Meat Free Monday: Lentil Burgers

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.
  • Delicious!

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    Meat Free Monday: Quick and Fresh-ish Salsa Bean Dip

    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.

    Ingredients:

    • 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).

    Directions: 

    • 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.

    Meat Free Monday: Which Wich? Vegan Wich!

    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. 

    Meat Free Monday: Vegan Pierogies

    So my sweet, smart, and wonderful wifie figured out how too make vegan pierogies. They were very good, but they took a long time and a lot of attention.

    Then, she decided to modify the recipe, making a casserole with biscuit dough and pierogie filling (black beans, red bell peppers,red onions, potatoes,spices).

    It was much faster and extra yummy.