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Vegan Thursday: January 7th

January 8, 2010

Miss Katie proposed a Vegan Thursday challenge, so I was happy to jump on the ol’ Vegan day bandwagon!

Breakfast

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Protein oats (brown rice protein powder) with an experimental nut butter. 😉 I had bad lighting for breakfast- I was groggy and a little rushed!

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Vegan lunch was so perfect though… I made the same pizza from last night (YOU. HAVE. TO. TRY. THIS!!!) and enjoyed it with tea and Amy’s vegetable soup. I liked the shapes of the veggies but really disliked this soup. Ick!

Followed with vegan chocolate and later a big bowl of cereal with almond milk and rice protein powder for snack.

Dinner was the fun part: I made my parents a dal masala curry that came out so fantastic!

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SO. GOOOOOOD!

“Directions” (ish…)

  • Cook 1 c. lentils with 3 cups water, 1 tsp cumin, 1 tsp salt in a rice cooker for 30 minutes.
  • Meanwhile… heat a tsp of oil in a large Calphlon. Sautee a diced onion with the following:
  • Turmeric
  • Cumin
  • Red pepper flakes
  • Cayenne pepper
  • 3 Bay leaves
  • Fenugreek
  • Cinnamon
  • Cloves
  • Nutmeg
  • Ginger
  • Allspice
  • Coriander
  • Fennel
  • Anise seed
  • Black pepper
  • Add 2 cloves minced garlic and cook for another 3 minutes
  • Add 1 24 oz can stewed tomatoes (I like Fermano’s brand) and break up.
  • Add (!!!!) 1 dry habanero pepper and stir
  • Simmer, covered for 10 minutes then remove the habanero. Re-cover and continue simmering until lentils are done to al dente (about 10 more minutes)
  • Stir in lentils and chopped snap peas plus a handful of cilantro.
  • Heat covered for about 5 more minutes then SERVE

I love Indian food!!!! It’s so so much fun.

Here are the top 5 reasons I could cook this every day:

  1. It’s spicy and subtly sweet
  2. It’s nutritious and tasty and easily becomes vegan
  3. The ingredients are always on hand: dry lentils, canned tomatoes, spices, onion…
  4. It’s even better the next day
  5. IT’S SO MUCH FUN!!!

I think I’m going to make my own line of super authentic curry powders, a la Mae! 😉 (haha I was kidding about the authentic part…)

So both of my parents were happy vegans tonight and I have a yummy lunch ready for tomorrow. Please, next time you are in the bulk spice section buy an ounce of everything. Try your own combinations- curry is a delicious kitchen adventure!! 😀

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I was a sore girl today- yesterday’s workout was awesome! I even did 20 minutes of yoga before bed.

Yogis- I found a hot yoga studio in the city where I work… I was so excited when I realized I still have a predicament. I’m not supposed to be without my orthotics because I risk tearing my tendon again (I have fallen arches)… I called the yoga studio and they said shoes were absolutely not acceptable. Does this mean yoga practiced away from will never be a possibility?? 😦 Advice, please??

G’night all!

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. January 8, 2010 10:32 am

    I’m taking down your dahl recipe!! I need a good one, and yours *looks* stellar. Hopefully I’ll get off my lazy butt and make it soon 🙂

    • ohhmay permalink
      January 8, 2010 11:40 pm

      Let me know if you make it! I hope you like it!!! (It’s really not as expensive as it seems- I just buy an ounce or so of tons of spices then try different combinations. It usually comes to around $5 for 10 or more, which isn’t bad compared to buying ONE McCormick spice for $5!!) Mae

  2. January 9, 2010 1:57 am

    Yummers! Soup…oats, etc…you have all these creative ingredients that I have never even heard of …but nice for me to LOOK at anyway 🙂

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