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
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