Category Archives: asian

Peanut-sesame noodles with cucumber and tofu

This cold noodle dish is a perfect way to celebrate the sun and warm weather, and a perfect dish to keep devouring during the summer months ahead. It is loaded with flavour and full of protein. It may have a … Continue reading

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Sourdough Indian flatbread

Stovetop sourdough Indian flatbreads – easy to make, flavour-packed, light and soft – so much better than store-bought! Typically, Indian naan bread is baked, but pan cooking it gives it a crisp exterior and a moist, fluffy interior without the … Continue reading

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Soba noodle salad

This Asian noodle salad is a bit of fusion – Japanese buckwheat noodles tossed with ingredients inspired by Pad Thai. Soba noodles are great in a salad – firm to the bite and providing a lovely earthy balance to the … Continue reading

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Vegetarian sushi

Vegetarian sushi is great finger food for a party because you can make it ahead of time then pop it into the fridge – it’s ready when you are, to serve with soy sauce for dipping. You can fill them … Continue reading

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Bibimbap, vegan style

This is an amazing dish – I strongly urge you to track down some Gochu Jang (Korean chilli paste) and make this! Sticky rice topped with crisp sautéed vegetables and a delicious hot sauce. You arrange it like so, then … Continue reading

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Vietnamese caramelised tofu with red peppers

Quick and easy, sweet and spicy and full of flavour, this Vietnamese caramelised tofu with red peppers is one of our regular weeknight stir fry dinners. We serve it with noodles and a side of stir fried Asian greens. This … Continue reading

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Tofu biryani

It has been the longest time since I made Indian food – it used to be a regular feature on our dinner table back in Australia but not so much since we moved here. I think it’s time for that … Continue reading

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Marinated tofu with bok choy

Tofu has a wonderful ability to take on flavours. This takes a few hours to prepare, but most of that time is marinating the tofu, so it’s minimal effort for maximum taste. Serves 2 Ingredients 1 block firm tofu 4 … Continue reading

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Cooking en papillote

En papillote is a method of cooking in which the food is put into a folded pouch made of specially treated baking paper (parchment) or foil and then baked. This is a fairly common cooking method for fish or chicken … Continue reading

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Korean tofu with tomato

This is another very quick and easy dinner which packs a big flavour punch. Serves 2 Ingredients 200g tofu 2 tbsp peanut oil 3 large tomatoes, deseeded and chopped 1-2 cloves garlic, crushed 2 spring onions (shallots/green onions/scallions), chopped 2-3 … Continue reading

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