One of the questions that most vegans absolutely dread is “but… where do you get your protein?”. In fact, vegan diet is very protein rich, you just need to incorporate a few ingredients into your kitchen staples. Some protein rich must-haves are legumes and nuts. And the evergreen vegan favourites are peanut butter and lentils!
To celebrate Veganuary, our friends at Manílife shared with us a delicious recipe that includes both peanut butter and lentils.
- 2 tbsp coconut oil
- 4 garlic cloves, cut in small pieces
- Approx. 2.5cm (1 inch) piece of ginger, cut in small pieces
- 1 cup red lentils or green lentils (as preferred)
- 2 vegetable stock cubes
- 1 can crushed tomatoes (400g)
- 1 can coconut milk (400ml)
- 2 tbsp of ManiLife Peanut Butter (either smooth or crunchy, depends if you want a smooth and creamy texture or some added CRUNCH.)
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1 tsp ground coriander
- 1 tsp ground cumin
- 2 tsp curry powder
- 1 tsp turmeric
- 2 cups of uncooked Jasmine Rice and plenty of Naan Bread
- In a large pan, heat the oil and add the garlic, ginger and all the spices together.
- Cook for about 4mins, until the garlic scents the room.
- At this point add in the lentils, the tomatoes and the vegetable stock – mix everything together and let everything simmer for about 20mins.
- Remember to do this at low heat for the lentils to get soft and avoid anything burning (no one likes to scrub a burnt pan...)
- Once the lentils are cooked, add in the coconut milk, ManiLife peanut butter and the pepper and salt to taste.
- Stir everything together and let simmer for another 5-7mins.
- Voilà – you are done! Serve this soul warming dish with jasmine rice and Naan bread.
For more mouth-watering recipes and life changing PB, you can follow us on Instagram at @Manilife_ or got o www.mani-life.com
As the original creator of the deep roast, they were the first peanut butter brand on earth to start thinking about roasting peanuts the same way master roasters think about coffee. Manílife prides itself on creating flavour through craft (like deeper roast giving deeper flavour), rather than added ingredients.
They source all their peanuts from one farm in Córdoba, Argentina. These peanuts are not only naturally sweeter but as they’re hi-oleic, they’re better for you too. They only use whole peanuts – and never use splits (splits are cheaper but less consistent).