Hey there, What I Ate In A Day Fans! I watched a whole heap of What I Ate YouTube videos last night and realised it’s been a while since my last one. I love seeing what other people eat, especially Raw Vegans as it’s so different to my own diet; I think it’s quite common to be fascinated by other people’s diets that are different to your own – they inspire me to eat a bunch of watermelon and hopefully an omnivore reading this will feel inspired to eat a little less meat/cheese/eggs.
We kicked off the day with a big ol’ plate of brunch, it being a Sunday it would have been darn rude not to. One needs a lot of fuel for a Gilmore Girls marathon ya know. We had hash browns, baked beans, sautéed spinach, fried mushrooms n fried tomatoes. Washed down with about a gallon of iced water.
For dinner I made basmati rice, leftover sloppy joe mix, black beans and sauce, with my favourite simple salad of cos lettuce, tomato and red onion.
SLOPPY JOE MIX makes 6 small burgers – 4 of which we ate last night
1 tin of black beans (kidney beans also work well)
1 sautéed white onion (Fry in a little sugar to caramelise it)
~ add to a food processor to combine, then add to a large bowl and combine with
1 bag of Vegan mince (I used Linda McCartney) – if frozen, thaw it out a bit first
1 teaspoon cumin, chilli powder
20g of flour
~ combine together and form into patties. Add to a frying pan on a medium heat with the oil of your choice for 3-4 minutes per side. Then baste with a mixture of
5 parts BBQ Sauce, 1 part Tomato Sauce, 2 parts Siracha Hot Sauce
~ fry each basted side for a couple of minutes each. The burgers will fall apart somewhat during cooking, you’re looking for the consistency of a sloppy joe so don’t panic, they stick together very well once slopped into the burger bun and they are delicious as a mulchy component to a burrito bowl ?
( last night’s sloppy joe )
1 tin of black beans (would also work with kidney or pinto beans)
6-10 Jalapeno slices + a splash of the liquid from the jar
Juice of 1/2 a lemon
1/4 teaspoon paprika
Pinch of salt and a sprinkle of pepper
~ heat in a small saucepan over a medium heat for 5 minutes, then roughly mash
1 small green bell pepper, sautéed
2-3 tablespoons of hummus
Juice of 1/2 a lime
1/4 of a red onion
A pinch of salt and sprinkle of pepper
1 teaspoon Siracha Hot Sauce
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon Vegan mayo
Splash of water
~ whizz it all up in a food processor
That’s what a typical Sunday looks like in my house. What did you eat?