Vegan Summer Rolls

Vegan Summer Rolls

Posted by on Aug 14, 2018 in Oriental, Vegan Recipes
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Vegan Summer Rolls
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I kept seeing pictures of summer rolls online and they looked so good I felt obligated to create my own. These are wonderfully fresh and full of vibrant flavours, served with a delicious peanut dip. This recipe could be made raw by leaving out the mushrooms.
Servings Prep Time
12 rolls 20-30 minutes
Cook Time
5 minutes
Servings Prep Time
12 rolls 20-30 minutes
Cook Time
5 minutes
Vegan Summer Rolls
Print Recipe
I kept seeing pictures of summer rolls online and they looked so good I felt obligated to create my own. These are wonderfully fresh and full of vibrant flavours, served with a delicious peanut dip. This recipe could be made raw by leaving out the mushrooms.
Servings Prep Time
12 rolls 20-30 minutes
Cook Time
5 minutes
Servings Prep Time
12 rolls 20-30 minutes
Cook Time
5 minutes
Ingredients
Veggies and Rice Paper
Garlic-Ginger Mushrooms
Peanut Sauce
Servings: rolls
Instructions
Garlic-Ginger Mushrooms
  1. Add the mushrooms into a pan and dry-fry until the moisture starts to come out. Add the ginger, garlic and soy sauce and saute for about 5 minutes. Transfer to a bowl ready to add to your wraps.
Wraps
  1. Slice all your veggies and get them ready on a chopping board or plate.
  2. Fill a large bowl with cold water and wrap a damp tea towel around a chopping board.
  3. Dip a rice paper wrap into the water and lay onto the tea towel. Assemble your wraps by filling in the centre of the wrap being careful not to overfill!
  4. Wrap starting with the bottom and top, then fold over one side. Then with the bulk of the wrap in your palm and fingers tucked underneath, gently fold it over onto the other side. Lay on a plate and repeat. It might take a few attempts to get it right.. but stick with it and most importantly be patient!
Peanut Sauce
  1. Add all ingredients into a bowl and mix. Add more water if it's too thick.

Vegan Thai Red Curry and Coconut Rice

Posted by on Jul 26, 2018 in Vegan Recipes
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Vegan Thai Red Curry
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Few things beat a good Thai curry, and this one is no exception! Fresh tasting and quick to make, this recipe will serve 4 people, or 2 extremely hungry people.
Servings Prep Time
4 people 5 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 people 5 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Vegan Thai Red Curry
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Few things beat a good Thai curry, and this one is no exception! Fresh tasting and quick to make, this recipe will serve 4 people, or 2 extremely hungry people.
Servings Prep Time
4 people 5 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 people 5 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Ingredients
Curry
Coconut Rice
Servings: people
Instructions
Coconut Rice
  1. Add 1 can of coconut milk and 400ml of boiling water to a large saucepan and bring it to a boil.
  2. Add the jasmine rice, stir well and cover. Simmer on low for 12-15 minutes, stirring occasionally if necessary.
Curry
  1. Heat 1 tbsp vegetable oil in a large pan and fry the onion and ginger for 2 minutes. Add the mushrooms, broccoli, mange tout and baby corn and fry for another 2-3 minutes.
  2. Add the red curry paste, soy sauce and vinegar and continue frying for 2 minutes. Add the coconut milk and stir until it starts to boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Turn out the heat and add a large handful of spinach, mix in.
  3. Serve with the rice and sprinkle coriander, fresh chilli, red onion and sesame seeds on top.
Recipe Notes

I like mushrooms in this recipe, but it works equally well with fried tofu. Don't be afraid of subbing any of the vegetable ingredients the recipe calls for—use any type of veg you want!

Vegan Crispy Chilli ‘Beef’

Posted by on Jul 24, 2018 in Vegan Recipes
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Vegan Crispy Chilli 'Beef'
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A ridiculously tasty vegan version of the popular Chinese takeaway favourite: Crispy Chilli Beef! After accidentally creating some sort of crispy beef/steak out of seitan one day, I refined it to closely resemble the look, taste and texture of the real thing before deciding it would be perfect for a vegan 'crispy chilli beef' recipe. I was not disappointed! It takes a bit of prep work, but once you've tried it you'll realise it was time well spent.
Servings Prep Time
2 people 40 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2 people 40 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Vegan Crispy Chilli 'Beef'
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A ridiculously tasty vegan version of the popular Chinese takeaway favourite: Crispy Chilli Beef! After accidentally creating some sort of crispy beef/steak out of seitan one day, I refined it to closely resemble the look, taste and texture of the real thing before deciding it would be perfect for a vegan 'crispy chilli beef' recipe. I was not disappointed! It takes a bit of prep work, but once you've tried it you'll realise it was time well spent.
Servings Prep Time
2 people 40 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2 people 40 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Ingredients
Seitan 'Beef'
Veggies
Sauce
Servings: people
Instructions
Seitan 'Beef'
  1. In a large bowl, add the vital wheat gluten, nutritional yeast, garlic powder, smoked paprika, bouillon powder and beetroot powder and mix well with a fork. Add the dark soy sauce, liquid smoke and 60ml water and mix well. Form into a dough, set aside the bowl and knead on a clean surface for 2-3 minutes. This will toughen up the gluten slightly. If you use too much water, just add a bit more gluten.
  2. Stretch out the dough so it's long and thin; it will have some resistance, but keep at it and apply pressure with your hands and it will stay put.
  3. Slice the seitan into long, thin strips. It doubles in size when cooking so the thinner you slice it, the better. More surface area means more sauce coverage!
  4. In the bowl you set aside, add the cornflour and Chinese five spice and mix well with a fork. Coat each piece of seitan with the mixture.
  5. In a large wok, heat approx. 6 tbsp vegetable oil until hot. Fry the pieces of seitan for about 10 minutes or until browned and crispy. Set aside. (while it's cooking, chop the veggies so you're not hanging around)
Veggies
  1. Thinly slice the red pepper and chilli (with seeds). Slice the spring onions and separate the lighter parts from the green. Mince or slice the garlic into small pieces and slice the ginger into matchsticks. Set aside half the chilli and the green parts of the spring onions.
  2. Fry the ginger, garlic, red pepper, half the chilli and white parts of the spring onions for a 2-3 minutes on a medium heat until soft. Try not to burn the garlic and ginger or they'll go bitter.
Sauce
  1. While the veg is cooking, grab a jug (or bowl) and add the vinegar, light soy sauce, sweet chilli sauce, ketchup and 2 tbsp water. Mix well and add to the wok. Turn up the heat and let it bubble for a minute or two. Add the seitan and ensure the pieces are coated evenly in sauce. Heat for another minute.
  2. Serve on noodles or rice, and sprinkle the green bits of spring onions and remaining chilli on top. Enjoy hot!
Recipe Notes

The seitan could easily be used in any recipe that calls for beef—Chinese or otherwise. You could also make larger quantities of the seitan dough and freeze it for later to save you making it from scratch every time. Also, you can freeze any leftover cornflour/five spice mixture in a bag if you use too much; although it's cheap there's no need to waste anything!

Creamy Vegan Chana Kurma (Korma)

Posted by on Jul 20, 2015 in Vegan Recipes
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Creamy Vegan Chana Kurma (Korma)
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I've always loved a good korma, and since going meat & dairy free I thought I wouldn't be able to enjoy one again! This recipe uses zero animal products, is incredibly creamy and tastes great! Add some green chillies if you prefer it hot!
Servings Prep Time
4 people 10 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
10 minutes 30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 people 10 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
10 minutes 30 minutes
Creamy Vegan Chana Kurma (Korma)
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I've always loved a good korma, and since going meat & dairy free I thought I wouldn't be able to enjoy one again! This recipe uses zero animal products, is incredibly creamy and tastes great! Add some green chillies if you prefer it hot!
Servings Prep Time
4 people 10 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
10 minutes 30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 people 10 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
10 minutes 30 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: people
Instructions
Rice
  1. The rice takes the longest, so put this on first. Add 1 tbsp oil into a saucepan along with 2 tsp of turmeric and 1 tsp cumin seeds. Fry for 1 minute before adding the rice and 450ml of boiling water.
  2. Bring to the boil, cover and simmer for about 15-20 minutes until the water has been absorbed.
Curry
  1. Pour the milk into a jug and soak the cashews in it whilst you do the rest. Put the garlic, coconut, ginger, cumin, garam masala, 1tsp of turmeric and oil in a food processor along with a splash of water and blend until it becomes a paste.
  2. Fry the paste along with the onions in a pan until the onions are lightly browned.
  3. Add the carrots, chickpeas & green beans to the pan and mix.
  4. Pour the milk and cashews into a blender/the smoothie attachment of your processor and blend until smooth.
  5. Add the mixture into the pan, give it a stir and simmer for 10 minutes.
  6. Serve with rice, poppadoms & mango chutney. Delicious!
Recipe Notes

For a bit of heat add some red chilli flakes or fresh green chillies. As there's no meat or dairy involved this will keep for a good week in the fridge. Alternatively make into batches and freeze.