Tag Archives: Tofu

Gado-gado

I went to Bali with my husband for our honeymoon and fell in love with this warm salad. It was eating gado-gado I first discovered tempeh. It isn’t widely sold in the UK so I’ve used tofu in my recipe. If you can get your hands on tempeh which is sold in some specialist shops […]

Jerk Tofu

Jerk tofu is great when part of a larger Caribbean dinner party feast alongside rice and peas, mango salsa and griddled corn on the cob. At a recent dinner party of which there were many meat eaters, my jerk tofu went down just as well as the jerk chicken. Ingredients (serves 2) My jerk marinade […]

Vegetarian Laksa

Ingredients (serves 2) 75g bean sprouts 1 can (400mls) of coconut milk 1 cup vegetable stock 100g button mushrooms 1 lime 1 shallot (or small onion) 4 garlic cloves 1 inch of ginger 1 red chilli 2tsp ground coriander 2tsp ground cumin 2tsp ground turmeric 1 stick of lemon grass 100g rice noodles (vermicelli) Salt […]

Tofu and mushrooms in a black bean sauce

In the UK, what we understand as ‘black bean sauce’ we would typically find in Chinese food isn’t the same as the type of black beans we would use in Mexican food as an example. The Chinese style black bean is actually called Douchi and is fermented and salted soybean. You can buy Douchi from […]

Nasi Goreng with tofu

It was sometimes a little difficult being a vegetarian in Bali. The odd prawn would rear its head in ‘vegetarian’ meals, and there was often a distinctive meaty flavour in some dishes. That being said, in the majority of restaurants, I had some lovely vegetarian meals. Nasi Goreng is the Balinese national dish which  is, […]

Mushroom and Tofu Thai Broth

When I’m stuffed up with cold (as I currently am), there is nothing I want more than a spicy and fragrant Thai broth. I love mushrooms and it’s great that you can now buy fresh shiitake mushrooms in many shops. Shiitake mushrooms are now being produced in the UK and can be bought online via […]

Top tips for vegetarian kebabs for barbecue season

Summer is well and truly with us. British summers come with some obligatory customs which include watching Wimbledon on TV while munching through a bowl of strawberries, a muddy festival or two, overly competitive sports days and barbecuing in the rain while cursing at the BBC weather forecast. It is sometimes a little rubbish as […]