it's my new favourite! The good thing about tofu is that it doesn't take much effort to turn an otherwise bland ingredient into something amazing. The cornflour coating gives the tofu its incredible crispy texture.
Servings Prep Time
2 people 10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Servings Prep Time
2 people 10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Ingredients
Servings: people
Instructions
  1. Slice the tofu and set aside. Combine the cornflour, cayenne pepper and salt in a bowl and mix together. Coat the tofu pieces with the mixture and shallow fry for 8-10 minutes or until golden. Set aside.
  2. In a large pan, fry the vegetables in a little oil with a Tbsp soy sauce for 2-3 minutes. Add the noodles and fry for a further minute. Add the sweet chilli sauce, sugar, vinegar and the rest of the soy sauce and mix together well. Simmer for 2-3 minutes until the sugar has dissolved and the sauce has thickened.
  3. Toss the tofu pieces in the pan for a few seconds and serve immediately. Sprinkle some sliced spring onions and red chilli flakes over the top.

Thai Massaman Curry

Posted by on Aug 25, 2018 in Oriental, Vegan Recipes
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Thai Massaman Curry
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This Massaman curry is made with coconut milk as is tradition, with peanut butter to add to the creaminess. It's so moreish it's difficult not to serve yourself a meal for 2 for 1! There's nothing complicated about this recipe; most if it is just combining everything together in a pot. I've used sweet potato, aubergine, green beans from the garden and button mushrooms, but the choice of veg is up to you! Broccoli goes very well with this recipe if you want to sub the green beans.
Servings Prep Time
4 people 10 minutes
Cook Time
20-25 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 people 10 minutes
Cook Time
20-25 minutes
Thai Massaman Curry
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This Massaman curry is made with coconut milk as is tradition, with peanut butter to add to the creaminess. It's so moreish it's difficult not to serve yourself a meal for 2 for 1! There's nothing complicated about this recipe; most if it is just combining everything together in a pot. I've used sweet potato, aubergine, green beans from the garden and button mushrooms, but the choice of veg is up to you! Broccoli goes very well with this recipe if you want to sub the green beans.
Servings Prep Time
4 people 10 minutes
Cook Time
20-25 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 people 10 minutes
Cook Time
20-25 minutes
Ingredients
Main Ingredients
Garnish
Servings: people
Instructions
  1. Cut all the vegetables ready to cook. Add the curry paste to a large pot and add a splash of coconut milk. Cook for paste for 2-3 minutes. If you're cooking your rice from raw, add to another pot and cook according to the package instructions.
  2. Add the rest of the coconut milk and soy sauce and stir together well. Add the sweet potato, aubergine, mushrooms and green beans. Simmer for 20 minutes.
  3. Microwave the rice. Add the peanut butter and sugar to the curry and mix well. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Serve over rice with crushed peanuts, coriander and lime wedges. Enjoy and come back for seconds!

Vegan Summer Rolls

Posted by on Aug 14, 2018 in Oriental, Vegan Recipes
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Vegan Summer Rolls
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I kept seeing pictures of summer rolls online and they looked so good I felt obligated to create my own. These are wonderfully fresh and full of vibrant flavours, served with a delicious peanut dip. This recipe could be made raw by leaving out the mushrooms.
Servings Prep Time
12 rolls 20-30 minutes
Cook Time
5 minutes
Servings Prep Time
12 rolls 20-30 minutes
Cook Time
5 minutes
Vegan Summer Rolls
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I kept seeing pictures of summer rolls online and they looked so good I felt obligated to create my own. These are wonderfully fresh and full of vibrant flavours, served with a delicious peanut dip. This recipe could be made raw by leaving out the mushrooms.
Servings Prep Time
12 rolls 20-30 minutes
Cook Time
5 minutes
Servings Prep Time
12 rolls 20-30 minutes
Cook Time
5 minutes
Ingredients
Veggies and Rice Paper
Garlic-Ginger Mushrooms
Peanut Sauce
Servings: rolls
Instructions
Garlic-Ginger Mushrooms
  1. Add the mushrooms into a pan and dry-fry until the moisture starts to come out. Add the ginger, garlic and soy sauce and saute for about 5 minutes. Transfer to a bowl ready to add to your wraps.
Wraps
  1. Slice all your veggies and get them ready on a chopping board or plate.
  2. Fill a large bowl with cold water and wrap a damp tea towel around a chopping board.
  3. Dip a rice paper wrap into the water and lay onto the tea towel. Assemble your wraps by filling in the centre of the wrap being careful not to overfill!
  4. Wrap starting with the bottom and top, then fold over one side. Then with the bulk of the wrap in your palm and fingers tucked underneath, gently fold it over onto the other side. Lay on a plate and repeat. It might take a few attempts to get it right.. but stick with it and most importantly be patient!
Peanut Sauce
  1. Add all ingredients into a bowl and mix. Add more water if it's too thick.

Korean BBQ Style Tofu Stir Fry

Posted by on Aug 11, 2018 in Oriental, Vegan Recipes
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Korean BBQ Style Tofu Stir Fry
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This Korean BBQ style tofu stir fry is made with tofu marinaded in a rich Korean BBQ marinade for at least 24 hours. Tofu is like a sponge and will soak up all those flavours, so it's well worth marinading at least for a few hours before. The rest of the sauce is used as the "stir fry sauce" so after marinading, there's only a few more ingredients to chuck into a wok and fry to perfection!
Servings Prep Time
2-3 people 4 hours
Cook Time
12 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2-3 people 4 hours
Cook Time
12 minutes
Korean BBQ Style Tofu Stir Fry
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This Korean BBQ style tofu stir fry is made with tofu marinaded in a rich Korean BBQ marinade for at least 24 hours. Tofu is like a sponge and will soak up all those flavours, so it's well worth marinading at least for a few hours before. The rest of the sauce is used as the "stir fry sauce" so after marinading, there's only a few more ingredients to chuck into a wok and fry to perfection!
Servings Prep Time
2-3 people 4 hours
Cook Time
12 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2-3 people 4 hours
Cook Time
12 minutes
Ingredients
Korean BBQ Marinade
Stir Fry Ingredients
Servings: people
Instructions
Marinade
  1. Add all the marinade ingredients apart from the cornflour and water into a saucepan and heat until the sugar has melted and it begins to boil.
  2. Mix the cornflour with 2 Tbsp water in a separate cup or bowl and add the mixture into the pan. Simmer for 5 minutes or until the mixture thickens.
  3. Cut the tofu into blocks and add to a container. Pour over the marinade and mix in well with the tofu. Refrigerate for a few hours, ideally overnight or 24 hours.
Stir Fry
  1. Heat 1 Tbsp sunflower or vegetable oil in a wok and add the marinated tofu. Set aside any remaining sauce. Fry until browned - about 5 minutes
  2. Add the noodles, pak choi, baby corn and mushrooms along with the rest of the sauce. Fry for around 5 minutes until the corn is tender. Serve with sliced red chilli and spring onion.