Monday, October 03, 2011

Meatless Monday: 3 Recipes from Vegan Express by Nava Atlas

Meatless Monday is a nonprofit initiative of The Monday Campaigns. Their goal is to help reduce meat consumption by 15% to improve personal and planetary health.  Each week I share meatless recipes I've tried from cookbooks and online.  You can see past Meatless Monday posts by clicking here.

I recently checked Vegan Express by Nava Atlas out from my local library, and have been trying out some of the recipes.

 Stewed Lentils with Soy Sausage + Fingerling Fries

We had this last night.  Yum, yum.  I couldn't find canned lentils, which is what the recipe called for, so I just made a quick batch myself. For some reason, mine wasn't very stew-like, but it was very delicious, and the fingerling fries were super easy to make.  We'll definitely be having this again.

 Pasta "Carbonara" with Broccoli

I've made this twice in two weeks.  How can you go wrong with broccoli and pasta?  I made a few changes to the recipe. Instead of 3 or 4 garlic cloves, I used 10, and I added some lemon juice.  Also, once I combined the pasta, broccoli, and tempeh bacon together at the end, I threw it back in the pan and sauteed it with some more olive oil for extra yumminess.

These recipes aren't available online, but you can see other recipes by Nava Atlas on her website,

What yummy meatless dishes did you make last week, or do you want to make this week?

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  1. These look delish! I wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed your podcast interview with Goddess Leonie today. Your blog and efforts are fabulous!

    Oh, and I made a cheese tortellini soup this week that was killer. Not quite vegan but really good vegetarian dish for fall.

    Thanks for all the inspiration!

  2. Indeed, you can't go wrong with broccoli and pasta or broccoli and rice. My favorites!

  3. Julee ~ Thanks for listening to the interview. I'm so glad you enjoyed it (:

    I love tortellini soup. Definitely a good fall and winter dish.

    Rubye ~ Yup, broccoli, lemon, garlic and pasta are always yummy!


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