Continuing on my vegan kick, I have had fun experimenting with a variety of new grains and legumes. What’s better, I can buy the organic version in small quantities out of bulk bins at local health food stores. Lentils are a high protein legume that can be used as a meat substitute in a variety of ways. Here are some that I came up with (with help from fellow vegan bloggers).
A simple green salad with kale, julienne cucumber and carrot, lentils, seasoning, juice of lemon and EVOO. Cold cooked lentils are a great addition to salads.
Vegan lentil burger with a side of balsamic carrots and kale
The lentil burger was a great homemade burger. I roughly followed this recipe, but added chopped carrots and mushrooms. I froze the rest of the patties for a quick dinner later!
Lentil Sloppy Joes
I know this picture looks somewhat heinous, but this tasted really good! Basically, saute green pepper, onion and garlic in a pan. Add cooked lentils and your best recipe for sloppy joe condiments. (I added ketchup, yellow mustard, soy sauce, chili powder garlic powder and S&P). Simmer for 10 – 15 minutes. Serve on whole wheat bread.