Before I start in on my post for today I really want to thank everyone who gave such positive feedback when I posted my blog to Facebook yesterday. It’s something that I’ve wanted to do for a while but have been hesitant. I’m sure many of you have been in a situation where you’re proud of something but don’t know how other people would react. But nothing made me happier than checking my blog stats last night and seeing Vegan Collegiate had received 183 views! Thank you again and again, and please keep coming back!
Now back to the food. One of my favorite vegan blogs, Urban Vegan, has started a weekly piece called Use it Up Tuesday. Basically it means go into your pantry, refrigerator etc and find old ingredients you need to get rid of. Seeing as my food box is stuffed with a random assortment of things I have neglected to use, I thought this would be a perfect addition to my own blog. So here is my first use it up Tuesday!
I always need something quick, especially if I’m going to make something for lunch during the week. So I found some red lentils hiding in the bottom of my box, along with frozen peas and Trader Joe’s Peanut Satay sauce I made a quick lentil dish that was low cal, fast and delicious…
1/4 cup red lentils
3/4 cup vegetable stock
1/4 cup frozen peas
1.5 tablespoons Peanut satay sauce (feel free to make on from scratch)
Salt and pepper to taste
1. Combine lentils and stock in a pot, along with salt and pepper, and put on medium/high heat. Make sure pot is covered.
2. Let lentils simmer for about 7 minutes then add peas and satay sauce.
3. Let cook for another minute or so until lentils have absorbed most of the liquid. I prefer my lentils al dente but let yours cook to your preferred softness.
See? So fast and easy.
Note: This would be easily made into a full meal if more vegetables were added, just increase stock and satay sauce. I think anything would taste great in here: carrots, potatoes, celery, etc.
Get ready for a guest post coming in the near future!