Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Parsnip Nut Roast

A delicious nut roast made with cashew nuts and parsnips. I think this would be a great candidate for a vegan Christmas dinner.

The recipe is here - the original recipe calls for an egg, but it's easily veganized by substituting the egg with some starch.

I'm currently staying with my parents for a few weeks, so I'm looking forward to swapping recipe ideas with my mother. My parents have drastically cut down their meat consumption since I introduced them to vegan food. Tonight I plan to make a stuffed butternut squash for them.

Parsnip Cashew Nut Roast Recipe

Friday, 16 September 2011

Pink Quinoa-Beetroot Salad (with Crunchy Kale)

See previous posts for Crunchy Kale Recipe. Otherwise, this is really easy: simply boil some quinoa and beetroot together in a pan. If you use pre-cooked beetroot, you can add it at the same time as you start boiling quinoa. If you use raw beetroot, you will need to cook it for 20-30 minutes on its own first (cutting the beetroot up small reduces the cooking time). Meanwhile, slice up some raw yellow peppers and tomatoes. Great dressed with lemon/lime and sprinkled with pumpkin seeds and/or parsley.

It's pink quinoa! What more could you ask for?

Want more vegan quinoa recipes?
Why is quinoa good for you? Quinoa is one of the many good vegan protein sources that help you to stay healthy as a vegan.