We’ve been cooking with lentils a lot more lately, partly because I got a craving for meatless loaf, and partly because we only recently fully realized just how much sodium is in canned beans.
So my wife made some lentil burgers, and they were great!
Lentils mixed with oatmeal,
then cooked in a skillet without oil.
dusted with curry powder & red pepper,
then served with catsup and Just Mayo on toast.
In honor of King Elvis of Rock & Roll…
Peanut butter and banana sandwiches.
Seriously, now I know why Elvis liked these so much.
This is an easy, quick, and fresh tasting dip, great for a party when you want something vegan that doesn’t seem too out of place.
1/2 red onion
1 red or yellow bell pepper
1 can corn kernels
2 cups salsa
2 cans fat free refried beans (make sure they don’t have any lard or pork fat).
Dice the bell pepper and onion
Mix the corn, 1 1/2 cups salsa, and onions into the refried beans.
Microwave the whole thing on 70% power for 8 minutes, rotating at least once.
Then pour the remaining 1/2 cup salsa onto the top of the dip to give it a pretty red top.
Serve with tortilla chips, and enjoy.
We made pizza three other night, and I happened too have some Daiya shreds, so I put them on half the pizza.
It turns out that after a year of cheeseless pizza, I’ve lost my taste for it. The “cheezy” half just tasted salty and greasy.
I still love Daiya for grilled “cheez” sandwiches, though.
When you find out the only Indian buffet in town uses butter to cook their vegetables …
… when they make you sick to your stomach a few hours later (I’m not just vegan, I’m very lactose intolerant)
Yeah, I’ve got first world problems
I recently bought a grinder of Himalayan Pink Salt, and it’s really taken my breakfast tofu sandwiches to a new level.
I also bought some “Meyer Lemon & Blood Orange Pepper Jelly.” It’s sweet, spicy, and citrus-y. I generally like pepper jelly, unless it leans too heavily on green bell peppers … but this is just a whole new level of yummy. The only better pepper jelly I’ve had recently was Mississippi State University’s own five pepper jelly.
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I recently ate
at Which Wich? after reading this article about its vegan offerings .
I have to say, Which Wich? Has a LOT more and better vegan options than many of its competitors (like McAlisters, Sweet Peppers, Firehouse, or … yick … Subway).
Their samdwiches are great, but beware their hot pepper blend … when they say hot, they mean it.
Their house chips are awesome, a top notch salt and pepper style.
They also have a light and refreshing sweet green tea.
Give them a try the next time you want a deli sandwich.