Free Healthy Recipe - Steamed Tofu Pot with Quinoa

Dairy free, Gluten free, Low fat, Low GI, Wheat Free

The trick to this easy mid week meal is in staggering the cooking time of the veggies to make sure the "carby veggies" are cooked through and the greens remain fresh and crisp.

A great recipe if you're on a detox, this meal is also macrobiotically balanced, with all the flavours of sweet, sour, salty, pungent, bitter and astringent combined.

2 tbsp tamari
1 lime juiced
1 clove garlic, crushed
½ tbsp fresh ginger, grated
2 coriander roots crushed
2 organic carrots cut into sticks
1½ cups sweet potato, cut into chunks
1 cup quinoa
3 zucchini cut into chunks
1 bunch asparagus spears, cut in half
½ cup coriander, chopped

Cut the tofu into cubes approximately 2cm thick and place in a pan of water to boil. When the tofu pieces start to rise to the water's surface, drain the water and blot the tofu dry. Combine the honey, tamari, lime juice, garlic, ginger and crushed coriander root and pour the marinade over the tofu, carrot and sweet potato. Set aside to marinate for about 30 minutes.

Rinse 1 cup of quinoa with water. Place in a pan with 2 cups of fresh water and bring to the boil. Reduce to simmer, cover the pan with a lid and cook for 15 minutes.

While the quinoa is cooking, fill a large pan with about 6cm of water and bring to the boil. Place a steamer basket inside the pan and a heatproof bowl on top (you could also use a parcel made from foil to steam the veggies in). Add the sweet potato to the bowl, cover and steam for 7 minutes.

Remove the cover and add the carrots to the bowl, cover and steam for a further 5 minutes. Next, add the tofu, asparagus, zucchini, mushrooms and spring onions. Stir gently and cover again to steam for a further 4 minutes. Sprinkle the coriander over the top. Serve over quinoa.

This recipe serves 4 but can easily be scaled back to serve 1 or 2, by reducing the amount of quinoa and serving slightly less veggies.

Makes 4 servings

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Prep Time: 40 mins
Cooking Time: 20 mins
Ready in: 60 mins

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Nutritional Information - Per Serve
Kj 1277 kj
Calories 305 kcal
Fat 5.1 g
Saturated Fat 0.7 g
Total Carbohydrate 50.2 g
Total Protein 14.5 g
Fibre 7.7 g

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