Wednesday, 20 June 2012
Gluten free, soy free and vegan. Simple and fast! 10 min meal.
So how can vegan food be quicker to make than food that comes out of a box?
Opening up a can of chickpeas and tossing them in a stir-fry or curry or something is always going to be faster than washing, cutting, and cooking meat. It's also cheaper!
I took leftover brown rice. RULE - ALWAYS make tons of rice and keep it in the fridge. You can add rice to almost anything and meals or snacks are done in a flash.
I put in a pan brown rice, a can of rinsed chickpeas and then added some salsa and hot peppers. It took 3 min to heat up.
I then sprinkled raw red onions on top, which added a nice crunch. Melted the cheese on top and I was done.
What took the longest was the asparagus that boiled in a pan of water with Earth balance margarine and salt and pepper. But even that didn't take longer than 10 min.
A 10min meal. Gluten free, soy free and vegan. Healthy for your body, gentle on the environment and all of the animals and people connected with the food industry.
** The cheese is Daiya cheese that is gluten free, dairy free, soy free and vegan. Daiya can be found in most grocery stores.
** Earth balance is vegan margarine that has soy free margarine options. Earth balance can be found in the larger grocery chains, or local smaller chain stores, Eg. Planet Organic and Choices, etc.