I am back with another round of recipe testing for Vegan Fusion. I have been eating a lot of noodle and veg type dishes (usually stir fried) and so the Sloppy Joe Pho recipe, was destined to be a hit, and it was! I’ve actually eaten this twice, this week.
The first time I threw in a few shitake mushrooms as well, and it was just amazing. The photo isn’t great, as it was dark outside, so no natural light!
The second time, no shitake and sadly not quite enough sri racha, as we literally had the very last drips out of the bottle. I definitely preferred the pho, with the little extra heat from the sri racha as well as the added depth of flavour of the shitake. However, it was still super tasty and I think you probably could vary it up with a few veggies, depending on what is in the fridge or what you fancy eating that day. The only other main substitutions were using non rice noodles and seitan in place of TVP.
Overall the dish doesn’t take too long to prepare, although you are meant to let the broth simmer for 30 minutes, which adds to the time a little. Also, if you are making seitan from scratch then that is an additional time factor. The first time I made the seitan at the same time, but the second time I had some left over so I could just crumble it up in the food processor and get cooking!
I have a bit of a back log of posts to write up at the moment, including quite a few more recipe tests for Vegan Fusion. I figured it would be easier to blog about any new stuff I am cooking or making, as it happens and then try and back fill when I get the time! This probably means that those blog posts will never see the light of day, but I am hopeful! In the meantime, you can always head over to my flickr photostream, to see pictures of both recipes I have been testing and crafts I have been making