Wednesday, January 07, 2015

Vegan Lentil & Vegetable Chilli





I just threw this together after college with things that I thought would taste nice and it turns out they tasted incredible! 

This dish contains courgettes and lentils which I have become obsessed with lately, lentils are a staple for a vegan diet and courgettes because they don't really taste of anything so whatever flavour you add them to blends in. So I have listed some health facts below to let you know why I'm obsessed not just with the flavour.

Lentils are a great source of protein to vegans along with the added bonus of vitamins A, C, D, B6, B12 as well as iron and magnesium.
Courgettes are great because they contain antioxidants that slow down the aging process and help the reconstruction of brain cells, prevention of multiple sclerosis and prevention of lung and colon cancer! Studies have shown that the vitamin E and omega 3 fatty acids content of courgettes help stimulate the body into absorbing fat soluble antioxidants - improving memory! 

You can serve this scrumptious meal with rice, bread, as potato filling, or whatever you fancy!




Serves 2:

Ingredients:

  • Half a courgette - sliced
  • 1 Teaspoon of olive oil
  • 1 White Onion - chopped
  • 2 Garlic cloves - crushed
  • 1 Quarter of a Carton/Tin of Chopped Tomatoes
  • A Pinch of dry Basil
  • A Sprinkle of Paprika
  • A Pinch of Oregano
  • 1 Can of Brown Lentils 
Method:
  • Put the olive oil in the wok and add the courgette, onion and garlic
  • Cook for 5 minutes 
  • Then add the lentils, Chopped tomatoes and all of your spices
  • Cook for 20 minutes stirring occasionally

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