Monday, December 31, 2012

Vegan Crock Pot Meal - Lentil Chili-ish

This week is going to be very busy for us, between the New Year, working our normal schedules, still putting away Christmas stuff, and getting ready to have my future Mother In Law over for dinner on Tuesday... so I wanted to have a meal/snack ready for us whenever we got a bit hungry, but not wanting to ruin our healthy eating habits.  

A look in my pantry revealed that I had lentils, rice and sweet potatoes, and I managed to find celery, carrots, onion and two tomatoes - To the crock pot! 


1 cup green lentils, rinsed well 
1/2 cup brown rice (not instant) 
1 large sweet potato - cut to 1 inch pieces 
1 large onion - diced 
1 celery stalk - diced 
2 tomatoes - diced 
1 carrot - cut into 1 inch pieces 
1 tsp garlic powder 
1 tsp black pepper 
1/2 tsp rosemary 
dash cayenne pepper 
dash turmeric 
dash cumin 
1 tsp vegan condensed vegetable stock 
~3 cu water (more if you are not checking on it all day)

  1. Throw all ingredients into crock pot!
  2. I put mine on the high/4 hour setting, but I think it would be better cooked at 6 hours 
  3. Monitor the water level, lentils and rice suck up a lot!
Makes about 6 servings.  For being a 'throw together meal' this was fantastic!  Really good with crunchy garlic bread or croutons!  The sweet potato was an amazing addition!  

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