Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Vegan MoFo Day 2: Veganising Jamie - Veggie Chilli

Hello!

Today I am kicking off my Veganising Jamie Oliver's 15 Minute Meals Series. I need to come up with a catchier name for that!  

Anyway, I have been a fan of Jamie ever since the Naked Chef came out and recently I really enjoyed rewatching all the episodes of 15 Minutes Meals that are replaying on the Food Network. It does make Buffalo Stance get stuck in my head on a loop! But aside from that I like the premise of it.  So I bought the book and there's lots of veggie stuff in there and even a lot of the meaty stuff is veganisable.

That said, I went for a bit of a cop out last night, because it was the only thing I had most of the ingredients for already and it was 7.30 before I was finished work.  

So I made the Veggie Chilli.  I didn't make the accompanying salad as I didn't have all the components and I made a few subs that I will list below.  All in all, this was nice and super easy of course and was mainly composed of store cupboard staples.  The recipe is for 4 portions, so I have a couple of lunches in the fridge. :)

Also, I'm going to tell you how long it actually took to make, as I'm not convinced I can do any in 15 minutes - I'm a bit of a faffer. But if it's done in 30 or less, then I'm happy!


Recipe Link: Veggie chilli with crunchy tortilla avocado salad

Actual Time Taken: about 30 minutes

My Substitutions:
- I didn't have an ancho chilli or a chipotle. Or even a fresh one (I suck I know) so I used sriracha, a healthy dose of it!
- I didn't make the salad, I put some cubed up avocado on top to serve instead and served the crunchy tortilla strips on the side.
- I substituted soya yoghurt for the fat free dairy yoghurt called for.
- I didn't have passata so I subsitituted a 400g tin of chopped tomatoes that I whizzed in the processor after the base mix was done and also added a good tbsp of tomato puree and about half of the empty tomato tin's worth of water.
- I left out the coriander because I didn't have it.
- I didn't have wild/long grain rice mix so I used a pack of ready made brown basmati.

Verdict:
Yummy & filling and easy. Will definitely make again as it's meant to be made.

See ya tomorrow!

Laterz
xXx

15 comments:

  1. Ooh yummy! Excellent first Jamie Oliver choice! I've been hungry for chili these past couple of days so I think I'll give this one a go for dinner tonight. Who can really cook anything in 15 minutes is what I want to know?!

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    1. I certainly can't, buddy! Took me 10 minutes to get my food processor out and find the olive oil! :)

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    2. Ha! We would make a great cooking team - we could call ourselves Slowpoke and Turtley!

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  2. I am dubious of anything claiming to take 15 minutes that involves brown / wild rice - no chance!!

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    1. ah no it's a pack of ready cooked rice, the microwavable stuff. Cheat ingredients! ;o)

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  3. 15 minutes or not, it looks good to me!

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  4. It would take me 15 minutes to go to the store for a pack of ready cooked rice.

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  5. WOW! Blog Hopped over from Vegan MoFo and thought I would drop a note! This looks and sounds amazing!!

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  6. What a fun Mofo theme!! And that chili looks awesome!!

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  7. I watched his 15 minute meal show when it was on TV here, and I was deeply suspicious of being able to make it in 15 minutes.

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  8. I'm a HUGE J O fan too, I've made a few of his 15 minute meals and they never take me 15 mins because I get so easily distracted :)
    Loving this theme Sal

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  9. Great idea! I love JO, but he always uses so much cream, cheese and meat...

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    1. He does I know, but a lot of his stuff is super easy to make vegan! :)

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  10. Ooh, I've seen this book at the library so maybe I'll check it out next time. Fun idea for a theme! :) I always take much longer to prepare recipes than the estimated time so I appreciate you giving us the actual time it took, ha.

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