Summary: Fresh, tasty and gives you energy!
Summary: Who knew that a mixture of onion, mushrooms, green lentils, nuts, beetroot, fresh herbs and lemon juice could produce such an incredibly delicious and realistic alternative to one of the most controversial yet popular French delicacies, Foie Gras ?
Enter Faux Gras. This Mushroom and Lentil pâté tastes very much like real Foie Gras, but is brimming with plant-based nutrition, and more importantly, comes without the unkind treatment to ducks and geese.
But this Faux Gras is not just a vegan alternative to Foie Gras, it is also an exceptionally tasty vegan spread in its own right : it is hands down the best pâté, vegan or otherwise, that I have ever tasted.
Don't be put off by the fairly long list of ingredients, the recipe is actually really easy and straightforward.
Summary: These Vegan Quinoa Stuffed Aubergines are really easy to make, even though they look and sound so sophisticated. They are inspired by traditional Mediterranean stuffed tomatoes or other vegetables, but the traditional stuffing of rice / breadcrumbs / meat / cheese is replaced by a tasty quinoa filling. Quinoa is a great alternative to rice, as it is highly nutritious : high in fibre, high in protein, and high in phytonutrients if you choose coloured quinoa. Plus, quinoa is not a grain, but a seed, so make sure to add some to your pantry if you are trying to eat a more varied diet and reduce the amount of grains that you eat. The pine nuts (a seed, not a nut) or pumpkin seeds give the filling a satisfying crunch, feel free to vary the seeds or use nuts if there is no risk of allergy.
You could serve the stuffed aubergines with a drizzle of tahini over the top, and a side salad of fresh, pickled or fermented vegetables.