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Yummy Vegan burger

Fancy trying a homemade vegan burger? Give this one a go!

Ingredients

  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 handful of parsley (finely chopped)
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1 can chickpeas (drained)
  • 1/3 cup of ground nuts or seeds (of your choice)
  • Optional salt and pepper to season

Method

  1. Grind up nuts or seeds.
  2. Finely dice and fry the onion in a little oil.
  3. Mix together the parsley, garlic, spices and lemon juice.
  4. Place the mixture from step 3 in a food mixer along with the chickpeas and fried onion.
  5. Add the ground nuts.
  6. Have a little taste and add salt and pepper if required.
  7. Use your hands to roll into a ball and divide the falafel into 4 burgers. Flatten into the desired shape.
  8. Place burgers in the fridge for at least 10 minutes before baking.
  9. Place on baking tray and bake for 35 minutes at 180 degrees. Take the burgers out when they seem firm but not too crispy on the outside.

Serve with sweet potato wedges and salad. We always have houmous on the side as well.

 

Here is the simple recipe for hummus…


Enjoy!

How to make fried tofu :)

A number of people have asked, so here is my guide to making yummy fried tofu…

1. Ingredients…

  • ‘Firm’ Tofu (£1.20 from local Oriental Supermarket, but is sold in most supermarkets)
  • nuts and seeds – cashew, almond, sunflower, pumpkin (and maybe some diced spring onion)
  • vegetable oil
  • soy sauce
  • ginger + garlic + salt
  • non-stick pan

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2. Make it…

  • heat the pan (no oil at this point)
  • cut up the tofu into reasonably sized squares
  • whack em in, lay them flat
  • heat for 10 minutes turning regularly until they brown and crisp slightly
  • whack in the nuts and seeds, along with a splash of oil
  • fry until golden, splash on the soya sauce (not vital)
  • add the spring onions and crushed garlic and ginger for flavouring
  • keep stirring and give it a taste

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3. Eat it!

Tweet me a picture on @LondonVeganSoc and let me know how it goes!

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Allergy Free Food!

Here at the LVS we love to help out people with tailored diets, such as lactose and gluten intolerance. Have a look at the following for some food ideas…

Hello, I’m Nia and I love to prove to people that gluten free vegan foods aren’t dry and tasteless! glutenfreeniaI love being vegan and creating foods that people haven’t had since they were young and using different flavour combinations like in my strawberry and basil donuts.

I love hearing great feedback from my customers and improving products even if I was happy with it last week. I make foods from lemon meringue pies to nightshade free sauce growing up with allergies, intolerances or choosing a cruelty free lifestyle doesn’t have to be dull.

For more info see Nia’s Allergy Friendly Foods on here website, twitter page or email niasfoods@gmail.com.