Here are the best vegan recipes for this week. I predict this tomato sauce becomes your go-to sauce. You have a nice hearty meal and another lighter meal that could also be a lunch entree.
In this week’s video, you’ll see we had celery, onion, carrot, beet, cucumber, tomato, snow peas, eggplant, zucchini, and lettuce in the organic vegetable delivery box.
Celery and lettuce went into salads. Snow peas were eaten raw. The dogs love them.
Because there were only 3 baby beets, they went to the dogs. My dogs eat chopped raw beets and cucumbers every morning, and papaya, before their breakfast.
Once again, I forgot to take pictures of the pasta I made!
I had discovered the eggplant pasta recipe last year and it was just as good as I remembered.
The veggie fritters could be a lunch or dinner. They’re something I had considered making in the past but never had. They are easy to make and you could switch out some of the veggies, so this recipe is a keeper too.
Normally you have eggs in fritters to hold the vegetables together. In this recipes the lentils and the little bit of flour to do that. I use oat flour. These ingredients also add protein and more fiber than a traditional fritter.
The Best Vegan Recipes for this Week
Eggplant, Caramelized Onion, and Tomato Pasta
I really love this recipe, so much so that I ate twice as much as I normally would.
The only substitution I made was that I didn’t have any sherry vinegar so I used balsamic vinegar.
I made the homemade tomato sauce while the eggplant was roasting. You’ll use this as your regular sauce after you taste how good it is and see how fast you can make it.
I used the small Italian eggplant and the 2 Japenese eggplants that came in my box this week. I figured all together they would equal one large eggplant.
Zucchini Carrot Fritters
2 medium zucchini
1 medium carrot
1/2 c lentils
1 small onion
1 large clove garlic
1/4 c flour (your choice of type)
1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
1 teaspoon regular paprika
Salt & pepper to taste
Cook the lentils according to package directions.
Shred the zucchini and carrots.
Put the shredded zucchini in a colander and add a few shakes of salt. Let it sit for 10 minutes and then squeeze all the excess water out of the zucchini.
Dice the onion and garlic.
Add the vegetables to a bowl with the flour (I use out flour) and add spices.
Add the cooked lentils and mix well.
Heat a little olive oil in a frying pan over medium heat.
Take a 1/4 measuring cup and scoop the veggie mix into the frying pan and flatten out a bit. You can cook several fritters at once depending on the size of your pan.
Cook 3-4 minutes on one side and a couple minutes on the other side, just until brown.
Then move to a plate lined with paper towel.
Season with salt & pepper.
You can serve them with a dipping sauce of a vegan mayonnaise or vegan yogurt base spiced up with your favorite hot sauce.
Serve with a salad with some nuts or avocado for fat, you have protein from the lentils, so this is a nice light meal.
Nutritional Benefits of Vegetables:
Romaine is high in minerals, such as calcium, phosphorous, magnesium, and potassium. It’s naturally low in sodium. Plus, romaine lettuce is packed with vitamin C, vitamin K, and folate.
There are a number of impressive health benefits of snow peas, including weight loss, cancer prevention, improved heart health, reduced constipation, stronger bones, optimized immunity and lower levels of inflammation.
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