Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Mushroom & lentil patties

Yummiest patties :-)

Chop an onion into little pieces, put into a bowl. Add a cup of chopped mushrooms & a tin of drained lentils.
Add about a tablespoon smokey bbq sauce & half cup freshly grated wholemeal breadcrumbs. Add a tablespoon of Orgran egg replacer.
Stir until well combined.
Shape into patties and lightly fry until golden brown.


Lentil & Spinach Stew

This is seriously the best meal I've had in soooooooooo long.
The flavours work fantastically together & its so comforting to eat!

(Serves 2)

You'll need:
1 pack of traffic light capsicums - use half of each capsicum
1 onion
1 zucchini
1 tin lentils (I use Woolworths brand no added salt ones)
1/4 head cauliflower
1 tin of tomatoes
100-150g fresh spinach (not silverbeet but actual spinach leaves)
Italian herbs
Cracked black pepper
2 tablespoons unhulled tahini
Sprinkling of nutritional yeast

Cut the onion and capsicums into small pieces.
Place in a warmed frying pan with 1/2 cup water & allow to soften. Do not allow pan to go completely dry - add more water if needed. The water also helps to make the capsicum and onion soft.
Add the chopped zucchini & cauliflower and cook for another 5 minutes.
Drain the tin of lentils and then add them to the pan. Stir until completely mixed in with the vegetables. Add the tomatoes and keep on the heat til mixture is completely warmed through - approx another 5 mins.
Turn the heat off & then put the spinach leave on the top of the mixture. Allow the residual heat to wilt the spinach leaves and then stir stew until well combined.
Serve into bowls & add a tablespoon of tahini on the top. Add a sprinkling of nutritional yeast also.

This is delicious with the tahini stirred into the stew as it thickens & makes it very creamy!