Monday, January 11, 2016
I am feeling really congested today and have had a major sinus-headache, so I really wanted something "brothy" tonight.
This recipe from my Garden of Eden Organic Farm Box was perfect! I made my own vegetarian vegetable broth in the slow-cooker this afternoon and by the time dinner came around it was ready for me to add the fresh kale, parsley and mushrooms. I also added garbanzo beans and kept the pasta separate and just combined the soup and pasta in my bowl.
10 cups water
I threw everything in the slow cooker for a couple hours and let it all "stew."
Two hours later, I put about 5 cups of the broth in a pot on the stove and added a bunch of kale and mushrooms and parsley and garbanzos and let it heat up for about 5 minutes. In a bowl, I added the pasta and ladled some brothy soup on top of it. Added some salt and pepper and it was so good!
Saturday, January 9, 2016
For Christmas I received a new vegan cookbook called The Lusty Vegan. I have made two recipes already and to be completely honest am not super impressed so far. They just seem kind of bland, so I end up adding a ton of salt and other ingredients.
First, I made the Bean Dip. I followed the recipe exactly, and in the end, it didn't really taste any different than if I had just heated up the can of refried beans by itself... I mean, I love refried beans, but I was expecting something different.
Then, I made the coconut, rosemary stew (pictured above). Again, very bland and this time too coconuty. I had to add cumin, turmeric, and curry powder, and of course plenty of salt. It actually tasted a lot better as leftovers over the next few days. I mean, I felt like I had to eat it anyway because it would have been a huge waste of all those yummy vegetables!
I'm skeptical about trying anymore recipes from this book, but I won't give up yet!
Thursday, January 7, 2016
I don't know what inspired me to make these, but they turned out to be AMAZING.
Frozen vegan meatballs
Sauteed onions and red peppers
Daiya vegan cheese
I mean, it's pretty obvious -- just put all the ingredients together, and bake in the oven for 10-15 minutes.
Pretty fast and easy to make too.