Portuguese Mains, Veganised traditional Portuguese dishes

Massa do tio Lito (uncle Lito’s pasta)

My family (apart from my other half and child) is not vegan. But sometimes I'm surprised by things like this: my uncle Lito has two staple main dishes that he cooks often that are vegan! Last time we visit them in Geneva he cooked this for us and is delicious. His was extra special because… Continue reading Massa do tio Lito (uncle Lito’s pasta)

Portuguese Mains, Veganised traditional Portuguese dishes

guisado sem galinha (no chikn’ pasta stew)

My mum used to make 'galinha guisada' (chicken stew) very often for Sunday lunch. Even though it meant some poor chick was sacrificed, thinking about it bring back good memories of back then, happy moments with both my sisters. This is a vegan version of it and is simple and tastes super nice. I don't… Continue reading guisado sem galinha (no chikn’ pasta stew)

Portuguese Mains, Veganised traditional Portuguese dishes

‘Seitaninhos de cebolada’ (seitan steaks with onion and tomatoes)

Another typical Portuguese dish that I happily transformed in a delicious vegan main. Simple (once seitan is done/ purchased) and very few, simple ingredients. It goes well with pretty much everything: rice, chips, roasted potatoes and veggies, salad... I had rice and roasted beetroot with it, delicious! Time: 20 min Difficulty: 1 pan Serves 2… Continue reading ‘Seitaninhos de cebolada’ (seitan steaks with onion and tomatoes)

Portuguese Mains, Veganised traditional Portuguese dishes

Arroz de tempeh(ril)

Forget about risotto! This rice dish is an explosion of flavours, colours, super nice and nutritious. If tempeh is not your favourite, you can cook without it and add more peppers or other veggies, like baby corn, asparagus, ... you name it. Inspired by the traditional 'arroz de tamboril', never been a huge fan in… Continue reading Arroz de tempeh(ril)

Portuguese Mains, Veganised traditional Portuguese dishes

Tofu ‘Zé do Pipo’ style

Another codfish adapted recipe. This is a very rich dish, full of flavours, I'd say ideal to make for a dinner party for your vegan friends, for example. It does require a few steps, so a little time consuming, but nothing out of the ordinary. Time: 1h Difficulty: 2 pans Type: main dish Serves: 3/4… Continue reading Tofu ‘Zé do Pipo’ style

Portuguese Mains, Veganised traditional Portuguese dishes

Seitaninhos com cogumelos (Seitan mini steaks with white mushroom sauce)

This title is far too long but is early in the morning and I can't think of any other name, but it is what it says in the tin, seitan min steaks with mushroom white sauce 🙂 My mum used to cook this but without cream, but typically in Portugal this dish requires the white… Continue reading Seitaninhos com cogumelos (Seitan mini steaks with white mushroom sauce)

Portuguese Mains, Veganised traditional Portuguese dishes

PlantSinha (vegan Francesinha)

Most omni tourists in Portugal will seek to try the traditional 'Francesinha'. Why is it called that? Well, apparently some Portuguese bloke came back from France in the early 50s and wanted to give 'croque monsieur' (a traditional cheese and ham french sandwich) a Portuguese flavour, so he added sausage, roast meat and in some… Continue reading PlantSinha (vegan Francesinha)