Vegan Recipe: Black Lentil Vinaigrette Dressing

INGREDIENTS
  • 1/2 Cup Uncooked Black Lentils, Rinsed
  • 3 Cups Water
  • 1 Tablespoon Fresh Garlic, Minced
  • 2 Tablespoons Shallot, Peeled and Chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons Stone Ground Mustard
  • 4 Fluid Ounces Sherry Vinegar
  • 1/4 Cup Fresh Parsley, Chopped
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 12 Fluid Ounces Olive Oil
INSTRUCTIONS
  • In a heavy bottom pot add lentils, garlic and water. Bring to a boil and quickly lowe to simmer.
  • Cook approximately 50 minutes, until lentils become tender.
  • Remove from heat and allow mixture to completely cool. Set aside.
  • While lentil mixture is cooling, prepare the dressing.
  • In a food processor., add shallots, mustard, vinegar, salt and pepper.
  • Puree dressing mixture for 30 seconds.
  • With motor running, add oil in a quick, steady stream. Add parsely.
  • Remove dressing from processor, and combine with lentils. Mix well.

Vegan Recipe: Coconut Granola

INGREDIENTS
  • 3 Cups Rolled Oats
  • 1/4 Cup Whole Wheat Flour
  • 3/4 Cup Coconut Flakes
  • 3/4 Cup Sliced or Chopped Toasted Almonds
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1/2 Cup Maple Syrup
  • 1/2 Cup Safflower or Sunflower Oil
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla
INSTRUCTIONS
  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.
  • Mix Oats, Flour, Coconut, Cinnamon, and Almonds, in a medium size bowl.
  • Mix Maple Syrup, Oil and Vanilla in a separate bowl.
  • Combine Syrup Mixture with Oat Mixture. Stir until evenly coated.
  • Pour mixture onto oiled baking sheet. Spread oil to cover evenly.
  • Bake for 30 minutes. Stir, and bake another 20 to 30 minutes until golden brown.
  • Remove from oven. Allow to cool before storing.
  • Placed granola in a storage container. Refrigerate.
  • Makes about 8 servings.

Frugal Kitchen: How To Revive Wilted Vegetables

A Simple Method To Restore The Crunch In Veggies

Works on carrots, leafy greens, celery. You can also store wilted vegetables in a water-filled container in the refrigerator.

Information from a Canadian source, about saving money, while helping the environment, by reducing food waste.

Food Waste In The United States

PBS NewsHour 8/31/19 video, discusses the affects of food waste on climate change, and how we can practice food waste prevention.


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