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Vegan Pad Thai Recipe

Updated: Jul 21, 2022

450 Calories Serves 1


150 Wholewheat Noodles pre-boiled

150g Bean Sprouts

1 Small Handful Green Beans

1 Red Pepper Finely Sliced

1 Spring onions Finely Chopped

1/2 Lime

1 Thumb-Sized of root ginger finely sliced

1 TBSP sesame Oli

1 TBSP Plum Sauce1 pinch salt

2 TBSP Soy Sauce

1 Tsp Thai curry Paste1

/2 Dried Chilli

8 Almonds crushed

1 Handful Basil

1 Handful Corriander


Fry the beans and peppers in the oil on a hot heat for 2 minutes.

Add the cooked noodles and mix.

Add the bean shoots, ginger and curry paste, cook and stir for 1 minute.

Add the salt, plum sauce, soy sauce, chilli mix well.

Add the onions, lime juice, corridor and basil.

Serve with the almonds sprinkled over the top.

My Chef Training

I found the academic side of school very hard. Suffering from dyslexia it became apparent that the vocational side of life was my calling. This is where my love of food took the next step.

At 15, I found my love for cooking. Immediately my confidence grew and I was finally good at something. Excelling my year group with my culinary skills, at 16 I enrolled at the most prestigious catering college in the country, Westminster.

This had to have been one of the most challenging, fun and eye-opening experiences I had in the real world. Commuting from Sevenoaks to London, Monday to Friday, at 16 was thrilling but tiring. Our days in the kitchen started at 9am and finished at 5pm each day. I would then go and work in a kitchen as a paid chef from 6pm-10pm.

Weekends were a no-go. I would then work from 6.30am to 10pm every other weekend and study on alternate weekends. Welcome to the real life of a chef. Or lack of.

During my time at Westminster, I had opportunities to work at the Dorchester Hotel, Hilton Park Lane, City Rhodes, Houses of Commons and Marco Pierre White’s, Belvedere.

This experience helped a team of 6 chefs win the country's biggest catering competition, Toque D’or.

Daniel Welstead Plant Based Vegan Personal Trainer in Sevenoaks

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