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25 Best Vegan Iron Rich Recipes

January 18 2022 Vegan Richa 

25 Best Vegan Iron Rich RecipesLearn all about iron-rich vegan foods and how to incorporate them into a real-world, everyday meals for optimal absorption in this round-up of delicious iron-rich recipes.  Iron deficiency is quite a common nutrient deficiency in the world and affects vegans and omnivores alike. The good news is that you can get all the iron your body needs from Plants. When we think about iron, our minds wander to red meat etc. But there are lots of plant-based foods containing good amounts of this essential mineral as well. Iron Absorption Now, one thing is choosing iron-rich foods. The other thing is making sure your body can absorb that iron.  You can enhance your body’s absorption of iron by drinking citrus juice or eating or adding other foods rich in vitamin C at the same time that you eat high-iron foods. Another little trick: Use a cast-iron skillet. Cooking in a cast iron skillet can add significant amounts of iron to your food and into your body. It’s often really surprising foods that contain a lot of iron. Like Blackstrap molasses 1 tablespoon of blackstrap molasses has 3.6 mg. You can add molasses to vegan baked beans, any baked oatmeal recipe, or add some to salad dressings. Mix and match lentils and beans or beans and spinach to make an iron packed meal. If your readings are consistently low even after eating thoughtfully, consult your doctor about it. People can have absorption issues and will need supplementation even with an iron-rich diet. For high protein options, check this collection! Without further ado, here are some hearty vegan meals to try that combine iron-rich foods with ingredients that help to absorb it well. Best Vegan Recipes using Iron rich foods Lentils 1 cup of lentils has 6.6 mg iron. Paired with other iron sources such as spinach, tomatoes and that bit of lemon for the vitamin c that helps iron absorption and you are all set. Lentils are so easy to incorporate into your everyday like. Try them in lentil soups, tacos, pasta sauce, and even brownies Vegan Stuffed Butternut Squash with Lentil Apple Filling Vegan Stuffed Butternut Squash with Lentil & Apple filling is a hearty and satisfying plant-based main course for any winter dinner and makes for a showstopping holiday meal! Easy to make ahead of time! TRY THIS RECIPE Vegan Red Lentil Sweet Potato Curry This creamy Thai inspired Vegan Red Lentil Sweet Potato Curry features healthy coconut milk and plenty of veggies. It's all made in just one pot, gluten-free and perfect as a quick weeknight dinner! TRY THIS RECIPE Instant Pot Vegan Lentil Sloppy Joes Instant Pot Vegan Lentil Sloppy Joes! 1 Pot, 30 min, freezer friendly tangy flavorful sloppy lentils. Serve in sandwiches with slaw or over tater tots or baked potato. Vegan Glutenfree Soyfree Nutfree Recipe TRY THIS RECIPE Lentil Curry Casserole Make this easy Vegan Curry Lentil Casserole whenever that craving for restaurant-style creamy Indian lentil dishes hits. Brown lentils simmered in a fragrant coconut curry broth, served over rice! So easy, so delicious. Gluten-free, too.  TRY THIS RECIPE Lentil Bolognese With Spaghetti This Lentil Bolognese Sauce is hearty with Red lentils and Mushrooms, flavors with herbs, sauce and great with Spaghetti or other pasta.  22 Gm of Protein. Vegan Soyfree Nutfree Recipe. Can be gluten-free with glutenfree pasta TRY THIS RECIPE Vegan Lentil Quinoa Loaf This Lentil Quinoa Loaf with a Spicy Ketchup glaze is nut-free, vegan and can be made gluten-free. Perfect addition to a holiday meal. Makes 1 loaf, serves 3 to 4 TRY THIS RECIPE Turmeric Lentil Fritters Tomato Bowl with Tahini Dill Sauce Turmeric Lentil Fritters Tomato Greens Bowl with Tahini Dill Sauce. Baked Seedy Golden Lentil fritters with greens, tomatoes and a tahini sauce make an easy Lunch bowl. Vegan Nut-free Soy-free Recipe. Easily Glutenfree. Makes 16 to 18 fritters TRY THIS RECIPE Vegan Enchiladas Recipe with Lentils and Black Beans Vegan Enchiladas Recipe. Easy Enchilada Recipe with Blender Enchilada Sauce, soft tortillas filled with black beans, spinach and lentils. Vegan Soy-free Recipe. Can be Gluten-free. Ready within 1 Hour. Makes 1 rectangular pan (8 by 12). (Pictured in 9 by 9 pan. You might have some leftover filling and sauce depending on how many tortillas you fit in). . TRY THIS RECIPE     Tofu High in protein and iron – 4 oz has 6.4 mg. Tofu paired with greens or beans makes for a satisfying and nutritious meal Sheet Pan Veggie Dinner with Broccoli, Sweet Potato, Tofu, Chickpeas & Miso Maple Dressing Sheet Pan Veggie Dinner with Broccoli, Sweet Potato, Tofu, Chickpeas, Sunflower seeds dressed with Miso Maple Dressing. Vegan Glutenfree Nutfree Recipe. Can be soyfree with chickpea miso. 23 gm of Protein! TRY THIS RECIPE Malai Tofu ( Vegan Malai Paneer) Malai Tofu - a simple Indian weeknight curry with tofu in a thick spiced tomato coconut milk sauce. Serve with naan and/­­or rice for a delicious plant-based dinner. Soy-free option included. TRY THIS RECIPE Vegan Creamy Cajun Pasta with Breaded tofu. Vegan Creamy Cajun Pasta with Crisp Breaded tofu. Nut-free Creamy Cajun Spice Sauce with Farfalle and Breaded Tofu. Vegan Nut-free Recipe. Soy-free option. Easily oil-free TRY THIS RECIPE Vegan Gluten free Zucchini Lasagna with Tofu Ricotta Vegan Gluten free Zucchini Lasagna with creamy Tofu Herb Ricotta and Red Lentils! Grain-free, can be nut-free. 15 G of Protein. Can be made ahead. Makes a 9 by 9 inch baking dish. TRY THIS RECIPE Vegan Tofu Katsu Curry Curb your Japanese take-out cravings with this easy homemade vegan tofu katsu curry recipe! Crispy panko breaded tofu in a creamy mildly spiced curry sauce. Nutfree, GF option soyfree option TRY THIS RECIPE     Spinach Spinach is another excellent source of iron. 1 cup has 6.4 mg. Spinach in combination with chickpeas, lentils or tofu makes for an iron rich meal. Spicy Tofu Spinach Stir fry (15 Minute 1 Pan) An easy Spicy Spinach Tofu Stir-fry that can be made in 1 pot within 15 minutes. This recipe is a lifesaver come dinnertime. weeknight Indian spiced Tofu Spinach curry with almost no chopping! Gluten-free, Nut-free, soy-free option.  TRY THIS RECIPE Vegan Spinach Artichoke Pasta Bake You will love this delicious vegan spinach and artichoke pasta bake recipe. It's like having spinach and artichoke dip, but for dinner! TRY THIS RECIPE Chickpea Spinach Pie with Berbere Spice Chickpea Spinach Pie with Berbere Spice. Easy Chickpea Spinach Pastry for holidays and company with vegan puff pastry. Use spices or blends of choice. Use lentils for variation. Vegan Soy-free Nut-free Recipe.  TRY THIS RECIPE Chickpea Lentil Quinoa Spinach Stew This chickpea Lentil Quinoa Spinach Stew is easy, filing, full of protein and delicious. Free of dairy, egg, corn, soy, gluten TRY THIS RECIPE     Chickpeas and Kidney Beans Great sources of iron and you can easily combine them. 1 cup of chickpeas has 3.6 mg 1 cup kidney beans has 5.2 mg Instant Pot Vegan Chili - Oil-free Kidney Bean Red Lentil Chili Instant Pot Vegan Chili - Oil-free Kidney Bean Red Lentil Chili. Easy Flavorful Pressure Cooker Vegetarian Chili. Vegan Glutenfree Nutfree Soyfree Recipe. Saucepan Option TRY THIS RECIPE Vegan Coconut & Peanut Stew with Kidney Beans This deliciously creamy and rich coconut-based Vegan Peanut Stew makes for a warm and comforting easy weeknight meal thats super quick and simple to make using just one pot. Packed with healthy vegetables and plant-based protein from kidney beans and peanut butter! Gluten-free, soy-free, dairy-free and plant-based!  Serve over rice  TRY THIS RECIPE Baked Chickpea Sweet Potato Curry Vegan Baked Chickpea Sweet Potato Curry - a one-pot wonder made in one casserole dish. So easy to make, so perfect for a quick weeknight dinner. No standing around and sautéing needed. Glutenfree, soy-free, nut-free option. TRY THIS RECIPE Buffalo Chickpea Salad Sandwich This Buffalo Chickpea Salad Sandwich is the ultimate vegan lunch sandwich with a spicy chickpea salad that has all the flavors of buffalo wings! 100% plant-based perfect for a summer picnic or as an office lunch! TRY THIS RECIPE Jalapeno Popper Chickpea Salad Sandwich This Jalapeno Popper Chickpea Salad Sandwich recipe combines two favorites into a new exciting lunch sandwich! Protein-rich chickpeas and veggies tossed with a creamy tofu based jalape?o popper dip, with a bit of a kick thanks to both pickled and fresh jalapenos!  Soyfree option Glutenfree option TRY THIS RECIPE Chickpea Veggie Loaf - Vegan Meatloaf Recipe Chickpea Veggie Loaf with spices and a spicy bbq glaze. Chickpea Cannellini bean Veggie meat loaf for Thanksgiving and the holidays. Easy and delicious. Vegan Recipe. Makes 1 loaf. I use 9 by 5 inch pan, Nut-free, Soy-free, Can be gluten-free TRY THIS RECIPE Ethiopian Berbere Chickpea Pizza Recipe with Tahini Garlic Dressing Ethiopian Berbere Chickpea Pizza with Tahini Garlic Dressing. Amazingly flavorful pizza. Dress with tahini dressing, vegan ranch or other creamy dressing. Vegan Soyfree Nut-free Recipe. Gluten-free Crust option.. Makes 1 large pizza TRY THIS RECIPE   Beans and soycurls Most beans are good sources of iron. Combination of beans with other beans or lentils, or soycurls adds a boost of iron to the meal. Soycurls with cashews which are also a good source of iron adds up! Skillet Enchiladas with Soy Curls Everyone will love these unconventional vegan skillet enchiladas made in one skillet with soy curls, black beans, sauteed veggies, queso, and crunchy tortilla chips. Garnish with your favorite Mexican toppings like cilantro, vegan shredded cheese, and avocado. A great recipe for 5 de Mayo TRY THIS RECIPE Dragon Chicken Soycurls (Indo-Chinese Recipe) Dragon Chicken Soycurls  - a vegan twist on Indo-Chinese restaurant classic. Soycurls are Marinated and baked then tossed in a fiery spicy sweet cashew pepper sauce. Glutenfree. TRY THIS RECIPE Hemp Seeds and Chia Seeds Add some iron to your favorite bowls and breakfast treats. 3 tablespoons have 2.5 mg Seedy Chocolate No Bake Granola Bars Seedy Chocolate No Bake Granola Bars with candied ginger and gingerbread spices. These bars filled will nuts and seeds make a tasty snack. substitute nuts with more seeds to make them nut-free. Vegan Gluten-free Recipe. Easily made into protein bars. Makes 10 to 12 bars TRY THIS RECIPE

9 Best Sources Of Vegan Probiotics For Gut Health

January 13 2022 Happy Cow veggie blog 

Gut health is a hot topic these days and with good reason! High consumption of dairy and fast foods comes with  a host of gut issues. But luckily enough, we can heal ourselves with the help of fermented foods! Fermentation is an ancient food preservation method that yields ultra healthy foods containing friendly bacteria aka probiotics, and with a sharp, irresistible umami flavour! Perfect for a happy gut! A lot of people think dairy yoghurt is the best source of probiotics, but there are actually many other ways to get probiotics on a plant-based diet! In this article, we list the 9 best sources of vegan probiotics. 1. Kimchi This spicy Korean side dish is created from salted, fermented vegetables, usually Chinese cabbage and radishes. The distinct taste comes from a paste made of Korean chilli flakes, garlic, ginger, red pepper and sugar. Kimchi undergoes a process of wild fermentation that produces an abundance of vegan probiotics! 2. Sauerkraut Similar to Kimchi, Sauerkraut is made with cabbage, but with no flavouring. Eating a side of Sauerkraut alongside your meal a few days a week is a great idea if youre looking to improve your gut health as it is loaded […] The post 9 Best Sources Of Vegan Probiotics For Gut Health appeared first on HappyCow.

Vegan Dragon Chicken Soycurls

January 12 2022 Vegan Richa 

Vegan Dragon Chicken SoycurlsVegan Dragon Chicken Soycurls  – a plant-based twist on a Indo-Chinese classic that is easy to make with simple ingredients. Continuing with fabulous and interesting Indian fare with this vegan spin on Dragon Chicken – chewy soy curls in a sweet and spicy sauce that is deliciously good. A mouth watering Indo-Chinese vegan dinner that is rich in flavor and taste and unique. Indo- Chinese is an extensive subcuisine of Indian cuisine with various fusion dishes like meat or cauliflower manchurian, Chili paneer or meats,  Indo Chinese styles of fried rice, noodles, chopsuey, veggie stir fries and more. Yes there are Indian restaurants dedicated to just this fusion cuisine. There are more vegan versions coming to the blog this year! This dish can be served as a starter but I usually serve it for lunch or dinner. It can be easily made at home when you crave a restaurant-style take-out. Like many Indochinese restaurant-style dishes, this one is uses fairly easily available ingredients to make at home. It’s mostly the garlic, the bell peppers, and cashew nuts, soy sauce, black pepper, chilies and ketchup that deliver unique sweet and spicy notes to this dish. what is dragon chicken ? Dragon chicken is a fusion dish usually made with battered chicken that is fried and then tossed in a spicy sauce. For the vegan version we use soycurls that are marinated then battered and baked or panfried then tossed in the fiery sauce. More Stir-fries: - Sticky Ginger Sesame Tofu Veggie Stir fry - General Tso’s Soy Curls - Hoisin Noodles and Tofu stir fry - Cashew Tofu and veggies - Soy-free tofu Stir fry with Sunbutter Sauce - Lemongrass Tempeh with Sesame Noodles - Sticky Sesame Cauliflower Continue reading: Vegan Dragon Chicken SoycurlsThe post Vegan Dragon Chicken Soycurls appeared first on Vegan Richa.

Peanut Butter Noodle Casserole Vegan

January 8 2022 Vegan Richa 

Peanut Butter Noodle Casserole VeganThis Thai-inspired peanut butter noodle casserole with tofu and a sweet and spicy creamy peanut butter sauce makes for the perfect easy one pot weeknight dinner. Gluten-free. If you thought I was just making curry casseroles, well here is a noodle casserole! After I made this chickpea sweet potato curry I decided I needed another format for a delicious weeknight dinner that literally cooks itself in the oven. Baked Peanut Butter noodle Casserole. Its almost hands free like most casseroles! No standing around sautéing or boiling noodles needed. Rice noodles and tofu in a rich and creamy, sweet and spicy peanut butter sauce. Let’s just say I took a takeout-style noodle stir-fry where its never been before. This rice noodle dish trades in the wok for the casserole treatment, resulting in one of the easiest yet most flavorful weeknight dinners youll ever make. And by easiest, we mean you dont have to bother pre-cooking the noodles or use more than one dish from start to finish. Tofu gets baked with ginger and garlic then add the rest of the ingredients, water and noodles. Make sure noodles are submerged then bake. I use thick rice noodles such as brown rice pad Thai or Thai rice linguini. You can use regular linguini as well. Bake time will be longer 35-40 mins More noodle Dishes - 1 pot Peanut Butter Noodles and Veggies GF - Lo Mein Noodles. GF option - Sweet And Sour Chickpeas and Broccoli GF - Kung Pao Lentils GF - Lentils & Veggies in Thai Peanut Sauce GF Soy-free - Sticky Sesame Ginger Tofu and Veggies. GF - Curry Ramen with Miso Maple Lentils. GF Continue reading: Peanut Butter Noodle Casserole VeganThe post Peanut Butter Noodle Casserole Vegan appeared first on Vegan Richa.

Date Nut Cookie Mix in a Jar

December 13 2021 Vegan Richa 

Date Nut Cookie Mix in a JarIf youre short on time but want to give handmade gifts for the holidays, this date nut cookie mix in a jar is a snap to make. Can also be turned into a cake mix. This homemade date nut cookie mix in a mason jar makes a great holiday gift, hostess gift or party gift for New Year’s Eve. It takes less than 5 minutes to throw together and costs less than $5! Everyone loves a good homemade cookie, and this date nut cookie mix with pistachios is more interesting than a simple chocolate chip cookie. Oh, and you can easily make this mix into a date nut cake! Who doesn’t like a homemade multipurpose gift from the kitchen and this one is definitely gonna be a hit as this jar mix makes it so easy to get freshly baked holiday cookies ASAP! Canning jars are a very cute option here, but you dont need to go out and buy new jars to make cookie mix. As youre not actually sealing the ingredients in the jar, this is a great opportunity to repurpose random glass jars you have in your pantry. As long as they have a volume of one quart, these cookies in a jar will fit.   The recipe is pretty adaptable. Use any nuts you like. If you’re not huge on dates, add in some cranberries or raisins.   MORE COOKIE RECIPES: - Chocolate Tahini Cookies GF - Cinnamon Roll Cookies - Best Palm oil free Chocolate chip cookies - Pistachio Cookies - Lemon Chia Cookies - GF molasses cookies  - Ginger Tahini Cookies  Continue reading: Date Nut Cookie Mix in a JarThe post Date Nut Cookie Mix in a Jar appeared first on Vegan Richa.

Most Baking Decorations Are Outdated and Chemical-Laden - All-Vegan Supernatural Is Changing the Game

December 8 2021 Vegetarian Times 

Baking decorations on store shelves are either decades-old formulas full of chemicals and additives - or theyre natural alternatives that just arent vibrant and fun. Entrepreneur Carmel Hagen set out to put some joy in vegan baking. The post Most Baking Decorations Are Outdated and Chemical-Laden - All-Vegan Supernatural Is Changing the Game appeared first on Vegetarian Times.

Gingerbread Chocolate Fudge Vegan

December 4 2021 Vegan Richa 

Gingerbread Chocolate Fudge VeganSoft and Fudgy Vegan Gingerbread Chocolate Fudge perfect for Christmas. Made with pumpkin puree, molasses, chocolate and topped with candied ginger and brown sugar, its a simple but oh-so-tasty festive vegan treat. Gluten-free. Nutfree 8 Ingredients! This Easy Vegan Gingerbread Fudge is filled with warming spices along with a good dollop of molasses - it tastes just like your favourite gingerbread cookie but is soft fudge form. Perfect for gifting. This recipe uses pumpkin puree instead of sweetened condensed milk to reach the same fudgy texture. You can also use mashed sweet potato. No butter or sugar in this healthier chocolate gingerbread fudge! Convert this into Gingerbread chocolate Truffles! Scoop the mixture after Cooling for a bit using cookie scoop and roll into balls. Roll in cocoa powder and store To make these taste like gingerbread, we add some molasses along with gingerbread spices. For some crunch and an extra boost of cozy Christmas flavor, I sprinkled on some brown sugar and chopped crystallized ginger on top. Christmas Central, y’all This vegan gingerbread fudge is perfect for when you want to satisfy your gingerbread cookie and chocolate fudge cravings without having to go through the effort of making and rolling out cookie dough. Homemade fudge makes for the sweetest Christmas treat to give to family and friends. Quick, easy and perfect for gift-giving! Try this easy fudge recipe this holiday season. More Vegan Fudge Recipes: - Easy Vegan Chocolate Fudge - Avocado Freezer Fudge  - Vegan 7 Cup Burfi -Indian chickpea flour fudge - Hazelnut Fudge Bar Some Gingerbread recipes - Gingerbread men cookies - Glutenfree molasses cookies - Gingerbread latte - Gingerbread cake mix in a jar GF - easy gingerbread cake  Continue reading: Gingerbread Chocolate Fudge VeganThe post Gingerbread Chocolate Fudge Vegan 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.

Vegan Self Saucing Black Forest Chocolate Pudding Cake

November 13 2021 Vegan Richa 

Vegan Self Saucing Black Forest Chocolate Pudding CakeVegan Self Saucing Chocolate Pudding meets Black Forest Cake in this easy vegan dessert recipe! This Chocolate Pudding Cake features a chocolatey, almost brownie-like, cake, homemade cherry compote and a rich chocolate sauce hidden underneath. Serve warm with ice cream Black Forest Cake meets Self-Saucing Chocolate Pudding – oh yes, two iconic chocolate desserts in one! What’s not to love? This is love by the spoonful. This vegan chocolate pudding cake is so amazing, it’s warm, gooey, fudgy, chocolatey, and it has a secret superpower! You guessed it  – this pudding makes it’s own chocolate sauce while it is baked! You just throw together the batter, pop the casserole in the oven, and when you scoop it up, you find all of these amazing pockets of chocolate pudding sauce hidden right in the cake. So cool and exciting (not to mention crazy delicious)! This pudding cake is made in three layers, the bottom chocolate pudding cake layer, a middle layer which is basically just a sprinkle of cocoa powder and sugar, and the top water layer which is added before baking. You might feel a bit skeptical when making this for the first time, but trust me, truly amazing things happen in the oven. Just trust the process!. What turns this chocolate pudding cake into a black forest chocolate pudding cake is the addition of sweet and tart cherry compote. You can use storebought but I do recommend you make your own. How to make Cherry Compote: For making Cherry Compote from scratch, combine 1 cup cherries with 1 tsp lime juice, 2 tablespoons maple syrup, and a pinch of cinnamon and cook in a saucepan over medium heat until thickened to preference. The cherries with burst and then thicken a bit making a delicious compote, some of which you can also serve on the side with the cake. More easy vegan chocolate desserts to try: - Chocolate peanut butter layer Cake - Brownies grainfree - Gluten-free Chocolate Cupcakes - Chocolate Vanilla Ice Cream Sandwiches - Chocolate Gingerbread Cake - Vegan Boston Cream Pie Pudding - Marbled Chocolate Banana bread Continue reading: Vegan Self Saucing Black Forest Chocolate Pudding CakeThe post Vegan Self Saucing Black Forest Chocolate Pudding Cake appeared first on Vegan Richa.

Vegan Quiche with Mushrooms, Spinach & Leeks

October 23 2021 Vegan Richa 

Vegan Quiche with Mushrooms, Spinach & LeeksThis 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 For a winning breakfast or brunch, try my Easy Vegan Quiche recipe! Just the thing to serve to a hungry crowd. The filling is savory and cheesy and packed with flavor from sautéed mushrooms, leeks, and spinach. I like adding some sun-dried tomatoes in the end but fresh tomatoes work just as well, especially when they are in season. While many vegan quiche recipes call for pre-made pie crust, I opted to make my pie crust from scratch and I recommend you try it too! The pastry comes together in a food processor within minutes and is just perfect. Rich yet tender, and it holds up well, too. More savory vegan brunch options - Scrambled Eggs Pinwheels - Breakfast Burritos - Chickpea Flour Frittata GF Soy-free - Vegan Omelet with Mung bean GF Soy-free - Savory Oats Hash GF Soy-free - Indian Tofu Scramble - Bhurji GF - Chickpea Chilaquiles Gf Soy-free - Sweet Potato Hash GF Soy-free - Lentil Frittata GF Soy-free - Sprouted Lentil Avocado Toast Soy-free Continue reading: Vegan Quiche with Mushrooms, Spinach & LeeksThe post Vegan Quiche with Mushrooms, Spinach & Leeks appeared first on Vegan Richa.

Vegan Chickpea Breakfast Pinwheels

September 12 2021 Vegan Richa 

Vegan Chickpea Breakfast PinwheelsThese Chickpea Breakfast Rolls are perfect for your next brunch party! Flour tortillas filled with vegan chickpea scramble and spinach, then rolled up, sliced and fried into crunchy golden pinwheels! Serve with my hashbrowns and some fruit. Nut-free & gluten-free option. Coming at you with a full vegan breakfast platter! Chickpea Scramble Breakfast Pinwheels, Hashbrowns, and fruit! That alongside a cup of good coffee and the day is already pretty perfect. Think of these Chickpea Breakfast Pinwheels as a fun spin on a vegan chickpea scramble burrito or a wrap. But here, instead of just rolling it all up and biting right in, we slice the  breakfast wrap into little breakfast pinwheels. Chickpeas are mashed with some secret ingredients into a chickpea scramble salad which you can also serve on bread! We roll that up in a tortilla, slice it and pan fry for a crisp bite! These also make a great packed breakfast or snack. Once we have prepared our scramble filling, we just take some extra-large flour tortillas and add the chickpea scramble plus some greens. I went with spinach but you can use herbs, arugula, kale, whatever you want. Roll it up then slice it into rounds. These are delicious as they are but to take them to the next level of golden crunchy chickpea breakfast deliciousness, fry the pinwheels in the pan just a couple of minutes to brown them on both sides. Serve them as a complete vegan breakfast platter along with my quick homemade hashbrowns and some fresh fruit at your next brunch party. Or pack it all and take it to work, school, or university for an easy lunch. This recipe is nut-free and can be made gluten-free by using gluten-free tortillas. MORE Savory VEGAN BREAKFAST OPTIONS - Breakfast Burritos - Chickpea Flour Frittata GF Soy-free - Vegan Omelet with Mung bean GF Soy-free - Savory Oats Hash GF Soy-free - Indian Tofu Scramble - Bhurji GF - Chickpea Chilaquiles Gf Soy-free - Sweet Potato Hash GF Soy-free - Lentil Frittata GF Soy-free - Sprouted Lentil Avocado Toast Soy-free Continue reading: Vegan Chickpea Breakfast PinwheelsThe post Vegan Chickpea Breakfast Pinwheels appeared first on Vegan Richa.

ginger garlic soup recipe | ginger and garlic veg soup – kitchen scrap broth

September 1 2021 hebbar's kitchen 

ginger garlic soup recipe | ginger and garlic veg soup – kitchen scrap brothginger garlic soup recipe | ginger and garlic veg soup with kitchen scrap broth with detailed photo and video recipe. soup recipes are one of the easy and simple starters or appetiser recipes. these are generally served just before the main meal to improve appetite and also digestive juices are activated. but these days, soup recipes are also given as remedy or immunity boosters and the ginger-garlic soup recipe is one such simple and healthy soup recipe. The post ginger garlic soup recipe | ginger and garlic veg soup – kitchen scrap broth appeared first on Hebbar's Kitchen.

Vegan Pistachio Cookie Recipe

August 21 2021 Vegan Richa 

Vegan Pistachio Cookie RecipeAn easy vegan pistachio cookie recipe ideal for cookie swaps and the holidays. These pistachio cookies are made with almond flour and spiced with cardamom and saffron, then topped with slivered almonds! GF option Coming at you with a Vegan Pistachio Cookie recipe – because one can never have enough vegan cookie recipes and these are one of the best cookies you will ever try! Well, along with my Pistachio Apricot Thumbprints. Those are pretty amazing as well. These almond pistachio cookies are a sweet and simple little treat you can bake all year long but they are also great for the holidays because anything with pistachios in it is automatically festive and special.  A touch of cardamom and saffron takes these to the next level! Try them. Trust me, you will love this pistachio cookie recipe for its simplicity! I don’t even bother rolling out the dough and just scoop up 1 tbsp at a time and shape it into a flat disk. The cookies do not have to look perfectly round. They will spread in the oven as they bake and be just perfect. The cookie dough is really straightforward. We start by grinding the raw pistachio nuts, sugar and spices in a food processor or blended to make our own pistachio flour.  These are so amazingly good! Bake them 15 minutes for softer cookies and a couple of minutes longer for crunchier. The exact baking time always depends on the oven, size of the cookie etc. These cookies are a modified version of Nankhatai(Indian shortbread like cookies). They have vibrant flavors that work really well together , pistachios, cardamom and saffron. You can use just vanilla if you dont have cardamom or saffron. GF option More Cookie Recipes from the blog: - Tahini Ginger Cookies - PB J thumbprints - Coconut Oil Shortbread. - Almond Butter Snickerdoodles. - Oatmeal Walnut Chocolate Chunk Cookies - Almond Butter Oatmeal Cookies. GF oil-free - Ginger Molasses Crinkle cookies. GF. - Triple Ginger Molasses Soft Cookies - Tiramisu Cookies. GF Continue reading: Vegan Pistachio Cookie RecipeThe post Vegan Pistachio Cookie Recipe appeared first on Vegan Richa.

Vietnamese Curried Tofu Noodle Bowl Recipe

July 29 2021 Vegan Richa 

Vietnamese Curried Tofu Noodle Bowl RecipeTuck into a Vietnamese Curried Tofu Noodle Bowl – so fresh and delicious. Rice noodles and quick-pickled vegetables topped with pan-fried sweet and salty curried tofu, drizzled with a spicy maple lime dressing. These Vietnamese inspired Curried Tofu Noodle Bowls are perfect for when you want a fresh and light healthy meal. Which for me is every day during summer! These colorful vegan bowls are a cross between a Vietnamese Noodle Salad and a curry tofu bowl as they feature cooked cold vermicelli rice noodles, pan-fried curried tofu, lettuce, and veggies, and a refreshing spicy maple lime dressing. Even though there are several elements to making a tofu noodle bowl, there is very little work involved. We just want to remember to press the tofu! Marinating it is not necessary as we simply pan-fry the pressed tofu wedges along with a sweet and salty curry sauce. The pickled veggies can be made in advance and stored in the fridge. The pickling process is super easy. In fact, they are done in an hour or two and last weeks when stored in the fridge. Make lots because they are the perfect side dish to burgers and an amazing addition to all your favorite bowls. MORE DELICIOUS TOFU RECIPES FROM THE BLOG: MORE BAKED TOFU - Crispy Breaded Tofu - Chili Garlic Baked tofu - Spiced Baked tofu for Butter Tofu - Orange Tofu - Cajun Tofu - Peanut Butter Tofu  PAN FRIED TOFU - Curried Tofu for Banh Mi - Sticky Sesame tofu - Palak Tofu Paneer - Tofu Lalabdar - Tofu with Creamy Tomato ginger sauce Continue reading: Vietnamese Curried Tofu Noodle Bowl RecipeThe post Vietnamese Curried Tofu Noodle Bowl Recipe appeared first on Vegan Richa.

Baked Chickpea Sweet Potato Curry

January 5 2022 Vegan Richa 

Baked Chickpea Sweet Potato CurryBaked Chickpea Sweet Potato Curry  – a one-pot wonder made in one casserole dish. So easy to make, so perfect for a quick weeknight dinner. No standing around sautéing needed! Glutenfree, soy-free, nut-free option. Ive been loving making curries in a casserole dish. Its hands free and less active time! Today is this creamy Chickpea Sweet Potato curry. Unbelievably easy to make, comforting, and 1 Pan! Are you loving these casserole dishes?! The chickpeas’ meaty texture really shines in this baked curry – all tender and enveloped in the rich, creamy sauce. Baked cubed sweet potatoes add substance and act as sponges to soak up all the delicious curry gravy. The gravy of this baked curry is made with coconut milk and enriched with peanut butter. Peanuts in savory dishes are amazing, trust me!  And don’t worry. It won’t be too overwhelmingly sweet but perfectly balanced by the hum of garlic and ginger, the fragrant spices and the acidity of the tomatoes. MORE INDIAN COMFORT FOOD - Baked Madras curry Tofu - Baked vegetable Curry Casserole - Baked Balti Veggies - Butter Tofu - IP Tikka Masala Simmer Sauce - Tofu in Spinach Curry - Vegetable Jalfrezi Continue reading: Baked Chickpea Sweet Potato CurryThe post Baked Chickpea Sweet Potato Curry appeared first on Vegan Richa.

Here’s Everything You Need to Know to Build the Cutest DIY Vegan Gingerbread House Ever

December 10 2021 Vegetarian Times 

Here’s Everything You Need to Know to Build the Cutest DIY Vegan Gingerbread House Ever From gingerbread blueprints to vegan royal icing, making your own plant-based chalet is easier than you probably think The post Here’s Everything You Need to Know to Build the Cutest DIY Vegan Gingerbread House Ever appeared first on Vegetarian Times.

Gluten Free Apple Pear Crisp Vegan

December 7 2021 Vegan Richa 

Gluten Free Apple Pear Crisp VeganThis Vegan Gluten free Apple Pear Crisp combines tart apples, sweet pears, and a hint of ginger for a delightful take on classic old-fashioned apple crisp! Topped with oatmeal cookie like crumb! Naturally sweetened + Nut-free option. This Vegan Gluten free Apple Pear Crisp is all I have been craving lately.  We all know apple crisp, but let me tell you, adding pears changes the game! I love the textural difference between the 2 fruits. During baking, the pears get super soft and supple, while the apples stay a little more firm. If you want, you can cut the apples a little thinner and keep the pears as full slices. Youll mix the sliced fruit with only a few other simple ingredients, just like we do with regular apple crisp. Oftentimes I find fruit crisps a tad sweet. This one is naturally sweetened and generally not too sweet as we only use small amounts of maple syrup and coconut sugar.  Cinnamon finds its way into both filling and crisp topping and well also add a touch of nutmeg for extra warm spice flavor. The topping? Oh my goodness the crumble topping is so delicious. It’s a simple mix of almond butter, almond flour, nuts and oats – so gluten-free. Its a crumbly oatmeal cookie on top! More gluten-free vegan recipes with oats: - Banana Bread Baked Oatmeal  - Peanut butter and Jelly Baked Oatmeal - Pumpkin Baked Oatmeal - Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal  - Samoa Cookie Overnight Oats with date caramel  - Golden Steel cut Oats  - Savory Spiced Oats Hash  Continue reading: Gluten Free Apple Pear Crisp VeganThe post Gluten Free Apple Pear Crisp Vegan appeared first on Vegan Richa.

Vegan Glutenfree Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies

December 2 2021 Vegan Richa 

Vegan Glutenfree Chocolate Thumbprint CookiesVegan Gluten free Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies are the perfect addition to your holiday cookie platter. Made with almond flour, sweetened with maple syrup, and filled with smooth chocolate, these cookies arent too sweet and have an addictive texture. Grain-free option included. Thumbprint cookies are super popular around the holidays, but really, they make a delicious snack all year round. While most thumbprint cookies are made with jam, these feature a smooth Fudgy chocolate center and are especially good with coffee. What else is special about these? They are gluten-free, made with a blend of almond flour, oat flour and tapioca starch. I have a few vegan thumbprint cookie recipes on the blog (did you see my pb&j thumbprint cookies),  but these have the potential to be my new favorite ones.  What I love about these is that they arent too sweet and have the perfect ratio between cookie and filling, and they are crisp crumbly and soft right after baking and a bit chewy after cooking.  I love them warm while my husband loves the chewy cookiesz Their texture is amazing! This cookie dough comes together in minutes and once made, you just have you chill the dough for 15 minutes and youre ready to portion it out and bake your cookies. More cookie recipes: - Chocolate Tahini Cookies GF - Cinnamon Roll Cookies - Best Palm oil free Chocolate chip cookies - Pistachio Cookies - Lemon Chia Cookies - GF molasses cookies  - Ginger Tahini Cookies  Continue reading: Vegan Glutenfree Chocolate Thumbprint CookiesThe post Vegan Glutenfree Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies appeared first on Vegan Richa.

Miso Peanut Butter Whole Roasted Cauliflower

November 15 2021 Vegan Richa 

Miso Peanut Butter Whole Roasted CauliflowerThis Asian-inspired Miso Gochujang Peanut Butter Glazed Whole Roasted Cauliflower is a veggie-forward show-stopper perfect for the holidays, whether youre having it as a vegan main course of a vegetarian meal or serving it as a side dish or appetizer. Gluten-free and refined sugar-free. This Asian-inspired miso & peanut butter whole roasted cauliflower recipe is incredibly easy and requires just about 15 minutes of active kitchen time but delivers a healthy vegan main that’s impressive enough for entertaining during the holidays. I like to make this whole miso glazed roasted cauliflower as the main dish but you can also serve it as a shared side for dinner parties or weeknight meals! An umami-rich sweet and spicy peanut butter miso gochujang glaze with fresh ginger adds tons of flavor to the cauliflower. It has miso peanut butter and Korean gochujang to make up a deep complex flavor profile! Serve this whole roasted cauliflower with veggies, some steamed rice, or a side salad. This is really the best roasted cauliflower head I have ever tried and I cant wait for you to try it out! If you like the concept of whole roasted cauliflower, but with more traditional flavors, you might also want to try my simple oven-roasted herbed cauliflower. More Cauliflower recipes on the blog: - Cauliflower in Double Onion Sauce - Baked Gobi Manchurian - BBQ Cauliflower Wings - Diwani Handi Vegetables - whole Roasted curried cauliflower  - Sticky Sesame cauliflower  Continue reading: Miso Peanut Butter Whole Roasted CauliflowerThe post Miso Peanut Butter Whole Roasted Cauliflower appeared first on Vegan Richa.

Vegan Snickers Peanut Butter Cups

October 29 2021 Vegan Richa 

Vegan Snickers Peanut Butter CupsHomemade vegan snickers peanut butter cups made with homemade peanut nougat, peanuts, dates and chocolate  – a simple gluten-free treat that you will love. Perfect for the holidays! Peanut-free option included. Looking for a sweet vegan treat that is great for gifting during the holidays or for putting on your Halloween treats table? Vegan Snickers Cups is where it’s at! I don’t think I need to explain the concept of Snickers at great length. Let’s just say that if you love chocolate, caramel, and peanut butter then these Vegan Snickers Peanut Butter Cups are the way to go! Homemade snickers cups are made with an easy peanut nougat, peanuts, dates which act as caramel layer, and chocolate  – a vegan, gluten-free, and grain-free homemade treat that you will love. Traditional nougat for chocolate bars like mars or snickers bars is made with egg whites, sugar and vanilla. To make these Snickers Cups extra flavorful, I opted to make vegan peanut butter nougat using peanut butter as a base and adding maple syrup for sweetness and oat flour as a thickener. It works like a charm and only takes minutes. Instead of caramel, we add halved, pitted dates, nature’s caramel! Obviously, these are an amazing food gift but are also ideal for anyone who like Snickers and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups but find them a tad too sweet these days. More vegan treats and candy: - Vegan Peanut Butter Chocolate Bark - Pumpkin ginger snaps  - Chocolate dipped sugar Cookies. GF - Ginger tahini cookies - Gingerbread Biscotti  - Vegan Snickers Bars Continue reading: Vegan Snickers Peanut Butter CupsThe post Vegan Snickers Peanut Butter Cups appeared first on Vegan Richa.

Sesame Shallot Soy Curl Stir Fry

September 19 2021 Vegan Richa 

Sesame Shallot Soy Curl Stir FryThis Sesame Shallot Soy Curl Stir Fry makes for an amazing weeknight dinner! Chewy, marinated chicken like soycurls and broccolini in a sweet, salty and sticky Asian sesame stir-fry sauce! Nutfree Recipe Gluten-free option! This Sesame Shallot Soy Curl Stir Fry makes for an amazing weeknight dinner that rivals any takeout meal. Soy curls marinated in a sweet-salty-spicy marinade, then stir-fried in sesame oil along with shallots and garlic. Chinese broccoli and Thai Basil are added along the way for that authentic flavor, and the rest of the marinade is also added to create a delicious stir-fry sauce. Serve this easy soy curl stir fry with rice, broccoli rice, zoodles or noodles! Soy curls are one my favorite meat subs. They are made with whole non-gmo soybeans and you can find them in some stores or order them online on amazon. Thai Basil vs Sweet Basil For this recipe, we are using Thai basil! While you could use sweet basil I recommend you try and find the Thai kind. How to distinguish them? Thai basil has a purple stem while sweet basil has a green stem. Also check the leaves:  unlike the delicate, floppy big leaves you see on sweet basil, Thai basil leaves are smaller and sturdier. This means they hold up better during cooking making this basil ideal for stir-fries. Lastly, the taste: Thai basil is spicy with an anise, or licorice-like flavor, while sweet basil has a more mild peppery and sweet taste. On cooking with soy curls: Soy Curls come dry and need to be rehydrated and cooked in order to enjoy them. They will increase in size quite a bit as they soak. You need to soak them in the marinade for only about 10 minutes. I marinade the soycurls in the sauce for the extra flavor and then toast them before adding the rest of the ingredients. This improves the texture! Youve got to try them this way as this stir fry or my General Tsos soy curls! Soy curls are not same as soy chunks that are chewier and take much longer to cook. Soy curls can be found in some grocery stores or online on amazon. More Asian stir-fries: - Sticky ginger Sesame Tofu Veggie Stir fry - Hoisin Noodles and Tofu stir fry - Cashew Tofu and veggies - Soy-free tofu stir fry with sunbutter sauce - Lemongrass Tempeh with sesame noodles - Sticky Sesame Cauliflower Continue reading: Sesame Shallot Soy Curl Stir FryThe post Sesame Shallot Soy Curl Stir Fry appeared first on Vegan Richa.

Gochujang Noodles Stir Fry

September 5 2021 Vegan Richa 

Gochujang Noodles Stir FryFor an easy weeknight dinner, look no further than this easy gochujang noodles stir-fry.  Rice Noodles are tossed with sauteed veggies and a sweet and spicy gochujang sauce. A vegan Korean noodles stir-fry that is quick and easy to make. Gluten-free.  For an easy stir fry recipe look no further than this Korean Gochujang Rice Noodles stir-fry! With bold flavors coming from the Korean red pepper paste, this rich and saucy noodle stirfry will be a new favorite come dinner time. The sauce uses Gochujang, a  bright red fermented Korean chili paste thats sweet, a bit spicy, and savory. Korean Gochujang is used as a condiment or in sauces in many Korean recipes so don’t hold back from buying that jar. I promise you will find so many ways to use it. I use pad thai style rice noodles for this recipe which are the perfect noodle for any saucy stir fry recipe because they grab ahold of any sauce you toss them with. This also makes the recipe Glutenfree. For a low-carb version, you could use konjac noodles or zucchini noodles. More quick dinners from the blog - 1 pot Peanut Butter Noodles and Veggies GF - Lo Mein Noodles. GF option - Sweet And Sour Chickpeas and Broccoli GF - Kung Pao Lentils GF - Lentils & Veggies in Thai Peanut Sauce GF Soy-free - Sticky Sesame Ginger Tofu and Veggies. GF - Curry Ramen with Miso Maple Lentils. GF Continue reading: Gochujang Noodles Stir FryThe post Gochujang Noodles Stir Fry appeared first on Vegan Richa.

Mexican Egg Casserole

August 28 2021 Vegan Richa 

Mexican Egg CasseroleThis Vegan Mexican Egg Casserole gets a delicious Mexican flair with layers of roasted potatoes, onion and bell peppers, spinach, tomatoes, vegan cheese, and fluffy tofu eggs seasoned with taco spice.  Your whole family will gobble this easy brunch recipe up! Nut-free + gluten-free option. I love me a good breakfast casserole and today we are adding a Mexican twist to it! This easy Vegan Mexican Casserole is my new favorite weekend brunch recipe. I guess you could call it Mexican Egg Casserole or Mexican Egg Bake. Essentially, it is vegan tofu eggs mixed with some pre-baked veggies, some bread, and some vegan cheese shreds then all baked in a casserole dish. It is almost like a vegan egg souffle dish packed with vegetables. You can also add in some cooked beans if you like to make it even more hearty. Now let’s talk about the seasonings because that is where we get the Mexican flavors in. Taco seasoning and chipotle chili powder are your best friends for whenever you want to add a pinch of fiesta to any dish. I make my own taco spice using this taco seasoning recipe but storebought is fine as well.  Making your own is quick and easy and takes mere minutes using common spices you probably already have, so it’s worth checking out the recipe. When made at home, you can also adjust the flavor and heat to preference. Back to the vegan Mexican casserole – we use a mix of pre-roasted veggies and veggies as add ons. Pre-roasting the potatoes, onion and bell peppers before adding to vegan tofu “egg” mixture is necessary to allow for them to cook. And we all love that aroma of roasted bell peppers and charred onions, don’t we? It makes this vegan egg casserole taste a bit like fajitas. MORE SAVORY BREAKFAST OPTIONS - Vegan Breakfast Potatotes - Tofu Scramble Wrap. - Savory Oats Hash - Chickpea Chilaquiles - Tofu- Bhurji (Indian Scramble) - Sweet Potato Hash  - Lentil Frittata - Sprouted Lentil Avocado Toast Continue reading: Mexican Egg CasseroleThe post Mexican Egg Casserole appeared first on Vegan Richa.

Chocolate Vanilla Ice Cream Sandwiches with Blueberry Compote Swirl

August 12 2021 Vegan Richa 

Chocolate Vanilla Ice Cream Sandwiches with Blueberry Compote SwirlThese Vegan Chocolate Vanilla Ice Cream Sandwiches feature a creamy dairy-free vanilla ice cream with a fruity blueberry swirl sandwiched between two delicious chocolate cookie dough layers! Get ready for your new favorite frozen treats! Vegan Chocolate Vanilla Ice Cream Sandwiches! A creamy dairy-free vanilla ice cream with a fruity blueberry swirl sandwiched between two delicious chocolate cookie dough layers! These are perfect in every way – chewy chocolate cookie meets creamy dreamy vanilla ice cream with little bursts of blueberries in every bite! These vanilla ice cream sandwiches are perfect for summer. The cookie dough layer of these chocolate vanilla ice cream sandwiches consists of a simple cookie dough made from a mix of almond flour, oat flour, cocoa powder with some chocolate chips mixed in. For sweetness, I use a mix of brown sugar and maple syrup which, along with a pinch of cinnamon, makes these taste so cozy. The ice cream is made using a base of coconut milk, soaked cashews, sugar, and vanilla. The mixture is blended until smooth, then cooked a bit to thicken and to reduce the water content. Because water is what makes ice cream hard in the freezer. The thickened cashew ice cream base has the perfect amount of sugar and fat so it freezes well without getting icy. You can make these sandwiches as big or as small as you want. I like to slice these decadent sandwiches into smaller pieces when I am entertaining! If you love my chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream sandwiches, these babies will be right up your alley MORE ICE CREAMS AND FROZEN DESSERTS - Carrot Cake Ice cream - Tiramisu Ice Cream Fudge Bars - Mango Ice Cream - Salted Caramel Chocolate Freezer Pie - Peanut butter Chocolate Pops - Kulfi - Cashew Saffron Popsicles Continue reading: Chocolate Vanilla Ice Cream Sandwiches with Blueberry Compote SwirlThe post Chocolate Vanilla Ice Cream Sandwiches with Blueberry Compote Swirl appeared first on Vegan Richa.

Savory Rhubarb Balsamic Sauce

June 30 2021 Golubka Kitchen 

Savory Rhubarb Balsamic Sauce Catching the tail end of rhubarb season with this savory rhubarb balsamic sauce. I wasn’t in the mood to cook anything sweet with rhubarb this year, but it looked so beautiful piled up at our farmers market, that I bought some anyway. Enter this savory approach, where we stew rhubarb with red onion, ginger, balsamic, tamari, and maple syrup, until it turns saucy and glorious. The result is a punchy, tart, electric pink sauce that’s delicious on so many things. Here it’s pictured crowning grilled marinated tofu (highly recommend), but it would be equally as good served with tempeh, roasted vegetables, as a spread on sandwiches, and even stirred into pasta – anywhere, where a hit of acidity and tartness is welcome. Hope you’ll give it a try! Savory Rhubarb Balsamic Sauce   Print Serves: about 1½ cups Ingredients olive oil or avocado oil 1 small red onion - diced sea salt 1 lb rhubarb - trimmed, sliced into 1 pieces 1 piece ginger - finely grated 3 tablespoons maple syrup 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar 1 tablespoon tamari or coconut aminos 1 tablespoon vegan butter* Instructions Heat a medium pot over medium heat, add enough oil to lightly coat the bottom. Add the onion and a pinch of salt, saute for 7 minutes, until soft. Add the rhubarb, ginger, maple syrup, balsamic, and tamari. Bring to a gentle simmer and let stew for 10 minutes, or until the rhubarb is soft. Turn off the heat, add the butter, and stir it in. Taste for salt and adjust if needed. Serve the sauce warm or at room temperature. Notes *Our favorite vegan butter is Miyokos. 3.5.3226 The post Savory Rhubarb Balsamic Sauce appeared first on Golubka Kitchen.


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