Vegan Ventures, Round 2, Wrapup

As another year is drawing to a close, here I am wrapping up another edition of Vegan Ventures. I am amazed at the response this event gets, for two consecutive years. I challenged the bloggers to come up with a dish with no animal products whatsoever, and my inbox was flooded with amazing entries, from the very next day. One thing I noticed between last year and now is, in addition to increased response, more and more bloggers are geared toward conscious cooking. I was bombarded with wholesome recipes utilizing natural ingredients.

Vegan Ventures was an initiative to learn explore veganism. As a cook, who focuses on healthy and natural cooking, I found many healthy dishes can be made without any animal products. I enjoyed the challenge of veganising many of the vegetarian recipes. I understood that there were many bloggers with the same notion as I did. And so I made it into a food event occurring during November, the National Vegan Month.

I would like to express my appreciation to all the fellow bloggers who were kind enough to share their favourite vegan recipes with the rest of us. Many bloggers sent in multiple entries. A shout out to Priya of Easy N Tasty Recipes for sending 10 entries. This gallery has all the entries accompanied with their pictures.

Entries At A Glance

Lighter Delights
  1. iDayz - Homemade Carrot Wine
  2. Green Gourmet Giraffe - Black Bean Soup with Avocado
  3. Asvadha - Kuzhi Paniyaram
  4. Chitra Amma's Kitchen - Pomegranate and green gram salad (Madulam pachai payaru sundal)
  5. Cuisine Point - Rave Dose
  6. Cuisine Point - Ambade
  7. Cuisine Point - Baingun Bhaja
  8. Cuisine Point - Gojjavalakki
  9. Saranya's Kitchen - Potato Vada
  10. Veggie Monologues - Chickpeas Sundal
  11. Monsoon Spice - Spicy Lentil and Roasted Butternut Squash Soup
  12. Seduce your tastebuds - Black bean salad
  13. Ahaar - Mixed lentil fritters
  14. Appyayan - Tamarind Soup with Vegetables
  15. The Well-Seasoned Cook - Pecan Salad
  16. TriniGourmet.com - Falafel
Condiments
  1. Edible Garden - Tomato Chutney
  2. Escapades - Fiery Tomato Chutney
  3. The Singing Chef - Dosakaya Pachadi
  4. Cuisine Point - Tomato Gojju
  5. Spice-club - Spicy cranberry chutney
  6. Dil Se.. - Carrot Chutney
  7. Kayal's Kitchen - Ridgeguard Chutney
  8. One Page Cookbooks - 10 Simple Salsas
  9. Veg Inspirations - Mini Pepper chutney
  10. What's For Lunch, Honey? - Pear Cranberry Chutney with Star Anise
  11. Neivedyam - Pom Salsa
Entrees
  1. Himanizkitchen - Tofu-Spring Onion Pulao
  2. Tasty Palettes - Bulgur Stuffed Tomatoes
  3. ...and a little bit more... - Wild Rice Salad with Cashews and Lemon-Mint Dressing
  4. Eggless Cooking - Curried Pasta and Vegetables
  5. Appetizing Recipes - Vegetable Noodles
  6. Appetizing Recipes - Schezwan noodles with mushroom
  7. Spice Your Life - Healthy Sprouted Moong dal Pulao
  8. My Diverse Kitchen - Indira's Lentil And Almond Burger Patties/ Cutlets
  9. Will-O'-the-Wisp - Home made easy Masala Dosa
  10. For Spicy Lovers - Lemon couscous
  11. Greedy Gourmet - Spiced Chickpea, Carrot, Raisin & Cashew Rice Pilaf
  12. My Spicy Kitchen - Chana Dal Khicdhi
  13. Tasty Palettes - Tofu Fajitas
  14. Tasty Palettes - Kadamba Saadam
Flatbreads and Breads
  1. Priya's Easy N Tasty Recipes - Beetroot Sesame Buns
  2. ...and a little bit more… - Semolina Bread Loaf
  3. Priya's Easy N Tasty Recipes - Oats Spinach Parathas
  4. eCurry - Poee: Mildly Spiced Goan Bread
  5. Taste of Mysore - Onion Chapathi
  6. The Cooker - Kneadless to Say it was wonderful
  7. My adigemane - Masala Akki Roti (Masala Rice Roti)
  8. One Page Cookbooks - 10 Simple Mexican Breads
  9. Priya's Easy N Tasty Recipes - Vegan Avocado Brioche
  10. Tasty Curry Leaf - Spicy SweetPotato Rolls
  11. Tasty Palettes - Quinoa Carrot Paratha
Gravies and Curries
  1. Chandrabhaga - Brussels sprouts in Gravy
  2. Priya's Easy N Tasty Recipes - Mushroom Salna
  3. Priya's Easy N Tasty Recipes - Lauki Chole
  4. Priya's Easy N Tasty Recipes - Green Tomato Kura
  5. Lisa's Kitchen - Chickpeas with Mango Powder (Amchoor Chana)
  6. My experiments with food - Keera Molgootal
  7. When My Soup Came Alive - Mixed Vegetable Curry
  8. Spice and Curry - Banana blossom stirfry (Mochar Ghonto)
  9. One Page Cookbooks - 1001 Simple Pappu ( Andhra's Lentil stew )
  10. Krishnaarpanam - Tofu Mutter in Makhni gravy
  11. Cilantro - Tofu Mutter Subzi
  12. eCurry - Dum Aloo: Potatoes Simmered in Spices & Coconut Milk
  13. Appyayan - Green Moong Tadka Dal
  14. Appyayan - Dhokar Dalna ( lentil cakes in a gravy)
  15. Appyayan - Aloo-Baingan Masala (Potato-eggplant curry)
  16. Cooksister! - Savoy cabbage, courgette & runner bean stir-fry
  17. Munchkin Mail - Tuscan beans with sage, and broccoli with garlic and soy
  18. My Spicy Kitchen - Carrot Fry
Sweet Notes
  1. Fun and Food - Vegan Thumbprint Cookies
  2. Priya's Easy N Tasty Recipes - Eggless Oats Chocolate Chips Scones
  3. Tongue Ticklers… - Porulvilangai Urundai
  4. Priya's Easy N Tasty Recipes - Vegan Pumpkin Walnut Muffins
  5. Priya's Easy N Tasty Recipes - Banana Almond Vegan Cookies
  6. Make Life Sweeter! - Apricotina - dried apricot balls with pistachio filling
  7. Eggless Cooking - Vegan Cranberry Nut Quick Bread
  8. Eggless Cooking - Vegan Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
  9. Eggless Cooking - Crispy Vegan Breakfast Bars
  10. Kailas Kitchen - Beetroot Halwa
  11. Sunita's World - Fig and nut cupcakes
  12. Beauty and Bread - Banana cupcakes with peanut butter icing
  13. Priya's Easy N Tasty Recipes - Vegan Peanutbutter Oatmeal Chocolate Cookies
  14. Eggless Cooking - Brown Rice Pudding
  15. Health Nut - Vegan Pomegranate bread
  16. Neivedyam - Pomegranate fruit cups

Thank you!

13 comments:

Priya said...

Wow excellent roundup...awesome bunch of vegan recipes...bookmarked..

sunita said...

What an amazing array of recipes to explore. Thanks , dear Sug, for this wonderful roundup :-)

Raaga said...

Why do I remember sending in 2 entries... maybe I forgot to send it to you :) I was out of town... checked my email... and I did forget to send these to you... though I'd linked them to yours:

http://chefatwork.blogspot.com/2008/12/mixed-dal-and-dalia-cutlets.html

http://chefatwork.blogspot.com/2008/11/rangoon-na-vaal.html

http://chefatwork.blogspot.com/2008/11/capsicum-paruppu-usli.html

http://chefatwork.blogspot.com/2008/11/parangikkai-thuvayal-pumpkin-chutney.html

The perils of auto publishing. :-) I think I hate myself.

Rathna said...

Wow ! Amazing response like you mentioned. I will take time to go through all the lovely entries. Thank you for posting my entry Suganya and thank you for hosting this wonderful event:-)

Sharmi said...

Thanks for the beautiful roundup! one stop shop for vegan food!
btw Suganya can you pls correct my blog name to Neivedyam. Thanks!

Varsha Vipins said...

Awesome round up dear..Thanx..!!:)

Nags said...

i had so many more i cud have sent you :) but i sent the one with the best memories. will be checking back to try a couple of recipes i have already spotted in the list!

Raaga said...

total confusion for me Sug :-) my cutlets were meant for the MLLA :)

vidhas said...

Great round up Suganya. Delicious recipes in one place. Book marked. I am so happy that i have participated.

sra said...

Suganya, thank you for hosting and for the nice round-up.

Johanna said...

thanks Suganya for such a variety of interesting dishes to inspire me

Jaya said...

Thank you for Hosting the event.
hugs and smiles

sunshinemom said...

That is a long long list!! Good event:)

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