Crispy Seitan And Lentil Bowl

October 19, 2021
Hello everyone, today I present to you my Crispy Seitan and Lentil Bowl. I like to create my recipes with what I have in my home. This way I can use whichever food is left over from the day before, or close to expiring, and avoid throwing it away. Wasting food means wasting money, so watch out for that! I normally do 2 separate food shoppings per week. I have a fruit and veggie market nearby which supplies me weekly. Buying local foods not only supports the local economies, but it brings all the nourishment you need to the table!

As much as I love cooking and creating vegan recipes, I also like doing other things in my life. I work as a Coach and Vegan Dietitian, which are two of my passions, besides writing, singing and traveling. I plan for the week ahead and avoid wasting time at the shops. There are always certain basics that I have in the house such as garlic, onions, root veggies, seeds, olive oil, avocados, texturized soy, pulses, quinoa, brown rice or oats.

We are what we eat, as well as what we don't eat. I always say to my patients, "You are part of Nature," so "Eat Nature." This recipe, like all the others, is nutritionally complete and it brings all the goodness of Nature onto your plate. You get your plant-based protein from the lentils and the seitan, the good fats from the seeds and olive oil, and your wholegrain carbs from the oats, lentils, and veggies. Your vitamins, minerals, and fiber come from the combination of all the natural and fresh ingredients.

I also like combining cooked food with "raw additions" so I chopped cabbage and put it at the end, to add texture and fresh nutrition. Eating raw veggies every day will keep your immune system at bay, same as "an apple a day keeps the doctor away." Eating raw does not mean eating only boring salads. You can add many different types of raw vegetables to your cooked meals, try it out, and see how textures and flavors add to your daily meals! Enjoy every single bite! See you next time for a new homemade creation!

Crispy Seitan And Lentil Bowl

Recipe Type: Detox Hearty Entrees
utensils YIELDS 4 servings
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  • 100 g Seitan (or 1 seitan steak)
  • 100g Uncooked Spanish lentil (brown)
  • 200 g Pumpkin
  • 200 g Cougette (zuccini)
  • 200 g Cauliflower
  • 2 Medium onion
  • 4 cloves Garlic
  • 1 big mug Oat Bran
  • 4 tbsp Soya cream (dilute with 2 spoonfuls of water)
  • 2 tbsp Mixed Seeds
  • Sprinkled on top White Cabbage (chopped)
  • 4 tbsp (roughly) Olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon Himalayan Salt
  • To your liking Grounded Pepper
  • Sprinkle on top Crispy Onion Flakes
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Directions

1. Have your food scale, ready, steady, let’s go!

2. Soak the lentils in water for a minimum of 20 minutes prior to cooking.

3. Cook the lentils completely covered in water for 20 minutes at low to medium heat. Add some olive oil and 1/2 teaspoon of salt and boil. Set an alarm.

4. While the lentils are cooking, peel the vegetables and dice them into medium-sized cubes. Chop the garlic and the onion to save time later. The more you prep the ingredients, the less time you will need to elaborate the recipe.

5. Start to boil the pumpkin and 10 minutes after, add the zucchini and the cauliflower. Keep boiling at low heat for another 10 minutes. Check the texture to your liking. Remember, the more we cook food, the more nutritional properties are lost.

6. Cook the chopped garlic and onion in a pan with a little olive oil. When the onion is fully cooked, without burning it, add the pumpkin, courgette, cauliflower, and seeds. Stir well and cook them until they get a little golden.

7. Prepare the seitan. Add the oats to a bowl, the diluted soya in another bow and, a pinch of salt and pepper. Cover the seitan completely, first in the soya cream and then in the oat bran (as if they were “breadcrumbs”). Add 2 drops of olive oil to a pan and cook at low medium temperature until it has a crispy look. Cut the seitan steaks into stripes, we will use them to add to the bowl at the end.

8. Ready to make it look delicious? Get medium-sized bowls. Add the veggie mixture below and sprinkle all the lentils on top and around. Add the striped seitan on top, the chopped cabbage, and the crispy onion flakes. Finally a few drops of extra virgin olive oil.

Enjoy every single bite!

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Suzy F. Lloyd
Suzy is a super passionate Dietitian and Vegan Coach at VeNutrition. She has always been extremely interested in well-being; she loves food so much and helping others comes naturally to her, which led her to become a Dietitian. Suzy has over 12 years of experience in the field of Nutrition and Health. During that time, she worked in Madrid and London, in different public and private hospitals, clinics, and health centers. In 2018 she left Europe to go and live in Bali where her real-life journey began. Since then she has continued working remotely and has never looked back. She would like to tell you a bit about her beliefs and purpose. If it is something that aligns with you, please feel free to get in touch, she would love to know your thoughts and goals to improve your health and overall happiness. We are all part of Nature, right? So, if we give our body the conditions it needs, it will simply flourish, just like any flower would do! You will feel joyful, full of energy, and balanced, and who doesn't want that? Suzy helps her clients achieve their health goals. She teaches them how to feed their bodies naturally and how they can reach and maintain a strong, balanced mind and body. She also gives vegan and vegetarian cooking lessons, and last but not least, she shows sustainable ways of cooking, eating, and living! If she had a magic wand, what would she change? She would transfer self-awareness to everyone on this Planet. Why, you may be asking? Well, if you are aware of who you are, what your body needs and, how you can impact this world positively, you will simply feel blissful, and that will benefit those around you. Her recipe is "Happy people make people happy." If she had to choose a book that impacted her life, that would be “The Alchemist” by Paulo Coelho. It taught her we can learn to flow in life, everything can be transformed for the better, and if we develop a little patience and have faith in ourselves, anything is possible!! It is easy to have a healthy mind and body if you know how to and, Suzy would be extremely happy to help you, teach you and guide you in this empowering and revolutionary life process! Follow Suzy on Instagram @venutrition_velife_veyou and LinkedIn.

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