CHEAP VEGAN RECIPES
Mar. 13, 2010 5:38 pm
If you're looking for ways to cut your grocery bill, consider adding a few Vegan recipes to your week. Beans, tofu, lentils, seitan, tempeh, nuts and vegetables can all give you the proteins we in the USA are so parranoid about getting........ 2 oz of ground beef (which should be a serving!) has 10.6 grams of protein....compare that with 1/2 cup of tofu which is 19.9 grams of protein or 1 cup of lentils at 17.9 grams or 1/2 cup of pumpkin seeds at 17 grams. I don't really have a personal "bone to pick" with animal products but it is interesting to read that we are the ONLY country in the world that consumes such huge amounts of animal products. Maybe for our bodies sake and our pocket books, we should make attempts to try some plant based recipes!
Here's a couple of cheap but tasty ones:
6 cups veg stock
1 cup red lentils
1 bay leaf
1 tsp vinegar (optional)
Bring stock to boil with bay leaf....add lentils and simmer until mushy. Add vegetables and simmer until tender...just before serving add vinegar Add a salad and some hefty bread and you've got a very filling, cheap meal.
"Egg" Salad for sandwiches....Alicia Silverstone.
2 12 oz cakes firm tofu
2 small onions, diced
2 clery stalks, diced
2 TBSP Shoyu or other soy sauce
1 TBSP canola oil
1 tsp tumeric
1/2 tsp fine sea salt
1 Tsp Vegan Mayonaisse.....I like Nayonaisse.
Mash the tofu, add the rest, combine well and refrigerate to use for sandwiches. You'll be surprised how much this tastes like egg salad!
Polenta Samachiz with Oven fries.
cut ready made polenta rolls in 1/2 slices and fry in a little EVO until crispy on both sides
Assemble onto 1/2 a ww bagel...honey dijon mustard, a polenta slice, a slice of tomato, spinach leaves that have been tossed with a little balsamic vinegar
Cut baking potatoes into wedges, toos with a little EVO,S&P and then bake at 400 until soft...about 20 min.
Hope you enjoy !