Since these meals take a little planning, special shopping and preparation time, you should make large quantities and enjoy the leftovers for days. Great to take a container to work for microwaving in the lunchroom.
- Rice and Lentil Burgers I started making my own burgers after reading the ingredients on the store-bought veggie burgers. This version is adapted from The Candle Cafe Cookbook. They are moist and delicious!–Lisa
- “Almost 4Leaf” Vegetable Lasagna Okay, this is a 3Leaf meal, but that doesn’t mean that it is not healthy. It is 100% plant-based and derives less than 2o% of its calories from fat. The only reason it is not 4Leaf is because we don’t consider the whole-grain lasagna noodles to be whole plants–in nature’s package. But we do eat pasta from time to time and this recipe is one of our favorites.–Lisa
- Three Bean Chili This is my husband, Jason’s, favorite recipe. He never tires of it! It was inspired by Rip Esselstyn’s Three Bean Chili. We enjoy it any time of year. It is pretty easy to make and depending on your appetite can last up to a week.–Lisa
- Herb Stuffed Potatoes This is one of our favorites! They are delicious! With its crispy crust and creamy insides, they are sure to be a favorite at your house too!–Lisa
- Lentil Shepherd’s Pie This American favorite can now be eaten in 4Leaf homes; a staple in ours. Inspired by the book, Skinny Bitch in the Kitch, this dish is hearty and wholesome. Perfect for the holidays!–Lisa
- Lisa’s Chickpea Patties These delicious patties were inspired by the book, “Eat, Drink & Be Vegan,” by Dreena Burton. I tweaked them a bit so that they would score at the 4Leaf level.–Lisa
- Sarah’s Perfect Portabellas My sister, Sarah, made these stuffed mushroom caps for our very first 4Leaf Dinner Party. They were a hit and are perfect for a holiday or dinner party. These stuffed mushroom caps are big and filling.–Lisa
- Three Sisters Casserole This cozy recipe is made with traditional Native American ingredients. The term “three sisters” comes from the practice of growing beans, corn and squash.–Lisa
CAUTION. Eating this way may quickly decrease your need for medications. You should tell your physician what you’re doing. If he/she is unfamiliar with or skeptical of this eating-style, please direct him or her to nutritionstudies.org and plantrician.org.