Transforming Tuesday

[donotprint] My plan to turn my slight disdain for Tuesday on it’s head is going swimmingly. The chocolaty oats with raspberries were a fantastic little mid morning pick me up. A healthy take on chocolate heaven how could it fail to put a smile on ones face! The waft of dark cocoa permeated the office sparking a chocolate craving an unforeseen chocolate craving in my fellow food loving colleagues.

“Food talk” is always a welcome distraction, no matter how beaver like busy you where before the topic arouse! Who doesn’t like a bit of food drooling dreaming and recipe sharing. It nearly always sparks a tasty idea and helps build up the appetite for lunch!

Today’s lunch was a take on a Tofu Waldorf Salad recipe I uncovered @ the broccoli hut (another one of my favourite blogs, most referred to and checked upon blogs). It lived up to expectations and the addition of the dried pineapple gave it nice sweet edge. The perfect salad for me is a mixture of sweet and savoury and almost always lays on a bed of baby spinach. I possibly eat more of it than Popeye!  [/donotprint]

Vegan Waldorf Salad    [print_link]

Servings – 1

Preparation – 5-10 minutes

Cooking Time – 0-15 minutes (depending on whether you have the tofu prepared in advance or not)

Ingredients

  • 100g (1/4 of standard block, 3.5 oz) firm tofu, cubed and cooked until crispy under a preheated broiler (15 minutes)
  • 3 stalks of celery sliced into rough chunks
  • 1 tbsp of dried chopped pineapple
  • 1 tbsp roughly chopped walnuts
  • 2 tbsp plain soy yoghurt
  • 1 tsp Dijon wholegrain mustard
  • 1 medium sweet apple (gala’s are perfect)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Two large handfuls of baby spinach – optional

Directions

  1. Combine celery, pineapple, walnuts, soy yoghurt, mustard and salt and pepper in a bowl
  2. If eating straight away chop apple in to chunks and add to the mixture along with tofu cubes (if preparing in advance chop apple and add to the salad just before eating to prevent discolouration of the fruit and the tofu loosing it’s crispness)
  3. Lay “Waldorf” salad on a bed of baby spinach leaves (or salad leaves of your choosing) prior to eating

Enjoy! Smile

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