Thursday, October 26, 2017

Moroccan Lentil and Vegetable Stew

I used a recipe that I found on the American Heart Association website. I vary mine a little.,It basically has brown lentils, veggies, sweet potato, broth, tomatoes, garlic, onions and spices such as ras el hanout, cumin and hot curry powder. Recipe below as I found on the website except I add ras el hanout along with the spices. Also added lots of salt, pepper and soy sauce to season!!!! Very important!

This was delicious! 

Moroccan Lentil Stew 

2 teaspoons olive oil
1 cup chopped Spanish or other mild onion
2 teaspoons ground cumin
2 teaspoons curry powder
1/8 teaspoon cayenne (optional)
28-ounce can no-salt-added crushed tomatoes, undrained
8 ounces red potatoes, cut into 1-inch chunks
1 cup low-sodium vegetable broth
1/2 cup lentils, sorted for stones or shriveled lentils and rinsed
1 medium carrot, chopped
Low-sodium vegetable broth or water (as needed)
1/2 cup frozen green peas, thawed
1/4 cup fresh parsley, snipped or chopped
Cooking Instructions

Heat a large saucepan over medium heat. Pour the oil into the pan and swirl to coat the bottom. Cook the onion for 3 to 4 minutes, or until translucent, stirring frequently.

Increase the heat to medium-high. Stir in the cumin, curry powder, and cayenne; cook for 30 seconds to release flavor. Stir in the tomatoes, potatoes, broth, lentils, and carrots. Bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer, covered, for 30 to 40 minutes, or until the lentils are tender, stirring occasionally and adding more broth or water if needed to keep from sticking. Stir in the peas; simmer for 1 minute. Remove from the heat. Stir in the parsley.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017


Made this last night for The World Series with The Ultimate Uncheese cookbook recipe for Nacho Cheez. So good and so glad Dodgers won game 1!

Let's go Dodgers!

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Lentil Tostadas

Yesterday's lentil stew became today's lentil tostadas.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Lentil Sausage Stew.

Made this quick stew this morning so I would have food to eat as I go about my day wrangling an 8 month old. It's basically French lentils, celery, carrots, onions, garlic, one sliced Tofurky sausage, broth, tomatoes, tomato paste, soy sauce, cumin, thyme, salt and pepper and a pinch of sugar. I let it simmer for about an hour.

 These were delicious. They were crumbly and fall apart-y but still yummy,


Saturday, October 7, 2017

Flour-less zucchini bread pancakes.

Saw this recipe in Facebook. Very easy to make and only has a few ingredients: oats, non-dairy milk, banana, baking powder, apple cider vinegar, maple syrup, shredded zucchini and chocolate chips.

They aren't like wheat pancakes. The inside texture is liked cooked oatmeal. It's good but definitely needs extra syrup.

Screen shots of the recipe from big man's world website.

Random foods.

A gardenburger I had a few days ago at a local cafe,

Epic breakfast sandwich with scrambled tofu, vegan Sweet Earth bacon and Daiya cheese.

Whole wheat pancakes with homemade fruit compote.

Monday, October 2, 2017

41st birthday dinner at Shojin!

It was amazing! We ordered the Ceasar salad to start, the full Halloween Tasting menu and the Buffalo Cauliflower roll.