I have mentioned my ancient Chinese cookbook before, the one direct from the 1970’s, bright orange cover, published by Sunset, and absolutely falling apart now. It is held together with a bulldog clip. It is still available online, I see – leftover copies and second hand ones. It is not surprising, the recipes are great. Mostly non-veg, but with enough veg recipes for me to still want to keep it on my bookshelves – at least until I have cooked every one of the veg dishes.
Today’s dish is simple but delicious. Tofu in a mushroom sauce with either broccoli, beans or carrots. Delicious. I have replaced oyster sauce with miso – you might like to use a mushroom based vegetarian oyster sauce if you prefer.
Similar recipes include Broccoli and Chickpeas with Orange Butter Sauce, Chinese Cold Cucumber, Green Beans with Garlic and Sesame, and Sizzling Rice Squares.
Browse all of our Tofu dishes and all of our Chinese fare. Have a look at the recipes we have made from the cookbook Chinese Cooking. Or explore our Late Spring recipes.
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How gorgeous is broccoli, and how incredibly versatile it is. Those little trees can be boiled, steamed, roasted and char grilled. They pair well with lemon and black pepper (delicious), but in this recipe we use oranges as they are plentiful right now. The oranges from our trees are the juiciest we have ever had – it must have been all of the rain last year. Oranges pair well with white pepper, did you know? So this recipe uses that for seasoning.
Just to make it even more delicious, we’ve added chickpeas to the mix. There is a bit of butter in this dish, but that’s Ok once in a while, right?
Similar recipes include Smashed Chickpeas with Broccoli and Dukkah, and Lemak Style Vegetables.
Browse all of our Broccoli recipes, and all of our Orange dishes. Or be inspired by our collection of Late Winter recipes.
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A salad to convert even the biggest tahini-hater. It is a take on a Japanese favourite. Broccolini, or use sprouting broccoli, is mixed with other greens for a visually pleasing and refreshing blend of textures. The recipe can also be made with just broccoli, sprouting broccoli or broccolini, with just the dressing. Perfect. Even more perfect – the Broccolini can be char-grilled for the salad, should you so wish.
This is an Ottolenghi dish from Plenty More – we are cooking our way through this book. We feel free to substitute ingredients that are not readily available in our local area.
Similar recipes include Broccoli and Chickpeas with Orange Butter Sauce, Smashed Chickpeas with Broccoli, and BBQ’d Broccoli.
Browse all of our Broccolini recipes and all of our Ottolenghi dishes from Plenty More. Dishes using Tahini are here. Or explore our Late Summer dishes.
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Oh the joy of Okra, and in this dish they are quickly cooked so remain crisp and crunchy. They say that okra is good for your brain cells, so eat as many as you can! We have focused on okra recently, so there will be an ever increasing set of recipes for you to choose from.
You can also make this dish with asparagus or broccoli.
Look for okra in your local Asian and Indian shops, even Asian-owned green grocers. You will get them more cost-effectively there – about 25% of the price you might pay elsewhere.
Are you looking for other Okra dishes? Read more about Okra here. Then try Vendakka Khichadi, Crispy Okra in Yoghurt, Okra with a Cumin and Yoghurt Sauce, Sri Lankan Okra in Coconut Milk, Okra with Onions Subzi, Ladyfingers Masala, Okra Stuffed with Onions, Warm Salad of Charred Okra, and Okra with Mustard Oil.
What about other Sri Lankan dishes? Try Sri Lankan Okra Curry with Coconut Milk, Sri Lankan Long Bean Curry, Mung Dal with Coconut Milk, Crunchy Crackers, and Sakkarai Pongal.
Or browse all of our Okra recipes, and all of our Sri Lankan dishes. Or explore our Indian recipes and our Indian Essentials here. Alternatively, explore our Mid Autumn collection of dishes.
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Enjoy the flavours of Malaysia with this easy vegetable dish.
Fresh, crunchy and health-giving, a bowl of stir-fried vegetables enriched with a deeply flavoured Coconut Curry broth is a wonderful lunch or light dinner – even an evening snack. A Food Bowl, straight from the source, without following any current food fashion.
You might like to also try : How to Make a Bowl Salad, or some tofu recipes – How to Use Deep Fried Tofu, Tofu Stacks with Spinach, or Marinated Tofu.
How about some other Vegetable Curries? Avial is stunning, or try a Mushroom Curry, Chilli Cabbage, Ladyfingers Masala, and Olan.
Or explore some spicy soups – Curry Laksa with Fried Tofu, Tomato Rasam, Pepper Rasam or Indian Dal Soup.
Please browse other Malaysian recipes, and S. E. Asian recipes. All Tofu recipes are here. You might like to explore our easy Early Spring recipes.
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With a little pre-cooking, it does not get much easier.
The cookbook that is featuring at the moment is Community, Salad Recipes from Arthur’s Kitchen. Great food is on every page. The salads do take a bit of pre-planning and time to prepare, but are worth it, and I always make enough to last for lunches and quick dinners.
This salad can be made a lot more simply than appears on the pages of the book IF, like me, you always have some bibs and bobs around that you have precooked, perhaps in the freezer, definitely in the fridge.
Are you looking for similar recipes? Try cooking broccoli on the BBQ, Broccoli and Chickpeas with Orange Butter Sauce, Chickpea Salad with Olives, and Broccolini and Snow Peas with Sweet Tahini Dressing.
There are other Broccoli recipes here, and other Chickpea recipes here. Explore our Salads too. Or explore our Late Autumn recipes.
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A new BBQ brings lots of cooking.
These recipes use a BBQ with a cover, so you can grill or bake or roast. I use a Weber Q, along with its vegetable basket, a hotplate for things like onions and haloumi, and a pizza stone.
Similar recipes include Broccolini and Snow Peas with Sweet Tahini Dressing, and Chargrilled Pumpkin Salad with Labneh and Walnut Salsa.
You might like to browse our complete collection of BBQ recipes. Our favourite is Pizza on the BBQ. Or browse our Winter recipes here and here.
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