This dish has first and foremost a great taste but it is packed with polyphenols, healthy phytoestrogens and proteins. It is recommended to everyone but is particularly relevant to vegetarians and vegans.
- 6-8 spring onions
- 1 block of firm tofu,
- 1 tbsp tamari
- (or soya sauce if not gluten-free)
- ½ cup gram flour
- ½ cup water
- 1 handful chopped coriander leaf,
- Salt to taste
All these ingredients were bought online from ocado.com and Planet Organic, but you can also purchase them from most large supermarkets or health food stores.
- In a frying pan heat the oil on a high heat. Add the spring onions, fry for a few minutes until they have softened.
- Drain and briefly press tofu mix in a clean tea towel
- Add the block of tofu to the pan. Use flat part of the fork to break the tofu apart into small pieces.
- Allow this to fry for a few minutes then add the tamari, mix well. Continue frying so that the tofu starts to crisp up.
- Mix the gram flour and water, mix well to remove all lumps. Pour this into the pan, add the coriander and salt and mix.
- Cook on a medium heat for 5-10 minutes turning occasionally, the mixture will thicken.
Spring onions; rich in anti-inflammatory flavonoids Other antioxidants are lutein and zeaxanthin, which are great for eyes health. High levels of Vitamin C and K which help synthesis collagen (vitamin C) and maintain bone density (K). Onions are also great for boosting the immune system and have great anti-viral and anti-bacterial compounds.
Coriander; Cilantro or Coriander is a very powerful herb! I met a few people who don’t like it, but they should reconsider it as it is a healing powerhouse! Coriander has Linoleic acid and Cineole (1 of 11 essential oils) that provide repair and protection for the skin, especially when inflamed. It helps with water retention and getting ready of extra fluids. Like onions it has antiseptic and anti-fungal properties which help for skin disorders like eczema as well as internal issues (like candida) The fatty acids in coriander also help lowering LDL, promoting heart health. Also powerful for the digestive system and amazing in case of tummy bugs that bring bouts of diarrhoea.
Chickpea flour; Fibre the pre-biotic master! High in protein, naturally gluten free. It contains, folate B6 and selenium making it healthy for pregnant women too. Like bananas, it has a great amount of potassium