Even if you’re not a vegan or a vegetarian, you have to admit that going a few days without meat does a body good. If you don’t know what to have for lunch or dinner, read on, we’ve got three delicious and nutritious dishes that will make you look forward to those meatless days.
Red lentil soup is so good that you literally will have to make it in small batches so that you won’t overeat. Here’s the recipe: take one cup of lentil, wash thoroughly until the water is clear. Saut? in a little bit of olive oil one large onion and two chopped carrots. Add the lentils and five cups of water. Bring to a boil and cover and let it simmer for 30 minutes. After everything is boiled, blend it with a hand blender and add a little coconut milk (about 5 tablespoons) and let it simmer for another 2 minutes. Season it with salt and pepper and you’re done!
Vegan Fried Rice
You need skill to get the perfect rice and we’re here to teach you. First of all you need to boil the rice separately – let it cook almost completely. In a separate nonstick pan saut? the vegetables – start with the carrots and onions, add the garlic, the green beans, red bell pepper, leeks and mushrooms. Let them cook for about 10 minutes making sure they don’t burn – add the rice and stir it in well. Now comes the tricky part. You have to stand by it for about 10-15 minutes for it to fry and not burn. You’ll know when it’s done.
Vegan Ice cream
OK, is there such a thing as vegan ice cream? Or better yet, can you make ice cream without milk? Yes you can, by using soy milk or a baby coconut. The meat of those baby coconuts is so moist that is can be easily substituted for milk. So, take one blender and add into it two bananas, 2 cups coconut milk, one quarter cup organic sugar, a pinch of vanilla extract and you’re done. Blend everything well and put the mix in the ice cream maker. It will taste delicious and you won’t even believe it’s vegan.
Christina F. Haze is a green living activist who is trying to teach people about the importance of clean living. She is also an advocate of vitamin and mineral supplements and recommends Health Testing Centers for those who might think they have a vitamin deficiency.