Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Raw Vegan Sloppy Joes

Haven't blogged in a very long time... I've been busy eating the same food over and over- spicy quinoa salad and sandwiches. Nothing worth blogging about. Now that I have a set schedule with classes starting (blah) I'll be posting more recipes.

I found this recipe on a bog called The Fitnessista (one of my favorites) and thought I'd give it a try. I went into this dish expecting it to taste similar to a sloppy joe. Seeing as all the ingredients are raw and there is no meat used.. I'm not exactly sure why I thought this. With a little tweaking, I still thought it tasted really good but it was just not what I expected! I would definitely make it again. With a tangy flavor, it's extremely healthy and surprisingly filling. It tastes even better the second day!

1/2 cup soaked raw walnuts 
1 red bell pepper, roughly chopped
1/2 sweet onion, roughly chopped
1/4 red onion, roughly chopped
2 carrots, sliced
1 celery stalk, sliced
6 sun-dried tomatoes
3 garlic clove 2 portobello mushroom cap, washed and diced (medium)
1/4 cup ketchup
raw apple cider vinegar, GF soy sauce, cayenne pepper, chili powder, oregano, rosemary, sea salt and pepper

Add all of the veggies, except for the portobello mushroom pieces into the food processor and process until well chopped and combined. Then put the veggies into a large bowl and stir in the portobello mushroom pieces. Season with a splash each of soy sauce, apple cider vinegar and ketchup. Add dried oregano, rosemary, sea salt, pepper and a little cayenne and chili powder to taste. (start out with less, you can always add more) Season to taste.

Serve on a GF hamburger bun or lettuce wrap. The second night I toasted a piece of GF millet bread, spread a little but of ketchup on it, heated up the sloppy joe mix, and topped it with melted cheddar cheese. SO good! (although the cheese keeps it from being vegan)

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