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ellenade
« on: November 12, 2006 06:10:03 PM »

Hi all!

Am a life long vege, but my boyf has recently converted (we saw "fast food nation" and he hasnt eaten meat since) and I want to come up with some exciting dishes to ease the transition for him. 

I tend to get stuck with standard dishes that I cook all the time - so would love to hear your standard dishes!

Dairy makes me pretty sick, and I prefer to avoid gluten (but still LOVE heavy grainy breads... yum!).

To be honest my cooking repertoire is somewhat limited - simple napolitana pasta sauces, salads, a few vietnamese dishes (the easy ones!), a few different daals (or dhal or dahl - i am not sure which spelling is the less incorrect?)...

This is my fave daal:

1 cup lentils (i prefer red)
2-3 cups water
tsp turmeric
1 tsp cumin seed
1/4 tsp chile powder
1 small onion
1/2 tsp black mustard seed
2 cloves garlic

Bring lentils & tumeric to boil, cook over medium heat until soft.

Fry remaining ingredients (I prefer to fry in water which works almost as well as oil) and then add the lentils and cook until all tasty.

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« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2006 07:53:45 PM »

Wow!! Thanks for the Daal recipe - I've been looking for one for ages Cheesy Sorry I don't have any recipes to share off hand (I will have to look them up - been to sick lately to cook).
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« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2006 08:18:22 PM »

 Mmm, that sounds delicious! I may have to make that tomorrow.
 I have been on the hunt for recipes lately, and have some very good ones! I will try my best to remember to post some. I also bookmarked some wonderful vegan recipe sites (which makes it dairy free) so I can post those as well if you want Smiley
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ellenade
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2006 08:55:00 PM »

Wow!! Thanks for the Daal recipe - I've been looking for one for ages Cheesy Sorry I don't have any recipes to share off hand (I will have to look them up - been to sick lately to cook).

I was amazed to learn  how quick it is to make daal! There are lots of different recipes - but this one is very quick and simple!

I am sorry to hear you're sick - nothing too serious I hope! This daal will perk you up i'm sure =)
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« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2006 09:39:10 PM »

I was amazed to learn  how quick it is to make daal! There are lots of different recipes - but this one is very quick and simple!

I am sorry to hear you're sick - nothing too serious I hope! This daal will perk you up i'm sure =)

I am sure it will perk me up Cheesy I've been battling a virus for nearly 4 weeks, and with the cold weather here, nice warm daal and lemon juice would be so welcome Wink Thanks again!!
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ellenade
« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2006 05:49:39 PM »

Thanks a lot for the links! I'll have to follow them!

I am really proud of my boyf, he's always been keen on his meat, and he's doing really well to keep it up! We're off to Vietnam again in a few weeks, and I think that will be a BIG challenge for him! Although VN does some DAMN fine veg cuisine, like most cultures their meat dishes are their most famous!

I haven't read the book that the film was based on - but apparently it's better? The actual film was a little heavy handed, but it was the incredibly graphic scenes of how they turn a cow into a burger that were the most shocking.
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« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2006 09:28:01 AM »

thanks for the recipe- it was delicious!
I'm going to make more real soon.

Let's see.. I made some quinoa taboleh salad the other day I found in my University paper, here in montreal.
It's super healthy, here it is. and here's a link to her site. Smiley
look around, it's great.

1 1/4 C. Quinoa
2 C. canned or cooked Chickpeas
1 med. Cucumber (quartered length wise, and sliced)
2 med. tomatoes (diced)
2 to 3 garlic cloves
1/4 C. Lemon Juice
1/4 C. Flaxseed Oil or Olive Oil
sea salt or kosher salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

and so you cook the Quinoa after you rinse it in a fine strainer
btw you can also use couscous. Look quinoa up on wikipedia if you dont know what it is, because I sure didn't. It has the highest protein and calcium content of any grain Smiley more than cows milk too. it's especially good if you're looking minimize on the wheat.
ok so then as you let the quinoa cook (1 cup of grain 2 c of water)
combine the other ingredients in a large bowl and combine the two once the quinoa cools down.

so heres the link, she's amazing
and i want to try everything on the site.

http://domesticaffair.ca/

congrats to your boyfriend as well.

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ellenade
« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2006 06:28:39 PM »

haha I'm glad you didnt know what it was either!

I've got a new fave daal recipe:

1 onion
1 garlic (ie as much as you can get)
knob (spl?) of ginger - grated
1-2 tsp garam masala
1-2 tsp tumeric
chili (fresh or powdered)
salt
fresh coriander
canned tomatoes (fresh would probably also be okay)
red lentils

cook lentils till soft. Fry onion, garlic and ginger, add spices, add lentils. Add lentils, add tomatoes. Add salt (i like this dish salty - to taste). Cook until it tastes good (about 5 mins?), add coriander just before you take it off the stove.

Soooo simple, quick and tasty!!!!
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