Vegan TVP Lentil Chili to warm you up

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It got really cold here in Canada. After spending vacation in the Mediterranean countries it doesn’t feel very welcoming to be back. My first week of getting back to the routine was tough, what can I say. I felt out of energy especially when it got dark outside. So now I am craving some comfort food again to warm me up. One of the dishes that I didn’t make from the last season is my vegan chili and today I decided to get back to this delicious & healthy dish.

Vegan TVP Lentil Chili

you will need:

½ c TVP (Textured vegetable protein)

1 c of dried lentils (green ones), rinsed

4 c of water

¼ chopped onion

½ c tomato puree

1tbsp chili powder, ground cumin

1tsp dried oregano, turmeric,

salt& pepper for taste

1 garlic clove (if you can tolerate it)

to add more spice: a pinch of cayenne pepper/garnish with some hot sauce (Sriracha Hot Chili Sauce)

Start with preparing your TVP by pouring boiling water and let it sit until it absorbs all the liquid.

Heat 1tbsp of olive oil in a soup pan over medium heat, add onion and garlic and saute for a few minutes. When it is nice and soft add lentils and 4 cups of water- wait until it starts boiling. Reduce the heat, add the rest of spices and let it simmer for around 30 minutes until lentils are tender. At the end add tomato puree and TVP then stir it all up. A piece of bread goes perfect with it.

Let me know if you try it and ENJOY!

Izabela

 

 

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