I’m a little obsessed with these lentil Sloppy Joe’s. (click HERE for the Recipe!)

I made them for dinner, planning on getting at least two meals out of them.  Instead, I snuck so many tastes while cooking and from the leftovers that there was only enough for an appetizer the second night.  Next time I will double the recipe!

 

Not only is this one mighty tasty recipe packed with authentic sloppy-joe flavor, the use of lentils instead of fake meat is absolutely brilliant.  Lentils are so inexpensive and easy to prepare (no soaking required!), and so healthy too!  Since the flavors are familiar and there’s no “fake meat”, this is a great recipe for anyone, no matter how picky of an eater!

I’m also a little obsessed with Isa Chandra Moskowitz, co-author of Veganomicon in which this recipe is featured. Veganomicon is one of 6 vegan cookbooks she’s authored or co-authored, each averaging 4.5/5 stars or more on Amazon.com with hundreds of reviews.  In addition to her magical culinary skills, she’s also an occasional columnist for VegNews magazine, and a “baketivist” that uses her kitchen talents to raise money for animal rights organizations (including an upcoming “Dinner for the Kitties” in Omaha).  Isa Chandra’s recipes are so fun and flavorful, she’s inspired me to try incorporating more vegan meals into my diet. Her Carrot Cake Pancakes were decadent and fluffy without using any eggs, and I am eagerly planning to try her Chickpea Picatta recipe later this week.

Try out samples of her recipes on her website The Post Punk Kitchen and if you love them as much as I do, be sure to add her cookbooks to your collection!