Are you looking for a vegan cookbook to satisfy those crowds with bigger appetites? Or maybe you’re the only vegan in a household of meat-eaters, looking for recipes that will please everyone? If so, Hearty Vegan Meals for Monster Appetites is the perfect cookbook for you!
I’ll be giving away a copy of this fantastic vegan cookbook, but first I wanted to give you all a little preview of what’s inside.
Hearty Vegan Meals for Monster Appetites is filled with one vegan recipe after another that are literally for people with monster appetites. I ended up with tons of leftovers, which was absolutely fine by me! The first recipe I tried was the Lentil and Bacon Pot O’ Stew.
- 1 cup uncooked green or brown lentils
- 1 ½ cups vegetable broth
- 1 tablespoon nondairy butter
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 shallot, minced
- 2 carrots, finely diced
- 2 stalks celery, finely diced
- 2 large leeks, white and light green parts, cut into 1/3 – inch chunks
- ½ teaspoon fine sea salt
- ½ teaspoon ground pepper, or to taste
- Tempeh Bacon ( I used 4 strips of Lightlife’s Fakin’ Bacon pan fried in a tiny bit of oil)
- 1/3 cup chopped fresh parsley
To make the lentils: Rinse the lentils and pick out any debris. Combine with the broth in a large pot and bring to a boil. Simmer, uncovered, and check for doneness after 20 minutes. If the lentils aren’t tender enough for your tastes, add extra liquid and cook until adequately tender.
To make the veggies: Place the butter, oil, garlic, shallot, carrots, celery, and leeks in a large pot. Cook over medium-high heat for 10 minutes, or until the flavors develop and the veggies are tender. Season with salt and pepper.
Stir the lentils into the veggies. Simmer for 5 minutes. Crumble the bacon into the stew and heat through. Sprinkle with parsley and extra pepper upon serving.
Somehow I managed to overcook the lentils and completely forgot the parsley (even though it was sitting out on my counter), and it still turned out delish. It actually filled me up so much that I could barely eat dessert – and that is quite the accomplishment for me.
The second recipe in this massive vegan cookbook I tested was the Chorizo and Potato Lasagna Bake with Smart Sausage Chorizo, and once again I had leftovers that lasted for two days after!
To see the full recipe enter below for a chance to win a copy of the book, or go out and purchase it yourself! It’s well worth it – tested and approved by yours truly. 😉
What is your most filling vegan or vegetarian recipe that would appear in your own vegan cookbook? Do you have a favorite meal that you make when you’re starving or feeding both vegetarians and meat-eaters at the same time?
Leave me a comment with your satisfying veggie meals and I’ll pick one person* to receive their own copy of Hearty Vegan Meals for Monster Appetites.
Lightlife Team Member
*Winner will be chosen with a random number generator
** Giveaway is CLOSED**
Thanks for all your wonderful recipe ideas, everyone! The winner is Sara – congrats! I’ll be emailing you shortly 🙂