Sunday, 26 September 2021

Recipe Round-Up: 1000 Vegan Recipes

Small bites is definitely the best way to work through the huge backlog of photos I have to share from 1000 Vegan Recipes by Robin Robertson. And as a bonus, it's also been inspiring me to make a couple of new things from it as well! I haven't cooked much from this book for a couple of years, because I have so many new cookbooks, so it is nice to be diving back in again. Anyway, here are the next four recipes to share with you in this mini round-up.

Grilled Tofu with Tamarind Glaze: I love tamarind, and this recipe makes a beautiful tangy and sweet glaze that has a lot of grate flavours in it. I grilled the tofu quickly in a George Foreman grill to get the grill marks, then baked it in the oven to finish it off. Served with rice and broccoli, and extra tamarind sauce.
Rating: :)

Grilled Tofu with Tamarind Glaze

Tofu Stuffed with Watercress and Tomatoes: This is a fiddly recipe, as you can see, but it looks pretty. I always struggle with any sort of stuffing tofu as I tend to break it, so I always try to be very gentle and not overfill. In this case tofu is sliced to form a pocket, stuffed with fresh mix of watercress, tomatoes, and others, coated in breadcrumbs, and sauteed until golden. I served this with some potatoes and a salad for a pretty dinner.
Rating: :)

Tofu Stuffed with Watercress and Tomatoes

Tofu with Pistachio-Pomegranate Sauce: Another sweet and tangy sauce, though I had some issues with not having enough sauce and the pistachios were just too much texture wise. I would suggest doubling the sauce recipe, but only using half the original amount of the nuts (and no need to add extra nuts for garnish, there is plenty in the sauce). But it was nice flavours! Served with rice and salad.
Rating: :| (due to texture and not enough sauce issues)

Tofu with Pistachio-Pomegranate Sauce

Spice Island Tofu: The tofu is coated in seasoned cornstarch and fried first, then coated in the sauce. It leads to a good bend of flavours. The sauce is kind of a little bit sweet and a little bit sour... a bit of a theme for this post! It has pineapple in it, so I was worried it might end up a bit sweet, but it was just right. As with many of the other recipes in this post, it was best served with some simple flavours - in this case rice and steamed broccoli.
Rating: :)

Spice Island Tofu

Cute Kitty Photo of the Post


Abby would like you to know that she is still extremely cute. All this fuss over Boo, she says. What about my adoring fans?


  1. Love these tofu recipes but some of the ingredients seem to be a bit unfamiliar. I've never used tamarind or pomegranates.
    Yes, Abby is still adorable!

    1. I find tamarind puree or paste in the Asian section of my supermarket. It add some really nice sourness to dishes that lime or lemon can't quite replicate.

      Abby thanks you for your adoration!

  2. I love tofu and I've had it so many ways, but I've never tried stuffing it! Oh, the adventures I could have...

    Of course Abby is utterly charming and deserves some good snuggles.

    1. She is getting so good about me giving her snuggles these days. Still doesn't want to be picked up, but I can spoon her into some good hugs on the bed!

      Once you start thinking about stuffing tofu, there are so many places to go!

  3. Huh, I'd never thought of stuffed tofu before, sounds fun!
    Abby, we love you, too! <3

    1. It's fussy, but fun for a treat!
      Abby thanks you.