So as noon rolled around and my stomach began to grumble, I walked over to the fridge began to feel drawn to the grains and lentils I had cooked up yesterday. Over the weekend, I saw some incredible rice balls in a vegan cookbook and have been craving them ever since - but my excitement at the high protein grain container I had brimming with a mix of yellow, red and black quinoa and amaranth was too much to pass up -- so I grabbed a range of ingredients, experimented and what followed was pure protein bliss!!
|A Bowl of Mixed Yum!|
1 cup grain of choice (cooked)
1/2 cup lentils (cooked)
1/3 cup tahini
1 carrot, grated
1/4 cup pumpkin, sesame and/or sunflower seeds
1/4 cup dulse flakes
1 tablespoon miso paste
Mix all these ingredients together in a bowl and form into little ping pong sized balls. Heat a fry pan over medium heat and cook the balls for a few minutes until toasted and heated through.
Serve on a bed of spinach with veggie salad or steamed greens and top with tahini-miso sauce and a sprinkling of toasted seeds
1/4 cup tahini
|Although the 'balls' didn't last long |
when they met with Mr Fork...
1 tablespoon miso
1 tablespoon ume vinegar
Delicious, healthy and packed with more protein than Vin Diesel!!
And PLUS! I made some extra balls and put them in the fridge and they doubled as a yummy snack straight out of the fridge when I got home from work -- yum :)
Please let me know what you think, it's a new recipe and any suggestions/comments are very welcome! :)
Love and light,