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i love reading this thread...

can i get the recipe for lentil stuffing from someone...and possibly the chickpea cutlet recipe as well? pretty please....
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The salad has lightly steamed broccoli florets, mango, celery, walnuts, and baked tofu tossed in a mango chutney and Veganaise dressing over salad greens.
That does sound really good!

Over the weekend we were at my dad's, so the only thing I made before we left was pineapple fried rice - rice with tofu, bean sprouts, peas, carrots, dried cranberries, cashews, zucchini, onion, scallion, garlic, ginger, and of course, fresh pineapple. Throw in a little tamari, mirin and sriracha, and :.

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This week's dinners:
5/26 (Mon.) - Dollar Dog Night at the ballpark! Yes, they have vegan hot dogs -- and cheesesteaks
5/27 (Tue.) - stir fry with veggies, Thai tofu and brown rice
5/28 (Wed.) - kisir (Turkish Tabbouleh)
5/29 (Thu.) - something with seitan
5/30 (Fri.) - biscuits and gravy, spinach salad
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i love reading this thread...

can i get the recipe for lentil stuffing from someone...and possibly the chickpea cutlet recipe as well? pretty please....
Can't help with the lentil stuffing, but the chickpea cutlet recipe is here:

http://www.chow.com/recipes/11364

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Last night we made chickpea tacos.. it was super easy.. just mix cooked (canned) chickpeas with taco seasoning (plus onion and garlic if you want it) and serve in taco shells with your favorite toppings :

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This evening we had stuffing lentils, with steamed broccoli, mashed potatoes and cranberry sauce (I also had marinated tomatoes and DS also had frozen peas, haha)--so yummy! We just restocked on nutritional yeast after a long absence, so I had it on my broccoli and mashies.
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back soon to share stuffing lentil recipe--baby needing me NOW...
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Tonight I made the Black Bean Salad with Peppers, Green Olives, Tomatoes & Croutons from Vegan Express. Except I subbed a green pepper for the yellow pepper and I served it on a huge bed of lettuce.

Hubby raved and raved about it (which made me happy since it was so easy.) We scooped out some beans and olives for our picky 3yo and he loved it also.

We are trying to get back to eating more like the Eat to Live diet so we need to eat more salads. This hit the spot. Our CSA starts tomorrow so that should help a lot.

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last night: bean, cheese, potato tacos
tonight: creamy tomato soup with basil (veganomicon), grilled cheese sandwich on olive bread, salad, and mango tea. dessert was a chocolate banana shake.


 

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Tonight I made Vegan Dad's Best Ever Vegan Mini Meatloaves and they were sooooo good. Unlike other loaf recipes, these used tempeh as the base and they were the perfect texture. The ketchup-brown sugar glaze didn't hurt either, OMG. We had them with some sauteed spinach, green salad and garlic bread. And a little Tofutti Cutie for dessert, yum!

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excellent... :
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I like other daals, but not this one. Anyone want to give me their favorite daal recipe?
Here's an easy one that we make a lot. I found it in Cooking Light years ago and have modified it very slightly.

RED-LENTIL DAL
1 cup dried small red lentils
2 1/2 cups water
1 bay leaf
1 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
1/2 teaspoon Hungarian sweet paprika
1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper
1/2 onion, chopped
1/2 cup tomato puree or chopped tomato
1 garlic clove, minced
3-4 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Combine first 3 ingredients in a medium saucepan; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes or until tender. Drain; discard bay leaf. Set aside.

Combine cumin, salt, turmeric, paprika, and red pepper in a small bowl.

Saute onion a couple of minutes until tender. Stir in spice mixture, tomato, and garlic; cook a couple of minutes or until slightly thick. Turn off heat. Stir in lentils, lemon juice, and black pepper and pull off burner. Blend until smooth.


We eat it on brown basmati rice. It's super-easy to make and delicious!
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Tonight I made Vegan Dad's Best Ever Vegan Mini Meatloaves and they were sooooo good.
That reminds me, the other night I made Vegan Dad's Green Chile Chickpea Tortilla Cups (except I used pinto beans) and my family loved them. His recipes are great!

Tonight we had eggplant parmigiana, bruschetta, and a big salad. There are plenty of leftovers for lunches too.
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Tonight was a simple dinner of wheatberry-pasta salad (elbow macaroni, wheatberries, peas, carrot, celery, red onion, and roasted chickpeas with a vegenaise dressing) plus warm bread.

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Ok, trying this again while kids are momentarily happy...

Stuffing Lentils
I made this recipe up, so it is not *exact*...

This past time I made it, this is what I did:

Cooked about half a bag of lentils (1 med pot full) in water the regular way, adding about 1/2 tsp ground sage halfway through. Once lentils were cooked, in a separate pan I sauteed 2 large cloves fresh, chopped garlic with 1 med chopped onion and 3 stalks of chopped celery in enough oil (olive) to do the job--once those things were soft and starting to get translucent & just starting to brown on the edges, I added the lentils into the pan and cooked them all together like that. I added about another tsp of ground sage, a sprinkle of salt, pepper, garlic powder, and celery seed. I cooked it all together till it was heavy and thick and well mixed; it's not necisarry but I like to add a little sweetener as well sometimes, this time I added a drizzle of honey while it was cooking. Maple syrup would work as well if you are ethically vegan.

Questions? Clarification?
Enjoy! This is one of my new favorite recipes.
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Last night we made chickpea tacos.. it was super easy.. just mix cooked (canned) chickpeas with taco seasoning (plus onion and garlic if you want it) and serve in taco shells with your favorite toppings :
Also yummy with cubed avocado, mixed with cilantro and lime juice w/ baby greens.
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Last night we had fried potatoes, molasses and beans hot pot, roasted carrots, and a Greek salad. Yum! Even my picky FIL seemed to like everything (well, except the salad. Apparently he won't eat salad unless there is Thousand Island dressing. Must tuck that away for the next visit.).
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Last night we had frozen Amy's pizza.. and tonight is our aniversary and we are going to a movie theatre/brew pub (it's really cool, drinks, food and movies in one place!) for dinner.

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Happy Anniversary, LizzyQ & DH!!

Looking forward to Vegan Express "creamy" pasta with asparagus, yellow squash, peas and sundried tomatoes tonight. We'll have banana walnut cake with a thick layer of VCTOTW "buttercream" frosting for dessert.

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We had vegan enchiladas with garlic, onion, peppers, tomatoes, spinach, and potatoes....and gaucamole on the side. : I ate 3.
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I am making TJ's 'beef' strips and gravy and will serve that over mashed potatoes. Roasted asparagus and a salad on the side.
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Happy Anniversary, LizzyQ & DH!!

Looking forward to Vegan Express "creamy" pasta with asparagus, yellow squash, peas and sundried tomatoes tonight. We'll have banana walnut cake with a thick layer of VCTOTW "buttercream" frosting for dessert.
Banana walnut cake??? YUM!! Please share : (the recipe that is)

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Tonight we had Rising Moon Butternut Squash ravioli with a combination of prego tomato sauce and some leftover cashew cream sauce (adapted from Vcon Pine Nut Cream). It was great! We had green salad with shredded carrots and baby turnips, some garlic bread and some oven roasted kale.

Now I'm waiting for the homemade chocolate raspberry ice cream to soften enough to eat....

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thanks so much for the recipe, blucactus...i'm looking forward to trying them...
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This was the quickest, yummiest cake evah!

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We had sloppy joes made with lentils tonight.
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We got warmed up for summertime at our house tonight: Chili dogs and a green salad made of veggies from our CSA, eaten on the porch while listening to the baseball game Picture here!
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That looks delicious, mikaela! I might have to try chili dogs. I've never had one. Ever.

Tonight was BLT burgers with chipotle sauce - veggie burger with lettuce. tomato, some of the last of the morningstar bacon we had in the house from before the veganizing and the chipotle sauce (vegenaise, better than sourcream, garlic powder, chipotle powder). I know chipotle has become so pedestrian in the foodie world, but that doesn't change the fact that it is DELICIOUS. We had that with roasted potatoes and carrots and quick pickles.

Now I am having chocolate chips for dessert.

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This was the quickest, yummiest cake evah!
That sounds sooo yummy! Thanks!

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Oh my goodness you guys, dinner tonight was AWEEEEE-SOME!! e had coconut lime rice and beans in tortillas with fajita-stle onions & peppers. (As inspired by this thread. )

The black beans were mashed slightly, with fresh lime juice & coconut milk in them, plus garlic powder, pepper, nutritional yeast, cumin, & soy sauce. Simmered until they got thick and saucy. Onions & peppers sauteed till starting to soften & brown. Rice was cooked with 2/3 coconut milk to 1/3 water, and it came out really thick, clumpy and so sweet. I made my beans really spicy with cayenne pepper powder, and the sweet was really nice with the spicy. I squeezed what was left of the lime (not much) into the rice and then put the squeezed lime peel and all into the bowl to sit with the rice and give some more flavor, we ate every single bite of this dinner it was sooo good!!!!
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