Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Eat Your Veggies ya know that it's World Vegetarian Day? Don't know 'bout ya, but I love my veggies.

Now, I have nothing against eating meat, I happen to eat it myself. But, I tend to be picky about the meat that I do consume. It needs to be humanly raised (pasture raised).

I do however perter to eat a non animal protein meal, it's just tastier. I love salads, veggies, hummus, fruits, etc.

Here's two quick easy recipes for a vegan lunch. Enjoy!

Sweet Potato Cornbread

2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups cornmeal
1/2 cup sugar
7 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons salt
4 egg, beaten
3/4 cup milk
1/3 cup vegetable oil
2 2/3 cups mashed cooked sweet potatoes
In a large bowl, combine the first five ingredients. In a small bowl, combine the eggs, milk, oil and sweet potatoes. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Pour into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. x 2-in. baking pan.

Bake at 425 degrees F for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cut into squares. Serve warm

Kale with Spicy Peanut Dressing
Red Onions

Spicy Peanut Dressing
3 Cups Peanut Butter
9 tbsp Just like honey (honey works also)
3/4 Cup Soy Sauce
3/4 Cup Brown Rice Vinegar
3 tsp Minced garlic
2 tbsp Ginger
1 tsp Cayenne Pepper
1 tsp Salt
9 oz Hot Water

Blanch the Kale: Remove the Kale from the stems. Add a pinch of Salt to a pot of boiling water, then blanch the Kale. Remove the Kale from the boiling water and shock it in a container of ice water. Finally, squeeze the excess water out of the cooled Kale.

Spicy Peanut Dressing: Place all dressing ingredients into a blender and blend it until it comes to a smooth consistency.

Drizzle the dressing on top of the Kale and mix the two together. Garnish with chopped red onions and chopped peanuts.

Serve with iced tea

Bon Appetit!

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