vendredi 20 juin 2014

Vegan basics - zoodles&smashed garlic potatoes.

If I had to pick only one thing I could say about vegan food, it would be that it's EASY to come up with delicious vegan dishes. I often get questions from people asking me how to transition to veganism, how to eat enough, what to eat, what to buy ... And ... as much as I'm more than happy to help( really, don't hesitate to ask me anything) I'm always a bit surprised at those questions, because it's really a no-brainer! Eat as many fruits and vegetables as you want, with delicious sauces, with pasta,cereals,tofu,beans and spices ...
Today I didn't have much time nor a ton of crazy ingredients (not that it usually happens anyway) and I thought it would be nice to share with you a typical ,easy and cheap yet amazingly delicious dinner.
It's not really a recipe post, but I sure hope you can get inspiration from it and try out these cruelty free, healthy and supergood dishes!

I had those amazingly tender white zucchini, and couldn't resist but making zoodles( understand, noodles made of raw zucchini), and a homemade,tasty,salt free tomato sauce. You could choose to use a vegan pesto, or a parsley/lemon/avocado creamy sauce, but tomato sauce is just my favourite. I use fresh tomatoes cut in small pieces, a bit of garlic&onion, some tomato puree, balsamic vinegar, a bit of brown or coconut sugar and basil, let it cook until it's slightly thick and voilà !
Easy but always a winner!

I could eat it just like that. Seriously.

First dish is done!

We also had potatoes. Potatoes are one of those foods you always want to have around, they're so good, versatile and since I started eating according to the rawtill4 diet, I can enjoy them as often as I want! Those days of looking at them with guilt(more like staring and drooling) thinking carbs are bad, are definitely over, and ... that's a relief!

I got inspired by a recipe I  found on edible perspective(which by the way is my new favourite blog, I've said it) and decided to try the smashed crispy garlic potatoes. I just had to boil the potatoes until a bit tender, then smash them gently(didn't turn out perfect because they were too big), and then put them in the oven with olive oil, garlic, fresh herbs, black pepper and a bit of salt.

Go try it now! I have a feeling I'll do them again before the next weekend. Just saying.
And that's it. Add some fresh fruits, or vegan ice cream for dessert and you're ready to go!and eat!

Bon appétit !

6 commentaires:

  1. looks sooo good! i really want to try and make the sauce!

  2. I have nearly all the ingredients for this growing in my garden right now! Just a few more weeks and I'll be able to make this garden fresh.

  3. Wow! This looks absolutely delicious, definitely trying this out. :)

  4. Yummy! I'm also on rt4 and live in France :)