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Aotearoa – Vegan Boil Up

Aotearoa – Vegan Boil Up

Vegetarianism is growing rapidly in New Zealand, but other parts of the world have had meat-free cuisines for centuries. For a rich and varied plant-based diet, talk to Chinese, Indians, Mexicans… Our wonderful volunteers have shared authentic recipes from around the world. Most of these recipes were traditionally vegan, but some were meat-based recipes that have been ‘veganised’. We have collected 31 recipes from 31 different countries to share with you – one for each day of October.

This is a traditional Maori boil up. Thanks to Sam La Hood for the recipe. 

Tuatahi, tapahia eetahi huawhenua koomore (kua whiri au i te riiwai, te kuumara, te kaareti hoki).
A, ka koohua ai aua huawhenua ki te taaka.
Taapiria te ‘liquid smoke’, ko teenei te kiinaki tino rangatira (ki a au anake pea!) moo te namunamuaa tuuturu o te boil up! Kia tuupato, ko teenei teetahi kiinaki tino kaha te namunamuaa. Taapiri te rahinga iti, aa me haa.
Mehemea ko teeraa te piirangi, taapiria te kaariki.
A muri o teeraa, whakanohoa te koowhitiwhiti ki runga aa koopania te paata.
Ka tatari kia tata ki te maonga ngaa huawhenua, taapiria te momo miiti kaitipu pai ake ki a koe, tunu moo te meneti e rima anoo (roa ake moo eetahi miiti kaitipu pea), aa, kua mutu!

First, chop up some root vegetables (I chose potato, kumara, and carrot).
Bring these veges to the boil in some stock.
Add some liquid smoke. This is the most important ingredient for the true boil up flavour – but be careful, as it’s a strong ingredient! Add a little and try it.
Then, if you want, add some garlic.
After this, put some watercress on top and cover the pot.
Let it cook until the veges are close to cooked, then add your favourite vegan meat (like Vegetarian Beef Chunks from the Blissful Vegetarian) and cook it for another 5 minutes (this might be longer for some vegan meats – add those a little earlier), then it’s done!