All Kurma Blog

July 19, 2019

Vegan Date Fruits Culinary Tips

 

We're still shining our lights and waving our pom-poms in support of our vegan friends this month. We understand that it takes a lot when you decide to become a vegan, and a whole lot more to stick to this lifestyle. At All Kurma, we are excited to share more tips and tricks, and shine on the vegan vibes to promote a healthier, greener and cleaner eating.

A vegan lifestyle doesn't have to be boring, there are literally countless recipes we can search online and most of them are super delicious! Remember going vegan doesn't mean you can only munch on them leaves like a goat!

The limited amount of ingredients we have at hand shall not limit the creativity in how we work around them. You just need to understand the ingredients, with some mixing and matching most of the nutrients we need for our body can be found in vegan-friendly ingredients. And of course, we will share how you can incorporate our favourite topic of interest Date Fruits to elevate your vegan culinary experience.

(Photo Credit: Food Delicacy)

Soups and Stews

You can choose either the clear broth or pureed vegetable soup to start your meal. For example, a clear broth with soft tofu and diced potato would be really nice to eat on a cold, rainy day. If you're feeling a little under the weather, we recommend a nice tomato soup so you can build up your immunity with the Vitamin C, potassium, Vitamin K1 and Vitamin B9 to reduce the risk of heart disease, cancer, inflammation and blood pressure.

You know what would make your bowl of delight even tastier? A handful of chopped dates to go well with either your sweet or savoury dish, we recommend the Date Crown Khalas!

Rice and Risotto

Being Asian, we simply cannot go without rice! So it's nice to have an entree that is filling and nutritious. Some of our absolute favourites are spicy pilaf dish or biryani rice. Instead of using chicken stock, opt for a vegetable stock and add a dash of garlic powder to add some zest to it and then sprinkle in some chopped raisins and pitted dried dates once the rice is ready.

Now if you are feeling like going Italian, Risotto is usually the way to go. If you'd like to know how you can have the creamy texture of risotto without using cream or cheese, here's a good recipe, LINK. By the end of it, add some magic touch to your risotto with some chopped dates and voila!

 

Burgers and Subs

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(Photo Credit: Minimalist Baker)

Do you know that you can make your own vegan meatballs with ‘tempeh' or fermented soy bar? You just need to grate the ‘tempeh' into coarse powder and add some minced onions, garlic, parsley, bread crumbs before rolling the mixture into small, evenly rounded balls. For the sauce, you can make any sauce to go with the ‘meatballs', as long as you add some chopped or minced dates of your choice - arrabiata, pesto, bolognese, marinara, even alfredo! Now you have created your wonderfully taste vegan meatballs.

There are plenty of vegan patty recipes you can find online, but here's one of our favourites! Grate potatoes and carrots into fine strings. Mince onions, pitted dates, black beans, corn, scallions and button mushrooms. Mix them well together and mould them into round patties. Fry them with olive oil and you'll be surprised with the wonderful taste as you take the first bite.

And just like that, we have learned an extra trick or two here! Stew it, Rice it or Sub it, let's get cooking. It's time to impress your guests.
Now that you've gotten your dose of upDates! Till our next date, Eat Fresh and Stay Well, only from All Kurma.

References:
https://www.ilovevegan.com/resources/transitioning-to-a-vegan-lifestyle/
https://www.ilovevegan.com/resources/is-it-vegan-a-guide-to-ingredient-lists/
https://www.ilovevegan.com/resources/nutrition-and-the-vegan-diet/
https://www.onegreenplanet.org/vegan-food/step-by-step-guide-how-to-transition-to-vegan-diet/
https://cookieandkate.com/29-vegan-dinner-recipes/
https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/food-recipes/healthy/g807/vegan-recipes/