I have never been a big fan of sloppy joes, but when I came across this recipe many months ago, I put it on my “to cook” list: Veganomicon Snobby Joes. And now it makes its debut! For someone who doesn’t connect fond childhood memories with sloppy joes, these were awesome!!!!!!!
I had a mocktail while cooking – diet tonic, lime and a cherry. I started feeling a little tipsy and thought it was just psychological until the husband admitted he put in a splash of triple sec!!
For the joe’s we made a few substitutions. Of course I left out the onion and we used jalapeno from our garden and a green pepper and we used our own homemade tomato sauce instead of canned + tomato paste. Here’s what ended up going into our 2-person portion pot:
- 1/4 cup lentils, simmered for 20 minutes in a separate pot and then drained
- 1 jalapeno and about 1/4 a green pepper, minced
- 2 garlic cloves
- About a cup of our homemade sauce
- 1 tbsp chilli powder
- 1 tsp maple mustard
- 1/2 tbsp or so maple syrup
- 1/2 tsp oregano
- 1/2 tsp dried yellow mustard
- A couple pinches salt
- Cracked black pepper
All served on a Rudi’s Wheat Bun (frozen/thawed – these freeze really well)
On the side I had a pile of romaine, a few broccoli buds, and some Annie’s Maple Ginger dressing
And mystery side dish potatoes (!?!)
Chem lab went really well today. I just love how organized my professor is!! He went over the procedure with us thoroughly, unlike all my other lab instructors who just went over useless background information on how we would apply this lab in the real world.
I was surprised that I didn’t get hungry for a snack today. I got home around 5:00 and could have had something, but I didn’t want to spoil dinner so I just had 2 grapes and made my cocktail.
I’m off to study nutritional needs during pregnancy!