Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Vegan MoFo Day 16: Veganising Jamie


Tonight's recipe from Jamie Oliver's 15 minute meals is one that I've been fancying ever I first watched the episode where he made it. I love soup and I love nachos. WIN!  Also, I thought I might actually be able to manage this in 15 minutes* because it's so simple. This recipe was already vegetarian and I only had to make a couple of dairy swaps to make it vegan.

(*I didn't!)

Mexican Tomato Soup
 
Recipe Link: It's not on Jamie's site, but someone has posted the recipe HERE.

Actual Time Taken: This took me just under 19 minutes from when the ingredients and equipment were all out and ready.


My Substitutions
- I subsituted soya yoghurt for dairy yoghurt
- I substituted some vegusto mild cheese for the feta
- I subsituted Violife cheese for pizza for the cheddar

Verdict
This was yummy and easy.  I loved the crispy cheesy nachos that went along with it and the toppings. My tortilla chips were a little saltier than I'd like but overall they were great.  I fed this to my Dad, Bro & Sis-in-Law and if we hadn't scarfed the leftovers, it would've comfortably fed mum too!

My favourite part was the jalapeno/mint yoghurt! Damn this shiz was good! I'd make that again to go with any Mexican inspired dish, it was awesome!




So, the cheese....
I bought this when I was in Infinity in Brighton at the weekend (seriously, if I lived in Brighton I would be bankrupt and it would be that shop's fault!!) and it was great.  It was a son of biatch to get out of the packet but it tasted very mild and it melted beautifully. Can't wait to try it on pizza!


Hope you're having a good week!

Laterz
xXx

10 comments:

  1. Wow, looks v.impressive. Love that you've put it all out on a board like our jamie! I'm enjoying your mofoing :)

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    1. Thanks! :)

      When it comes to veganising Jamie, it feels only right to include a board!! haha

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  2. Only a few minutes longer than he said? Nice job! I always require at least an hour longer than they say :)

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  3. I definitely could eat that. I haven't had a tomato soup in a long time.

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  4. Oh, looks yum! Did you add the mint in with the jalopeno yoghurt? (The recipe you linked to doesn't mention the mint in the directions, so I wasn't sure if it went in with the yoghurt or was a garnish to the dish.)

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    1. Hiya, yes that's right the mint goes into the yoghurt with the jalapenos and a bit of the jalapeno vinegar! :)

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  5. I wish we could get violife here.
    I agree with Chan, love the presentation, very Jamie.

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  6. This looks great!! I want it and not just because you seem to have managed to find the holy grail of perfect looking Avocados!!

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    1. I hate to admit this, but that avo was rock hard like a spud! I couldn't get the stone out at all, which is why only half of it was on the board!! haha. Although it was actually ok once it was in the soup.

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  7. I've never thought about combining tomato soup with nachos, that looks REALLY good.

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