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Recipe: Delicious Sweet & Sour Veggies

This recipe is a great way to jazz up your veggies and enjoy a delicious new sauce.

For a variation you can also try adding some marinated tofu or cashew nuts. Yum! (If you’re not a vegan or vegetarian, this recipe is also delicious with your favorite free-range chicken breast).

Serves 4


  • 1 oz / 30g brown sugar
  • 1 oz / 30g cornflour
  • 3 tbsp / 45ml wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger, grated
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 4 tbsp tomato ketchup
  • 1 onion, sliced into rings
  • 1 leek, thickly sliced
  • 2 peppers, sliced
  • 1/2 a cauliflower, broken into florets
  • 1 small head broccoli, broken into florets


  1. First make the sauce by placing the sugar, cornflour, vinegar, ginger, garlic, juice from tinned pineapple and tomato ketchup in a bowl. Mix well.
  2. Stir fry the onion, leek and pepper for a few minutes. Add the cauliflower and broccoli and stir-fry until all vegetables are just cooked.
  3. Add the sauce mixture and pineapples and cook until thick – a couple of minutes. Serve with boiled rice.

Don’t be afraid to experiment with this recipe. Not a fan of some of the veggies above? Want to add a little more “oomph”? Just throw in a few more of your favorite veggies, like eggplant or mushrooms!

(Image Credit: Vegetarian Gastronomy)

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