August 7th, 2011

hungry wolf

Vegan Summer Express? - Mark Bittman

The NYTimes republished Mark Bittman's list-article of "101 substantial main courses, all of which get you in and out of the kitchen in 10 minutes or less." Last time I saw the same piece, I skimmed a few entries and left on account of all the fish, shrimp, and eggs, but this time I doggedly went through the whole thing looking for vegan or vegan-ish entries. This wasn't completely futile, since Bitteman does do vegan recipes from time to time and generally relies less on meats than most.

The original article: all 101 recipes.

What follows are all the vegan or vegan-ish entries I could find -- I didn't count anything where removing the non-vegan ingredients eliminated most of the dish.

[VEGAN] Summer Express: 101 Simple Meals Ready in 10 Minutes or Less
Excerpts from Mark Bittman's article.

2 Toss a cup of chopped mixed herbs with a few tablespoons of olive oil in a hot pan. Serve over angel-hair pasta, diluting the sauce if necessary with pasta cooking water. [Wish he'd given examples of herbs, haha.]

4 Open a can of white beans and combine with olive oil, salt, small or chopped shrimp, minced garlic and thyme leaves in a pan. Cook, stirring, until the shrimp are done; garnish with more olive oil.

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Well, 19 out of 101 isn't that bad (I guess). Some of theme, like the eggplant, are barely recipes without the step of adding cheese, but they still could be good ideas to jump-start a summer meal.

(x-posted to my journal and linked to in veganpeople.