31. Hearty Lentil Soup

๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‚ The final day of Blogtober is here! I have really enjoyed coming up with these recipes and being disciplined enough to get them ready each day. Today’s meal is great for lunch or dinner and will fill you full of goodness whilst keeping you warm from Autumn through to winter.

What you will need (serves 2):
– 2 medium potatoes chopped
– 2 carrots sliced
– a handful of shredded kale
– 2 diced tomatoes
– 1 tin of green lentils in water
– 1/2 cube veggie stock
– 1 tsp garlic powder
– 1.5 tsp smoked paprika
– 1 tsp Cajun spice
– 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
– salt and pepper to taste

Step 1
Add all of the veggies to a pan in some shallow water on a medium heat along with the spices. Leave to simmer for 5 minutes.

Step 2
Pour in 750ml water and add the veggie stock. Season with salt and pepper. Leave for 15 minutes with the lid on.

Step 3
Add the nutritional yeast and the green lentils. Let this cook for 2-3 minutes then season to taste.

Nutritional spotlight-
* If youโ€™re like me and you like to know whatโ€™s in your food, you will be happy to know that this bowl of deliciousness is a healthy one.
* Rewired isnโ€™t going to count the calories in it for you as there are not enough to be worried about.
* The ingredients in this meal have many health benefits and I will list just a few:
โ€“ Tomatoes are packed with vitamins. They are great for your skin, your heart and your eyes. They also help to repair damaged cells from smoking so put your cigarette out and eat some tomatoes.
Potatoes are awesome. They contain lots of vitamin b6 which is great for athletic performance, helps with brain cell and nervous system activity and is actually good for cardiovascular protection.
Green lentils are a great source of plant protein and iron. They are full of dietary fibre and B vitamins. Whoop!

Happy creating!

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25. Pho

๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‚ Blogtober day 25 brings you a warming, aromatic Vietnamese-style bowl of goodness. It’s not the traditional pho but it’s my take on this delicious meal. It’s really easy to make and I swear it’s the ‘chicken soup’ of the vegetarian/vegan world as it makes you feel so good afterwards ๐Ÿ˜Š

What you will need (serves 2):
– a handful of mushrooms sliced
– 1 carrot peeled and chopped
– broccolini (or any other green, kale is nice in this too)
– 1 handful of baby corn optional
– 2 spring onions sliced
– 1 chilli pepper sliced
– 1-2 tsp sesame oil
– 2 tbsp soy sauce
– 1/2 cube veggie stock
– 1tsp ginger
– 1/2 tsp cinnamon optional
– black pepper to season
– 1 lime or 1/2 lemon
– rice noodles
– coriander to garnish

Step 1
Add the veggies (apart from the chilli and spring onions) to a pan on a medium heat and add the sesame oil. Add the spices and stir for a few minutes until the mushrooms are soft.

Step 2
Boil 750ml water and crumble in the veggie stock to make a broth. Pour this into the pan of veggies, squeeze in the juice of you lime/lemon and add the chilli. Season with black pepper. Leaveย this to simmer with the lid on for about 10 minutes.

Step 3
Add the rice noodles and spring onions. These only take a couple of minutes to cook through. Transfer to bowls and serve with lots of fresh coriander – delicious! ๐Ÿ˜

Nutritional spotlight-
* If youโ€™re like me and you like to know whatโ€™s in your food, you will be happy to know that pho is a healthy!
* Rewired isnโ€™t going to count the calories in it for you as there are not enough to be worried about.
* The ingredients in this noodle soup have many health benefits and I will list just a few:
Carrots are a source of beta-carotene which is excellent for your heart and your eyes (it is sometimes used to treat age related macular degeneration).
Broccolini is one of the most wonderful vegetables around. If you want protein, calcium, zinc, iron, omega 3 fats, magnesium, potassium, vitamins A,B,C,E and K amongst many other nutrients, broccoli is your best bet.
Lime/lemon juice adds so much flavour to this meal and also helps to keep you in top shape. Itโ€™s great for skin, hair and nails as well as digestive, respiratory and ophthalmic health.

Happy creating!

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23. Potato Wedges & Creamy Paprika Dipping Sauce

๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‚ Blogtober day 23. Sometimes you just want something easy to make and tasty to eat. These tatties are great as a main meal or share between 2 as a snack. The sauce is optional but I love it. You don’t need mushrooms, I just can’t bare mono meals – I like a bit of variety!

What you will need:
For the wedges
– 1 large potato
– 1 large sweet potato
– salt to season
For the sauce
– 1 tsp miso paste
– 2 tsp soy sauce
– 3 tbsp nutritional yeast
– 100ml rice milk
– 1 tsp garlic powder
– 1 tsp smoked paprika
– black pepper to taste
– mushrooms optional

Step 1
Chop the potatoes into thick wedges and boil for 8-10 minutes. Pop them under the grill at 200c for another 15 minutes, Season with salt and turn them over half way too cook evenly. No oil necessary ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

Step 2
When you are waiting for your potatoes, make your sauce. Pop all of your ingredients into a pan on a medium heat and let it simmer down until you get a creamy consistency. Season with pepper.

Easy peasy and really filling ๐Ÿ˜Š

Nutritional spotlight-
* If youโ€™re like me and you like to know whatโ€™s in your food, you will be happy to know that this plate is a healthy one.
* Rewired isnโ€™t going to count the calories in it for you as there are not enough to be worried about.
* The ingredients in this meal have many health benefits and I will list just a few:
Nutritional yeast is a godsend for vegans. It contains vitamin B12 which is vital as you canโ€™t get it anywhere else other than meat or through shots at the doctors. It is antibacterial, antiviral and also boosts your immune system.
Miso is a paste made of soy beans, sea salt and koji. This mixture is left to ferment for either a few months up to a few years. It is a source of protein and is also a probiotic, helping to restore your digestive health and eliminate toxins from the body.
Potatoes are awesome. They contain lots of vitamin b6 which is great for athletic performance, helps with brain cell and nervous system activity and is actually good for cardiovascular protection.

Happy creating!

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21. Cous Cous

๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‚ Blogtober day 21 is happening right now. This is a really quick and easy lunch to put together, you can even make it the night before and take it to work or school as a packed lunch ๐Ÿ˜Ž

What you will need (per person):
– 100g Cous Cous
– 160ml water
– 1/4 cube of veggie stock
– ground Italian herb mix
– the juice of 1/2 a lemon
– fresh basil to garnish (optional)
– 1 pitta
– 1 tbsp hummus
– veggies of your choice (also optional but will definitely liven up your plate)

Step 1
Boil the kettle and measure out 160ml of water. Add to a pan with the cous cous on a medium heat. Crumble the veggie stock in and squeeze in your lemon juice.

Step 2
After one minute, turn the heat down to low until all of the liquid has been soaked up. Then, turn off the hob and stir in the herbs. Cover the pan and leave for 10 minutes.

Step 3
Serve your cous cous with some pitta and hummus – delicious. I always add a good few veggies for added colour and taste ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป๐ŸŒฟ

Nutritional spotlight-
* If youโ€™re like me and you like to know whatโ€™s in your food, you will be happy to know this lunch is a healthy one.
* Rewired isnโ€™t going to count the calories in it for you as there are not enough to be worried about.
* The ingredients in this meal have many health benefits and I will list just a few:
Cous cous is a great source of vegetarian protein. It is high in fibre and rich in vitamins.
Chickpeas in hummus are fantastic for iron metabolism and red blood cell production. They also help with heart, muscle and immune function.
Basil is an excellent antibacterial herb. It is also anti inflammatory so can ease the pain of arthritis and gastrointestinal conditions.

Happy creating!
Rewired ๐Ÿ’•๐ŸŒฟ

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