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WWF Earth Hour

2016-03-18 20:37:14|Food

    I have always been a keen supporter of WWF’s Earth hour and I will be supporting the charity again this year by switching my lights for one hour to symbolically send out a message - we want to protect the future of our planet! At 8.30pm tomorrow evening, Saturday 19th March, it is a way for millions of people across the globe to show they care about protecting our brilliant planet. I am very mindful about the need to buy and eat sustainably sourced food and am trying to commit to live a greener lifestyle.   Please take a look at their website http://earthhour.wwf.org.uk/earth-hour/ to find out more about the charity and the ways in which you may be able to support it.   I usually take the opportunity to share a candle lit dinner with family and friends.  I won’t be cooking this year but I still wanted to share my Live Well Spicy Tofu and edamame beans recipe below.    Let's be kind to our planet! Love, Ching x   Spicy tofu and edamame beans Preparation time Less than 30 mins Cooking time Less than 10 mins Serves 4 A great veggie way to load up on calcium and protein, this spicy stir-fry is ready in minutes. Each serving provides 188kcal, 10.5g protein, 6g carbohydrate (of which 4g sugars) 13g fat (of which 2.5g saturates), 1g fibre and 1.9g salt. Ingredients For the tofu stir fry 2 tbsp groundnut oil 400g/14oz firm fresh tofu, drained and cut into 1cm/½in thick rectangles 3 tbsp light soy sauce 1 tsp dark soy sauce 1 tbsp Chinese black rice vinegar or balsamic vinegar 1 tsp dried chilli flakes For the edamame beans 1 tbsp groundnut oil 1 red chilli, de-seeded and finely chopped 75g/3oz fresh or frozen edamame (soya) beans, out of their pods (defrosted) 1 tsp light soy sauce 1 tsp Chinese black rice vinegar or balsamic vinegar 1 large handful fresh coriander, finely chopped Method For the tofu stir fry, heat the groundnut oil in a large frying pan, add the tofu and fry for 2-3 minutes. Add the light soy sauce and cook until the liquid has reduced and the tofu is browned on one side. Using a small palette knife or fork, lift and turn each piece (be careful not to break the tofu) and cook for a further 2-3 minutes to colour the other side. Add the dark soy sauce and black rice vinegar and cook until the liquid has reduced by half. Season, to taste, with the dried chilli flakes. Transfer the tofu to a serving plate and put to one side. For the edamame beans, heat the groundnut oil in a clean frying pan and stir-fry the chilli for a few seconds, then add the edamame beans. Sprinkle over a teaspoon of water to help create steam, then cook for no more than one more minute. Season with the light soy sauce and black rice vinegar and stir in the chopped coriander. To serve, pour the beans over the tofu and serve immediately. Chinese Food Made Easy Harper Collins, Kate Whitaker (photographer)


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