Meat-free Chicken and Chilli Buckwheat Stir Fry
Health benefits: chilli revs up your metabolism, and buckwheat contains manganese and phosphorus, essential for muscle growth and repair
- 140g buckwheat noodles *
- 2 meat-free chicken fillets, cubed
- 200g bean sprouts
- ½ onion
- 1 red pepper
- 200ml coconut milk *
- 2 tbsp peanut butter *
- 4 tsp soy sauce
- 2 tsp honey *
- 2 tsp chilli flakes *
- 1 tsp ground ginger *
- 1 tsp garlic granules
- Coconut oil * for frying
Cook the onion in a pan with the coconut oil, garlic, ginger and chilli for 5-10 minutes until browned before adding the rest of the vegetables on a medium heat.
Once cooked, set the vegetables aside and brown the meat-free chicken. Return the vegetables to the pan before adding in the coconut milk, peanut butter, honey and soy sauce. Simmer for 5-10 minutes until thickened.
Meanwhile prepare your noodles; add them to boiling water and cook on a medium heat for 5-6 minutes.
Serve your meat-free chicken and vegetable dish on the bed of noodles.
For more coconut recipes, try our Dairy-free Chicken Tikka Masala
Delicious coconut desserts
There’s more to coconut desserts than sickly chocolate bars – it’s time to find a new favourite.
Gluten-free Coconut Macaroons
Health benefits: coconut nectar contains zinc, calcium, potassium and inulin, a fibre that slows absorption
Makes 12 macaroons
- 2 egg whites
- ¼ tsp cream of tartar
- 100g Crystallised Coconut Nectar * (we used Tiana)
- 50g ground almonds *
- 250g dry desiccated coconut *
Preheat the oven to 170°C/150Fan/Gas 3. Line a baking tray with non-stick baking parchment.
Whisk the egg whites until foamy, add the cream of tartar then whisk again until mixture forms soft peaks. Add the coconut nectar a spoonful at a time and whisk until you have a smooth glossy meringue.
Fold in the ground almonds and desiccated coconut.
Mound 12 spoonfuls of the mixture evenly onto the baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes, until just beginning to take on a golden colour.
Drizzle with melted non-dairy chocolate alternative and serve.
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