padma and ellen
by Ali Berman
Categories: Eats, Recipes, Vegan
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“Top Chef” host Padma Lakshmi joined Ellen to cook up some delicious looking vegan food.

First up was a protein and nutrient power-packed lentil salad. This lentil, apple, bell pepper, coconut and ginger concoction is one of the items Lakshmi dines on to detox and lose weight after weeks of heavy eating on “Top Chef”. The host admits to gaining as much as thirteen pounds while filming, and then taking a few months to drop the weight. You can find the all vegan recipe on Ellen’s website.

For any of you who have trouble drinking enough water, or getting your family to opt for water instead of sodas and other sugary drinks, you might want to try Lakshmi’s favorite beverage: fairy water. There is a recipe on the site, but from what we gather, to make fairy water, you just have to add lovely fragrant and flavorful items to water. Basically, dress it up. Whether it’s rosemary, rose petals, lemon or lime, or a combo, Lakshmi says that this is the key to making water sexy.

You can watch the clip of both recipes being made below. The “Top Chef” host is obviously a pro, while we can assume, based on her cooking skills, that Ellen has a chef on staff.

Via Vegetarian Star

About Ali Berman

Ali Berman is the author of Choosing a Good Life: Lessons from People Who Have Found Their Place in the World (Hazelden) and Misdirected (Seven Stories Press). She works as a humane educator for HEART teaching kids about issues affecting people, animals and the environment. Her published work can be found on her website at aliberman.com. In early 2012 Ali co-founded flipmeover, a production company with the mission to use media to raise awareness of social issues.

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