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Spudulika 01-16-2016 07:18 AM

What Did You Cook Lately?
 
I thought a thread with links to recipes that we've tried and liked might be nice.

It's not quite New Year anymore but today I cooked Black-eyed beans from this recipe at Fat Free Kitchen:

http://blog.fatfreevegan.com/2008/01...eyed-peas.html

http://blog.fatfreevegan.com/wp-cont...yed-peas-v.jpg

Mine was more soupy than the one pictured so I added shredded greens to it. Gonna have it later with some brown rice.

I also recently made a split-pea version of these Butternut and Lentil Patties which were really good served over a bed of shredded salad greens. They're more like veggie cutlets than burgers suitable for putting in a bun:

https://veghotpot.wordpress.com/2013...d-gluten-free/

https://veghotpot.files.wordpress.co...1/dsc_1992.jpg

Did you cook up some vegan goodness recently?

LedBoots 01-16-2016 08:53 AM

Wow I want one of those burgers!!

Purp 01-16-2016 04:04 PM

I baked two loaves of cinnamon-cardamom swirl bread and strawberry-banana smear. :drool:

Spudulika 01-24-2016 02:38 AM

I just made refried beans using pinto beans using a mash-up of a these two recipes:

http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2...ied-beans.html

http://thepioneerwoman.com/food-and-...refried-beans/

I put all the ingredients except oil into the slow cooker and cooked them for a few hours. Then I drained out the cooking liquid and reserved it. Heated the oil in a big pan and fried the beans up a bit before adding back in a cup of the cooking liquid and mashing with a potato masher.

They've turned out fabulous and we'll be having them later with fajitas. I will use a milder tasting oil next time as I only had EVOO in the house and it's imparted its distinctive flavour to the beans which probably isn't very appropriate in a Tex Mex context.

Next time I may try reserving the spices and onion and frying them up before adding in the cooked beans.

https://pioneerwoman.files.wordpress...g?w=780&h=1170

Naturebound 01-24-2016 04:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Purp (Post 3879161)
I baked two loaves of cinnamon-cardamom swirl bread and strawberry-banana smear. :drool:

Recipe please!!! :hungry:

Purp 01-24-2016 03:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Naturebound (Post 3884505)
Recipe please!!! :hungry:

For which one, the bread or the smear?:p I got the bread recipe here, and the strawberry banana smear came from pureeing a banana in some frozen strawberries. :)

Naturebound 01-24-2016 03:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Purp (Post 3884905)
For which one, the bread or the smear?:p I got the bread recipe here, and the strawberry banana smear came from pureeing a banana in some frozen strawberries. :)

Thanks! I had meant the bread recipe. Definitely going to try that one soon! Pretty sure the crew in my department at work will love it!

silva 01-24-2016 04:30 PM

Eggplants have been very good here!
After my -meh- curry, I got another one and made it with carrots, mushrooms, onions, peppers
in a miso broth with lots of ginger, garlic some rice vinegar and a spoon of brown sugar
That was delicious!
Then I made rice with coconut oil and it was very, very good with that!
One cup rice (I used jasmine)
simmered in 1 3/4 cup water with
2 teaspoons coconut oil
Simmered about 10-12 minutes covered

Naturebound 01-24-2016 04:53 PM

carrot hummus (chickpeas, tahini, olive oil, fresh squeezed lemon juice, steamed carrots, ginger, garlic, cumin, allspice, s/p).

After I blended it to a creamy hummus, I added it to a batch of cooked millet and threw in some steamed asparagus (cut into 1/3s). 2 hours later and I am still in a state of post hummus bliss. (oh my that is way too close to "posthumous" lol).

Beautiful Joe 01-24-2016 05:10 PM

Yesterday, I made a lentil ratatouille which turned out really tasty.

Ingredients list (in the order used - I sauteed the onions thoroughly, then added the garlic for about half a minute, before adding the liquids and other ingredients):

onion
garlic cloves
water, with a corresponding amount of veggie bouillon
canned fire roasted diced tomatoes
brown lentils
carrots
potatoes
eggplant
basil
parsley
oregano
bay leaves
nutritional yeast
red wine

Beautiful Joe 01-26-2016 09:08 PM

Tonight I made this, and for a change, I followed the recipe exactly: http://www.onegreenplanet.org/vegan-...-with-spinach/

It was very, very nice, and my sister loved it also. I think the next time I might omit the cayenne though, since the underlying flavor is so nice. I can see all kinds of applications for the sauce, which is rich and creamy - using it for a cheesy sauce over broccoli, in lasagna, perhaps even on pizza....

I think Naturebound makes something very like this with sweet potatoes, if I remember correctly.

I also made this, which was O.K., but not as good as the sweet potato mac and cheese: http://www.onegreenplanet.org/vegan-...paprika-glaze/

Werewolf Girl 01-27-2016 07:31 PM

Last night I had to use up some green pepper so I made spaghetti with fried peppers and mushrooms, it turned out really good! It's kind of a Vegan Stoner recipe, just fry up some chopped mushrooms and peppers with vegan butter, add to cooked pasta and canned tomato sauce with whatever spices you desire and boom! Dinner in 15 minutes. :lick:

Spudulika 01-28-2016 12:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Beautiful Joe (Post 3888433)
Tonight I made this, and for a change, I followed the recipe exactly: http://www.onegreenplanet.org/vegan-...-with-spinach/

It was very, very nice, and my sister loved it also. I think the next time I might omit the cayenne though, since the underlying flavor is so nice. I can see all kinds of applications for the sauce, which is rich and creamy - using it for a cheesy sauce over broccoli, in lasagna, perhaps even on pizza....

Looks good, I must get some nutritional yeast in!

LedBoots 01-28-2016 12:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Werewolf Girl (Post 3889337)
Last night I had to use up some green pepper so I made spaghetti with fried peppers and mushrooms, it turned out really good! It's kind of a Vegan Stoner recipe, just fry up some chopped mushrooms and peppers with vegan butter, add to cooked pasta and canned tomato sauce with whatever spices you desire and boom! Dinner in 15 minutes. :lick:

I love pepper and mushroom in red sauce. I use onion and/or garlic too, lots if I can sneak it by the other 2 vegans here who aren't fans. :)

Spudulika 01-28-2016 01:04 AM

In my search for an alternative filling to cheese in my toasted cheese sandwiches I came up with the idea of using slices of potato alongside the tomatoes and onions.

Then I discovered this: Aloo Sandwich
Turns out that toasted potato sandwiches are a popular Indian street food.

Anyway I roughly followed this one without the curd ketchup stuff and it worked for me. For ease and speed I steamed the potato in the microwave before slicing:

Grilled Tomato, Onion & Potato Sandwich

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-jSP8GVxjY-...uQ/s1600/2.JPG

Naturebound 01-28-2016 02:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Spudulika (Post 3889561)
In my search for an alternative filling to cheese in my toasted cheese sandwiches I came up with the idea of using slices of potato alongside the tomatoes and onions.

Then I discovered this: Aloo Sandwich
Turns out that toasted potato sandwiches are a popular Indian street food.

Anyway I roughly followed this one without the curd ketchup stuff and it worked for me. For ease and speed I steamed the potato in the microwave before slicing:

Grilled Tomato, Onion & Potato Sandwich

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-jSP8GVxjY-...uQ/s1600/2.JPG

Wow, that looks so delicious!

Spudulika 01-28-2016 09:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Naturebound (Post 3889649)
Wow, that looks so delicious!

Yep, it was pretty good! Potato isn't exactly cheese but it does make a good satisfying filler. I'm going to steam some potatoes to keep in the fridge for when I fancy a toasty in the evening - or it might even become my go-to breakfast. I think I'll spread a little Dijon mustard on the toast next time to make up for that cheesy tang.

PandemicAcolyte 01-29-2016 02:16 AM

I used to hate cauliflower before I was vegan and didn't pay it much attention after going vegan but recently tried cauliflower wings. I loved them so much I've made em 3 times his week ... Simple to make and I swear I'm addicted to a vegetable I used to hate. I want to try and make it with barbecue sause next time.

Beautiful Joe 01-29-2016 08:54 AM

This chocolate pudding recipe is wonderful: http://hellyeahitsvegan.com/vegan-chocolate-pudding/

I use a little bit less cocoa powder and less sugar, and stir in a whole bunch of semi sweet chocolate chips right at the end. Plus, I add in amaretto as I remove it from the heat. It's really rich and lovely.

Spudulika 01-31-2016 06:30 AM

I made this today: Fajita Seasoning Mix

1 tablespoon cornstarch
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon white sugar
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

Tastes pretty good (raw anyway). I won't need to bother with the ready mixed blends anymore. I don't bother with meat subs when making fajitas, just thickly sliced peppers and onions. Sometimes mushrooms too. Then I make a quick tomato salsa with tinned chopped tomatoes, tomato ketchup, chilli sauce and finely chopped onions. We have some refried beans on the table as well as some shredded iceburg lettuce.

http://images.media-allrecipes.com/u...00/3178929.jpg

Spudulika 01-31-2016 06:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Beautiful Joe (Post 3891137)
This chocolate pudding recipe is wonderful: http://hellyeahitsvegan.com/vegan-chocolate-pudding/

I use a little bit less cocoa powder and less sugar, and stir in a whole bunch of semi sweet chocolate chips right at the end. Plus, I add in amaretto as I remove it from the heat. It's really rich and lovely.

I make a pudding just like that. So simple and easy and yet it tastes fab!

silva 01-31-2016 07:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Beautiful Joe (Post 3891137)
This chocolate pudding recipe is wonderful: http://hellyeahitsvegan.com/vegan-chocolate-pudding/

I use a little bit less cocoa powder and less sugar, and stir in a whole bunch of semi sweet chocolate chips right at the end. Plus, I add in amaretto as I remove it from the heat. It's really rich and lovely.

That also has a link to vanilla pudding which is the recipe I started with. It gives the very helpful advice of not messing with the pudding before it sets! DON"T TOUCH- it won't thicken!

You can use instant pudding mixes if you heat the soymilk and wisk it in. I don't know if you can use almond, but I have a soy milk machine and sometime use instant before it cools. I use 1/2 cup less milk than the box calls for

Spudulika 01-31-2016 07:13 AM

I made a Tuscan White Bean Stew today from a bag of pre-cooked cannellini beans that have been in my fridge for a couple of days now. This recipe almost exactly matches what I cobbled together (just without the chicken broth or parmesan): http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2...up-recipe.html

http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/a...uto-207174.jpg

silva 01-31-2016 07:16 AM

I got organic chili beans from Aldi and had leftover corn tortillas, peppers, and onion.
I opened a big can of chopped organic tomatoes (also Aldi) sauteed the peppers and onions, and just did layers of tomatoes and some ketchup with chopped canned jalepanos, tortillas, veggies and two cans of beans-etc, till the 9x13 casserole was full. Covered with foil and baked for 30 minutes then topped with a half bag of moz Daiya and baked for 15 minutes more
I used ketchup just to thicken the tomato juices. Really really good and quicker than the enchiladas I usually make.

Spudulika 01-31-2016 07:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by silva (Post 3894089)
I got organic chili beans from Aldi and had leftover corn tortillas, peppers, and onion.
I opened a big can of chopped organic tomatoes (also Aldi) sauteed the peppers and onions, and just did layers of tomatoes and some ketchup with chopped canned jalepanos, tortillas, veggies and two cans of beans-etc, till the 9x13 casserole was full. Covered with foil and baked for 30 minutes then topped with a half bag of moz Daiya and baked for 15 minutes more
I used ketchup just to thicken the tomato juices. Really really good and quicker than the enchiladas I usually make.

I've seen that kind of layered dish called a 'Mexican Lasagne' I wonder if it would be something I could cook and then slice up once cold to take into work? I get so bored of sandwiches and salads!

silva 01-31-2016 07:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Spudulika (Post 3894113)
I've seen that kind of layered dish called a 'Mexican Lasagne' I wonder if it would be something I could cook and then slice up once cold to take into work? I get so bored of sandwiches and salads!

You mean eat cold?

Spudulika 01-31-2016 07:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by silva (Post 3894129)
You mean eat cold?

Probably not, we have a microwave which is handy :)

veganjordan 01-31-2016 10:42 AM

Last night my mom and I made a pizza! We topped it with pineapple and olives. The flavors together were amazing! Very easy to make if you have a craving for something not super healthy.

Spudulika 01-31-2016 10:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by veganjordan (Post 3894265)
Last night my mom and I made a pizza! We topped it with pineapple and olives. The flavors together were amazing! Very easy to make if you have a craving for something not super healthy.

I've never tried olives and pineapple together. But it sounds good!
I love that kind of salt / sweet combination.

Beautiful Joe 01-31-2016 12:25 PM

I made this recipe, for which Carolt originally provided a link: http://thevedge.org/tofu-popcorn-chi...n-gluten-free/

It has a really nice flavor. My sister loved it, I loved it, and the tofu-lovin' macaw loved it!

Naturebound 01-31-2016 05:27 PM

Made tempeh bacon tonight, marinaded with maple syrup, dijon, rice vinegar, tamari, ginger. I broiled the thin slices in my oven. Had some steamed asparagus with it, and made homemade crumpets and raspberry chia jam (recipe from Oh She Glows Cookbook with just frozen raspberries, maple syrup, and chia seeds).

Spudulika 02-08-2016 05:48 AM

One of my favourite meals this winter is Leek, Potato & Barley Stew with Parsley Dumplings:

Ingredients:

2 tbsp vegetable oil
1 x large onion, chopped
1 x large carrot, chopped
1 x large stick celery, chopped

1 tsp dried mixed herbs
1/2 Cup barley
1 litre boiling water
1 x vegetable stock cube

500g potatoes, peeled and cubed
500g leeks, washed and sliced

250 ml oat milk
2 rounded tablespoons white flour

100g self-raising wholemeal flour
50g vegetable suet
1 tsp salt
handful of fresh parsley, finely chopped

Method:

Heat the oil in a large saucepan. Add the onion, carrots and celery. Saute for five to ten minutes.

Add the water, stock cube, herbs, barley and lentils. Bring the pan to a boil. Put lid on pan, reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes.

Add the potatoes and leeks. Bring back to the boil. Put lid on the pan and, reduce the heat and simmer for a further 15 minutes.

While the stew is cooking place the flour, vegetable suet, salt and parsley in a bowl. Stir to mix. Add just enough cold water to form a firm dough. Divide dough into six evenly sized balls. If sticky dust lightly in flour.

Mix flour into oat milk, stir into soup. Bring back to the boil. Gently place the dumplings on the top of the stew, reduce heat and replace the pan lid. Continue to simmer for a final 10 minutes until the dumplings are risen.

Gita 02-08-2016 07:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Naturebound (Post 3889649)
Wow, that looks so delicious!

I have made potato sandwiches for ages! Of course I like Indian food, but I never knew they had potato sandwiches! it is funny because I get asked what I am eating, and I say "potato sandwich," I do get funny looks. I have never used tomato, just onion, I think today I will make a potato and tomato sandwich for lunch! (Breakfast was leftover Chana Masala, with a side of 1/2 avocado, over leftover black Japonica rice which last night I used to make stir fry vegetables with.)

Try green bean sandwiches too! Sort of stir fry whole greenbeans (when they are fresh is best), add some tomato, and other veggies and whatever veganise, mustard or other sauce you like, and tuck between 2 slices of great bread! I love eating these too when I can get fresh greenbeans!

Spudulika 02-26-2016 10:29 AM

I made a Greek lentil dish called 'Fakes' for my tea - very simple very satisfying. Once served up, the Greeks season the dish with a dash of red wine vinegar and for something so simple it's an amazingly good way to lift the dish.

http://vidavitality.com/wp-content/u...10_630x315.jpg

I roughly followed this recipe:

https://souvlakiforthesoul.com/2010/...til-soup-fakes

Beautiful Joe 02-26-2016 11:56 AM

I made a 16 bean soup. Sauteed onion and celery, added some garlic, then vegetable stock, beans (that had been soaked), a bunch of "bac'n" bits, liquid smoke, beau monde, pepper.

silva 02-26-2016 01:43 PM

http://www.hurstbeans.com/system/ima...png?1449091824
My favorite-the 'ham' seasoning is vegan, I asked and got a nice clear reply! I only use about half.
Carrots, potatoes, onions, celery if I have some...
I swore I had a bag but can't find it!

silva 02-26-2016 01:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Spudulika (Post 3921865)
I made a Greek lentil dish called 'Fakes' for my tea - very simple very satisfying. Once served up, the Greeks season the dish with a dash of red wine vinegar and for something so simple it's an amazingly good way to lift the dish.

http://vidavitality.com/wp-content/u...10_630x315.jpg

I roughly followed this recipe:

https://souvlakiforthesoul.com/2010/...til-soup-fakes

so right about the vinegar! Or lemon. I esp like balsamic

Beautiful Joe 02-26-2016 02:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by silva (Post 3921977)
http://www.hurstbeans.com/system/ima...png?1449091824
My favorite-the 'ham' seasoning is vegan, I asked and got a nice clear reply! I only use about half.
Carrots, potatoes, onions, celery if I have some...
I swore I had a bag but can't find it!

Yes, I usually add carrots and potatoes, but my sister is dieting, and won't eat either potatoes or carrots ATM.

I bought the mixed beans from the bulk bins at Fresh Thyme, and it's my favorite mix of beans that I've tried so far.

Spudulika 03-18-2016 09:50 AM

I made a batch of Quinoa Fiesta Salad for work, and it was super. Definitely going to be a regular on my menu.

http://8zxa3etwpf-flywheel.netdna-ss...alad-300kb.jpg

I roughly followed this recipe, used a tin of red kidney beans, a can of sweet corn, some diced salad tomatoes, bell peppers and red onion, with chilli flakes, cumin powder and lime juice to season.

http://www.forksoverknives.com/recip...-quinoa-salad/

Naturebound 03-19-2016 03:07 AM

Made a spinach avocado dip for a St. Patricks day potluck at work. I blended three avocados, fresh squeezed lemon juice, tahini, fresh cooked spinach, cumin, black pepper, pinch of maple syrup, pinch of almond milk. I also added in fresh dill. Despite the green look of it, at least a few people braved trying it and really liked it.


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