Traditional New Years Meal
1 (14 ounce) roll vegan sausage (I use Gimme Lean)
1 pound can or bag sauerkraut
1 cup cooked lentils (cooked salad style, not totally soft)
3 green onions, chopped
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon mustard seeds
1-2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
coarse black pepper, to taste
1. In a large flat bottomed skillet, coated with cooking spray, brown vegan sausage, chopping into small pieces and you go.
2. When it's browned well on all sides, add the rest of the ingredients, mixing well.
3. Cover, simmer about 15 minutes, and serve with crusty vegan bread (pumpernickel is best with this, or some other strong rye).
I'm not sure of the meaning of the foods anymore, but my mother used to serve polish sausage cooked in sauerkraut, with a side of cold lentils with garlic and olive oil every year for New Years. This being my first New Years as a vegan, I had to improvise.