RECIPE | Roasted Roots & Red Lentil Stew

This past weekend we made a trip to the farmers market to do a bit of produce shopping for the week. I was excited to see all of the great Fall produce available and Edith was excited to pick things out and to pay for them herself (with mama and dada’s $). She ended up choosing a small purple top turnip, a rutabaga, two parsnips and a handful of carrots among other things. Since I hadn’t really planned any meals around these roots I decided why not roast them up. I had some red lentils and veggie broth on hand as well and thought it might make a really great stew – spoiler it did! 

Roasted Roots & Red Lentil Stew
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Ingredients
  1. 1 small rutabaga
  2. 1 small turnip
  3. 1 large carrot
  4. 1 large parsnip
  5. 1-2 teaspoons olive oil
  6. 2 cups red lentils
  7. 6 cups vegetable broth or water
  8. 2 bay leaves
  9. 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  10. 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
Cashew Cream
  1. 3/4 cup filtered water
  2. 1.5 cups raw cashews
  3. 1-1.5 tablespoons lemon juice
  4. dash of salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375F.
  2. Toss the root veggies with the olive oil and a dash of salt and pepper. Spread on to a parchment lined sheet pan and bake for 45-60 minutes, until veggies are tender.
  3. Pour the red lentils and water into a large pot and bring to a boil; reduce heat, cover and cook for 15 minutes or until lentils are tender.
  4. Add the roasted roots to the lentils and then using an immersion blender give it a quick blend.
  5. For the cashew cream: Blend everything together in a food processor until smooth.
  6. Add a few dollops of cashew cream to the lentils to add some creaminess.
  7. Garnish with a dollop of cashew cream and a sprinkle of green onions or chives.
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This stew is great served up with rice, quinoa or just a big hunk of bread. We also served ours up with some steamed broccoli but you could pair it with a green salad or eat it on it’s own. Enjoy!

[RECIPE] Chickpea Scramble for One

[RECIPE] Chickpea Scramble for One | via @runwithtongs
I am for sure a savory breakfast person. I love scrambles, avocado toast, chickpea crepes, tofu rancheros, bagels…basically anything that falls on the savory spectrum. The thing is I don’t always love to have a tofu scramble so instead I have been swapping beans for tofu. In this recipe I used chickpeas because I think they just give a really great texture and give a good bulk to the scramble.
[RECIPE] Chickpea Scramble for One | via @runwithtongs

Chickpea Scramble for One
Just double, triple, ect. for more people

Ingredients:

1 teaspoon olive oil
1/2 of a small onion, diced
1/4 of a bell pepper, diced
3-4 mushrooms, sliced
3 stalks of kale, de-stemmed and shredded
1/2 cup chickpeas, drained and rinsed, mashed a bit with the back of a fork
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder or 1 clove of garlic
1/4 teaspoon thyme
1/4 teaspoon oregano
1/2 tablespoon nutritional yeast
1/2 tablespoon coconut aminos or reduce sodium soy/tamari/shoyu
black pepper to taste

Directions:
Heat the oil in a medium pan over medium-high heat. Add the onions and cook for 3-4 minutes and then add the peppers and mushrooms; saute for 3-4 minutes. Add the kale, chickpea and spices; stir to combine. Add in the coconut aminos and black pepper and cook until all veggies are tender.
Serve with avocado!

[RECIPE] Chickpea Scramble for One | via @runwithtongs

So simple and so delicious! [RECIPE] Chickpea Scramble for One | via @runwithtongs

Are you a savory or a sweet breakfast person?