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    BROCCOLI ARANCINI
    makes 4 servings
    1 cup leftover brown rice
    1/2 cup steamed broccoli, minced
    1/2 cup cooked green lentils
    1 tablespoon nutritional yeast
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1/2 teaspoon black pepper
    1/2 teaspoon red chili flakes
    1/2 cup bread crumbs
    2-3 cups safflower or canola oil, for frying
    1 cup tomato sauce (recipe below)

    In a mixing bowl combine the brown rice, broccoli, lentils, nutritional yeast, salt, pepper, and chili flakes.
    Stir well to combine. The rice should be sticky enough that when you form the mixture together it holds in your hand. If it doesn’t, then use a fork to mash the ingredients together until they’ll stick when formed into a ball.
    Pour the bread crumbs into a shallow bowl.
    Form into tight balls (about 3 tablespoons in size), and coat in a layer of breadcrumbs. Set aside on a plate, and complete with the rest of the rice balls.
    Warm oil in a skillet or dutch oven on medium-high heat. Test the heat of the oil by dropping a single rice grain into the oil. If it bubbles it is hot enough. Double line a large plate with 2 sheets of paper towel to catch excess oil after frying.
    Fry the rice balls on each side, for about 5-6 minutes total. They should be golden brown on all sides.
    Transfer the fried arancini to the lined plate, and allow to cool for about 5 minutes before serving.
    Serve over tomato sauce.

    TOMATO SAUCE
    1 25-oz can crushed tomatoes or tomato sauce
    2 cloves of garlic, minced
    2 teaspoons fennel seeds
    1 teaspoon black pepper
    1 teaspoon red chili flakes
    1 teaspoon dried thyme
    1 teaspoon dried basil
    1 tablespoon nutritional yeast
    1 teaspoon sugar (optional)

    Place all of the ingredients into a sauce pan on medium heat, and simmer for 20 minutes with lid ajar.
    Remove from heat and season to taste with salt. Serve with arancini, pasta, etc…

    BLACK BEAN HUMMUS
    makes 4 servings
    1½ cups cooked black beans, or 1 15 oz can, drained and rinsed
    1 garlic clove, minced
    1 tsp cumin powder
    ½-1 tsp salt
    3 tbsp tahini
    1 tbsp lemon juice
    2-4 tbsp water or bean cooking liquid
    ½ tsp cayenne pepper

    Place all ingredients in a food processor. Blend until very smooth and creamy. Serve with chips, pita, or raw sliced veggies (carrots, beets, cucumber, zucchini, broccoli, etc…)

    KALE MANGO SALAD
    makes 2-4 servings
    1 bunch kale, stemmed, washed, and finely chopped
    1/2 cup cumin lime vinaigrette (recipe here: )
    1 cup roasted sweet potatoes
    1 cup cooked green lentils or black beans
    1 ripe mango, diced
    1/4 cup toasted pumpkin seeds (optional, if they fit within your budget)

    Place the chopped kale into a large mixing bowl. Pour the dressing over the kale, and use your hands to massage it into the kale until it is tender, about 4 minutes.
    Add the sweet potatoes, lentils, mango, and seeds, and toss well.
    Serve as an entree salad or side salad for any of these other recipes.

    1. I tried the black bean, sweet potatoes soup first! Yummy! That sounds fun to cook meals ahead and ready to eat.♌I will do that!

    2. Wow! that tomato sauce is the hottest sauce I have ever eaten!😁 I usually do not put red pepper flakes in sauce but I gave it a try and it really wakes you up but I think I will not always use red pepper flakes,name they necessary?

    3. Yum! Kale mango salad is something we used to make in my housing co-op in Santa Barbara. “Eat The Kale” was a big motto in oir kitchen. 😛🌳

  2. Thank you so much, used to buying for two now I need to get used to cooking for one!!! This definitely helps me cut down on extra buying!!! Thank you so much!!!

  3. I know I’m watching all your old videos right now, but I just discovered your channel today and you’ve quickly become my favorite vegan vlogger! Getting so many great ideas! I’m a picky eater but seeing all these recipes has my mouth watering. Thank you for all your wisdom!

  4. I hope your break is going well for you, you deserve it! When you come back, however far away that time is, please make more of these videos! They’re my favorite! <3 Feel better, lovely!

  5. love your channel! ps: leave the skins on the carrots, they hold an abundance of nutrition!.. wait.. did i learn that from you from one of your other videos i can’t remember…

  6. The red lentil soup is hands down one of my favorite recipes of all time! It’s healthy, flavorful, inexpensive and so easy. I make it all the time and it’s especially awesome to make ahead and take to work. Thank you for sharing!

  7. Hey Jen’e i save all of your videos especially when u cook the beans is my fav becaues i know what iam doing in the kitchen video on stove cause i mess up by over cooking my beans on the stove cooking i need u on all recipes that u make so no what doing and your in the kitchen withme yahh PS: your fan Vegan

  8. Hi Jen’e l will b looking for any bean recipes on the stove that u be cooking hopefully case love beans and hope u do vegan tamales with homemade chees from cratch your fan

  9. I’m transitioning to vegan. I’ve been mulling over the idea for a while. Your videos are a godsend!

  10. I just finish eating the black bean soup and OMG it was sooooo good! My family loved it especially with the chips…I made it without tweeking anything YUMMM

  11. Literally 0.6% down votes, that’s the lowest percentage I’ve seen with this many views…..moral of story, people like it!

  12. ive come back to this red lentil soup time and time again in the past two years since you posted this video. thank you!! xoxo

  13. thank you.i love your vids,& easy going stress free approach ,& the fact that you make everything easily from scratch & don’t use processed foods or fake meats as a base for your meals .even though you mentioned them as a help for transitioning into a vegan diet which is helpful in the early stages..etc.one question.just curious…do.you make any meals with pasta or breads?

  14. I made your red beans/rice last night. I didn’t have all Ingredients but tweaked it. Your channel is so great!

  15. Wondering how did you make the black bean meals with only a 16 oz bag. Am I missing something? Because the recipe says 4 1/2 cups

  16. I’ve been binge watching your videos this week, what did you sprinkle on the sweet potatoes after tossing with oil? Nutritional yeast , salt, or some seasoning? Loving your videos btw =)

  17. Please make a video on all the spices that you have and what you use them for. I just love spices and that would be so helpful! You’re amazing!

  18. You make everything look so delish! it’s really inspiring because I am just starting veganism and need all the help I can get.

  19. Thank you for another great video! You gave me some good recipes to try, as well as inspired me to try budgeting my food better!

  20. I’m so happy that I have all these ingredients. Im not feeling well and now I won’t have to send anyone to the store for me.

  21. I’m so glad I have found your channel 😊! I have been a vegetarian on and off now for about five years and managed to lose 100lbs with many more to go! I’m in a total rut relying on mock meat and prepared foods like Amy’s meals. You make me want to cook again and really go for it health wise! Thanks so much 😊❤️!

  22. Oh my goodness! So pretty and so pleasant to watch and listen to. Great tips great recipes.❤️

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