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3 Ultra-Satisfying Vegetarian Fall Soup Recipes

3 Ultra-Satisfying Vegetarian Fall Soup Recipes
Image via: Sneakerdog Every year, when it starts getting cold, I crave soups and stews packed with greens and garlic. To me, it’s the ultimate comfort food: hot, healthy, and vegetarian. I love to experiment with seasonal ingredients like apples and butternut squash, and add in favorites like spinach and hot spices. Here are three filling, unbelievably delicious meat-free soup recipes that will be in rotation in my soup pot this season. Garlic, Chickpea and Spinach Soup By Sneakerdog 2 tablespoons olive oil 4 garlic cloves, crushed 1 onion, chopped 2 teaspoons ground cumin 2 teaspoons ground coriander 5 cups vegetable stock 12 ounces potatoes, diced More after the jump! 15 ounces can chickpeas, drained and rinsed 1 tablespoon cornstarch 2/3 cup Silk(tm) cream (or other non-dairy cream) 2 tablespoons light tahini 7 ounces spinach, shredded cayenne pepper salt and pepper, to taste Heat the oil in a saucepan and cook the garlic and onions until soft and golden. Makes 4 cups Serves 6 to 8 Related:  food and drink

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Broccoli and White Cheddar Mac & Cheese « The Craving Chronicles Mac & cheese. Oh how I love mac & cheese. It’s one of my favorite foods on the planet (besides chocolate). Whenever it’s cold outside or I need some comfort or I’m hungry or it’s a day that ends in ‘y’, I turn to mac & cheese. I’ve had to impose mac & cheese limits on myself to keep from eating it every day of the week. Can you believe that until maybe 3 or 4 years ago I’d never cooked anything other than the boxed kind? Let me be clear: This is stove-top mac & cheese. It’s perfectly delicious and satisfying comfort food that will solve all your problems and bring about world peace. OK maybe not that last part, but it’s definitely delicious. Printable Recipe Serves 2-4 as a main dish, 4-6 as a side Buy blocks of cheese and grate it yourself. Ingredients 3 cups frozen baby broccoli florets 1/2 pound elbow macaroni 1 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter 2 tablespoons flour 1 1/3 cups milk 4 ounces sharp white cheddar cheese, grated 2 ounces pepper jack cheese, grated salt to taste Directions

Best easy healthy vegetarian pasta recipes - Healthy pasta recipes - Easy vegetarian pasta dishes - Pasta sauces Many people enjoy healthy vegetarian pasta dishes. Pasta is adaptable, familiar and versatile, which makes it a comforting choice, especially for new vegetarians. If you're cooking for a mixed crowd, you can always cook a portion of meat separately to be added separately. Here are some fantastic vegetarian pasta recipes, some more traditional and inspired by Italian food, while others are unique and unusual. These are the best easy, healthy and vegetarian pasta recipes.  1. Adding sun-dried tomatoes to a vegetarian pasta dish always seems to magically transform an ordinary recipe into something special. 2. Load up on veggies with this easy pasta primavera recipe. 3. A great basic meatless pasta dish just waiting to be personalized with your favorite vegetables, or whatever you have on hand. 4. Pair this easy and healthy vegetarian pasta sauce with any kind of pasta you happen to have on hand. 5. 6. 7. 9. 10. No reason a pasta salad can't serve as an entree!

Homemade Raw Vegan Ice Cream Bars! & Veggie Wedgie - StumbleUpon Yes, another ice cream recipe! Funny that I am posting this today, because I started a juice fast this morning! I feel like I really need it because (believe it or not) I have been eating a lot of heavy vegan food lately…Good thing that ice cream does not go bad, coz these little guys will have to wait for me a while in my freezer Anyway, back to the ice cream! I got these cool molds to make ice cream bars at home and I wanted to make a raw vegan version of the classic ice cream I used to eat as a child. My favorite was the white chocolate covered chocolate ice cream! For the chocolate ice cream I used my basic chocolate avocado pudding as a base. Chocolate Pudding Ice cream Base -4 ripe avocados/ 4 ώριμα αβοκάντο -1 cup raw cacao powder/ 1 κούπα ωμή σκόνη κακάο -1 cup agave nectar/ 1 κούπα σιρόπι αγαύης -1/2 cup water/ 1/2 κούπα νερό Blend everything in a high-speed blender until completely smooth and transfer in ice cream molds. This recipe makes about 10 small ice cream bars. Enjoy!

50 Things You Should Stop Buying & Start Making As a society, we have become over-reliant on “ready made” products. We have lost the ability to make things from scratch. Rather than blend up some peanuts to make delicious, tasty and fresh peanut butter, we’ll spend many dollars on a jar from the store that contains artificial preservatives, unnecessary packaging and that simply lines the pockets of huge, unethical multinational corporations. Aside from foods, you can also make your own personal care products, beauty and make up products, cleaning products and home accessories that taste, work or look better than store bought, without the harmful chemicals and toxins and free from excessive, earth damaging packaging. Foods Homemade Ketchup – This ketchup won’t brake the bank, tastes better than the real deal and contains no added sugar – so it’s nutritionally good for the whole family. Peanut Butter – It is so simple to make this pantry staple it would be silly to buy it. Want to learn more about making your own foods? Next Page >>>

Pea & Avocado Penne Loading ... This simple penne pasta recipe came about with a desire to create vegan creamy pesto style pasta. I love pea mash, the colour and sweet flavour and avocado seemed an ideal ingredient to produce the right texture. I included the pine nuts because they are a favourite of ours and give the dish an authentic pesto taste; for a non vegan version crumble through some feta cheese before serving. Quick and easy to make this vegetarian pasta is delicious served warm or could be made ahead of time and served as a cold pasta salad. Preparation time: 25minsServes 4 Pea & Avocado Pesto 45g (1.5oz) pine nuts, toasted2 cups baby peas1 avocado2 cups baby spinach, roughly chopped2 garlic cloves, dicedlemon juice Pea & Avocado Penne 300g (10.5 oz) Penne Pasta250g (9 oz) green beans, trimmed1½ cups butter beans (tinned or cooked)olive oil Cook the penne pasta to the packet instructions, strain and set aside. Roughly chop the toasted pine nuts reserving a few for garnish.

14 Quick Vegetarian Recipes for the Hopeless Cook Too lazy to find a food cart and not quite adventurous enough for a themed restaurant? Occasional vegetarianism – flexitarianism – is a great way to do something green for the planet. Vegetarian meals are delicious, healthy for you, and many of them are very easy to make. Best of all, they’re really, really cheap and easy to cook in your own kitchen. Before you call the pizza guy or hit the drive-through for a burger, consider doing something good for the earth, and your health, by putting together a vegetarian dish. 3-Minute Healthy Nachos (Image via tacoslamexicana) Buy organic or blue corn chips and skip all the greasy hamburger meat and refried beans to make these healthy, yummy nachos in just tres minutos. Easy Southwest Bean Salad (Image via americanfeast) You know those frozen veggie blends in the freezer case at the grocery store? High Protein Mac ‘n Cheese (Image via freedigitalphotos) Savory Apples ‘n Onions (Image via much0mas) This was once a pioneer favorite. Pita Tacos Quesadilla

A Different Way to Serve Fresh Watermelon. Watermelon 'Cake' |... I saw this watermelon cake idea in the August issue of Martha Stewart Living magazine. This is a cute, fun, unique way to serve fresh watermelon. And I’m not the only one who excitedly tried this; checkout ‘messy thrilling life’ blog who also tried Martha Stewart Living Magazine watermelon cake. Thankyou Martha! Martha Stewart Living Magazine serves the watermelon cake plain, thats what I’ve done too. - sprinkle a little lime juice or lime zest on top - top with chopped basil or mint - sprinkle some feta cheeseand balsamic vinegar over the watermelon “cake” - drizzle a little tequila or rum or cachaca Wash and wipe a seedless watermelon. Lay it down horizontally. Cut about one thirds from the other end. Lay the middle third (the watermelon ”cake”) on a serving platter. Now take the two ends of the water melon. Now arrange these balls on top of the water melon ‘”cake”. This will serve about 8, with left over bits of watermelon from the cut ends. Comments comments Tagged as: watermelon

Recipe for Mujadarra (Middle Eastern Lentils and Rice with Caramelized Onions) Mujadarra (pronounced moo-jha-druh and also spelled Mujadara, Mujaddara, Mujadarah, and Mujadarrah) is a humble middle eastern dish of lentils, rice, and caramelized onions. This is a recipe where the flavor becomes much more than you'd expect from the simple ingredients used. Years ago I started ordering Mujadarra at a now-closed Salt Lake restaurant which served it with Middle Eastern Tomato Salad around the the plate, the perfect way to eat it if you have tomatoes and fresh herbs on hand. Rinse lentils, then add water and cook at a low simmer 20-30 minutes, until lentils are soft. Start cooking 3/4 cup long grain rice, either following the directions on the package or using a rice cooker like I did. Peel onions, then cut into quarter-slices to make 3 cups sliced onions. Heat olive oil in large heavy pan, then add onions and start to brown over medium-low heat, stirring every few minutes. Here are my onions after ten minutes, just starting to get brown. Printer Friendly Recipe

Chicken Noodle Soup with Homemade Egg Noodles My kids actually call this soup "Kung Fu Panda Soup" or "Noodle Soup"...but, hey, we'll call it anything they want, if they eat it! :) This soup is easy, and can be made simpler by using cooked leftover chicken or turkey, chicken broth, and dried gf noodles. I adapted my recipe from here and the noodle recipe from here. Okay, so why in the world am I making noodles? Chicken Noodle Soup 2 lb meaty chicken pieces (I used drumsticks) 6 cups water 1/2 cup chopped onion 2 teaspoons salt 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 1 teaspoon poultry seasoning 1 bay leaf 1 cup chopped carrot 1 cup chopped celery 1/2 recipe of fresh egg noodles or 1 1/2 cups dried gf noodles 1 teaspoon dried parsley 1. 2. 3. Homemade Gluten-free Egg Noodles 3 1/2 cups plus more for dusting Silvana's All-purpose flour 1 teaspoon salt 4 egg yolks, beaten 2 eggs beaten 2/3 cup water 2 teaspoon olive oil 1. 2. 3. 4.

Vegetarian Chili - Leslie Sarna Don't forget to enter this weeks GIVEAWAY! It's super yummy! I made this for Superbowl and I have to say, it is one of the easiest things in the world to make! I make it in a slow cooker which is why it is so easy. Vegetarian Chili What you'll need: 1 large onion, large dice 4 cloves of garlic, chopped 1 large can of diced tomatoes 1 can of tomato paste 1 can of kidney beans, rinsed and drained 1 can of black beans, rinsed and drained 1 can of pinto beans, rinsed and drained 1 small can of corn, drained 1 red bell pepper, diced 2 oz. of super dark chocolate (like 74%) 1 Tbsp. chili spice blend a pinch of cinnamon a dash of cayenne You can adjust the heat however you like it, I like it mild. What you'll do: Throw all the ingredients in the slow cooker, mix and turn on!! And of course, all the ingredients are optional, so have fun with it! Serve with cheddar cheese, scallions, and or cornbread. Printer Friendly Version Tools I used: Slow Cooker Be Sociable, Share!

Best Superfoods - New Health Foods To Try Jul 7, 2014 Jun 6, 2014 May 4, 2014 Feb 26, 2014 Once upon a time, food as medicine wasn't such a strange idea—Hippocrates himself vouched for it. Dec 10, 2013 How much does it really cost to eat well? Oct 25, 2013 Aug 26, 2013 Aug 22, 2013 Jan 23, 2013 Sep 4, 2012 A couple months back, we ran a story on superfoods. Jul 11, 2012 Every day, it seems there’s a newly crowned miracle food that claims to aid in everything that’s ailing you.

Easy Gluten and Dairy Free Whipped Cream Recipe- Gluten Free Progressive OSCAR Dinner Party | Gluten Free-Dairy Free Recipes | The W.H.O.L.E. Gang | Diane Eblin On March 7th we celebrate the 2010 Academy Awards. An evening full of beautiful women, handsome men, amazing clothes, red carpet interviews, exclusive parties and for the lucky few, an Oscar. If you visit the Oscar website you can find information on all of the nominees, a ballot, and fun videos on all that goes into the production like photographing the co-hosts, Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin. I’m watching on the 7th just to see the two of them work together. Nominated for Best Leading Actress is Meryl Streep for her role as Julia Child in Julie & Julia. On pages 580 and 581 of Mastering the Art of French Cooking, you can find directions on how to make whipped cream. Well in order for me to have whipped cream I was going to have to find something different to whip to make it dairy free. Now I will say I made way too much thinking I might not make enough, but the leftovers really lasted a long time and we enjoyed them every day for almost a week. Ingredients: 1 cup powdered sugar