Does anyone have a good vegan dinner recipe?
This pizza is so tasty that you will not miss the cheese!
for the base:
500g./1 lb./3 cups plain flour, white or wholemeal
1 packet of easy blend dried yeast
200 ml./1 cup of warm water but keep adding until you get a good dough
1 tin chopped tomatoes (approx. 400g/14oz.)
2 tablespoons dried mixed herbs
2 tablespoons olive or sunflower oil
salt and pepper to taste
1 small tin of mushrooms or/and sweetcorn (optional)
sesame seeds for sprinkling on top
Mix the flour with the yeast and add the water gradually. Mix well (with your hands is best) and then knead for a couple of minutes until the dough is fairly smooth. Place on a large greased baking tray and flatten into desired shape (ie. – circle). Leave in a warm place while you prepare the topping: Mix together the tomatoes, herbs, oil and seasoning in a bowl and then spread over the pizza base. If using the mushrooms/sweetcorn – coat them in a little olive oil and arrange on the top of the pizza. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and bake at 200 C/400 F for 15 to 20 minutes until ready.
Variations – obviously you can add whatever toppings you like to the basic tomato mixture – olives, vegan ‘cheeses’, pineapple chunks, vegan meat substitutes etc. You can also vary the herbs used, add garlic and onion or add herbs or seeds to the base. If you want a softer base you can leave the dough to rise for half an hour before adding the toppings but we find it great without doing that.
This is a great Greek/Turkish aubergine (eggplant) dish flavored with cinnamon. Delicious on its own or with rice or couscous.
1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes, drained
1 tablespoon tomato paste
1 medium onion, chopped
1 tablespoon minced garlic, or to taste
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, or to taste
3 tablespoons olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
Slice the eggplant in half lengthwise, and hollow out the halves leaving about a 1 centimeter shell. Set the flesh from the insides aside for later use. Place the shells on a baking tray, and drizzle with a little olive oil.
Bake for about 30 minutes in the preheated oven, until soft.
While those are baking, chop the leftover eggplant into small pieces. Heat about 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic; cook and stir for a few minutes. Add the chopped eggplant; cook and stir until tender. Mix in the tomatoes and tomato paste until well blended. Simmer over low heat until the halves in the oven are ready.
Remove the baked eggplant shells from the oven, and spoon in the tomato and eggplant mixture. Sprinkle a little cinnamon over the top of each one, and return them to the oven. Bake for another 30 minutes or so.
Lemony Pepper Mushrooms
vegetable oil spray
8 large fresh mushrooms
1 tablespoon chopped chives
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon veganaise
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 1/2 teaspoons lemon-pepper seasoning
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Lightly spray a shallow baking pan with vegetable oil spray.
Wipe mushrooms with a clean, damp cloth. Remove stems and set mushroom caps aside. Discard lower half of stems and chop upper half of stems very finely.
In a small bowl, combine chopped stems with remaining ingredients. Stir to mix well.
Stuff mushroom caps with mixture. Place stuffed mushrooms in prepared pan and bake 8 to 10 minutes. Serve immediately. Serves 4.
Calories 26, Protein 0 g, Carbohydrates 1 g, Fat 2 g, Cholesterol 1 mg, Sodium12 mg.
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