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Check out part 1 to see how I managed to spend just $35 on a week of vegan groceries in NYC: https://youtu.be/XBayiKBT5lc

In addition to the 6 recipes that I show in this video, I came up with a few more recipe ideas for how to use the groceries I picked up with $35. Including the recipes below, I came up with 10 total:
pasta w/ lentils, broccoli or kale, tomato sauce, and garlic
green smoothie with kale, mango, bananas, soy milk
oatmeal with soy milk, banana, and cinnamon
granola with shredded sweet potato and oats
+ the recipes below…

makes 6 servings
2 tablespoons grapeseed or coconut oil
1/2 medium yellow onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 teaspoons whole cumin seeds
1/2 lb red lentils, rinsed
2 cups diced carrots
1 teaspoon black pepper
6 cups water + 1 tablespoon veggie bouillon paste (Better Than Bouillon) or 6 cups veggie stock
2 teaspoons smoked paprika
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice

Heat oil in a large pot on medium-high heat. Add the onion and garlic, and sauté for about 30 seconds. Add the cumin seeds to toast, until the onion begins to turn translucent.
Add the red lentils and carrots. Then add the black pepper and water or vegetable stock.
Bring to a simmer, and cook until lentils and carrots are tender, about 30 minutes.
Add the smoked paprika and veggie bouillon paste. Stir well, and season to taste with salt.
Remove from heat, and stir in the lemon juice. Serve hot with rice, quinoa, bread…

makes 6 servings
1/2 medium yellow onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 1/2 cup diced sweet potato
4 1/2 cups cooked black beans in cooking liquid, or 3 15-oz cans, drained and rinsed
2 teaspoons cumin
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice

The way I did it in the video is cook 1 lb of black beans in water. Remove and drain the liquid from half of the beans, and set aside.
Into the pot with the cooked beans add the diced onion, garlic, and sweet potato.
Bring to a simmer, and cook until the sweet potatoes are very tender, about 30 minutes.
Stir in the veggie bouillon paste and cumin.
Use a spoon to mash some of the beans and potatoes to the side of the pot to make them creamier.
Season to taste with salt.
Remove from heat, and stir in the lime juice. Serve hot with rice, tortilla chips, cornbread, etc…

makes 1 serving using pre-prepped ingredients
1/2 cup cooked brown rice
1/2 cup roasted sweet potato
1/2 cup steamed broccoli
1/2 cup cooked green lentils
2 tablespoons tahini sauce (tahini + lemon juice + cumin + water)
Extras: kimchi, sauerkraut, pumpkin seeds. Watch this video for more ideas: http://bit.ly/BuddhaBowlPlaylist

Place the ingredients into a serving bowl, and top with tahini sauce.

…the rest of the recipes are in the comments below! Ran out of space here 🙈

P.S. As I talk about in my shopping video, buying online is a great way to save money on some items. You can save even more on orders from Thrive Market by using my link — http://go.thrv.me/SH3vY — to get 25% plus free shipping!!

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Cee Harmon is the founder of Elevate Christian Network and Elevate Your Potential Magazine. He enjoys helping people improve the quality of their lives - spirit, soul, and body.
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