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Thai Green Curry

This recipe uses Inuina Thai Taste Curry paste available from Waitrose for £2.16. Unlike a lot of other curry pastes it doesn't contain fish sauce.If you are not veggie and you have fish sauce at home you can add about about a teaspoon to the curry for added seasoning and a more authentic taste. 1 pepper red or yellow cut into strips or cubes. half an aubergine cut into 1-inch cubes 10 small mushrooms cut in half 250 gr of tofu cut into inch cubes 400 ml of tinned coconut milk4-6tbs spoons of Inuia Thai Taste Green Curry Paste 1 pack of beansproutsWashed spinach 2tbs of chopped coriander to garnish Place aubergine in a pan with 250 ml water and cook in the water until soft about 7 minutes.Drain and set aside.Cook tofu in a non stick pan with a tbs of oil- set aside Put peppers in non stick pan and cook until skins are slightly browned add mushrooms and stir fry for a couple of secondsEmpty tinned coconut milk into a jug and add the curry paste.Mix together with a fork add to the pan with the peppers and mushrooms. Next add the drained aubergine and the tofu along along with a couple of handfuls of bean sprouts and a handful of washed spinach.Cook on low for about6 minutes.Before serving top with chopped coriander.Serve in a bowl with rice or noodles.

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Detox

The local supermarkets have marked down the last of the mince pies and Christmas foods. At Waitrose Chocolate Santa Claus, and mince pies have been replaced with detox teas and tissues. No wonder nobody likes January!I have been at work the last two days. It is hard to know what to feed people in this Arctic chill. This is the time of year everybody decides to save money and pack their own lunch.Specials at Cafe Boscanova this week are Curried Lentil and Apricot soup. It's good for you - warming and gorgeous. It is also meat free, wheat free, and dairy free,so it fits in well with a lot of those detox diets. For under a fiver we also have a Thai Green Veggie Chili. Made with aubergines,red peppers,spinach,and tofu. The recipe will be published here very soon. I have dedicated this recipe to Jamie my downstairs kitchen companion and Oli one of the Cafe's veggie waitresses. I am hoping they both try making it at home.Raven my daughter pictured below baked her own lunch-box cookies this week- we got the recipe from the spelt flour package and we love it. They contain no white sugar they are nice and chewy and no packaging to throw in the bin.

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