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Vegan okra bowl



Disclaimer: I am not vegan or vegetarian.

I like meat and especially fish too much and I also think they are an essential part in our diet, but I definitely want to reduce the amount of it on a weekly basis. Let's say I am a part time vegan/vegetarian. The main reasons are: -Eating too much animal protein is not healthy in the long run -To have less impact on the environment which is crucial to help our planet.

-To save money.

I am trying to have several more vegan meal during the week.

I discovered that it’s not a sacrifice at all and it improved my creativity in the kitchen.

Why don’t you try as well? This is the right recipe to start with! It's easy and filling and as per usual, if you double the quantities, it's a very nice and convenient lunch for the next day at work.

Ingredients

-250gr fresh okra -A shallot -One yellow bell peppers -One red long peppers -Tomato passata sauce -One yellow courgette

-200 gr jasmine rice (or basmati if you prefer) -Curry powder -Chilli flakes -Salt -Extra virgin olive oil -Parsley

-Put the kettle on to boil the water for the rice.

-Chop the shallot and the vegetables but not the okra as they will become a bit slimy if cut.

-Pour two generous spoons of olive oil in a large pan with the chilli and let it warm up for a minute before adding the rest.

-Toss the veggies and let it cook for 8-10 minutes with the lid on stirring every now and then until half cooked.


-In the meantime you can cook the rice and when it is ready rinse it and put it aside.


-Before the veggies are ready and soft, add the tomato sauce.


-Season with salt and curry powder and let it look for 5 more minutes to mix well all the flavours and let the spices to penetrate.

-Put some rice in a bowl and add the veggies on top and sprinkle with some chopped parsley.


Super healthy and tasty vegan meal which, is saving you money and extra calories!


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