Super easy burritos!

 

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So just decided to get a bit creative… Didn’t have much in the fridge… Not much in the cupboard. I noticed I had a cucumber and half a capsicum… So I thought let’s do an awesome burrito! Big problem… No wraps!… No worries! Lettuce wraps!

 Lettuce Wrap Burrito

Ingredients

  • 1/2 capsicum roughly chopped
  • 1 garlic clove crushed
  • 1 onion diced
  • Coconut oil
  • Can red kidney beans (other beans work)
  • Jalapeno peppers as many as you can like
  • 2 cups cooked rice (I used brown)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cummin
  • 1/2 teaspoon of coriander
  • 1/2 cucumber
  • Lettuce leaves for serving

Method

In a frying pan, heat a spoon of coconut oil! Add the onion, Jalapenos, garlic and capsicum and cook for about 2 minutes on high heat. Add the beans (drained) and the cooked rice. Stir in the spices and cook for a further 3 minutes! Spoon into lettuce leaves and top with cucumber.

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Bloody easy! And just thrown together! Of course if you have wraps, or tacos you can substitute for the lettuce leaves… But they really made them quite fresh! let me know in the comments below how you went and if you changed anything

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Sweet potato, lentil curry burgers

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When I first started being vegan I thought my diet was about taking foods away… I couldn’t have been more wrong. I think that’s why a lot of people who are interested in veganism don’t make the switch… Because they believe they will starve “I’d die if I didn’t eat meat…” really? You’d die..? *buzzzz* wrong! Well no… You won’t die! In fact you’ll bloody thrive! Best part about a vegan, whole foods lifestyle is that your body will love you!

I thought I’d tackle the age old question ‘but where do you get your protein?’ oh how about 40g from my lentils yo!

This recipe is so bloody easy and ridiculously tasty… You can change so many things to make it personalised to you! I tried changing the curry paste for taco spice and I got Mexican burgers! You want to impress your friends or family with an amazing meal that took less time to make than the half time break in the footy! This is for you! Best part is you can feed an army!

Prep time: 10 mins  Cook time: 15 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 cup mashed sweet potato (cold)
  • 400g can of lentils drained
  • 1 onion
  • 1 garlic clove
  • Table spoon Indian tandoori paste (or other)
  • 1 cup of oats, ground
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Wholemeal Turkish bread
  • Tomato /lettuce /cucumber /purple cabbage
  • Oil

Method

Add onion and garlic with some water in a pan, heat until translucent. In a separate bowl mix lentils, mashed potatoes, paste and oats together. Add the onion and garlic to the bowl and use hands to mix well. Form the mixture into egg rings on a heated oiled pan. Cook 5 mins on each side (or until desired). Toast Turkish bread, add the cooked burger with salads. Enjoy…

For optional sauce visit http://detoxinista.com/2013/07/raw-apple-cider-vinaigrette/ goes really well with these burgers Nom Nom Nom

What the hell am I doing this for?

To anyone and everyone who stumbles across this blog. I write to you frustrated… Being Australian, male and vegan is seen as being less of a man… Throw cooking in the mix and you’re a bona-fide pansy! Well I want to reach out to everyone who has made the switch from eating less animal products/no animal products! You’re stronger and more in tune with the world than most! 

 

In this blog I want to help the lazy, the ‘can’t – be – fucked’, the busy mother of 3, who still want a nutritious vegan meal that gives them all the protein, fatty acids, iron, calcium and flavour they need to not only grow… But to prosper! 

 

Let’s give these meals a go! They are bloody easy! Quick and delicious…