Meatless Monday Inspiration

I agree with Michael Pollan's quote….

"Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants."

If plant based meals are a little out of your comfort zone than the Meatless Monday movement might be up your alley.

Here is a little plant based recipe inspiration for you. This one is husband and toddler approved.

Cauliflower, sweet potato and lentils are some super nutrients dense whole foods that make this recipe healthy and delicious.

Ingredients:

  • Cauliflower
  • 4 medium sized sweet potatoes
  • Approx 2 cups of lentils
  • 1 carrot {grated or I used a veg peeler to get them into thin pieces}
  • Handful of almonds
  • 1 Tbsp curry spice mix
  • Clove of garlic
  • 1/3 cup Almond milk {or other milk or milk substitute}
  • Sea salt + black pepper to taste

Method:

  1. Rinse lentils and then cover with cold water in a large pot. Bring to a boil before reducing the heat and allowing to simmer/cook for about 15 minutes or until lentils are tender.
  2. Peel and chop your sweet potatoes and then add to some water and like the lentils, bring to a boil then reduce, simmer and cook until tender {about 12-15 minutes depending on the size of your chunks}.
  3. And one more pot! Rinse and chop your cauliflower and then add to a large pot. Cover with some water bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer until cauliflower pieces are tender.
  4. Chop garlic, grate/slice carrots and lightly toast almonds while everything is cooking.
  5. When sweet potatoes and lentils are done. Drain and then add to your serving pan {I prefer ceramic} with the curry spice mix, and a dash of sea salt and black pepper. I used a little hand masher to mix it up a bit but if you want a smooth texture then use a hand blender or a blender/food processor.
  6. Next I layered the carrot on top of the lentils/sweet potato.
  7. When the cauliflower is done cooking, strain and then again using a hand masher/hand blender or blender add your almond milk, clove of garlic and a bit of sea salt and black pepper.
  8. Layer the cauliflower mash on top of the lentil/sweet potato and carrots then sprinkle some of the toasted almonds on top.

Add a salad and this makes a fabulous dinner. It made enough for leftovers too. Always a bonus.

So yes, I'm back in the kitchen and starting to ease my way back into some passion projects while I am on my mat leave. If there is anything in particular you want me to talk about, let me know!

Coming soon… our second home birth experience as well I am finally going to spill the beans about my essential oil obsession and how you can use these natural healing oils to help you and your family!

Much love my friend, have a great day!