Forgive me if this thread already exists haha!
I'm a vegan on SW and love reading all these recipes but 'veganising' them is not possible on SW, whereas before I could make anything vegan (vegan lasagne - yes please!)
So post away vegan recipes, and veggie ones too, so I can get some ideas, and hopefully some of you can too! As you can imagine its quite difficult doing SW being vegan, but I'm getting there but am getting stuck in a rut of similar meals...any slow cooker ones would be even better as I now have one but apart from soup, I've no idea what to put in it as I've never eaten stew and that sort of stuff...plus my old addiction is bread, and slow cooker food always sounds great...with a LUMP of tiger loaf!!
I'll post up loads of asian recipes as I used to live in the East and cook mainly malay/thai/indian stuff but its a LOT of prep and I cannae afford it at the min so need some free, cheap, vegan UK style food that will keep me full and warm :)
I just did a veggie stew tonight which could be very easily done in the slow cooker - just chop your veg (we had carrot, sweet potato, parsnip, leek, swede, mushroom and onion) and add anything else you fancy (we usually use butter beans but you can also add lentils or pearl barley. We had quorn chicken today for a change but I know that's no good for you), lots of mixed herbs and a couple of bay leaves and then fill the pot with stock until the veg is partially covered. Cook for either a couple of hours in the oven or for the day in the slow cooker. Add cornflour near the end if too liquid. You might need to adjust the liquid (especially if using dried lentils or barley) so check it every couple of hours.
It's mega yummy, cheap and easy to make :)
Also - my fave curry recipe, from my fave vegan cookbook (Appetite for Reduction). It's basically saag aloo but very nice indeed. Muck with the spices to taste! :D
1 tbsp mustard seeds
1 small onion, diced
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 tbsp grated fresh ginger
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes (I assume this means chilli flakes? American recipes do confuse me!)
2 plum tomatoes, chopped (I used tinned)
1 tbsp medium curry powder
1 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp salt
2 cups vegetable stock
2 pounds potato, cut into 1/2 inch chunks
1 pound chopped frozen spinach
1 tbsp lime juice
Preheat pan and add frylight. Add mustard seeds, put lid on and let them pop for a minute (if they don't pop, turn the heat up!). Add onions and cook for 5 mins. Add more frylight as needed. Add garlic, ginger and pepper flakes and cook for another minutes. Add tomatoes (this should deglaze the pan) and cook for 3 mins, then add curry powder, cumin and salt. Add potatoes and stock (it's ok if they aren't fully covered by the stock). Put the lid on and bring to the boil, once boiling lower heat to a simmer and cook for 15 mins. Add spinach and cook for 5 mins or until spinach is thawed. Mix well and cool for another 10 mins. Add lime juice, more spice to taste and serve.
Healthy vegan lasagne! (From Appetite from Reduction again, love that book)
Oooh i remember you telling me about that lasagne!! going to make that on the weekend i wreckon...my cupboards are SERIOUSLY stuffed, cannae ram anything else in and theres bags of food in my van as can't fit it in!! But ive had no freezer/fridge for weeks and now have both...been buying bits in so on a quiet week at work I can have a cookathon and stock up my freezer again...cheers for recipes :)
Coool, let us know what you think!
Originally Posted by Mandlegrot
I don't follow the recipe exactly, I leave out the spinach and make a lentil bolognese instead of the red sauce so it's more like a lasagne. Then I layer up with the fakey cheese and it's all done! :D
Om nom nom nom...I do miss a good vegan lasagne...used to do a huge spread when mates came over - vegan lasagne with homemade creamy white sauce, caramelised onions with pine nuts and date balsam vinegar, salad, home made garlic bread.... yum
Will be trying your one on the weekend though - sure it will be just as yum, if not more, because it isn't really bad for me!!
Any more recipes folks? x
That sounds lovely, def on my list for this week.
Originally Posted by missy1978
I eat a lot of quorn which obv is no good, what about a veggie paella or jambalaya? You could use cashew nuts as a HEB
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My fave dinner is this one One pan spicy rice recipe - Recipes - BBC Good Food
I don't add the raisins, and instead of the curry paste I use an onion and some curry powder. Sometimes I have the cashew nuts as a Hex B, and other times I have tofu instead of the nuts. Appetite for Reduction (I love that book too!) has a lovely recipe for baked tofu. I like to have this tofu in a simple stir fry with rice.
Basic Baked Tofu
Soy sauce (tamari), 2 tbsp
balsamic vinegar, 3 tablespoon
Veg stock, 1 cup
Thyme, ground, 1 tsp
Drain and press the tofu. Cut into slices. Mix the ingredients together, and place in a shallow bowl. Marinade the tofu pieces in the mixture, for at least 60 minutes, turning pieces over to ensure both sides are covered. When ready to cook, preheat oven to 200 deg C, and place marinated tofu pieces on a baking sheet. Spray with fry light and bake for 10 minutes. Flip pieces, spray with fry light again and bake for a further 10 minutes.
Oooh yes, the baked tofu recipe is lovely. Makes a good sandwich filling too.
Originally Posted by curlylou
I have to mention the PPK scrambled tofu recipe too http://www.theppk.com/2008/10/scrambled-tofu/ - utter yum! Lovely on toast with hot sauce :D
The rice dish sounds lovely! I will have to have a go when I get more cashews in (husband ate the whole bag as a snack!). Still miffed that the cashew nut allowance has gone down :(
I quite like doing my own curry paste - spices plus onion, garlic and fresh ginger in a bowl and blitz with a blender. You get a nice, smooth and free paste that you can fry off at the start of a curry recipe. Works pretty well :)
Can't believe the cashew nut allowance has shrank! I'm devastated. I've got my new books, but been too busy visiting relatives to go through them. Must sit down and absorb the new information tomorrow...
I second the tofu scramble from PPK. I thought it sounded awful, but I tried it and was hooked. It is nice on a roasted portabello mushroom. Oooh, just remembered that I like to marinade portabello's similar to the tofu above, and the grill and eat in a sandwich. Nom nom nom.
My fallback meals are usually lentil bolognaise, pasta fazool and a simple dish of rice cooked with some garlic and mushrooms with a bit of vitalite (1 syn) stirred through at the end.
Hey, I make vegan stir fry's pretty frequently, every one is different because I use different vegetables, beans, grains etc. each time. Different amounts of garlic, ginger, chilli, soy sauce etc. adds a lot of flavour too. I'm definitely going to try out some vegan curry's soon :)
I love doing stir fries :) I either use sweet chilli sauce or five spice in mine (with soy of course!) and I usually put fresh ginger, garlic and coriander in. To bulk it out I use quorn chicken (which is no good if you're vegan of course) or HEXB cashew nuts.
Originally Posted by GemGem
I try to save some syns to cook it with sesame oil too as the flavour is lovely but I usually forgot and end up having to use frylight lol! :)
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