Thursday, January 7, 2016

Recipe Round-Up: More Quick-Fix Vegan

I love Robin Robertson's series of 'Quick-Fix' books, and More Quick-Fix Vegan is great. You can see my previous round-ups of this book here.

Stovetop Seitan: This is the same recipe that appears in Quick-Fix Vegan. It is a very fast, easy recipe. There are three options for cooking the seitan, but I like this stove top one, it comes out nice and firm.
Rating: :)

Seitan Trio - Stovetop


Garden Vegetable Bean Soup: This is a super simple soup to make, and is full of all sorts of great veggies. I used a blend of kale and spinach for the greens, rather than just straight kale, and also used a drained tin of diced tomatoes instead of chopping a fresh one. As well as veggies and white beans, this also has a grain added. I chose cooked brown rice.
Rating: :)

Garden Vegetable Bean Soup


Sushi Bowls: These were fun bowls. I used 1 cup of uncooked sushi rice, which I cooked in my rice cooker. There are lots of crunchy veggies on top, and I subbed in radish instead of using capsicum. I also added a block of Japanese flavoured tofu. Served over salad greens, I got three serves from this, rather than 4.
Rating: :)

Sushi Bowls


Banh-Mi Bowls: Robin loves Bahn-Mi, and loves making all sorts of bahn-mi inspired dishes. This yummy bowl has salad, veggies and tofu with a hoisin-based sauce, as well as toasted bread cubes. I got three servings out of this rather than 4.
Rating: :)

Bahn-Mi Bowls


Quinoa and Black Bean Chili Bowls: I made a half batch of this and got two decent servings (the full recipe serves four). I didn't have fire-roasted tomatoes, so just added a bit of liquid smoke to regular tinned tomatoes. This is a very substantial dinner.
Rating: :)

Quinoa and Black Bean Chili Bowls


Mac Uncheesy Bowls: I love mac and cheese. The white bean based sauce in this is thickened by adding either chopped roasted capsicum or cooked butternut, I think we all know that I used the butternut. The sauce is quite thick, which is very satisfying.
Rating: :)

Mac Uncheesy Bowls


Mediterranean Tofu Scram-Bowls: Scramble... scram-bowl... get it? I used extra firm tofu instead of firm here, and subbed in carrot instead of capiscum in the vegetable mix. You have the option of using basil or parsley for garnish, I used basil. I served this with some baked potato slices.
Rating: :)

Mediterranean Tofu Scram-Bowls


Sesame-Orange Tempeh with Snow Peas: My dad is always a bit sad when I serve tempeh, it isn't his favourite. But he really liked it here thanks to the great sauce. I used a 300g block of tempeh rather than 250g, so I used the larger Australian tablespoon rather than the US tablespoon when measuring out the sauce. Served over brown rice and baby spinach.
Rating: :)

Sesame-Orange Tempeh with Snow Peas


Vegetable Fried Rice and Quinoa: Great for when you have leftover grains kicking about, and the full quantity will make quite a lot! I also probably had closer to 2 cups of tofu, rather than just one. I subbed in corn instead of capsicum.
Rating: :)

Vegetable Fried Rice and Quinoa


Black Beans and Spinach with Tomato-Avocado Salsa: The beans and spinach here are a little on the bland side, I ended up adding a bit of cumin, but they are picked up beautifully by the fresh avocado and tomato salsa that tops them. Served with brown rice.
Rating: :)

Black Beans and Spinach with Tomato-Avocado Salsa


Cute Kitty Photo of the Post

Sahara toes


Sahara's cute little pink toes.

13 comments:

  1. Is it wrong that I'm fixated on those gorgeously toasted potato slices???? Yum.

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    1. Everyone is loving the potato slices!

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  2. Is it wrong that I'm fixated on those gorgeously toasted potato slices???? Yum.

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  3. These recipes seem so different from whatI normally see on here. Maybe lighter? Or maybe more Asian inspired? They all look so great though.

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    1. I guess because I post recipes book by book, rather than by what I have had to eat in a week? Some of the books are very decadent and heavy, to be sure! This book is a good mix, lots of whole foods. :)

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  4. Mmmmm. I must try that banh mi bowl. I have that book. Also, the scramble bowl with the potato slices looks amazing! And I had no idea the Australian tbsp as different from US tbsp!

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  5. I'm chiming in like everyone else about the potato slices. I love that idea!! I'm definitely going to do that in the future.

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    1. The most popular thing in this post. People love potatoes. ;)

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  6. Sahara's paw is so cuuuute!!! So much of these meals look right up my street, obviously I want to make mac and cheese now but I also think the scramble bowl, the banh mi bowl and the sesame orange tempeh sound super delicious.

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  7. The sushi bowl looks so good!!!
    I like the sound of the mac uncheesy bowl too.
    Your dad doesn't like tempeh? Wow. I can't imagine not liking it ;p The sesame-orange tempeh looks really good. I love snow peas. Is that black sesame seeds on top? The Australian tbsp is bigger than the US one?
    Pink kitty toes!!!!

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    1. I know, I love tempeh! A friend of mine used to hate tempeh. If she accidentally ate some she would have this hilarious 'tempeh face'. But she taught herself to love it!
      And yes, I have a big bag of black sesame seeds I am using up, so I often use them for garnish instead of regular.

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