What is quick to prepare is usually easy to make as well but this is not the case 100%of the time. Ease of preparation of a dish could also pertain to the availability of itsingredients, tools needed to make it and even the storage and use of leftovers.Case in point are home-made -pancakes from scratch and not from a box. Thoughit takes minutes to prepare, it can actually be complicated if one is not aware of thesteps involved: the importance of the inclusion of a leavening agent, mixinginstructions (do not overbeat) and cooking. Do not undercook nor overcook or fliptoo soon. Same goes for certain styles of egg cookery like soft boiling and poaching.Overcooking yields hard boiled eggs while poaching in a wrong simmering liquid(too cold or without an acidulant) results in a mess.Fortunately, vegan dishes can both be effortless and quick! Ask most vegans whohave progressed on the path from vegetarianism and have eventually taken outeggs and dairy altogether and you’ll surely be inspired. After their initial transitionstage of figuring out how to address the sourcing out their nutritional requirements,they can whip up dishes that address the elements of a great meal: practical, quickand easy to prepare and delicious.Like vegetarian cuisine, animal product- and by product-free foods are best craftedfrom the simplest of ingredients from nature’s harvest basket and require the leastamount of preparation.
Serving food raw is actually the easiest preparation method. Even basic vegancooking is more convenient and quick than preparing dishes with meat. In fact,what one should be careful about when cooking vegetables is not to overdo it. Thisdiminishes the heat-sensitive nutrients in the dish and also may affect its texture.Nobody wants to eat a limp asparagus stick or a broccoli floret that’s discolored.Though the old fashioned way of cooking cabbage is to boil it until its soft and fallingapart, vegans put great importance of serving food in its optimum nutritionalcontent and value. Cabbages are shredded and made into coleslaw or fermentedto sauerkraut.Practical tipsfor creatingdishes in a jiffyincludemaximising theuse of ready-to-use andready-to-eatvegancomponentslike bread, pre-cut vegetables,pre-washedsalad greens,frozen anddried fruit andready-to-usenut milks. Ifyou have moretime andresources, trymaking themfrom scratch but be prepared to spend for tools and ingredients.