Sesame Shiitake Miso Tofu Noodles

For a person who has had to buy herself new undies every week for the past two months due to her inability to do the laundry when is supposed to, I’d say that my meal-prep game is on point.

We’re talking 4 new packets of (actually super cute) knickers AND a new pair of running pants since all my clothes seem to be either:

1) On the never-ending pile of things I desperately need to wash.

2) On the shamefully big pile of clothes that I have already ruined due to the fact that I seem to have the skills of a 4-year-old when it comes to loading the washing machine. RIP wool sweaters.

Sesame Shiitake Miso Tofu Noodles: so much healthier and tastier than take-out!

 Because apparently wool sweaters don’t go in the washing machine unless you want them to come out as if they were scratchy crop tops, which, if it’s what you’re going for, it’s perfectly fine. Go ahead and flaunt your new super-uncomfortable sweater which now totally makes you look as if you had stolen a 3-year-old’s. In the meantime, I’ll sit here crying at the loss of my favourite vintage sweater AND the amount of physics homework I need to get done (killing two birds with one stone, my multitasking game is strong too!)

Sesame Shiitake Miso Tofu Noodles: so much healthier and tastier than take-out!

If laundry isn’t the most dauting task of the history of dreadful chores I absolutely don’t want to do, then I don’t know what is. On the other hand, this dish is super easy to make, healthy and it can be made ahead of time so you have it ready when you come home ravenous from work/university/etc… making you feel like you’re not that hopeless of an adult project #win.

Sesame Shiitake Miso Tofu Noodles: so much healthier and tastier than take-out!

I mean, my laundry skills suck and I haven’t vacuumed for longer than I’d like to admit BUT I still get to eat nutritious and balanced meals everyday. See mum, see? I do know how to adult.

Sesame Shiitake Miso Tofu Noodles: so much healthier and tastier than take-out!

But really, these noodles couldn’t be easier to make, and they sure taste better than anything that comes in a package! Plus you get to use whichever veggies you have in your fridge, making sure that no food goes to waste.

Sesame Shiitake Miso Tofu Noodles: so much healthier and tastier than take-out!

Do yourself a favour and include these on your next weekly meal plan. And then come help me with laundry because I don’t think my student budget can afford another pair of compression socks.

Sesame Shiitake Miso Tofu Noodles: so much healthier and tastier than take-out!

Sesame Shiitake Miso Tofu Noodles
Serves 2
Salty and spicy, these are the perfect healthy fix to a ramen craving!
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Sesame glaze
  1. 70 grams tamari
  2. 5 grams sriracha
  3. 35 grams dark tahini
  4. 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
  5. 60 grams water
  6. 20 grams maple syrup
Noodles
  1. 500 ml. water
  2. 1 sachet shiitake miso powder
  3. 120 grams rice noodles
Extras
  1. 250 grams firm tofu
  2. 100 grams mushrooms
  3. 100 grams broccoli
  4. a handful of pak choy leaves
  5. 7-8 baby corns
Instructions
  1. Whisk together all of the ingredients of the glaze.
  2. Cut tofu into cubes and marinate it in the sesame glaze for a couple of hours (overnight is best)
  3. Use the rest of the marinade to glaze the vegetables.
  4. Roast the vegetables + tofu at 200ºC for 20-30 minutes or until golden.
  5. Meanwhile, prepare the noodles.
  6. Bring 500 ml. of water to boil, dissolve the miso packet and cook noodles according to directions in your package.
  7. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and enjoy!
Notes
  1. This recipe is vegan and gluten free.
  2. Tofu and vegetables can be made ahead of time.
  3. You can use 500ml. of miso broth if desired.
  4. You can cook your tofu and veggies in a pan if you find that's easier!
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And that’s all for today my friends! May you all have a nice weekend!

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Vegan Buttermilk Pancakes

Hi, my name is Consuelo and I’m addicted to pancakes.

Plain ones, chocolaty versions, oat-cakes, healthy versions, not-so-healthy ones… you name them. If they’re round, delicious and cooked in a pan, you bet I’m gonna eat them.

Vegan "Buttermilk" Pancakes: just as soft and fluffy as the original! A must-try for breakfast!

Oh, just kidding. I couldn’t care less if they’re round or not. It’s not as if I’m saying no to those rustic-looking (read: ugly), but equally delicious ones.

I WANT ‘EM ALL.

Vegan "Buttermilk" Pancakes: just as soft and fluffy as the original! A must-try for breakfast!

It probably doesn’t come as a surprise that I’m using all my authority as an adult who lives on her own to have pancakes for all breakfast, lunch and dinner without a screaming mum telling me that I cannot live on pancakes because “””apparently””” they’re not that much of a balanced meal.

Haters gonna hate, I’ll just shake it off (oh oh) and make another batch of pancakes.

Vegan "Buttermilk" Pancakes: just as soft and fluffy as the original! A must-try for breakfast!

You see, my friends, as big as the amount of pancakes I go through a week is, it’s taken me quite a long time to come up with a recipe for fluffy vegan buttermilk pancakes which doesn’t suck.

And let me tell you that it has been no easy task. During this excruciating journey in search of the perfect recipe, I’ve encountered all kinds of sorrows… flat, hard, stiff, tasteless pancakes… These eyes, they’ve seen it all. This girl, she’s been forced to eat them all by herself since she’s still the same adult living on her own.

Vegan "Buttermilk" Pancakes: just as soft and fluffy as the original! A must-try for breakfast!

But after all the suffering, I’m happy to announce that it’s finally here.

Can I have a drumroll?

The perfect recipe for vegan buttermilk pancakes!!!!!!!!!!!

Vegan "Buttermilk" Pancakes: just as soft and fluffy as the original! A must-try for breakfast!

Fluffy without the eggs, soft without the actual buttermilk, and just as delicious as you remember them! Plus they’re a lot healthier than your usual recipe, which totally means that you should be having pancakes every morning this week.

Not that I know something about that…

Vegan "Buttermilk" Pancakes: just as soft and fluffy as the original! A must-try for breakfast!

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Vegan Buttermilk Pancakes
Serves 4
Your all time favourite breakfast treats now made vegan, but still as flluffy, soft and thick as you remember them!
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Ingredients
  1. 280 grams flour
  2. 100 grams sugar
  3. 1 tsp. baking powder
  4. a pinch of salt
  5. 1 flax egg
  6. 1 tbsp. vanilla extract
  7. 40 grams olive oil
  8. 280 grams almond milk + 15 grams lemon juice
Instructions
  1. Mix 1 tbsp. flax meal (which is ground flax seeds) with 2 + 1/2 tbsp. of water and let it sit for 5 minutes until it thickens.
  2. Mix lemon juice and milk and heat mixture for 1 minute until it curdles. This will replace the buttermilk.
  3. Whisk flour, sugar, salt and baking powder in a bowl until combined.
  4. Add in olive oil, vanilla, "buttermilk" and the flax egg and mix until combined.
  5. Heat some coconut/olive oil in a pan and when it's warm, drop dollops of the batter.
  6. Cook until bubbles appear in the surface and then flip them.
  7. Keep on cooking until golden.
  8. Enjoy warm with your choice of toppings!
Notes
  1. Flax egg recipe is by Minimalist Baker
  2. I used all purpose flour since it makes the fluffiest pancakes.
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 I really hope you guys enjoy these! Remember that I love to see your recreations of my recipes, so if you give them a go and fancy taking a pic, you can tag #honeyandfigsblog or #honeyandfigskitchen on Instagram so I can see them. Don’t forget to tag me (@honeyandfigsblog) as well so I get to see it! I love sharing your pics on my profile!

Have a beautiful week everyone!

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Strawberry Swirl Almond Oat Bake

How to ruin your day in three easy steps:

1. Go to bed the previous night thinking about that gorgeous avocado toast you’re going to eat when you wake up.

2. Proceed to make said avocado toast, just to discover that all the avocados you kept at home decided to give up on you. At the same time. How greaHAHAHAHAHA NO.

3. Go back to your bed, curl up into a ball and cry yourself to sleep because now your breakfast is ruined – THANKS AVOCADO IT’S SO NICE TO FEEL THIS BETRAYED. WHAT DO YOU THINK THIS IS? GAME OF THRONES? HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO DEAL WITH ALL THIS TREACHERY, I DON’T KNOW.

Strawberry Swirl Almond Oat Bake

Like, there’s nothing that I like better than making the tremendous effort to get up of my warm, comfy bed to make some toast just to discover that you’re now as black as my breakfast-deprived soul. Gosh, Mr. Avocado, you know how to make this girl happy, don’t you?

Strawberry Swirl Almond Oat Bake

 That’s the cool thing about oat bakes: they will never ever stab you in the back. They’re chill folks, these oat bake slices. You mix the ingredients the night before go to sleep thinking of the majestic breakfast you’ll be devouring soon; wake up; cry in case it’s Monday; put the stuff int the oven and enjoy a warm square of oat-y perfection which, bonus points, is healthy enough to keep you going until lunch time.

Strawberry Swirl Almond Oat Bake

Did I mention there’s this juicy strawberry-raspberry swirl involved? How about a crunchy almond topping? Caramelised edges anyone???????

Not that avocado toasts aren’t nice. If you’re lucky enough the one in a million avocado which isn’t hard as a rock one day, and black as a moonless night the following one, that is.

But it’s nice to keep a stash of strawberry swirl almond oat bake squares in the freezer just in case that the avocado gods decide to let you down one more time.

Strawberry Swirl Almond Oat Bake

Can you smell the bitterness in my words? I might or might not have been betrayed by not one, not two, NOT THREE BUT FOUR AVOCADOS this morning.

And I might or might not have been slightly (read: considerably) hungover. And it’s not as if I had slept a mere 4 hours last night OR had a chemistry lecture to attend.

Strawberry Swirl Almond Oat Bake

Boy, who wants to enjoy a delicious avocado toast when you can feel like Robb Stark in a wedding for a day instead?

Mark my words, my friends. Don’t let this ever happen to you. It’s best to make a plan B (read: a batch or seven of these) and ensure you don’t ever have to have your day ruined by a gang of rotten avocados.

Strawberry Swirl Almond Oat Bake

Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

Now, if you excuse me, I’ll be sitting in a dark corner eating my feelings away ’cause I’m a hangry monster which is still somewhat hungover.

Strawberry Swirl Almond Oat Bake

Oh, of all the days you could have betray me you go and choose this one.

Kudos to you avocados.

Strawberry Swirl Almond Oat Bake
Nothing better than breakfasts which taste like dessert! This oat bake can be made ahead and it's absolutely delicious!
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Ingredients
  1. 180 grams rolled oats
  2. 240 grams almond milk
  3. 1 egg + 1 egg white
  4. 2 tbsp. almond butter
  5. 110 grams brown sugar
  6. 1 tsp. baking powder
  7. 1 tbsp. vanilla extract
For the compote
  1. 100 grams strawberries
  2. 100 grams raspberries
  3. 2-4 tbsp. brown sugar
  4. Extras: slivered almonds for the top, brown sugar for the pan, etc.
Instructions
  1. Whisk together rolled oats, sugar and baking powder.
  2. Add in milk, vanilla extract, eggs and almond butter and whisk until combined.
  3. Pour mixture in a greased and sugared baking pan.
  4. Add spoonfuls of the compote and swirl with a knife until compote is spread through the batter.
  5. Top with slivered almonds.
  6. Bake at 200ºC for 30-40 minutes or until golden.
For the compote
  1. Mash raspberries, strawberries and sugar and heat on medium until smooth.
Notes
  1. You can use storebought jam instead of the compote if you wish.
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Aaaaand that’s all for today. Thanks for all the sweet comments and emails by the way! Sorry it takes me so long to get back to you all – university is crazy at the moment and it’s hard for me to juggle up my studies, marathon training, social life and blog at the same time. Thanks for your understandement and continuous encouragement! 

Enjoy your weekend!

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