Showing posts with label food. Show all posts
Showing posts with label food. Show all posts

July 19, 2019

Quick Imam Bayildi

I promised it a while ago in my insta stories but I simply didn't have the time to sit down and write: the imam bayildi recipe.

April 19, 2019

Vegan Beef Bourguignon

Beef bourguignon is possibly one of the most classic French recipes. It's a very simple beef stew in a rich red wine sauce. You just cannot get more French than that! Funnily, it was often served at school for lunch and I hated it back then. I would only eat the sauce by dipping huge amounts of  bread... ahem, baguette into it. That, my friends, was a wino the making.

Things have changed since and my palate has developed. Beef bourguignon now falls in the comfort food category for me. The thing is... I don't eat meat anymore. But just like any other recipe, this one can be veganized very easily. I cooked some with seitan pieces while I was at my parent's house and they really enjoyed it. In fact, it was probably the best beef bourguignon we have ever had. The one thing missing was the stringy texture of the meat, so that makes me want to try this recipe with jackfruit. Stay tuned! For now, here is the recipe to make seitan bourguignon:

- 250g of seitan pieces
- 50cl of vegan red wine
- 1 large onion (chopped)
- 4 cloves garlic (chopped)
- 2 large carrots (chopped)
- 1 large potato (chopped)
- 1 tbsp. cornstarch
- 1 cup vegetable stock
- bay leaf, thyme, salt and pepper (to taste)
- vegetable oil

In a large pot, start cooking your onions in a splash of oil over medium heat. When they start to caramelize, add the garlic and deglaze with the red wine. Add the herbs, salt, carrots, potato, seitan and vegetable stock. Add water to cover the veggies if needed. Simmer until the vegetable are cooked. Take a few tablespoons of the juice into a small bowl and mix with the corn starch until smooth. Pour back into the pot. Serve with Mashed potatoes, sautéed veggies or anything you like.


Le boeuf bourguignon est sans doute un des plats français les plus emblématiques. C'est un ragoût avec une sauce au vin, somme toute, plutôt simple. On ne peut pas faire plus français! Etonnamment, on nous en servait très souvent à la cantine et je n'aimais pas du tout ça à l'époque. Je me contentais de manger la sauce avec une quantité astronomique de pain. Ceci mes amis, est comment on crée une future buveuse de vin.

Les choses ont bien changé depuis et mon palais s'est développé. Le boeuf bouguignon fait partie de mes plats réconfortants chéris. Le truc... c'est que je ne mange plus de viande. mais comme beaucoup de recettes, on peut facilement la véganiser. J'en ai cuisiné un avec des morceaux de seitan pendant que j'étais chez mes parents, et ils ont adoré. En fait, c'était sans doute le meilleur bouguignon qu'on ait jamais mangé. La seule chose qui manquait était la texture filandreuse de la viande et c'est pourquoi j'ai bien envie de réessayer la recette avec du jacquier. Je vous en dirai des nouvelles! En attendant, voici comment faire mon seitan bourguignon:

- 250g de seitan en morceaux
- 50cl de vin rouge vegan
- 1 gros onion (émincé)
- 4 gousses d'ail (émincées)
- 2 grosses carottes (en morceaux)
- 1 grosse pomme de terre (en morceaux)
- 1 càs. de maizena
- 1 tasse de bouillon de légumes
- laurier, thym, sel et poivre (à votre goût)
- huile végétale

Dans une marmite, faire revenir les oignons dans un filet d'huile a feu moyen. Une fois qu'il commencent à caraméliser, ajouter l'ail et déglacer au vin. Ajouter les herbes, le sel, les carottes, la pomme de terre, le seitan et le bouillon. Ajouter de l'eau pour couvrir si besoin. Laisser mijoter jusqu'à ce que les légumes soient cuits. Prélever quelques cuillères à soupe de jus dans un petit bol et mélanger avec la maizena. Réincorporer de mélange dans la sauce. Servir avec de la purée, des legumes sautés ou tout ce qui vous fait envie.

December 20, 2018

A Merry vegan Christmas: The Chestnut Yule log

You just had the main course, now it's time for something sweet! In France, the traditional Christmas dessert is the Yule log. It doesn't matter if it's cake, mousse, ice cream or actual wood, as long as it's a log that is being served. The most traditional flavour is definitely chestnut and it also happen to be my favourite. So it's only natural for me to learn how to make a vegan version of it, don't you think?

December 18, 2018

A Merry Vegan Christmas: Mushroom Wellington

This year will mark the 4th meat-free Christmas for me and my family and to be completely honest, I think everyone likes it better this way. After all, there is something a little twisted about bringing cruelty to your table while celebrating with joy.

November 21, 2018

October 5, 2018

Borlotti bean and quinoa minestrone (vegan of course)

Long time no food post! I was so sure I had posted this delicious and hearty minestrone recipe already but apparently not. Better late than never, right?

July 3, 2018

Vegan cherry clafoutis

It's cherry season! Too bad I don't like them so much. But since I know they're packed with vitamin C and antioxydants, I force myself to eat them, especially since I get them fresh and organic from my parent's garden. They have two types: sweet cherries and sour cherries. I prefer the latter, which I think work better for cakes and pastries.

April 16, 2018

Zucchini gratin the vegan way

I've never been that much into French cuisine as most of the dishes are a little too rich for my taste but there are, of course, a few exceptions. Gratin is one of them.

March 5, 2018

Maple glazed tofu: the best thing you'll eat this week

People think tofu is boring. I used to be like them until recently. In other words, I didn't know how to cook it. I changed my mind with this spicy peanut tofu recipe and now, after trying this maple glazed tofu, I think I can call tofu one of my favourite foods. And guess what? It's very easy to make!

February 24, 2018

Lentil hummus

As far as I can remember, I have always loved legumes, even as a kid. Needless to explain how I feel about hummus then. I could eat that for every meal! But this month, I decided to finish all the stuff that's lying around in my pantry and use what I have to  make food thefore this simple and delicious lentil hummus recipe.

February 6, 2018

Cauliflower curry on the go

There's this misconception about home cooking being long and complicated. It can be, but you can easily manage to cook delicious healthy food in under 15 minutes.

February 1, 2018

Pumpkin and white bean burger... yes it's vegan

Sometimes I like to be optimistic and lately I've been telling myself there was only a month and a half left until spring. Wooo! The thing is, I grew so many pumpkins last summer that I still have a lot left and since they're not exactly a spring food, I'm trying to finish all and want to find new ways of cooking them.

January 24, 2018

Homemade (vegan) gnocchi

Gnocchi is one of those things people assume is difficult to make but really isn't.

January 4, 2018

Vegan Cauliflower Samosa

So apparently, 2018 is going to be the year of veganism. And it also looks like it's going to be the year of cauliflower (I mean, we've all watched the Buzzfeed Tasty Vegetarian videos, right?). Either way, yay!

September 30, 2017

September 20, 2017

Spicy peanut tofu

It's been forever since I last posted a recipe but I found something so grand I had to share it. Yeah, yeah I'm gonna talk about Porto again, I know, but I promise, it won't be long.

March 27, 2017

Celery root curry

When you're trying to go vegan but have no idea how, curry is your best friend. It makes everything taste good. In fact, curry is one of my go-to lazy recipes. I just use whatever vegetables I have and poof, effortless healthy meal.