These are some of the things I have made lately. Hope you enjoy!
Potato Zucchini Gratin
The assembled plate with some ranch dip.
Vegan Ranch Dressing/Dip
1 cup vegan mayonnaise, i recommend Vegenaise
2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
1 tsp lemon zest
1 clove garlic smashed or microplaned or 1 Tbsp garlic powder
3 green onions or 1 tbsp onion powder
splash of neutral oil
Fresh or dried parsley
Fresh or dried dill
Whizz all the ingredients up in your blender or food processor. Let the flavors meld together in the fridge for a bit or just eat it right away.
Dinner for four
Potato Crusted Tofu with shaved zucchini salad in an avocado vinagrette
This dish is actually missing a roasted red pepper emulsion that I thought would have really brought the whole thing together. There's always next time. It's essential to use young zucchini so that you can avoid the spongey-watery flesh of the large ones. Also it help keep the zucchini a mouth-friendly size when shaved.
Shaved Zucchini Salad
3 young zucchini, shaved with a vegetable peeler or mandoline
1 lemon, juiced
1 clove garlic microplaned or minced
1/6 cup of olive oil
Whiz together all ingredients in blender, combine with shaved zucchini.
Vegan Ground Meat
This mix can be flavored in many ways, but since I was aiming to make a good ole fashioned hamburger I chose the ingredients outlined below.
Vegan Ground Meat
2 cups tvp
2 cup hot veggie beef broth
2 tbsp soy sauce
1/2 tsp liquid smoke
2 tbsp catsup
1 tbsp paprika
1 tbsp black pepper
1 tbsp onion powder
1 tbsp garlic powder
1 tbsp dried oregano
2/3 cup wheat gluten
Mix the hot veggie broth will all the rest of the wet ingredients then soak the tvp in this mixture. Combine all dry ingredients. After tvp is rehydrated and cooled to room temp add the dry ingredients and mix well. Form into burgers patties or meatballs as shown in the picture below. I thought the resemblance to ground beef was quite striking. I love a good vegan cheeseburger and I really nailed it with this one. So good.
Fresh homemade burger buns
Potato and Kale Hash
the completed masterpiece! follow your heart cheese melted onto the burgers and topped with grilled onions.
Scrambled Tofu and Grilled veggie sandwich with Cherry tomato salad
So I decided not to post recipes to all of these on here, but if you have any questions please email me.