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Lentil Salad with Pumpkin and Romanesco

Lentil Salad with Pumpkin and Romanesco

This is a delicious salad. We enjoyed the salad as a main lunch meal for two. It would also make a great salad for four or even a side dish. Serving Size: 2 Ingredients: 1 cup brown lentils 1 medium carrot, peeled and cut in small cubes 1 small onion, cut in small cubes 1 […]


Vegan Red Cabbage and Sausage Soup

Vegan Red Cabbage and Sausage Soup

When is a soup a stew or a stew a soup? I would call this a stew, but it depends on how much sauce or broth there is. In any case this is really delicious especially with a big mixed salad and whole grain bread. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 2 cups black-eyed peas (cooked) or […]


Seitan Medallions with Sweet and Sour Lentils

Seitan Medallions with Sweet and Sour Lentils

This is a delicious fall and winter meal. It can even make a nice holiday meal if presented in a fancy way. The sweet sour lentils are especially tasty. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 1 large seitan (enough to feed 4 people) for the sweet sour lentils: 1½ cups lentils 4-5 cups water 1 vegetable bouillon […]


Red Lentil Chili

Red Lentil Chili

This is a lovely chill recipe. We enjoyed it only mildly spicy not as a 4 alarm chill, but if you prefer, you can add more heat. Serving Size: 6 Ingredients: 1 cup red lentils 3 cups water 2 tablespoons oil 1 large onion, chopped 1 large red bell pepper, de-seeded and chopped 4 cloves […]


Pea Ravioli with Mushroom Sauce

Pea Ravioli with Mushroom Sauce

This was a delicious meal that we enjoyed last night. It is rather involved to make, although once you have made ravioli more often, it is really not that difficult to make. The pea filling is delicious and pairs nicely with the mushroom sauce. Serving Size: 2 Ingredients: for the ravioli dough: 1 cup semolina […]


Pea and Corn Patties with Herbed Soy Yogurt Sauce

Corn, pea and potato patties with herbed soy yogurt sauce

This was a delicious meal we enjoyed last night. It also makes a great snack. Serving Size: 10 Ingredients: for the patties: 8 ounces frozen peas, thawed 4-6 ounces canned or frozen corn 1 ½ lb. potatoes 3 small onions 1 egg replacement 3-5 tablespoons flour dash nutmeg salt and pepper to taste oil for […]


Warm Lentil Salad with Celery Root, Apples and Hazelnuts

Warm Lentil Salad with Celery Root, Apples and Hazelnuts

This is a delicious combination. It makes a great main meal lunch for two or salads for four people. It can also be enjoyed as a side dish, or even over rice as an entrée. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 1/4-1/2 cup hazelnuts 1 cup lentils 3 cups water 2-3 bay leaves pinch thyme 1 small […]


Cajun Lentil Po’ Boy Subs

Cajun Po' Boys

To join with the Mardi Gras celebrations, we have wanted to have some typical Cajun meals. Today we enjoyed Cajun Po’ Boy subs. Yield: 4-6 sub sandwiches Ingredients: 1 cup lentils 1 leek, white parts and finely chopped 2 celery stalks, finely chopped 1 clove garlic, minced ½ tablespoon chopped fresh thyme 1 teaspoon salt […]


Black Eyed Pea Stew with Polenta

Black-Eyed Pea Stew on Polenta

Bringing good fortune for the New Year, eating black-eyed peas are a Southern Tradition on New Year’s. We enjoy black eyed peas as salad and in soups and now here is a very fast stew with polenta. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 1 cup dried black eyed peas 1 onion, chopped 2 tablespoons oil 1 red […]


Olivier salad

Olivier salad

This is a delicious vegan version of a famous salad. Created in 1860 by the Chef Oliver at the Hermitage in Moscow. Traditionally eaten at New Years in Russia, although popular the world over at any time of the year. It’s quiet simple to make, however, it is important that the vegetables are cut into […]


Lentil Pierogi

Lentil pierogi

Pierogi or “pot stickers” are such a great cold weather meal. They are filling and warming as well as the house smelling nice while everything is being prepared. Once you have made them a couple of times, you will find that they are not so difficult to make, and not even very time consuming. I […]


Vegan Green Pea and Walnut Spread

Green pea and walnut dip

This spread is really delicious and very easy to make. It makes a great appetizer with some crackers and would also be good as a dip on a party. Yield: 2 cups Ingredients: 1 package frozen peas, thawed (21 ounce / 600 grams) 1/2 cup walnuts chopped 1/2 cup plain soy yogurt 1 heaping tablespoon soyanaise […]


Pea and Rice Salad with Spinach Cilantro Pesto

Pea and Rice Salad with Spinach Cilantro Pesto

We’ve always enjoyed pea and rice salads, but made this one as a new variation. It was very tasty with the spinach and cilantro pesto. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 2 cups frozen peas, thawed 2 cups cooked rice 2-3 spring onion, finely sliced for the pesto: 2 cups spinach washed and lightly steamed 1 bunch […]


Toast with Green Pea Spread, Avocado and Radishes

Green Pea Spread Toast with Avocado and Radishes

This was our lunch today. It was very tasty. The pea spread is nice alone, but the avocado and radishes added another dimension that was really nice. he pea spread also makes a nice dip for vegetables or crackers. Yield: 8-12 slices Ingredients: for the pea spread: 2 & 1/2 cups frozen peas thawed 1 […]


Review: Chickpea Walnut Patties

Chickpea Walnut Patties

Adriana of  Vegan Magic has come up with a really tasty burger that is so simple to make. We really enjoyed these tonight for dinner. They had a nice spiciness, lots of flavor, and a nice crunch from the walnuts.  We enjoyed them as patties, but they’d be great on a bun. or rolled into […]


Review: Black-eyed beans and roasted beetroots salad

Black-eyed beans and roasted beetroots salad

We recently found the recipe on a blog that specializes in original Greek recipes. The recipe is a really delicious and colorful salad. After enjoying it for lunch, we added some chopped walnuts to the salad which also really tasted nice and added some crunch to the salad. We did change the cooking method however. […]


Review: Black-eyed Pea and Barley Stew

Black-eyed Pea and Barley Stew

We woke to a white world blanketed in snow this morning. This was a perfect meal to enjoy on such a day, in fact on any day as it is truly delicious, hearty and filling. Cathy of the what would cathy eat? blog has an interesting story to tell and many good recipes to share. […]


Review: Parsnip and Blackeyed Bean Soup

Parsnip and Blackeyed Bean Soup

We made this delicious soup last week, honoring the Southern tradition of having black-eyed peas (beans) on New Year’s Day. This is a delicious and nutritious soup and we will be having it more often throughout the winter months. The soup has many great vegetables: parsnips, carrots, leafy greens, onions as well as the black-eyed […]


Review: Rosemary Marinated Puy Lentil and Sweet Pepper Salad

Rosemary Marinated Puy Lentil and Sweet Pepper Salad

A nice lentil salad is a great way to add protein and make a lighter meal more hearty. We made this tasty salad that we found at the Maple Spice blog. We doubled the amount so there was enough for the two of us. I made it the day before so that it could marinate […]


Crunchy Pea Salad with Balsamic Dressing

Crunchy Pea Salad with Balsamic Dressing

We really enjoyed this tasty salad tonight. We used fresh peas from our garden to make this nice salad. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 16 ounce green peas, fresh or frozen 1/2 cup almonds, chopped or sliced 3-4 spring onions, white and green parts sliced 1/2 cup soy cheese, crumbled 1/2 cup soyannaise 2 tablespoons balsamic […]


Pea Burgers with Apple Chutney

Pea Burgers with Apple Chutney

We really enjoyed these for our lunch today. They taste especially nice with the apple chutney. Yield: 8-9 burgers Ingredients: for the pea burgers: 2 cups fresh peas, blanched 3 spring onions, white and green parts sliced 10-12 fresh mint leaves 2 medium small potatoes, peeled and cooked 2 egg replacements 1/4 cup dried bread […]


Review: Orange Couscous Curry

Orange Couscous Curry

We really enjoyed this delicious recipe from Susan at at FatFree Vegan. This is an amazing recipe that is good as a main dish, a side dish or as we enjoyed, a salad. Since we wanted to enjoy it as a salad, I held out the carrots, peas and zucchini until after the couscous was […]


Vegan Mac & Cheese with Broccoli and Peas

Vegan Mac & Cheese with Broccoli and Peas

This was a very tasty dinner we enjoyed last night. It uses one of my favorite vegan cheese recipes which is non-soy, non-nut, and gluten free. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 1/2 lb. pasta, such as spirals, bow-ties, macaroni 1 large head broccoli, chopped 1 cup frozen peas 1 cup breadcrumbs-optional for the vegan cheese sauce: […]


Review: Spicy Chickpea Crackers

Spicy Chickpea Crackers

Weather you have a party this weekend or you are watching the 2012 UEFA European Football Championship with some friends, these vegan and gluten-free crackers from Beth on tasty-yummies.com are a real winner and guaranteed to disappear quickly. These spicy chickpea crackers are really yummy and next time we’ll make a double batch. They’re easy […]