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Roasted chickpeas, great #snack idea.

Preparation only takes two minutes, but it needs some time in the oven. Nevertheless, a great snack idea!

Ingredients:

  • 1 can of chickpeas, drained, rinced, dried in a towel
  • 1 tbsp of olive oil
  • Seasoning of your choice. I used: salt, garlic powder, paprika powder

Put the chickpeas in an oven dish, mix the oil and seasonings through the chickpeas.
Set in a pre-heated oven (190°C – 375°F – Gas mark 5) for 45 minutes.
Test after 45 minutes, eat one (yaay), it should be completely crispy, even in the center. If it isn’t, put it back in the oven, with 5 minutes extra at a time.

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Enjoy!

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Grilled vegetables pita

Decided to try this out for lunch, as I had some time. It isn’t the fastest thing to prepare, as you need to grill the vegetables, but wow, it was worth every single minute put into it …

Ingredients:

  • 2 small pita breads
  • 1 eggplant, in long slices
  • 1 zucchini, halved, and then sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper (the sweetest)

Grill all the vegetables, and the pita bread, then simply assemble. If you like, you can add some of my vegan mayo, but honestly, it is not needed.

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Seriously, ENJOY!

Energy: 446 kcal
Carbohydrates: 96g
Protein: 18g
Fat: 3g
Fiber: 5g

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Zucchini stew with rice

A recipe I really love, because it is just tasty food, that doesn’t require too much work.

Ingredients:

  • 1 medium onion
  • 2 small cloves of garlic, or 1 big one
  • 2 medium sized tomatoes
  • 3 medium sized zucchinis
  • 250g of (white) mushrooms
  • 1 bag of rice
  • Oil (or a little veggie broth)

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Wash all vegetables. Cut them into bite-size pieces. I don’t like pieces that are way too small. Keep 1 zucchini, and cut it in long slices. Cut the onion in small pieces, crush the garlic, and cut it also.

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  1. Saute the onions and garlic, any way you like. Most people will use oil or vegan butter/margarine. I use a little water with vegan broth powder. No fat, no oil.
  2. After a few minutes, when the onions are softened, add the cut mushrooms. Let them cook for about 4-5 minutes
  3. Add the zucchini and tomatoes.
  4. Add seasoning of your choice (salt, pepper, dried paprika powder, thyme, bay leaf, …)
  5. Simmer away during 20 minutes on low heat.
  6. Cook your rice and grill the zucchini slices. The grilled slices are optional, but I just love them!

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Serve and enjoy!

Tip if you do not like cooking rice all the time, especially brown rice, as it takes 20 minutes: cook a whole batch at once, and freeze them when they are cold and drained. Brown rice in 60-90 seconds in the microwave!

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Vegan recipes #PETA

Trying to go vegan is difficult. Finding decent recipes is the hard part.

Peta is helpful, and has some vegan recipes. You can find them here: http://ift.tt/1g2N2Y3

You can sign up for their Vegan starter kit here: http://ift.tt/1mb7yLG/. Note: it did not ship to my address in Belgium, so might only work in North America. If they do not ship to your place, you can view the online versions of the kit.

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Vegetable soup (tomato)

This week’s easy recipe involves actual “cooking”. I am making a nice delicious vegetable soup.

Ingredients:

  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 3 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 250g julienne vegetables (carrots, leeks, celery)
  • 1kg ripe tomatoes
  • Water
  • salt, pepper

Saute the onions and garlic in the hot oil, for a minute or two. Then add the julienne vegetables (you can buy this prepared, sometimes under the name “soup vegetables”). Stir it around for about five minutes, then add the tomatoes.
The tomatoes will need also about five minutes, make sure you stir it around so it does not burn. Add water (already boiling is faster), cover it, let it on a low heat for 30-60 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Serve and enjoy!

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Vegetable soup (tomato).

No food pictures today

No food pictures today. Went to a BBQ today. Yearly “Family day” with work colleagues. Wasn’t vegan, but there were lots of veggies, and potatoes, so no problems keeping it vegetarian. Pictures will be back tomorrow, as usual. :-)