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5 Easy Vegan Lunches

5 Easy Vegan Lunches

Does everyone know I do a weekly cooking show on Blab?

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Each week I ask for suggestions on what to make or a problem to solve.  This week my co-host and fellow artist Dawney Glenn wanted healthy lunches that she could have on busy studio days.

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Plant Based Nutrition Recommendations:

  • Make a master list of lunches you like.
  • Make a master list of things you want to try.
  • Review your list each week as you plan your meals–sort of like planning spontaneity into your healthy lifestyle.

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Mango Salsa

Mango Salsa

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 Recipe for Cuban Inspired Mango Salsa

  • mango (I buy mine at trader joe’s already cut up)
  • cane sugar
  • lime (for  the juice)
  • lime zest
  • green herbs
  • apple cider vinegar

Cuban seasonings have the same common elements–sugar, lime, vinegar . . . they take it from that point and make it your own.  So many options with different sugars and vinegars the possibilities are endlessly yummy.  I mean how can you really go wrong?

Directions

Mix the sugar, vinegar, lime juice, lime zest and herbs together first, then add the mango.  Let it sit for a few hours or over night in the fridge to let the sugars work magic with the mango making a sweet and zesty salsa.  You can not rush love or making salsa.  Give it time.

Plant Based Nutrition Recommendations

  • Add strawberries
  • Add pineapple
  • Play around with adding a little heat with different peppers
  • Play around with adding cilantro, dill, mint (I love mint!)

 

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Thai Vegan Lentil Burgers

Sweet Potato Lentil Burgers

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Do these look amazing or what?  My vegan lentil burgers are super yummy, insanely simple and good for you!  And they don’t taste like dirt.  None of my cooking tastes like dirt.  People ask me that all the time.  I don’t get it.  FYI:  dirt will taste like dirt and if you are at the beach and drop your food in the sand . . . it will taste like sand.

The Recipe

Ingredients:

  • lentils
  • 2 sweet potatoes
  • onions
  • peppers
  • breadcrumbs
  • limes
  • lime zest
  • Thai Sweet Red Chili Sauce
  • vegetable broth

 

Directions:

  1. Peel, cube and roast the sweet potatoes at 425 degrees for 25 minutes.
  2. Make the lentils.  Add 1 cup lentils and 2 cups water or veg broth.  Bring to a boil, turn the heat down to a simmer for 20ish minutes until they are cooked firm.  In this recipe if you cook them a tad too much and they are mushy, it won’t matter.
  3. In a skillet type of pan cook the onions, peppers several minutes on a medium heat.  The idea is to wake up the flavor but not burn them.   Add lime juice and lime zest to the pan.
  4. I added Thai Sweet Chili Sauce for some sweet heat.
  5. Let this mixture cool.  Add enough breadcrumbs bind the lentil mix–you should be able to form them into patties like hamburgers.

 

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Plant Based Nutrition Recommendations:

  •  Lentils can be made ahead of time and frozen.
  • These lentil burgers can be made ahead and frozen.
  • Use left over sweet potatoes in soups, salads and smoothies.
  • Add black beans instead of lentils.
  • Make into “meat balls” for an Italian Dinner.
  • Buy the lentils precooked.
  • Buy the sweet potatoes pre cut.
  • Hell, you can even buy the onions and peppers pre cut–there is no reason why you can’t eat healthy!!!

Is eating farm to table, seasonal and sustainable your “thing”?

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oxox, Renee

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