I am always on the lookout for new, easy vegetarian recipes that are full of flavour and that are good leftover. I find that soups, stews or dishes with some sort of sauce or broth generally do the trick. I recently picked up the cookbook Afro-Vegan:Farm-Fresh African, Caribbean, & Southern Flavors Remixed by Bryant Terry.
I picked this up because I am always looking for new and interesting ways to create vegetarian meals. Also, living with a vegetarian from the Caribbean, I need some help in the flavour department. This cookbook offers a variety of recipes and recipes for different traditional sauces and rubs made vegan. I would have liked to see all of the recipes with pictures but there are a fair amount. Some of the recipes seem to have a lot of instructions and could be seen as quite complicated but I think that if you try them once you will get a feel for them and they won’t be so daunting.
I tried the black bean and seitan stew:
Seitan is a wheat gluten, also known as “wheat meat.” It is very high in protein.
It required a few steps but it wasn’t too bad. I outline the recipe in the video below. I think the second time around it would be much easier but overall, I was quite happy with how it turned out. Overall, I really enjoyed the flavours and I think the stew will stand up great as a leftover for lunch or dinner the next day. It will be another great vegetarian option to have on hand.
See the video below for all of the steps! (I apologize for the quality, my tripod broke and I decided to shoot the vlog by myself with my iPhone. It’s not great.)