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BBQ Baked Lentils
Get ready for summer outdoor cooking! Toss some veggie dogs on the grill and try this delicious dish to go along with it. These baked lentils put an interesting twist on classic baked beans. This recipe was created by Lauren and Tom, a happy vegan couple whose website provides not only this memorable recipe but also a host of others that could easily perk up any party plans.
1 cup dry lentils
½ red onion diced
2 garlic cloves
1-2 diced chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
2 Tbs. balsamic vinegar
1Tbs. brown sugar
1 Tbs. molasses
¼ cup ketchup
¼ cup dijon mustard
½ cup BBQ sauce
Cook lentils for 30 minutes in boiling water until tender; drain water and set aside.
In a separate pan, sauté onion until soft.
Add crushed garlic and diced chipotle and cook for 1-2 minutes.
Add vinegar, sugar, molasses, ketchup, mustard, & BBQ sauce; cook for 5 minutes on low.
Pour over lentils in baking dish and bake at 350 for 45 minutes.
Craving something hearty, delicious, and nutritious? Field Roast Sausages are amazingly tasty, plus totally vegan, cholesterol-free, and high in fiber. They’re made in small batches using traditional sausage-making techniques. Authentically seasoned, Field Roast sausages are juicy, firm yet tender, packed with vegetables, fruits and seeds and won’t dry out after a few minutes on the grill. And they come in three enticing flavors: Italian, Mexican Chipotle, and Smoked Apple Sage. Yum!
New research links overcooked, barbecued, or grilled meat to a significant increased risk of developing bladder cancer. Researchers from the University of Texas examined 884 patients with bladder cancer and compared them with 878 healthy people without the condition. Participants were followed for a period of 12 years.
Analysis revealed that cooking meat at higher temperatures produces three major types of cancer-causing chemicals. Those who had consumed more amounts of red meat such as steaks, pork chops and bacon were two-and-a-half times more likely to have bladder cancer than others who consumed much less of the red meat. Chicken and fish when fried were also found to be equally culpable in cancer-causing agents.
Additionally, previous research has linked charred meat to pancreatic and bowel cancer.
The Shannons met almost a decade ago when they were both campaigners at People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. He was advocating for a better world for chickens, and she was exposing animal cruelty in the circus. It only took a couple of years, a new job, and a few moves up and down the East Coast – not to mention weekend visits and road trips together, e-mailing every day, and talking on the phone for hours – for them to fall in love.
According to their website, MeetTheShannons.net, “For as long as it takes – Dan and I will be veganizing every recipe in The Betty Crocker Cookbook and sharing our tips and secrets with you – our lurking readers.” So far, some of their favorite recipes include the vegan versions of Tuna Casserole, Turtle Cheesecake, and Cheeseburger Pie. But then again, you might prefer the Chicken Tetrazzini or Hot Fudge Topping.
Just how do they go about making it all vegan? Stop by their website and see for yourself!