Lentil Tortilla Filling

This is a winner. One of my housemates, Ciara, is not a fan of too much spice so I was pretty conservative with the chilli powder and tobasco. Feel free to go crazy.

Chilli Lentils

1/2 cup lentils

1/2 aubergine, chopped

1 red bell pepper, de-seeded and chopped

1/2 onion, chopped

1 clove garlic, crushed

1/2 can chopped tomatoes

1/2 tbsp tomato purée

1/2 tsp cumin

1/2 tsp chilli powder

tobasco sauce

salt and pepper.

Cook lentils in 2.5 cups boiling water for 10 minutes.

Fry the onion on low-medium heat for 2 minutes.

Add garlic, aubergine, pepper and chopped tomatoes to the frying pan and simmer for 5 minutes.

Add the tomato purée, cumin, chilli powder and tobasco (to taste) to the pan.

Turn up the heat to medium and cook until the aubergine turns golden and mushy.

Add in the lentils and stir until heated through.

Season to taste and serve with wholegrain tortilla wraps.

Packed lunch

So I am a huge fan of packed lunches. I bring them into college/work everyday because they are a great way to save money and are usually delicious, not to brag or anything. I don’t know about anyone else but the restaurants and cafés on my campus are scandalously expensive and not very vegan friendly

Potato Salad

225g baby potatoes, boiled and chopped

1 tbsp olive oil

1/2 leek, chopped

50g button mushrooms, chopped

75g chopped tomatoes

1 tsp tomato purée

1 clove garlic, crushed (optional)

1/2 tsp mixed herbs

With this salad you can make it the night before and put it in the fridge in your lunch box overnight so there is no panic in the morning!

Heat the olive oil in a frying pan on low-medium heat. Add in the leek and garlic. Allow to cook until the leek begins to soften, about 5 minutes.

Turn down the heat to low, add in the soya milk, tomatoes, herbs and tomato purée, allow to thicken slightly, this should take another 5-10 minutes.

Add in the baby potatoes et voila!

The other tuboware contains a Forest Fruits soya yoghurt, some frozen berries and mixed toasted seeds. That was my mid-morning snack.