Thursday, June 21, 2018

Recipe Round-Up: More Quick-Fix Vegan

More Quick-Fix Vegan is the third book in Robin Robertson's 'Quick-Fix; Series, cookbooks that will have food on the table in thirty minutes or less. You can see what else I have made from this book here.

Clear Shiitake Soup with Bok Choy and Edamame: A comforting miso soup, full of mushrooms and greens. I halved the recipe, though I needed to add slightly more broth to cover it all.
Rating: :)

Clear Shiitake Soup with Bok Choy and Edamame


Tempeh Larb: Part of the 'Bowls' chapter, I halved this recipe and made one big serve for myself. The tempeh and rice are seasoned and fried, and tops a bed of green cabbage. Because raw cabbage can sometimes upset my stomach, I lightly sauteed it first.
Rating: :)

Tempeh Larb


Chickpeas Nicoise: I really enjoy the Nocoise combination of flavours, and am always keen to try any recipe that has them. In this one chickpeas, tomatoes, and olives are sauteed with steamed potato and green beans. I made a full recipe, but only got 2.5 serves rather than 4. Also nice with a bit of nutritional yeast sprinkled on.
Rating: :)

Chickpeas Nicoise


Quinoa-Roni Pilaf: Beans, spaghetti, and squinoa form the basis of this, though I also added some wombok, peas, and carrots to up the vegetable content. It took me a little longer to cook the quinoa and spaghetti through than the recipe stated. It was an interesting combination, lots of fun topped with some ketchup and nutritional yeast.
Rating: :)

Quinoa-Roni Pilaf


Quinoa with Fennel and Black Olives: The fennel and quinoa and simmered together, giving a lovely flavour the whole dish. As well as olives, tomato, basil, lemon, and white beans are added. I served this over some baby spinach (though it would also be great sauteed through during the cooking), and sprinkled with some nutritional yeast.
Rating: :)

Quinoa with Fennel and Black Olives


Big Bang Tofu: This recipe sounds a bit weird, with the sauce a mix of mayo, sweet chili sauce, and sriracha. I made this quite a while ago, before my chili intolerance really kicked off, though I still used a very mild sweet chili sauce. Even though it seemed weird, it tasted OK! The mayo I had on hand at the time was the Melrose brand, which is a bit mustardy (these days my favourite Vegenaise is available in supermarkets). I used a 500g block of todu, and served it with brown rice and broccoli.
Rating: :)

Big Bang Tofu


Black Bean and Sweet Potato Picadillo: I like picadillos, the nice combination of sweet (raisins) and salty (olives). The recipe called for one sweet potato, and mine was a large 800g one. But I used it all, and left out the capsicum. I also added some extra olives.
Rating: :)

Black Bean and Sweet Potato Picadillo


Stroganoff-Inspired Pasta: This recipe was on the meh end of the scale, it was a bit bland, and also it was a bit too saucy. I would consider doubling the amount of tomato paste and decreasing the amount of nondairy milk if I was making it again. And before you ask, I know I have a habit of halving the amount of pasta that US recipes call for, but this one started out with 8oz pasta, and that is what I used. Also, while it is less than 30 minutes, there are quite a few pots involved, so factor that in for washing up. I added some peas and served it over baby spinach.
Rating: :|

Stroganoff-Inspired Pasta


Jamaican Rasta Past: Unfortunately this was another bit of a meh, also falling into the bland camp. Though to be fair I did leave out the chili, so perhaps that is where the flavour burst comes from. I used a combination of broccoli and green beans, and also added a tin of kidney beans.
Rating: :|

Jamaican Rasta Pasta


Linguine with White Clam-ish Sauce: Hmmm... the pasta recipes aren't doing to well in this round up. This definitely had nice flavours, but was quite dry. I decreased the amount of pasta, but also added some white beans and extra mushrooms. They use oyster mushrooms as the 'clam' stand in. I only got three serves from this.
Rating: :|

Linguine with White Clam-ish Sauce


Cute Kitty Photo of the Post

Penny


Meet Penny, our current adoption kitty! She is about nine months old, and is just lovely.

7 comments:

  1. Stinks about the pastas! But then again, they didn't look too exciting either.

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    1. Yeah, they were all a bit meh! I've made others from it that I enjoyed, but they didn't make it into this round up.

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  2. The soup and tofu both sound good to me! Cute Penny! :)

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    1. Soup and tofu are always good options. :)

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  3. I'm on my way to Australia to pick up Penny. See you in a day or so! :)

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