Sunday, September 14, 2014

Vegan Mofo - Dreena Burton

Today I am bringing to light Dreena Burton.

Now I must admit that I only own one of her cookbooks!

That is because I'm grateful that both our local library's have her other books, and I have borrowed them quite a few times.
My all time favourite home-made veggie pattie to date is her "Too-Good-to-Be-Tofu Burgers" from her latest book - Let Them Eat Vegan.

They are so incredibly tasty and easy to make. They honestly don't have any 'tofu/soy' taste to them but are just so full of flavour. We make them regularly in our home. 
And nevermind using tofu all the time, her "No-fu Love Loaf" is also incredibly tasty and is often spoken about in the plant based world. It's a fantastic alternative to using tofu or ground faux meat in non-meat loaves.
You can find the recipe for it here. I think it's super tasty! If you give it a try be sure to let me know what you think of it. 

One of the main reasons that I'm keen on Dreena's recipes and books are because she doesn't use vegan substitutions, like tvp, fake cheese etc, but instead focuses on using whole 'real' ingredients. 

Also she is a parent of 3 young girls, so it's encouraging for me to read from other parents who are bringing their children up vegan. Her recipes are definitely child friendly.

Below is pictured "Cinnamon Lime Quinoa with Apricots & Almonds.
This is quick and easy to mix up, and adds a wonderful taste to otherwise plain cooked quinoa. This made its way into my daughters lunchbox and she was delighted!
Also pictured is "Sesame Lime Soba Noodles with Shittake Mushrooms & Snow Peas".
Again another really easy dish was that so tasty.

For more information and recipes from Dreena Burton check out her webpage and blog at Plant Powered Kitchen.

11 comments:

  1. Those meals look really, good: tasty and simple. I would serve that noodle dish to a non-vegan to charm them over to our ways! I had never heard of this author - thanks for the introduction!

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    1. Yes I'm sure it would be a meal omni's would enjoy too! :-)

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  2. Those tofu burgers look fab!
    That's so lucky that your library stocks vegan cookbooks! I haven't got any of Dreena's cookbooks (yet!) but I love her blog.

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    1. Yes her blog is fantastic! She is one of the few authors who actually keep a lot of her recipes exclusive for her cookbooks!

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  3. I really need to dig out my eat drink and be vegan - I haven't made anything from it in aaaages, but remember enjoying everything I have!

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    1. Glad to have inspired you to use it again! :-)

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  4. I'd be delighted if I got that quinoa for lunch too! Delicious :-)

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    1. hehe yeah it sure is a nice alternative to sandwiches ;-)

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  5. Those soba noodles look fabulous!

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  6. I have tried a few dreena recipes and love them - I really need to spend more time with her let them eat vegan which I own

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