Veganuary: Back to Work Day 1!

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So if you read yesterday’s post you will have hopefully prepped and enjoyed a good vegan breakfast and lunch!

Now to dinner – Yasai Chilli Men. I’m a massive fan of Wagamama’s so this is totally pinched from their old menu! It’s spicy but you can adjust to your own tastes! The photo below is from Wagamama’s which I have tried to recreate!

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Yasai Chilli Men Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 1 large onion
  • 1 large red pepper
  • 1 red chilli, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • thumb-sized piece of ginger
  • 1 block cauldron tofu
  • 1 courgette (or other green veg – peas/mangetout, etc)
  • 1 carton tomato passata
  • cooked basmati rice

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Method:

  1. Cut the tofu block into small pieces. I generally make 8 slices width-wise and 6 length-wise. Hard fry it in the oil until crispy and golden on the outside. Sprinkle with salt whilst you do this – it helps the tofu to crisp up and makes it taste damn good.
  2. Set the cooked tofu aside in a bowl for later.
  3. Stir fry the onion and red pepper in a little more sunflower oil for one minute.
  4. Add the garlic, chopped chilli, ginger and green veg and stir fry for another minute or so until fragrant.
  5. Add the passata and tofu and allow this to simmer for 3 minutes.
  6. Season to taste.
  7. Serve on a bed of basmati rice or with noodles if you prefer.

Rice tip:

1 cup of uncooked rice will serve two hungry people. To cook quickly and easily, put one cup of rice into a saucepan with two cups of cold water. Add a little salt, put the lid on and bring to the boil. Simmer gently for around 8 minutes until all the water has been absorbed. Keep an eye on it – it could burn to your pan if you leave it too long but I promise this is the BEST (and easiest) method for cooking rice!

Here is tomorrow’s menu (Day 2):

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Prep for tomorrow’s lunch is much easier today. Y’know that pate you had as a dip today – that’s your sandwich filling for tomorrow! Put together a salad in a separate box with a light dressing and some seeds to sprinkle if that’s your bag and then chill out :).

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