Vegan banana zucchini bread
Got my inspiration from this recipe with some alterations:
I used 1 less banana and added in approx 3/4 cup shredded zucchini (mine was frozen, so I thawed it and then squeezed as much liquid out of it as possible). I also wanted this to be a little sweeter, so I added 2 ish tbsp maple syrup and roughly chopped chocolate covered pecans, and sprinkled a little white sugar on top before baking! The recipe says to cover with foil and bake for 10-15 minutes, but I try not to use foil so I ended up baking it for a total of 1 hr (uncovered) and it turned out great!
This carrot top pesto is a game changer! The number of times I've bought carrots and composted the tops because I didn't know what to do with them makes me want to cry, because this recipe is super easy and so good! I use this pesto recipe, but doctor it up by adding approx 1/4 cup (to taste) nutritional yeast, the juice from 1/2 a lemon, and approx 1/3 cup basil.
Here is the pasta recipe (the BEST egg pasta recipe I've found). I used all-purpose flour for this recipe but if you have 00 or want to go buy some it makes it super silky and delicious. I also only made a half recipe of the pasta so my egg yolk/egg ratio was a little different, and only let it sit for 30 minutes because I got impatient, but it still worked!
1 red bell pepper
1 red onion
1 yellow squash
large handful halved cherry tomatoes
1 head broccoli
4 cloves garlic
approx 2 cups roughly chopped crimini mushrooms
A little time consuming but fun to make! If you want to save time just use store bought tortillas and you can pretty much fill enchiladas with anything you have in the fridge if you don't feel like going to the store!
Enchilada sauce (I use Rosarita brand)
Spices: cumin, tajin, garlic, salt/pepper
1 head cauliflower
All purpose flour
1 package silken tofu
1 clove garlic
White wine vinegar
Vegan Naan Gyros
Kind of a weird one but it turned out so good! I got the naan recipe here and the hummus recipe here. This is the. Best. Hummus. Recipe. Ever. I use it all the time, but usually doctor it up with different spices and sometimes roasted carrots or beets. This time added extra ice water, less oil, and added dill and za'atar. The naan recipe is straightforward, but I added minced garlic and dill into the dough before I rolled it out.
Inside of gyro:
1 sweet potato
1 portobello mushroom
1 red bell pepper
Vegan West African Peanut Stew
One of my all-time favorites! Recipe found here with some typical Mira alterations. I usually add extra vegetables to everything, and this recipe is a great one to doctor up with whatever extra veg you want! I do bell peppers, broccoli (scientifically proven to be delicious to add to any recipe) and peas. I also will usually add cubed extra-firm tofu! You can substitute kale or chard or whatever other dark leafy green you'd like instead of the collard greens. I also think all recipes ever created lack the correct amount of fresh ginger, I used at least 5cm of ginger instead of the 1 tbsp it calls for.
Red curry wonton soup
Starting 2020 off right!
Got the recipe here, but I made some alterations. I added probably 2 or 3 more tbsp curry paste than the recipe called for, added a LOT more fresh ginger (I think I probably ended up using close to 6cm of it??), and added seasonings including ginger powder, curry powder, and some garam masala. It also felt like the soup base really needed to be brightened up, so I added 3/4 of a lime and about 1/4 cup lemon juice! I also added mushrooms and broccoli into the broth while it was simmering and chopped kale at the end.
I couldn't find wonton wrappers at the store so I made my own using this recipe, which calls for one egg, but you can find a vegan recipe here. Rolled out the dough with a pasta machine (went to level 7) and it worked great! Be sure to sprinkle flour over the cut wrappers before you use them, and cover them with a towel while they're sitting - they can dry out quickly and it makes folding a lot more difficult.
I LOVE to cook! I became a vegetarian over 20 years ago, and tried my best to be a good vegan but.. cheese... SO here are some of my favorite always-vegetarian-sometimes-vegan recipes that I've compiled over the years. Some are products of my own imagination - in which case I include ingredients and recipes - and the rest have links to the website I got them from! Enjoy!