My MM: Carly’s Meatless Monday Menu
Good Monday everyone. Today we have a menu from Germany, with love. While this sounds like a regular old day for Miss Carly, we think her peanut butter dressing and crispy chickpeas sound downright inspired. Question: Has anyone made chickpeas like this? Are they fresh or out of a can?
Hometown: Leipzig, Germany
My dietary leanings: I turned vegan a bit more than a year ago. Cold turkey style – I’ve never looked back.
My favourite vegetable: Aww, I love them all. If you’d make me pick: probably carrots.
This morning I ate…
Porridge made from millet flakes and oat bran, cooked with some home-made almond milk and water. I always add a small banana right away and stir till my biceps hurt. As it cooks up, the banana becomes all gooey-marshmallowy. After about 5 minutes, I turned the heat off and added carob and two chopped apricots. A dollop of soya-yoghurt and a tablespoon of ground flax (hello omegas!) and breakfast’s served. I also had a mug of ImNu (malted coffee substitute) with a splash of soy milk to wash down my B12 tablets.
A nice salad made from left over brown rice (weekend batch cooking ftw) , mango, cucumber and peas. I just tossed everything together and seasoned it a pinch of sea salt. I whipped up a dressing that included peanut butter, sweet chili sauce, lime juice and a bit of water to thin it out. This was actually done in the morning, pre-breakfast, and devoured in the library between page 59 and page 60 of writing my seemingly endless thesis.
As dinner time rolled around…
I reheated some carrot and sweet potato curry soup that survived the party on Saturday night. I topped it with a lot of parsley that currently inhabits my window sill. As I still felt peckish afterwards, I oven-roasted a large handful of chickpeas tossed in a teaspoon of coconut oil, a bit of sea salt, a pinch of cardamom and much more cinnamon. After 45 min of waiting and watching them turn crispy in the oven, I gobbled them up while burning my tongue big time. So worth it.
There you have it, pretty typical, a bit uneventful but yummy and satisfying nonetheless. Who needs meat and dairy anyway? :)
Thanks Carly! And good luck with the thesis! Will you try something off this menu? And don’t forget to send in your menu!