Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Vegan MoFo - September 10th - Midweek Mix-Up! (Quick Meals for Busy Vegans)

Having a bit of a switcheroo with the themes today, as we’re off to the cinema tonight and need a quick meal. So we’re having Quick Meals tonight and Spotlight On tomorrow…


There are plenty of quick and easy vegan meals that you can make with relatively little effort. Last night’s teatime was a good example but tonight we’re going to make a curry. Well, I say we – Mr Hatter will be making the curry while I make my way home as he gets in before me. So it’s a super-fast meal for me! Bwahaha!


I know curries can sometime take a long time, as you should leave them to simmer and let the flavours marry but you can also just do them nice and quickly and it will still be tasty. I like to throw in whatever vegetables I have to hand (I seem to do that a lot…) and if you want to add chickpeas, beans, mock meat, lentils, etc etc – feel free! If you add tinned chickpeas/beans then just throw them in for the last 5-10 min until heated through. If you’re using mock meat, it depends what you’re using but I would probably add it after you’ve softened the vegetables but before you add the spices. And if you’re using lentils, add them after the veg and cook for a bit longer as they will need time to soften – I would also add maybe half a tin of hot water to help them cook.


Quick Curry serves 2


1 tbsp olive oil

1 onion, chopped

2 cloves garlic, chopped

150g mushrooms, sliced

1 red pepper, chopped

1 yellow pepper, chopped

Curry powder – the type and amount depends on your own personal preference so I’ll leave this up to you

400g tin chopped tomatoes

1/2 cup frozen peas

1 stock cube

2 tbsp tomato puree


  1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan and sauté the onion for 5 min until softened. Add the garlic and sauté for another minute or so.
  2. Add the mushrooms and peppers and cook for a further 5 min or so, until softened. Stir in the curry powder.
  3. Add the chopped tomatoes, stock cube and tomato puree, and stir. Add a bit of hot water if the sauce is too thick for your preference – add some more stock and/or tomato puree if the sauce is too thin.
  4. Cook for about 10 min, adding yhe peas in last 3 min. Continue to heat until everything is hot and cooked through. Serve!


  1. Oooooo! Nice Meal!

    LOVING your blog! I'm participating in VeganMoFo as well! Swing by when you can

  2. I love curry - and anything with the word "quick" in front of it!!! Looks yummy!

    1. Haha yep, quick is good! Especially after work! Although I do like to make more complicated meals at the weekend ^_^

  3. Haha yep, quick is good! Especially after work! Although I do like to make more complicated meals at the weekend ^_^