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Not-So-Dirty Rice

This recipe is adapted from one of the recipes in Robin Robertson’s Vegan Planet.


Makes 2 servings

  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 1 vegan sausage, chopped as finely as possible or briefly run through a blender
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Chinese chili paste, or other hot sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon of dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 2 cups of cooked white rice

Heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the sausage, chili paste, thyme, and salt. Mix together and cook for about 5 minutes. Add the rice and cook for another 5 minutes.


Vegan Gumbo

My garden is starting to produce okra and tomatoes, which means it is gumbo season Chez Julie.  Here is my gumbo recipe, adapted from a recipe I found online:


Makes 4 servings, if served over rice

  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1/2 cup of chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup of chopped celery
  • 1/2 cup of chopped bell pepper
  • 20 okra pods, sliced into rounds
  • 2 vegan sausages, sliced into rounds, or 1 15-oz. can of kidney beans, drained
  • 3 tomatoes, chopped, or 1 15-oz. can of diced tomatoes, drained
  • 2 cups of vegan chicken broth (2 cups of water + 2 teaspoons of bouillon)
  • 1 tablespoon of cajun seasoning
  1. Heat the olive oil over medium heat.
  2. Add the onion, celery, and bell pepper and cook for about 5 minutes.
  3. Add the okra and cook for another 5 minutes.
  4. If using, add the sausage and cook for yet another 5 minutes.
  5. Add the tomatoes and cook for a further 5 minutes.
  6. Add the broth and cajun seasoning.
  7. If using, add the kidney beans.
  8. Cook for about 10 minutes, then serve.
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