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freezable vegan meals?

callmijane Jan 14, 2010 10:18 AM

My dear friend who is vegan just was in a terrible car crash and has a broken collarbone among other things- I want to make her some meals to put in the freezer so she doesn't have to cook while she's healing- it's hard one-handed!

Any ideas? I'm not a good vegan cook.

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  1. Caitlin McGrath RE: callmijane Jan 14, 2010 12:38 PM

    Lentil and bean soups, black bean chili (or other veggie chilis) freeze very well and are easy to make vegan (just use veggie broth or water to cook). Likewise channa masala (curried chickpeas) and Indian dals. Minestrone and other veggie/bean soups made with vegetable broth are good candidates.

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    1. re: Caitlin McGrath
      mrsdebdav RE: Caitlin McGrath Jan 14, 2010 12:42 PM

      May you receive all blessings for being such a good friend!

      Check out this chow post http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/676615

      Hope your friend heals quickly and completely.

    2. chowser RE: callmijane Jan 15, 2010 04:41 AM

      Funny I just posted this on another thread but this morrocan stew is really good, easy to freeze:


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        rabaja RE: chowser Jan 15, 2010 09:33 AM

        That sounds so good, I am going to make a batch today.
        Thank you!

      2. enbell RE: callmijane Jan 15, 2010 09:04 AM

        Some of these might need to be vegan-ized (omit butter, cheese, sub veg broth) but hopefully will provide a good jumping-off point. Good luck, and best wishes to your friend!
        www.fatfreevegan is a good source as well.

        1. rabaja RE: callmijane Jan 15, 2010 09:36 AM

          Check out 101cookbooks. I just started a vegan 3-week "cleanse" and I've found this website very helpful. I actually picked up her cookbook, I liked the website so much.
          The vegetarian chili is delicious, and so easy to throw together. This should freeze really well too.

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            nemo RE: callmijane Jan 15, 2010 10:08 AM

            Imagine brand No-Chicken broth is vegan I'm pretty sure and tasty. Good for soup making.

            Stuffed cabbage leaves made with No-Chicken broth, maybe thickened a little to make it more gravy-like.

            There are lots of recipes on-line for vegan mac and cheese. I can't find the dry mix I tried once. Most of them use cashews and nutritional yeast. Ask your friend is she has found one that she likes. A lot are not good.

            Eggplant Parmesan without the cheese. Sauteed eggplant, pasta, and a good tomato sauce.

            Smoked paprika is a wonderful spice that lends a smokey, almost bacon flavor to bean and lentil dishes.

            Quinoa is a good protein source. Make sure you get pre-washed or wash it well to get rid of the soapy bitter coating. Mix with roasted vegetables.

            I second the 101 cookbooks blog. Lots of good ideas there.

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              callmijane RE: callmijane Jan 15, 2010 04:30 PM

              Thanks all. I made chili, black bean soup, shepherd's pie and chickpea cutlets.

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