Vegan Recipes

Lentil Burgers

Makes 8 burgers

1 cup dry lentils, rinsed
2½ cup water
½ teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon oil
½ medium onion, diced
1 medium carrot, diced
½ teaspoon pepper
½ teaspoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon soy sauce
½ cup rolled oats, finely ground
½ cup bread crumbs, one slice of wheat bread
½ cup cornmeal

Place the lentils, water and salt in saucepan, bring to a boil while stiring, lower heat, cover and simmer
for 50 minutes. Drain.

Sauté the onion and carrot in oil until soft, about 5 minutes.

Mix the lentils, onion, carrot, pepper and soy sauce in a large bowl. Mix in the oats, bread crumbs and
corn meal.

While still warm, form the lentil mixture into patties. These can be frozen, refrigerated (for up to 5 days)
or cooked immediately. May be frozen after cooking too.

Cooking (2 possibilities)

  1. In a frying pan, heat a bit of oil, place as many burgers as will fit into the pan and fry for 1-2 minutes.
    Flip the burgers and repeat.

or

  1. In a 400° F (200° C) oven, bake the burgers on a greased baking sheet until light brown, about 15 minutes.

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Makes 40 cookies

½ cup packed brown sugar
½ cup white sugar
2 cups unsweetened applesause
3 tables olive or canola oil
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 cup wheat flour
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1 teaspoon ground allspice
2 cups rolled oats
1½ cups raisins
½ cup chopped walnuts or ½ cup raisins
  1. Preheat oven to 350° F (175° C). Grease a cookie sheet or use parchment paper.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together the brown sugar, white sugar, applesauce, oil and vanilla.
  3. In a small bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, cloves and allspice.
    Mix into the applesauce mixture.
  4. Add the rolled oats, raisins and chopped nuts. Stir until combined.
  5. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto the prepared cookie sheet. Flatten if desired. Bake 18-20 minutes.
  6. May be frozen.

Whole Wheat Bread

Makes 2 loaves

¼ cup warm water
1 teaspoon white sugar
1 tablespoon active dry yeast
1½ cups soy milk
1 cup hot water
3 tablespoons olive or canola oil
½ cup rolled oats
¼ cup molasses or honey
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)
2 cups bread flour
2 cups whole-wheat flour
2 cups all-purpose flour

Combine ¼ cup warm water with the sugar and yeast in a small bowl and set aside until foamy, about 10 minutes.
May be placed in a slightly warm oven if the indoor temperature is cool.

In a mixing bowl, combine 1½ cup milk, 1 cup hot water, oil, molasses/honey and salt. Mix in the yeast and oatmeal.
Add 2 cups of bread flour and 1 cup of whole-wheat flour. Mix until well combined. Add the rest of the flour. Stir with a
spoon until well combined. Turn onto a lightly floured counter and knead until smooth, about 5 minutes, adding flour a little
at a time if sticky. Put into an oiled or sprayed bowl, turn once to coat the top, then cover and set aside to rise until doubled
in bulk, about 1¼ hours. May be placed in a slightly warm oven if the indoor temperature is cool.

Push the dough down, then turn it out and divide it in two. Form two loaves and set them in oiled or sprayed
bread pans. Cover again and let rise until the dough has risen to the top of the pan, about 40 minutes.
May be placed in a slightly warm oven if the indoor temperature is cool.

Remove the covering, set the oven to 325° F (160° C) and bake for 35 minutes or until well browned.

Remove loaves from pans, place on rack to cool and brush the tops with your favorite bread spread.

May be frozen.

Spaghetti

Makes 8 servings

1 lb spaghetti
2 24 oz jars of pasta sauce
2 28 oz cans of vegetarian baked beans
1 13.5 oz can of mushroom stems and pieces

Cook spaghetti according to package directions.

Heat remaining ingredients.

Peanut Raison Bird Cake

Makes 1 cake

2 cups shelled, unsalted peanuts
2 tablespoons corn meal
½ cup raisons

Process peanuts and corn meal in food processor until smooth.

Add raisons and process until the mixture clumps.

Place in mold. (a plastic suet package can be used)

Freeze

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