If you like mushrooms and you are a vegetarian or vegan, this mushroom risotto could become your favorite filling dish.
½ cup of rice
2 cups of fresh mushroom mix
½ cup of cooked broccoli
1 tbsp of olive oil
2 tbsp of vegetable oil
1 tbsp of dry rosemary
1 tsp of lime juice
Mushroom Risotto Preparation:
First you need to cook the rice. Wash and rinse it and put in a saucepan with 1 cup of water. Stir well and bring to the boiling point. Cover the pan with a lid and cook for about 15 minutes on a low temperature. Remove from the heat and allow it to cool.
Now you want to prepare the mushrooms. Wash and cut into a similar size pieces. Heat up the vegetable oil over a medium temperature. Add mushrooms and stir well.
Cook until all the mushrooms soften, or until all the water evaporates. Remove from the frying pan. Add salt and mix with rice and broccoli.
Season with dry rosemary, pepper and lime juice. Serve the mushroom risotto warm.
2 tsp of ground cinnamon (can be replaced with some other sweet spices)
10 tbsp of brown sugar (you can add more or less, depends on your taste)
Water to cook the apples
This will give you enough puree for a medium sized jar. If you need more, or less, simply adjust the ingredients. And if you want that extra apple flavor, add few drops of apple extract.
Wash and peel the apples. Cut into quarters and remove the core. Place them in a large pot and pour enough water to cover them (10 cups shound do the job). Bring them to a boiling point and keep cooking until soft. Stir occasionally.
After about 20 minutes, remove from the heat and drain. Allow it to cool for a while and mash with a fork or even better with an electric mixer.
The puree has to stay soft and smooth. You don’t want some apple pieces in it. This is why you should always use the electric mixer. You just can’t get that puree consistency with fork.
Keep your puree in a jar with tight lid. It has to be in the refrigerator.
The Hazelnut Cream vegan recipe is quite easy to prepare and will give you a good start for the day.
1 tbsp of flour
2 tbsp of brown sugar
¼ cup of grated hazelnuts
1 tbsp of cocoa powder
1 tbsp of cornstarch
1 cup of soy milk
1 tsp of vanilla extract
5 tbsp of hot water
Combine the flour, brown sugar, hazelnuts, cocoa powder, cornstarch, vanilla extract and hot water in a bowl. Mix well using an electric mixer. Set aside. Boil the soy milk over a low – medium temperature.
Add cocoa mixture and reduce the heat. Simmer for 10 minutes, stirring constantly. When the mixture thickens, remove from the heat. Allow it to cool for a while. Keep in the refrigerator.
Useful tip 1
You can prepare this cream with different kinds of nuts. Simply replace the hazelnuts with some other nuts of your choice.
Useful tip 2
Be sure to try some of the cream before it thickens. You may want to add some more sugar. This really depends on your taste.
Useful tip 3
Instead of vanilla extract, you can add some orange extract to the mixture.
It is well known that a good appetizer should be delicious enough that it almost preludes the main course that is to come. For an all vegan meal however, it can be quite a challenge to create vegan appetizers that will not disappoint.
Luckily there are so many vegan appetizer recipes out there that you could try, and there are so many more to come. Here are some vegan appetizers that many will love.
Vegan Spring Rolls
Pick your choice of vegetables, fry them and roll them up in rice paper. You can then choose to sauté them in vegetable oil, or you can go the fresh way and opt not to include any heat in the spring rolls.
Fillings include carrots, cucumbers, onions, garlic and so on. The choice is mostly yours.
Tofu is a very popular among vegans because of its versatility, which extends all the way to appetizers as well. You can make tofu dips that can include your favorite spices and accompany them with chips or fries.
You can also make tofu bites that can be bakes or fried in vegetable oil.
Onion rings and dipping sauce
Onion rings are a very tasty appetizer that is very popular and very easy to prepare. Just chop up some onion rings and
Dip them in a coating paste made of your favorite spices and a bit of flour and sauté them in vegetable oil. Once they are nice and crispy, serve them with any dipping sauce you may want.
Enjoy this selection of vegan appetizers, and be sure we will add some more!