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Meal ideas, not puddings!

#1 Postby DaN » Mon Mar 08, 2010 4:39 pm

Hi all,

I came on here looking for some meal ideas, but found nothing but desserts!

You are a bunch of fatty cake lovers! :wink: (joke!)

If anyone has suggestions for simple meals that are vegan plus wheat free (seriously intolerant now)

So far I am eating:

1. Heinz Baked Beans (beans in tomato sauce - its an english thing) with mashed potato (using sunflower marjerine in the mash)

2. Mung bean burgers, chips, and salad (if anyone wants the bean burger recipe let me know - they rock!)

3. Rice, mixed lentils, & mixed veg stew, with Garlic Bread (made with wheat free bread - rice & tapioca flour)

4. Pasta dish (wheat free pasta) where I add all sorts of random things, depending on mood.

Any suggestions would be awesome, just give me 1 meal idea of what you eat in a week !!!!

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Re: Meal ideas, not puddings!

#2 Postby Fallen_Horse » Mon Mar 08, 2010 5:19 pm

Where are the fruits man?? :D
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Re: Meal ideas, not puddings!

#3 Postby lobsteriffic » Mon Mar 08, 2010 5:29 pm

I like making curries with chickpeas or lentils
Soups/stews with lentils, split peas, or beans
Veggie stir-fry with tofu or tempeh


If you're looking for healthy meal ideas, check out http://www.fatfreevegan.com

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Re: Meal ideas, not puddings!

#4 Postby DaN » Tue Mar 09, 2010 1:36 pm

lol fallen horse these are my dinners and i dont eat fruit in the evening - only during day :D

lobsterific, thnx for your stir fry tofu suggestion, its going on the list!

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Re: Meal ideas, not puddings!

#5 Postby strawberryriddick » Mon Mar 15, 2010 7:08 pm

We Americans and our Canadian neighbors also have baked beans...just an FYI :)


From what I hear, Chinese and Indian are quite popular in England. What about a little Mexican? Here's my twist on a white trash recipe called "Frito Pie."

INGREDIENTS
-Frito's or other corn chips
-Vegan ground "meat," reconstituted TVP, or crumbled firm tofu or tempeh
-Black or pinto beans (you COULD use your Heinz beans if you so desire)
-Mashed potatoes
-Vegan butter
-1 can of diced tomatoes
-1/2 large onion, diced
-Diced jalapeno and/or chipotle peppers (optional)
-Vegan cheese or vegan cheese sauce (optional)
-Salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, cumin, chili powder
-1 cup rice of your choice, cooked.
-Fresh cilantro (I think you blokes call it coriander? This stuff: http://teluguabhiruchulu.files.wordpres ... tro-de.jpg )
-1/2 diced bell pepper (I think you blokes call it capsicum? These: http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_ceZKjb50a0c/S ... psicum.jpg )
-1 avocado
-Vegan sour cream (optional)


TO DO
Preheat oven to 205 degrees C.
Mash potato with vegan butter, salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Mix with rice and avocado. Set aside.
Cook onion and capsicum together in oil until softened. Set aside.
Heat and mash the beans with chili powder, cumin, onion powder, salt, and pepper. Set aside.
Heat and season the meat/tofu/TVP/tempeh with chili powder, cumin, onion powder, salt, and pepper. Set aside.
In a non-stick casserole dish (or bread pan), layer the potato/rice/avocado, mashed beans, canned tomato, onion/capsicum, jalapeno/chipotle, vegan meat/TVP/tempeh/tofu, vegan cheese/cheese sauce, and top with corn chips. Bake in oven about 15 minutes, or until heated through. Serve topped with fresh torn cilantro and vegan sour cream.

If you can't get some of these ingredients, that's fine. I mean, it's hearty and delicious anyway even if you can't get some of these. I made this about 3 weeks ago for my flatmate and my boyfriend. My boyfriend is vegetarian, my flatmate an omnivore. Both loved it! Feel free to top with hot sauce.
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Re: Meal ideas, not puddings!

#6 Postby DaN » Tue Mar 16, 2010 11:02 am

riddick, thanks for the meal idea, it sounds yummy!

I will definately give it a try one day soon.

Now all i have to do is dig out those baked beans, i know i put them somewhere around here....

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Re: Meal ideas, not puddings!

#7 Postby sosso » Tue Mar 16, 2010 5:46 pm

strawberryriddick, that sounds great. My sister and I will be cooking for some omnivore friends and that sounds like something they could enjoy.

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Re: Meal ideas, not puddings!

#8 Postby strawberryriddick » Wed Mar 17, 2010 6:10 pm

It certainly was delicious! I also found a picture I had taken of it:

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If you want to do Mexican without having to go as in-depth, make some easy vegan nachos.

INGREDIENTS
-Tortilla chips of your choice
-Whatever else you like on nachos (PRE-BAKING: sliced black olives, jalapeno, capsicum, tomatoes, onion, refried beans, whole black/pinto beans, TVP or other meat replacer if you want one, vegan cheese or nutritional yeast cheese sauce; POST-BAKING: avocado, fresh coriander leaves, lettuce [I prefer spinach], vegan sour cream)

TO DO
Preheat oven to 205 C. Place tortilla chips in a baking dish (using a pie tin works well) and top with whatever you like from the pre-baking list. Bake 10 minutes, then top with whatever you like from the post-baking list.



And a delicious salsa: pico de gallo

INGREDIENTS
-1 large tomato, diced and seeded
-1 medium onion (white, yellow, or red), diced
-Half a bunch of fresh coriander leaves (about 1 handful), chopped
-Lime juice and salt to taste

TO DO
Mix all ingredients, let sit for 5 minutes before serving with tortilla chips, crackers, or on any Mexican dish.



Oh, while I'm at it, try salad rolls for gluten-free goodness!

INGREDIENTS
-Salad roll wrappers*
-Mixed greens, lettuce, spinach, or whatever leafy green you like
-Fresh coriander leaves
-Fresh mint leaves (optional)
-Sweet chili sauce

TO DO
Prepare the salad rolls*, then serve with sweet chili sauce for dipping.


*This YouTube video shows how to soften the wrappers and wrap the salad rolls. In Vietnamese cooking, they're called "spring rolls," but often that term is confused with Chinese spring rolls, which are made with a thin paper made with flour and water that is then deep-fried. These wrappers are made from tapioca starch, so your gluten issue shouldn't act up. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTOgdljDwa0


Let's see...uh, try this Pineapple Ginger Stir Fry.


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INGREDIENTS
-Baked or extra firm tofu, cut into cubes
-Cubed pineapple (if using canned, get cubed in own juice)
-Capsicum, diced into bite-sized chunks.
-Tomato (seeds removed), diced into bite-sized chunks
-Onion, diced into bite-sized chunks
-Cooked rice of your liking
-Soy sauce (use wheat-free Tamari to keep it gluten-free), to taste
-Ginger powder (or fresh ginger, minced), to taste
-Black pepper, to taste
-Sesame seeds (about 3 tablespoons...but really, as many as you'd like)
-Sesame oil, to taste

TO DO
Combine soy sauce, ginger, black pepper, sesame seeds, and sesame oil in a bowl JUST large enough to contain the ingredient list. I said these are all "to taste," but start with mostly soy sauce, then add in some sesame oil until you found a nice taste blend. Add in the pineapple juice (again, to taste), then the ginger, pepper, and sesame seeds. Then add in all the other ingredients EXCEPT THE RICE, and ensure they're well-coated. Whatever proportion you want is just fine. If you like lots of tofu, then put in lots of tofu. Prefer onion? Go for it. Up to you. Once you mix it, cover and put in the refrigerator for at least an hour (up to 48 hours).
Heat a large pan (or wok) on medium high heat. Add in oil (sesame oil is great here) and add in the marinated ingredients, making sure not to dump in the marinade. Cook until softened, about 5 minutes or so, and then add the rice. Add in some more of the marinade to flavor the rice to your liking, then cook until heated through and serve.



Oh, and try this without the bun (or use a gluten-free bun)...chili "burger."

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INGREDIENTS
-1 portabello mushroom cap per person, rubbed with a little oil, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper on both sides
-1 can diced tomatoes
-1 can black or pinto beans, drained
-1 small can fire roasted green chilies
-Diced jalapeno or chipotle (to taste...optional)
-Diced polenta or whole-kernel corn
-Sliced black olives
-Onion powder, garlic powder, salt, pepper, red pepper flakes, and chili powder to taste
-1 bun per person
-Hummus
-Mixed greens, spinach, or whatever other leafy green you like

TO DO
Combine all ingredients except the mushroom, greens, hummus, and bun into a pot and cook until heated through.
Cook the portabello mushroom as you like (grilled, pan-fry, whatever) until heated through.
Heat or grill the buns, spread with hummus on both sides (just go with me on this), place portabello mushroom cap on the bottom bun, then slop some chili onto it, then the leafy greens, then top with other side of bun.
If you don't feel like the bun or don't want to do (or can't find) gluten-free buns, make this into a chili salad by slicing the mushroom, using lots of leafy greens, and omitting the hummus (or try mixing it into the chili). Then top the greens with the chili and sliced mushroom. Crush some tortilla chips onto it if you like.


TO DO

First: make the marinade. Making it in the bowl without adding anything is important so you can taste it. This is especially important if you're using meat. Soy sauce, pineapple juice, ginger powder, and sesame oil.
Second: added the ingredients. I have chopped green bell pepper, pineapple, tomato (with seeds removed), onion, and baked tofu into bite-sized pieces. This can also be used for kabobs.
Third: After cooking through and softening up a bit, I added cooked brown rice and heated that through (it was cold, leftover rice) and served. Because I used no raw meat, I was able to add more of the sauce during cooking to adjust the flavor.
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Re: Meal ideas, not puddings!

#9 Postby Barb123 » Wed Mar 17, 2010 10:00 pm

This may be simple and no frills in comparison, but it's quick and good (at least to me).
I just make some quinoa and season it with some pepper and garlic and top it with some steamed broccoli and black beans. Simple but it works. Hope maybe this helps ya.
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Re: Meal ideas, not puddings!

#10 Postby DaN » Sat Mar 20, 2010 1:48 pm

Thanks for the great recipes riddick, I will definately make them.

None of what i eat is anywhere near as fancy, i am a bit of a boring eater im afraid, using simple ingredients and meals etc.

Trying to not be so unimaginative moving forward :lol:
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#11 Postby strawberryriddick » Tue Mar 23, 2010 5:51 pm

We do so little for ourselves on a regular basis. It doesn't really take extra time to make a slightly fancier dish and it makes you feel like you did something nice for you :)
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#12 Postby C.O. » Wed Jan 11, 2012 4:23 pm

Portabello chili burger looks amazing. That is on the menu for tonight's dinner!

Thanks,

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#13 Postby KarakD. » Wed Jan 11, 2012 5:14 pm

Grilled or roasted veggies in EVOO & Kosher Salt.

I also make tons of soup. Pumpkin/Fig is my fave right now.
**NOTE: omit bacon/heavy cream & replace chicken stock w/veggie
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#14 Postby emvoneuw » Tue Feb 07, 2012 3:40 am

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#15 Postby Jessica.veggiegirl » Mon Feb 20, 2012 2:45 am

I have a blog i post all the meals i make up onto. I started doing all the cooking for my family since i went vegan so i could fix what i would eat and my dad is usually gone on trips and my mom hates cooking so it works out perfectly. I generally cook one dessert a week but everything else is healthy easy vegan meals. I don't have any recipes with fake meats or cheeses and stuff because I live in China so i can't get those and i don't really like them. The link is in my signature if you would like to check it out. :)


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