Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Vegan MoFo 2014 #13: Robin Robertson Rocks - More Quick-Fix Vegan


My newest addition to my Robin Robertson collection is More Quick-Fix Vegan (though her newest cookbooks, Vegan Without Borders, is just out, so I will soon have an even newer addition!). I loved Quick-Fix Vegan so much, I couldn't wait to get this cookbook. There are a couple of changes from the layout of the last book, the snacks/appetizer section is gone but there is a new bowl chapter that is great. Let's see what's cooking...

Moroccan Couscous Bowls are a riot of colour and textures. Red onion, carrots, zucchini (instead of capsicum), chickpeas and peas with spiced couscous and topped with delicious crunchy toasted almonds. I served this over some baby spinach for the extra greens.
Rating: :)

Moroccan Couscous Bowls


Chimichurri Quinoa Bowls make use of one of my favourite sauces. I don't know what it is about the herby, vinegary chimichurri that has captured my heart so, but I just love it. White beans and quinoa mean there is plenty of protein. I found the sauce (which is just blended) a bit strong on the garlic if served on top like the recipe suggests, so I mixed it through. I got three servings out of this, rather than 4.
Rating: :)

Chimichurri Quinoa Bowls


Sweet Potato Barbecue Bowls have shredded sweet potato, pinto beans and kale in a great barbecue sauce that you whizz up in no time flat. Because Australian chili powder is a million times hotter than US chili powder, and because I don't like anything above a gentle heat, I used a couple of light shakes of medium-strength Mexican chilli powder. I know it is meant to be an all-inclusive bowl, but I served it over millet because I felt like it.
Rating: :)

Sweet Potato Barbecue Bowls


Quinoa, White Beans, and Brussels Sprouts with Pecans and Cranberries attracted my attention because anything with roasted Brussels sprouts is okay by me. I served this with some baby spinach and a sprinkling of nooch.
Rating: :)

Quinoa, White Beans, and Brussels Sprouts with Peacan and Cranberries


Eggplant and Chickpeas Puttanesca is yum, and when served with some brown rice and baby spinach made for a great dinner. I love me some lady of the night tasty sauce.
Rating: :)

Eggplan and Chickpea Puttanesca


Tofu and Green Beans with Hoisin-Almond Sauce contains that magic ingredient, hoisin sauce. Actually, reading back through this post I seem to get excited about many sauces! The title is pretty explanatory, but I can assure you this is great.
Rating: :)

Tofu with Green Beans with Hoison-Almond Sauce


Lemon Pesto Zucchini and White Beans is quick and tasty. I used 3 medium zucchinis because I couldn't find small ones, so I halved them before I sliced them to make up for the size difference. I used a mix of half almonds and half pine nuts for the yummy pesto. This is great with nooch.
Rating: :)

Lemon Pesto Zucchini and White Beans


Sukiyaki Shiitakes and Tofu was not quite as tasty as I had originally hoped, but then I realised it was because I accidentally put the soy sauce in with the vegetables in the pan and then again with the tofu, so I am pretty sure the fault is mine. Don't you hate when you do that?
Rating: :)

Sukiyaki Shiitakes and Tofu


Bulgur Pilaf with Chickpeas and Cranberries was a little bland, even with the cranberries and walnuts, though nooch certainly helped to lift up the flavour. I used fine ground bulgur because that was all I had. I served this with steamed broccoli and green beans.
Rating: :|

Bulgur Pilaf with Chickpeas and Cranberries/


Pan-Seared Portobellos with White Beans and Spinach made three servings for my hungry tummy when served over brown rice. I love anything with mushrooms. There is the option to blend the white beans before adding for a creamier version, but I like it with everything whole.
Rating: :)

Pan-Seared Portobellos with White Beans and Spinach


Cute Kitty Photo of the Post

Kitten tower


My friend Sarah fosters kitties for a local rescue, and she also has four of her own. It is always fun playing with them all when I am over at her place. here is a photo of a kitten tower that happened one evening. How many kitties can you count?

8 comments:

  1. Is that five kittens?! Both of the tofu dishes stand out to me but especially the tofu and green bean - I love hoisin sauce!

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  2. I am tempted to get this book just for the bowl recipes. I don't make them enough at home and these sound lovely.

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  5. "lady of the night tasty sauce" hehehehe.

    the portobello bowl sounds totally up my street.

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  6. ok something weird happened when I was commenting and then I crashed so you might get this plus 1 other, or 2 others or none others! GAHH

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  7. Ah! I have this book. That bbq bowl looks great.

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  8. Amazing post, dear!

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