calling all VEGANS. what's your menu plan this week?(27 Posts)
I am being all adventurous and trying out 6 new recipes lol. but would love to hear any quick, easy and foolproof faves you might have.
also, has anyone else ever made their own seitan???
ooh noo don't give me more cake ideas!
got a copy of vegan with a vengeance for my b'day and have been relentlessly making cakes ever since lol
I'm not vegan but am food obsessed and have toyed with the idea of making seitan but it seems terribly hard work/wasteful to make quite a small amount. I think you would have to make a lot of it before it would be worth it iyswim. That said I would be happy to be contradicted.
And I am dying to know what the 6 new recipes are???
ahh I haven't read all the instructions on how to make it yet but noticed it earlier in the aforementioned recipe book I have.
my recipes are:
"green" risotto (with runner beans, peas and herbs)
grilled seitan with chickpea gravy and mash (if I can find some seitan to buy that is, it may get replaced with tempeh/tofu)
lentils with portobellos, garlic and red wine
sweet potato and rice patties with veg
homemade vegan pizza
thai style mushroom stroganoff
vegan spanish "omelette" with crusty bread and salad
ooh and please post your sticky toffee pud recipe HMFG!
Spinach and Chickpea curry
Stir Fry w/ Tofu
Pasta w/ tapenade
And here is my menu planning list, which I should use more often:
Grilled Portobellos w/ roast toms
Tomato & Tapenade Tarts
Sweet potato & chick pea curry
Spicy Roasted Veg
Chunky Veg Chili
Black bean, mushroom and quinoa stuffed peppers
Stewed Okra w/ tomatoes
Aubergine & tomato gratin
Eggplant and artichoke alla napoletana
Roasted Eggplant, Zucchini, and Chickpea Wraps
Perciatelli with Roasted Tomatoes and Eggplant
Ginger ROatsed Winter Veg
Black Bean Burgers
Roast pumpkin and mushroom lasagna
tagliatelle w/ Veg ribbons
Mac & cheeze
Orecchiette w/ cherry tomatoes and kalamata Tapenade
Sundried Tomato Pesto
Penne w/ mushrooms, sundried tomatoes and artichokes
Lemon zucchini rissoto
Mushroom and sundried tomato risotto
Dahl & rice
Tahini Lemon Rice & Beans (v)
Red Beans and Rice
Chermoula Chickpea burgers
Chick Pea Burgers
Chickpea and spinach Curry
Lemony Chickpea stir fry (w/ tofu)
Tuscan beans w/ tomatoes and sage
Adzuki Bean Stew
Parsley & butterbean stew
Black-eyed peas (w. rice)
Homemade baked beans
2 bean salad
3 bean salad
Chipotle, Corn and black bean stew
Black-eyed pea and quinoa croquettes with mushroom sauce
Crunchy Lentil Loaf
Lentil Shepherds Pie
Quinoa w/ avocado and mango
Lemon-scented quinoa (w/ tahini dressing)
Quinoa in coconut milk
Veg fried quinoa
Couscous with spicy chickpeas & veg
couscous w/ peas and mint
couscous w/ raisins and pine nuts, thyme and onion
Pumpkin seed-encrusted Tofu w/ Baked Pumpkin & cranberry relish
Leek & onion tart
Bruschetta w/ sundried tomatoes & mushrooms
Hummus, avocado and tomato wrap
Banana and Almond butter pita pockets
Phyllo pies w/ lemony artichoke & spinach
Black bean & cheese quesadillas Spinach and Mushroom w/ blackbeans & salsa
asparagus w. capers & parsley
Sweet potato wedges w/ thyme
Spicy Sweet potatoes
Barley & Veg sop
Tomato & Lentil
Winter squash (Roast pumpkin/ Butternut & onion)
Carrot and sweet potato
Pumpkin & Red Pepper
Tomato Veg soup
Curried split pea
Potato and Asparagus
White Bean and Roasted Garlic
Black and White bean soup
Spicy sweet potato
Pasta w/ green beans & mushrooms
Beetroot & mint
Tomato, Bean & fried Basil
Watermelon & Feta
Arugula & mushroom w/ pine nuts & red peppers
Greens w/ almonds, crystalised ginger and raspberries
artichoke and arugula
there quite a few dairy 'substitutes'- some people object on principle and some are ok with this. local health food shop does sub cheese, cream cheese etc.
That sticky toffee pudding looks great - will try that when I get a chance!
I'm very impressed with everyone who is organised enough to plan menus in advance - in my house it's like an episode of ready steady cook every evening with me wondering what to do with a pile of random ingredients
Superbunny your list is amazing - do you have a favourite recipe book they're taken from?
(not vegan but veggie and always loking out for new ideas )
I love reading cook books so my recipes have come from a few different ones.
Best ones are: Veganomical, Voluptuous Vegan and the POst PUnk Kitchen one but can't remember name of it.
You'd think having a long list would mean we would eat lots of different things but I always feel uninspired
Seitan is a sort of wheat meat.
Dirty rice is a Louisiana thing, usually cooked with gizzards and things.
Vegan Dirty Rice:
1 large onion, chopped
1 bell pepper, chopped
2 ribs celery, chopped
2 tsp. garlic, minced
1 cup long-grain brown rice
2 1/2 cups broth (I used No-Chicken broth by Imagine Foods)
1 tsp. rubbed thyme
1/4 tsp. rubbed sage
1/4 tsp. cayenne or chipotle chili powder
1/8 tsp. black pepper
2 tbsp. dried parsley (or 4 tbsp. chopped, fresh)
1/2 tsp. oregano
1 bay leaf
1 tsp. salt (optional)
1/4 tsp. Liquid Smoke seasoning (optional)
Spray a large, non-stick Dutch oven with a tiny bit of olive oil. Set it on medium-high heat, and when the pot is hot, add the onions. Cook, stirring, until they begin to brown, about 5 minutes. Add the peppers and celery and cook until the onions are becoming uniformly brown, about 5 more minutes. Add the rice and garlic, and cook for 2 more minutes.
Add the rest of the dirty rice ingredients, bring to a boil, and reduce the heat. Cover tightly and cook on low for 20 minutes.
fab list superbunny. I knew from some of your list that you had Vegan with a vengeance (the ppk one) lol
it's afantastic book I am currently stuffing my face with the raspberry chocolate cake. yum.
Seitan is a "meat" made with wheat.
the ppk book has a "quick" recipe for it, but I need to find vital wheat gluten flour.
might search now actually as I am very interested
We are having dirty rice sorta' thing for tea today.
This week and last:
Seitan goulash with rocket
Chickpea and cauliflower coconut curry
adukki bean and sweet pot hotpot
jackets and humous with raw veg
vegetable/ pulse/ grain casserole
tofu/ nut burgers in buns with raw stuff
Roast veg and butter bean bake
barbecue beans and chunky chips
We use 'so what do you eat', 'wholefood', 'how it all vegan' and 'get it ripe' mostly (plus mainstream cookbooks too)
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