Plant Based Recipes

Wednesday, 17 April 2019

12 Minute Mushroom Spaghetti Carbonara

Okay guys, how could i do these comfort pasta dishes without one of my favourites! Carbonara! So good and full of flavour, and the smell is exactly that of a carbonara, cheesy, garlic and that slightly smokey scent form the "bacon" mushrooms. 

Lets dive into what your going to need, really simple ingredients and quick just how i like my cooking!

serves 2 

160-200g pasta depending on how hungry you are 

75g of shiitake mushrooms 
2tsp cornflour 
1/2tsp smoked paprika 
1tsp oil 

1 small white onion finely chopped 
1/2 packet of silken tofu 
1/2 cup veggie stock 
1 and 1/2 tbs nutritional yeast 
1 large clove of garlic 
pinch of nutmeg 

First off get your pasta on to boil. Then place a frying pan over medium heat the oil up and coat the mushroom in the cornflour and paprika. Fry in the oil for 8 minutes until crispy, while they are frying add in the onion at one side of the pan and give it the remaining 3 minutes with the mushrooms. 

Remove mushrooms and place on kitchen paper. While they are frying blend, garlic, veggie stock, silken tofu and nutritional yeast. Add in pinch of nutmeg and salt and black pepper to taste. Add sauce to pan and drain pasta (mine only takes 8 minutes) cook pasta in sauce for remaining 4 minutes, use 2 spoons to coat the pasta in the sauce. You can add in a few mushrooms to the sauce but they will go un crispy in the sauce. Serve with crispy mushrooms on top. 

I hope you enjoyed this recipe, keep tagging me in the recreations! i love seeing them! 

Until next time, Helen xx 


Thursday, 4 April 2019

Easy Prep 15 Minute Tofu

Okay so this is an old favourite of mine and something i don't do too often is fry my tofu in the pan, it cuts down the cooking time (compared to the oven) and gives the tofu a lovely crispy outer layer. This tofu and sauce makes easy meal prep and the tofu is a great addition to any buddha bowl. Whats pictured is cauliflower rice and steamed kale. A winning combination, but you can use whatever you have on hand. Lets dive straight into what your gonna need. 

1 block firm tofu 
2tsp cornflour 
1tsp coconut oil or oil of choice to fry in 

Chop tofu into cubes and coat in cornflour and fry in coconut oil over medium heat for 15 minutes 


2tbs ketchup 
1tbs sweet chilli sauce 
2tsp soy sauce 
1/2 tsp ginger grated 
1/2 tsp garlic and onion powder 
2tbs water

Mix sauce together and throw in the pan once the tofu is crispy, cook for a further few minutes until sticky and coated. Serve and enjoy!

I hope you enjoyed this recipe, keep tagging me over on social media if you made this, i love looking and your recreations and posting them on my stories, until next time, Helen xx 

Tuesday, 2 April 2019

Fire Cracker Califlower

Hi guys i am back with another cauliflower recipe! This one has a lovely kick to it (but not too hot) which makes it a excellent side dish or a main whatever your into, now you can add a little tiny pinch of cayenne if you want to turn the heat up a notch. Entirely up to you. Lets dive straight into the recipe. 

what you need; 
serves 2 
1 small cauliflower 
1/3 cup flour (can be gf)
1/3 cup water 
pinch salt and pepper 
pinch of garlic and onion powder 

Mix and coat batter over cauliflower place in oven at 180c and spray with a little oil. Cook for 40 minutes or until golden.

3tbs sweet chilli sauce 
1tbs apple cider vinegar 
1tbs soy sauce 
1/2tsp chilli flakes 
1/4 tsp chilli powder 
1/3 cup veggie stock 
1tsp cornflour mixed with water to form a slurry
Mix all sauce ingredients in a pan and place over medium heat then add in cornflour mixture and wait till it thickens coat cauliflower with sauce and serve. 

I hope you enjoyed this recipe, make sure to tag me over on social media if you decide to make this, i love looking and reposting your photos. Until next time, Helen xx 

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