Sweet and sour vegetables

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This gorgeous sauce is a great way to jazz up your veggies. For a variation you could also try adding some marinaded tofu or cashew nuts. Yum!

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.