Do you love black lentils? If you don’t love them yet, this recipe will turn you into a fan! It’s so easy and healthy. Here you go, just a few steps the perfect recipe for a lentil salad that is not only yummy, but vegan, gluten free, allergen free, and cholesterol free! Continue reading Roasted Sweet Potatoes & Lentil Salad
Vegan recipes are not boring or flavorless, they just require a bit of creativity – and spice! Cumin, which originates in the Eastern Mediterranean and India, is a flavorful, healthy and easy-to-use spice that adds complexity to any vegan dish. You can find it in spice mixes, like curry, sofrito, garam masala, baharat, and many more, but plain ground cumin is tasty too.
Who can’t resist a bit of fried food now and then? A big weakness of mine was hash browns (nom nom!), but with a new healthy way of living, these guys had to go. Now while I don’t regularly eat these sweet potato patties, they are a healthier alternative to potato patties or hash browns. Sweet potatoes are more nutrient dense than regular potatoes and these are pan-fried and not deep fried. Not exactly guilt free (it’s still fried), but certainly less guilt!
Sweet Potato Hash Brown Patties
1 Cups Coarsely Grated Sweet Potatoes
1/4 Cup Breadcrumbs
1/4 Cup Finely Diced Onions
Salt & Pepper
Peel and grate your sweet potatoes. Lightly salt and let stand for 10 minutes while you finely dice 1/4 cup of onions. Drain excess water from the sweet potatoes and pat them dry. Add the onions, breadcrumbs, eggs and salt & pepper to the sweet potato shreds and stir. If you find there is still water, pat dry again or press and drain. Your mixture should be about the consistency of a hamburger – and should stand firm when made into a patty. Too wet? Add some breadcrumbs. Too dry? Maybe another egg. See the picture below – they should be about this texture.
Shape all of the patties and put them aside. Add the oil to a frying pan and heat. When the oil is hot, start cooking! Since these are healthier versions, they are NOT deep fried. Simply fry on each side until they’re browned.