Sunday, February 12, 2012

Satay Tofu Scramble, Sesame, Coriander & Carrot Salad with Miso Tahini Dressing, Lemon Poppy Muffins & PB Choc Brownie

I got cooking for a friend's BBQ the other week. Everyone likes options (especially when faced with scary new vegan foods) so I made a few different things, we ended up bringing this scramble, pumpkin and chickpea veggie burgers, 2 salads, 1 dressing and 3 desserts. We ate very well and my husband enjoyed his first BBQ as a vegan without being deprived in the slightest! 

This tofu scramble as described by my other half is sweet, salty, spicy, really good, strong, has a kick of spice, salt and lots of flavour. Needless to say it went down very well.
Satay Tofu Scramble
Makes 8 serves
250g (or half block of) Firm Tofu
250g Soft Tofu (not silken)
3 tbsp peanut Butter
5 tbsp soy sauce
1tsp sambal olec (chili paste)
1 tbsp lime juice
2 tsp sweetner (natvia/ 10 drops stevia)
1 tsp ginger powder
1 tbsp miso
  • press tofu overnight (both)
  • combine all marinade ingredients
  • slice soft tofu
  • marinate overnight
  • chop firm tofu
  • scramble marinated tofu with marinade (cook it for ages to get it the right texture!)
  • separately dry fry non-marinated tofu
  • combine gently
  • enjoy hot or cold
Sesame, Coriander and Carrot Salad
Makes 10 serves
1kg carrots grated
2 cups chopped coriander
1/2 cup lightly toasted sesame seeds
  • grate carrots
  • chop coriander
  • lightly toast sesame seeds in a dry pan (do not take your eyes off them!)
  • combine
  • enjoy!
  • Keeps well in the fridge
Miso Tahini Dressing
1 part tahini
1 part miso
1 part hot water
  • add to jar
  • combine well (I shake it until smooth)
I also made a simple green salad of lettuce, radish, celery and cucumber and some pumpkin and chickpea burgers (recipe to come). And then I made a couple (three) of delicious desserts! I brought some B&W balls 
and I decided on lemon poppy seed muffins/baby cakes using katie's recipe that you can find here.
and then for a chocolate kick some brownies! I used katie's recipe as a base but turned them into chocolate peanut butter brownies by adding some peanut butter! (1 cup to be exact) They received many compliments and were likened to reeses peanut butter cups. 
They went down a treat! and the hubs was so impressed with this batch that he's having a birthday brownie instead of a cake!

Hope you all bring yummy food with you to events you know will be a foodie challenge- there's no point missing out. Life is too short not to enjoy your food. 

All the very best,
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