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What Is Nutritional Yeast and What Should I Do With It?

January 22 2022 Vegetarian Times 

What Is Nutritional Yeast and What Should I Do With It? Youve heard us talk a lot about nooch. Heres what it is and how to use it. The post What Is Nutritional Yeast and What Should I Do With It? appeared first on Vegetarian Times.

Vegan Meatball Subs

January 20 2022 Vegan Richa 

Vegan Meatball SubsSandwich fans will love these vegan meatball subs.  Not only are these lentil balls super easy to make, but also 100% plant-based, and sooo delicious!! Perfect in subs or over spaghetti. Soy-free, Nutfree.  Gluten-free option. If you’re a sandwich fan like me, you will LOVE this easy vegan meatball sub recipe.  Not only is it super simple to make it’s also 100 % plant-based, soy-free and and sooo delicious!! We have baked lentil meatballs covered with marinara and melty vegan cheese served over an oven-toasted bun that gets brushed with garlic butter! YUM! Also all baked in the same pan so fewer dishes! The vegan meatball subs are completely made from scratch and while many plant-based meatballs use tofu, these are soy-free. The flavor comes from lots of Italian herbs, spices, and nutritional yeast. While the ingredient list for this vegan meatball sub recipe might seem rather long, at first sight, most of the ingredients are really just spices. While you can pan-fry vegan meatballs, I prefer this baked version. And then all you need is a good marinara sauce and some Italian sandwich rolls or baguette. Let’s not forget a sprinkle of some vegan cheese and maybe some fresh parsley on top. The perfect weeknight dinner and let me tell you, kids LOVE these! These are perfect for game days and picnics. Serve the lentil balls with spaghetti and marinara for variation. More vegan burgers and sandwiches: - Pulled Jackfruit BBQ Sandwiches - Black Bean Quinoa Burger - Chickpea Avocado Salad Sandwich - Tofu Egg Salad Sandwich - General Tsos Tofu Sandwich - Buffalo chickpea salad sandwich - jalape?o popper chickpea sandwich  Continue reading: Vegan Meatball SubsThe post Vegan Meatball Subs appeared first on Vegan Richa.

10 Vegan Lunchbox Recipes For A Busy Workday!

January 9 2022 Happy Cow veggie blog 

Looking for vegan lunchbox ideas for Veganuary? Weve made it easier for you with this list of our 10 favourite vegan recipes for the office! These are dishes that you can easily pack into a box and enjoy even without a microwave! 1. Simple Grab & Go Pasta SaladBy Avant Garde Vegan A hearty, balanced, and nourishing pasta salad that tastes wonderful even when eaten cold! This makes for a great workday lunch or snack as it takes very little time to prepare, and can be made ahead of time. 2. Make-Ahead Freezer BurritosBy Pick Up Limes We love wraps because the filling options are endless! This burrito-inspired version is filled with hearty refried beans, juicy corn, and crunchy peppers. Having this prepped and ready in the freezer makes packing breakfast or lunch on a busy day a breeze. 3. Chickpea Egg Salad SandwichBy The Simple Veganista A quick and easy recipe! The Chickpea Egg Salad is perfect for sandwiches, wraps, or for scooping with crackers for a healthy and filling vegan lunch. 4. Lentil BologneseBy Feasting At Home Rich and robust, this plant-based Lentil Bolognese is hearty, meaty and full of flavour. Toss it with your favourite pasta, or […] The post 10 Vegan Lunchbox Recipes For A Busy Workday! appeared first on HappyCow.

15+ Vegan St. Patricks Day Recipes

January 5 2022 VegKitchen 

For your St. Patties day feast, youll want everything green! This list of vegan St. Patricks Day recipes is filled with all kinds of green dips, drinks, salads, and soups. The post 15+ Vegan St. Patricks Day Recipes appeared first on VegKitchen.

Vegan Gluten free Chocolate Cake

December 18 2021 Vegan Richa 

Vegan Gluten free Chocolate CakeThis Vegan Gluten free Chocolate Cake with vegan chocolate ganache is super moist, rich and packed with flavor. The best gluten-free layer cake and grain-free for all your upcoming celebrations. This gluten-free chocolate cake is my new favorite celebration cake! It features a super moist crumb and it has the perfect fudgy, yet light texture. Trust me, this vegan chocolate layer cake recipe will soon be your favorite too. The crumb is delicate, light and velvety  100% gluten-free and grain free thanks to a blend of almond flour and potato starch. Deeply flavorful and unapologetically rich and topped with an addictive, mega fudgy coconut milk chocolate ganache frosting. This will leave everyone saying I cant believe this is Glutenfree!  The secret to the light sponge? A small amount of club soda is added to the batter before baking. It gives the sponge cakes an extra rise. If you dont want to use club soda, add 1/­­4 cup more non dairy milk,  whip up 1/­­4 cup aquafaba (chickpea water from a can , use unsalted) until soft sturdy peaks, and fold it in. Add more milk a tablespoon at time while folding the aquafaba, until you get a smooth batter If you’re looking for a gluten-free vegan celebration cake, this recipe is for you. For a regular flour chocolate layer cake see my chocolate peanut butter cake. MORE CHOCOLATE GOODNESS FROM THE BLOG - Chocolate Marble Cake - Vegan Almond Butter Blondies with Chocolate Chips - Chocolate Cake with PB Ganache - Vegan Chocolate Pumpkin Cake and Cake Mix In a Jar More Glutenfree cakes - GF Marbled Peanut Chocolate cake  - Gluten-free Cinnamon Roll Bread yeast-free. - GF Carrot Banana Bread - Also grain-free. - Sweet Potato Crumb Cake.  - Gluten-free Lemon Donuts. - GF Fruit Cake.  Continue reading: Vegan Gluten free Chocolate CakeThe post Vegan Gluten free Chocolate Cake appeared first on Vegan Richa.

Hasselback Butternut Squash

December 4 2021 Oh My Veggies 

If you are a lover of butternut squash, you have to try this Hasselback Butternut Squash. Thinly sliced Hassleback-style squash is seasoned with butter, honey, thyme, cinnamon, and more. This is a delicious sweet and savory side dish--or main dish--to serve up!  This squash makes the perfect addition to your holiday feast! It looks stunning... Read More This article was written and published by Oh My Veggies. It may not be reproduce or republished without permission of the author. The original article can be found here: Hasselback Butternut Squash.

Gluten free Focaccia (vegan gum-free)

November 22 2021 Vegan Richa 

Gluten free Focaccia (vegan gum-free)Skip the dinner rolls and. make this easy Gluten free Focaccia made with almond flour, oat flour, and potato starch. Topped with herbs, garlic, and olive oil, it makes for the perfect side for soups and salads. Gum-free & vegan. Try this easy recipe for Gluten Free Focaccia Try this easy recipe for gluten free focaccia topped with olive oil, garlic and rosemary. An easy Italian bread that is the perfect side along with a salad or a bowl of soup. Gum-free, dairy-free, eggless and vegan. Traditional Italian Focaccia is both chewy and crispy in texture. The top and bottom of the bread are crispy thanks to a layer of olive oil we apply to the top, and the inside of the bread should have a squishy and airy texture. To achieve this with a gluten-free flour blend, I use a blend of oat flour, almond flour, and potato starch and not only add yeast but also some baking powder and club soda for creation. More Gluten free bread recipes from the blog - Gf Dinner rolls  - GF burger buns - Yeast Free GF Lentil Sandwich Bread - Sweet potato flatbread - GF Pizza crust. For regular with gluten rolls, see these 100% Whole Grain Rolls., or these white Dinner Rolls.Continue reading: Gluten free Focaccia (vegan gum-free)The post Gluten free Focaccia (vegan gum-free) appeared first on Vegan Richa.

North Indian-Inspired Butter Chickpeas

November 18 2021 My New Roots 

North Indian-Inspired Butter Chickpeas Most lovers of North Indian cuisine widely available in North America are familiar with Butter Chicken – the iconic dish that has captured the hearts and bellies of people the world over. In fact butter chicken is likely the most popular and recognizable Indian dish in our neck of the woods, and without a doubt my own personal gateway to the unique flavours of Indian cuisine. This dish was the inspiration for these North Indian-Inspired Butter Chickpeas! When I was 13 or 14, my best friends mother, Annie (who Ive mentioned before in my sushi post – a woman who truly opened my eyes to the world of food beyond hot dogs and hamburgers!), took the three of us to The Host, a famous, Toronto institution that has been running successfully for 24 years. I can still remember the feeling of walking into the space, the air absolutely swollen with mouthwatering scents I had never experienced before. We sat down at the table, covered in a crisp white tablecloth, and a basket of seed-flecked, paper-thin crackers was dropped off along with the menus. Papadam Annie said. I took one bite and the entire thing shattered into my hands, which made us all laugh, and the taste was delicious, even if completely unfamiliar. I had just tried my first cumin seed! This primed my palette for what was to come, and Annie confidently ordered for the table. There were things I recognized, like rice, and flatbread (naan), but most of the dishes were alluringly mysterious, arriving in copper bowls, with colourful sauces and chutneys. Once she explained to put some rice on my plate as a bed for the curries, she handed me a bowl whose scent made my mouth water instantly. Butter chicken she told me. Well, I knew both of those ingredients very well, but not looking like this! Is it spicy? I asked. Not spicy hot, she replied. There are plenty of spices in there, but Id describe it flavourful. I had trusted this woman to guide me through Japanese, Korean, Ethiopian, Greek, Macedonian, and Moroccan restaurant experiences so far, so I took a heaping spoonful of the butter chicken and spread it over the rice.  It was love at first bite. The combinations of flavours, commingling in a sauce that was beguilingly rich and creamy, with huge chunks of perfectly tender chicken throughout was absolutely divine. It was tomato-y, but not overpoweringly so, and deeply aromatic with spices that I had certainly never tasted before. I savoured every bite of that butter chicken, along with chana masala, palak paneer, aloo gobi, and dal makhni. We ate naan, and samosa, and pakora and bhaji. It was a veritable feast that began my love affair with Indian food. Little did I know every corner of the continent, every family, every household brings a diversity and a uniqueness to what we generally label Indian food -- theres so much to explore!     Butter chicken was invented in the 1950s, by a man named Kundan Lal Gurjal, who operated a restaurant called Moti Mahal in Delhi, the capital territory of India. Kundan had settled here in this Northern region of the country and started his business after escaping from political upheaval in another region of India. Moti Mahal was a success, and it served several delicious tandoori dishes, that came from their tandoor oven – a circular clay oven central to Punjabi cuisine.  As the story goes, Kundan didnt want his leftover tandoori chicken to go to waste, but he also didnt want it to dry out, so he mixed leftover marinade juices with tomato and butter, added the chicken to it, and let it all stew – butter chicken was born! Although necessity was the mother of this invention, he likely had no idea that he had created an internationally-loved delicacy that would stand the test of time.  I started eating a vegetarian diet when I was 16, and butter chicken was one of the foods I missed the most. Ive cooked a lot of Indian-inspired food at home over the years, but Id never taken a crack at a plant-based butter chicken until my mom served me a version with chickpeas...brilliant! It was a serious why-didnt-I-think-of-that moment.  One of the things that makes butter chicken so good, is that the chicken is marinated in yogurt and spices before cooking. This step accomplishes two things: one, it tenderizes the meat, and second, it seasons it. Because I was aiming for a weeknight dinner, I decided to skip this step with the chickpeas and just make sure that they were properly cooked and well seasoned before adding to the sauce. I also smashed about half of the legumes. This helped to increase their surface area, break up their tough skins, and allow the flavourful sauce to penetrate to the inner, absorbent centers. I also appreciated having the texture variation in the dish, making it more similar to the OG version. Chickpea Party Tricks We all know that chickpeas are fiber all-stars, providing 50% of your RDI in just one cup, (whoa!) but they have another party trick up their sleeve that I bet you didnt know about. Two-thirds of the fiber in chickpeas is insoluble, meaning that it doesnt break down during digestion, but instead moves through our digestive tract unchanged until it hits the large intestine. The fun starts here, where friendly bacteria (think probiotics!) go to town on said insoluble fiber and actually break it down to create short-chain fatty acids, including acetic acid, propionic acid, and butyric acid. These short-chain fatty acids can then be absorbed by the cells that line the wall of our large intestine and used for energy! How rad is that?! Butyric acid is in fact the preferred source of energy for the cells lining our colon, and with this bonus fuel comes greater potential for optimally active and healthy cells. This translates into a reduced risk of colon problems including colon cancer. So friends, invite chickpeas to your next dinner party - theyll feed you and your colon cells. Can your pot roast do that? Now lets get cooking! For this dish I highly recommend cooking your own chickpeas from dried (I mean, have I ever NOT recommended that?! haha). For one, if you make the entire batch, youre looking at around 4 cans of chickpeas, which is a lot  of waste produced. Second, if you cook the legumes yourself, you can control the amount of salt that you use, as high sodium levels are a concern for some people. Third, they taste way better. Trust me. And fourth, it costs a lot less – I likely dont have to elaborate on that for you If youre not sure how to cook beans from scratch, the full instructions are in this post, and a full video tutorial is up on my membership site, My New Roots Grow. If youre especially interested in this dish, Id love to invite you to the live, online cooking demo on Saturday, December 18th. Part of the Winter Radiance Retreat alongside Mikkala Marilyn Kissi, this recorded, one-day virtual retreat has so many wonderful seasonal goodies planned for you. Check it out and sign up here!  The ingredient list for this recipe may look long, but half of them are spices, and the remaining ones are primarily pantry staples, making this the perfect thing to cook up when you dont have a ton of fresh produce around (Im looking at you, late fall, winter, and early spring!). Cilantro is optional, but such a delicious addition if it’s available to you. And I like to serve the dish with rice or naan, or both. A simple kachumber salad, made with chopped tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, and lemon juice is a great accompaniment to butter chickpeas when those ingredients are in season. Pro tip: measure out two or more portions in separate containers of the spice mix when youre making it the first time so the next time all you have to do is grab the blend instead of all your individual spice jars!   And what about the butter?! Well, there isnt any classic dairy butter here (although there is no shame in adding it!), instead I used cashew butter to achieve that crave-able creaminess. Some recipes for butter chicken call for whole cashews, which may in fact be easier for some of you to find than cashew butter. If that is the case, sub the cashew butter with whole, raw cashews that have been soaked for 4-8 hours, and add them to the pot with the tomatoes and coconut milk in step 3. If you’d like to know more about soaking and activating nuts, check out my article here. Get a load of that 2008 photography! Print North Indian-Inspired Butter Chickpeas  Author Sarah Britton Ingredients2 Tbsp. coconut oil preferably expeller-pressed or ghee 1 Tbsp. ground cumin 1 Tbsp. ground coriander 2 tsp. ground turmeric 2 tsp. ground ginger 1 Tbsp. garam masala 1 tsp. smoked paprika 1 tsp. ground cinnamon 1/­­2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper pinch cayenne to taste 1 large yellow onion diced 2 tsp. fine sea salt 5 cloves garlic minced 28 oz. /­­ 796ml whole or diced tomatoes 1 large can 3 Tbsp. tomato paste 1 cup /­­ 250ml full-fat coconut milk 1/­­4 cup /­­ 60ml cashew butter 2 Tbsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice 6 cups /­­ 900g cooked chickpeas from 2 cups dried /­­ approx. 4 cans cilantro for garnish if desired rice and /­­ or naan for serving if desired InstructionsIn a large stockpot over medium heat, melt the coconut oil. Add the cumin, coriander, turmeric, ginger, garam masala, smoked paprika, cinnamon, black pepper, and cayenne. Stir well to mix with the oil, and stir frequently so it doesnt scorch.   Add the onion and salt, stir well to coat, let cook for 5-10 minutes until the onions have softened slightly. Add the garlic, stir well,  and cook for 2-3 more minutes.  Add the canned tomatoes, tomato paste, and coconut milk, stirring well to incorporate. Bring to a simmer and cook for about 5 minutes.  While the sauce is simmering, take about half of the chickpeas and smash them flat with the bottom of a drinking glass. This step is optional, but it changes the shape and texture of the chickpeas (see headnote). Transfer the sauce to a blender, add the cashew butter and lemon juice, then blend on high until completely smooth. Taste and adjust seasoning as desired (if youd like it spicier for example, add more cayenne).  Add all of the chickpeas to the sauce and fold to combine. Bring a very light simmer, and let cook for 5 minutes, up to an hour, making sure to stir every so often so the bottom doesnt scorch.  Serve the butter chickpeas over rice with lots of fresh cilantro, and naan if desired. Say thank you and enjoy! NotesServes 8-10 I hope you love this recipe as much as I do, and find the same satisfying coziness with each bite you enjoy. As we head into the darker, colder months of the year, I know Ill be turning to these butter chickpeas to keep me warm and grounded, while picturing us at our stoves, connected in spirit over steaming pots and nourishing bowls. All love from me to you, Sarah B  The post North Indian-Inspired Butter Chickpeas appeared first on My New Roots.

From Bun B’s Veggie Burgers to Halo Halo Popsicles: Everything We Ate at ComplexCon 2021

November 9 2021 Vegetarian Times 

From Bun B’s Veggie Burgers to Halo Halo Popsicles: Everything We Ate at ComplexCon 2021 First We Feast might be associated with shows about burgers and hot chicken wings - but we discovered delicious and exciting plant-based food at this weekends festival The post From Bun B’s Veggie Burgers to Halo Halo Popsicles: Everything We Ate at ComplexCon 2021 appeared first on Vegetarian Times.

Start Your Plant-Based Holiday Meals with This Game Plan

November 1 2021 Vegetarian Times 

Start Your Plant-Based Holiday Meals with This Game Plan Four principles to keep in mind for the perfect holiday feast - and recipes for each The post Start Your Plant-Based Holiday Meals with This Game Plan appeared first on Vegetarian Times.

Does Oregano Oil Prevent Yeast Infections?

September 17 2021 Vegetarian Times 

One of the planets most popular culinary herbs also boasts impressive healing properties The post Does Oregano Oil Prevent Yeast Infections? appeared first on Vegetarian Times.

New Ebook: Weeknight Magic Vol. 2

August 11 2021 Golubka Kitchen 

New Ebook: Weeknight Magic Vol. 2 We are so excited to tell you about Volume 2 of our Weeknight Recipe Ebook! It’s a collection of more straightforward and plant-based recipes for busy people who love to cook. Each recipe was developed to be weeknight-friendly, with shorter cooking times and easier prep. Whole, plant foods are featured prominently throughout the ebook and make up the bulk of these vibrant, weeknight meals. We are also launching the Weeknight Magic Ebook Bundle, which includes both Volume 1 and Volume 2 of our weeknight ebooks for $4 off the total price. You can check out a few sneak peek photos from the ebook, plus the full recipe index below. We hope that these recipes will bring a little joy to your everyday :) Buy Weeknight Magic Vol. 2 /­­ Buy the Weeknight Magic Bundle ($4 Off) Recipe Index *all recipes are vegan and can be gluten-free if needed -  Coconut Lentils and Greens -  Creamy Roasted Red Pepper Pasta with Green Beans -  Thin Crust Tortilla Pizza with Broccoli Rabe and Shiitake Sausage -  Summer Curry -  Roasted Peach and White Bean Bruschetta -  Miso-Tahini Ramen with Corn and Tempeh -  Baked Sweet Potatoes with Curried Chickpeas and Green Goddess Sauce -  Creamy Balsamic Mushroom Orzo -  Potato and Red Cabbage Tacos with Green Crema -  Eggplant Kale Lasagna -  Creamy Tomato and Red Lentil Soup with Hummus Grilled Cheese -  Vegetable Chickpea Stir Fry -  Herbed Tofu Egg Salad -  Roasted Eggplant and Broccoli Hummus Bowls -  Beet Coconut Oven Risotto with Baked Tofu or Tempeh -  Stewed Cauliflower Burrito Bowls -  Lettuce Cups with Crispy Tofu and Almond Butter Sauce -  White Beans with Smashed Summer Squash and Walnut Cream -  Spiced Roasted Carrots, Sweet Potatoes and Chickpeas with Creamy Kale -  Pesto-ish Quinoa with Zucchini and Peas -  Basic Hummus -  Cashew Ricotta -  Rice/­­Quinoa -  Vinaigrette Dressing (for the Perfect Side Salad) -  Garlic Bread Buy Weeknight Magic Vol. 2 /­­ Buy the Weeknight Magic Bundle ($4 Off) The post New Ebook: Weeknight Magic Vol. 2 appeared first on Golubka Kitchen.

crispy veg starter recipe | veg crispy restaurant style | veg crispy starter

July 20 2021 hebbar's kitchen 

crispy veg starter recipe | veg crispy restaurant style | veg crispy startercrispy veg starter recipe | veg crispy restaurant style | veg crispy starter with step by step photo and video recipe. snack or starter recipe is one of the most sought recipes by all age groups. be it a simple evening snack or to start a feast, a demand for a crispy start is always high. one such easy and simple starter recipe is crispy veg starter recipe which has a similar shape and texture to a kebab but tastes like a vegetable cutlet. The post crispy veg starter recipe | veg crispy restaurant style | veg crispy starter appeared first on Hebbar's Kitchen.

kathal ki sabji recipe | raw jackfruit curry | kathal sabji | jackfruit sabzi

June 22 2021 hebbar's kitchen 

kathal ki sabji recipe | raw jackfruit curry | kathal sabji | jackfruit sabzikathal ki sabji recipe | raw jackfruit curry recipe | kathal sabji with step by step by step photo and video recipe. kathal or jackfruit is very much native to south-east asian countries. jackfruits are generally used to make sweets, breakfast, snacks recipes but can also be used to prepare curries too. it is particularly used as a meat alternative for its texture and gravy based kathal curry is one such popular gravy sabzi recipe. The post kathal ki sabji recipe | raw jackfruit curry | kathal sabji | jackfruit sabzi appeared first on Hebbar's Kitchen.

Spiced Spinach Tofu Stir fry 1 Pot 15 Minutes

January 3 2022 Vegan Richa 

Spiced Spinach Tofu Stir fry 1 Pot 15 MinutesAn easy Spicy Spinach Tofu Stir fry that can be made in 1 pot within 15 minutes. This recipe is a lifesaver come dinnertime and leftovers taste great the next day. Try this Indian spiced Tofu Spinach curry Gluten-free, soy-free option. 1 Pot and 15 minutes is all you need to make this Spicy Spinach Tofu Stir fry! Think of this as an easy, spicy take on the restaurant favorite Palak Paneer. Tofu simmered in a rich spinach yogurt and spices that is made spicy by adding cayenne pepper or Indian chili powder and crushed red pepper. So good. The perfect weeknight dinner on a cold night and leftovers make an amazing lunch the next day. I love serving this curry with flatbread, roti or naan but rice would be another great option. For low-carb, serve it with cauliflower rice. Press the tofu Open a package of firm or extra-firm tofu and drain the liquid. Cut the tofu width-wise into slices -- four times should do it. Now, lay some paper towels on a sheet pan and spread your tofu slices in a single layer on top. Put more paper towels over the tofu, then place another sheet pan over them. Place some heavy objects on top of the sheet pan ( cookbooks or cans). Or use your handy tofu press. Leave the tofu to press for at least 15 minutes. You can leave it like that for hours if you have room for it in the fridge. More Indian Dishes from the Blog - Baked Madras Curry Tofu - Baked Balti Veggies - Veggie curry casserole  - Indian Butter Tofu  - Bombay Potato and Peas - Tofu Pasanda - Vegetable Jalfrezi  - Gobi Broccoli Makhani - Tempeh Tikka Masala Continue reading: Spiced Spinach Tofu Stir fry 1 Pot 15 MinutesThe post Spiced Spinach Tofu Stir fry 1 Pot 15 Minutes appeared first on Vegan Richa.

35 Vegan Christmas Breakfast and Brunch Ideas

December 9 2021 Vegan Richa 

35 Vegan Christmas Breakfast and Brunch IdeasHoliday Breakfasts can be elaborate and can also be fun to do with the entire family. Here are some options for you whether you want simple breakfasts like pancakes and scrambles, large batch breakfasts like sheet pan pancakes, coffee cake and cinnamon rolls, savory brunches like frittatas and quiches and on the go options like muffins and bars to pack up while doing outdoor activities with fam! Check out many allergy friendly options for vegan Christmas breakfast and brunches below. Vegan Christmas Breakfast and Brunch Ideas Pancakes and Waffles Fresh warm fluffy pancakes and crisp waffles are everyones faves. Whether you like classic pancakes or cinnamon roll pancakes, simple chocolate oat waffles or savory Pizza waffles! Vegan Sheet Pan Pancakes These Vegan Sheet Pan Pancakes are baked instead of pan-fried making this pancake recipe perfect for feeding a crowd. TRY THIS RECIPE Vegan Banana Oat Pancakes (Gluten-free) These Vegan Banana Oat Pancakes need just 7 ingredients and a blender. Gluten-free, satisfying and delicious Banana Oatmeal Pancakes! Vegan Breakfast Soy-free Recipe. TRY THIS RECIPE Vegan Carrot Cake Pancakes These Carrot Cake pancakes are almost a Carrot Cake with roasted carrots, walnuts and loads of spices. Layered with a vegan yogurt frosting. Free of Dairy, egg, corn, soy. can be made gluten-free TRY THIS RECIPE Cinnamon Roll Pancakes These Vegan Cinnamon Roll Pancakes use my multi-grain pancake mix. Delicious breakfast with With swirls of cinnamon sugar. gluten-free option TRY THIS RECIPE Vegan Chickpea flour Pancakes - Besan Chilla This is my Moms chilla recipe. It is also known as pudla. The classic Indian pancake made with chickpea flour is a popular breakfast in North India. These chillas in the simplest form are easy and perfect for breakfast, a snack, or a side flatbread. For a veggie omelet version, add less water for a thicker batter and add leavening such as baking powder and some kala namak for eggy taste. Add finely chopped vegetables such as zucchini. (Recipe from Vegan Richas Indian KitchenCopyright (C) 2015 by Richa Hingle. Used by permission Vegan Heritage Press, LLC.) TRY THIS RECIPE Pakora Waffles - Savory Chickpea Flour Waffles Pakora Chickpea Flour Waffles are a fun savory vegan breakfast treat or snack! Veggie Pakora fritters are a staple at most Indian restaurants and now you can have them for breakfast - unfried! Gluten-free too! Soyfree Nutfree. Makes 8-9 mini waffles or 4-5 regular size TRY THIS RECIPE Vegan Pizza Waffles Vegan Pizza Waffles stuffed with bell peppers, mushrooms and mozzarella are a must-try for all pizza lovers and everyone craving pizza for breakfast! Perfectly cheesy yet light and crispy and with pizza sauce and favorite pizza toppings. No nuts! Makes 10-11 mini waffles and 4-5 regular size waffles TRY THIS RECIPE Indian Spiced Vegan Potato Quinoa Waffles These easy Indian Spiced Vegan Potato Quinoa Waffles are inspired by my favorite Indian potato snack, Aloo Tikki! The quinoa adds nutrition and texture making them a savory brunch treat that is wonderfully filling! Makes 8-10 mini waffles TRY THIS RECIPE Oatmeal chocolate chip waffles or oatmeal raisin waffles Vegan Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Waffles are a great homemade sweet breakfast or brunch recipe you will love. You can even make them ahead for busy mornings and enjoy by just popping them in the toaster! TRY THIS RECIPE Glutenfree Lemon Blueberry Waffles These easy vegan gluten-free Lemon Blueberry Waffles are crispy on the outside, light and fluffy on the inside and perfect for brunch or breakfast! Super simple to make in one bowl. Makes 6 mini or 3 regular waffles TRY THIS RECIPE Easy Vegan Waffles (1 Bowl) Easy Vegan Waffles! Crispy, Delicious, waffles for Everyday Breakfast. 1 Bowl. Serve with fruits and favorite toppings. Vegan Waffle Recipe. Soy-free Nut-free option. Freezer friendly. Makes 3-4 regular size and 6-7 mini waffles TRY THIS RECIPE   Savory brunches I love savory breakfast meals and these quiches, egg casseroles and chilaqulies are frequent repeats Vegan Quiche Recipe This easy Vegan Quiche Recipe features an almond flour pastry and cheesy, savory tofu filling with sauteed mushrooms, leeks, sun-dried tomatoes and spinach! Perfect for brunch! Gluten-free option. Oil-free option TRY THIS RECIPE Chickpea Flour Frittata - Vegan Frittata Recipe Chickpea Flour Frittata - Eggless Vegan Frittata Recipe. This Chickpea flour Vegetable frittata is filling, easy and delicious. Use the batter to make pancakes, crepes, crustless quiche. Vegan Glutenfree Soyfree Recipe Nutfree option TRY THIS RECIPE Vegan Mexican Egg Casserole with Tofu Eggs This Vegan Mexican Egg casserole gets a delicious Mexican flair with layers of roasted potatoes, onion and bell peppers, spinach, tomatoes, cheese, and fluffy tofu eggs seasoned with taco spice.  You while family will gobble this easy brunch recipe up! Nut-free + gluten-free option. TRY THIS RECIPE Vegan Tofu Eggs in Purgatory Change up your morning routine with this vegan eggs in purgatory recipe. Quick homemade tofu eggs simmered up in the fiery, garlicky, chunky Italian tomato sauce! Serve with crusty bread for an amazing savory brunch or breakfast. TRY THIS RECIPE Vegan Eggs Benedict Casserole This Vegan Egg Breakfast Casserole is loaded with veggie goodness baked in one pan along with an easy vegan "egg" sauce made from tofu. Mushrooms add a touch of earthy flavor and savoriness to this vegan breakfast casserole. TRY THIS RECIPE Vegan Chilaquiles with Chickpeas Recipe Vegan Chilaquiles with spiced Chickpeas. Spiced Chickpeas and crisped tortilla with easy red sauce. Easy Chilaquiles Recipe. Nut-free, soy-free. can be gluten-free with gluten0free chips or tortillas. TRY THIS RECIPE Vegan Omelet with Mung Bean Egg Substitute Vegan Omelet with Delicious Breakfast Potatoes. Mung Bean egg mixture makes a great soy-free egg substitute. Easy Moong Dal Batter for omelets or savory pancakes. No Chickpea flour! Vegan Gluten-free Grain-free soy-free Recipe Nut-free option. TRY THIS RECIPE Easy Scramble Seasoning Mix and the Best Ever Tofu Scramble Easy and versatile Tofu scramble seasoning Recipea and The best vegan tofu scramble that is fluffy yet creamy and tastes just like eggs thanks to my secret scramble seasoning. Gluten-free.    TRY THIS RECIPE     Classics and large batch A large batch of Cinnamon rolls or a lemon blueberry loaf or a marbled banana bread or Some freshly baked scones! always popular 1 Hour Cinnamon Rolls with Aquafaba Easy Homemade 1 hour Cinnamon Rolls. 1 Bowl Aquafaba Cinnamon Rolls! Vegan Cinnamon Rolls with Cashew cream frosting. Ready in 60 minutes. How to make cinnamon rolls. Vegan Soy-free Palm Oil free Breakfast Recipe. Makes 1 8 by 8 inch brownie pan or 9 inch pie pan. serves 6 to 9 TRY THIS RECIPE No Yeast Sweet Potato Cinnamon Rolls Vegan These easy no yeast vegan cinnamon rolls feature sweet potato puree which makes them the most flavorful and soft homemade vegan cinnamon buns youll ever make.  No dough-punching & no long wait for the dough to rise to make these Vegan sweet potato cinnamon rolls! TRY THIS RECIPE Vegan Apple Cinnamon Scones (No Oil, Low Fat) Vegan Apple Cinnamon Scones! Crisp Apple Scones with No added refined oil and No Coconut milk! Lower fat delicious Apple Pie Scones. Vegan Soy-free Oil-free Recipe. Can be nut-free TRY THIS RECIPE Vegan Coffee Cake Recipe Cinnamon Streusel Cake Easy Vegan Coffee Cake Recipe. Simple soft Vanilla Cake topped with a delicious Streusel. Classic Cinnamon Streusel Coffee cake. Vegan soyfree nutfree Recipe. Glutenfree option.Makes One 8 by 8 inch pan or use 9 by 9 inch brownie pan TRY THIS RECIPE Vegan Pear Upside Down Cake Pear Upside Down Cake. This amazing Vegan Upside Down Cake needs just 1 Bowl and 40 mins. Use other fruits for variation. Vegan Nutfree Soyfree Recipe. GF option Makes 8 or 9 inch cake pan TRY THIS RECIPE Vegan Churro Scones No Oil (Vegan Cinnamon Scones) These Vegan Churro Scones need just 1 Bowl, 8 Ingredients and have No Added Oil! Crisp Vegan Cinnamon Scones for breakfast or Dessert. Vegan Soyfree Recipe Nutfree option Glutenfree option TRY THIS RECIPE Date Nut Cake This easy vegan date nut cake is moist, fluffy, and packed with chewy dates and crunchy pecans and walnuts! So simple to make and the perfect sweet treat to bring to a potluck or bake sale. Gluten-free option.  TRY THIS RECIPE Vegan Blueberry Muffins with Streusel Easy Vegan Blueberry Muffins with Streusel. These Blueberry Streusel Muffins are soft , tall, and berrylicious. The batter needs just 1 Bowl. Vegan Soyfree Recipe. Can be made without nuts, Gluten-free option. TRY THIS RECIPE Lemon Coconut Chia Muffins Lemon Coconut Chia Muffins. Zesty Muffins with Lemon, chia seeds, coconut and Turmeric. 1 bowl 30 minute muffins. Vegan Soy-free Nut-free Oil-free Recipe. Makes 10 to 12 muffins TRY THIS RECIPE

Tofu Scramble and Scramble Seasoning

November 29 2021 Vegan Richa 

Tofu Scramble and Scramble SeasoningMake this versatile tofu scramble seasoning and then The best vegan tofu scramble that is fluffy yet creamy and tastes just like eggs thanks to my secret tofu scramble seasoning. Gluten-free. Come breakfast time,  this tofu scramble really hits the spot for me, and Im sure it will for you as well. It has the perfect texture- fluffy and creamy thanks to a perfected ratio of blended and crumbled up tofu. But there’s more! With the recipe for the scramble, I give away the secret of my favorite tofu scramble seasoning. What is tofu scramble seasoning you ask? Well, why regular eggs might only need salt and pepper, with vegan tofu scramble, we need to reach a bit deeper into the spice drawer to get to flavor town.  The scramble seasoning is what will make the tofu taste like eggs. There are a couple of secret ingredients at play here. The key players are nutritional yeast and Indian sulfur salt (kala namak) as well as garlic and onion powder.  The Indian Sulfur salt is what adds the egg-y taste and nutritional yeast adds umami. To make it not only taste but also look like eggs, we add a small amount of turmeric. Paprika and pepper add some spice and smoky notes. This tofu scramble seasoning lasts for months in a spice jar. It makes for a great gift as well! The tofu scramble made with the seasoning is best served fresh! More Vegan Breakfast Options: - Vegan quiche - Vegan Chickpea Flour Scramble - Vegan eggs Benedict casserole  - Vegan Frittata - Broccolini White Bean Chickpea flour Frittata - Vegan Bhurji- indian egg scramblee - Mung Bean Omelettes - Chickpea flour pancakes - Savory Oats Veggie Turmeric Hash  Continue reading: Tofu Scramble and Scramble SeasoningThe post Tofu Scramble and Scramble Seasoning appeared first on Vegan Richa.

10 Vegan Thanksgiving Centerpieces Worthy of a Holiday Table

November 19 2021 Vegan Richa 

10 Vegan Thanksgiving Centerpieces Worthy of a Holiday TableFor an unforgettable holiday feast, try any of these Vegan Thanksgiving Centerpieces. They add up to a fabulous vegan Thanksgiving menu that plant-based folk will love and omnivores will appreciate as well! Some can be made ahead, too! These days, vegans and their vegan or omnivorous family members can surely purchase a phenomenal plant-based turkey, or any turkey roasts from supermarkets. But nothing will taste as good as a homemade vegan Thanksgiving centerpiece made from scratch and with love. Trust me, with these vegan Thanksgiving centerpieces, no one will miss the turkey! While I do already have a Thanksgiving main course recipe roundup on the blog, I wanted to showcase my favorite centerpieces in this round-up. The kind of dish you put right in the middle of the table accompanied by “uuhs” and “aahs” from your guests.  I really love servings veggie and nut roasts during the holiday season. Whenever I see a new vegan roast recipe, I try it so my collection is pretty decent by now and every recipe has those umami flavors we crave in a real centerpiece. Some of the dishes, like any vegan roast or loaf, can be prepared the day before and baked on Thanksgiving day. They also travel well, should you head over to a friend’s house for Friendsgiving. Without further ado, here is a collection of my best vegan entrees from mushroom wellington to whole roasted cauliflower to vegan meatloaf.Continue reading: 10 Vegan Thanksgiving Centerpieces Worthy of a Holiday TableThe post 10 Vegan Thanksgiving Centerpieces Worthy of a Holiday Table appeared first on Vegan Richa.

How to Cook Potatoes for Your Thanksgiving Feast? Try These 43 Ideas

November 12 2021 Vegetarian Times 

How to Cook Potatoes for Your Thanksgiving Feast? Try These 43 Ideas For us, its less a question of if potatoes, and more a question of how - and maybe how many The post How to Cook Potatoes for Your Thanksgiving Feast? Try These 43 Ideas appeared first on Vegetarian Times.

Vegan Butternut Squash Lasagna with Caramelized Onion

November 6 2021 Vegan Richa 

Vegan Butternut Squash Lasagna with Caramelized OnionThis Vegan Butternut Squash Lasagna with Caramelized Onions and Spinach features a creamy tofu cashew bechamel sauce and lots of melted vegan cheese. A vegan lasagna recipe perfect for feeding a crowd during the fall holidays. This vegan caramelized onion butternut squash lasagna is a fall-tastic twist on a classic lasagna with layers of creamy roasted butternut squash, spinach, caramelized red onions, and a creamy cashew bechamel. Simple yet impressive, the ideal pasta dinner to serve during the fall and winter holidays. There’s something soul-satisfying about the concept of layering vegan cheese sauce and pasta noodles and baking it all in a casserole dish. Don’t you think? Our vegan bechamel sauce is a tried-and-tested combination of blended tofu and cashews to create that perfect silky creamy texture. Miso paste and nutritional yeast are added for cheesiness. A bit of lemon juice helps to reduce the cashew flavor so it won’t taste like nuts at all. Layers or roasted butternut squash and Caramelized onion adds so much flavor and texture. This lasagna is the perfect easy fall dinner for a crowd. Leftovers can be refrigerated for up to 4 days or frozen. More Vegan Pasta Recipes - French onion skillet lasagna - Spinach Alfredo skillet lasagna - Butter Chicken lasagna bake or skillet  - Vegan Lemon Asparagus Pasta - Creamy Mushroom Spinach Pasta  Continue reading: Vegan Butternut Squash Lasagna with Caramelized OnionThe post Vegan Butternut Squash Lasagna with Caramelized Onion appeared first on Vegan Richa.

Wild Rice and Butternut Blessings

October 5 2021 My New Roots 

Wild Rice and Butternut Blessings Hello friend. Its been a while. I sincerely hope that these words find you getting by as best you can in this strange world we find ourselves in. Staying centered and grounded these days is no small feat, and Im grateful to find myself here again, with the energy and space to share.  This post is actually two years in the making. The experience Im about to tell you about deserves thought, healing, and humility, and though I made a delicious recipe, I needed ample time to learn from, and honour the situation. Almost like with rich decadent food, your body and mind needs time to digest emotion and experience, and over the past 20 months of intense turmoil, discovering and uncovering, and worldly change, there is no better occasion or cultural climate than this moment to share one of my lifes most potent experiences. I hope youll join me on the entirety of this journey and take the time to read and digest it for yourself too. I welcome conscious comments and will receive your words gracefully and with humility in regards to my personal history and ask kindly that the inevitable missteps, mistakes, and /­­ or insensitivities in my story shared below are highlighted with respect and with the intention of learning, inspiring community and healing, and are supportive of a better and more just future.   The People Ill begin by introducing the people of the story that span many generations, many places of origin, and many cultures: The Anishinaabeg – an Indigenous community made up of the Ojibwa, Odawa, Potawatami, Chippewa, Mississauga, Algonquin, and Delaware peoples who stewarded the Great Lakes Basin before and through the late 1600s. A man named James Whetung of the Black Duck clan, Anishinaabe who has called this land home for his lifetime and the many generations before him. My European ancestors who arrived in this same area (Upper Canada then, and what is now known as Southern Ontario) in the early-to-mid 1800s. A young man named Mossom Boyd, my great-, great-, great-grandfather, who landed in 1833. He purchased 100 acres of land and cleared it himself in the hopes of building a prosperous life. After farming for a few years, he wasnt making the income hed hoped for, and sought work at a local sawmill, eventually taking it over, on the site which is now Bobcaygeon, Ontario.   As Boyd continued to work the land, benefitting from the abundant natural resources, he experienced great success with his lumbering enterprise. He later went on to cut forests in great swathes across Ontario, then moved out west to Vancouver Island with his son, Martin Mossom Boyd, who eventually took over the business. Needless to say, the familys enterprise had an indelible impact on the Canadian landscape and the Indigenous peoples. Me, a white, privileged woman who benefits from this history in seen and unseen ways with a mission to inspire health to the people of this world through conscious choices. Heres one of my many stories...  My Family I spent my summers in the Kawartha Lakes, just 12 kilometers upstream from the reserve where James lived and lives. My grandparents lived on the canal at the mouth of Pigeon lake, on the Trent-Severn Waterway. My grandfather owned a substantial portion of the land there (how we understand owned in our modern world), and a 1085-acre island just off the shoreline.  I was a very lucky kid to have so much wild land to explore, play with, and learn from. To say I feel connected to nature, to the earth and water, to the elements there, would be an understatement. That forest and lake are inside of me, just as much as I am inside of it – I knew every rock, nook, cranny, and crevice. I knew the plants, the poison ivy, the lichen, the cedar; the shallow soil, dry and bare rocks, the limestone; I can evoke the alchemical aroma of it all in an instant. My hideaways along the shoreline in giant rock fractures were coated in moss and gnarled cedar roots, and there I would live in worlds of my imagination, connected to natures creations and its magnetic energy. The sensation of being there, on every level, is burned into my being. It is cellular memory.    Mossom Boyd 1814-1883 /­­ My father and I canoeing on Pigeon Lake /­­ Fishing on Pigeon Lake, 1990 There is a museum in town, named after my great-great-great grandfather Mossom, honouring his vision and entrepreneurial genius (as our culture recognizes). This history was one to celebrate, an empire that spanned the country, a legacy to be proud of. We would visit the museum almost every summer when I was growing up, so that I could better understand where I came from. These truths coexisted within me — nature and empire. As I began to see the complexities of this place that is deeply a part of me, I sought out a way to understand the same land, water, air, forest through the eyes, hands, and hearts of the people with a completely different history to the shared nature and to the empire of my lineage.  The Whetungs James family has been living with the land known as the Michi Saagig Anishinaabeg territory for approximately 4,000 years, dated by wild rice fossils found by geologists. This being the same land, that Mossom Boyd purchased 3,780 years later.  When I drove up to Curve Lake First Nations to experience a wild rice (known as manoomin) harvest two years ago, I met James Whetung and his family. The man whose name I had heard before, but was admittedly afraid to come face to face with, as I had some idea of how my lineage had impacted his. At least I thought I knew. When the group of us had all arrived and settled, James introduced himself, and told his story – the side that I had never heard before. They cut all the trees, floated them down river using the highways of my people. They needed clearer waterways, so they dredged the lakes and removed the rice beds that had provided our food. The First Nations peoples were forcefully moved to reserves, and confined there, needing written permission to leave, and only in order to work for local farmers at slave wages. You had to be Christian to live on the reserve, and Natives were not allowed to practice their own spirituality or pass it on to subsequent generations. The people were starving. Listening to James, and hearing first-hand what his ancestors had gone through because of my ancestors, was heartbreaking, and it filled me with bitter shame and confusion. What was once a celebrated history of my family, became tainted and disgraceful. When he was finished, I raised my hand to speak, compelled to admit that I came from the family he was talking about. The lineage and industry that changed the landscape of his ancestors’ home. That I was deeply remorseful. He responded graciously by inviting me to canoe out with him to harvest manoomin. He said that those on the reserves eventually were able to take the remaining rice seeds and plant them. By 1920, the yields were up but only until the 1950s when destructive colonial farming practices began using chemicals (many of which still are in use today), which created chemical run-off causing imbalances in the lakes, soil, air, and water, further affecting the aquatic grasses; the nutritious, traditional food source.   Wild Rice on Pigeon Lake Canadian cottage culture took off in the area around this time as well, motor boat traffic increased destroying the rice beds, and leaked oil and gas into the water. Septic beds were added for sewage treatment, but none were regulated and leaching into lakes was a regular occurrence. In the years between 1950 and 1980, the Trent Severn Waterway underwent a weed eradication program using agent orange (a highly toxic herbicide) to make swimming more enjoyable for the cottagers. Shortly after, James started planting seeds to feed his family and community despite the many cultural and environmental concerns out of his control. Wild rice as a traditional food source is highly nutritious and is known to help prevent diabetes — a huge problem within Indigenous peoples due to a forced disconnection from their traditional practices and nourishment sources. James started sowing seeds on Pigeon lake, where his grandfather had seeded and harvested for many generations. He was healing his people, and as demand increased, he started to invent technologies to make his work easier and faster. The increased production meant that he could not only feed his community, but start selling his wild rice at local farmers markets.  Unfortunately, not everyone is as enthusiastic about the wild rice increase in Pigeon and surrounding lakes. Since 2007, a group of cottagers have been fighting against Whetungs seeding of wild rice, claiming that the shoreline is their property and that the rice beds impede recreational boating. Theyve gone so far as to form a protest group, called Save Pigeon Lake, which asks James to harvest without the use of a motorboat (he did this to increase efficiency) and to stop seeding the rice.  Canada and Curve Lake First Nation are both signatories to the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. This Declaration states that Indigenous peoples have the right to maintain and develop their political, economic and social systems or institutions, to be secure in the enjoyment of their own means of subsistence and development, and to engage freely in all their traditional and other economic activities (Article 20). And further, that Indigenous peoples have the right to maintain, control, protect and develop their cultural heritage, traditional knowledge, and traditional cultural expressions, as well as the manifestations of the sciences, technologies and cultures, including human and genetic resources, seeds, medicines, knowledge of the properties of fauna and flora... (Article 31). The rice beds run along the TSW in the tri-lakes area, which includes Buckhorn, Chemong and Pigeon lakes. Despite the concerns of waterfront property owners, Whetung says the land falls under Treaty 20 and is therefore not under the jurisdiction of the TSW, which is operated by Parks Canada.  About James Im going to keep doing what I am doing. Why would I stop? Our people have starved for thousands of years. This is food; this is a livelihood, says Whetung. And personally, as an advocate for healthy food access for all, for a thriving world, and supported communities, I whole-heartedly agree. For more about James and his community’s work, please visit the Black Duck Wild Rice website. I am deeply grateful for James time, energy, heart, perseverance, and spirit. This is a forever healing journey and one I intend to continue with the peoples intrinsically linked to my own familys history here in Canada. Wild Rice Harvesting and Preparation Let’s talk about this beautiful offering, manoomin, or wild rice. Having always been drawn to this remarkable plant, I knew that when I moved back to Ontario, Canada, I had to learn more about it firsthand, and perhaps even how to harvest and process it. That is what led me to James and Black Duck Wild Rice. Every year around the September full moon, the manoomin harvest takes place, and he and his community welcome those who want to join and learn. Harvesting James taught us the traditional way, in canoes, all by hand. With two people per boat, one navigates and steers, while the other uses two long, thin sticks (bawa’iganaakoog); one to bend the rice into the canoe and the other to beat the grasses until the rice seeds fall into the hull of the canoe. Once you get the hang of it, it’s rhythmic and meditative, but still a physical and time-consuming ritual that requires community. As with most traditional food cultivation practices its a closed loop cycle, for whatever rice that doesnt fall into the canoe to be processed falls into the water, planting next years crop at the same time! Curing Once on shore, the canoes are emptied by hand onto large sheets which are transferred to a cool dark place so the rice can cure. Two or three times a day for a week or so, the rice is turned and aerated, left to dry.  Toasting /­­ Parching The rice was traditionally toasted in a cast-iron cauldron over an open fire. James showed me how to use an old canoe paddle to turn the rice constantly so as not to scorch it — its texture and scent slowly transformed. This takes about an hour of constant stirring with a keen eye on the fire so it remains at the perfect temperature for toasting. If you stop for even a second, the rice will burn. James could tell from the smell, and how the rice felt between his fingers when it was ready the mark of a true artisan, energetically connected to his craft. Nowadays, James uses a machine that he designed and built himself, that stirs the rice automatically over open flames and gets the rice toasty faster and with less manual labour. Toasting the rice increases the flavour, and helps preserve it. If properly toasted and dry, wild rice can last in storage for five years or more (a necessity to help balance the yearly ebbs and flows of the harvest).  Dancing /­­ Jigging This was my favourite part of the process because it involved several people working together, and having the pleasure and honour of wearing beautiful, specially-designed moccasins just for this process. The toasted rice is put into another large cauldron (or sometimes a hole in the ground lined with leather cloth or a tarp) while three people sit around it, with our feet in the center. Once we had our soft shoes laced all the way up, we vigorously twisted and swooshed our feet around on the rice to loosen some of the chaff from the rice kernels — this was extremely hard work! We rotated through the group as people got tired, and eventually we were ready for the last step. Winnowing The danced rice is then turned out onto a large fabric sheet, with everyone holding the edge with both hands. Count to three and up the rice goes into the air, the breeze blowing the chaff away. This needs to be repeated countless times to separate the rice from the chaff completely. This is unbelievably time-consuming work and experiencing it first hand made me appreciate every grain so much more! At the end of a grounding day of traditional work, you are gifted a few cups of cleaned wild rice. The appreciation I felt to see the yield of the countless hours by many people, not to mention the effort and contribution of this Earth truly became overwhelming. The experience solidified how food has the unparalleled ability to bring people together — requiring many enthusiastic, hard-working hands (and feet!) to get the job done, start to finish. At the end of the journey, everyone is rewarded with delicious food, straight from the Earth, her waters, her people. It is so simple, and so powerful. Wildly Nutritious Wild rice is not related to true rice nor is a grain at all in fact, but the seed of aquatic grass that grows along the shores of freshwater lakes in Canada and the Northern US. Its a little more expensive than other varieties, as it is often harvested by hand.  Wild rice is also, of course, wildly nutritious and is no surprise that Indigenous peoples made a point to cultivate this true super food. Containing high levels of protein, fiber, iron, and calcium, wild rice is also gluten-free. It is extremely high in folic acid, an essential B-complex vitamin lacking in many peoples diets. Just half a cup of cooked wild rice yields 21.3 mcg of folic acid – necessary for cardiovascular support, red blood cell production, brain and nervous system health, and of particular importance during pregnancy – where brown rice by comparison offers only 3.9 mcg. The niacin content of wild rice is also notably high with l.06 mg for every 1/­­2 cup cooked rice. Potassium packs an 83 mg punch, and zinc, which is usually available in trace amounts, registers 1.1 mg. Wild rice is a wonderful alternative to any grain that you would use in either hot or cold dishes. My favourite is to enjoy it in veggie bowls, soups and stews, as well as hearty salads. Its rich, nutty flavour pairs well with other earthy-sweet foods like beets, sweet potato, pumpkins and squash, making it the perfect ingredient to add to your fall recipes, already full of abundance and gratitude. It lasts for about a week after cooking, so making a large batch at the beginning of the week will give you the honour to grace your meals with a serious boost of nutrition and spirit with every grain! Wild Rice & Butternut Blessings This recipe was born from the desire to combine the elements that James and I had a hand in growing: wild rice from his lake, and butternut squash from my garden, coming together for one beautiful meal. Stacking the squash rounds makes for a grand, dramatic, and eye-catching presentation where the simple ingredients are made into something very special. This would be the most stunning main dish for a harvest celebration meal, or even into the winter holidays. It has the perfect balance of flavours, textures, and nutrition, so youll feel satisfied on every level. Try to find a butternut squash with a long and hefty neck. Since we are after nice big rounds, the longer your neck, the more rounds youll have! And try to source your wild rice from a local reserve or farmers market, if possible. There are several components to this recipe, but Ive written it in a way that you can juggle all the elements with seamless management of your time.    Print Wild Rice and Butternut Blessings with Mushrooms, Toasted Walnut Garlic Sauce, and Sumac Author Sarah Britton Ingredients4 lb. /­­ 2kg butternut squash about 1 large, try to find one with a long neck! 1 cup /­­ 175g wild rice soaked for at least 12 hours 9 oz. /­­ 250g mixed wild mushrooms or any mushroom of your choice 3 cloves garlic minced a couple sprigs fresh thyme and rosemary 1/­­2 cup /­­ 13g chopped flat-leaf parsley 1 batch Toasted Walnut Sauce recipe follows 1 Tbsp. sumac divided freshly cracked black pepper handful of walnuts for garnish if desired Toasted Walnut Garlic Sauce1 cup /­­ 125g raw walnuts 1 garlic clove 2 Tbsp. cold-pressed olive oil 4 tsp. apple cider vinegar 2 tsp. pure maple syrup 2 generous pinches of fine sea salt plus more as needed InstructionsStart by cooking the wild rice: drain and rinse the soaked rice well, place in a pot. Add 3 cups /­­ 750ml of fresh water, a couple pinches of sea salt, then bring to a boil, and reduce to simmer. Cook until rice is chewy-tender - about 45 minutes. While the rice is cooking, preheat the oven to 350°F /­­ 180°C. Spread the walnuts in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet. Toast for 7 to 10 minutes, watching them carefully so they do not burn, until they are golden and fragrant. Remove from the oven and let cool slightly. Turn the oven heat up to 400°F /­­ 200°C. Give the butternut squash a good scrub, making sure to remove any dust or dirt. Leaving the skin on, slice the squash neck into rounds about 1 /­­ 2.5cm thick. Place on a baking sheet, sprinkle with a little salt, and roast in the oven for 20-30 minutes, flipping once halfway through cooking, until the squash is fork tender. Remove from the oven and drizzle with olive oil and a little more salt, if desired.  While the squash is roasting, make the Toasted Walnut Sauce. Place the toasted walnuts, garlic, olive oil, apple cider vinegar, and maple syrup in a blender. Blend on high, adding up to 1 cup /­­ 250ml of water to thin the dressing as needed--you are looking for the consistency of melted ice cream. Season with salt. Store in an airtight glass container in the fridge for up to 5 days. Lastly, prepare the mushrooms. Clean and cut the mushrooms as desired (I used king oyster mushrooms, sliced in half lengthwise and scored diagonally). Add a knob of your favourite cooking fat to a large skillet, and once melted add the mushrooms and a couple pinches of salt. Cook the mushrooms without crowding them, and do not move them about in the pan too much. Youre looking for a nice sear and that comes after the mushrooms have been in constant, direct contact with high heat. Once golden on one side, flip, and continue cooking until golden on the other. In a large bowl, combine the wild rice and parsley. Drizzle a touch of the sauce and about 1/­­2 Tbsp. of the sumac, a few grinds of black pepper, and fold to incorporate. To assemble, drizzle or puddle some sauce on the bottom of your serving plate. Add a round of butternut squash, followed by the wild rice mixture, a couple mushrooms, then repeat the layers of squash, rice, mushrooms. Drizzle remaining sauce over top, sprinkle with additional sumac and black pepper, and a handful of walnuts. Say thank you and enjoy each bite, each grain. NotesServes 4 Makes approximately 1 cup /­­ 270ml of Sauce In Closing I would love to hear your thoughts about how we can better respect and heal our pasts culturally, together. I wanted to open up the conversation here, not try to offer some kind of solution. This is a complicated, complex, deeply layered issue that has deep roots, well beyond us here today. I feel really lucky to have had the opportunity to be in a canoe with James himself, to witness how to harvest with intention and gratitude. It felt deeply meaningful to be there with him, the place our two family lines have crossed in many ways for many years, finally converging in a peaceful, cooperative, and hopefully reciprocal way. This extends far beyond James and I, and takes many more hands and hearts. The first step of many, I am forever grateful to James for sharing the story of his family and community as it has been silenced for too long. Thank you for taking the time to read this today. Id also like to add for those who havent seen Canadian news over the past few months, that there has been uncovering of more extreme darkness in this country in relation to the Indigneous people of this land. The residential school system removed children from their Indigenous culture, communities, families, and ways of being. These Anglo-Saxon, Christian boarding schools are sites of mass unmarked graves where thousands of children’s bodies were found, taken from their families. There are many agencies working towards healing, remediation, and reconciliation in response to these unfathomable atrocities in our history. One of them is the Downie Wenjack Foundation, which aims to to aid our collective reconciliation journey through a combination of awareness, education, and action. This link will take you to their page about Reconcili-ACTION, and a list of ways to catalyze important conversations and meaningful change, recognizing that change starts with every one of us and each person can make an impact. The post Wild Rice and Butternut Blessings appeared first on My New Roots.

25+ Vegan Tailgate Food

September 4 2021 VegKitchen 

Its that time of year again--time for tailgate parties! But you dont have to miss out because youre vegan. Put together an entire vegan feast with this list of 25+ vegan tailgate food ideas. From dips to desserts, youll find everything you need! The post 25+ Vegan Tailgate Food appeared first on VegKitchen.

Vegan Yellow Squash and Corn Casserole

July 25 2021 FatFree Vegan Kitchen  

Vegan Yellow Squash and Corn Casserole Golden slices of summer squash and kernels of corn are baked in a creamy sauce and topped with bread crumbs in this Southern-style vegan squash casserole. It’s the perfect summer side dish. Hi, my name is Susan, and I’m a vegan. It’s been so long since I updated this blog that I only half-humorously feel like I need to introduce myself again. For those of you who don’t know me, you can find my real introduction on my About page. For those who do know me and worried that I had fallen off the planet, I’m happy to report that I’m alive and well and now living in Louisiana.  My husband and I had been thinking of moving back to our home state to be closer to family, but when the pandemic hit, we put that idea on hold. So we hadn’t been actively looking for a house when, in January, we practically stumbled on the perfect house just a mile from my parents. Of course, there were complications–someone else had a contract on it–but when that contract fell through, we had to act fast to make sure it didn’t get away from us. Since we hadn’t really been expecting to move, we had a lot of packing up and cleaning out to get 21 years of accumulated junk out of our old house and a bunch of repairs, painting, and sprucing up the yard to get that house ready to sell. It all seems in retrospect to have happened so quickly–all except the unpacking. It took months of emptying boxes, but we’re finally settled into our house in the country. And we love it! The boxes have been recycled, the ancient stove and dishwasher have been replaced, and I’m starting to feel like my old self again, the self that likes cooking food and writing about it. The thing I love most about the move is that I get to spend more time with my parents. After living in other states for the past 30+ years, it’s a joy to be able to get to know them all over again. It was with that family connection in mind that I chose this squash and corn casserole as my first “coming back home” recipe. Its based on the squash casserole my mother often made when I was growing up. I’d always considered it her recipe, but she says she got it from my grandmother. I’m happy to put my own twist on it and hopefully pass it down to my daughter for further adaptation. In its original incarnation, it was made with canned creamed corn. In my updated vegan version, I created a cream using frozen organic corn, vegetable broth, and nutritional yeast and herbs for added flavor.  How to Make the Best Squash Casserole Squash casseroles are a great way to use up some of the abundance of summer squash. You can even make them with zucchini or patty pan squash instead of the traditional yellow squash. While it’s a fairly simple dish, there are a few things you need to know to be sure that it comes out perfect every time: - First, and most importantly, you need to pre-cook the squash before mixing it in with the other ingredients and baking it. If you don’t cook it first, the squash will exude all of its moisture into the dish and your casserole will be watery. You also would have to bake it longer, heating up your summer kitchen for longer than is necessary. I prefer to sauté the squash and onion first (without oil), which not only cooks them but also adds flavor. - The creamed corn you buy in cans doesn’t usually contain any cream and is often completely vegan. But I like to make my own with organic corn and add creaminess and flavor to it by including cashews or tofu. Use the cashews if you can, but if they are too high in fat for your diet, light silken tofu or even regular tofu makes an acceptable substitute. - If you’re using the cashews and don’t have a high-speed blender, soak them first in water for a couple of hours and drain them completely before blending. - Seasoned panko makes the best casserole topping; look for an oil-free brand (Whole Foods makes one) or use gluten-free panko or bread crumbs instead. But feel free to omit the topping if you want. Im happy to report that the vegan squash and corn casserole was a big hit with the family. I served it with cornbread and pink-eye peas for a southern meal befitting our new country home. Print Add to Collection Go to Collections Vegan Yellow Squash and Corn Casserole Golden slices of summer squash are baked in a creamy sauce and topped with crunchy panko bread crumbs. It's plant-based and oil-free, too! Course Side Dish, Vegetable Cuisine Southern Keyword oil-free, plant-based casserole, southern squash casserole, vegan squash casserole Allergen Gluten-Free, Nut-Free, Soy-Free Prep Time 15 minutes Cook Time 40 minutes Total Time 55 minutes Servings 6 Calories 158 kcal Author Susan Voisin Ingredients1 medium onion chopped 4 medium yellow squash sliced into 1/­­4-inch rounds 2 cloves garlic minced 1 1/­­2 cups organic frozen corn divided 3/­­4 cup vegetable broth 1/­­4 cup raw cashews or 1/­­4 cup tofu 1/­­4 cup nutritional yeast 1 tablespoon cornstarch 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves 1 teaspoon salt omit or reduce for lower sodium 1/­­4 teaspoon ground black pepper Optional Topping1 cup panko (or gluten-free bread crumbs) 1/­­2 teaspoon dried basil 1/­­2 teaspoon dried oregano InstructionsUsing a non-stick skillet on medium-high heat, sauté onion for 2-3 minutes, until it begins to soften and brown on a few edges. Add squash and garlic and cook, stirring, until squash is softening. Add 1 cup corn and remove from heat. Preheat oven to 350F. Line a 1 1/­­2 to 2-quart baking dish with parchment paper or oil it lightly. Blend 1/­­2 cup corn, vegetable broth, cashews/­­tofu, salt, cornstarch, and seasonings (nutritional yeast, oregano, basil, black pepper) in a blender until smooth. TIP: If you don't think your blender will blend raw cashews, soften them first by soaking in water for 2 hours and then draining before use.) Place half the squash mixture in a single layer in the casserole dish; spoon half of the sauce over it. Repeat with remaining squash and sauce. Sprinkle the top with seasoned panko, if desired. Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes. If the top isn't completely browned, heat it under the broiler for a minute or two but watch it carefully to make sure it doesn't burn. Serve hot. NotesFor gluten-free, use gluten-free bread crumbs or omit the topping. Nutritional Info below includes cashews and salt. When made with firm tofu instead of cashews, these are the correct values: 119 Calories 1.3g Total Fat .24g Saturated Fat WW points (Blue plan):  - With cashews and panko: 3 points - With cashews but no panko: 1 point - With tofu and panko: 2 points - With tofu and no panko: 0 points Points vary on other plans.   NutritionServing: 1 serving | Calories: 158 kcal | Carbohydrates: 24 g | Protein: 7 g | Fat: 4.35 g | Saturated Fat: 0.9 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Cholesterol: 0 mg | Sodium: 492 mg | Potassium: 396 mg | Fiber: 3 g | Sugar: 6 g Please pin and share!   The post Vegan Yellow Squash and Corn Casserole appeared first on FatFree Vegan Kitchen.

Vegan Date Nut Cake (Eggless)

July 18 2021 Vegan Richa 

Vegan Date Nut Cake (Eggless)This easy vegan date nut cake is moist, fluffy, and packed with chewy dates and crunchy pecans and walnuts! So simple to make and the perfect sweet treat to bring to a potluck or bake sale. Gluten-free option. Tired of making banana bread over and over again? Try this Vegan Date and Nut Cake instead. It’s moist yet light and fluffy and packed with dates and nuts. You could probably get away with calling this a vegan date and nut bread, or snack cake. I love this date cake with a mix of pecans or walnuts and pistachios but you can use any nut you have in your baking pantry – or a mix of nuts and seeds. Think hazelnuts, pistachios, almonds, pumpkin seeds – anything you want!  The batter is so wonderfully moist thanks to the addition of almond flour.  I used AP flour for this and while I did not design this to be a gluten-free cake, you could totally change this by using a gluten-free flour mix of oat flour, almond flour, and potato starch. This is one of those easy cake recipes you can make whenever there is a “cake emergency” – meaning your kids let you know they need to bring something to school the next day. Or you have spontaneous visitors and want to whip up something sweet and easy. As this cake travels really well, you can also bring it to any potluck or picnic. Everyone will love it so keep the recipe ready! MORE VEGAN CAKE RECIPES - Eggnog Pound Cake - 1 Bowl Banana Apple Bread. Can be made into muffins - Peanut Butter Chocolate Marble Cake - Lemon blueberry pound cake - GF Cashew Butter Chocolate Marble Cake.  - Gluten-free Cinnamon Roll Bread yeast-free. - Carrot Banana Bread - Also grain-free. - Sweet Potato Crumb Cake. GF Continue reading: Vegan Date Nut Cake (Eggless)The post Vegan Date Nut Cake (Eggless) appeared first on Vegan Richa.

Healthy Chickpea And Tofu Salad

May 22 2021 Manjula's kitchen 

Healthy Chickpea And Tofu Salad (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Print Healthy Chickpea And Tofu Salad .wprm-recipe-rating .wprm-rating-star.wprm-rating-star-full svg * { fill: #343434; } Chickpea and tofu salad is a new favorite in our family. It is both heart healthy and delicious. It's packed with plant protein and fiber and is also a great option for those who are vegan and gluten free. These days everyone in my family is eating clean and will usually ask me to make a salad bowl. This colorful and delicious salad has become part of my salad recipes. Theres nothing like a fresh salad. Salads are of course healthy and contrary to popular belief they can be quite filling and satisfying! This particular salad is a combination of greens, cucumber, tomatoes, and some fruit which gives it a fresh taste. Add in some chickpeas and tofu with my special homemade dressing and you have a great meal! Its unbelievably tasty and nutritious too! I love eating leftovers all week long. This super delicious salad is full of flavor and textures and is really easy to prepare. This recipe will serve 4. Prep time 20 minutes. Assembly time is 5 minutes. Course Salad Cuisine Fusion Prep Time 20 minutes Cook Time 5 minutes EquipmentBlendtec Classic Blender butane stove All-Clad Fry Pan IngredientsFor salad dressing 1/­­4 cup fresh lemon juice 1/­­4 cup roasted sesame seeds 2 Tbsp nutritional yeast 1/­­4 cup olive oil 1/­­4 tsp salt 1/­­4 tsp black pepper 2 tsp sugar 1 Tbsp ginger finely shredded 2 Tbsp fresh orange juice Tofu6 oz firm tofu 1/­­4 tsp salt 1/­­4 tsp black pepper 1 Tbsp ginger finely shredded 2 tsp lemon juice Chickpeas15 oz can of chickpea 1 Tbsp oil 1/­­4 tsp salt 1/­­4 tsp black pepper 1 tsp lemon juice 1 tsp ginger juice Other Salad Ingredients1 cup romaine lettuce roughly chopped 1/­­2 cup spinach leaves roughly chopped 1/­­4 cup cucumber cut into bite size, I am using Asian cucumber 1/­­4 cup pear cut into bite size pieces 1/­­2 orange peeled and cut into bite size pieces 8 cherry tomato cut into half 1 Asian cucumber thinly sliced long ways InstructionsFor Dressing:blend all the salad dressing ingredients together, lemon juice, roasted sesame seeds, nutritional yeast, olive oil, salt, black pepper, sugar, ginger, orange juice. Dressing should be pourable consistency. Keep aside. Tofu: drained the water and pat dry the tofu, cut the tofu in about 1/­­2 inch cubes. Grill the tofu over medium heat. lightly oil the pan and spread the tofu pieces, grill the tofu from both sides until they are light brown. It will take about 3 minutes. Drizzle, lemon juice over tofu, salt and black pepper turn them lightly. Turn of the heat and take them out in a bowl. Prepare chickpeas:drain the water and wash the chickpea. Sauté the chickpeas over medium heat, add oil, oil should be moderately hot add chickpeas, drizzle salt, black pepper, lemon juice and ginger. Stir them together for about 2 minutes. Chickpeas will have a nice flavor. Assembling the salad:use the bowl you will serve the salad, spread lettuce, spinach leaves (remove the stems from spinach), add cucumber, pair cut, orange and tomatoes. Next drizzle about 2 tablespoons of dressing and toss them together. Add about 1/­­3 cup of chickpeas and 1/­­3 cup of grilled tofu on one side I am also putting few slices of cucumber, to dress it up. Now again drizzle about 2 tablespoons of dressing. salad is ready to serve. For this recipe use the chickpea, tofu, vegetables, and fruits quantity of your choice. Notesyou can make plenty of salad dressing in advance and refrigerate it in a jar, you can save this dressing for up to a week. You can use this dressing in any salad, it tastes grate. Prepare the tofu and chickpeas also in advance and refrigerate, they will be good for 3-4 days. Add the greens and fruits of your choice. You will also enjoy: Millet Soup, Mango Salsa, Potato soup, Masala idli The post Healthy Chickpea And Tofu Salad appeared first on Manjula's Kitchen.


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