Albanian Vegan Food - A Feast for Mother Teresa Beatification Day
This week we ate some vegan Albanian foods. We only had two cooks this week, but everything was very tasty!
Tave Me Presh over Mashed Potatoes (Leek and Ground Tofu). Albanian Style Stewed Green Beans and Potatoes. Bean Jahni "Soup."
..Tave Me Presh..
This was a baked leek with lamb dish that I made a few minor adjustments to make vegan. This was my first time making leeks, and now that I've popped the cherry it won't be the last! I sauteed them in some olive oil and put them into a casserole dish. Then I sauteed some onions, garlic and bell peppers, threw in some tofu crumbles instead of a sweet precious lamb, then cooked it up with some no beef broth. This stuff was GREAT! Totally making this again, probably going to try it sans the oil next time though. Served this over mashed potatoes and there were NO LEFTOVERS! The original recipe I got from Spicie Foodie, and although I made it with crumbles, the recipe does have a vegetarian option of adding eggplant, mushrooms, or your favorite vegetables.
..Bean Jahni Soup..
Okay, so this (quote) "soup" (unquote) was good, but as you can see, not even close to a soup. I followed the recipe exactly, but I feel there was something lost in translation. I actually knew something was up when it called for 3 cups water for an entire bag of dried white beans. Although that being said I'm not a huge fan of making soups for the dinner party, bc I am weird and my OCD wants everything to fit on the same plate, so this way I was able to have my wish. The beans were great, but not in anyway a soup.
..Albanian Green Beans and Potatoes..
Wendy made this yummy green bean and potato dish. The recipe called for homemade seitan, but a little mix up in the kitchen turned into a Gardein rescue. Totally worked out though! Brian is currently tearing our bathroom apart for a bit of a remodel, but I think we will power through and still have a dinner next week...let's see.