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Alex Caspero is a Registered Dietitian, Plant-Based Chef and Yoga Instructor. She aims to cut through the nutrition noise by providing real-life, nourishing tips for body and mind. Learn more about Alex.
First off, Happy Holidays! This will be my last post for 2013. I am traveling over the next two weeks and taking a mini vacation from blogging to spend more time with family and friends. I’ll be back in January with more healthy recipes and a special healthy pantry series!
Before I depart, I am leaving you with a little luck.
The perfect dish to welcome in 2014 with, my Lucky-Lentil Kale Bowl.
Extra points if you enjoy this while listening to Daft Punk.
As a southern gal, my family always ate black-eyed peas and greens for New Year’s day. One pea for how old you were going to be that year. Uck. I hated black-eyed peas and would secretly hide them when no one was looking. While black-eyed peas still aren’t high on my must-eat list, I’ve transitioned over to my favorite legume- the lentil- to eat on New Year’s.
This recipe is a take on a popular Italian new year’s dish of lentils and sausage. While I enjoy lentils almost every day of the year, I always look forward to my new-er tradition on enjoying them on January 1st. Lentils, with their coin-like shape are meant to represent wealth and prosperity. Seasoned and spiced, these lentils might not make you richer but they are an inexpensive source of quality protein. Kale, a brilliant green shade and the color of you guessed it-money- is also thought to bring luck in the new year. Heap it on I say. Lucky for your taste buds and your body, kale is full of beneficial antioxidants to keep you healthy and strong in 2014.
I topped this bowl off with a creamy miso gravy and seared sausage. The gravy, with a serving of miso, is a lucky tip of the hat to your gut. Miso healthy bacteria that supports intestinal microflora is a good source of fiber. Wait to add the miso paste to gravy off heat, so not to kill the beneficial bacteria.
If you try this recipe, let me know! Leave a comment, rate it, and tag your Instagram photos with #delishknowledge . I absolutely love seeing your creations. Happy cooking!Print
Lentil Bowl with Vegan Sausage, Kale, and Gravy! A hearty winter favorite that’s both gluten free and vegan.
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