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Showing posts with label Vegan. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Vegan. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Vegan. Show all posts

Vegan Garlicky Roasted Asparagus And Potatoes#Fantasticalfood

This is a vegan, soy-free, gluten-free, nut-free recipe that take few minutes to put together.

The potatoes  and the asparagus are  all juicy and crispy. 
 The potatoes crunchy on the outside and  just melt in your mouth.  A perfect brunch or dinner.  

Serves: 1
Ingredients

12 - 15 New Baby Potatoes - halved
150 Grams Asparagus
5 Cloves Garlic - minced
1/2 tsp Paprika powder
1 tbsp rosemary (finely chopped. Sub with sage, or, if using dry herbs, use 2 tsp)
Dash  Black pepper  powder
1/2 Teaspoon Salt or to taste
1 Tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Method
Preheat the oven to 200 degrees C. 
In a  plastic bag, mix together the olive oil, red pepper flakes, herbs, black pepper, salt and garlic. Toss  the potatoes in shaking it until the herbs have coated the potatoes. Spread in a single layer on a baking tray . Bake for 20 minutes. 

In the same plastic bag toss the asparagus. Keep this aside till the potatoes are done. 
After 10 minutes take the baking tray out and shake it. Place it back into the oven till done.   

When the potatoes are done take the baking tray from the oven, toss in the asparagus along with the remaining marinade  and give the potatoes a stir with the spatula. Place the baking tray back in the oven and bake another 10 minutes or until asparagus is lightly golden-brown. 
Serve warm.
Labels : Vegetables, Vegetarian, Roasted, Baked, Baby Potatoes, Asparagus, Garlic, Vegan, Gluten free, Nut Free, Soy Free, Brunch, Dinner, Fantastical Food Fight
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Stir Fry Baby Corn On A Bed Of Fettuccine Pasta

This is a tangy and sweet baby corn stir fry. This is served on a bed of Fettuccine pasta. It's vegan and delicious. 
Ingredients
3 Tablespoons Sesame oil
6 Baby corns - cut into four parts
2 Capsicums - cut into strips
1 Spring Onions - white and green sliced separately
1 Tomato - de seeded - cut into strips
1 Tablespoons Ginger Garlic paste -
1.1/2 Teaspoon Red Chilly powder
2 Tablespoons Tomato sauce
2 Tablespoons Tomato Puree
1 Tablespoons Corn flour - mixed in 1/4 cup water
1/2 Teaspoon 
Ajinomoto - optional
1 Teaspoon Soy sauce
Salt to taste
200 Grams Fettuccine Pasta
Method
Boil the Fettuccine Pasta as per packet instructions.
Mix the ginger - garlic paste in 2 tablespoon water and keep aside.
Fry the baby corn, capsicum and tomato separately, keep aside.
In a wok heat oil and add the ginger-garlic paste and fry till all the water dries. Then add the tomato puree, tomato sauce, soy sauce, chilly powder and salt to taste. 
Stir fry till oil leaves the sides then add the white part of the onion and stir fry on high flame for a minute add the fried baby corn, capsicum and tomato, stir fry on high flame for a minute add water to make it saucy and the ajinomoto  and bring it to a boil, add the corn flour slurry and let it thicken slightly. 
Take off flame and serve it on a bed of Fettuccine pasta.
Labels : Pasta & Noodles, Baby Corn, Vegetarian, Vegan, Main course, Italian

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Italian Tomato Bread Soup#Soupswappers

This soup is perfect to use over ripe tomatoes and stale bread.  It's a  thick and filling soup. I added a few cherry tomatoes to  the soup and it gave nice flavor and garnish to the soup. This is perfect for filling  meal.

Makes 2 Servings
Ingredients 

1 Big Slice of Bread
2 Ripe Tomatoes - chopped
1 Onion - chopped

3 Cloves Garlic - chopped
1 Teaspoon Oil
1/2 Teaspoon 
Mixed Italian seasoning
1/4 Teaspoon Black 
Pepper powder
1 Veg Soup Seasoning
1 Stick Celery with  leaves - chopped
Water as required
4 - 5 Cherry tomatoes -  slice in two
A Few Basil Leaves
Method

Heat oil in a pan, Add garlic fry till starts to change color.
Add onion and fry till it just starts to turn golden.
Add tomatoes and  cook till  the tomato is mushy.
 Now ad the celery, Italian seasonings, pepper powder. Add `1/2 cup water, cover and cook for 2 -3  minutes. 
Add the bread and again add 1/2 cup water and cook for another 2 minutes. 
 Take  it off  flame and let it cool down. Blend to smooth paste.
In the same  pan and add blended paste, water as required, and bring it to a boil.  Switch it off flame. 
Now add the  cherry tomatoes. 
Garnish with chopped scallion greens and  basil leaves.
 Serve hot
Labels:  Soup, Italian, Italy, Italian seasoning, Bread, Tomato, Cherry Tomatoes, Soup Swappers, Healthy Dinners,Vegan

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Tabbouleh Salad

Tabbouleh is made using Bulgar. Bulgar is broken wheat that has been partially cooked. It’s an ingredient  used in many Middle Eastern and Mediterranean dishes. Tabbouleh is a very versatile salad. This simple and takes very little time to make.
This is  great potluck and summer picnic side-dish. 
I have paired this Tabbouleh Salad with Heart Salmon Cakes. This also makes a perfect combo with Seafood, Grilled Meat/ Chicken or Seekh Kebabs, wraps, or grilled veggies and almost any thing you wish.
Ingredients
For the Bulgur
½ Cup Bulgur
1 Cup Water
1 Teaspoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Salt and Black Pepper to taste
Other Ingredients

½ Cup Parsley - finely chopped
2 Tablespoons Mint Leaves - torn
2 Cucumbers - chopped
10 - 12 Cherry Tomatoes - chopped
1 Medium Red onion - finely chopped
1 Cup Pomegranate seeds
A few Romaine Lettuce - chopped
A Few Basil Leaves - torn
For the Dressing

A Juice of one big  Lemon
3 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1/2 Teaspoon Salt or  to taste
1/4 Teaspoon Freshly Ground Black Pepper

Method

For the Bulgur
In a sauce pan add the water and Bulgar, season the water with salt, pepper and a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil. Bring it to a boil, cover and simmer for 10 minutes, or till Bulgar is cooked through. When cooked take it off flame and fluff it with a fork. Leave at room temperature or in the refrigerator for two to three hours, so that the Bulgar can continue to absorb any extra liquid and swell.

For the Dressing

In a small glass jar or a bowl, combine lemon juice, extra virgin olive oil, salt and pepper. Shake well to combine all the ingredients.
To Assemble

 In a large mixing bowl, add Bulgar ,onions, tomatoes, cucumber, half of the herbs and pomegranate seeds. 

Pour the dressing over the salad and mix well. Keep this in the refrigerator to chill.  
Spoon the  salad on to a serving bowl garnish with  remaining herbs, pomegranate seeds and  chopped cherry tomatoes. Serve and enjoy.

My Notes

You can keep tabbouleh refrigerated in a tight-lid container for 2 days or so. It’s important to try and drain some of the juice out before refrigerating leftover.

Labels : Main Course, Salads, Side Dish,  Mediterranean, Vegan

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Potato Hearts#Foodieextravaganza

Today is  event day for Foodie Extravaganza  our  Host is Anne Lawton. Since February 8th is National Potato lovers day  she asked us to share our favorite  recipe. Thank you Anne for hosting this month's event.

These potato hearts are pan fried. Made these as starter for girls who came home to practice for the Mehendi dance. 

Ingredients 
6 Large Potatoes
1/4 Cup Olive oil
1 Teaspoon Salt
1 Teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1 Teaspoon Mixed Herbs
½ Teaspoon Paprika powder
Juice of Half a Lemon

Method

Fill a pot with about 2 liters of water, add a tablespoon salt, bring to boil, then reduce heat to gentle simmer.
In the meantime peel potatoes, slice them, into 1/4 inch thick slices, then take a small metal cookie cutter and cut into hearts,  and keep aside. 
Cut out as many hearts as you can. 
Cook potatoes in simmering water for just 2 minutes, drain potatoes and let them cool slightly  and  coat them in oil.
Combine all the ingredients for the marinade, coat the potatoes, let it sit for 10 minutes.

Then heat a non stick pan  and pan fry them till golden on both sides. 
Serve hot.  These are really yum and  do not require any dipping sauce.  Potato Hearts will vanish as they are being served, be sure of that.
Labels: Foodie Extravaganza Party, Potato, Potato Hearts,  Starters, Side Dish, Pan Fried,  Vegan, Gluten free

Foodie Extravaganza is a monthly food fest, where a group of bloggers all create and share a recipe around one of the monthly food 'holidays' as detailed in The Nibble. Posting day is always the first Wednesday of each month. If you are a blogger and would like to join our group and blog along with us, come join our Facebook pageFoodie Extravaganza. We would love to have you! If you're a spectator looking for delicious tid-bits check out our Foodie Extravaganza Pinterest Board! Looking for our previous parties? Check them out HERE.
See all the other recipes for today's Foodie Extravaganza
Air Fried Potato Chips by A Day in the Life on the Farm
Baked Rosti with Spiralized Potatoes by Karen's Kitchen Stories
Colcannon Potatoes by Simply Inspired Meals
Creamy Cheeseburger & Veggie Hot Dish by Faith, Hope Love, & Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice
Healthy Twice Baked Potatoes by Simple and Savory
Jansson's Frestelse - Creamy Anchovy Potato Bake by Food Lust People Love
Krumplileves (Hungarian Potato Soup) by Tara's Multicultural Table
Potato Hearts by Sneha's Recipe
Sausage Stuffed Red Potatoes by Jolene's Recipe Journal
Schwabischer Kartoffelsalat (German Potato Salad) by Culinary Adventures with Camilla
Scottish Macaroon Bars by Pandemonium Noshery
Wet Breakfast Burrito by Palatable Pastime
Waffled Hash Browns by Reviews, Chews & How-Tos

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Oats & Honey Porridge#Improv

Another quick and healthy breakfast. I make this for breakfast so often and sometime add fresh fruits too. 
Serves 2
Ingredients

1 Cup Oats

1½ Cup Water
1½ Cup Milk

2 Tablespoons Honey
Handful chopped nuts and fruits (Dates, Almonds,Cashew nuts, Walnuts and Raisins)
1 Teaspoon Chia Seeds


Method

In a saucepan , combine water and  milk,  bring to boil on  medium low flame
then add the oats and give it a quick stir,
Now add the honey and  chia seeds mix in well, keep stirring for 3 - 4 minutes  or till the porridge thickens a little.
Keep stirring in so that it is not burnt at the bottom.
When the oats is  cooked, turn off flame and transfer the contents to a serving bowl,
 Drizzle a little honey
The porridge will further thicken as it starts to cool , so adjust your water and milk quantities accordingly.
Here is the goodness of fruits
Sprinkle all the chopped nuts and fruits on top.  
Enjoy  this healthy breakfast!!
My Notes
Can use any type of oats.
Feel free to add or skip the nuts.
Vegans or lactose intolerant people can use  almond milk,  soy milk or coconut milk instead.

Sending this Improv Cooking Challenge, hosted by Nichole Little, theme for month is " Oats & Honey".
Labels : Oats, Honey, Breakfast, Healthy, Improv Cooking Challenge, Sugar Free, Diabetic Friendly, Vegan, Gluten Free

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