Lentil, Mushroom + Potato Pie | Gluten Free

Difficulty: Easy Serves 6-8 It's time to hit you with another recipe to add to your Christmas list and while it doesn't sit at the top of the tree, it's most definitely the star. My Mushroom, Lentil + Potato Pie is kinda like a classic shepherds pie but with a twist; the potato is roasted! Plus, just about anyone can enjoy this baby because it's gluten, nut and soy free. Merry Christmas indeed! Tip: Cook the lentil mixture and par-boil the potatoes a day in advance to reduce cooking time on Christmas Day! Ingredients 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 brown onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, grated 1 cup button mushrooms, sliced 3 cups stock (I use vegan beef-style stock) 1 teaspoon corn flour 1 1/2...

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Vegan Egg Salad Sandwiches

Difficulty: Easy Makes 4 sandwiches Everybody loves a good sammy and even though there are SO many vegan sandwich fillings out there, I was yearning for more. Enter my Vegan Boiled Egg recipe and a few other bits and pieces to recreate the classic egg salad without any animal cruelty - premo! Note: You don't necessarily need an egg mould for this recipe but you want to make sure you can fill the whites with the yolks and chop into pieces. Ingredients Vegan Boiled Eggs (get the recipe here) 1/2 cup vegan mayo 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1 teaspoon onion powder 1 teaspoon mustard 1 spring onion, finely chopped 8 slices bread 2 tablespoons vegan butter or margarine 1 small iceberg lettuce, shredded Salt...

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Nacho Sweet Potato Fries

Difficulty: Easy Serves 1-2 If there's one thing better than sweet potato fries, it's regular potato fries but sometimes that's just not possible so we'll settle for the slightly less better thing; loaded sweet potato fries. Stuff my Nacho Sweet Potato Fries in your gob and you'll want to make them whenever regular potato fries aren't an option. All jokes aside, they are bloody delicious. I promise. Ingredients Baked Sweet Potato Fries (recipe here) Mince Mixture 1/2 cup TVP 1/2 beef style stock cube 1/3 cup boiling water 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 small onion, chopped 1/2 teaspoon onion powder 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1 teaspoon paprika 1/4 teaspoon cayenne 1 cup cooked red kidney beans, drained 1/4 cup passata Guacamole 1 avocado 1 tablespoon...

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Sweet Sesame Tofu

Difficulty: Easy Serves 4 Anybody who says they don't like tofu has either never tried it cooked the right way or they're just plain wrong. This Sweet Sesame Tofu is so easy to make, tastes delicious and you can add it to just about anything your little heart desires; try it in your fave salad, stir fry or buddha bowl! Ingredients 250g high protein, firm tofu 2 cloves garlic, crushed 2cm cube ginger, grated 1/4 cup kecap manis 1 tablespoon soy sauce 1/4 teaspoon sesame oil 1 tablespoon sesame seeds Method Preheat oven to 200°C and line a baking tray with baking paper. Cut the tofu into 3cm x 3cm cubes and pop in a shallow container. Mix together the garlic, ginger, kecap manis,...

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Fresh AF – Rice Paper Rolls w/ Peanut Dipping Sauce

Difficulty: Easy Makes 10 You know that feeling when you're hella hungry but it's so hot and you can't be effed making a huge meal? Pretty sure rice paper rolls were invented for that very reason (no need to Google it, trust me). You really can stuff these babies with whatever you want but I've included my fave combo for maximum health and crunch. Once you try 'em with my super quick peanut dipping sauce, your summer fling will be locked in. Oh, they make an awesome picnic/pot luck contribution too! Ingredients 1 baby cos lettuce 1 small carrot 1 small red capsicum 1 small Lebanese cucumber Fresh basil 150g high protein, firm tofu 10 large rice papers Peanut Dipping Sauce 1/3 cup smooth peanut butter ...

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No-Rice Stuffed Capsicums

Difficulty: Easy Makes 4 I love cooking as much as the next person but there comes a time when you simply cannot be effed to put in the hard yards to scrape together a decent meal. Stuffed capsicums are a perfect solution to that problemo because they take no time at all, look like you put in a bit of effort and they're dope for using up all the bits and pieces you have left in the fridge. What's your quick and easy weeknight meal? Let me know in the comments! Ingredients 2 capsicums (any colour you like) 1 teaspoon olive oil 1/2 brown onion, finely chopped 1 clove garlic, minced 2 cups vegan mince (I used Gardein but you could also use finely chopped tofu, tempeh or beans) 1...

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Mushroom & Asparagus Frittatas

Difficulty: Easy Serves 12 I've been making variations on these little guys for yonks but for the life of me can't figure out why I haven't shared the recipe until now, how rude! They're bitchin' for several reasons; you can eat them for any meal, you can eat them hot or cold, you can chuck whatever you want in them and they're gluten free. Now if those aren't enough reasons to get you to make one of my recipes then sheesh, I dunno what to do! Ingredients 12 stalks of asparagus, hard stalk removed and chopped, leaving the top aside 7 mushrooms, chopped 1 small red onion, finely chopped 2/3 cup of chopped vegan cheese (I used Vegusto for this one) 600grams silken tofu 1 cup raw cashews 1/3 cup...

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Baby Kale, Chickpea and Lemon Pasta

Difficulty: Easy Serves 2 For most of us the holiday season has now ended and it's back to the daily grind, blergh! It also might be right about now that you're looking back at your food choices over the Yuletide and thinking it may be time to simplify and make more wholesome meals to kick off 2015. This baby kale, chickpea and lemon number should be added to your meal roster for several reasons; it's cheap, it's tasty and it's freakin' easy to make in a flash. If that ain't enough to impress you then don't worry, 2015 is going to be a year of monster recipes at Like a Vegan! Ingredients 250 grams pasta 1 can chickpeas 4 tablespoons olive oil (garlic infused works great...

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Chickpea “Tuna” Salad

Difficulty: Easy Serves 2 There's nothing better than a lunch that's quick and easy to make with the added bonus of tasting wicked and that's what this Chickpea "Tuna" Salad is. You can chuck it on sandwiches, add it to a bigger salad, have it on its own or serve with crackers for a damn good light lunch. In the time it has taken you to read this little introduction, you could have already made this salad, unless you read it like super quickly, then maybe not. Ingredients 1 can chickpeas 1/2 small onion, finely chopped 2 celery stalks, finely chopped 1 tablespoon chopped chives 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1/3 cup vegan mayonnaise Salt and pepper to taste Method Drain the chickpeas and pop into a medium sized bowl. Using a potato masher, mash...

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Vegetable and Mock Fish Panko Tempura with Wasabi Salt and Dipping Sauce

Difficulty: Medium Serves 4 For those members on the family who weren't on a health-kick this Easter, plus those who were looking to indulge a little, I whipped up this super crispy batch of panko tempura. I've done tempura before but this time I decided to add to the crunch by using both batter and panko bread crumbs which turned out to be a totally excellent and radical decision on my part. Team this up with my wasabi salt and dipping sauce and you've got a dish worth breaking your diet for. Ingredients 1/3 packet Lamyong Calamari (you can use tofu or another mock meat if this isn't available) Handful of snow peas, tails removed 1/2 red capsicum, cut into chunks 1/2 yellow capsicum, cut into chunks 1...

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Pan-Fried “Beef” and Enoki Mushroom Dumplings

Difficulty: Easy-Medium Makes 16 Since making my first dumplings a month or so ago, I've been itching to make more. I decided to bung a mock meat in this batch as well as pan-frying instead of steaming. You're more than welcome to steam them if you'd like though and they're not going to be any less delish. Ingredients 16 dumpling wrappers 1/2 cup beef style chunks 1/4 bunch enoki mushrooms 1/4 red onion Handful of continental parsley Oil for frying 1/4 cup hoisin sauce 1/4 cup soy sauce Method Cut the beef style chunks, mushrooms, onion, and parsley into itty bitty pieces and place in a bowl. Lay out the dumpling wrappers on a flat surface. Wet the edges of each dumpling wrapper with water before adding a tablespoon of mixture to the middle of...

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Potato & Rosemary Pizza

Difficulty: Medium Serves 2 -4 depending on what you serve it with! We all love a good pizza and there's no better pizza than the one you make yourself, dough and all. This delightful number turns the traditional tomato base pizza on its head and instead relies on the simple yet tasty flavours of garlic and rosemary to tantalise the taste buds. You also can't go wrong with a stuffed crust, so we're going to chuck that in there as well for that extra burst of flavour. Ingredients 1/2 cup warm water 3.5 grams dry yeast (half a sachet) 1 1/2 cups fine Italian flour A pinch of salt 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 teaspoon olive oil 1 clove garlic, crushed 1 potato, semi par-boiled 1/4 brown onion, thinly sliced 1/2 bunch rosemary 1/2...

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“Duck” in Shitake Gravy

Difficulty: Easy Serves 4 Don't let the picture fool you, this dish is DELICIOUS and one of my all-time favourites for Christmas lunch. Mum says it's so easy she couldn't believe anybody would even want a recipe but the easiest recipes can be the best! You can get the mock duck breast from Asian groceries or your local mock meat emporium. The grocer I go to has this brownish looking one and also a reddish looking one, go the brown one for this recipe. I know I've been saying I'd post a guide to mock meats, and I will, it's just taking a little longer to compile than I expected...

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“Tuna” Salad Sandwich

Difficulty: Easy Serves 2 This isn't really a recipe, just a simple serving suggestion for a light lunch or dinner. In saying that, you'd be forgiven for thinking the ingredients and process are way more complex than they are. I used focaccia for mine but it really works with any type of bread you have lying around and of course you can add any other salad ingredients you see fit. Ingredients 1 packet of vegan tuna 1/2 cup vegan mayonnaise (I use Praise 98% fat free mayonnaise) 1 spring onion, finely sliced Splash of lime juice Salt and pepper to taste 2 handfuls rocket leaves 1 tomato, sliced 2 bread rolls (I used focaccia but bagels would work nicely as well) Method Using a hand mixer or food processor, blend tuna and mayonnaise. Transfer...

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Spinach and Cheese Rolls

Difficulty: Easy-Medium Makes 8 rolls Yet another delicious bakery-style treat to add to your repertoire! These light, crispy and delightfully cheesy treats make for the perfect snack or lunch on the run. Add some salad or vegetables to the side and you've got yourself a wholesome dinner. These things are incredibly addictive though, don't say I didn't warn you! Ingredients 1 bunch of spinach, finely chopped 1/2 brown onion, finely chopped 1 tub of Tofutti Better Than Cream Cheese 1 tablespoon minced garlic 1 cup of plain flour Salt and pepper to taste 4 sheets of puff pastry, partially thawed (a lot of grocery store pastries are in fact vegan, just read the label) Method Preheat the oven to 200°C Cook the spinach in the microwave (or stove if you're that way inclined)....

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