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Lunch + Dinner Recipes

Lentil Shepard’s Pie (Vegan) Grain, Gluten and Dairy Free.

12th June 2015

Lentil sheperds pie is winter foodporn. Comfort food of the highest order. Here is my version that is meat free, gluten free, grain free, dairy free, low in fat, and stuffed with nutrients (five different veggies),  protein and fibre!

Serves 4-6

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 cups (375ml) of dry green or brown lentils (I used brown)
  • 1 tin of baked beans
  •  500-600ml of good vegetable stock
  • 3 medium carrots, grated
  • 4 large spinach leaves, de-stemmed and shredded
  • 1 brown onion, diced
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1 teaspoon or sprig of origanum
  • 1 teaspoon or sprig of thyme
  • 1 teaspoon of paprika
  • 1 teaspoon of mixed herbs
  • 4 tablespoons of nutritional yeast flakes
  • 75 ml Olive oil
  • 3 medium potatoes
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes (also known as yam’s, or jewel sweet potatoes, the orange kind)
  • Salt and black pepper to taste

Instructions:

  1. Saute the onion utill they are soft and translucent.
  2. Add all the other ingredients to the pot, APART FROM THE: olive oil, baked beans, potatoes and sweet potatoes.
  3. Season the lentil filling with salt, and allow the lentils, carrots, spinach, stock and spices to simmer for at least 45 minutes over low heat with the lid on. Add the baked beans 5 minutes before taking it off the heat.
  4. While the lentils are cooking, peel and quarter the potatoes and sweet potatoes. Then cook them in salted water until the are ready to be drained and mashed (hold back a little of the cooking water to mash them with), add the olive oil once mashed and salt to taste.
  5. Once the lentil filling is cooked (lentils should be soft and flavourful), transfer them to your serving dish and cover them with a generous layer of mashed potatoes, pop it under the grill for a few minutes to achieve a crispy topping, and sprinkle over some more nutritional yeast flakes just before serving.
  6. Voila! Serve this dish with some roasted brussel sprouts, making it the perfect winter comfort food meal.
Salad

Mexican Black Bean Salad (Vegan) Vegan Protein Powerhouse Salad

16th December 2014

This is a easy and very tasty salad. It takes 15 min to prepare and is a nutritionally balanced vegan meal. It keeps well in the fridge for at least 3 days which makes it a great lunch box pre-made salad option.

Ingredients:

  • 1 tin of chickpeas, drained & rinsed
  • 1 cup of frozen corn, blanched
  • 1 tin of black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • Small red onion diced finely
  • 1/2 cup of fresh coriander, chopped
  • 50ml cold pressed olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon of ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon of paprika
  • Juice of two limes
  • 1 teaspoon of brown sugar
  • 1 clove of crushed garlic (optional)
  • Pink salt to taste

 

Instructions:

  • Combine blanched corn, drained beans & chickpeas, then add all the rest of the ingredients to your bowl and gently stir through. This salad is best when it’s had an hour or so for all the flavours to infuse the beans.

Enjoy, with♡ from the yoga kitchen

Lunch + Dinner Recipes

Delicious Chickpea Curry (Vegan) Chickpea Curry

5th November 2014

These days there are so many lifestyle diets to choose from, paleo, vegan, banting, vegetarian etc, how do you choose? We all want to be healthy and happy, but which one is best for you? The truth is I don’t know, and I suspect it may differ from person to person, but I would say this:

In western society we eat too much meat. I believe large scale farmed meat is unhealthy due to these animal’s diets, and because of the antibiotics and growth hormones they are given routinely..all of which we ingest when eating their meat..

Large scale livestock farmed animals live in inhumane living conditions, and FACT; large scale livestock farming is harming our environment.

So from that perspective I believe following a mostly plant based diet is best. Vegetables, fruits, beans & legumes provide the fibre, minerals & vitamins that are essential to our health, and there are plenty of sources of protein to choose from, plus it makes for really interesting food.

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