Bettie Brimstone (infloresence) wrote in vegancooking,
Bettie Brimstone

Risotto + Chocolate Cake

Under the cut are some healthy options for a dinner party. The chocolate cake is a modified version of the lentil spice cake submitted by webtar in February of last year to vegancooking.

Earthy Tomato Risotto


* Onions, raw, 1 large
* Carrots, raw, 1 large (7-1/4" to 8-1/2" long)
* Canned Tomatoes, 1 cup
* White Rice, short grain, .5 cup
* Garlic, 2 clove
* Basil, 10 leaves
* *Cumin seed, 1 tbsp
* *Coriander seed, 1 tbsp
* Salt, 2 dash
* Water, tap, .5 cup (8 fl oz)
* Tofu, firm, 250 grams


-Using a food processor, blitz the raw carrot, onion, garlic, basil,spices and salt. Dump into a bowl. Mix through diced tomatoes.
-Combine the water and rice and cook in a microwave for five minutes. Remove. Into this, mix the tofu and processed vegetables.
-Place back into the microwave and cook for 15 minutes, stirring every five minutes.

Nutritional Info (per serve)
  • Servings: 2
  • Calories: 329.9
  • Total Fat: 12.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 360.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 37.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 7.8 g
  • Protein: 24.1 g

Dense Chocolate Cake


* Lentils, 1 cup
* *Organic All-Purpose White Flour, 1 cup
* **Flax Seed Meal (ground flax), 2 tbsp
* Water, tap, .25 cup (8 fl oz)
* Soy Milk, .5 cup
* Cocoa, dry powder, unsweetened, .5 cup
* Granulated Sugar, .5 cup
* Baking Soda, .5 tsp


-Cook the lentils until they are very, very soft. Drain and mash or process until a soft paste.
-Mix together flax and water and allow it to sit for five minutes. Then add to lentils and mix thoroughly.
-Add soy milk and mix well.
-Add the dry ingredients and mix until all lumps are gone and the mixture is smooth.
-Pourinto a silicone or greased pan and cook in a preheated oven at around170 degrees celsius for 50 minutes or until a knife in the centre ofthe cake comes out clean.
-Cool. Serve wedges of the cake with coffee and tea.

NB: You might need to fiddle with the sugar and cocoa levels in this cake to get it to your liking. The lentils are naturally quite sweet so be careful not to amp up the sugar too much.

Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 10
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 157.0
  • Total Fat: 1.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 72.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 34.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 5.4 g
  • Protein: 5.5 g
Tags: desserts-cakes-chocolate, grains-rice, main dishes-rice based
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