Monday, 5 February 2018

Meat Free Quorn Mince & Sweet Potato Stew

After witnessing some of my friends indulging in Quorn Mince, I decided to cook up a mini storm for my boyfriend who surprisingly had never tried it. Quorn mince is a great alternative to meat and helps with leading more of a plant based lifestyle. You don't have to abandon meat completely, the idea is to increase plant based proteins in the diet and well, Quorn is a good place to start. With university keeping me fairly busy and working out four times a week, Quorn helps with building and maintaining muscle, it helps with meeting daily protein intake and is so easy to incorporate into meals. Here is to high quality protein that not only tastes great but requires minimal effort to rustle up.

Prep: 5 mins                                                                                           Cooking time: 20 mins
Serves: 5


What you need:

300g Quorn Mince
1 tbs olive oil
2 cups Kale
2 cups beansprouts
300ml vegetable stock
2 carrots, chopped into cubes
1 cup garden peas
1 cup green beans
Spring onions, chopped
1 tbs dark soy sauce
1 tsp chilli flakes
1 tsp parsley
1 tsp oregano
1 tbs black pepper
Salt to taste 


Method: 

  1. In a large pan, stir fry Kale and Beansprouts for 2 minutes in a tablespoon of olive oil.
  2. Pour in 300ml vegetable stock and add the rest of the vegetables and Quorn mince. Season with herbs and spices of your choice.
  3. Mix and leave to simmer for 15 minutes on medium heat.
  4. Add in leftover or freshly made sweet potatoes, mix and simmer for a further 5 mins on low heat.
  5. Serve with a side of rice.


Have a good week!
Nokhuthula xo
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