Healthy entertaining - smoked tofu steaks

Smoked Tofu Steaks - vegan and healthy way to entertain

Tofu steaks with raw mango chutney

In last week's post, I gave the recipe for the starter (raw sweetcorn chowder) at our last dinner party.

Now for the main course, which was smoked tofu steaks with a raw mango chutney, sweet potato chips and salads.

The one thing I love about this sort of meal, it is so easy to prepare. Not too much slaving over a hot stove in the kitchen, and more time to be with your guests, as most of the work is done well in advance.

Sweet potato chips - oven baked
We had 8 people at the meal, so I used three blocks of smoked tofu, each cut into 6 'steaks'.

These were simply baked in the oven for about half an hour, turned one or two times.

At the same time, I baked the sweet potato chips.

See this post for more on making these chips.

A sauce always goes well with steak, so Karen made the raw mango chutney -

Ingredients for this:

1 ripe mango
1 small white onion
1 fresh raw chilli
1 to 2 T lemon juice
Natural sweetener - we used stevia liquid

What to do:

Finely chop the onion.
Cover the chopped onion with the lemon juice.
Add a little of the sweetener.
Finely chop the chilli, and add it in.
Let this all stand for 1 to 2 hours.
Drain off the juice.
Finely chop the mango and add in.

The choc mint mousse cake

As for the green salads - well I am not going to detail exact recipes.

Have fun with what is fresh and in season, and go for colourful ingredients.

Nuts and seeds also add texture and protein to salads.

A note on the healthy side of things - where possible use organic produce, and use non GMO soy products.

Next week - the choc mint mousse cake.

Happy entertaining.

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