Kids love these. Add a little veggie cheese to appeal to the masses if you like.
2 cups instant brown rice, warmed and divided
1 can veggie chili or southwestern beans, warmed
2 cups salsa of choice
4 green onions, chopped
2 handfuls Corn Chips of choice
Layer everything in 2 large bowls and serve with corn chips or corn tortillas.
1 oz. box silken tofu – firm or extra firm
1/2 cup date pieces, agave, pure maple syrup, sugar or sweetener of choice
2 Tbsp cocoa powder
1 Tbsp instant coffee substitute powder such as roma or cafix (optional)
1/2 tsp vanilla
Handful of frozen or fresh berries (optional)
Blend all in a food processor or blender until creamy-smooth. Serve with berries if desired.
1 large onion, chopped
1 cup dried lentils, rinsed
2 large russet potatoes, peeled and chopped
1 cup any veggies you want: greens, cabbage, zucchini, mushrooms, etc
1 can lite coconut milk
1 cup water
1 can crushed or diced tomatoes or 2/3 fresh, chopped
2 Tbsp curry powder – Plus – to your taste
2” piece fresh ginger, grated
2 cloves fresh garlic, minced
2 tsp apple cider vinegar, optional
1 bay leaf
1 tsp turmeric
Jill Ovnik is a certified food educator and culinary instructor for The Cancer Project, a not-for profit organization based in Washington D.C., a Food For Life Instructor for www.PCRM.org and the founder of www.vegangal.com
Do you need a response to friends and family for this popular question?
“What about Protein??”
“Get your protein from the same place that some of the strongest animals in the world (elephants, giraffes, horses, hippos, gorillas, etc.) get theirs. From whole plants.”
“Actually plants have a lot more protein than most people think. Did you know that broccoli is 40% protein and that calorie for calorie, spinach has more protein than sirloin?”
“Like the gorilla, our closest relative in the wild, I get my protein from whole plant foods.”
“It’s virtually impossible not to get enough protein as long as you are eating calories, even the foods containing the least amount of protein have enough”
“Many cultures eat far less animal products and they also experience far less heart disease, cancer and diabetes.”
Did You Know... ?
One of the world's healthiest foods, Sweet potatoes are an excellent source of vitamin A (in the form of beta-carotene). They are also a very good source of vitamin C, manganese, copper, pantothenic acid and vitamin B6, potassium, dietary fiber, niacin, vitamin B1, vitamin B2 and phosphorus. They are naturally sweet and filling. For a no-thinking, on-the-run snack try dipping cold, cut baked sweet potato in some BBQ sauce and eat the skin too!