Posts on February 2016

SLOW COOKED BBQ PULLED ‘PORK’ JACKFRUIT

A fruit with a lot to give!

Vegan / V

So… jackfruit has been a pulled pork substitute for a while now and (better late than never ) I just had to try it. I’m pleased to say it’s fantastic! Possibly even a life changer!
The flesh from the large knobbly green ones is what you’re after. Luckily for us it comes tinned in most good speciality shops. Mine is from YumYum Oriental Foods, Worcester and as the delightful lady told me it’s the young, green flesh in water you need not the ripe one in syrup. So go ahead give it a try.

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HOISIN TOFU NOODLE SOUP

Happy year of the monkey!

新年快樂

V / DF

I thought I’d celebrate Chinese new year with this perfectly balanced dish of warming broth, noodles and vegetables.

My version is vegetarian (check all the sauces to make sure they are vegetarian friendly) using tofu but this work equally work well with most thinly sliced meats and even fish.

This noodle soup is super quick, only taking a bit of prep and 5 minutes of cooking time.

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HUMMUS IS YUMMUS!

Butternut Squash Hummus

Vegan / V / GF/ DF/ Syn Free
Liven up a dreary day with this sunny dip

This is a lovely alternative to plain hummus. I love adding to a classics and this one is great for a light snack. Butternut is just going out of season, so it’s the perfect way to use up any that are left. In the absence of butternut, sweet potato would also work well for this too.

The addition of the butternut adds a lift in colour, nutrients and flavour. This is a great quick, healthy dip. It is also vegan, vegetarian (V), gluten free (GF), dairy free (DF) and is syn free on Slimming World extra easy… so enjoy!

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