Dr. McDougall’s Vegan Meal Plan Day 5: Lunch

I was in a curry kinda mood all week. I love curry. I had a wonderful tofu coconut curry at this restaurant Opus in Salem, MA the other night and it just made me want to eat curry forever. I really kinda hate Indian food though so I am more of a Thai curry kinda girl. This lunch cup was more of an indian curry but I was surprised by it!


All Natural Asian Pilafs Lentil Curry 1



Lunch Day 5: All Natural Asian Pilafs Lentil Curry


So, now that you all know I kinda hate Indian food I must say this wasn’t terrible. It was spicy which I am absolutely okay with but it was also very salty and had a lot of flavor going on. I would say thus far, this is definitely my least favorite but I did eat it all. I struggled a little because the curry was strong but the meal was hearty and filling. I have learned to put a napkin instead of foil over my meals as they sit and it works fine enough. The rice was a little chewy but generally okay. If you like this kind of curry please eat up! Otherwise, maybe go for the other curries I listed before.


All Natural Asian Pilafs Lentil Curry 3   All Natural Asian Pilafs Lentil Curry 2



Food is Love. 

The Hippy Gypsy



Buenos Dias, it’s Chili Time!

When I was in college my mother joined Weight Watchers and as a result of her amazing “2 Point” chili recipe she procured from the group I lost 30lbs in my freshman year. It was THAT good and oddly THAT healthy and definitely THAT easy to make. I call it a “DUMP” recipe. Most stuff just gets dumped in a pot or pan and VOILA! However it has ground turkey and powdered milk in it so I had to remake that delicious recipe for myself this past year. Making it without the turkey was okay and the powder being omitted didn’t phase me but I needed more bulk. So I would like to thank Tofurky once again for their delicious ground bits that are supposed to be similar to ground hamburger meat. This bulked it up and made it a staple in my home again!




1 package Tofurky Ground Beef

1tsp kosher salt

2tbsp olive oil

1/2 tsp lemon peel

2 tbsp dried crushed jalapenos

1 tbsp seasoned salt or Penzey’s Sandwich sprinkle

1/4 cup dried Red & Green Bell Pepper flakes

1/8 cup ground cumin


2 large cans of diced tomatoes

1 large can of black beans (1lb. 13 oz.)

1/2 tsp Ground Red Chipotle

1/2 tsp smoked spanish paprika

1/4 cup ground cumin

1/8 cup chili powder

2 tbsp dried basil

1/8 cup granulated garlic powder




Place Tofurky Meat, oil, and salt into the bottom of a large sauce pan (like one you would make a gallon of tomato sauce in!).

Cook on Medium High until oil has mostly cooked off and the meat has cooked down.

Add additional “meat” spices listed and toss until everything has combined and cooked down.

Next, begin adding Veggie mixture adding the tomatoes and beans first.

Then slowly begin mixing in spices.

Add more chili powder, garlic, salt ,or cumin to taste for a richer sauce or even a dash of hot sauce!

I find extra chili powder and cumin really rounds out the flavor. Use mild or plain chili powder if you are sensitive to spice for the flavor without the heat.

 Cook down for about 30-45mins. Serve hot with rice, corn  tortilla chips, and/or fresh corn tortillas!