A few vegan meal time accompaniments

Posted on 12 February 2010

We’ve a few varied vegan appetiser and vegan snack recipes for you this week…

From the KZN coast, the SA home of the Indian curry, we bring you Bhindi Bhajis and vegetable samosas. Bhindi Bhajis are okra patties. Okra (‘Ladies Fingers’) is widely used in Indian cuisine. Although it is quite high in disolved sugars, it are a very good source of fibre, vitamins A, C, K and B6, calcium and magnesium, a good source of protein, riboflavin, potassium, zinc and copper, as well as being low in saturated fat and sodium, and very low in cholesterol.

The samoosa is an Indian curried pastry. It is made in a triangular shape with a pastry crust or phyllo wrapping. The pastry is stuffed with curried potatoes, peas, often diced carrots and spices. Both samoosas and bhajis is best eaten with chutnies or mint yoghurt.

Italian food is a favourite the world over. And Italian bread is a staple in most modern kitchens. We have a Chilli, cahsew and walnut ciabatta recipe here. Ciabatta comes from the Luguria coastal region of northwest Italy. The word means ‘carpet slipper’ in Italian and it is a white bread made from wheatflour and yeast. The shape of the loaf is slightly elongated, broad and quite flat. Toasted sandwiches using ciabatta bread are known as panini.

We hope you enjoy these vegan recipes. if you have some of your own that you’d like to add to our recipe section, please feel free to contact us.


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  1. Katie Patel says:

    what i like about italian food is the pasta and spaghetti. they are so yummy`;.

  2. Isabel Lee says:

    i always love italian food, they are really tasty like indian foods.`;,

  3. Evan Foster says:

    i love Italian Food specially those juicy pastas. They are really delicious.*-;