Vegetarian for Life

Virtual Lunch Club –24 August

Posted by on 04/08/21 in VfL News and Events

Join us via Zoom, for V for Life's next virtual lunch club, Tuesday 24 August learning the secrets to cooking with tofu. Learn about the different types of tofu, tasty marinade ideas, and how to use tofu in a variety of ways.

Check out the recipes below, buy your ingredients and cook the dishes on the day ready for the lunch club at 1pm.

Noodle Stir-Fry

Eggless, Creamless Crème Brûlée

You'll need to buy or find the following ingredients in your cupboards:


  • 1 portion of cooked noodles (according to type of noodle chosen)
  • 4 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 1 cm/½ in piece of root ginger, chopped
  • 2 spring onions, chopped
  • 110g/4oz tofu, diced
  • ½ pepper (red, yellow or green), chopped
  • ½ carrot, cut into thin strips
  • 55g/2oz mushrooms, chopped
  • 110g/4oz bean sprouts
  • Soy sauce

Eggless, Creamless Crème Brûlée:

  • ½ cup cashews
  • 1 tbsp agar agar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1½ cups boiling water
  • 180g/6.5oz silken tofu (firm)
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Pinch of turmeric
  • Granulated sugar for caramelising

Talk cookery, recipes and more, and meet likeminded people from across the UK.

You don't need to make both recipes. If you'll struggle to cook on the day, feel free to join with a cup of tea or whatever you're having for lunch that day.

Open to vegetarians, vegans and meat reducers aged 65 and over.

Email to find out more, or to book your place and get the Zoom link and password. Or call the VfL office on 0161 257 0887.

If you're on Facebook don't forget to join the virtual lunch club group here

If technology and Zoom in particular are new to you, and you need technical advice visit call 0800 048 7642. (Please note that this number is in no way related to V for Life, and AbilityNet will have no knowledge of the lunch club). You could also email for help.

If you're already tech savvy, all you'll need to do is open the Zoom link in your internet browser and join the meeting. Make sure that your audio and video are switched on. We'll be happy to talk you through all of this on the day or in advance. 


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