Today we didn’t have time to cook for Vegan MoFo unfortunately… BUT we were busy spreading the message… We held a screening of Cowspiracy with Bite Back. About 50 people were present!! Yay! After the movie they were able to nibble on some snacks and to ask questions or buy a book! It was definitely a success! The future is vegan!
Looking at the list of veggies of this season…
We saw it had the perfect veggies to make a moroccan tagine with couscous! We used zucchini, eggplant, carrots, paprika and tomatoes and spiced it with Ras El Hanout . Just perfect!
Some might not be a fan of raisins… But it adds the perfect sweet touch to the couscous and is a winning combination with the veggies that are quite spicy. We don’t have a recipe online yet, but will have to post it soon!!
When you don’t have a tagine, you can easily stew the vegetables in a regular casserole.
What three endless food supplies would we take if we were going to be stranded on an island?
First thing that pops to mind is Vego chocolate… This brand is the BEST vegan chocolate we have ever tasted! It’s bio, fairtade and gluten free !
And now… two more!
Well, then we guess we would like an endless supply of watermelon! We’d eat it every single day. So yes please, keep them coming!
And of course…. We almost forgot! AVOCADO! <3 Could not imagine a life without it!
This scrambled tofu is one of my favourites! Good as brunch, lunch or even light dinner.
And so easy to make! You fry some onion, add some mushrooms, tomato and spinach…
Then you crumble over some tofu and season with turmeric for the nice yellow colour and full taste.
Just before serving I like to add some kala namak. Kala nama-what did you say!?
It’s also called balck salt and because of the sulphur it smells and tastes a bit like eggs.
You probably won’t find it in the regular supermarket, but it’s really worth a try!
So, on day 14 we have to share something vegan (and delicious of course) with a non-vegan.
We’re not actually going to share something with a non-vegan today…
BUT! With Compassionate Cooking we do this quite often when we’re at a Bite Back info stall somewhere. We then sell some delicious vegan food to show people how good it can be!
It helps us financially (especially since some Flemish pig farmers decided to sue Bite Back for an undercover investigation the organisation did in 2013) and it helps us to share our recipes and information with the people on the streets. A win-win situation!
It’s kitchen tour time!!! Compassionate Cooking was on the road with Bite Back and was at the International Animal Rights Conference in Luxemburg. The organisation made the best food! A big thank you to all the volunteers for feeding us with such delicious food!
My very first vegan cookbook was “The Kind Diet” of Alicia Silverstone.
I always liked her as an actress, especially in Clueless. So when I got curious about veganism and after seeing a YouTube video where she talks about going vegan, her book immediately attracted me!
It’s written in 2 parts. The first half of the book is filled with information on why and how to go vegan and the second half is full of delicious recipes.
So as a newbie you can get started right away with this one!
And a note on the side; the book is printed on 100% recycled paper! Yay!
The nutrient every vegan gets asked about and 99% of the people are suddenly so worried about when they hear you’re eating plantbased…. Proteins!
For the chefs who like veganising meat-dishes, seitan is the perfect source for protein. It has just the right texture for most traditional recipes!
For those who didn’t know it already, “sei tan” is Japanese for “made of protein”. As simple as that!
Our favorite recipe is the one for seitan maison stew. It’s based on our typical Belgian brown stew, which we call “stoverij”. It’s a dish you’ll find on a restaurant menu but also at a “frituur”. A place where everything is fried and where Belgians like to get their potato fries. The most popular sauce that goes with the fries is definitely “stoverij”!
The first thing that popped into our heads was … Blueberries!
We probably won’t be the only ones who thought of this nature’s candy.
It’s low on calories and full of anti-oxidants!
We absolutely love them! And even more in a delicious smoothie.
This blueberry smoothie is just perfect as breakfast or as a healthy snack or as refreshment on sunny summer days.
For the Friends fans out there…. And I know you are numerous!
What do you think of when I say cheesecake!?
Yes, Rachel and Chandler loving it that much that they are willing to eat it off the floor.
Just admit it, you’d do the exact same thing if your favorite dessert had an unfortunate encounter with the floor.
So on day 7 of Vegan MoFo I’m combining my love for Friends and vegan cheesecake with a recipe of Marieke!