I am a vegan wife and mother to a meat eating family. I will share with you recipes I have tested and changes I am making to encourage my family to lean into a vegan diet.

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Snobby Joes

Isa Chandra author of Veganomicon has the most amazing recipes.  I highly recommend her cookbook.  Recently I tried a recipe from her book called…

Snobby Joes

This is those sloppy joes we loved as a child, but made with lentils.  She says Snobby Joe thinks he’s better than all the other Joes because he doesn’t have any meat.

What you need:

1 cup uncooked lentils

4 cups water

1 T olive oil

1 medium-size yellow onion, cut into small dice

1 green bell pepper, seeded and cut into small dice

2 cloves garlic, minced

3 Tbsp chile powder

2 tsp dried oregano

1 tsp salt

1 (8-ounce) can tomato sauce

1/4 cup tomato paste

3 Tbsp maple syrup

1 Tbsp prepared yellow mustard

4-6 kaiser rolls or sesame buns, sliced in half…or if your dog jumped up and grabbed the buns off the table and ate them today while you were at work, then you can just use wheat bread like I did!

What to do:

Pour the lentils and water into a small saucepan.  Cover and bring to a boil.  Once boiling, turn down and simmer for 20 minutes. Drain and set aside.

About 10 minutes before the lentils are done, preheat a medium-size saucepan over medium heat.  Sauté the onion and pepper in the oil for about 7 minutes, until softened.  Add the garlic and sauté for a minute more.

Stir in the cooked lentils, chile powder, oregano, and salt.  Add the tomato sauce and tomato paste.  Cook for about 10 minutes.  Add the maple syrup and mustard and heat through.

Turn off the heat and let the pot sit for about 10 minutes so the flavors can meld, or eat immediately if you can’t wait.  These are great served open-faced.

I thought these sounded good with…

I love me some sweet potato fries!  These are easy to make, but it really is easier just to rip open a bag and some days easier is better.

Dinner is served!

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