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Vegan food is the WORST.

Discussion in 'Real Life Discussion' started by Jon, Jun 13, 2017.

  1. Jon

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    With that said, what are your go to recipes?

    Vegan Chili Con Carne

    One of the few that I've enjoyed with a ratio of effort:result with isn't obscene.
     
  2. Ched

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    I don't have any good vegan dishes, but I look forward to seeing some good ones here for when/if I need them in the future.

    The few times I've been asked to provide a vegan dish I've just made a crap ton of gauacamole.
     
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  3. Marsupial

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    Anything on this page.

    Muhammara

    Kung pao cauliflower

    Tofu stirfry

    Basically any falafel recipe. It's hard to fuck up falafel irreparably. Black bean burgers are also pretty hard to fuck up as long as you accept them as a condiment delivery system and not an actual burger.

    Edit: And anyone who tells you they have a great recipe for a vegan baked good is lying. You can't replace butter and eggs.
     
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  4. Ched

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    This reminded me of a hilarious and amazing video:
    Vegan & Gluten-Free Birthday Cake
     
  5. Rah

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    I've found that cooking most veggies in EVOO, chopped garlic, and red pepper flakes tastes really good, especially broccoli and Artichokes.

    For actual recipes the first is really good Blueberry muffins I first made mostly because of Waka being in it but they turned out really tasty!

    The second is an amazing pasta dish, one of my favorites. Check out this guys other videos if you haven't already, he's really entertaining.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=l_RoKIMyP80

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=bJUiWdM__Qw
     
  6. KHAAAAAAAN!!

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    I make a killer spicy bean burger for my vegan friends during bbq night, but I don't really have a set recipie.

    Fairly simple though. As Marsupial said, it's hard to fuck up bean burgers.

    Blanch equal parts chickpeas and black beans in water with some chili powder + hot sauce until mashable/processable. Canned works too if theyre in water/juice already.

    Drain well and mix. Mash or process. Dump it into a big bowl. Use a proportionate amount of egg substitute like ener-g or flax meal/water to replace eggs for binding. Mix. Add seasoning to taste (can't go wrong with the classic salt/pepper/garlic/chili, but you can easily throw extra stuff in there; used minced green olives once which was very good).

    Chill till grillin time. Fire em up (or broil if yer lame and don't grill) and baste with a little tabasco when you flip.

    Very tasty with an assortment of burger fixings.
     
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  7. Tragen

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    Eating vegan is something I’ve been trying to incorporate into my diet for the past six months. The Forks Over Knives cookbook has been a great help in this endeavor. The majority (practically all) takes some prep but the large portions let me freeze things. One of my favorites is Minestrone.

    Serves 8 to 10
    1 large onion, peeled and chopped
    2 large carrots, peeled and chopped
    2 celery stalks, chopped
    4 gloves garlic, peeled and minced
    8 cups vegetable stock or low-sodium vegetable broth
    2 tablespoons nutritional yeast, optional
    One 28-ounce can diced tomatoes
    2 teaspoons oregano
    2 medium red-skin potatoes, scrubbed and cubed
    4 cups packed chopped kale, ribs removed before chopping
    ½ cup uncooked brown basmati rice
    6 cups cooked cannellini beans, or three 15-ounce cans, drained and rinsed
    Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
    1 cup finely chopped basil

    Place the onion, carrots, and celery in a large saucepan over medium heat, and sauté for 10 minutes. Add water 1 to 2 tablespoons at a time to keep the vegetables from sticking to the pan. Add the garlic and cook for another minute. Add the vegetable stock, nutritional yeast (if using), tomatoes, oregano, potatoes, kale, and rice. Bring the pot to a boil over high heat, reduce the heat to medium-low, and simmer for 30 minutes. Add the beans and simmer for 15 minutes, until the rice is tender. Season with salt and pepper and add the basil.
     
  8. Marsupial

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    If you're broiling rather than grilling, try adding either smoked paprika or finely ground lapsang souchong tea. Gives a bit of smoky flavour without the grill involved.
     
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    Keep in mind that a lot of times, Mapo will be a version of this with ground pork as one of the ingredients. The veg version is often called "Mala" tofu.
     
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    True enough. The main draw regardless is the Sichuan peppercorn, I suppose, with its tongue numbing properties.
     
  12. sonny_yalin

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    I found this one to be quite good.

    Usually, I just throw something together because I'm lazy. Last night I made a huge batch of something I like. I mix quinoa, potatoes, diced dill pickle, onion, garlic, chopped mixed salad, and whatever spice you feel like. After I cook the quinoa and boil the potatoes, I throw them all in a pan with olive oil. Quite tasty.
     
  13. Marsupial

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    ...the commonality here being that everything is pretty heavily spiced. Vegan food is best when you can't really taste the vegetables.
     
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    I've had really great Brussels sprouts before that were simply tossed in olive oil and salt and roasted in the oven. The problem with vegetarian food is that it tends to lack the umami and the fulfilling, savory, unctuousness that comes easily with maillard reactions in meat. Thus there's a tendency in vegan/vegetarian food to heavily season or char for flavor.

    Will wholeheartedly echo Rah's recommendation for Binging with Babish's take on Pasta Aglio e Olio. Made it three times in 2 weeks and it was amazing every time.
     
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    Not a vegan, but a big fan of cameralized brussel sprouts. Or brussel sprouts in any other way, but bringing out the sugars works wonders.
     
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    I'm not sure what I'd do if asked to make vegan. I can't even use my go-to meat substitute of lots of cheese. I can't use fish sauce which removes loads of curries from the list.
     
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    My go-to meatless dish is something similar to Ratattouille. Best prepared in the summer, when the vegetables are in season.

    You take zuchini, eggplant and bell peppers, cut them in thin slices of similar size, toss with salt, pepper and olive oil (smoked paprika is also good here) and then bake them for 45 minutes on 180-200 C. After you put them in the oven you start your basic tomato sauce, onion, garlic, fresh/canned tomatoes (ripe fresh summer tomatoes are amazing here), olive oil, red pepper flakes, fresh basil. Once your sauce is on the way (20 minutes should be plenty of cooking time), you make your rice. One part rice, two parts water, salt, bring to a boil, then put the lid on and turn heat to lowest setting.

    Once your vegetables are sufficiently roasted (you should see them curl and take on color and they smell/taste delicious), you toss them in your sauce and simmer for 5 minutes. Then serve the sauce over the rice and throw a bunch of more basil and freshly ground pepper on top.

    The process is a bit lengthy, but the steps are extremely simple and very hard to fuck up. I've made this lots of times for various groups of people and it always results in clean plates all around.
     
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    You know what goes great with that? Making a few "nests" in the vegetable pan and poaching some eggs in there.

    Jk, jk.

    A good vegan dish is a lentil soup with aromatics/herbs (I love ginger, garlic, chili, thyme and cinammon) and carrots, tomatoes, any kind of squash, celery, heck you could even throw some diced potatoes in there to make it heartier. Eat with rice or bread.

    There's also dhal. I like toasting my spices (cumin, ginger, mustard seeds) and frying the onions/tomatoes in ghee and/or butter before adding the dhal (I like a mix of yellow, red and black lentils) that I've had soaking in water while getting the other stuff ready. Just use another fat source like olive oil or a neutral vegetable oil to make it vegan. Not sure how it'd turn out with coconut oil, but if you like it, give it a go.
     
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