Join Date: Feb 2017
Of course! And I totally agree about Misha.
Broccoli Rice Casserole:
Start with one large head of broccoli and one carrot, steamed until tender and chopped up.
Warm up one tablespoon of vegan margarine or olive oil in a sauce pan and add two big teaspoons of flour. Stir it around and let it get nice and thick, then whisk in about one cup of whatever sort of non-dairy milk you like. Add four teaspoons of nutritional yeast (if you can't find it at a local store, it's worth ordering. I've ordered it from amazon before, and it's good to have on hand) to the milk and stir that in. Add a pinch each of dry mustard, nutmeg (if you have some), thyme, pepper, and salt.
Put your steamed broccoli and carrots in a casserole dish with about two cups of cooked rice. Add in one can of rinsed chickpeas/garbanzo beans and mix it all together. Pour the milk mixture over that, sprinkle some breadcrumbs over the top and bake it for 40-50 minutes at 250F.
There are so many ways to make chili, so definitely feel free to change it up a bit, this is just the basic one I usually do.
Add one can of rinsed red kidney beans, one can of rinsed black beans, one small can of tomato paste, one can of diced or crushed tomatoes (if I can find them, I like the ones that are already seasoned), one medium white or yellow onion chopped up, one bell pepper chopped up, and a handful (sorry I don't have an actual measurement here, I kind of just eyeball it) of mushrooms chopped up. The mushrooms replace the meat in this version and they're an easier alternative to veg*n meats. If you don't like mushrooms, I've also used barley and that turns out really good as well. Next add some water and your spices.
For the spices I use this mix that I found on Google and change it up based on taste:
1 Tbsp chili powder
1 tsp ground cumin
¼ tsp cayenne pepper
¼ tsp garlic powder
½ tsp onion powder
1 tsp salt
¼ tsp (approximately) freshly ground pepper
Let it cook real good for a while and you're all set.
The Potato & Dilly stew is from a cookbook called "Isa Does it". I highly recommend that cookbook as it has a ton of really great and easy recipes for all kinds of meals.