(serves 4)sniff out250g tofu, cut into cubes (see what on
3 tsp olive oil1
1 large courgette, diced1 orange pepper
400g tin chopped tomatoes2 tbs tomato pur
1 tbs r
ed wine vinegar
salt and pepper to taste250g penne pasta (cook accor
ding to packet)
150g (soya) cheese, sliced (see what on earth?)follow the paws
Put the tofu in a bowl with the oliveoil and basil and leave in the fridge for30 minutes to marinade.
Fry the tofu for 5 minutes or until browned.
Separately fry the courgette and pepper for 5 minutes in a little oil.
Heat oven to 190ºC/gas mark 5/375ºF
the courgette and pepper
, add tomatoes, tomato puree, red wine vinegar
salt and pepper and simmer for 15 minutes.
Meanwhile, cook pasta.
Mix pasta, tofu and tomato mixture and put inan oven proof dish. Arrange cheese slices on top.
Bake for 25 minutes or until brownedon top.
Alice Gorman 16
curious canineWhy veggie Alice?“I’m veggie quite simply because Ilove animals and hate all types ofcruelty
. Going veggie has really
opened my eyes to what happensbehind closed doors. I didn’
t want to support the pain,
torture and death of the meatindustry
Also, I feel so much
healthier as a veggie and I amalways amazed at how manyhealth advantages there are witha vegetarian diet.One of myfavourite recipeshas to be T
ofu and Pasta
healthy andfilling so it doesn’
need to be served withmuch, I usually have salad with it”.
1 large crustless slice of br
A little melted marge1 tsp tomato pur
3 onion slices2 slices of unskinned tomatoes2 slices of r
A handful of grated (soya) cheese (see
what on earth?)
Large pinch of mixed herbsDust of black pepperfollow the paws
Heat oven to 175ºC/gas mark 4/350ºF
Cover the bread slice withmelted marge and place ona baking sheet.
Cover with tomato puree.
op with onion, tomato,
pepper and finallycheese. Sprinkle withherbs and pepper
Bake for about 20 minutes.
it with dif
toppings like mushrooms,sliced veggie sausagesand olives.
e 11 East Sussex
This brings back childhood memories of
long hot days with my Italian aunt Bessie inEast Croydon. If you want an even moreauthentic touch, stick it in a cardboard boxand get a friend toring the doorbell and
“I am a veggie because I don’
see why animals should suf
and die just so we can have ameal when there are so manymeat-free alternatives. Once youknow the truth about the meatindustry I don’
t know how you
t be a veggie”.
Soya cheese, like Scheese
, is widely
available in health food
s made fr
soya instead of milk.
fu is soya bean cur
can be found in the chilled
cabinets of supermarkets.
Plain tofu is unflavour
needs a bit of spicing up
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