I thought this nut-crusted lentil loaf is appropriate for the holidays. Since I celebrate Easter I thought what could be better than a hearty loaf.
This lentil loaf was inspired in part by an African lentil soup recipe. So I thought why not incorporate those flavors. Of course, the health benefits of lentils are incredible and an important staple in a whole food plant-based lifestyle.
However, using just lentils wasn't exciting enough, so I added some black beans, mushrooms, and spinach. Those ingredients not only improve the nutritional balance of this dish but give it a little bit more flavor.
To add a "bite" and texture to the lentil loaf, I thought I would crust the loaf in nuts. I used assorted nuts in this case, but feel free to use your favorite ones.
For the sauce, I would recommend a red bell pepper sauce or a tomato olive sauce with a hint of heat. The sky is the limit as to what kind of sauce you chose.
In the end, I made a simple Marinara sauce using only garlic,...
Now that the last 14 Day Weight Loss Challenge is behind us, we focus on the next challenge right after Thanksgiving.
With the holiday season approaching us, the New Year is just around the corner. And if you’re not currently satisfied with your physique and your dietary lifestyle, maybe it’s time for a NEW YOU in 2021.
If you promised yourself, you would improve your diet and get in shape last New Year but didn’t see it through. It’s time to put that behind you and focus on the present with the next Eat Like a Vegan Chef Challenge.
A comprehensive program located in our membership community filled with recipes, cooking classes, a 4 season weight loss planner stuffed with weekly meal plans, and shopping lists that will help you improve your health and lets you lose weight for good.
But that's not all. Every week I am holding cooking...
Veganism has faced quite a lot of attacks since its inception. Many of these are supposedly true comments about it and its effects on the human body. However, as you will see, a majority of these comments aren’t facts; they are myths that need to be set right straight away. Here are some that I have come across in my time as a vegan.
Vegans can’t do without Supplements
Contrary to popular belief, the vegan diet contains all the necessary components of a healthy diet so long as the vegan eats the wide range of fruits, vegetables, pulses, seeds, and fortified foods.
Supplements can also be taken by both vegans and non-vegans, including VEG1. These supplements ensure that the user is getting all the nutrients they need. It must be noted, however, that these supplements are not a necessity.
Both vegans and non-vegans require fortified foods in their diets for them to lead a healthy life. Manufacturers of different foods also add supplements to the foods in order...