Protein-rich tofu cooked in a tamari, garlic and miso glaze, served with a crisp and crunchy asparagus and beansprout salad. The perfect combo of protein, veggies and fats for a light, yet satisfying meal. Always use organic tofu as conventionally-grown soya is usually a highly sprayed crop. Tofu is a good source of phytoestrogens that can help our bodies find better hormone balance. When combined with high fibre vegetables and nourishing sprouts, this meal is very supportive of female hormones. Red clover, alfalfa and broccoli sprouts are packed with sulforaphane for healthy oestrogen clearance.
Ingredients (serves 4):
- 400g firm organic tofu, drained, cut into 1cm slices
- 1 tbsp sesame seeds
- 85g mangetout, thinly sliced
- 100g ready-to-eat beansprouts
- 150g asparagus, trimmed and cut into long, thin slices
- 1 courgette, cut into matchsticks
- 1 little gem lettuce, leaves separated and cut into long, thin slices
- 25g fresh coriander, roughly chopped
- 85g mixed ready-to-eat sprouted seeds such as alfalfa, red clover, broccoli, radish
- 3 tbsp rice wine vinegar
- 2 tbsp tamari
- 3 tbsp sesame oil
- 1 tbsp miso paste
- 2 garlic cloves, crushed
- First make the dressing by shaking all dressing ingredients in a jar with the lid firmly screwed on, Shake well until combined.
- Preheat grill to high.
- Mark criss-cross lines over each slice of tofu and drizzle , place on baking tray or shallow oven-proof dish and drizzle with half the dressing.
- Sprinkle with sesame seed and place under grill for 8-10 minutes, turning once halfway through, until browned.
- Put all vegetables and beansprouts on a platter, Pour over the remaining dressing and gently toss together. Sprinkle over the coriander and sprouts, then top with the hot tofu.
- Drizzle over any remaining pan juices and serve immediately.
- Enjoy with mindfulness and gratitude!
Miso contributes to good gut health as its packed with probiotic bacteria. A healthy microbiome aids with absorption of nutrients and effective excretion. Probiotics also play a crucial role in neutralising spent oestrogens for healthy excretion out of the body.