From Celebrity Chef, Annabel Langbein, comes two dishes that will tantalize the taste buds with elevated flavors and just the right combination of ingredients and elegance to impress even the pickiest of home chefs.
Whether you’re vegan, vegetarian or a full blown carnivore, we’re confident you’ll love these vegan options. Packed with veggies and bold flavors, eating vegan is anything but boring. And these dishes from celebrity chef Anabel Langbein prove it. Satisfy your tummy and tastebuds with two creative, beautiful and delicious vegan dinners.
Annabel Langbein’s Corn and Pearl Couscous Salad
If it’s not corn season use 3 cups whole-kernel corn instead of the corn cobs.
Prep time 10 mins
Serves 8-10 as a side
2 cups pearl couscous
4 cobs corn
1 carrot, coarsely grated
1/2 cup sliced almonds, toasted
2 tbsp cilantro leaves
3 tbsp neutral oil
2 tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp ground cumin
1. Cook the pearl couscous according to the instructions on the packet. Drain and allow to cool.
2. Boil corn in salted water for 3 minutes until tender. Slice the kernels off the corn cobs and place in a serving bowl with the pearl couscous, carrot, almonds and cilantro.
3. In a small jar shake together the oil, lemon juice and cumin with salt and ground black pepper to taste. Pour over the salad, toss and serve. Corn and Pearl Couscous Salad can be made up to 4 hours ahead of time and travels well, so it’s ideal for a cookout or potluck dinner.
Tofu has such a neutral flavor it needs a little pepping up to be interesting but with some Teriyaki Sauce it’s a snap. Make double or triple the amount of Teriyaki Sauce if you like as it will keep for months in a jar in the fridge.
A native New Zealander, Annabel Langbein’s roots are deeply tethered in the earth in a satisfying cycle of growing, harvesting, cooking and sharing around the table. Annabel has published 21 cookbooks, which have sold more than two million copies around the world. All her recipes are thoroughly and professionally tested to ensure stress-free, foolproof results. Her aim as the host of “Annabel Langbein: The Free Range Cook – Simple Pleasures” is to serve as the audience’s guide, sharing her knowledge, skills and experience so that cooking can be more rewarding and fun. Her down-to-earth approach is both practical and inspiring. Starting with the freshest seasonal ingredients, many of which are harvested from her own garden and orchard, she shows how easy it is to cook sensational food in a simple, natural way. For additional information on Langbein and her cooking philosophy, please visit http://www.annabel-langbein.com/.