This healthy comfy plant-based meal hits all the right spots.
- Rich in fibre
- Loaded with protein
- Packed with veggies
- Contain good fats
Truffles are a fungus that people can safely eat and are considered an aromatic cooking delight. Grown underground, there is a unique earthy, umami flavour added to the black truffle sauce. Truffles are packed with minerals and amino acids with natural compounds that protect cells from toxins (free radicals). There are numerous health benefits tied to truffles, such as:
- Lower cholesterol levels
- Slow aging process down
- Lower oxidative stress
- Anti-cancer possibilities
- Improve immune system (due to antimicrobial properties)
- Reduced chance of cardiovascular disease
Simply put, truffles are tasty and ultra-nutritious. It’s a win-win!
When planning vegan meals, it’s important to consider various protein sources in every meal. That’s because plant-based proteins are not as complete as animal protein.
I use a gluten-free couscous made of chickpeas flour, combining it with whole chickpeas to give the dish more protein and texture. If you can’t find chickpeas couscous, you can use standard couscous or try a new grain like fonio or teff. It’s always good to try new grains anyway, as it adds some diversity to the diet and feeds the microbiome in the gut.
You can make this dish even more flavorful with the addition of mushrooms, caramelized onions and stir-fried spinach. Each of these combines perfectly with the earthy truffle couscous aromas.
This fancy vegan meal is one of my favourite easy vegan recipes. It’s super-quick to make, even though it looks elaborate. It takes roughly 15 minutes to create this high-end meal that will capture people’s eyes and have them salivating for a bite. I love serving this meal to guests, especially to people who see vegan meals as tasteless and bland. The richness of the flavours is simply divine.
It’s a great vegan recipe for beginners.
Pro Tip – Use the same frying pan to prepare both the mushrooms and spinach (easier clean-up) or use two pans to prepare the meal even quicker.Print