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Curried Split Pea Cauliflower Stew


Curried Split Pea Cauliflower Stew This winter in Florida has been unseasonably chilly. No, we didn't experience a true "polar vortex" like many parts of the country, and never really needed to dig ourselves out from a snowstorm. Nonetheless, there were many days of "sweater weather", with temperatures dipping into the 40s and 50s. I saw this as a perfect opportunity to break out a stew recipe that I hadn't made in a couple of years. This one is loaded with flavor and nutrition. There's the cruciferous cauliflower, the leafy-green spinach, the high-fiber legumes, the disease-fighting garlic and onion from the [...]

Curried Split Pea Cauliflower Stew2019-02-10T19:11:02+00:00

Veggie “Meatballs” from the Meatball Shop in NYC


Veggie "Meatballs" from the Meatball Shop in NYC I remember watching a segment on the Food Network quite a few years ago which featured a small establishment in the West Village area of New York City called The Meatball Shop. Their concept was simple and very successful. Essentially, they offered 5 varieties of meatballs, including classic, chicken, pork, veggie, and a daily special. These could be served up naked, as a hero sandwich on a fresh baguette, smashed on a brioche bun, or over a green salad. To literally "top" things off, there were homemade sauces to choose from, [...]

Veggie “Meatballs” from the Meatball Shop in NYC2018-08-26T20:13:56+00:00

Lentil Barbacoa


Lentil Barbacoa Are you ever craving a good BBQ sandwich with the texture of pulled-meat and topped with coleslaw and dill pickle slices? I found this recipe one day while browsing through one of my favorite recipe blogs, Minimalist Baker. Barbacoa is typically made of a slow-cooked, seasoned meat. This recipe uses lentils and shredded carrots to recreate the "meaty" and "shredded" textures typically found in a slow-cooked, pulled-meat sandwich. The addition of brown sugar provides a little bit of sweetness typically found in BBQ, while the chipotle chilis and smoked paprika add some spice and smokiness. There is [...]

Lentil Barbacoa2018-06-08T01:57:49+00:00

Beet, Lentil, and Brown Rice Burgers


Beet, Lentil, and Brown Rice Burgers Many people ask why vegetarians try to recreate burgers if they avoid meat. Well many of us enjoy the texture as well as the whole burger "experience" which often reminds us of backdoor barbecues and traditional grilling-out holidays such as the Fourth of July. There are some really authentic-tasting meat alternatives available now, in particular the Impossible Burger and the Beyond Burger, which truly create the traditional hamburger experience. That being said, I think many people who are plant-based also really enjoy homemade veggie burgers, even if they don't resemble a traditional meat [...]

Beet, Lentil, and Brown Rice Burgers2018-05-27T21:22:18+00:00