Where to find some good vegan recipes and meal ideas?

Even though a vegan lifestyle may seem healthy and appealing, it requires dedication and persistence. However, transiting to a vegan lifestyle can be easier with the help of technology.

There are thousands of vegan meals out there that can be made easily by looking recipes in a number of applications. There are also online resources that can be leveraged to acquire relevant information about vegan recipes and meals. Visiting these resources can give us information not only about recipes but food brands and restaurants that specializes in vegan cuisine.

Here are some place where you can find good vegan recipes and meal ideas:

Food Monster

Food Monster is one of the best vegan applications out there that features over 5000 recipes putting clean and healthy food in your hands. It even has over 500 search options and an approximate of 10 recipes are added on regular basis. The HD photos of the food featured even makes the food appear look better. It is an ideal application for all the vegan enthusiasts out there.

Green Kitchen

As the name implies, green kitchen application promotes greener and healthier food. It is solely dedicated to vegan recipes and meal ideas. Even though the recipe list is limited to 117 items, it includes main courses, beverages and snacks. 28 more recipes can further be purchased through this application. The recipes come with photos and is marked as to whether it is vegan, whole grain or gluten-free. It is a must application for vegan iPhone users.

Vegan fitness and health application

Vegans are often worried about how fit, strong and healthy they are. Fortunately, this application is worried about the health and fitness of all the vegans out there. It covers all the information on vegan fitness, health, nutrition, workouts and the general vegan life. You can use this application to remain in an orderly condition and keep the earth greener at the same time. It contains all the necessary recipes and tips for vegan needs.

Whole Foods Marker Recipes

This application comes with an amazing interface with a firm selection of recipes for all kinds of foodies. The vegan and vegetarian recipes are marked with a small icon and the great pictures make the recipe more appealing. The search option can filtered according to the ingredients you already have. It is an application that all vegan enthusiasts can enjoy and take benefit of. The best part of this application is that it is free.

Forks over knives

If you want to try different meals every day then consider using this application. It offers over 200 plant-based whole food recipes that are recommended by leading chefs of all time. This application is also updated on weekly basis to ensure the user gets access to new and interesting recipes all the time. It is an ideal application for vegans. It also comes with a user-friendly interface that which makes the application to simpler to use.

Pineapple upside down!

Hey guys, I haven’t been blogging for a long time already. There’s something that I wanna update you: I am currently living in Melbourne on my own. Yes….a thousand miles away from home, all on my own, just for the sake of studying. I’m now studying at Trinity College, drop by and say hi if you happen to see me walking around in the sun, trying my best to walk under the shades and carrying a bunch of books, or even struggling to deal with my stupid umbrella which is hard to open in the wind (plus, I suck at keeping my umbrella under control when the wind’s strong)….so if you happen to bump into someone with those “characteristics”., most likely it would be me

Alright, end of my nonsense! I wanna clarify something: staying in a students’ hostel, we don’t have good food to eat. Of cos it’s impossible to find char koay teow, hokkien mee and my favorite wan ton mee and roti canai here. Maybe these dishes can be found in the city but apparently the prices are enough to make your jaw drop till your knees :p

Right now my mom’s having her vacation in Melbourne and also for visiting me and bringing me my daily supplies from Malaysia. I’m not going to return to my hostel today, instead I’m staying at her friends’ house at Port Melbourne AND I am now blogging at the dining table because I am eating this so so so so delicious home made pineapple upside down cake! That’s why I MUST blog instantly! 🙂

Funny name for the cake! Bear in mind, it’s NOT me who made this, this is made by the super talented aunty 😀 wonderful dessert after a tempting meal! Nice thursday night! ><

Ondeh-ondeh * Nyonya Kuih

Ondeh-ondeh is one of the colorful and delicious nyonya kuihs (for more nyonya kuih surprises, click here). They are in pandan flavoured green glutinous rice balls sprinkled with grated coconut that is seasoned with fine salt on the outside and gula melaka inside as a fill. On the other hand, ondeh-ondeh is also known as Buah Melaka.

This is an easy-to-prepare dessert, it can play a role as a mouth-watering appetizer too. To me, I personally think that they look quite similar to the Tang Yuans except that they are “hairy” =]. Anyone could try them out at home as long as you have glutinous rice flour, gula melaka and grated coconut

 

Gula (means ‘sugar’ in Bahasa Melayu) melaka, sometimes called ‘palm sugar’, is the most popular gastronomic delights of Peranakan or nyonya. Gula melaka can be found light golden colour to a rich dark brown. It is used in some savory dishes but mainly in the local desserts and cakes of the Southeast Asian region.

Ondeh-Ondeh Recipe

(16-20 balls)

Skin:-

240g of glutinous rice flour
120ml of water
2 tablespoons of pandan leaves juice
2 tablespoons of castor sugar
coconut milk (suitable amount)
1 tablespoon of oil

Filling:-

1 piece of gula melaka (cut into small pieces)

Coating:-

some grated coconut (suitable amount)
1/2 teaspoon of salt

Method:

1) Pour the hot water into the glutinous rice and mix.
2) Add in the other ingredients for its skin until it forms a dough.
3) Form small balls into size and fill them with a little piece of gula melaka and seal them up.
4) Boil some water in a pot.
5) Put the sealed balls into the boiling water.
6) When the balls float on the water, take them out and sprinkled the grated coconut on them.
7) The ondeh-ondehs are ready to be served.

Curry Puff 咖喱角 Recipe

Curry Puff, Karipap/Kari Puff, 咖喱角 is a very popular snack in Malaysia and Singapore which originates from the Malays.

In Malaysia, you can find curry puffs easily. They are widely sold in food stores, especially Indian and Malay food stalls.

Curry puffs are kinda similar to chicken pies. Curry puffs look like a small pie and they consist of some curry chicken and potatoes in a golden colour deep-fried pastry shell. Sometimes, you may find 1/2 of a hard boiled egg or some canned sardines in the curry puffs instead of curry chicken.

There’s also curry puffs for vegetarians. Some of the curry puffs are filled with ONLY carrots, potatoes or onions. Therefore, vegetarians can enjoy the delicious curry puffs too.

Bitten Curry Puff

I simply love curry puffs. My favourite curry puffs are from IKEA, KL. The curry puffs from IKEA are very tempting and there are rarely any complaints about the price, only RM1 each with yummy stuffings. They are really worth it. Most of the time when I visit IKEA, I will sarcrifice my lunch and take 3 curry puffs at one shot!

A few days ago, I came across a Malay stall selling curry puffs. The was a lady frying them and they smelled really good. So, I got some from her.

Ways to Make Curry Puffs

(My friend gave me this recipe,but I don’t know where did she get this from)

Filling Ingredients:

1 egg for glazing(lightly beaten)
1 potato (big)
2 rounded tablespoon meat curry powder
4 tablespoons of water
3 tablespoons of oil
2 medium Bombay onions(finely chopped)
200g minced beef/lamb/chicken
salt to taste

Short Crust Pastry Ingredients:

340g all-purpose flour
1/2 tablespoon salt
3 tablespoons of ice cold water
170g butter/margarine (chilled)

Methods:

1)To prepare filling: Peel potato and boil until just cooked. Dice into small cubes. Mix curry powder with water to
form a slacle paste. Heat oil in a wok and fry chopped onions until soft. Add curry paste and fry for 1 minute or until aromatic over low heat. Add minced meat. Fry until cooked and fragrant. Stir diced potatoes and add salt. Mix well. The filling should be quite dry.

2)Dish out and cool before use.

3)To prepare pastry: Sift flour and salt into a mixing bowl. Cut butter into small pieces and add to flour. Rub in butter finely with fingertips until they resemble breadcrumbs. Sprinkle ice cold water on mixture. Mix well to bind and form a dough.

4)Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface. Roll out pastry to 4mm thickness.

5)Cut pastry into rounds of about 8cm diameter using a pastry cutter.

6)Put about 2 level teaspoonfuls filling on each round. Wet edges and fold into half. Press edges together and pinch to seal edges.

7)Glaze with beaten egg. Bake in preheated oven at 180-190’C for about 25-30 minutes or until golden brown.

8)Remove from oven and serve curry puffs hot.