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Vegan Green Celery Dinner!

Yesterday, I harvested 2 giant bunches of green celery & after I cleaned, thoroughly washed, spun dry it all, I froze 1 bag of 700 gr into my freezer to use in the winter when I want to use green celery in my soups & stews. 300 gr of the green celery stalks, I cut up into larger pieces, each about 4 to 5 cm & used into this fabulous tasty dinner. I served it all with cooked red quinoa & seitan meatballs. So this dinner is completely vegan! To make it completely gluten-free, use GF sausages or tofu meatballs. It is up to you! You can even serve it without the seitan meatballs because it is very filling, but I think you need that seitan meat for better flavour! πŸ˜‰

MMMM! A lovely vegan dinner!
MMM! A lovely vegan dinner!

The fresh sharp flavour of our home-grown green celery is fab!

Recipe: For 4 persons

Ingredients:

300 gr green celery pieces, each 4-5 cm long

1 x 700 gr of tomato passata flavoured with basil

1 big white onion, peeled & chopped

2 fat cloves of garlic, peeled & chopped finely

a fruity extra virgin olive oil

black pepper

pink salt in a grinder

1/3 red bell pepper, (more than 1/3 cup) deseeded & white bits removed, cut up into smaller chunks

seitan meatballs enough for 4 persons or GF meatballs

red quinoa, enough for 4 people

1/4 of a vegan GF stock cube

Method:

  1. First, cook your celery pieces into boiling water with that added 1/4 stock cube. Whisk it loose & cook until nearly al dente. This took me about 12-15 minutes. Drain well but keep the hot stock water. In that same cooking pot, you are going to cook your red quinoa. Rinse your quinoa thoroughly & add to your cooking pot, add about 2/3 of that hot stock water to the pot & boil the quinoa according to your packet instructions. I also added 5 grins of black pepper to the pot. This took me about 15 minutes, stirring from time to time. See that the quinoa has absorbed the water. If not & quinoa is ready, drain well & steam off the excess of water. Place fitted lid on to keep warm.
  2. At the same time, make your tomato sauce. Take cooking pot & add some drizzles of that fruity oil. heat up. When hot, add chopped onion & garlic. Fry for about 5 minutes, stirring often. Now, add red bell pepper pieces & fry for another 5 minutes. Season it all with black pepper & some pink salt. Now, add tomato passata & stir everything round. Add cooked celery pieces & let them simmer into the sauce for about 15 minutes, stirring from time to time. Β Taste. Now, your sauce has to be very lovely, mild & yet pungent in flavour because of the green celery in here! I added 10 grins of black pepper extra & some salt too.
  3. Fry your seitan meatballs in that same fruity oil until browned on all sides & hot. Serve it all, like photo above! Enjoy with your loved one’s! See you all later!β™₯Β Stay Tuned & subscribe by email! Join 1,800 email subscribers now!!! It is free!!!! Click the link here below to subscribe!!!

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Author:

Hello! My name is Sophie & I love to cook & bake mostly healthily but with a twist! There is a bit of gardening & travelling in here too! Enjoy! :)

20 thoughts on “Vegan Green Celery Dinner!

  1. Your garden fresh celery must have tasted great. Celery is such an underused vegetable. I never thought about freezing it but it is perfect for when you only need one stalk in a recipe.

  2. It looks gorgeous and it’s a great idea to freeze celery before it goes droopy. And of course to eat later in the year.

  3. I made your lovely dinner & it was fantastic & so much flavour in here too! πŸ™‚
    Thanks! xxx

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