Jamie Oliver, the popular chef and restaurateur is exploring vegetarian food and sharing it with the world. Just last month, he launched a vegetarian cookbook called Veg: Easy & Delicious Meals for Everyone with more than 100 meat-free meals! On September 2nd, his new television show, Jamie’s Meat-Free Meals started airing in the United Kingdom on Channel 4.
Oliver’s mission with his latest cookbook and his cooking show is to make vegetarian food exciting and change the way people think. He wants to share with people that eating ‘veg’ is better for our health and the planet, and what matters most to a chef — that it’s delicious!
In an interview with Herald Scotland recently, Oliver said: “Generally, what a child and what a family needs is the same as what the planet needs – more veg, more nuts, more seeds, more legumes.” As environmental activists and plant-based nutrition experts have been teaching for a long time, Oliver and many others are realizing that for the sake of the planet and ourselves we must eat plant-based foods.
Make Your Own Meat-Free Meals
Jamie Oliver promoting meat-free meals and teaching people how they can eat this way is awesome. We try to do the same with our Food Monster App, where we have over 15,000 plant-based recipes for you! Check out these three recipes from the app:
1. Whole Roasted Cauliflower (Gobi Musallam) with Vegan Makhani Sauce
A beautiful and flavorful plant-based dish! Gobi Musallam is a delicious north Indian version of whole roasted cauliflower that makes such a lovely presentation and is ultra delicious! Gobi is Hindi for cauliflower and musallam is a Mughal word meaning “whole.” The makhani sauce is similar to what you would find in the traditional Butter Chicken on so many Indian restaurant menus. Of course, instead of butter, coconut milk is what makes the sauce super creamy. This Gobi Musallam by Helyn Dunn is a scrumptious, vegan creation which is pretty easy to make. If you like Indian foods, you must try this one! Serve it with red lentil dal, Indian flat bread, peas, or anything else you’d like!
2. Pink Hummus
Source: Pink Hummus
Because of their color, black eyed peas make a perfect base for this pink hummus. They also taste delicious! However, you can also use Navy beans or chickpeas and it will be just fine. Then just make hummus as usual, adding in a roasted red beet to get that beautiful pink color. This Pink Hummus by Lena Novak is so easy and makes eating lunch so much more fun! Eat it on toast, in a pita falafel sandwich, or with crackers! Pink hummus is the perfect high protein spread! Bring this aesthetically pleasing hummus to a party to impress the guests. It will be the star of their insta stories.
3. Eggplant ‘Meatballs’
Source: Eggplant ‘Meatballs’
For a vegan option, these Eggplant ‘Meatballs’ by Raquel Pelzel use sweet potato or carrot puree (you can buy a jar of baby food in a pinch), instead of using egg. The texture is a bit delicate; you’ll especially love them when they break up into a marinara sauce for a Bolognese effect. To serve the cooked meatballs with marinara, simply add them to warm sauce and let them soak in it for a couple of minutes, (or longer).
We also highly recommend downloading our Food Monster App, which is available for iPhone, and can also be found on Instagram and Facebook. The app has more than 15,000 plant-based, allergy-friendly recipes, and subscribers gain access to new recipes every day. Check it out!
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