While the omnivorous masses often see Vegans as elitist nutritionists who consume nothing but supercharged hyper-nutritional mega foods – the reality is …. We’re humans. We too have days where we just cannot be bothered putting in the effort to prepare an elaborate and well balanced meal. We’ve all definitely had potato smileys and vegan sausages for dinner – and that’s okay!
If you are feeling lazy though – all is not lost. Here is an extremely simple way to get a well balanced and nutritious meal without slaving away in the kitchen for hours on end. Serves 4 – 6 people!
What you’ll need.
- 100g wild rice
- 60g celery
- 80g mixed peppers
- 80g carrots
- 10g spring onion
- 60g spinach or kale
- 1 tin of any kind of bean or lentil (We like it with cannellini beans)
- 3 stock cubes (Make sure they’re vegan!)
- Parsley or coriander to season if desired
Preparation – let’s get started.
- Wash vegetables and dice finely – add to large pot or slow cooker.
- Add boiling water (3 pints or ~1.5L) Note: This can be adjusted to achieve desired thickness.
- Add beans and rice to the mixture immediately.
- Add 3 stock cubes to pot / slow cooker.
Cooking – the easiest part!
- Allow the soup to simmer on a high heat (but not boiling) for approx 2 hours in a slow cooker, or ~45 minutes if on a hob.
- Periodically check to see that all vegetables are nice and soft.
Serve – Time to enjoy your hard (Well, easy) work!
- Season with salt & pepper to taste.
- Garnish with Parsley or Coriander as desired.
Who says healthy meals need to be difficult, eh? If you enjoyed this recipe let us know in the comments – do you have any simple recipes that help you get the nutrients you need when you’re feeling a bit lazy – we’d love to hear them!
Peace – The GetVegan! Gang.