All posts tagged: vegan main meal

Spicy tofu & brussels sprout fried rice

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main meal / tofu

Here’s a combo that you might not think goes together, but it really does.  Brussels sprouts and fried rice?  Nah.  Oh, but YEAH. Many people aren’t keen on that stinky little vegetable, but I’m a huge fan of sprouts.  They’re usually only found as part of a roast dinner (hidden under the gravy), but after trying this recipe it’s clear that they’re a lot more versatile than just being a side dish.  One cup of […]

BBQ pulled tempeh sloppy Joes

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burgers / main meal / tempeh

In my quest to veganise anything and everything, I’ve given Sloppy Joes the positivelyjen vegan once over.  I missed out on the “joy” of Sloppy Joes before becoming vegan, because I was never really a fan of mincemeat (no surprises really considering what’s in the stuff…).  Now that tempeh is on the scene there’s no turning back. I remember the first time I tried tempeh… please don’t make my mistake and try it uncooked and […]

Mexican corn and quinoa salad

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salad

Alright guys – it’s nearly not salad weather anymore, woop!  Not that I hate salad or anything, I just prefer my food cooked (I’d be a terrible raw til 4 participant). THIS salad however, is a winner.  Don’t tell your non-vegan friends it has quinoa in it though, because you know what they get like when they hear KEEN-WAH.  All they need to know is it’s tasty and yum and shut up and eat it. […]

Get saucy – vegan lasagna sauce

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main meal / sauce

  Lasagna is just such a classic meal.  I used to cook it all the time before going vegan, but was never sure how to transfer it over using plant based ingredients. I should never have worried – the amount of plant based milks and cheeses around means lasagna will never go off the menu.  Plus you only need to substitute for some soy mince or lentils, or just make it all from veggies.  Most […]

Beetroot burger patties

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burgers / main meal

Time time has come for me to stop relying on pre-made burgers and start making them myself… when I have time.  Seeing as I was recently off work for two weeks (one spent in Dubrovnik though) it was time to start. First up – beetroot burger patties.  So pink, so “raw beef”-like (ew ew ew), but so delicious. As always, with the food you make yourself you know  exactly what’s in it, and this is one healthy patty. […]

Balsamic tofu skewers

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main meal / tofu

I love a good skewer, and I love Mediterranean veggies and tofu, so here we are. I used to make skewers by cutting up the ingredients, popping them on skewers, drizzling and grill.  Grilling however is a right royal pain.  Ain’t nobody got time to check and turn, check and turn, check and turn every five minutes. The solution?  Cook it all first and THEN stick it on skewers.  I know, genius. Of course feel free to use any […]

Potato salad (vegan)

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Potato / salad / sides

Who doesn’t love potato salad?!  Actually, I never really liked it that much when I was younger, it always tasted really fatty and made me feel a bit bilious.  Non-vegan potato salad (with bacon) IS really fatty and gross, so it’s no surprise I felt that way. So here comes a less-fatty and gross potato salad for you lot to try out.  You’re welcome. I made the vegan bacon in advance (recipe here) and it’s […]

Roasted Courgette Orzotto

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main meal / Risotto

  Orzotto is a thing!  I didn’t know it was a thing until I spent a week in Dubrovnik recently and tried some myself.  Oh boy, it was GOOD. Orzotto is basically a risotto made with pearl barley instead of rice.  The food in Dubrovnik has quite a heavy Italian influence (think pizza, pasta, grilled veggies… all the good stuff!), and orzotto is no exception. You can substitute the veggies in this with any other […]

Pistachio crusted tofu

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main meal / tofu

Spent a good hour in the kitchen the other night whipping up a vegan storm.  The tastiest part of the meal was the pistachio crusted tofu, and considering the ingredients list it didn’t take too long to prepare. With the tofu, pistachio and tahini combo, this recipe will ensure you’re well on your way to hitting your daily protein, iron and calcium recommended intake. And we like that kind of thing 🙂 There’s quite an ingredient list and takes some […]

Giant couscous stuffed peppers with basil

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sides

I had been looking around for giant couscous recipes for ages, but hadn’t found many that appealed.  Most of the recipes were salads, and I’m not a huge fan of salad to be honest (WHAT? A vegan who doesn’t like salad?  Burn the witch!!). First endeavour into giant couscous and not only was it a success, it’s now going to be on high rotation on the Restaurant of Jen menu. Stuffed peppers are always a good shout if you want something that […]