Empada de espinafres e cogumelos portobello Vegana I Spinach and portobello mushroom empada Vegan friendly

When we have spinach at home it is always me who has to exterminate it in some tasty way.
This time I’m going for a empada, some sort of tart?, amongst the Portuguese and Brazilian is quite popular. They have a reason to it! They are easy to make, portable and tasty. Great when you are in a rush, if you want a light meal.

I’ve searched a bit and changed it a bit ūüôā

makes 3 small empadas, you can just double 1 triple that!

5 pre-made Shortcrust Pastry
3 garlic cloves
3 tbsp of virgin olive oil
approximately 200 grams of spinach leaves (two handfuls)
3 portobello mushrooms
Salt, ground nutmeg, black pepper
2 tbsp soy milk(optional)
2 tbsp of your favourite vegan cream cheese!

1. Turn the oven to 210¬įC and Place the portabello mushrooms on the grilling tray until it smells good, about 10 minutes. Take out the mushroom and cut into small cubes.
2. Cook garlic in the olive oil with low heat, when soft and golden throw in washed, drained spinach leaves. You should hear sizzle~ add satt, nutmeg, black pepper to taste. Cook for 5 minutes. Add the mushrooms.
3. When the excess water has been evaporated, it should be a little moist though, add soy milk, blend. Correct seasonings if desired. Cook for about 7 minutes until it resembles a paste, so, it shouldn’t have much water, stir in the cream cheese and set aside.
4. Grease a cupcake form with olive oil, place the 4 of the pastry sheets, cut the remaining sheet into 4 equal parts, will work as the “lid”.
5. When the filling is cooled down, pour the filling in the pastry “shells” and cover the shell with the oil brushed lid (you can use the excess oil from the pan) gently closing the pastry together with your fingers.
6. Place the empadas in the oven and cook for 15-20 minutes or until the filling stops bubblingand the crust is nice and golden and crunchy!



Feijoada Nutritiva Vegana — Vegan Black Bean Feijoada

I’ve decided to write the recipes in both Portuguese and English, to see if I can get more people to float by, I’ll have to take some pictures too.



3 colheres de sopa de feij√£o preto

2 colheres de sopa de feij√£o vermelho

1 colher de sopa de feij√£o frade

1 colher de feij√£o branco

2 colher de gr√£o de bico


1 cebola média picada grosseiramente

2 dentes de alho esmagados ou meio cm de gengibre

2 cravinhos da índia

uma pitada de canela

sal a gosto

1/3 de Chouriço de soja/seitan ou outro substituto de carne como soja desidratada e(q.b.)

  1. Passar os feij√Ķes em √°gua e colocar durante uma noite ou um dia.

  2. Aquecer uma panela de pressão em lume brando e adicionar azeite, cebola, dentes de alho/ gengibre). Cozinhar até ficar um pouco transparente, adicionar cravinhos e canela e gengibre, cozinhar mais um pouco.

  3. Colocar os feij√Ķes na panela com a √°gua em que esteve de molho, adicione √°gua at√© ficar tr√™s cent√≠metros acima dos feij√Ķes, depender√° do tempo de cozedura. Tapar a panela, aumentar o lume. Quando estiver a sair muito vapor, baixar para lume brando e cozinhar durante 15 minutos – 25 minutos, depende do tempo de molho e da sua prefer√™ncia.

  4. Na mesma panela ou noutra, corrigir água se necessário, adicionar sal, e o chouriço cortado em rodelas. Cozinhar durante 5-10 minutos e servir com arroz, legumes cozidos.

Poder√° adicionar tofu frito ou tofu firme ao feij√£o se for o prato principal.


I’ve decided to write the recipes in both Portuguese and English, to see if I can get more people to float by, I’ll have to take some pictures too.



3 tbsp black beans

2 tbsp red beans

1 tbsp black eyed peas

1 tbsp white beans

2 tbsp chickpeas


1 medium onion roughly chopped

2 crushed garlic cloves or half cm of ginger

2 cloves

a pinch of cinnamon

salt to taste

1/3 soy/seitan chorizo or another meat substitute or dried soya(q.b.)

  1. Wash all the beans and chickpea. Store in a bowl and let it soak overnight or for a day.

  2. Heat a pressure pan in low heat, add olive oil, onion, crushed garlic cloves/ginger. Cook until it starts to become a little translucid, add in garlic or ginger, cloves, and cinnamon, cook for a while.

  3. Put the beans in the pressure pan with the water in which it soaked, and add water 3 cm above the beans. The cooking time will vary according to the soaking time. Cover the pan, turn to maximum heat. When the steam is on max, put fire on lowest and cook for 15-25 minutes, dependent of the soaking time and texture preference.

  4. In the same pan (you can transfer to another pan), correct the water if necessary, add salt, chorizo  or substitute. Cook for  5-10 minutes and serve with rice, or cooked vegetables.

You can add fried tofu or firm tofu to the feijoada if you are aiming for a main course.