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

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

Vegan Boston Baked Beans

These beans, being vegan, won’t have the richness of Boston Baked Beans made with salt pork, but that doesn’t keep them from being completely delicious. The additions of salt throughout the instructions contribute to a thoroughly-cooked bean; if you are strictly no-salt, the beans will take much longer to cook.

For an easier version, check out my Chili-Peach Baked Beans Read more