Tomorrow, October 2nd, I hope you will join me in a fast against animal suffrage. Pigs and cows are often starved before they are sent to slaughter and hopefully this cause will bring some awareness to horrible cruelty inflicted upon the animals who share this planet with us. If you decide to join in, be sure to hashtag #FastAgainstSlaughter
Okay, now onto more merry festivities. Happy World Vegetarian Day! Perhaps you have an elaborate bash tonight to celebrate? This is a wonderful dish for such an occasion. When you're trying to impress your friends with your awesome vegan culinary skills, remember it's equally important to impress yourself as well.
Maybe like me, you plan to be decked out in head to toe L.L.Bean sleepwear for the celebratory-worthy occasion of watching New Girl and The Mindy Project on Hulu. Well, this meal is perfect for that too. I've got you covered, no worries.
On a side note...positively October-appropriate dish right? Black and orange for Halloween! I've never been a huge fan of Halloween, but as of five years ago, it's become a very special day indeed. It's the day Todd and I met!
Roasted carrots rest atop beluga lentils, dressed with a fresh, carrot greens pesto. This exquisite dish is done in under an hour and will definitely impress.
Aren't these purple carrots gorgeous? They came in my CSA box!
- ¼ cup + 3 Tbsp. olive oil (divided)
- 1 small yellow onion, diced
- 5 garlic cloves (divided), minced
- 3 cups vegetable stock
- 2 cups beluga lentils, uncooked
- 2 bushes (about 2 lbs.) of skinny carrots with green tops
- -- Pesto --
- ½ cup pumpkin seeds (pepitas)
- ¼ cup sunflower seeds
- ¼ cup walnuts
- heaping ¼ cup nutritional yeast
- 1 Tbsp. liquid amino acids or soy sauce
- ½ Tbsp. lemon juice
- ½ cup water
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Today, make an effort celebrate yourself. Whether you're vegan, vegetarian, or just trying to reduce your animal consumption. And be sure to give an animal and planet loving friend a hug, too! Happy World Vegetarian Day!