Posts Tagged ‘World Vegan Month’

Even wondered what the strange liquid from the can of chickpeas could be used for? Well as it turns out you can make a delicious vegan meringue with the leftover water as it has infused with the proteins from the chickpeas themselves. These meringues taste just as good as the real thing!   You’ll need: 400 g can...

You’ll Need: For the matcha doughnuts: 150 g whole wheat pastry flour (or all-purpose flour) 25 g coconut sugar (or another granulated sugar) 1 tbsp matcha powder 1 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/4 tsp salt 180 ml unflavored soy or almond milk 50 ml coconut oil (liquid state) 2 tsp vanilla extract   For the almond glaze: 50...

Dinner recipe: aubergine and chickpea penne You’ll need: (Serves 4) Large pinch of saffron threads 450 ml vegan stock 2 tbsp olive oil 1 large onion (roughly chopped) 1 tsp cumin seeds (crushed) 350 g aubergine (diced) 1 large red pepper (de-seeded & chopped) 400 g canned chopped tomatoes 1 tsp ground cinnamon 30 g...

A ‘must-cook’ for any pasta lover. These delightful bean balls are so incredibly simple to make (they can even be prepared in advance and frozen) and when added to a rich tomato sauce, bring pleasure to the soul. The bean mixture can also be shaped into burgers and works just as well, giving you scope to enjoy...

Tempeh is fermented soybeans, and many people consider it to be even tastier than tofu. It’s generally easier to cook with too. You can find it in Chinese supermarkets, online and in health food stores, or you can use seitan or tofu instead. You’ll Need: 200g tempeh, seitan or firm tofu 2 tbsp vegetable oil 250g bok...

Lunch recipe: Vegan bolognese This hearty meal serves 4-6: you can save the leftovers and fridge/freeze them for later. Ingredients 1 large cup green lentils (can use a large cup of vegan mince or a can of beans instead) 1 can chopped tomatoes 2 chopped garlic cloves 1 chopped onion 1 chopped carrot 1 big stick of...

Dinner recipe: Black bean burgers  – From the book Isa Does It by Isa Chandra Moskowitz  You’ll Need: For the burgers 1 can black beans 1 can black–eyed peas (rinsed and drained) 150g red bell pepper (finely chopped) 50g finely scallions (chopped 3 tablespoons fresh coriander (finely chopped) 2 teaspoons Jamaican curry...

Dinner Recipe: Tofu and rocket salad Many people enjoy eating tofu raw, but it’s even better baked or fried. If you don’t have the time, you can find pre-fried/baked and marinated tofu in health food stores and supermarkets (look out for Cauldron, Nasoya, The Tofoo co, etc.). The cheapest option is to get yourself down...

Breakfast Recipe: Muesli – This is great for anyone trying to cut back on processed foods – and it is super-fast to make too. You’ll be bursting with energy after this healthy brekkie. (Serves 1) You’ll need: •    1 small apple, grated •    1 tbsp raisins or sultanas •    2 tbsp nuts •    3 tbsp oats •    Soya, oat,...

Serves: 4 Preparation time: 5 minutes Cooking time: 15 minutesIngredients 410g can artichoke hearts, drained and quartered 410g can borlotti beans, drained 1 small ciabatta 2 plum tomatoes, finely diced 1 small onion, finely chopped 3 tbsp olive oil 2 cloves garlic 1 tbsp chopped parsley for garnish Heat 1 tbsp oil...