Sunday, 24 January 2016

Recipe Round-Up: Quick-Fix Vegan

I do my Recipe Round-Ups in alphabetical order by title, and we are currently in the Robin Robertson section of the alphabet. This time with Quick-Fix Vegan. You can see my previous posts from this book here.

White Bean and Basil Soup: Apparently I was feeling a bit arty with this photo. This soup was OK, but I found it a bit bland. I ended up adding some nooch and ketchup to it (I am classy like that). I made a half batch, and added some cooked brown rice as well.
Rating: :|

White Bean and Basil Soup

Cream of Mushroom Soup: My dad requested this soup, and it is lovely. As advertised, it is both mushroomy and creamy. It uses plain white mushrooms, which makes it very grocery friendly. I blended it up a little more than half of the soup I think, so it was quite smooth, but still had lovely mushroom chunks.
Rating: :)

Cream of Mushroom Soup

Barbecue Pinto-Portobello Sandwiches: These were yummy, combining beans and mushrooms in an easy to make BBQ sauce. I did end up simmering it for a bit longer than stated to get the sauce to thicken enough, otherwise it would have been pretty runny on the buns. I got three rolls out of this, rather than four, I guess I like to jam my sandwiches full!
Rating: :)

Barbecue Pinto-Portobello Sandwiches

Avocado, Dulse, Lettuce, and Tomato Sandwiches: This recipe uses dulse seaweed as the bacon, lightly pan-frying it until a bit crispy, and it is fantastic! A very clever twist on the BLT.
Rating: :)

Avocado, Dulse, Lettuce, and Tomato Sandwiches

Black Bean and Sweet Potato Salad: I really loved this salad, it was delicious. The recipe calls for yellow capsicum, but I used corn kernels instead. It also had celery and toasted pecans.
Rating: :D

Black Bean and Sweet Potato Salad

Moroccan-Spiced Couscous Tabbouleh: I must confess I am not the biggest fan of bulgur, so I do enjoy tabbouleh that uses alternative grains. The couscous stands in wonderfully here.
Rating: :)

Moroccan-Spiced Couscous Tabbouleh

Rainbow Rotini: This is pretty colourful! As well as well as using tricolour pasta, there is also red, green, orange, red and black in the vegetable list. It kees well for lunches as well.
Rating: :)

Rainbow Rotini

Curried Rice and Chickpea Salad: This salad was very refreshing! I served this as a dinner with some baby spinach, baby cucumber and vegan sausage, and then had leftovers for lunch with just the spinach and some cucumber. I used carrots rather than capsicum, and a mix of peanuts and cashews for the nuts (because I didn't have enough peanuts).
Rating: :)

Curried Rice and Chickpea Salad

Sicilian-Style Orzo Salad with Walnuts and Raisins: I only got two serves out of this, and they weren't very filling, but then I realised that I forgot to add the chickpeas. Oops! With chickpeas it would have been much more substantial. I changed the dressing a little by decreasing the amount of shallot and also using water with a a little guar gum rather than olive oil. I also am not a huge walnut fan, so you will see here that these are actually almonds.
Rating: :)

Sicilian-Style Orzo Salad with Walnuts and Raisins

Farmer's Market Pasta Salad: Lots of veggies (minus the capsicum) in a light vinegar dressing makes this a fresh salad that is also great for lunches.
Rating: :)

Farmers' Market Pasta Salad

Cute Kitty Photo of the Post


Otis. CUTIE!


  1. I still need to try making a cream of mushroom soup; yours looks like it turned out nicely! :)

    1. I love mushroom soup. In my youth it used to just come out of a can and was reheated in a pot with a bit of milk added. Making it myself is definitely better. :)

  2. "I do my Recipe Round-Ups in alphabetical order by title"
    Huh. I didn't realise that until you pointed it out!
    That cream of mushroom soup looks so good...
    Dulse flakes as bacon????? Mind blown.
    Of course you liked the black bean & sweet potato salad best - that's the most fantastic combination of foods ever ;p
    And Otis is the CUTEST!! holy what a cute kitty!

    1. He's hilariously adorable!
      Black beans and sweet potatoes were made to go together.