Sunday, May 2, 2010

Portobello steaks, sweet potato fries and bean salad...

Who needs steak from a cow when you can eat yummy mushroom steaks?! I love Keri's vegan blog at and she did this post here about portobello mushroom steaks which is where I got the inspiration for this meal.

We have here some stuffed portobello mushrooms (keep reading to see what they were stuffed with), a bean salad and sweet potato fries.

First to the stuffed mushies, I kind of got the idea for the stuffing with leftovers we had. Last night we had this dip which was an exotic thai flavour and I have thrown out the packaging but will blog about it when I re-purchase it. The dip was full of basil and lemongrass and I didn't want to throw the leftovers of it away so I mixed it in with some chopped up garlic and spanish onion. Then I had a tin of green beans in the pantry so mixed it in with that and stuffed the mushrooms with it to look something like this:

Marinate the mushies with some olive oil and you have yourself a nice, healthy dish.

The bean salad. We love to eat beans for the goodness they bring to a vegan diet! So this bean salad is inspired by the bf's Mum who made something very similar when she visited last.
Mix in whatever beans you want! For this salad we use kidney beans, chick peas and cannellini beans. Add a couple of tablespoons of balsamic vinegar, some soy sauce, olive oil and diced garlic and spanish onion. Mix it all together and with no cooking required you will have this:

And lastly on the plate was some sweet potato fries. I cut the potatos thinly and it chip sized chunks. I put them in the oven to bake with the mushies for about 25 minutes and then to crisp them up I fried them for a few minutes and added some taco seasoning for flavour! So yummy!

Then eat it all up and feel as stuffed as the mushrooms!

Bye for now!

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