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calling all VEGANS. what's your menu plan this week?

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thisisyesterday Thu 11-Sep-08 20:13:16

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???

sarah293 Thu 11-Sep-08 20:15:42

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thisisyesterday Thu 11-Sep-08 20:18:25

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

sarah293 Thu 11-Sep-08 20:19:09

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thisisyesterday Thu 11-Sep-08 20:19:22

mmm that choc cheesecake looks fab

Carmenere Thu 11-Sep-08 20:22:03

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???

AbricotsSecs Thu 11-Sep-08 20:22:35

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thisisyesterday Thu 11-Sep-08 20:27:52

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

thisisyesterday Thu 11-Sep-08 20:28:05

turns out it's 7 not 6 lol

Carmenere Thu 11-Sep-08 20:30:18

Respect to you, it sounds great, enjoy.smile

AbricotsSecs Thu 11-Sep-08 20:53:25

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thisisyesterday Thu 11-Sep-08 20:55:27

ooh and please post your sticky toffee pud recipe HMFG!

AbricotsSecs Fri 12-Sep-08 15:50:43

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SuperBunny Sat 13-Sep-08 01:37:05

We had:

Spinach and Chickpea curry
Stir Fry w/ Tofu
barley rissoto
Pasta w/ tapenade
Pesto wraps

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
Baked spuds
Spicy Roasted Veg
Chunky Veg Chili
Stuffed Peppers
Black bean, mushroom and quinoa stuffed peppers
Stewed Okra w/ tomatoes
Baba Ganoush
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
Mushroom veggie
Carrot Lentil

Roast pumpkin and mushroom lasagna
Lentil Lasagna
Pesto
tagliatelle w/ Veg ribbons
Mac & cheeze
Orecchiette w/ cherry tomatoes and kalamata Tapenade
Sundried Tomato Pesto
Penne w/ mushrooms, sundried tomatoes and artichokes

Pea Risotto
Veg risttoto
Lemon zucchini rissoto
Mushroom and sundried tomato risotto
dirty rice
Rainbow Rice
Mushroom Stroganoff
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 Stew
Lentil Shepherds Pie
Spiced Lentils
Lentil Chili

Quinoa tabbouleh
Quinoa w/ avocado and mango
Jeweled Quinoa
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

Pizza
Leek & onion tart
Spanakopita
Vegetable 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

Burritos
Mexican Lasagna
Fajitas
chili

Potato wedges
Herb-roasted spuds
Cajun spuds
Gratin
Stir Fry
Parmesan Parsnips
asparagus w. capers & parsley
Sweet potato wedges w/ thyme
Spicy Sweet potatoes

Soup
Veg Soup
Barley & Veg sop
Tomato & Lentil
Onion
Winter squash (Roast pumpkin/ Butternut & onion)
Mushroom
Spicy Carrot
Borscht
Carrot and sweet potato
Pumpkin & Red Pepper
Tomato Veg soup
Corn Chowder
Carrot Bisque
Roasted butternut
Curried split pea
Potato and Asparagus
White Bean and Roasted Garlic
Black and White bean soup
Spicy sweet potato

Salads
Pasta w/ green beans & mushrooms
Potato
Nicoise
Beetroot & mint
Tomato, Bean & fried Basil
Watermelon & Feta
Arugula & mushroom w/ pine nuts & red peppers
Greens w/ almonds, crystalised ginger and raspberries
Apple-fennel
Poppyseed coleslaw
artichoke and arugula
carrot salad

AbricotsSecs Sat 13-Sep-08 09:59:31

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ilovemydog Sat 13-Sep-08 10:03:19

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.

CostaRicanCod Sat 13-Sep-08 10:07:10

steak and sausages and cow juice

AbricotsSecs Sat 13-Sep-08 12:31:05

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Megglevache Sat 13-Sep-08 12:33:18

yummm superbunny.

KashaSarrasin Sat 13-Sep-08 12:50:57

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 blush

Superbunny your list is amazing - do you have a favourite recipe book they're taken from?

Tommy Sat 13-Sep-08 13:02:06

wow superbunny!

what's seitan?

(not vegan but veggie and always loking out for new ideas smile)

Mercy Sat 13-Sep-08 13:03:25

What's dirty rice?

SuperBunny Sat 13-Sep-08 15:38:48

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 hmm

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)

Rice:

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.

thisisyesterday Mon 15-Sep-08 20:13:10

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

AccidentalMum Tue 16-Sep-08 17:08:59

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
tempeh kebabs
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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