This article originally appeared on PETA Prime.
After PETA announced a Vegan Cook-Off contest in the summer 2010 edition of Animal Times magazine (receiving the magazine is one benefit of membership), we received scores of mouthwatering dishes from contestants in North America and England. We thought, "Why should we be the only ones to savor these healthy and humane dishes?" So not only are we posting the two winners of the contest on PETA PRIME, you'll also see in the weeks ahead other delicious contest entries, all of which are winners for animals!
PETA's winner for North America is the Chickie-Couscous Salad recipe from Lorraine Rengers. England's winning entry is Isabel Hill's Oat & Onion Roast recipe. Lorraine's entry won her valuable coupons for fabulous faux-meat products from Gardein; Isabel's sweet reward consists of coupons for some of the delicious products from Redwood Foods.
We hope you'll try these recipes and share them with family and friends because a vegan meal is good for those who are eating it as well as for animals. Let us know how they came out. Bon appétit!
1 1/4 cup faux-chicken broth (try Better Than Bouillon brand)1 cup couscous1 Tbsp. nonhydrogenated vegan margarine3/4 cup olive oil3 Tbsp. lemon juice1 tsp. salt1/2 tsp. coriander1/2 tsp. Dijon mustard1 large clove garlic, mincedBlack pepper, to taste2 cups cooked and diced faux chicken (try Gardein brand)4 large scallions, sliced1 large apple, diced1 large rib celery, diced
Makes 4 servings
Oat & Onion Roast
1-2 Tbsp. vegetable oil6 large onions, finely chopped8 oz. (250g) vegan cheddar cheese (try Cheezly, Daiya, or Follow Your Heart brands)8 oz. (250g) rolled oats2 tsp. Marmite or Vegemite (available in the international, condiments, or jam section of many supermarkets)2 tsp. dried mixed herbsSalt and black pepper, to tasteEgg replacer equivalent to 2 eggs (try EnerG egg replacer)
Makes 8 servings
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