Does this qualify as a weird flavor combination? I'm not entirely sure, but it made sense as I was making it. The results are satisfying - refreshing pineapple, crunchy peppers and earthy ground nuts coated in a sticky-sweet sauce. Serve it up with some brown rice or other grain to complete the meal.

Pineapple and Peanut Stir Fry [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

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  • 1 small pineapple
  • 1/2 red bell pepper (chopped)
  • 1 small onion (sliced)
  • 1 large tomato (finely chopped)
  • 1/2 cup peanuts
  • 1 vegetable stock cube
  • Fresh herbs (chopped, to garnish)


  1. Take out the pineapple flesh and cut into chunks. Retain any natural juices in a cup and set aside.
  2. Add the pineapple, chopped tomatoes, peppers and onions to a frying pan and sauté for five minutes, stirring constantly. Add the pineapple juice and stock cube, reduce the heat and simmer for a further five minutes.
  3. Finally, add the peanut and garnish with some freshly chopped herbs. I used basil here to give it an extra kick.


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