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Abacaxi
Apr 19th, 2012, 05:37 PM
Hey everyone!

I recently became vegan and decided that it's high time I learned to cook!

However, I live in a house with no oven, no grill, and no microwave. This won't be the case forever - but right now I can only use the hob, toaster, kettle and bread maker.

So I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions for yummy vegan meals you can make without an oven/grill/microwave! My main goal here is to learn a variety of new recipes, so any kind of meal is fine: simple, complex, starters, sweet treats, fried, toasted, raw, Indian, Italian, unusual combinations, I don't mind. I'm just looking for inspiration.

I've tried the following recipes, with mostly good results:

Sweet potato fries
Meat-free burgers
Chickpea burgers
Chickpea soup
Chickpea stir-fry
Chickpea & potato curry & rice (can you tell I like chickpeas?)
Lentil & potato curry & rice
Healthy fruit "sundaes"
Cinnamon porridge
Spaghetti bolognese (using vegan mince)
Polenta
Various salads

I'm sure there are more but I've forgotten them.

I think more experienced vegans will have some good ideas, so I hope you don't mind me asking your help. Thanks in advance! :)

Maître
Apr 19th, 2012, 06:40 PM
That's a pretty good list!

One thing you could try doing is mixing up the way that you serve the meal, for example making chapatis to go with the curry or putting the stir fry into some tortillas every now. Apart from that there's always tofu scramble, chili, risotto, portobello mushroom burgers (they rock!), mashed potato with gravy and loads more that I just can't think of right now lol. You can always mess around with recipes also, for example just adding a bit of coconut milk to a curry can make it 'creamy' and different in both taste and texture.

Abacaxi
Apr 19th, 2012, 07:23 PM
Awesome answer, thank you very much :)

Muvesz
Apr 19th, 2012, 08:37 PM
I'm a fan of making quick snacks (bean salads, hand-smashed falafel, curries)
Most recipes take between 10 and 20 minutes, and involve a little stovetop cooking at most (bean salad is chilled, of course)

Firestorm
Apr 19th, 2012, 08:44 PM
If I want to make something without cooking, I make Cous Cous. Just add herbs, spices, boiling water, leave for 5 minutes and its done.
This (http://blogitarian.wordpress.com/2012/02/02/vegan-cookbook-giveaway-hearty-vegan-meals-for-monster-appetites/) is also a great recipe that is made on the hob - I have it at least once a week.

Blueberries
Apr 19th, 2012, 08:47 PM
Sweet potato fries
Meat-free burgers
Chickpea burgers
Chickpea soup
Chickpea stir-fry
Chickpea & potato curry & rice (can you tell I like chickpeas?)
Lentil & potato curry & rice
Healthy fruit "sundaes"
Cinnamon porridge
Spaghetti bolognese (using vegan mince)
Polenta
Various salads


chapatis to go with the curry or putting the stir fry into some tortillas every now. Apart from that there's always tofu scramble, chili, risotto, portobello mushroom burgers (they rock!), mashed potato with gravy

That's a pretty great selection of meals :D. I lived in an oven/grill-less flat for a while and made alot of hob-top meals! I would also like to add that chickpea flour omelettes and quesadillas are also great frying-pan meals :D

citameht
Apr 24th, 2012, 03:02 PM
Water chestnuts, green beans, (baby) corn, broccoli, bamboo shoots and even carrots are all excellent when sufficiently fried. Add the oil of your choice, the later the healthier, or coconut milk.