I am so exited to share these Vegetable Tangine and Injera recipes from Robin Robertson’s new book, Vegan Without Borders. I’ve always enjoyed Robin’s innovative and comforting recipes. I think that this is her most spectacular book yet. To say there’s a wide variety of recipes is an understatement.
It’s a hardback book with beautiful full-color photography by Sara Remington (including the one at the top of this post). Not every recipe has a photo, but many of them do. Most of Robin’s books do not have photos in them, but she usually has a link to see them on flickr or pinterest.
Authors don’t have as much control over their books as you might think, so in the past it was not Robin’s decision to leave them out. She won the battle this time and we all get to benefit from it!
I recommend Vegan Without Borders as a holiday gift for yourself or a friend. Be sure to enter the giveaway at the bottom of this post for a chance to win a copy of your own.
The book is divided into 3 parts. The first gives you staple recipes and a guide to make your pantry global.
The second part is comprised of the recipes which are divided by areas and countries. Europe; includes Italy, France, Spain and Portugal, Greece, Eastern Europe and the British Isles.
The Americas; includes US, Mexico, Caribbean and South America. Asia; includes recipes from China, Thailand, Japan, Korea, Vietnam and Southeast Asia Islands. Don’t worry, she didn’t leave out Africa, the Middle East or India either.
The third part gives you a list of the recipes by dietary requirements (gluten, soy and oil free) and quick and easy. Robin includes some menus to help you get started planning date nights or dinner parties. This book can keep your mealtimes interesting for 2015.
- 1 tablespoon olive oil or 1/4 cup water
- 1 large yellow onion, chopped
- 1 carrot, chopped
- 1 sweet potato, peeled and diced
- 1 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger
- 1 teaspoon ground coriander
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
- 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne
- 6 cups chopped kale, thick stems removed and discarded
- 1 15-ounce can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
- 1 14.5-ounce can fire-roasted diced tomatoes, undrained
- 2 cups vegetable broth
- 1/3 cup dried apricots, halved or quartered
- 3 pitted dates, halved
- 1/2 cup frozen peas, thawed
- 1/3 cup pitted green olives, halved lengthwise
- 2 teaspoons finely grated lemon zest
- 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro or parsley
- Heat the oil or water in a large pot over medium heat. Add the onion, carrot, sweet potato, bell pepper, and garlic. Cover and cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Stir in the ginger, coriander, cumin, turmeric, paprika, salt, and cayenne. Cook, stirring, for 30 seconds to bring out the flavors.
- Add the kale, chickpeas, tomatoes and their juice, and broth. Bring to a boil, then decrease the heat to low, cover, and simmer for 30 minutes.
- While the tagine is cooking, soak the apricots for 30 minutes in hot water.
- Drain, cut in half, and add to the pot, along with the dates, peas, olives, and lemon zest. Cook, uncovered, for 15 minutes, or until the vegetables are tender. Stir in the lemon juice and cilantro, then taste and adjust the seasonings, if needed.
Amount Per Serving Calories 145Sodium 832mgCarbohydrates 31gFiber 3gSugar 11gProtein 6g
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