Saturday, February 13, 2016

Recipe Round-Up: Quick-Fix Vegetarian

The last of the Robin Robertson books in the alphabet for a while (and I didn't even include Party Vegan or Nut Butter Universe this time round as I don't have enough photos for a round-up currently), Quick-Fix Vegetarian was the first of the 'Quick-Fix' books. It is completely vegan, and once I realised that I snapped it up. You can see what else I have blogged from this book here.

Green Onion Hummus with Lime: This is a delicious version of hummus, I loved it! It is pretty simple, the ingredients are what they say, but it comes together perfectly to be super yummy.
Rating: :D

Green Onion Hummus with Lime


Lemon-Braised Tofu-Hummus Wraps: Terrible photo, but this was nice. The tofu is seasoned and fried with lemon pepper, and then drizzled with lemon juice. It went very nicely with the green onion hummus recipe from above. I added tomato and avocado, which went well.
Rating: :)

Lemon-Braised Tofu-Hummus Wraps


Pretty Quick Pinto Picadillo: I really enjoy picadillo, though the flavour combination in this wasn't a punchy as some other recipes I have tried. I used four scoops of leftover brown rice for this, rather than cooking up some new rice, left out the capsicum and used coriander instead of parsley. The toasted almonds on it are great! I served it over spinach with some salsa and avocado.
Rating: :)

Pretty Quick Pinto Picadillo


'Radiatore' with Chickpeas, Baby Spinach, and Sun-Dried Tomatoes: I am yet to find radiatore pasta at a supermarket here. I saw it once at a deli, but was not in the mood to pay $9 for some pasta! I used spiral pasta here instead. I got two dinners and two lunches out of this halving the amount of pasta from one pound to 8 oz.
Rating: :)

'Radiatore' with Chickpeas, Baby Spinach, and Sun-Dried Tomatoes


Spicy Ziti with Olives and Capers: This is very easy to make. It ended up being made by my mother, because right as I was starting to make dinner I received some bad news, so mum took over. We added some kidney beans and served it over baby spinach. I also used penne rather than ziti because that was what I had.
Rating: :)

Spicy Ziti with Olives and Capers


Soba Noodles with Asian Greens and Slivers of Tofu: This dish is very simply sauced, but I found it a little dry, I would increase the amount of tamari to your liking. I used pak choy as my Asian greens. This gave about 3 serves.
Rating: :)

Soba Noodles with Asian Greens and Slivers of Tofu


Ginger Sesame Noodles with Broccoli: This is linguine and broccoli in a gingery tahini sauce. The recipe calls for 8 ounces of broccoli florets, I used two medium sized heads (which weighed a bit more) but I could have easily have had even more! I also added some Japanese-style tofu cubes. I used 8 oz pasta here instead f 12 and got 2.5 serves rather than 4.
Rating: :)

Ginger Sesame Noodles with Broccoli


Udon Noodles and Baby Bok Choy with Creamy Tahini Sauce: I love udon noodles. This recipe called for a 12 oz packet of noodles, mine was 9.5 oz. I always used the dried udon noodles, rather than the soft udon noodles, because they have a much better chewy texture. I also added some peas and Japanese-style tofu cubes, and served it over spinach. I got 3.5 serves.
Rating: :)

Udon Noodles and Baby Bok Choy with Creamy Tahini Sauce


Indonesian-Style Noodles: This dish was so simple and yummy, the stand out ingredient was the delicious chared cabbage. The noodles themselves are cooked and then fried, though mine didn't really go particularly crispy. I halved the noodles (8 oz instead of one pound) and added some of the Japanese-style tofu cubes (yes, I add them to everything), and got 2.5 servings.
Rating: :D

Indonesian-Style Noodles


Golden Garbanzo Sauce: Very quick and easy to make, it is like a warm hummus sauce. Yum! I served it over some broccoli, rice and some 'gluten' rings (literally a hollow tube of gluten meat from the Asian grocery store that I sliced into rings and fried up).
Rating: :)

Golden Garbanzo Sauce


Cute Kitty Photo of the Post

Twinkle Tush


Have you heard of the Twinkle Tush? It is a parody product. A little circle of bling designed to hide your kitty's butt from always being on display. Of course I know someone who bought one. We tried it out on this kitty. Two seconds later he swished his tail, flicked it across the room, and continued showing his butt proudly.

10 comments:

  1. I love Robin Robertson so much! All those dishes made me hungry, especially the Asian noodle dishes! The kitty picture and story made me totally crack up! I've never ever heard of the Twinkle Tush!

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    1. I do love Asian noodle dishes, they tend to be the recipes I make first from books!

      The Twinkle Tush is ridiculous! The kitty was thought we were very silly.

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  2. I haven't cooked a Robin recipe in a while... This abundance of noodle dishes is making me hungry too. I love pasta, but this week I've only eaten pasta with some very boring and grainy and weird-tasting kale pesto I made last fall. Meh.

    The hummus with green onions and lime sounds delicious.

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    1. I love pasta too, it is such a great option. Sometimes I have to remind myself to make something that is not pasta!

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  3. So much pasta, it looked so yummy. It has been forever I've done an asian stir fry/noodle dish

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    1. Noodles are great. I think I actually prefer asian noodle dishes over other pasta dishes.

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  4. Hahaha Twinkle Tush!! That's the best!! All those noodle dishes look amazing. I think I'm craving noodles now after days and days of tacos. Maybe I should do a noodle cleanse. :-)

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  5. Oooh that cookbook sounds good.
    The Lemon-Braised Tofu-Hummus Wraps sound the best to me.
    I don't think I've ever heard of Japanese-style tofu...
    I love that you have black sesame seeds. They really are pretty. I should get some.
    Twinkle Tush???? I have not heard of that. Made me laugh. They should display their bums proudly!

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    1. The Japanese-style tofu is just a type of marinated tofu sold by the Soyco brand here. As opposed to their satay Indonesian Style and spicy Thai style. The Japanese is just a nice, mild flavour that goes really well with so many things.
      I agree, cat butts forever! They look like little stars, why would you want to cover that up? ;)

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