Showing posts from February, 2013

Slow Cooker Vegetarian Lentil Sloppy Joes ♥

Today's easy veg(etari)an recipe for the slow cooker: Sloppy joes made with lentils instead of ground beef. Beautifully seasoned with pantry ingredients. Just a little bit spicy, easy to make it even spicier. Low carb. Weight Watchers 1.5/3 points. Not just vegetarian but vegan and not just vegan, " Vegan Done Real ". ~recipe & photo updated 2014~ ~ more recently updated recipes ~ I l-o-v-e food blogs. If truth be told, I follow hundreds a few posts at a sit-down, really reading, stopping to appreciate the photos, the stories, the curiosity and the expertise, the response of the community and yes, the recipes too. Following my fellow local St. Louis food bloggers is especially cool. I've met many face-to-face so catching the inside bits about special ingredients, shopping finds, neighborhood doings, life changes, it's like the best jigsaw puzzle. Our St. Louis food blogger Facebook page is less puzzle, more dutiful reporting of recent recipes. Most slip

Kale Salad To-Go with Avocado & Apple ♥

Today's kale salad recipe: A salad that's perfect for an on-the-go healthy lifestyle. Make it ahead of time, then carry it along to work or outdoor activities. Low carb. Weight Watchers 1 or 2 point. Not just vegan, " Vegan Done Real ". My name is Alanna "Procrastinator" Kellogg. At least it should be. Last year, a reader (hi, Kathleen Houlihan!) forwarded a favorite recipe for a raw kale salad, one she knew I'd like. But even though the recipe did appeal, muchly! it took me a year, to the day, to make her salad. (Why? No good reason, did I mention that my name is Alanna "Procrastinator" Kellogg?) Back to the salad. When Kathleen googled recipes for massaged kale salads, she wrote, all seemed to use a separate dressing. In this one, she explained, "You squeeze lemon juice on the kale and then massage in avocado, that makes the dressing. Then you can add apple, nuts, etc. and let it all sit overnight to soften. Keeps a couple more days.