Black Pepper & Maple Syrup Tofu

If you want something sticky with a bit of a kick then this is for you! I had no idea how this way going to turn out being that I was experimenting but its actually really nice. I made enough for my lunch at work tomorrow and I’m already looking forward to eating it so that’s got to be a good sign

Ingredient:

  • Tofu (240g) IMG_5913
  • Flour- a handful
  • Tamari
  • Maple syrup – I used 4 tablespoons
  • Pepper –  A much as you like, I have a grinder and seemed to ground a lot
  • Bell Pepper – I used half a red and half an orange
  • 1 red onion (I always use red onions due to their anti inflammatory benefits)
  • half an avocado (but actually just use a much as you want…you want a whole one-go for it!!)
  • Spring onions – 3-4
  • Couscous – 80g for one portion

Method:

I cut the tofu up into quite small chunks and covered it in flour, I only had plain flower in but you can obviously use starch flour / coconut flour, or another variation if you prefer. I then marinated it with tamari, maple syrup and pepper. Whilst the tofu was marinating I cooked the couscous and chopped up the veg. I then used coconut oil and and put the onion on, after a minute I added the tofu. I let this cook on a low heat for a minute or two.  I then threw in the peppers and the spring onions, added a bit more tamari and covered the pan with a lid whilst stirring every so often. After around 3 minutes its done!

Present it however you like, I put the couscous in a bowl and added half the pan and put the other half in a container ready for work tomorrow ( disclaimer: I have already been in the fridge and eaten a few spoonfuls). I then added the avocado, took some pics and then dove in!

 

 

 

Tamari Tofu

I tried my first tofu today…pretty nice! I kept it simple as I wanted to taste it properly and see what it was like. I’m sure the possibilities are endless and I’m actually really looking forward to experimenting and seeing what I can come up with.

Keeping it simple:

  • Extra firm tofu (the entire block!!)
  • TamariIMG_5895
  • Hot chilli powder
  • 1 leak
  • half an avocado (are you even vegan if you don’t have avocado with every meal?!)
  • half a pepper( I used a orange one)
  • Rice noodles
  • Broccoli ( as much as you so wish)

 

Method: I marinated the tofu in tamari and chilli powder as gave it a good shake. I boiled the broccoli (only for a few minutes though as I wanted it cooked but not soft) and chopped up the leak, pepper and avocado. I them put the tofu on to fry with some coconut oil. It took a while before it had crispy sides so whilst it was frying I put the pepper and leak in a pan with coconut oil with the lid to soften them up and cooked the rice noodles (which takes around 4 minutes). Once the tofu was ready I threw it in with the leak and pepper, added the broccoli and the rice noodles. I added a bit more tamari and stirred it around. That it! I just popped it in a bow and put the avocado on top. It was very tasty and super quick and easy to make. I am now researching the different recipes to make black pepper tofu with cous cous for tomorrow!