November 06, 2014
Every now and then I go through ‘tofu phases’ where I eat tofu twice, thrice or sometimes four times a week. When this happens, I absolutely love eating pan fried Tamari Tofu. It is so delicious. It is crispy on the outside and the saltiness of the tamari works beautifully with sesame oil and fresh lime juice.
I know a lot of people don’t like eating tofu. I commonly hear, “It doesn’t really taste like anything” or “I don’t know what to do with it”. The funny thing is, tofu is so easy to cook! It doesn’t need to be marinated for a long time, if at all, and I find it doesn’t have the same propensity to dry out like meat does. You can cook tofu until you get that beautiful crispy crust on the outside without being fearful of taking it past medium rare like a steak.
I will say this about tofu. For me, it’s important to buy good quality tofu. This means organic tofu that is free from genetic modification (GM free). Tofu of this type is becoming so much more readily available. I can now purchase organic GM free tofu from my local supermarket for a really good price. Of course, different varieties are available at health food stores, normally at a higher cost. The best tofu I have ever seen is available at a stall in Brisbane’s Northey Street Organic Farmers Markets on Sunday mornings. They hand make their tofu and you can talk to them about how it’s done and what ingredients they have used. I think that’s pretty amazing.
So, getting back to the recipe… I love my Tamari Tofu served with a crispy salad that is bursting with the flavour of citrus – both lemon and lime work well. Toss in some toasted cashews and sesame seeds and you’ve got a simple, delicious and healthy plant-based meal. I use a really mild organic sesame oil in this recipe by Melrose. It is not strong like some other sesame oils, so provides just the right balance of flavour. And remember, if you don’t have a spiraliser you can use a grater or make up any salad you like. Throw in whatever ingredients you have in your fridge.
May 29, 2016
I have got the most amazingly delicious gluten free, dairy free and cane sugar free chocolate slice recipe for you. Say hello to my Cacao Almond Slice! This was one of the first recipes I ever created over three years ago and I’m finally getting around to sharing it with you. My bad!
May 20, 2016
It’s time to crack out the lamb shank recipes! I love this Slow Cooked Lamb Shanks with Sweet Potato creation. It is really simple to make and full of wholesome ingredients and fragrant spices to make your mouth water. The smells in the kitchen while its cooking are divine.
May 17, 2016
I’m a massive fan of home made almond milk. It tastes great and it’s so simple to make with just two ingredients! It wins hands down in any competition against the store bought varieties of almond milk. It contains a greater proportion of almonds to water, it has no nasty additives, preservatives or thickeners, and …