Meatless Monday: Sweet and sour tofu


When you are watching your favourite sporting event, whether that be baseball, tennis, or football etc it might be tempting to send out for a takeaway.  This week's Meatless Monday for 'Sweet and sour tofu' may change your mind - quick to prepare from fresh ingredients but delicious, what could be better. Tofu is used instead of chicken, for a low fat complete protein.

Sweet and sour tofu

Serves 3 - 4
You will need 

400g pack firm tofu, sliced into squares
2 tbsp tamari
1 onion, peeled and chopped
2 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed
1 tbsp organic olive oil
1 red pepper, sliced
1 green pepper sliced 
1-2 inch thick slice of fresh pineapple, peeled and chopped
2 tsp stevia 
2 tbsp rice wine vinegar 
6 tbsp tomato puree
brown rice to serve (allow 75g uncooked brown rice per person)

Marinate the tofu in tamari and place in the fridge for at least an hour.

Place the rice in a saucepan and cover with water.  Bring to the boil then reduce the heat and cover the pan. Simmer for 20 minutes then turn off the heat and leave for 10 minutes.

Meanwhile heat the oil and sweat on a medium heat for 2 minutes.  Add the garlic and continue for a further 2 minutes.  Add the peppers and pineapple, stevia, rice wine vinegar, tomato puree and around 200ml water. Simmer until the pineapple and peppers are tender and the sauce thickened.  Stir in the tofu and any remaining marinade and heat through. 

Serve with organic brown rice.

Enjoy 
Janet x

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