Jamaican Veggie Medley!

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In the “I’ve really wanted to make this for a long time, but was always lacking one ingredient” category, 30-Minute Vegan‘s Jamaican Veggie Medley!

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As per the cookbook’s suggestion, I served it with a little quinoa and kale on the side.  This was a super-easy, tasty recipe.  True to the premise of the cookbook, it didn’t take very long to prepare.  The tofu and veggies (mushrooms, onions, bell peppers, and cherry tomatoes) are cut large to avoid burning while broiling in the oven, and that cuts down a lot on chopping time.  I would definitely go for a longer broiling time next time, though; the tofu wasn’t quite as crispy as I would have liked.

I think I’ve mentioned that I love anything jerk spiced, too, which made this pretty much perfect.  Cinnamon, cloves, cayenne, ginger, etc. isn’t a combination that turns up in a largely Italian kitchen, even if you cook as much as my family has over the years.  Out of all the things I’ve tried since going vegan, jerk spice blends are definitely one of my favorites!

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I added a little liquid aminos and nutritional yeast to the quinoa and left the kale unadorned save for a light sprinkle of salt.  All in all, it was a tasty, easy meal that I would make again!  (In case you were wondering, the one ingredient I always seem to lack is cherry tomatoes.  We rarely have them around, but someone at church had an excess last week and we wound up taking some home!)


About the Author:

Sam has been eating a plant-based diet since summer of 2009 and has spent the subsequent years experimenting with all manner of plant-based food. She holds a Certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition from the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies and is a graduate of the Bauman College Nutrition Consultant Program. She is a former member of Toastmasters International and was awarded a Competent Communicator designation for public speaking. When she's not blogging or cooking, Sam likes to read and study the Bible, play silly card games and knit socks.
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  1. JL Goes Vegan  September 18, 2010

    The entire plate looks perfect. I never have cherry tomatoes, either. Just added them to my grocery list! 🙂

    • Sam  September 18, 2010

      Hehe, thanks! ^_^ I really like red quinoa both for flavor and because it’s incredibly photogenic. The local co-op makes a great tofu & quinoa salad that always looks more appealing when they use the red kind.