- Pasta (choose your variety)
- Broccoli (fresh or frozen)
- Lentils, red or yellow
- Olive oil (or any other vegetable oil you prefer)
- Soy Cream (or Oat Cream)
- Salt and pepper to your liking
(Of course, if you dislike any of these vegetables, just leave it out.)
How to prepare:
Cut the vegetables in pieces, including the garlic. You can also use a garlic press, but remember it will be much more… garlicky tasting then! Entirely up to you if you like that or not.
Then sizzle the cut vegetables in a couple of tablespoons of oil for a few minutes. While doing this, put the water for the pasta to boil.
Pour the soy cream over the vegetables and add the lentils. Let it stew while the pasta is boiling. The lentils should be perfectly done by then, and the vegetables still slightly al dente. If you want to use some other variety of lentils, you may need to cook them beforehand or else they will not be done when the pasta and the vegetables are. Or, you could buy them canned.
You may notice that I haven’t specified any amounts. Now, why is that?
At first you may think this to be awkward, but actually, it makes things easier. You don’t have to weigh, or count or measure all the time. Just use your common sense, and adjust the amounts based on how many you are, and which ingredient you like more or less. Did you make too much? Then just chill it and save in the fridge or freezer for another day.