Saturday, April 23, 2016

Incredible Baked Rice

This is one of the best dishes I ever had and it so easy to put together.

1 medium onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tbsp. coconut oil
1/2 cup vegan ground
3 roma tomatoes chopped
fresh turmeric
1/2 tsp curry powder
2 cups fresh spinach
1/2 tsp salt
freshly ground pepper
1 cup uncooked rice
1 cup almond milk
1/4 cup nutritional yeast

Sauté onion in oil until tender. Add garlic and vegan ground. Stir well. Add tomatoes, turmeric, curry and 1/2 cup of water. Lower the heat and simmer gently for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Add the spinach, salt and pepper. Cook under low heat for another 10 minutes.
Meanwhile preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
Grease a casserole dish. Add the uncooked rice, nutritional yeast and then the sauce. Add the almond milk.  Stir with a fork and level with spoon.
Bake in preheated oven for 25 minutes.
Remove from oven and stir again adding 1 1/2 cups of water. Again level with a spoon and bake for another 25 minutes.
Remove from oven and stir again adding more water if it looks too dry.
Bake for another 25 minutes or until done and rice is soft There should be a crisp, golden crust on top.

Best Barley Soup

Love it!!!

1 medium onion, chopped
1 tbsp. coconut oil
1 clove garlic, minced
2 carrots, chopped
4 stalks of celery, chopped
Add these ingredients to large pot and sauté until tender.

1 can (14.5oz) diced tomatoes
8 cups water
1/3 cup uncooked barley (or up to 1 cup) depending on how thick you want the soup
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp vegan hoisin sauce
1 tsp salt
black pepper
dried parsley (or fresh but add fresh after soup is cooked)
2 bay leaves

Bring to a boil. Simmer covered for 1.5 hours.

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Curry Chickpea Burgers

The curry sauce on top is amazing. Tastes great on a bun and with sliced avocado.

Sauté 1/2 cup onions and one garlic clove until caramelized. In a food processor add:
1 cup chickpeas
1 cup kale
Juice of 1/2 lemon
1 tbsp. sunflower seeds
1/4 cup oatmeal
2 tsp curry powder
freshly grated turmeric
1/2 tsp salt
pepper to taste

Pulse mixture with the sauted onion until combined. Cook patties over medium heat until brown on each side. About 3 minutes per side.

Curry Sauce
In a food processor combine:
1 clove garlic
1 cup chickpeas
juice of half a lemon
1 tsp curry powder
fresh parsley
1/4 tsp salt
2 tbsp. almond milk
1 tbsp. olive oil
Process until smooth.