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warthog1
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vego and vegan recipes

Postby warthog1 » Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:16 pm

Here's one that meets my requirements. Mainly it's easy to cook.
Tasty enough that the whole family will eat it too.

Lentil Soup

ingredients
1 tbsp olive oil
2 onions, finely chopped
2 celery sticks, finely chopped
2 carrots, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, crushed
2 tsp of curry powder or paste
150g red lentils
1.4ltrs vegetable stock
120ml tomato or vege juice
pepper to taste.

Method
1. Heat the oil in a large pot, add onions, celery and carrots. Cook stirring for 5 minutes or until the onions are soft and translucent.
2. Add the garlic and curry paste. Cook stirring for a further 1 minute, then add the stock, lentils and tomato juice.
3. Bring to the boil, then lower the heat. Simmer for 25 minutes or until the vegetables are tender. Season to taste with salt and pepper to taste.


I double the qtys for a decent batch. I use Vegeta brand vegetable stock powder, It has lower salt and is animal product free. Still more than enough salt that I can't envisage adding more as per the recipe.

The soup is filling and goes well with a crusty bread.

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Re: vego and vegan recipes

Postby 10speedsemiracer » Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:57 pm

I'm sure it's tasty but I can't hear the word Lentil without thinking of the Young Ones which wasn't a testament to fine dining...
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Re: vego and vegan recipes

Postby warthog1 » Thu Nov 15, 2018 3:11 pm

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Re: vego and vegan recipes

Postby 10speedsemiracer » Thu Nov 15, 2018 4:01 pm

warthog1 wrote:
10speedsemiracer wrote:I'm sure it's tasty but I can't hear the word Lentil without thinking of the Young Ones which wasn't a testament to fine dining...

I was hoping this could be a bit of a resource for me and others to refer to for easy recipes.
I'd appreciate it if you could maybe remove that reply and post up a recipe :)


Ugggh, fine.

One of my go-to meals is Mee Goreng (Singapore style) and this is the vegan version :
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Recipe (can be varied according to taste)
Ingredients:

Sesame oil, around 3 tablespoons
2 cloves garlic, finely minced
Dried bean curd (this is the protein substitute, use however much you want), cut into 2cm bits
Small potatoes (2), boiled, peeled, and cut up into into whatever shape you like, I do wedges
1 big tomato, cut into wedges
A small handful fresh bean sprouts
500g fresh yellow noodles, rinsed-drained
Chopped spring onion (garnish)
Red chili, (garnish)
Fried shallots, (garnish)
1 lime, cut into wedges

Sauce:

1-2 tablespoon soy sauce (personal preference for which one and how much, prefer Kikkoman)
1-2 tablespoon ketjap manis (same)
3 or so tablespoons tomato sauce (preferably one of the thicker ones, eg; Heinz)
Sugar + salt (according to taste, but be sparing)

Method:

Combine sauce components in a mixing bowl, whisk until fully combined.
Heat a large wok and pour in the sesame oil, cover the sides with the oil.
Add garlic and stir fry until aromatic, add the bean curd + potato + tomato wedges.
Do a few quick stirs and then add the noodles, then the Sauce and continue stirring until everything is well combined. Season to taste.

Throw in the sprouts and quick stir for another minute or so, making sure to get everything coated by sauce.
Turn off the heat, plate up, garnish with whatever combination of spring onion, red chili, and fried shallots you like, squeeze a bit of the lime juice over the noodles before eating. Enjoy food coma..
Mmm, SunTour

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Re: vego and vegan recipes

Postby warthog1 » Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:04 pm

Thanks, I'll have a go at that. :)

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Re: vego and vegan recipes

Postby warthog1 » Mon Nov 19, 2018 9:30 pm

Had a go at this a couple of times now. The whole family will eat it too :)

Red Curry with Cashews

Ingredients
250g firm tofu cut into 2cm cubes
500ml light coconut milk
dash of lime juice
1/2 tsp soy sauce
125g baby corn cobs sliced lengthways
250g broccoli florets
250g green beans, cut into 5cm pieces
1/2 cup of cashew nuts
fresh basil leaves
1 tbsp chopped coriander
2 tbsp red curry paste
1-2 tbsp roasted chopped peanuts to garnish

Method

1. Heat a dash peanut oil in a wok and brown the tofu on a high heat.
Add the curry paste and heat until it gives off its' aroma. Reduce the heat to medium.

2. Add the coconut milk, soy sauce, lime juice, baby corn, broccoli, green beans and cashews.
Bring to the boil and simmer for about 10 mins, until the veges are cooked but still firm and crunchy.

3.Stir in the basil leaves and coriander. Serve over a bed of basmati rice and garnish with peanuts.

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