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Updated: Apr 13, 2021

Yearning for a taste of something different this weekend? Why not make yourself this delicious, simple sweet and sour dish 😋⠀⠀


🍚You can use noodles or rice instead of quinoa. And any vegetables you have are great, although the addition of pineapple is really important and worth a try! Of course if you don’t want to use tofu replace with any protein of your choice, but this is a nice way to eat tofu and so easy.⠀⠀⠀

💕Tofu is high in phytoestrogens which are incredible medicinal food for supporting hormone balance in women. Especially great for perimenopause or menopause💕 ⠀⠀⠀

✅Absolutely yummy. ⠀⠀⠀

✅Tons of vegetables.⠀⠀⠀

✅Gluten free.⠀⠀⠀


✅Quick and simple.⠀⠀⠀


Recipe for 4:⠀⠀⠀

*2 tbsp sesame oil ⠀⠀⠀

*One large onion, roughly chopped. Can be red, white or spring onions, whatever you have to hand.⠀⠀⠀

*A couple of medium carrots, peeled and finely sliced.⠀⠀⠀

*A pepper, any colour that you have, sliced into thin lengths (I used red and yellow mini peppers here)⠀⠀⠀

*Bag of green beans, diced into bitesize pieces, and steamed until soft.⠀⠀⠀

*1/4 of a fresh pineapple cut into small chunks ⠀⠀⠀

*1 pack of tofu - I used silken here, cut into small chunks⠀⠀⠀

*4 cloves of garlic crushed⠀⠀⠀


*300g quinoa⠀⠀⠀

*450g water⠀⠀⠀



*1 red chilli chopped finely⠀⠀⠀

*1 inch freshly grated ginger (added in with garlic)⠀⠀⠀


Sweet and Sour Sauce:⠀⠀⠀

*3 tbsps Tamari soya sauce⠀⠀⠀

*3 tbsps rice wine vinegar, or any vinegar you have available⠀⠀⠀

*3 tbsps tomato ketchup⠀⠀⠀



✨Rinse quinoa, add to pan with water. Bring to boil and simmer with lid on for 8-10 mins until all water absorbed. Turn off and leave until ready.⠀⠀⠀

✨Add all sauce ingredients into small pan, stir and heat until simmering. Turn off until vegetables ready.⠀⠀⠀

✨Heat oil in a wok. Add onion and cook for a few mins.⠀⠀⠀

✨Add carrots, peppers and garlic. Stir fry until start to soften, 5 - 7 mins⠀⠀⠀

✨Add beans and pineapple. Cook for a few mins.⠀⠀⠀

✨Finally add tofu and sauce. Turn up heat for a minute and keep stirring.⠀⠀⠀

✨Add quinoa and give a final mix before serving.⠀⠀ ⠀

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