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25 Best Vegan Iron Rich Recipes

January 18 2022 Vegan Richa 

25 Best Vegan Iron Rich RecipesLearn all about iron-rich vegan foods and how to incorporate them into a real-world, everyday meals for optimal absorption in this round-up of delicious iron-rich recipes.  Iron deficiency is quite a common nutrient deficiency in the world and affects vegans and omnivores alike. The good news is that you can get all the iron your body needs from Plants. When we think about iron, our minds wander to red meat etc. But there are lots of plant-based foods containing good amounts of this essential mineral as well. Iron Absorption Now, one thing is choosing iron-rich foods. The other thing is making sure your body can absorb that iron.  You can enhance your body’s absorption of iron by drinking citrus juice or eating or adding other foods rich in vitamin C at the same time that you eat high-iron foods. Another little trick: Use a cast-iron skillet. Cooking in a cast iron skillet can add significant amounts of iron to your food and into your body. It’s often really surprising foods that contain a lot of iron. Like Blackstrap molasses 1 tablespoon of blackstrap molasses has 3.6 mg. You can add molasses to vegan baked beans, any baked oatmeal recipe, or add some to salad dressings. Mix and match lentils and beans or beans and spinach to make an iron packed meal. If your readings are consistently low even after eating thoughtfully, consult your doctor about it. People can have absorption issues and will need supplementation even with an iron-rich diet. For high protein options, check this collection! Without further ado, here are some hearty vegan meals to try that combine iron-rich foods with ingredients that help to absorb it well. Best Vegan Recipes using Iron rich foods Lentils 1 cup of lentils has 6.6 mg iron. Paired with other iron sources such as spinach, tomatoes and that bit of lemon for the vitamin c that helps iron absorption and you are all set. Lentils are so easy to incorporate into your everyday like. Try them in lentil soups, tacos, pasta sauce, and even brownies Vegan Stuffed Butternut Squash with Lentil Apple Filling Vegan Stuffed Butternut Squash with Lentil & Apple filling is a hearty and satisfying plant-based main course for any winter dinner and makes for a showstopping holiday meal! Easy to make ahead of time! TRY THIS RECIPE Vegan Red Lentil Sweet Potato Curry This creamy Thai inspired Vegan Red Lentil Sweet Potato Curry features healthy coconut milk and plenty of veggies. It's all made in just one pot, gluten-free and perfect as a quick weeknight dinner! TRY THIS RECIPE Instant Pot Vegan Lentil Sloppy Joes Instant Pot Vegan Lentil Sloppy Joes! 1 Pot, 30 min, freezer friendly tangy flavorful sloppy lentils. Serve in sandwiches with slaw or over tater tots or baked potato. Vegan Glutenfree Soyfree Nutfree Recipe TRY THIS RECIPE Lentil Curry Casserole Make this easy Vegan Curry Lentil Casserole whenever that craving for restaurant-style creamy Indian lentil dishes hits. Brown lentils simmered in a fragrant coconut curry broth, served over rice! So easy, so delicious. Gluten-free, too.  TRY THIS RECIPE Lentil Bolognese With Spaghetti This Lentil Bolognese Sauce is hearty with Red lentils and Mushrooms, flavors with herbs, sauce and great with Spaghetti or other pasta.  22 Gm of Protein. Vegan Soyfree Nutfree Recipe. Can be gluten-free with glutenfree pasta TRY THIS RECIPE Vegan Lentil Quinoa Loaf This Lentil Quinoa Loaf with a Spicy Ketchup glaze is nut-free, vegan and can be made gluten-free. Perfect addition to a holiday meal. Makes 1 loaf, serves 3 to 4 TRY THIS RECIPE Turmeric Lentil Fritters Tomato Bowl with Tahini Dill Sauce Turmeric Lentil Fritters Tomato Greens Bowl with Tahini Dill Sauce. Baked Seedy Golden Lentil fritters with greens, tomatoes and a tahini sauce make an easy Lunch bowl. Vegan Nut-free Soy-free Recipe. Easily Glutenfree. Makes 16 to 18 fritters TRY THIS RECIPE Vegan Enchiladas Recipe with Lentils and Black Beans Vegan Enchiladas Recipe. Easy Enchilada Recipe with Blender Enchilada Sauce, soft tortillas filled with black beans, spinach and lentils. Vegan Soy-free Recipe. Can be Gluten-free. Ready within 1 Hour. Makes 1 rectangular pan (8 by 12). (Pictured in 9 by 9 pan. You might have some leftover filling and sauce depending on how many tortillas you fit in). . TRY THIS RECIPE     Tofu High in protein and iron – 4 oz has 6.4 mg. Tofu paired with greens or beans makes for a satisfying and nutritious meal Sheet Pan Veggie Dinner with Broccoli, Sweet Potato, Tofu, Chickpeas & Miso Maple Dressing Sheet Pan Veggie Dinner with Broccoli, Sweet Potato, Tofu, Chickpeas, Sunflower seeds dressed with Miso Maple Dressing. Vegan Glutenfree Nutfree Recipe. Can be soyfree with chickpea miso. 23 gm of Protein! TRY THIS RECIPE Malai Tofu ( Vegan Malai Paneer) Malai Tofu - a simple Indian weeknight curry with tofu in a thick spiced tomato coconut milk sauce. Serve with naan and/­­or rice for a delicious plant-based dinner. Soy-free option included. TRY THIS RECIPE Vegan Creamy Cajun Pasta with Breaded tofu. Vegan Creamy Cajun Pasta with Crisp Breaded tofu. Nut-free Creamy Cajun Spice Sauce with Farfalle and Breaded Tofu. Vegan Nut-free Recipe. Soy-free option. Easily oil-free TRY THIS RECIPE Vegan Gluten free Zucchini Lasagna with Tofu Ricotta Vegan Gluten free Zucchini Lasagna with creamy Tofu Herb Ricotta and Red Lentils! Grain-free, can be nut-free. 15 G of Protein. Can be made ahead. Makes a 9 by 9 inch baking dish. TRY THIS RECIPE Vegan Tofu Katsu Curry Curb your Japanese take-out cravings with this easy homemade vegan tofu katsu curry recipe! Crispy panko breaded tofu in a creamy mildly spiced curry sauce. Nutfree, GF option soyfree option TRY THIS RECIPE     Spinach Spinach is another excellent source of iron. 1 cup has 6.4 mg. Spinach in combination with chickpeas, lentils or tofu makes for an iron rich meal. Spicy Tofu Spinach Stir fry (15 Minute 1 Pan) An easy Spicy Spinach Tofu Stir-fry that can be made in 1 pot within 15 minutes. This recipe is a lifesaver come dinnertime. weeknight Indian spiced Tofu Spinach curry with almost no chopping! Gluten-free, Nut-free, soy-free option.  TRY THIS RECIPE Vegan Spinach Artichoke Pasta Bake You will love this delicious vegan spinach and artichoke pasta bake recipe. It's like having spinach and artichoke dip, but for dinner! TRY THIS RECIPE Chickpea Spinach Pie with Berbere Spice Chickpea Spinach Pie with Berbere Spice. Easy Chickpea Spinach Pastry for holidays and company with vegan puff pastry. Use spices or blends of choice. Use lentils for variation. Vegan Soy-free Nut-free Recipe.  TRY THIS RECIPE Chickpea Lentil Quinoa Spinach Stew This chickpea Lentil Quinoa Spinach Stew is easy, filing, full of protein and delicious. Free of dairy, egg, corn, soy, gluten TRY THIS RECIPE     Chickpeas and Kidney Beans Great sources of iron and you can easily combine them. 1 cup of chickpeas has 3.6 mg 1 cup kidney beans has 5.2 mg Instant Pot Vegan Chili - Oil-free Kidney Bean Red Lentil Chili Instant Pot Vegan Chili - Oil-free Kidney Bean Red Lentil Chili. Easy Flavorful Pressure Cooker Vegetarian Chili. Vegan Glutenfree Nutfree Soyfree Recipe. Saucepan Option TRY THIS RECIPE Vegan Coconut & Peanut Stew with Kidney Beans This deliciously creamy and rich coconut-based Vegan Peanut Stew makes for a warm and comforting easy weeknight meal thats super quick and simple to make using just one pot. Packed with healthy vegetables and plant-based protein from kidney beans and peanut butter! Gluten-free, soy-free, dairy-free and plant-based!  Serve over rice  TRY THIS RECIPE Baked Chickpea Sweet Potato Curry Vegan Baked Chickpea Sweet Potato Curry - a one-pot wonder made in one casserole dish. So easy to make, so perfect for a quick weeknight dinner. No standing around and sautéing needed. Glutenfree, soy-free, nut-free option. TRY THIS RECIPE Buffalo Chickpea Salad Sandwich This Buffalo Chickpea Salad Sandwich is the ultimate vegan lunch sandwich with a spicy chickpea salad that has all the flavors of buffalo wings! 100% plant-based perfect for a summer picnic or as an office lunch! TRY THIS RECIPE Jalapeno Popper Chickpea Salad Sandwich This Jalapeno Popper Chickpea Salad Sandwich recipe combines two favorites into a new exciting lunch sandwich! Protein-rich chickpeas and veggies tossed with a creamy tofu based jalape?o popper dip, with a bit of a kick thanks to both pickled and fresh jalapenos!  Soyfree option Glutenfree option TRY THIS RECIPE Chickpea Veggie Loaf - Vegan Meatloaf Recipe Chickpea Veggie Loaf with spices and a spicy bbq glaze. Chickpea Cannellini bean Veggie meat loaf for Thanksgiving and the holidays. Easy and delicious. Vegan Recipe. Makes 1 loaf. I use 9 by 5 inch pan, Nut-free, Soy-free, Can be gluten-free TRY THIS RECIPE Ethiopian Berbere Chickpea Pizza Recipe with Tahini Garlic Dressing Ethiopian Berbere Chickpea Pizza with Tahini Garlic Dressing. Amazingly flavorful pizza. Dress with tahini dressing, vegan ranch or other creamy dressing. Vegan Soyfree Nut-free Recipe. Gluten-free Crust option.. Makes 1 large pizza TRY THIS RECIPE   Beans and soycurls Most beans are good sources of iron. Combination of beans with other beans or lentils, or soycurls adds a boost of iron to the meal. Soycurls with cashews which are also a good source of iron adds up! Skillet Enchiladas with Soy Curls Everyone will love these unconventional vegan skillet enchiladas made in one skillet with soy curls, black beans, sauteed veggies, queso, and crunchy tortilla chips. Garnish with your favorite Mexican toppings like cilantro, vegan shredded cheese, and avocado. A great recipe for 5 de Mayo TRY THIS RECIPE Dragon Chicken Soycurls (Indo-Chinese Recipe) Dragon Chicken Soycurls  - a vegan twist on Indo-Chinese restaurant classic. Soycurls are Marinated and baked then tossed in a fiery spicy sweet cashew pepper sauce. Glutenfree. TRY THIS RECIPE Hemp Seeds and Chia Seeds Add some iron to your favorite bowls and breakfast treats. 3 tablespoons have 2.5 mg Seedy Chocolate No Bake Granola Bars Seedy Chocolate No Bake Granola Bars with candied ginger and gingerbread spices. These bars filled will nuts and seeds make a tasty snack. substitute nuts with more seeds to make them nut-free. Vegan Gluten-free Recipe. Easily made into protein bars. Makes 10 to 12 bars TRY THIS RECIPE

8 Best Vegan Yogurt Brands in the US!

January 15 2022 Happy Cow veggie blog 

Yogurt has always been a part of diets across various cultures and cuisines, but only in the last few years have companies started to recognise the need and demand for vegan yogurt alternatives! In the US, the number of vegan yogurt brands has steadily been on the rise. There are multiple yogurt and dairy alternatives made with a variety of plants ranging from coconuts to oats, cashews, almonds, soy, peanuts, and even chickpeas! The best ones include live active cultures, which are probiotics – or beneficial gut bacteria – that support healthy digestion. Here are some of the top brands that we recommend. 1. Silk Yogurt Alternative Made With Soy Silk is an established brand, known for their range of plant-based milks. This soy-based yogurt is a great addition to their product line! High in protein and super yum! Use this store locator to find it. 2. Forager ProjectOrganic Unsweetened Cashew Yogurt Rich in probiotic goodness, this cashew-based vegan yogurt is one of the most indulgent of the lot! It has a mild and neutral flavour, making it highly versatile. Find a store near you that sells it. 3. OatlyGreek Yogurt Alternative Oatly is a highly successful Swedish company whose  […] The post 8 Best Vegan Yogurt Brands in the US! appeared first on HappyCow.

Spicy Urad Dal (Black Gram Lentil Dal)

January 10 2022 Vegan Richa 

Spicy Urad Dal (Black Gram Lentil Dal)Spicy Urad Dal – a simple but delicious vegan Indian daal recipe with black gram lentils in a fragrant Indian gravy that makes for the perfect comfort food dish to add to your weeknight or weekend dinner rotation. Gluten-free. This spicy urad dal is the perfect dish to spice up a simple weeknight or weekend dinner. You will love this dish not just for the mouthwatering blend of spices and depth of flavor but also for its heartiness. Serve it with roti, flatbread, brown rice or white rice or cauliflower rice and a simple plant-based curry or a spices veggie side for a nutritious meal that will have everyone licking their plates clean. Let’s talk about dal for a moment. Most Indian chefs have a half a dozen or so lentils in their pantry, each with a distinct flavor and texture. But types you’ll find most commonly used in dal recipes are chana dal (Bengal gram dal(split brown chickpea)), tuvar dal (split pigeon peas), masoor dal (split red lentils), moong dal (split green mung beans), and urad dal (split black gram/­­split black lentils). You can see all the Indian and English names and pictures of the Dals here Like many dal recipes, this spicy urad dal starts with boiling the lentils to the preferred tenderness (I do this in a pressure cooker but you can do it on the stovetop as well, see notes). To get the flavors going we incorporate a method called tempering, or tadka, the process of heating oil and adding a few spices to it. Here, we add whole cloves, cumin and bay leaves. What is Urad Dal? Urad dal are split, black urad or black lentils (vigna mungo) . These are not the same as the beluga lentils you might have at home. You can use urad dal without skin or a with skin in this recipe, but you definitely want to use the split kind. White/­­beige is the type without skin, the other will be black on one side. Urad dal is also lower carb among the dals. Whole Urad or whole black gram is used to make Dal makhani. You can use those here as well, just make sure to co them long enough. (40 minutes in instant pot). You can also use the petite yellow lentils – moong dal which is split green mung beans. Or use red lentils. The naming in various stores varies and yellow lentils can be round or the long ones. The long ones are moong dal. See pictures on myDals post to find the right dals. This year I plan to make a lot more Indian food and introduce you to variety of dishes that you wont always find in Indian restaurants. Restaurants keep a limited popular items menu but theres so much more in Indian cuisine! If you try any of these recipes do leave a review on the recipe post! More Vegan Dal Recipes: - Punjabi Dal Fry -  Lentil Curry Casserole - Easy Chana Dal - Kashmiri Dal - Dal Tadka Mix in a Jar - Oil free Lentil Soup. Spicy Garlic Dal Hubbs Dal fry - dal makhani  Continue reading: Spicy Urad Dal (Black Gram Lentil Dal)The post Spicy Urad Dal (Black Gram Lentil Dal) appeared first on Vegan Richa.

Peanut Butter Noodle Casserole Vegan

January 8 2022 Vegan Richa 

Peanut Butter Noodle Casserole VeganThis Thai-inspired peanut butter noodle casserole with tofu and a sweet and spicy creamy peanut butter sauce makes for the perfect easy one pot weeknight dinner. Gluten-free. If you thought I was just making curry casseroles, well here is a noodle casserole! After I made this chickpea sweet potato curry I decided I needed another format for a delicious weeknight dinner that literally cooks itself in the oven. Baked Peanut Butter noodle Casserole. Its almost hands free like most casseroles! No standing around sautéing or boiling noodles needed. Rice noodles and tofu in a rich and creamy, sweet and spicy peanut butter sauce. Let’s just say I took a takeout-style noodle stir-fry where its never been before. This rice noodle dish trades in the wok for the casserole treatment, resulting in one of the easiest yet most flavorful weeknight dinners youll ever make. And by easiest, we mean you dont have to bother pre-cooking the noodles or use more than one dish from start to finish. Tofu gets baked with ginger and garlic then add the rest of the ingredients, water and noodles. Make sure noodles are submerged then bake. I use thick rice noodles such as brown rice pad Thai or Thai rice linguini. You can use regular linguini as well. Bake time will be longer 35-40 mins More noodle Dishes - 1 pot Peanut Butter Noodles and Veggies GF - Lo Mein Noodles. GF option - Sweet And Sour Chickpeas and Broccoli GF - Kung Pao Lentils GF - Lentils & Veggies in Thai Peanut Sauce GF Soy-free - Sticky Sesame Ginger Tofu and Veggies. GF - Curry Ramen with Miso Maple Lentils. GF Continue reading: Peanut Butter Noodle Casserole VeganThe post Peanut Butter Noodle Casserole Vegan appeared first on Vegan Richa.

Baked Chickpea Sweet Potato Curry

January 5 2022 Vegan Richa 

Baked Chickpea Sweet Potato CurryBaked Chickpea Sweet Potato Curry  – a one-pot wonder made in one casserole dish. So easy to make, so perfect for a quick weeknight dinner. No standing around sautéing needed! Glutenfree, soy-free, nut-free option. Ive been loving making curries in a casserole dish. Its hands free and less active time! Today is this creamy Chickpea Sweet Potato curry. Unbelievably easy to make, comforting, and 1 Pan! Are you loving these casserole dishes?! The chickpeas’ meaty texture really shines in this baked curry – all tender and enveloped in the rich, creamy sauce. Baked cubed sweet potatoes add substance and act as sponges to soak up all the delicious curry gravy. The gravy of this baked curry is made with coconut milk and enriched with peanut butter. Peanuts in savory dishes are amazing, trust me!  And don’t worry. It won’t be too overwhelmingly sweet but perfectly balanced by the hum of garlic and ginger, the fragrant spices and the acidity of the tomatoes. MORE INDIAN COMFORT FOOD - Baked Madras curry Tofu - Baked vegetable Curry Casserole - Baked Balti Veggies - Butter Tofu - IP Tikka Masala Simmer Sauce - Tofu in Spinach Curry - Vegetable Jalfrezi Continue reading: Baked Chickpea Sweet Potato CurryThe post Baked Chickpea Sweet Potato Curry appeared first on Vegan Richa.

Hoppin John for the New Year

December 30 2021 Robin Robertson's Global Vegan Kitchen 

Hoppin John for the New Year I’ve been taking a break from my blog (partially due to a break in my wrist!) but I couldn’t let the year go by without posting my recipe for Hoppin’ John. A tradition in the South that is said to bring good luck in the coming year, I’ve been making this comforting dish of black-eyed peas with rice (and collards) ever since we moved to Charleston SC in the 1980s. Its been a New Years Day tradition ever since. Most people serve the collards on the side, but I prefer to add them directly into the rice and black-eyed peas. I sometimes add fire-roasted diced tomatoes, too. Serve topped with vegan sour cream, Tabasco, and sliced jalapenos. A side of cornbread makes a great accompaniment. I like to cook the collards and black-eyed peas a day in advance and then add them to the rice on New Years Day. I hope you enjoy my recipe for Hoppin John and I wish you all the best in 2022. Happy New Year!   Hoppin John with Collards 1 tablespoon olive oil or 3 tablespoons water 1 sweet yellow onion, chopped 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 cup long-grain brown rice 2 cups vegetable broth or water Salt 3 cups cooked or 2 (16-ounce) cans black-eyed peas, drained and rinsed 3 cups chopped cooked fresh or frozen collard greens, well drained 1 (14-ounce) can fire-roasted diced tomatoes, drained (optional) 1 teaspoon Liquid Smoke 1 teaspoon Tabasco sauce, plus more to serve 1/­­4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper Vegan sour cream, to serve Sliced pickled jalapenos (optional) Heat the oil or water in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic, cover, and cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the rice and broth or water and bring to a boil. Add salt to taste (the amount of salt needed depends on the saltiness of your broth or if you use water). Reduce the heat to medium-low and cook, covered, until the rice is tender, about 30 minutes. About 10 minutes before the rice is tender, stir in the cooked black-eyed peas, the cooked chopped collards, tomatoes (if using), Liquid Smoke, Tabasco, and black pepper. Add more salt, if needed. To serve, spoon into bowls and accompany with vegan sour cream, jalapenos (if using) and Tabasco at the table.   Two of my favorites variations are Hoppin John made in a slow cooker with a cornbread topping: and Collard Rolls stuffed with Hoppin John, served with Tabasco-Sour Cream)...   The post Hoppin’ John for the New Year appeared first on Robin Robertson.

Vegan Christmas Menu 2021 – 40 Recipes for your Holiday Dinner

December 20 2021 Vegan Richa 

Vegan Christmas Menu 2021 – 40 Recipes for your Holiday DinnerThe 40 best recipes for your Vegan Christmas Menu. Whether youre looking for a vegan spin on holiday classics, healthy vegan sides, or fun baked goods, here are modern and unique recipes with a twist. The holiday season can be challenging for vegans, between the dairy- and meat-rich family reunions and holiday spreads at the office. But fear not, theres actually a HUGE variety of vegan Christmas menu ideas that are perfect for your Christmas dinner. Whether you are hosting the holiday dinner at home or are invited and want to bring your own food, I got you covered with 40 vegan Christmas dinner ideas. Here, youll find a mix of classic Christmas main dishes, side dishes and desserts with a vegan twist, along with creative and inventive dishes that are not typical Christmas recipes but would be perfect on any holiday table. Whether youre looking for a vegan roast, roasted cauliflower, pot pie or a vegan Christmas treat for dessert, this list has you covered! Vegan Christmas Mains Vegan Gluten-free Holiday Roast This holiday season, try my glutenfree holiday roast! It's made with chickpeas and tofu, comes filled with roasted vegetables and features a sweet and sticky glaze. Gluten-free, nut-fre TRY THIS RECIPE Vegan Stuffed Butternut Squash with Lentil Apple Filling Vegan Stuffed Butternut Squash with Lentil & Apple filling is a hearty and satisfying plant-based main course for any winter dinner and makes for a showstopping holiday meal! Easy to make ahead of time! TRY THIS RECIPE Vegan Stuffed Shells with Butternut Alfredo Vegan Stuffed Shells with Butternut Squash Alfredo is the best comfort food casserole to feed a big crowd! Filled with spinach and creamy tofu "ricotta," this stuffed shells recipe is an all-time family favorite. Can use pumpkin or other wint squash. TRY THIS RECIPE Vegan Mushroom Pot Pie with Sweet Potato Crust Vegan Mushroom Pot Pie with Sweet Potato Crust. Easy Mushroom Gravy Pot pie with mushrooms, cannellini or white beans, chard, topped with sliced sweet potato. Vegan Nut-free Recipe. Can be made gluten-free, Soy-free and oil-free TRY THIS RECIPE Vegan Pot Pie with Biscuit topping Vegan Pot Pie with Black Pepper Biscuit topping. Veggies in Savory herbed sauce topped with easy No Oil Black Pepper Biscuit topping. Classic flavors, easier and simpler! Vegan Soy-free Recipe. Option for Nut-free Gluten-free TRY THIS RECIPE Vegan Meatloaf - Nut Loaf Recipe This Vegan Meatloaf is flavorful, decadent, nutty and great for anyone wanting a no bean/­­lentil loaf. Use nuts of choice in this Nut Roast. Vegan Recipe. Can be Glutenfree Soyfree TRY THIS RECIPE Baked Whole Roasted Cauliflower Whole Roasted Cauliflower. This Baked Whole Roasted Cauliflower is marinated in flavorful of herbs and spices and baked to perfection to make a fabulous Holiday table option. Vegan Glutenfree Nutfree. Can be soyfree TRY THIS RECIPE Cauliflower Steaks with Mushroom Gravy. Vegan Glutenfree Recipe Cauliflower Steaks with Mushroom Gravy. Easy Roasted Cauliflower Slices served with mushroom thyme gravy. Vegan gluten-free Festive Main for the holidays. TRY THIS RECIPE Spicy Miso Peanut Butter Whole Roasted Cauliflower This Asian-inspired Miso Gochujang Peanut Butter Glazed Whole Roasted Cauliflower is a veggie-forward show-stopper perfect for the holidays, whether youre having it as a vegan main course of a vegetarian meal or serving it as a side dish or appetizer. Gluten-free and refined sugar-free. TRY THIS RECIPE Broccoli Cauliflower Masala Pie This Savory Cauliflower Broccoli Pie is full of flavor from the garam masala and has a delicious potato black eyed pea crust. gluten free and grain free. TRY THIS RECIPE Vegan Caramelized Onion Butternut Squash Lasagna This Vegan Butternut Squash Lasagna with Caramelized Onions and Spinach features a creamy tofu cashew bechamel sauce and lots of melted vegan cheese. A vegan lasagna recipe perfect for feeding a crowd during the fall holidays. Soyfree option Nutfree option TRY THIS RECIPE Vegan Lentil Shepherds Pie - Mushroom Lentil Shepherdless Pie Vegan Lentil Shepherds Pie - Mushroom and Lentil Shepherdless Pie with Gravy and Garlic mashed potatoes. Vegan Gluten-free Nut-free Recipe. Can be soy-free oil-free. Vegetarian Shepherds Pie. Makes 1 9 by 9 inch dish TRY THIS RECIPE Vegan Jalapeno Chili Cornbread Casserole Jalapeno Cornbread Chili Casserole is an easy vegan comfort food casserole recipe with a quick jalape?o cheddar cornbread crust baked right on top of the lentil chili. Its warm and savory and comes together in one dish.  Nutfree soyfree. Glutenfree option. TRY THIS RECIPE Continue reading: Vegan Christmas Menu 2021 – 40 Recipes for your Holiday DinnerThe post Vegan Christmas Menu 2021 – 40 Recipes for your Holiday Dinner appeared first on Vegan Richa.

Old-Fashioned Vegan Stew

December 11 2021 VegKitchen 

This Old-Fashioned Vegan Stew is thick, hearty, and comforting. Its loaded with tons of veggies and smothered in a thick, creamy broth base. This vegan stew is great for dinner and tastes delicious reheated the next day.  This vegan stew is loaded with carrots, celery, potatoes, mushrooms, peas, and more. Give it a try and... Read More The post Old-Fashioned Vegan Stew appeared first on VegKitchen.

35 Vegan Christmas Breakfast and Brunch Ideas

December 9 2021 Vegan Richa 

35 Vegan Christmas Breakfast and Brunch IdeasHoliday Breakfasts can be elaborate and can also be fun to do with the entire family. Here are some options for you whether you want simple breakfasts like pancakes and scrambles, large batch breakfasts like sheet pan pancakes, coffee cake and cinnamon rolls, savory brunches like frittatas and quiches and on the go options like muffins and bars to pack up while doing outdoor activities with fam! Check out many allergy friendly options for vegan Christmas breakfast and brunches below. Vegan Christmas Breakfast and Brunch Ideas Pancakes and Waffles Fresh warm fluffy pancakes and crisp waffles are everyones faves. Whether you like classic pancakes or cinnamon roll pancakes, simple chocolate oat waffles or savory Pizza waffles! Vegan Sheet Pan Pancakes These Vegan Sheet Pan Pancakes are baked instead of pan-fried making this pancake recipe perfect for feeding a crowd. TRY THIS RECIPE Vegan Banana Oat Pancakes (Gluten-free) These Vegan Banana Oat Pancakes need just 7 ingredients and a blender. Gluten-free, satisfying and delicious Banana Oatmeal Pancakes! Vegan Breakfast Soy-free Recipe. TRY THIS RECIPE Vegan Carrot Cake Pancakes These Carrot Cake pancakes are almost a Carrot Cake with roasted carrots, walnuts and loads of spices. Layered with a vegan yogurt frosting. Free of Dairy, egg, corn, soy. can be made gluten-free TRY THIS RECIPE Cinnamon Roll Pancakes These Vegan Cinnamon Roll Pancakes use my multi-grain pancake mix. Delicious breakfast with With swirls of cinnamon sugar. gluten-free option TRY THIS RECIPE Vegan Chickpea flour Pancakes - Besan Chilla This is my Moms chilla recipe. It is also known as pudla. The classic Indian pancake made with chickpea flour is a popular breakfast in North India. These chillas in the simplest form are easy and perfect for breakfast, a snack, or a side flatbread. For a veggie omelet version, add less water for a thicker batter and add leavening such as baking powder and some kala namak for eggy taste. Add finely chopped vegetables such as zucchini. (Recipe from Vegan Richas Indian KitchenCopyright (C) 2015 by Richa Hingle. Used by permission Vegan Heritage Press, LLC.) TRY THIS RECIPE Pakora Waffles - Savory Chickpea Flour Waffles Pakora Chickpea Flour Waffles are a fun savory vegan breakfast treat or snack! Veggie Pakora fritters are a staple at most Indian restaurants and now you can have them for breakfast - unfried! Gluten-free too! Soyfree Nutfree. Makes 8-9 mini waffles or 4-5 regular size TRY THIS RECIPE Vegan Pizza Waffles Vegan Pizza Waffles stuffed with bell peppers, mushrooms and mozzarella are a must-try for all pizza lovers and everyone craving pizza for breakfast! Perfectly cheesy yet light and crispy and with pizza sauce and favorite pizza toppings. No nuts! Makes 10-11 mini waffles and 4-5 regular size waffles TRY THIS RECIPE Indian Spiced Vegan Potato Quinoa Waffles These easy Indian Spiced Vegan Potato Quinoa Waffles are inspired by my favorite Indian potato snack, Aloo Tikki! The quinoa adds nutrition and texture making them a savory brunch treat that is wonderfully filling! Makes 8-10 mini waffles TRY THIS RECIPE Oatmeal chocolate chip waffles or oatmeal raisin waffles Vegan Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Waffles are a great homemade sweet breakfast or brunch recipe you will love. You can even make them ahead for busy mornings and enjoy by just popping them in the toaster! TRY THIS RECIPE Glutenfree Lemon Blueberry Waffles These easy vegan gluten-free Lemon Blueberry Waffles are crispy on the outside, light and fluffy on the inside and perfect for brunch or breakfast! Super simple to make in one bowl. Makes 6 mini or 3 regular waffles TRY THIS RECIPE Easy Vegan Waffles (1 Bowl) Easy Vegan Waffles! Crispy, Delicious, waffles for Everyday Breakfast. 1 Bowl. Serve with fruits and favorite toppings. Vegan Waffle Recipe. Soy-free Nut-free option. Freezer friendly. Makes 3-4 regular size and 6-7 mini waffles TRY THIS RECIPE   Savory brunches I love savory breakfast meals and these quiches, egg casseroles and chilaqulies are frequent repeats Vegan Quiche Recipe This easy Vegan Quiche Recipe features an almond flour pastry and cheesy, savory tofu filling with sauteed mushrooms, leeks, sun-dried tomatoes and spinach! Perfect for brunch! Gluten-free option. Oil-free option TRY THIS RECIPE Chickpea Flour Frittata - Vegan Frittata Recipe Chickpea Flour Frittata - Eggless Vegan Frittata Recipe. This Chickpea flour Vegetable frittata is filling, easy and delicious. Use the batter to make pancakes, crepes, crustless quiche. Vegan Glutenfree Soyfree Recipe Nutfree option TRY THIS RECIPE Vegan Mexican Egg Casserole with Tofu Eggs This Vegan Mexican Egg casserole gets a delicious Mexican flair with layers of roasted potatoes, onion and bell peppers, spinach, tomatoes, cheese, and fluffy tofu eggs seasoned with taco spice.  You while family will gobble this easy brunch recipe up! Nut-free + gluten-free option. TRY THIS RECIPE Vegan Tofu Eggs in Purgatory Change up your morning routine with this vegan eggs in purgatory recipe. Quick homemade tofu eggs simmered up in the fiery, garlicky, chunky Italian tomato sauce! Serve with crusty bread for an amazing savory brunch or breakfast. TRY THIS RECIPE Vegan Eggs Benedict Casserole This Vegan Egg Breakfast Casserole is loaded with veggie goodness baked in one pan along with an easy vegan "egg" sauce made from tofu. Mushrooms add a touch of earthy flavor and savoriness to this vegan breakfast casserole. TRY THIS RECIPE Vegan Chilaquiles with Chickpeas Recipe Vegan Chilaquiles with spiced Chickpeas. Spiced Chickpeas and crisped tortilla with easy red sauce. Easy Chilaquiles Recipe. Nut-free, soy-free. can be gluten-free with gluten0free chips or tortillas. TRY THIS RECIPE Vegan Omelet with Mung Bean Egg Substitute Vegan Omelet with Delicious Breakfast Potatoes. Mung Bean egg mixture makes a great soy-free egg substitute. Easy Moong Dal Batter for omelets or savory pancakes. No Chickpea flour! Vegan Gluten-free Grain-free soy-free Recipe Nut-free option. TRY THIS RECIPE Easy Scramble Seasoning Mix and the Best Ever Tofu Scramble Easy and versatile Tofu scramble seasoning Recipea and The best vegan tofu scramble that is fluffy yet creamy and tastes just like eggs thanks to my secret scramble seasoning. Gluten-free.    TRY THIS RECIPE     Classics and large batch A large batch of Cinnamon rolls or a lemon blueberry loaf or a marbled banana bread or Some freshly baked scones! always popular 1 Hour Cinnamon Rolls with Aquafaba Easy Homemade 1 hour Cinnamon Rolls. 1 Bowl Aquafaba Cinnamon Rolls! Vegan Cinnamon Rolls with Cashew cream frosting. Ready in 60 minutes. How to make cinnamon rolls. Vegan Soy-free Palm Oil free Breakfast Recipe. Makes 1 8 by 8 inch brownie pan or 9 inch pie pan. serves 6 to 9 TRY THIS RECIPE No Yeast Sweet Potato Cinnamon Rolls Vegan These easy no yeast vegan cinnamon rolls feature sweet potato puree which makes them the most flavorful and soft homemade vegan cinnamon buns youll ever make.  No dough-punching & no long wait for the dough to rise to make these Vegan sweet potato cinnamon rolls! TRY THIS RECIPE Vegan Apple Cinnamon Scones (No Oil, Low Fat) Vegan Apple Cinnamon Scones! Crisp Apple Scones with No added refined oil and No Coconut milk! Lower fat delicious Apple Pie Scones. Vegan Soy-free Oil-free Recipe. Can be nut-free TRY THIS RECIPE Vegan Coffee Cake Recipe Cinnamon Streusel Cake Easy Vegan Coffee Cake Recipe. Simple soft Vanilla Cake topped with a delicious Streusel. Classic Cinnamon Streusel Coffee cake. Vegan soyfree nutfree Recipe. Glutenfree option.Makes One 8 by 8 inch pan or use 9 by 9 inch brownie pan TRY THIS RECIPE Vegan Pear Upside Down Cake Pear Upside Down Cake. This amazing Vegan Upside Down Cake needs just 1 Bowl and 40 mins. Use other fruits for variation. Vegan Nutfree Soyfree Recipe. GF option Makes 8 or 9 inch cake pan TRY THIS RECIPE Vegan Churro Scones No Oil (Vegan Cinnamon Scones) These Vegan Churro Scones need just 1 Bowl, 8 Ingredients and have No Added Oil! Crisp Vegan Cinnamon Scones for breakfast or Dessert. Vegan Soyfree Recipe Nutfree option Glutenfree option TRY THIS RECIPE Date Nut Cake This easy vegan date nut cake is moist, fluffy, and packed with chewy dates and crunchy pecans and walnuts! So simple to make and the perfect sweet treat to bring to a potluck or bake sale. Gluten-free option.  TRY THIS RECIPE Vegan Blueberry Muffins with Streusel Easy Vegan Blueberry Muffins with Streusel. These Blueberry Streusel Muffins are soft , tall, and berrylicious. The batter needs just 1 Bowl. Vegan Soyfree Recipe. Can be made without nuts, Gluten-free option. TRY THIS RECIPE Lemon Coconut Chia Muffins Lemon Coconut Chia Muffins. Zesty Muffins with Lemon, chia seeds, coconut and Turmeric. 1 bowl 30 minute muffins. Vegan Soy-free Nut-free Oil-free Recipe. Makes 10 to 12 muffins TRY THIS RECIPE

poha chaat recipe 2 ways | poha chivda chaat & poha theeka chaat recipe

November 16 2021 hebbar's kitchen 

poha chaat recipe 2 ways | poha chivda chaat & poha theeka chaat recipepoha chaat recipe 2 ways | poha chivda chaat & poha theeka chaat recipe with step by step photo and video recipe. chaat recipes have become a popular street food meal, especially in urban dwellers. it is generally prepared with deep-fried puri, chatpata white peas curry or with a combination of vegetables. however, it can also experiment with other basic ingredients like poha and this post dedicates to the poha chaat recipe in 2 ways. The post poha chaat recipe 2 ways | poha chivda chaat & poha theeka chaat recipe appeared first on Hebbar's Kitchen.

Malai Tofu Curry – Vegan Malai Paneer

November 3 2021 Vegan Richa 

Malai Tofu Curry – Vegan Malai PaneerMalai Tofu – a simple Indian weeknight curry with tofu paneer in a thick spiced tomato coconut milk sauce. Serve with naan and/­­or rice for a delicious plant-based dinner. Soy-free option included. This quick vegan malai Tofu curry is my spin on a regular restaurant-style creamy Paneer malai.  Another one to add to the options for Diwali! The word malai means cream and while traditionally, heavy cream is used for the cream component of the dish, I use coconut milk in this recipe. The sauce usually has some texture from soaked nuts and I use almond flour for the added texture which reduces all the steps for soaking and then blending the nuts. Another difference from the restaurant favorite would be that this recipe uses pan-fried tofu instead of paneer cheese to make this dairy-free. Crisped extra firm tofu is a great stand in in the delicious sauce! Indian cooking isnt hard once you get to set yourself up with all the required spices and this recipe is especially simple.  Tofu is so forgiving and there are no delicate veggies added so no need to be careful about overcooking anything. This meal is also great for making ahead of time. I like to use extra-firm tofu for this malai tofu recipe and press it for an half an hour before cooking. If you want, you can even press overnight. Simply wrap the tofu in a towel and place a heavy object on top to press. Once your tofu is pressed and cut into cubes, coat it with a mix of cornstarch, garam masala, garlic powder, and a pinch of salt and then pan fry to crisp. More Restaurant Style dishes from the blog - Gobi Do Pyaaza - Indian Butter Tofu. GF - Bombay Potato and Peas - Tofu Pasanda - Tofu in Spinach Curry - Saag Tofu - Vegetable Jalfrezi - Veggies in smoky tangy curry - Gobi Broccoli Makhani - Tempeh Tikka Masala Continue reading: Malai Tofu Curry – Vegan Malai PaneerThe post Malai Tofu Curry – Vegan Malai Paneer appeared first on Vegan Richa.

Glutenfree Holiday Roast (Vegan)

October 25 2021 Vegan Richa 

Glutenfree Holiday Roast (Vegan)This holiday season, try my vegan glutenfree holiday roast! It’s made with a mix of protein-rich chickpeas and tofu and comes filled with roasted vegetables and features a sweet and sticky glaze. Vegan, Gluten-free, nut-free! The holiday season is SO CLOSE and like every year I add a few mains to the blog collection.  Try my Vegan Nut roast Meatloaf or my  Lentil Quinoa Loaf. Those were highly popular last year. This year I am going for a  glutenfree holiday roast made with chickpeas and tofu! This roast is rich and hearty and comes with a roasted vegetable filling and a sweet maple glaze for that umami. The mix comes together easily in a food processor and is gluten-free, nut-free and lentil-free! The chickpeas and tofu make a sturdy base. Tofu, chickpeas add volume, tofu makes it chewy a bit like seitan, rice flour and starch act as binders making the dough easy to work with. Make it into a cylinder roll or a stuffed roll. The glaze balances out the flavor so you get rich umami, creamy sweet roasted veg and a well seasoned savory “chickpea roast” all in one bite! Serve it with my vegan gravy, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce or pick any of the sides I listed at the end of the post! More mains for the holidays: - Lentil Quinoa Loaf  - Lentil Shepherds Pie - Chickpea Veggie Loaf - Shepherds Pie with Chickpeas - Cauliflower Alfredo, Spinach, Artichoke Lasagna - Easy Vegan Veggie Lasagna - Grilled Portobello with Garlic Sauce Continue reading: Glutenfree Holiday Roast (Vegan)The post Glutenfree Holiday Roast (Vegan) appeared first on Vegan Richa.

Diwani Handi Vegetables

September 27 2021 Vegan Richa 

Diwani Handi VegetablesLearn how to make restaurant-style Diwani Handi Vegetables at home with this easy handi veg recipe. Mixed vegetables and cashews simmered in a rich tomato-based sauce. Gluten-free & soy-free, Nutfree option. Diwani Handi is a popular order in many Indian restaurants and I know you will love it, too! Veggies cooked to perfection in a thick, rich and creamy slightly spicy gravy. This traditional Indian dish also known as Diwani handi veg is a traditional Hyderabadi style dish that exists in many different versions. The most popular variations to this recipe feature either an onion tomato or a nut-based gravy, or a combination of both. For this recipe, I use a tomato-based gravy enriched with non-dairy yogurt or cream. This diwani handi recipe is a simple homemade version of the restaurant-style vegetable dish. This simple vegetable curry is traditionally cooked in a clay pot (handi) but any pot will work. I use a regular skillet. Indian recipes often get translated as veggies or protein with some creamy sauce. But they are not all the same. The spices used, the time at which they are added to the recipe, alter the flavor profile significantly. In this recipe the whole cumin seeds get toasted really well to add amazing flavor, the spices cook with the caramelizing onion, then yogurt adds a creamy base and onion and tomato add volume. Veggies are cooked with garlic and fenugreek to infuse a layer of flavor before simmering in the sauce.l! Use up any veggies you have and elevate them with this wildly flavorful curry. Serve your handi veg with rice, naan, roti, kulcha, plain biryani or jeera rice. More Indian veggie dishes to try: - Butter Tofu GF - IP Tikka Masala Simmer Sauce , with Cauliflower. GF - Tofu Amritsari Masala.GF - Madras chili tofu and mushrooms - Balti sauce veggies  - Mushroom Matar Masala GF - Bombay Potato and Peas GF - Tofu in Spinach Curry - Palak Tofu GF Continue reading: Diwani Handi VegetablesThe post Diwani Handi Vegetables appeared first on Vegan Richa.

Gochujang Noodles Stir Fry

September 5 2021 Vegan Richa 

Gochujang Noodles Stir FryFor an easy weeknight dinner, look no further than this easy gochujang noodles stir-fry.  Rice Noodles are tossed with sauteed veggies and a sweet and spicy gochujang sauce. A vegan Korean noodles stir-fry that is quick and easy to make. Gluten-free.  For an easy stir fry recipe look no further than this Korean Gochujang Rice Noodles stir-fry! With bold flavors coming from the Korean red pepper paste, this rich and saucy noodle stirfry will be a new favorite come dinner time. The sauce uses Gochujang, a  bright red fermented Korean chili paste thats sweet, a bit spicy, and savory. Korean Gochujang is used as a condiment or in sauces in many Korean recipes so don’t hold back from buying that jar. I promise you will find so many ways to use it. I use pad thai style rice noodles for this recipe which are the perfect noodle for any saucy stir fry recipe because they grab ahold of any sauce you toss them with. This also makes the recipe Glutenfree. For a low-carb version, you could use konjac noodles or zucchini noodles. More quick dinners from the blog - 1 pot Peanut Butter Noodles and Veggies GF - Lo Mein Noodles. GF option - Sweet And Sour Chickpeas and Broccoli GF - Kung Pao Lentils GF - Lentils & Veggies in Thai Peanut Sauce GF Soy-free - Sticky Sesame Ginger Tofu and Veggies. GF - Curry Ramen with Miso Maple Lentils. GF Continue reading: Gochujang Noodles Stir FryThe post Gochujang Noodles Stir Fry appeared first on Vegan Richa.

Top 3 Myths And Facts About Vegan Protein

January 8 2022 Happy Cow veggie blog 

Protein always goes hand in hand with being vegan and many myths surrounding protein intake on a vegan diet actually prevent people from adopting a plant-based lifestyle. Its time to bust some of these myths with facts!  Myth #1: You cant get enough protein on a vegan diet.Fact: The Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) for protein is 0.8 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight. This is entirely possible on a plant-based diet and there are many rich sources of vegan protein. The most popular ones include: tofu, lentils, beans, chickpeas, nuts, seeds, whole grains, spirulina, peanut butter, and soy milk. Even those who require more protein, such as athletes, seniors, and children, can increase their intake by consuming more of these foods. Besides, the largest study of its kind in history showed that the average vegan actually gets 70% more protein than they need, every single day- hows that for myth busting! Myth #2: Vegan protein sources are not as effective as whey protein for building muscle. Fact: Research shows that increases in muscle mass and strength are associated with protein regardless of the source. This means that the consumption of protein-rich plant foods (listed in the first point […] The post Top 3 Myths And Facts About Vegan Protein appeared first on HappyCow.

Spiced Spinach Tofu Stir fry 1 Pot 15 Minutes

January 3 2022 Vegan Richa 

Spiced Spinach Tofu Stir fry 1 Pot 15 MinutesAn easy Spicy Spinach Tofu Stir fry that can be made in 1 pot within 15 minutes. This recipe is a lifesaver come dinnertime and leftovers taste great the next day. Try this Indian spiced Tofu Spinach curry Gluten-free, soy-free option. 1 Pot and 15 minutes is all you need to make this Spicy Spinach Tofu Stir fry! Think of this as an easy, spicy take on the restaurant favorite Palak Paneer. Tofu simmered in a rich spinach yogurt and spices that is made spicy by adding cayenne pepper or Indian chili powder and crushed red pepper. So good. The perfect weeknight dinner on a cold night and leftovers make an amazing lunch the next day. I love serving this curry with flatbread, roti or naan but rice would be another great option. For low-carb, serve it with cauliflower rice. Press the tofu Open a package of firm or extra-firm tofu and drain the liquid. Cut the tofu width-wise into slices -- four times should do it. Now, lay some paper towels on a sheet pan and spread your tofu slices in a single layer on top. Put more paper towels over the tofu, then place another sheet pan over them. Place some heavy objects on top of the sheet pan ( cookbooks or cans). Or use your handy tofu press. Leave the tofu to press for at least 15 minutes. You can leave it like that for hours if you have room for it in the fridge. More Indian Dishes from the Blog - Baked Madras Curry Tofu - Baked Balti Veggies - Veggie curry casserole  - Indian Butter Tofu  - Bombay Potato and Peas - Tofu Pasanda - Vegetable Jalfrezi  - Gobi Broccoli Makhani - Tempeh Tikka Masala Continue reading: Spiced Spinach Tofu Stir fry 1 Pot 15 MinutesThe post Spiced Spinach Tofu Stir fry 1 Pot 15 Minutes appeared first on Vegan Richa.

Roasted Golden Beets, Fennel & Leek – Roasted Root Vegetables

December 23 2021 Vegan Richa 

Roasted Golden Beets,  Fennel & Leek – Roasted Root VegetablesMake my Roasted Golden Beets, Fennel & Leeks as a simple side for your holiday meal or use it as a stuffing for your holiday roast. Gluten-free. Looking for a side for your holiday dinner? Make these roasted root vegetables. I like a mix of roasted golden beets, leeks, sweet potatoes and fennel – the perfect blend. The roasting process caramelizes the natural sugar of the root vegetables so after roasting they taste amazingly sweet and delicious. The stars of this side dish are the golden beets. Roasting concentrates the natural sweetness of the beets and the golden beets take so beautifully to herbs. Also, they combine easily and naturally with the fragrant aroma of the whole roasted garlic cloves, which enhances their earthy flavor. I love to serve these roasted root veggies as a simple side or use it as a stuffing for my holiday roast.    More recipes for the holidays: - Lentil Quinoa Loaf  - Lentil Shepherds Pie - Chickpea Veggie Loaf - Shepherds Pie with Chickpeas - Cauliflower Alfredo, Spinach, Artichoke Lasagna - Easy Vegan Veggie Lasagna - Grilled Portobello with Garlic Sauce Continue reading: Roasted Golden Beets, Fennel & Leek – Roasted Root VegetablesThe post Roasted Golden Beets, Fennel & Leek – Roasted Root Vegetables appeared first on Vegan Richa.

Curried Chickpeas and Rice in a Jar (Instant Pot)

December 15 2021 Vegan Richa 

Curried Chickpeas and Rice in a Jar (Instant Pot)This Curried Chickpea Fried Rice in a Jar is the perfect homemade food gift that can be made with pantry staple ingredients you might already have! This One Pot recipe be made in the Instant Pot in less than 10 minutes. Gluten-free & refined sugar-free. Need a homemade gift but don’t want to resort to the old hot chocolate or chocolate chip cookie mix? For a creative and different homemade gift, make my  Curried Fried Rice in a Jar. These cute mason jars filled with rice and a special spice blend are amazing for gifting and especially great for those who don’t love sweets. This is a dump and done recipe. Dump everything in the instant pot with water/­­stock and salt and close and pressure cook! The best thing? You might already have most ingredients in your pantry. Just fill your jar with some basmati rice, then grab a small empty spice dispenser and layer the spice mix in it. Then place the little jar with the spice mix into the big mason jar with the rice. With the jar, you want to include a list of ingredients that are needed to be added along with the instructions for making this Dump and Done Instant Pot Recipe.  If you want, you could even include a can of chickpeas in the gift bag. There you are: you basically just gifted an amazing dinner or easy lunch that comes together in minutes. Trust me, people will call to let you know how delicious it was. You can copy and paste the instructions from the blog or, write them out yourself. Handwritten always feels more special. About the recipe: This curried chickpea fried rice can be made within minutes using an Instant Pot. You can also make it in a saucepan. Instructions are in the notes. If you like this Dump and Done Instant pot recipe, Pre-Order my Instant Pot cookbook! If you already Preordered, then claim your Bonus #1 that dropped yesterday. It includes a Sneak Peak inside the book, 2 recipes with videos on how to make them, and Instant Pot COOKING TIME CHARTS! You need these extensive charts for quick reference for cooking beans, grains or veggies. To get the bonus, enter email and order number on the email sign up box on the Book page here and instantly get bonus materials. You need to do this only once. Other bonuses till release will keep dropping into your email automatically. More Rice Recipes: - instant pot teriyakj fried Rice - Instant pot Kitchari – Indian lentil and rice porridge - Instant pot pumpkin chipotle rice  - Peanut Sauce Fried Rice - Masala Fried rice with Turmeric Raita - thai basil fried rice - Springroll Fried Rice Continue reading: Curried Chickpeas and Rice in a Jar (Instant Pot)The post Curried Chickpeas and Rice in a Jar (Instant Pot) appeared first on Vegan Richa.

Vegan Stuffed Bell Peppers

December 11 2021 Vegan Richa 

Vegan Stuffed Bell PeppersFor an easy vegan comfort food dinner make my Vegan Stuffed Bell Peppers filled with rice, chickpea mushroom spaghetti sauce and topped with crispy breadcrumbs and melty vegan cheese. These vegan stuffed bell peppers are filled with rice, chickpeas, mushrooms and leftover marinara or spaghetti sauce, which makes this is a great recipe for using up leftover pasta sauce. The recipe is so simple yet super delicious and also wholesome and healthy. So, if you’re looking for a new go-to, easy and delicious lunch or weeknight dinner option, this recipe just might be the one for you. Plus, the leftovers reheat well, so you can pack them for lunch the next day! When it comes to dinner time, I find that keeping things simple is key.What I love about this stuffed bell peppers recipe, is that is uses simple ingredients that are packed with flavor, which brings me to the topping! Bread crumbs and shredded cheese! Crispy, cheesy, YUM! The bell peppers are baked until tender and the filling is just pure yummy… the rice mixed with cheese and marinara sauce. Everything is just so well-balanced. More recipes like this: - Vegan Butternut Stuffed Shells  - Stuffed Butternut Squash with lentils and pecans - Chickpea Stuffed Acorn Squash - Pepper Nachos with 10 min cheese sauce - Roasted red pepper Pasta with herbed chickpeas Continue reading: Vegan Stuffed Bell PeppersThe post Vegan Stuffed Bell Peppers appeared first on Vegan Richa.

North Indian-Inspired Butter Chickpeas

November 18 2021 My New Roots 

North Indian-Inspired Butter Chickpeas Most lovers of North Indian cuisine widely available in North America are familiar with Butter Chicken – the iconic dish that has captured the hearts and bellies of people the world over. In fact butter chicken is likely the most popular and recognizable Indian dish in our neck of the woods, and without a doubt my own personal gateway to the unique flavours of Indian cuisine. This dish was the inspiration for these North Indian-Inspired Butter Chickpeas! When I was 13 or 14, my best friends mother, Annie (who Ive mentioned before in my sushi post – a woman who truly opened my eyes to the world of food beyond hot dogs and hamburgers!), took the three of us to The Host, a famous, Toronto institution that has been running successfully for 24 years. I can still remember the feeling of walking into the space, the air absolutely swollen with mouthwatering scents I had never experienced before. We sat down at the table, covered in a crisp white tablecloth, and a basket of seed-flecked, paper-thin crackers was dropped off along with the menus. Papadam Annie said. I took one bite and the entire thing shattered into my hands, which made us all laugh, and the taste was delicious, even if completely unfamiliar. I had just tried my first cumin seed! This primed my palette for what was to come, and Annie confidently ordered for the table. There were things I recognized, like rice, and flatbread (naan), but most of the dishes were alluringly mysterious, arriving in copper bowls, with colourful sauces and chutneys. Once she explained to put some rice on my plate as a bed for the curries, she handed me a bowl whose scent made my mouth water instantly. Butter chicken she told me. Well, I knew both of those ingredients very well, but not looking like this! Is it spicy? I asked. Not spicy hot, she replied. There are plenty of spices in there, but Id describe it flavourful. I had trusted this woman to guide me through Japanese, Korean, Ethiopian, Greek, Macedonian, and Moroccan restaurant experiences so far, so I took a heaping spoonful of the butter chicken and spread it over the rice.  It was love at first bite. The combinations of flavours, commingling in a sauce that was beguilingly rich and creamy, with huge chunks of perfectly tender chicken throughout was absolutely divine. It was tomato-y, but not overpoweringly so, and deeply aromatic with spices that I had certainly never tasted before. I savoured every bite of that butter chicken, along with chana masala, palak paneer, aloo gobi, and dal makhni. We ate naan, and samosa, and pakora and bhaji. It was a veritable feast that began my love affair with Indian food. Little did I know every corner of the continent, every family, every household brings a diversity and a uniqueness to what we generally label Indian food -- theres so much to explore!     Butter chicken was invented in the 1950s, by a man named Kundan Lal Gurjal, who operated a restaurant called Moti Mahal in Delhi, the capital territory of India. Kundan had settled here in this Northern region of the country and started his business after escaping from political upheaval in another region of India. Moti Mahal was a success, and it served several delicious tandoori dishes, that came from their tandoor oven – a circular clay oven central to Punjabi cuisine.  As the story goes, Kundan didnt want his leftover tandoori chicken to go to waste, but he also didnt want it to dry out, so he mixed leftover marinade juices with tomato and butter, added the chicken to it, and let it all stew – butter chicken was born! Although necessity was the mother of this invention, he likely had no idea that he had created an internationally-loved delicacy that would stand the test of time.  I started eating a vegetarian diet when I was 16, and butter chicken was one of the foods I missed the most. Ive cooked a lot of Indian-inspired food at home over the years, but Id never taken a crack at a plant-based butter chicken until my mom served me a version with chickpeas...brilliant! It was a serious why-didnt-I-think-of-that moment.  One of the things that makes butter chicken so good, is that the chicken is marinated in yogurt and spices before cooking. This step accomplishes two things: one, it tenderizes the meat, and second, it seasons it. Because I was aiming for a weeknight dinner, I decided to skip this step with the chickpeas and just make sure that they were properly cooked and well seasoned before adding to the sauce. I also smashed about half of the legumes. This helped to increase their surface area, break up their tough skins, and allow the flavourful sauce to penetrate to the inner, absorbent centers. I also appreciated having the texture variation in the dish, making it more similar to the OG version. Chickpea Party Tricks We all know that chickpeas are fiber all-stars, providing 50% of your RDI in just one cup, (whoa!) but they have another party trick up their sleeve that I bet you didnt know about. Two-thirds of the fiber in chickpeas is insoluble, meaning that it doesnt break down during digestion, but instead moves through our digestive tract unchanged until it hits the large intestine. The fun starts here, where friendly bacteria (think probiotics!) go to town on said insoluble fiber and actually break it down to create short-chain fatty acids, including acetic acid, propionic acid, and butyric acid. These short-chain fatty acids can then be absorbed by the cells that line the wall of our large intestine and used for energy! How rad is that?! Butyric acid is in fact the preferred source of energy for the cells lining our colon, and with this bonus fuel comes greater potential for optimally active and healthy cells. This translates into a reduced risk of colon problems including colon cancer. So friends, invite chickpeas to your next dinner party - theyll feed you and your colon cells. Can your pot roast do that? Now lets get cooking! For this dish I highly recommend cooking your own chickpeas from dried (I mean, have I ever NOT recommended that?! haha). For one, if you make the entire batch, youre looking at around 4 cans of chickpeas, which is a lot  of waste produced. Second, if you cook the legumes yourself, you can control the amount of salt that you use, as high sodium levels are a concern for some people. Third, they taste way better. Trust me. And fourth, it costs a lot less – I likely dont have to elaborate on that for you If youre not sure how to cook beans from scratch, the full instructions are in this post, and a full video tutorial is up on my membership site, My New Roots Grow. If youre especially interested in this dish, Id love to invite you to the live, online cooking demo on Saturday, December 18th. Part of the Winter Radiance Retreat alongside Mikkala Marilyn Kissi, this recorded, one-day virtual retreat has so many wonderful seasonal goodies planned for you. Check it out and sign up here!  The ingredient list for this recipe may look long, but half of them are spices, and the remaining ones are primarily pantry staples, making this the perfect thing to cook up when you dont have a ton of fresh produce around (Im looking at you, late fall, winter, and early spring!). Cilantro is optional, but such a delicious addition if it’s available to you. And I like to serve the dish with rice or naan, or both. A simple kachumber salad, made with chopped tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, and lemon juice is a great accompaniment to butter chickpeas when those ingredients are in season. Pro tip: measure out two or more portions in separate containers of the spice mix when youre making it the first time so the next time all you have to do is grab the blend instead of all your individual spice jars!   And what about the butter?! Well, there isnt any classic dairy butter here (although there is no shame in adding it!), instead I used cashew butter to achieve that crave-able creaminess. Some recipes for butter chicken call for whole cashews, which may in fact be easier for some of you to find than cashew butter. If that is the case, sub the cashew butter with whole, raw cashews that have been soaked for 4-8 hours, and add them to the pot with the tomatoes and coconut milk in step 3. If you’d like to know more about soaking and activating nuts, check out my article here. Get a load of that 2008 photography! Print North Indian-Inspired Butter Chickpeas  Author Sarah Britton Ingredients2 Tbsp. coconut oil preferably expeller-pressed or ghee 1 Tbsp. ground cumin 1 Tbsp. ground coriander 2 tsp. ground turmeric 2 tsp. ground ginger 1 Tbsp. garam masala 1 tsp. smoked paprika 1 tsp. ground cinnamon 1/­­2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper pinch cayenne to taste 1 large yellow onion diced 2 tsp. fine sea salt 5 cloves garlic minced 28 oz. /­­ 796ml whole or diced tomatoes 1 large can 3 Tbsp. tomato paste 1 cup /­­ 250ml full-fat coconut milk 1/­­4 cup /­­ 60ml cashew butter 2 Tbsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice 6 cups /­­ 900g cooked chickpeas from 2 cups dried /­­ approx. 4 cans cilantro for garnish if desired rice and /­­ or naan for serving if desired InstructionsIn a large stockpot over medium heat, melt the coconut oil. Add the cumin, coriander, turmeric, ginger, garam masala, smoked paprika, cinnamon, black pepper, and cayenne. Stir well to mix with the oil, and stir frequently so it doesnt scorch.   Add the onion and salt, stir well to coat, let cook for 5-10 minutes until the onions have softened slightly. Add the garlic, stir well,  and cook for 2-3 more minutes.  Add the canned tomatoes, tomato paste, and coconut milk, stirring well to incorporate. Bring to a simmer and cook for about 5 minutes.  While the sauce is simmering, take about half of the chickpeas and smash them flat with the bottom of a drinking glass. This step is optional, but it changes the shape and texture of the chickpeas (see headnote). Transfer the sauce to a blender, add the cashew butter and lemon juice, then blend on high until completely smooth. Taste and adjust seasoning as desired (if youd like it spicier for example, add more cayenne).  Add all of the chickpeas to the sauce and fold to combine. Bring a very light simmer, and let cook for 5 minutes, up to an hour, making sure to stir every so often so the bottom doesnt scorch.  Serve the butter chickpeas over rice with lots of fresh cilantro, and naan if desired. Say thank you and enjoy! NotesServes 8-10 I hope you love this recipe as much as I do, and find the same satisfying coziness with each bite you enjoy. As we head into the darker, colder months of the year, I know Ill be turning to these butter chickpeas to keep me warm and grounded, while picturing us at our stoves, connected in spirit over steaming pots and nourishing bowls. All love from me to you, Sarah B  The post North Indian-Inspired Butter Chickpeas appeared first on My New Roots.

Vegan Stuffing with Chickpea Sausage Crumbles

November 10 2021 Vegan Richa 

Vegan Stuffing with Chickpea Sausage CrumblesThis Vegan Stuffing is made with homemade chickpea sausage crumbles and is hearty, wholesome, and packed with flavor! Serve it for your vegan Thanksgiving Dinner. Gluten-free option. No Thanksgiving Dinner without Stuffing! This vegan stuffing is my current favorite! It is made with bread and homemade vegan chickpea sausage meat. Its hearty, moist and flavorful on the inside, and perfectly crisp on the outside - just like any good Thanksgiving stuffing should be. Comforting, flavorful, loaded with veggies and studded with nutrient-rich chickpeas. This is a vegan stuffing recipe that is wholesome and satisfying. A simple vegan side dish that is perfect for holiday gatherings. This would be the perfect side dish to serve alongside my Vegan Thanksgiving Roast Or my Lentil quinoa meatloaf  or Nut Roast , along with some vegan gravy and mashed potatoes.  And for Thanksgiving dessert - Pumpkin Pie Bars - Glutenfree Vegan Pumpkin Pies - Classic Baked Pumpkin Pie with Rustic Crust - Sweet Potato Pie Bars with Cinnamon Crust - Apple custard bars - Chocolate Pecan pie  Continue reading: Vegan Stuffing with Chickpea Sausage CrumblesThe post Vegan Stuffing with Chickpea Sausage Crumbles appeared first on Vegan Richa.

Cauliflower in Double Onion Sauce – Gobi Do Pyaza

November 1 2021 Vegan Richa 

Cauliflower in Double Onion Sauce – Gobi Do PyazaGobi Do Pyaza  – try this popular Indian Do pyaaza – double onion sauce made with pan-fried cauliflower florets simmered in a creamy, rich, and delicious onion sauce. Gluten-free & soy-free, nut-free option. Serve this gobi curry with rice or bread. Many of the Indian dishes are all about the sauce! The ingredients in the sauces, spices -whole or ground and the combination of the spices all add to the variety in flavors and textures. This Do pyaza sauce is all about onion and whole spices. Do means 2 and Pyaaz is onion. Caramelized Onion is added to the base sauce and also added to the tempering. I use cauliflower today in the sauce to make a delicious Gobi Do Pyaza! You can also use tofu or chickpeas or vegan chicken or other protein. This Indian gobi curry features pan-fried cauliflower florets in creamy, rich, and lip-smacking delicious onion sauce. Have it as a main with rice or bread or as a simple plant-based side dish along with your favorite Indian dishes! Right in the end, we temper coriander seeds, and chili. Tempering is a method widely used in Indian cuisine, in which whole or ground spices are heated in hot oil or ghee and the mixture is added to a dish. Indian tempering is done either at the beginning of the cooking process or as a final flavoring at the end. For this cauliflower curry recipe, we add seasoned oil and sauteed onion into the gravy right in the end. That’s right, this is why Its called double onion sauce. Trust me,  this cauliflower curry is sure to disappear off your plates! Scoop it all up with chunks of roti, parathas, or naan! This one is a keeper! Add this Soyfree Glutenfree Nutfree Indian dish to your Diwali plans! More Indian recipes: - Butter Tofu - IP Tikka Masala Simmer Sauce , with Cauliflower.  - Tofu Amritsari Masala - Malai Kofta - Mushroom Matar Masala - Bombay Potato and Peas - Tofu in Spinach Curry - Palak Tofu Continue reading: Cauliflower in Double Onion Sauce – Gobi Do PyazaThe post Cauliflower in Double Onion Sauce – Gobi Do Pyaza appeared first on Vegan Richa.

Vegan Quiche with Mushrooms, Spinach & Leeks

October 23 2021 Vegan Richa 

Vegan Quiche with Mushrooms, Spinach & LeeksThis easy Vegan Quiche Recipe features an almond flour pastry and cheesy, savory tofu filling with sauteed mushrooms, leeks, sun-dried tomatoes and spinach! Perfect for brunch! Gluten-free option. Oil-free option For a winning breakfast or brunch, try my Easy Vegan Quiche recipe! Just the thing to serve to a hungry crowd. The filling is savory and cheesy and packed with flavor from sautéed mushrooms, leeks, and spinach. I like adding some sun-dried tomatoes in the end but fresh tomatoes work just as well, especially when they are in season. While many vegan quiche recipes call for pre-made pie crust, I opted to make my pie crust from scratch and I recommend you try it too! The pastry comes together in a food processor within minutes and is just perfect. Rich yet tender, and it holds up well, too. More savory vegan brunch options - Scrambled Eggs Pinwheels - Breakfast Burritos - Chickpea Flour Frittata GF Soy-free - Vegan Omelet with Mung bean GF Soy-free - Savory Oats Hash GF Soy-free - Indian Tofu Scramble - Bhurji GF - Chickpea Chilaquiles Gf Soy-free - Sweet Potato Hash GF Soy-free - Lentil Frittata GF Soy-free - Sprouted Lentil Avocado Toast Soy-free Continue reading: Vegan Quiche with Mushrooms, Spinach & LeeksThe post Vegan Quiche with Mushrooms, Spinach & Leeks appeared first on Vegan Richa.

Vegan Chickpea Breakfast Pinwheels

September 12 2021 Vegan Richa 

Vegan Chickpea Breakfast PinwheelsThese Chickpea Breakfast Rolls are perfect for your next brunch party! Flour tortillas filled with vegan chickpea scramble and spinach, then rolled up, sliced and fried into crunchy golden pinwheels! Serve with my hashbrowns and some fruit. Nut-free & gluten-free option. Coming at you with a full vegan breakfast platter! Chickpea Scramble Breakfast Pinwheels, Hashbrowns, and fruit! That alongside a cup of good coffee and the day is already pretty perfect. Think of these Chickpea Breakfast Pinwheels as a fun spin on a vegan chickpea scramble burrito or a wrap. But here, instead of just rolling it all up and biting right in, we slice the  breakfast wrap into little breakfast pinwheels. Chickpeas are mashed with some secret ingredients into a chickpea scramble salad which you can also serve on bread! We roll that up in a tortilla, slice it and pan fry for a crisp bite! These also make a great packed breakfast or snack. Once we have prepared our scramble filling, we just take some extra-large flour tortillas and add the chickpea scramble plus some greens. I went with spinach but you can use herbs, arugula, kale, whatever you want. Roll it up then slice it into rounds. These are delicious as they are but to take them to the next level of golden crunchy chickpea breakfast deliciousness, fry the pinwheels in the pan just a couple of minutes to brown them on both sides. Serve them as a complete vegan breakfast platter along with my quick homemade hashbrowns and some fresh fruit at your next brunch party. Or pack it all and take it to work, school, or university for an easy lunch. This recipe is nut-free and can be made gluten-free by using gluten-free tortillas. MORE Savory VEGAN BREAKFAST OPTIONS - Breakfast Burritos - Chickpea Flour Frittata GF Soy-free - Vegan Omelet with Mung bean GF Soy-free - Savory Oats Hash GF Soy-free - Indian Tofu Scramble - Bhurji GF - Chickpea Chilaquiles Gf Soy-free - Sweet Potato Hash GF Soy-free - Lentil Frittata GF Soy-free - Sprouted Lentil Avocado Toast Soy-free Continue reading: Vegan Chickpea Breakfast PinwheelsThe post Vegan Chickpea Breakfast Pinwheels appeared first on Vegan Richa.

Baked Tofu Curry (Easy Tofu Makhani)

September 1 2021 Vegan Richa 

Baked Tofu Curry (Easy Tofu Makhani)The easiest, simplified and hands-off version of tofu makhani (butter tofu) curry! No tempering spices, no sauteeing onions, no frying tofu. The oven takes care of everything for a fabulous silky Baked Tofu curry! Serve with rice for a delicious vegan dinner. Glutenfree Nutfree. Soyfree option. If you are adding ONE more tofu curry recipe to your collection of easy dinner recipes, let it be this vegan baked tofu curry. Why? Because it is the easiest, simplified and most hands-off version of butter tofu curry! No tempering spices, no sauteeing onions, no frying tofu. The oven takes care of all of these steps for us. Even better, we get all of this done within the same casserole dish. Fewer dishes = more time to relax. This Indian tofu curry is vegan and baked version of tofu makhani. Tofu/­­paneer makhani and tofu butter masala are often used interchangeably. Though very similar sauces, makhani is silkier and smoother than butter masala. This version uses canned tomato purée and coconut milk to get that creamy silky sauce! You can add other proteins such as veggies and chicken, soycurls or chickpeas to the sauce. The gravy is rich and creamy thanks to coconut milk and it is flavored with aromatic warming spices. Your home will be filled with a tantalizing aroma while your curry is baking. Yes, I repeat, this curry is baked in the oven. All in all, this vegan dinner took less than 45 to make, and trust me, you will be going back for seconds when you sit down to enjoy this delicious meal. Maximum flavor with minimal effort. Serve this curry with rice and mop up all that delicious gravy with some hit roti or naan until the last drop is cleaned off your plate. MORE INDIAN COMFORT FOOD - Baked Madras curry Tofu - Baked Balti Veggies - Veggie curry casserole  - Butter Tofu- GF - IP Tikka Masala Simmer Sauce GF - Tofu in Spinach Curry - Saag Tofu - Vegetable Jalfrezi Continue reading: Baked Tofu Curry (Easy Tofu Makhani)The post Baked Tofu Curry (Easy Tofu Makhani) appeared first on Vegan Richa.


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