One year of Triumph of the Lentil, a giveaway, and soy-free vegan omelettes

It’s been nearly a year since my first book was released.  At the time I had no idea if anyone would want to buy it and cook from it but it’s been great having good feedback on it and knowing people are cooking and appreciating my recipes.

When I started putting Triumph of the Lentil together there were no soy-free vegan cookbooks around.  As more people develop sensitivities to this often-used legume it’s been important to me to have something out there that says “yes you can be vegan and enjoy all this delicious food without using soy”.  My next book will continue this, with every recipe having a soy-free option, and plenty of recipes suitable for other allergies and diets.

I’d like to give away a copy of Triumph of the Lentil to a lucky reader.  To enter the competition, ‘like’ the Triumph of the Lentil Blog facebook page or follow me on twitter, or sign up to the mailing list on the right hand side of this page.  Leave a comment on this post with an email address I can contact you on.  On the 15th of June the winner will be selected from the comments at random and contacted.

Edit: The winner has now been selected and contacted.  Thank you to all those who entered.

To everyone that has already signed up to my facebook, twitter or mailing list – you are welcome to enter the competition, just leave a comment on this post.  Your support has been greatly appreciated.

Thank you to everyone that has enjoyed the book and blog over the past year, I hope that you will all like my next one even more.

And now for a recipe:

Soy-Free Vegan Omelettes

These are a very quick and easy dish to make.  In the photo the omelette is stuffed with kale, tomatoes and homemade cashew cheese, but all kinds of toppings are great on these omelettes, we often eat them with pickled gherkin slices and kale.  For a filling meal serve with cooked grains, bread, chips or roasted vegetables.

Soy-Free, Gluten-Free, Nut-Free, Nightshade-Free, Onion- and Garlic-Free, Low Fat, Under 45 Minutes
Total time: 20 Minutes.  Serves 2.

Ingredients:

1 cup chickpea flour (besan)
3 tablespoons nutritional yeast (savoury yeast flakes)
1/2-1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cracked pepper
1 cup water

Method:

Combine the chickpea flour, nutritional yeast, salt and pepper in a mixing bowl, breaking up any lumps.  Add the water a little at a time, mixing to form a batter.

Thoroughly brush or spray a frying pan with olive oil and heat on a medium-high setting.  When the pan is hot, pour in half the batter (if it is thicker in the centre and thinner on the outsides you can use the back of a metal spoon to gently spread the batter out).

Cook without disturbing until the edges are cooked through and there are bubbles in the middle.  Gently flip over and cook for a further minute or two, until the other side is completely cooked.  Place on a plate, keeping it warm in the oven if you wish.

When the first omelette is out of the pan, quickly pour the other half of the batter in and cook in the same way.

Put toppings on one half of each circle and flip the other side over the top.

This post has been a part of Allergy-Free Wednesdays.

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Posted on June 6, 2012, in cooking, recipes and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 47 Comments.

  1. stayingsarah

    oh i would love to win a copy! follow you on Facebook :)

    Also the twitter link in your post doesn’t work :(

  2. Already liked on Facebook, signed up to the mailing list… count me in!

  3. I love the name “Triumph of the Lentil.” :)

  4. Gavin Hawkridge

    Great stuff

  5. Nice blog! I’ll be keeping up with it. Signed up/followed on twitter. Hope the lentil continues to triumph. (came here from reddit, in case you were interested in that info).

  6. Count me in. I just subscribed.

  7. That looks and sounds delicious! What a wonderful way to make an omelette without soy products! I find tofu off-putting in that it’s so processed and sort of falls into the ‘faux meat’ category’. This would be high fibre and low fat too.

    I ‘Liked’ your Facebook page. Can’t believe I didn’t get around to it sooner. I’d love to win your book!

    • When I used to cook with tofu I didn’t always have it on hand (especially not the silken kind that a lot of vegan omelette recipes call for), where as chickpea flour will store in the cupboard for ages and is great for a quick ‘what on earth will I make for dinner tonight’ omelette.

  8. I already follow on Twitter, but I have “Liked” on FB and signed up for the mailing list.

  9. Already a “liker” on fb and just signed up to the mailing list!
    Would totally LOVE LOVE LOVE to win a prize :-)

  10. Amanda White

    I have liked your FB page :)

  11. just hooked up on twitter .. already follow you on FB .. would love to win a copy of your book! thanks :))

  12. Going to Facebook to add you now. Would love to win a copy of your book :)

  13. Yay! I am so sick of missing out on some great vegan recipes due to soy intolerance. I almost cried when your book came out. I gave it to my fiancé for my birthday wish list and have been trying to get tips or recipes from it/your FB page since then, to keep me going until he (hopefully!) buys it for me!! Thank you SO SO SO much!!!

  14. Aren’t you a clever cookie! Love your recipes :D

  15. I would love to have a copy of your cookbook! And I am going to try this recipe ASAP.

  16. Looking forward to trying this.

  17. I would love to win a copy of your cookbook. I am trying to change it up and limit soy.

  18. I love that you have some “nightshade-free” recipes. That’s uncommon! While I’m not allergic to all nightshades, I do have a very serious allergy to peppers and all their related spices (not including peppercorns, which are a different plant). Finding recipes that don’t call for bell peppers, chili powder, paprika, or the other usual suspects is difficult, and the flavors can be hard to replace. I’ll definitely be following your facebook updates for new blog posts and recipes!

  19. signed up for the mailing list! the cookbook looks great! :)

  20. I can’t wait to try this recipe

  21. I would love a copy of your book! And I liked you on FB!

  22. Awesome! congratulations on the new book! I would love to get one for sure!
    I like you on fb and follow you on twitter!

  23. following you on twitter! i love chickpea flour, i make so many versions of omelette with it and they’re delicious! Hope to be the lucky one :)

  24. Lindsey Williamson

    Congratulations on the books! I’ve subscribed and would love to win one!

  25. I follow you on twitter (corgipants)

  26. The omelette looks delicious, I’m going to make it tomorrow. I want to eat less soy so I’m very interested in you cooking and would love to win your cookbook!

  27. I would love a copy! I follow you on twitter :)

  28. I would love to win a copy! I followed you on Twitter (I’m SpaceClown).

  29. Your cookbook looks great! Is that a rosti bun I see on the cover?!

    I’ve followed you on FB.

  30. I would really like to win a copy of your book! I just found your site from Allergy Free Wednesday on the Tasty Alternative and I’m so glad, looks like so much useful stuff for our family (we eat a diet free of daiy, egg, wheat, soy, rice, oat, beef, pork, chicken, apples, and coconut due to my 3 year old son’s condition called eosinophilic esophagitis that makes his body attack his esophagus when it comes in contact with certain food proteins.)

  31. i would love to win a copy! follow you on Facebook

  32. Following you on Twitter! And now I am thinking omelette for dinner… looks so delicious!

  33. Just discovered your blog and signed up! Superyumful recipes…many thanks!

  34. I liked your blog on Facebook.

  35. I subscribed to your email list.

  36. I followed you on twitter. Yum!

  37. This recipe looks intriguing. Will have to try soon. Also, I subscribed to your mailing list.

  38. I would love to try some of the recipes from your book :) I liked you on facebook!!!

  39. Cassie Johnson

    Just found your blog! This looks yummy and I must make it…now! I subscribed to your mailing list as well.

  40. love your cookbook, wonderful recipes. looking forward to the next one!

  41. Your recipes look really yummy! Would love to win a copy of your book! Have just liked your facebook page. Will give your Bean and Sunflower Seed Rissoles recipe a go over the weekend 8).

  42. Unfortunately I am allergic not to soy which is fine, but I can no longer eat chickpeas/flour. Both give me stomach pains and make be feel or be violently sick. It’s horrible so I just no longer eat them at all. Its a shame as they used to be a big favourite. Fortunately I can still eat lentils.

    • Have you tried soaking the chickpeas or chickpea flour in lukewarm water with a little bit of vinegar for 12 hours? That might help make them more digestible. For the soy-free tofu I just follow the same recipe, but add a little vinegar and leave it to soak overnight at room temperature before cooking it the next day.

      There is also this recipe that uses white bean flour, if you can find that: http://veganmommychef.blogspot.com.au/2011/12/no-soy-tofu.html

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