Category Archives: Beans/Legumes

Meatless Loaf

“Eatloaf”, vegan meatloaf, or whatever you like to call these savory loaves, they really make a meal special. This recipe is based on Rip Esselstyn’s Engine 2 “Grandpa’s Eatloaf”. If you haven’t checked out his recipe books, now’s the time—they’re vegan, low fat, low sodium, and totally delicious.
Meatless Loaf
Makes 2 loaves
1 onion, diced
1 red bell … Read more

Vegan Pesto Pasta

This is a fast, easy, tasty, creamy, vegan dish. I make it for filling lunches and quickie dinners.

Pesto Pasta
2 portions

8 ounces whole wheat fettuccine or rigatoni noodles
PESTO
2 cups fresh basil
1/2 cup pine nuts, toasted (optional, increases fat)
4-6 large garlic cloves, minced
1 avocado
3 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
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Masoor Dal (Spiced Red Lentils)

Aromatic, filling, delicious—what’s not to like? This dal is great paired with a spinach saag and some flatbread.


Masoor Dal (Spiced Red Lentils)

2 tablespoons vegetable stock
1 cup finely chopped onion
2 ½ cups (10 ounces, about 1 medium) finely diced sweet potato
1 tablespoon minced ginger
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 Thai chili, or 1 large serrano chili,

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Lentil and Rice Loaf

Nuts are the only fat in this loaf. I like to make at least two and freeze the extras. Serve with mushroom gravy.

Lentil and Rice Loaf
Yield: one loaf

COOKED LENTILS
1-1/2 cups mushroom stock
1 cup brown lentils
2 teaspoons dried poultry seasoning
1-1/2 tablespoons dark miso
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder or granules… Read more

Engine 2 Chili Cheeze Fries

Ami Mackey, over at Engine 2 Diet, developed these Chili Cheeze Fries, and we’re having them for supper tonight … although I ended up just piling baked potatoes with the chili and cheeze and added some chopped tomatoes, green onions, and a few slices of avocado on top.

Oh. My. Goodness.

This recipe hits all my buttons for “comfort … Read more

Barbecue Baked Beans

Barbecue Baked Beans

2 medium carrots, diced
1 large onion, diced
3 large cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup water
1-1/4 cups plain tomato sauce
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup pure dark maple syrup
2 teaspoons liquid smoke
1/4 cup vegan Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
2 cans white beans, drained and … Read more