This stir-fry recipe came about through hunger and just a touch of serendipity!

My dad popped round as he needed his car fixed, and the dealer is near our house. We grew hungry, and I mentioned there were a few things in the fridge that needed using up. A few minutes later he had wandered into the kitchen and before I knew it I could hear the rapid fire of the knife going on the chopping board!

He’s no stranger to cooking (unlike me) and the result was a simple yet utterly delicious stir-fry “al la” Dad. I watched carefully, soaking in as many of the hints and tips as I could along the way.

A home-cooked meal is incredibly satisfying. A home-cooked meal which also harms no animals, contributes towards environmental preservation, is healthy, and worked out to be pretty cheap, is infinitely satisfying!

Try this at home, and please feel free to reach out in the comments or on social media if you get stuck.

Recipe – Simple Vegan Stir-Fry “al la” Dad (serves 3):

  • 1 pack (200g)  smoked tofu (we used the Taifun brand available from Ocado)
  • 2 leeks, sliced
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • A few glugs chilli rapeseed oil (we used my personal fave Mr Hugh’s also available from Ocado)
  • 3 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 can of Hodmedod’s carlin beans, rinsed (we used Hodmedod’s)
  • 1 packet express rice & quinoa (there are a few options now on the market, for this we had Uncle Ben’s in the cupboard, available pretty much anywhere)
  • Use organic where possible and affordable
  1. Cube the tofu, slice the leeks, chop the onions
  2. Heat the rapeseed oil in a large wok
  3. Add the leeks, garlic and onion, fry for 3 min’s
  4. Add the tofu and carlin beans, fry for a further 5 min’s (onions, leek and garlic should by now have a slightly golden colour)
  5. Heat up the microwave grains (follow the packet, normally 1-2 min’s)
  6. Serve up the grains onto a plate and add the stir-fry
  7. Enjoy!

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About Michelle

Michelle grew up in a culture where it was normal to eat meat at every meal. Watching close family suffer multiple health problems drove her to learn more about eating for health. After watching Food Inc Michelle took the plunge into veganism and hasn’t looked back since. She is now on a mission to bring vegan inspiration to everyone!