I know that I am not the only one that like simple meals. I also know that I am part of the majority in the world that does not have hours and hours to make their food. Most of the time all I do is chop my food and eat it, simple as that. But there are also times when I make food that is a bit more grounding and requires cooking.
I love potatoes, and I think it is one of my top starches beside rice. I’m asian, so rice is pretty much in my blood. Once I went on the high carb vegan wagon though, I started loving potatoes even more! Prior to the shift my favourite way to eat potatoes was in the form of deep fried hash browns and french fries. Nowadays I like it plain, or drowned in calamansi (native limes) because I am addicted to that stuff.
This was a super simple meal i made when it started raining in the middle of the day here in Davao City. It was the first time to rain during the daytime since I’ve been here and it brought me this feeling of wanting something warm and grounding so I steamed some potatoes and harvested one alugbati from the garden so around 1/6th of this meal was free! I would have gotten more if I had taken to account how much they would shrink. Silly me.
The sauce of this was incredibly easy to make as well, just mixing everything with a fork and you’ve got a pretty good sauce within just a few minutes with very little effort! I really enjoy low effort food, specially when you’ve got a lot of work on your plate.
Quick, Simple, and Easy. that is how I like my food to be. Tasty is a given of course, I don’t want to be eating anything that isn’t tasty. That’s what this meal is.
#EasyVeganEats: Steamed Potatoes, Alugbati and Peanut Sauce
- 3 Medium Potatoes
- A big bunch of Alugbati
- 2 Tbs Powdered Peanut Butter
- 1 Tbs Coconut Aminos
- 1 Tbs Coconut Nectar
- 2 Tbs Calamansi
- 1 Tbs Nutritional Yeast
- 1 Tbs Water
- Pepper & Chill Flakes to taste
- Chop and steam the potatoes until tender.
- Steam the alugbati.
- Mix the “sauce”
- Serve in a beautiful plate.
It should also be noted that this sauce can be used for salads or as a dip for spring rolls. If you decide to use it as a dip though, simply omit the water so that it creates a thicker consistency and is less watery.
Want a juice that takes little to no time? Make some Calamansi Juice in just a few minutes! This is perfect to share or just to drink all by yourself like me because I love Calamansi Juice with a passion.
#EasyVeganEats: Calamansi Juice
- 1/2 Cup Pure Calamansi Juice
- 3 Cups Water
- 7-8 Tbs Coconut Nectar (adjust to taste)
- 1-2 Tbs Chia Seeds (Optional)
- Mix everything in a jar.
- Serve. Enjoy. Make it again. Repeat.
If you like you can chill this in the fridge first before serving, or lessens he water a bit and serve it with some ice. Whatever floats your boat!
That was pretty easy, right?
Peace and Love,