Friday, 12 September 2014

Vegan Mofo 2014 #9: Robin Robertson Rocks - Quick-Fix Vegan

I am happy to report that I am feeling a bit better. Still tired, but on the mend. Today I am going to my friend Lisa's house and we are going to watch 90's teen movies all afternoon and eat a lot. We have burgers, mac and cheese, cupcake sundaes, Oreos, and lots of veggies to go with hummus and guac. It will be fun, but nice and restful fun!

Quick-Fix Vegan is a great cookbook that I recommend to everyone. It is full of fast, easy and yummy recipes that everyone can manage. It would make a great gift.

Smoked Portobello Tacos and Black Bean and Sweet Potato Salad are a tasty little combination. The mushrooms for the tacos cook down really quickly, and it is a very saucy mix. It goes great with the salad. I used some corn in the salad instead of capsicum. The salad was amazing!
Rating: Taco :), Salad :D

Spicy Smoked Portobello Tacos; Black Bean and Sweet Potato Salad

Freeburgers served over Roasted Ratatouille were another fun combo from this book. The burgers turned out a little dry, but were still yummy. They are based on kidney beans, and are soy and gluten free. For the ratatouille I left out the capsicum and just had extra zucchini and eggplant. I also served this with some sauteed kale for greens.
Rating: Burger: :), Ratatouille :)

Freeburgers; Roasted Ratatouille

Primavera-Style Coconut-Cashew Noodles has carrots, snow peas and Thai basil. I added some sauteed tofu to bulk it up. Instead of 400mL of coconut milk, I used a 270mL tin of light coconut milk with extra water added.Drizzled with sriracha, of course.
Rating: :)

Primavera-Style Coconut Cashew Noodles

Easy Artichoke Puffs were quick to whip up for a fun starter. Artichokes, sun-dried tomatoes, capers and cream cheese mixed up and spooned onto puff pastry squares to make something amazing.
Rating: :D

Easy Artichoke Puffs

Lemony Couscous and White Bean Pilaf was incredibly quick and easy. I only used a little less couscous and stock to increase the vegetable/bean/grain ratio.
Rating: :)

Lemony Couscous and White Bean Pilaf

Shortcut Mushroom-Artichoke Risotto uses cooked brown rice for insta-risotto. Blended beans and broth lend some creaminess, and artichokes and mushrooms fill it out. The beans required to blend didn't use up the entire tin, so I added the extras.
Rating: :)

Shortcut Mushroom-Artichoke Risotto

Jerk Seitan and Vegetable Skillet is absolutely delicious. The sauce has a lovely heat, without being too spicy for me. I used carrot instead of capsicum in the mix, and I served it over quinoa and kale.
Rating: :D

Jerk Seitan and Vegetable Skillet

Ginger-Sesame Seitan with Spicy Basil Snow Peas changed a bit with a total inability to procure Thai basic, so I used some mint instead as suggested. I served this over rice with some baby pak choy on the side.
Rating: :)

Ginger-Sesame Seitan with Spicy Basil Snow Peas

Tofu Skillet Scramble includes potato in its ingredients, which is a brilliant idea. I never get tired of tofu scrambles! Served with avocado toast for a fantastic brunch.
Rating: :)

Tofu Skillet Scramble

Indonesian Vegetable and Tofu Scramble is another yummy take on the scramble. I love anything with hoisin sauce in it. Served with salad and some sort of little flat bread that I just can't recall!
Rating: :)

Indonesian Vegetable and Tofu Scramble

Cute Kitty Photo of the Post

Wicket and Kiki

A slightly blurry photo of two special kitties when they were in boarding - Wicket and Kiki!


  1. That ginger sesame seitan looks particularly good. I also think chick flick movie afternoon sounds perfect!

  2. Love your kitties and your taste in food. I need to get that book - it is the only one of the trio that I don't have. The food looks delish!

    Zsu @ Zsu's Vegan Pantry

  3. Glad you're feeling better! Good food and good movies in good company are an excellent medicine.

    I really don't know how you manage to keep up the daily wonderfully comprehensive posts. You should win a MoFo award for best and most thoughtful content!

    Kitty in the background looks so little! A mini kitty!