Spiced Poached Pears, Silken-Tofu ‘Yogurt’, Maple Candied Walnuts.
– Silken tofu, plane (Organic & Gmo-free), 1 box/340 grams
– 2 small pears, quartered (any variety you like!)
– Walnuts, 1/2 cup
– Maple syrup, 1/2 cup (split into 3)
– Blackstrap molasses, 1 tbsp (optional – offers deeper flavour and iron!)
– 1 orange, juice/zest
– 1 lemon, juice/zest
– 1 small knob ginger, minced
– Cinnamon, 2 tsp
– Sea salt
– Water (to cover/cook pears)
1. In a pot, heat the water, lemon and orange juice, cinnamon, 1 tbsp of maple syrup, and ginger. Add the pears, bring to a boil, and reduce to simmer – covered – for 20minutes, or until the pears are tender. Once cooked, let the pears cool in the pot off the heat, allowing them to absorb the flavours further.
2. In a food processor, mix the silken tofu (drained of residual water) with 2 tbsp of maple syrup and a little orange zest. Place in the fridge to set slightly.
3. In a dry skillet, toast the walnuts on medium/high heat. In a small bowl, toss them with 1 tbsp of maple syrup (last of the syrup!) and pinch of sea salt. Lay them onto a baking sheet. Roast at 350 degrees for about 7 minutes until crispy & golden. Let them cool.
4. Bowl up! Add about 1/2 cup of the chilled creamy silken tofu ‘yogurt’ to a bowl, top with the warmish poached pears, and a couple handfuls (1/4 cup) of maple candied walnuts per serving. Zest over the lemon & orange for bright freshness. ENJOY!
- Pears are a good source vitamin C,vitamin K, magnesium, and fiber.
- Silken tofu (organic/GMO-free) is packed with plant-based protein, iron and calcium.
- Walnuts are one of the best sources of Omega 3&6 essential fatty acids, plus protein, fiber, B vitamins, vitamin K, iron, calcium, magnesium, potassium, selenium, and zinc.
- Maple syrup is a non-processed, lower glycemic sweetener – making it a healthy choice in small quantities! It also provides minerals like magnesium.