Thanksgiving Mashed Potato Threesome - Vegetarian and Vegan Recipes What a festive way to celebrate Thanksgiving! These mashed potatoes just scream fall. And you’ll be screaming for seconds (or thirds) once you have them. Butternut Squash Mashed Potatoes 1 butternut squash1 russet potato1 tablespoon brown sugar Garlic Mashed Potatoes 1 pound of russet potatoes3 tablespoons butter4 cloves garlic, minced1/2 cup whole milkSalt and pepper to taste Curried Mashed Potatoes 1 pound of russet potatoes2 tablespoons butter1 small yellow onion, finely chopped1 clove garlic, minced2 tablespoons curry powder1/4 cup sour cream1/4 cup plain low-fat yogurtSalt and pepper to taste 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. As a side note, every time I type the word “mash” I get the song Monster Mash stuck in my head. 14. 15.
Bok Choy Recipe Friday, January 9, 2009 photo of Bok Choy (learn about bok choy) – so vibrant and tender! I’m going to tell you to do something that is totally contrary to many Asian cookbooks out there. And yeah, it also flips my motto, “Hot Wokky, No Stickky” on its head. Okay, ready? Cold Wokky, Very Garlickky. The problem with using a very hot wok or frying pan to stir fry with minced garlic and ginger is that you’ll probably burn it. If you had used a hot wok and hot oil, you only get a few seconds before they burn. Bitter. Bitter can be good sometimes – I LOVE bitter. Now, I do want to say that the rules for cooking meat in a pan or wok are different – (that’s another lesson that I’ve written extensively about at Simply Recipes.) Young grasshoppa, let me show you the way. Start by trimming the bok choy stem off – don’t trim too much – just the end. But leave the tender baby that’s in the middle of each bok choy! Place wok or frying pan on your stove and pour in the cooking oil. I really mean it!
Portobello and Black Bean Enchiladas Roasted Poblano Sauce: 1 poblano pepper 2 tsp. extra virgin olive oil 1 medium yellow onion, chopped 1 large clove garlic, chopped 1/2 tsp. salt 1/2 tsp. ground cumin 1/2 tsp. chili powder 1/4 tsp. paprika 1/8 tsp. ground chipotle pepper (optional) 2 cups crushed tomatoes about 1/4 cup water (to thin out the sauce) 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped + extra for garnish Filling: 2 roasted red peppers, diced (jarred or fresh) 12 oz. portobellos (about 4-5 large), stemmed, gills scraped out, and diced 1/2 red onion, diced extra virgin olive oil salt and freshly ground black pepper 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed Other ingredients: 12 corn or whole wheat flour tortillas 4 oz. queso fresco fresh tomatoes or pico de gallo, for serving Preheat oven to 425 F. To prepare the sauce: Roast the poblano pepper (and red peppers if using fresh) directly over the flame of a gas burner, turning frequently with tongs, until evenly charred. Peel the pepper, discard the stem and seeds, and chop.
The Truth about Rice: Brown vs White and What Type Of Rice Is The Healthiest? Rice contains all eight essential amino acids for building muscle and some amounts of B vitamins, phosphorus and potassium. It is naturally gluten-free and low in sodium. There are around 40,000 known varieties of rice, so choosing the healthiest might be a little bit of a tall order. Long-grain rice has the lowest glycemic index (G.I) compared to the shorter grain varieties. This means it gets converted into sugar more slowly, releasing energy steadily into the bloodstream and keeping you full longer. The rice that is used most often is white rice, which is a long-grain rice that is polished down to remove the bran and germ, leaving just the white endosperm (the rice kernel). Types of Healthy Rice Bhutanese Red Rice: This rice has a nutty and slightly sweet flavor. Chinese Black Rice: This rice is also called “forbidden rice,” as it was originally grown only for Chinese emperors. Wild Rice: This rice is actually a seed of long-grain marsh grass. White and Brown How to prepare your rice?
Spiced Red Lentil, Tomato, and Kale Soup This is the kind of soup with broth that tastes just as good, if not better, than the actual add-ins. Is it normal to want to guzzle the broth? Well, it is now, my friends. It’s actually a miracle I have any taste buds left because I’ve burned my tongue so many times since dedicating the last two weeks for cookbook soup makin’. Chili powder, cumin, coriander, smoked paprika, and cayenne pepper create a downright irresistible flavourful broth bursting with nutrition. Since most vegetable soups don’t hold me over very long, I added a cup of red lentils to amp up the protein (and fibre). Spiced Red Lentil, Tomato, and Kale Soup Email, text, or print this recipe 2 years ago: Pumpkin Butter Oat Squares 1 year ago: Vegan Lasagna with Basil Cashew Cheese Yield: 5.5- 6 cups Ingredients: 1. 2. 3. 4. …and in the words of Stephanie Tanner, whoa baby!
Toasty Pumpkin Chickpea Fritters These easy, Toasty Pumpkin Chickpea Fritters are tender and moist on the inside - toasty on the outside. A light, crisp layer of panko breadcrumbs coat a cozy fall-inspired filling of mashed chickpeas, rich golden pumpkin, nutty hemp seeds, garlic, a hint of maple and a splash of bright cider vinegar. These lovable little cakes are delicious served on their own in bite-sized morsels - or even as a festive fall patty for a veggie burger. I like to serve them alongside a big salad for dinner - a swirl of my sage cream sauce on the side. Super simple for fall!.. What is a fritter? Substitutions Note: if you'd like you can change up the pumpkin for butternut or acorn squash. If you don't have hemp seeds - you can sub with other seeds like sunflower. And I must say the rustic combo of chickpeas and pumpkin was pretty fantastic as is.. I've made these fritters many times already - check out what happens when you add in extra pumpkin, use fine bread crumbs instead of Panko, and light fry. 1.
She Fills An Empty Applesauce Container With Cereal For This Incredible Lunch Hack When it comes to packing your lunch to go, it can be hard to think of fun ways to spice up a rather important meal of the day. DIY Mason Jar Lunchables are not only fun to prepare, but there are also so many variations one can create when deciding what food to pack inside of them. Using only an empty applesauce container and a mason jar of your choosing, your possibilities are truly endless. In the video below, five different concoctions are made rather quickly using only a few ingredients. One of my favorites featured lunchables below is the one including granola, yogurt, and raspberries. There are times when I want to bring cereal to work, but If I were to bring it in a regular glass container, the cereal would get all soggy. This DIY simple idea is truly helpful, and I can’t wait to start trying it at home.
Simple Sesame Noodles I’ll be spending the weekend cooking some new recipes and making such a mess of my kitchen I’ll want to cry and burn down the house and move. I’m really looking forward to it! In the meantime, because it’s Friday, I’m bringing this, one of my all-time favorite recipes, up to the front. It’s cool, easy, and the perfect thing to get us through the remaining days of this inferno some humans are referring to as “Summer”. Sometimes, simple is best. Often, simple is best. Most of the time, simple is best. Sesame noodles fall under that umbrella. This is a very simple recipe for yummy sesame noodles. I love them just the way they are. Start by cooking noodles. Next comes the simple sauce/dressing: 1/4 cup soy sauce. These measurements are all approximations; I almost always go in after the fact and taste, adjust, taste, adjust. I’m a rebel. Chop up 3 to 4 cloves of garlic. Now add 3 tablespoons white sugar to the soy sauce. Sweet and savory. Throw in the garlic. Rice vinegar. Add about 2 tablespoons.
Better Than Trader Joe's Edamame Hummus Recipe I started working on this knock-off Trader Joe’s edamame hummus recipe two weeks ago. And then on Sunday, my husband and I decided on a whim to stop by Trader Joe’s on the way home from the farmers market. Guess what? Trader Joe’s doesn’t even sell edamame hummus anymore. Or at least ours doesn’t. But! I can never get hummus right when I make it with chickpeas, but edamame works so much better. My favorite way to use edamame hummus is as a sandwich spread. So take that, Trader Joe’s! An edamame hummus made with lemon juice and fresh herbs. Ingredients 1 c. cooked edamame 1/4 c. tahini 2 tbsp. lemon juice 1 garlic clove, peeled 2 tbsp. coarsely chopped fresh herbs (optional--I used rosemary, thyme, and basil) 2 tbsp. olive oil (add more if you like your hummus creamier) salt to taste (I used 1/4 tsp.) Instructions Combine edamame, tahini, lemon juice, garlic, and herbs in food processor. Notes
How to keep cut vegetables and lettuce crisp for days (video) You go to the store and purchase salad makings with the best of intentions. Like the busy time-saver you are, you pre-chop your lettuce and your veggies so you can toss a healthy meal together on the go. But, a few days later your lettuce and veggies are mushy and gross. What gives? A combination of natural gasses, moisture build up, and the act of chopping your veggies can speed of decomposition. 1. Like Time-Saving Kitchen Tips for more Cucumbers are tasty when they're crispy. 2. Need to keep your chopped bell peppers fresh a few days more? 3. Do you buy baby carrots just to avoid trying to slice, dice, and store full grown carrots? 4. Pros at The Kitchn tried three different ways to keep lettuce greens fresh in the fridge. Surprisingly, all three methods yielded still-fresh veggies after 7 days. What are some tricks you use to keep your food fresh longer? Captions Settings Dialog Beginning of dialog window.
Fiesta Lime Rice Rice, black beans, tomatoes, scallions, cilantro and lime juice, every bite of this colorful side dish will feel like one big fiesta in your mouth! Use leftover rice and this side dish comes together in minutes. I think my love of rice is innate having a Hispanic mother. This dish started as the filling for a vegetarian stuffed pepper recipe I dreamed up in my head, but when I put all the stuffing ingredients together all I kept thinking was... Wow this would be wonderful as is, or with some Chicken Ropa Vieja and melted cheese on top, or as a big burrito bowl topped with Sweet Barbacoa Pork or Barbacoa Beef or Pork Carnitas! So I decided to make this a two part recipe. There is always leftover rice in my house, my kids love it and leftovers make great lunches mixed with whatever we had for dinner the night before.