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Aug. 9th, 2010

08:47 pm - Vegan cooking

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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!

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Date:August 10th, 2010 03:04 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the recipes. I'm not vegan, but I try to eat healthy. I'll probably try the first recipe, it sounds great. Have you ever made baba ghanoush? We love it, it's one of the best ways to eat egg plant. This lady is pretty good at explaining how to make it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRw67fsls7E
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Date:September 2nd, 2010 04:45 am (UTC)

Comment on My Month as a Vegan: Day 01. by leisurelyviking

User mindonfirecmnts referenced to your post from Comment on My Month as a Vegan: Day 01. by leisurelyviking saying: [...] //www.mindonfire.com/?p=2430#comment-26286 Also, I rarely blog, but I made a post about vegan cooking recently with some of my favorite new recipes. It’s here if you need ideas: http://leisurelyviking.livejournal.com/39182.html [...]
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