This nourishing mouth-watering dish is an absolute must for the summer!
Surprisingly filling yet refreshing this dish captures so many asian flavours. From the juicy lime and tamari, to the spice of chilli and ginger wrapped around ribbons of carrot and brown rice noodles, this dish won’t disappoint.
Making ribboned carrots is the perfect way to get more veggies into your diet without overtly noticing your eating vegetables. The thin ribbon like texture takes away what for some can be a hard carrot crunch, to a more appealing texture for your taste buds. An ideal tip for getting children to pack more veggies into their diet is switch up the texture in which you cut and consume them.
1 red onion
1 red chilli
100g rice noodles
Thumb sized piece of ginger (finely grated or minced)
2 tsp sesame seed oil
1 handful of fresh mint leaves (chopped)
3 tbsp tamari
1 tbsp maple syrup
2 tbsp sesame seed oil
Juice of 1 lime
2 tbsp sesame seeds
Finely chop the tempeh and chilli (remove the seeds unless you like it hot).
Finely slice the red onion.
Peel the carrots into ribbons using a peeler.
Pour boiling water into a pan and soak the noodles in there for 10 minutes (no need to put it on the hob). Once softened, drain.
Heat up 1 tsp sesame seed oil into a frying pan or wok and fry the onion for 4 minutes on a medium heat before adding the carrot ribbons and frying for a further 5 minutes. Remove ingredients from the pan and keep warm in a bowl.
In the same pan add the other tsp of sesame seed oil and add the tempeh and cook for 6 minutes on a medium to high heat. Add the ginger, chilli and half of the sauce and cook for a further 4 minutes.
Mix together the noodles, carrot ribbons and onion. Mix in the remaining sauce and all of the mint leaves.
Serve the noodle mixture into two separate bowls and serve on top the tempeh mix.
“Recovery is not a race; you don’t have to feel guilty if it takes you longer than you thought it would” Something I often tell clients is that recovery is not a race. Placing high expectations to get well quickly is like forcing the sun to shine; these things are simply out of our control....