mean croquet?

Hi lovlies! I’ve been an awfully lazy blogger. Here’s a quick recap of my past 24 hours:

Dinner last night was sooo good! Salads, Black-Eyed Pea Croquettes, Braised Daikon, and Lundberg Wild Rice:

The Croquettes were SO good!! I have to share the recipe πŸ™‚

Black Eyed Pea Croquettes

(Adapted from The Kind Diet)


  • 2 cups black eyed peas, soaked overnight in enough water to cover by an inch
  • 2 tbsp. fresh chopped parsley
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 tbsp. Bragg’s Liquid Aminos
  • EVOO
  • Barley-Dijon Dipping Sauce Glaze (recipe below)


  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Drain peas in a colander for half an hour, then transfer them to a food processor. Add chopped parsley, cumin, and Bragg’s and pulse until beans are shredded but not into a pulp.
  3. Use your hands to shape the mixture into small UFO-shaped things – think of an oval.
  4. Place croquettes on well-EVOO’d baking sheet and coat each generously with EVOO (generously!).
  5. Cook for about 20-30 minutes, or until bottoms are well-browned and tops are crispy, firm-feeling, and browning.
  6. Let cool for about 10 minutes to firm up.
  7. Drizzle generously with Barley-Dijon Dipping Sauce Glaze and enjoy! πŸ™‚ Yum yum

Barley-Dijon Dipping Sauce Glaze

(Adapted from The Kind Diet)


  • 1/2 cup barley malt syrup
  • 1 tbsp. dijon mustard


  1. Put syrup and mustard in a small saucepan and heat over very low heat, stirring continuously. It’s ready when little bubbles start to come to the surface πŸ™‚ Mmmm.
  2. Drizzle generously over the croquettes before serving, and put out on the table for dippage πŸ™‚

Today, I slept in a wittle (I was so tired!) and was awfully sore, so I decided today would be one of my rest days. I wasn’t too hungry, so brekkie was some juicy fresh fruit (1/2 grapefruit, strawberries, and cherries πŸ™‚ ) and cinnamon-raisin Ezekiel sprouted grain toast with some apple spread:

Lunch was just as yummy πŸ™‚ Leftovers make the best lunch! Salad with some crunchy veggies, the Croquettes, Daikon, and Rice:

That’s my quickie post for this morning – I’ve been working endlessly on my post on disordered eating, guilt, and health. Get excited lovlies πŸ™‚

Have a good day everyone! See you after din din πŸ™‚




Filed under Recipes, Vegan

5 responses to “ mean croquet?

  1. I want to try to make these! I’ve had bad luck making anything like them..or even bean burgers, they always fall apart on me 😦

    • They hold together much better if you drain them for a looong time and squeeze out some of the water once it’s processed into shreds. They were super yummy though, and cooking them in the oven ensures that they don’t fall apart. The bottoms get super crispy and yummy πŸ™‚

  2. Ooh, those croquettes look intriguing!

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