Vegan cooking - Ice Cream Assassin
Aug. 9th, 2010
08:47 pm - Vegan cooking
I have been extremely busy teaching a biology class lately, and while I can't say my students are perfect, college students are so much easier to work with than kids... I've grown rather fond of them and will miss them after Thursday's final.
Since I am the one working part time, I've been taking on most of the dinner cooking responsibilities around here. I'm planning meals out ahead of time for once-a-week shopping to save money, and keeping a OneNote file of the recipes I try and how they turn out. Since Paff is vegan, I've been surfing vegan recipe blogs and library cookbooks for ideas. I haven't cooked as much in the past few weeks because of my schedule (and Smurf has been wonderful at filling in with no notice), but tonight I had a break and went grocery shopping and cooked. I figured I'd share some of my favorite new vegan recipes.
Tonight's dinner was a curried rice salad with cauliflower, mango and currants. Smurf and I think it's delicious, and Paff (who has weird taste) isn't sure yet. Here's the recipe: Link!
A few weeks ago, I made this cilantro lemon orzo salad with toasted almonds. It kept in the fridge for about a week and the flavors kept soaking into the orzo and making it better over time. It's from the always excellent vegan food blog Sweet Beet and Green Bean: Link!
Smurf loved this veggie pot pie with quinoa-based filling, though it takes a bit of time to make. I made too much to fit in the pie crust, and the flavors were so delicious that I was eating spoonfuls of extra filling while waiting for the rest to bake: Link!
I've made this slow cooker vegetarian chili a few times now, as it's delicious, makes a ton of food, and keeps well. Plus, it's awesome to throw some stuff in the crockpot in the morning and come home to a house that smells like food. I usually serve it over crunched up chips and sprinkle cheese and sliced avocado on top: Link!
If you try any of these, let me know how they turn out!