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Baked Gobi Manchurian – Cauliflower Manchurian

October 8 2021 Vegan Richa 

Baked Gobi Manchurian – Cauliflower ManchurianIn this lightened-up take on the Indian-Chinese restaurant-favorite Gobi Manchurian, cauliflower florets are baked up until crispy, then drenched in a sweet and spicy delicious manchurian sauce! Serve it as an appetizer or main dish. Gluten-free option.  I’m always excited when I can present you with an easy spin on a restaurant favorite and today I have a good one for you! One of those special-occasion restaurant menu items that we all love to order when eating out but never considered making at home. Cauliflower Manchurian! This makes a great addition to the festival menu! What is Cauliflower Manchurian? Gobi Manchurian, or Cauliflower Manchurian, is a super popular take-out and restaurant menu item. This  Indo-Chinese dish is typically fried but I prefer to bake the florets in the oven. Baking gives cauliflower an amazing texture; you won’t miss the greasy, fried coating. The crispy oven-baked florets are then tossed with a delicious sweet, spicy, and tangy Manchurian sauce! This easy vegan dish makes for the most delicious appetizer but it can also be served as a main  when paired with rice. The ingredient list for making cauliflower manchurian is on the longer side but don’t be intimidated by that. Most ingredients are pantry staples and the preparation is so easy so it’s so worth it! Manchurian sauce is a very versatile sauce. You can add some Crisped tofu,  veggie meatballs or vegan chicken to the sauce or add in some noodles. MORE CAULIFLOWER RECIPES - Taco Spice roasted Cauliflower - Spicy Pepper Cauliflower Bites - Mango Sriracha Cauliflower - Aloo Gobi - Baked - Nashville Cauliflower Bites - Kung Pao Cauliflower More Indo Chinese dishes - Tofu 65 – tofu with curry leaf infused sweet and sour sauce  - Hakka Noodles - Noodles with cabbage, carrot, veggies and an easy sauce Gf option - Tofu Paneer Chilli - Sweet and spicy sauce with crisp tofu GF Continue reading: Baked Gobi Manchurian – Cauliflower ManchurianThe post Baked Gobi Manchurian – Cauliflower Manchurian 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.

Blackened Tofu Tacos with Caramelized BBQ Onion

October 3 2021 Vegan Richa 

Blackened Tofu Tacos with Caramelized BBQ OnionBlackened Tofu Tacos with Caramelized BBQ Onions are packed with delicious flavor and exciting textures! Gluten-free. Nutfree  Taco Tuesday just got a lot better! These Blackened Tofu Tacos are the BOMB! Thanks to a generous coating of spices like paprika or cumin, the tofu gets a nice golden crust thats packed with smoky flavor. Pair that with some crunchy veg, vegan sour cream and sweet and spicy caramelized bbq onions and youve got a real good taco on your hands. Im telling you, if youve never tried blackened tofu, forget everything you thought you know about tofu and give these blackened tofu tacos a try! Feel free to play with the spices to suit your personal preferences, such as adding some cayenne pepper if you want some heat! You can serve these as burritos or too a seasonal salad with the blackened tofu and bbq onions. So much texture and flavor and works well in any format More Vegan Taco Recipes: - Carrot Walnut Taco Meat - Mango BBQ Soycurls - Barbacoa mushroom Tacos - Berbere Spiced Jackfruit Tacos -  Chipotle Shredded Butternut Tacos Continue reading: Blackened Tofu Tacos with Caramelized BBQ OnionThe post Blackened Tofu Tacos with Caramelized BBQ Onion appeared first on Vegan Richa.

Oven Roasted Peppers

September 23 2021 Oh My Veggies 

Oven Roasted Peppers are simple to make and great as a side dish or even as a late-night snack. The best part is, you only need one ingredient! Mix these roasted peppers in salads, use them to top pasta or sandwiches, or add some to your favorite homemade sauces. The possibilities are endless, and the... 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: Oven Roasted Peppers.

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.

roasted capsicum chutney recipe | burnt capsicum chutney | roasted bell pepper chatni

August 18 2021 hebbar's kitchen 

roasted capsicum chutney recipe | burnt capsicum chutney | roasted bell pepper chatniroasted capsicum chutney recipe | burnt capsicum chutney | roasted bell pepper chatni with step by step photo and video recipe. roasted chutney recipes are very common across india and are typically made in villages. generally, it is made with either tomato, garlic or onions, but can also be done with other types of vegetables. one such easy and simple innovative chatni recipe is burnt capsicum chutney loaded with flavour and aroma. The post roasted capsicum chutney recipe | burnt capsicum chutney | roasted bell pepper chatni appeared first on Hebbar's Kitchen.

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.

gobi pepper fry recipe | cauliflower pepper fry | gobi pepper dry

July 28 2021 hebbar's kitchen 

gobi pepper fry recipe | cauliflower pepper fry | gobi pepper drygobi pepper fry recipe | cauliflower pepper fry | gobi pepper dry with step by step photo and video recipe. gobi based recipes or particularly cauliflower snacks are super popular across india. it is typically used as a meat alternative and used mainly in the indo chinese manchurian and chilli recipes. yet it is also used in other south indian variants and the gobi pepper fry recipe is one such popular snack that inherits the spice level from chettinad cuisine. The post gobi pepper fry recipe | cauliflower pepper fry | gobi pepper dry appeared first on Hebbar's Kitchen.

Vegan Garlic Noodles

July 23 2021 Vegan Richa 

Vegan Garlic NoodlesVegan garlic noodles only take 15 minutes to make and are perfect for a busy weeknight when you need dinner on the table fast! Coming at you with an easy, tasty, fast, and inexpensive pasta dish that curbs your craving for Asian takeout! These easy garlic noodles are flavor central! If youre not a huge fan of garlic, you can adapt this recipe and use a bit less garlic and add some shallots instead. It will still be delicious with that sweet and salty sauce and those mushrooms. If you really love garlic, you can even use a bit more. But maybe not on date night. I made this vegan garlic pasta dish using thin spaghetti but you can use whatever you want. Pad Thai noodles, Angel hair pasta or ramen noodles. To allow for the garlic sauce to really shine, it should be a thin long noodle that we can really toss and swirl around in that sweet and salty goodness. The overall freshness of this recipe is brought by the chopped green onions. While green onions are often for garnish only, they are really essential to the flavor of this dish so don’t skip it. MORE VEGAN PASTA RECIPES FROM THE BLOG: - Creamy Vegan Cajun Pasta - Spinach Artichoke Pasta Bake - Vegan Mushroom Fettucine Alfredo - Cajun Cauliflower Pasta  - Vegan Lemon Asparagus Pasta - Roasted Red Bell Pepper Chickpea Pasta  - Cauliflower Parmesan Pasta Bake  - Vegan Sundried Tomato Pasta Continue reading: Vegan Garlic NoodlesThe post Vegan Garlic Noodles appeared first on Vegan Richa.

Bbq Cauliflower Wings

June 23 2021 Vegan Richa 

Bbq Cauliflower WingsMy Vegan Beer Battered BBQ Cauliflower Wings are perfect for game day but also make for an incredible shared appetizer, side dish or even a fun dinner party menu item. Get ready for the perfect vegan game day snack! BBQ Cauliflower Wings – saucy, crispy,  and crunchy on the outside, with the perfect juicy and soft interior. Trust me, you wont be able to stop eating these Baked Cauliflower Wings! Cauliflower is one of my secret weapons when it comes to making snacks, appetizers, and game day food! There are endless ways to turn it into something addictive and I love how the florets take on a meat-like quality when you prepare them in certain ways. Ive prepared cauliflower in every way imaginable but battered in a beer batter and baked until crisp and golden, then covered in a finger-licking-good spicy bbq sauce might be one of my most favorite ways. Who can say no to a big platter of gloriously golden crunchy cauliflower bites drenched in hot bbq sauce? Not me Our BBQ Baked Cauliflower Wings are first coated in a spiced gluten-free beer batter made from rice flour and tapioca starch then baked, coated in spicy bbq sauce and baked again! And there you have it – one of the most delicious vegan appetizers or party snacks Ive ever tasted! Guys, I know you will love these Cauliflower Wings! No need to fry them – they crisp up nicely in the oven! The ingredients couldnt be easier and the spice level can be adapted to your taste. MORE CAULIFLOWER RECIPES - Kung Pao Cauliflower - Taco Spice roasted Cauliflower - Spicy Pepper Cauliflower Bites - Sticky Sesame Cauliflower  - Aloo Gobi - Baked - Nashville Cauliflower Bites Continue reading: Bbq Cauliflower WingsThe post Bbq Cauliflower Wings appeared first on Vegan Richa.

Jo Jo Potatoes

June 14 2021 Vegan Richa 

Jo Jo PotatoesMy Homemade Jo Jo Potatoes are crisp on the outside and fluffy on the inside and theyre sure to become your new favorite side dish or game day snack! They can be baked or pan-fried. Who’s obsessed with Jo Jo potatoes? What potatoes? Dont feel bad if you dont know what I’m talking about here! Just know that if you love potato wedges and fries, these babies are something that youve missed out on your whole life!  Jo jo Potatoes – these are seriously GOOD. Tender on the inside, crispy on the outside, with a glorious coating of golden browned breading, baked or pan-fried to absolute potato perfection! What are Jo JO Potatoes? Jo Jo Potatoes are potatoes wedges that are (sometimes) preboiled, then coated in seasoned flour and a batter and fried to crispy, golden-brown perfection. The outsides are nice and crisp, the insides are fluffy like a perfectly baked potato. These upgraded potato wedges make a wonderful side dish, TV snack, or a shared appetizer, and are typically served with lots of different sauces and condiments like plain or seasoned sour cream, ketchup,  or barbecue sauce! Also so good with  Ranch  Dressing or any vegan Ranch Dip. I’ll list my favorite dips for this vegan version in a second. You might find these special potato wedges as a gas station snack but they can also be part of any diner breadbasket of the midwest, upper midwest, and Pacific Northwest. What is the difference between JoJo and potato wedges? A true Jojo potato is a potato cut into eight segments, breaded with flour and batter – like fried chicken, and cooked in a pressure fryer. Well, I don’t have a pressure fryer and I bet you don’t either but that’s ok! You can either bake these in the oven or pan-fry them! Also, a true jo jo is served with ranch.  In the tips section, I list my favorite vegan dips for these. MORE FRIES AND SNACKS FROM THE BLOG - firecracker Tofu wings  - Baked Sweet Potato Fries with vegan Chipotle Ranch - Baked Garlic Fries with Garlic Tahini Sauce.  - Nashville Cauliflower  - Spicy Pepper Crisp Cauliflower bites with celery ranch - Mango Sriracha Cauliflower Bites Continue reading: Jo Jo PotatoesThe post Jo Jo Potatoes appeared first on Vegan Richa.

Spicy Sweet Potato Chickpea Salad Bowl with Tahini Dressing

June 6 2021 Vegan Richa 

Spicy Sweet Potato Chickpea Salad Bowl with Tahini DressingIf you need a healthy salad bowl recipe that feels like comfort food, make this spicy sweet potato chickpea salad bowl with creamy tahini dressing! Great as a lunch salad or for meal prep. Smoky bbq spiced baked veggies, leafy greens, nuts, seeds and a creamy vegan dressing! Coming at you with a ridiculously delicious salad bowl recipe loaded with three kinds of bbq spiced roasted vegetables and a creamy tahini dressing you will want to put on everything! Sweet Potato Chickpea Salad Bowls are here to make your lunches exciting again! Savory and sweet, subtly spiced, warming, comforting, wonderfully satisfying, and seriously flavorful while being super healthy!  What’s not to love? The spice mix for the roasted chickpeas and sweet potatoes is a fragrant blend of garlic powder, onion powder,  coriander, paprika, cumin, black pepper, cardamom, cayenne (optional) and ground mustard! I love this blend so much as it is the perfect mix of warming, smokey, spicy, and cozy! The chickpeas bake into crispy perfection and the sweet potatoes are crisp on the outside and pillowy on the inside. Bell peppers baked until soft and almost caramelized deliver the perfect sweetness! We add them to the chickpeas and potatoes later as they need less cooking time. While the veggies bake away, we whisk together a creamy dreamy tahini dressing! It’s so good that I recommend you make a double batch! MORE VEGAN BOWL RECIPES FROM THE BLOG: - Chili garlic Tofu Bowl with noodles and chard - Peanut Butter Roasted Cauliflower Bowl. GF - Quinoa Cauliflower Bowl with almond Sriracha sauce GF - Sprouted Lentil Bowl with Cajun Spied Sweet Potatoes GF - Turmeric Cauliflower Rice Bowl with Moroccan spice chickpeas.  GF Continue reading: Spicy Sweet Potato Chickpea Salad Bowl with Tahini DressingThe post Spicy Sweet Potato Chickpea Salad Bowl with Tahini Dressing appeared first on Vegan Richa.

Vegetable Balti

June 2 2021 Vegan Richa 

Vegetable BaltiThis easy Vegetable Balti is a really delicious way to get the family to eat healthy veggies like bell pepper and cauliflower, as the Balti Spices add a fantastic Indian flavor to them. Glutenfree Soyfree and Nutfree!. Serve it with rice. Meet vegetable balti! An easy veggie-forward weeknight dinner made in one casserole! What is Vegetable Balti and how is it different from other curries Balti translates to “bucket” in Hindi and refers to the style of cooking used for this dish. The food is cooked in an iron pan with two handles that looks a bit like a bucket. This style of cooking is said to have originated in a Pakistani restaurant in Birmingham, back in the 1970s. The now-famous balti curry has become a restaurant favorite as it is flavorful yet mild! My Balti spice blend really takes mere moments to make and lends such an incredible depth of flavor to the vegetables. While there are balti spice pastes available, the homemade spice blend is far superior to anything found in bottles or ready-made pastes. Think of vegetable balti as a type of stir-fry. We bake this dish in the oven. No burnt spices! If you loved my Vegetable Curry Casserole, you will love this one too! What is Balti Flavour? Balti sauce is a fragrant Indian sauce based on garlic, onions and ginger and a blend of Indian spices. Fresh whole spices are ground and used for the best flavor. They add umami flavor to the sauce. Balti sauce is generally not creamy but you can easily add coconut milk or cashew milk instead of water.  Balti gosht is eaten in Pakistan and North India, as well as other parts of the world, such as Great Britain. More veggie-forward dishes to try - Butter Tofu GF - IP Tikka Masala Simmer Sauce , with Cauliflower. GF - Tofu Amritsari Masala.GF - Instant Pot Vegan Butter Chickin(soycurls). GF - Creamy, Delicious - Mushroom Matar Masala GF - Bombay Potato and Peas GF - Tofu in Spinach Curry - Palak Tofu GF Continue reading: Vegetable BaltiThe post Vegetable Balti 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.

Corn and Zucchini Bisque with Paprika Oil

August 31 2021 Golubka Kitchen 

Corn and Zucchini Bisque with Paprika Oil This delicate, silky bisque is all about the intersection of summer and fall. Corn and zucchini are summer epitomized, yet here we use them to help us ease into the chillier evenings and shorter days of September by making soup! The paprika oil makes for a lovely, piquant finish that balances the subtle and velvety nature of the soup. You can even adapt the technique for the paprika oil and make all kinds of other flavored oils. For example, use turmeric to make a sunny, yellow oil, or whole spices like cumin or fennel seeds, for a crunchy, toasty spiced oil. Use dried chilis or chili flakes to make a spicy oil, and so on and so forth. Hope you’re doing well and enjoying the glory of late summer! Corn and Zucchini Bisque with Paprika Oil   Print Serves: 4-6 Ingredients 1/­­4 cup olive oil, plus more for sautéing 1 teaspoon smoked paprika 1 teaspoon maple syrup 4 ears of corn, kernels removed, cobs reserved 1 large yellow onion, diced sea salt 4-6 garlic cloves, minced 1/­­2 teaspoon dried thyme freshly ground black pepper 1/­­2 cup white wine 1 1/­­4 lb/­­570 g (about 2-3 medium) zucchini or summer squash 1/­­2 cup cashews 3 bay leaves handful of basil, plus more for garnishing Instructions Combine 1/­­4 cup olive oil and the paprika in a small saucepan, bring to a slight shimmer over medium heat, whisking to combine. Once shimmering, turn off the heat and stir in the maple syrup. Let the oil sit and infuse while making the soup. The paprika will settle to the bottom, and you will be left with a beautiful, red oil. Reserve 1/­­4 cup of the raw corn kernels, set aside for now. Heat a large pot over medium heat, add enough olive oil to coat the bottom. Add the rest of the corn kernels, onion, and a pinch of salt. Saute until the onion is translucent and the corn is bright yellow, about 7 minutes. Add the garlic, thyme, and black pepper to taste, saute for 1 more minute, until fragrant. Add the wine, bring it up to a simmer and let reduce for 5 minutes. Add the reserved corn cobs (not kernels!), zucchini/­­summer squash, cashews, bay leaves, 6 cups of water, and more salt to taste. Increase the heat to high, cover the pot, and bring to a boil. Lower the heat to a simmer and simmer, covered, for 15 minutes. Remove and discard the corn cobs and bay leaves. Transfer the contents of the pot to an upright blender, along with the basil, blend on high until smooth. You will likely need to do this in batches. Taste for salt and adjust if needed. Return the blended soup back to the pot. Serve the soup warm, garnished with the reserved raw corn kernels and basil, and drizzled with the paprika oil. 3.5.3226 The post Corn and Zucchini Bisque with Paprika Oil appeared first on Golubka Kitchen.

Roasted Vegetable Sandwich with Sun-Dried Tomato Basil Spread

August 25 2021 Vegan Richa 

Roasted Vegetable Sandwich with Sun-Dried Tomato Basil SpreadThis ultimate vegan roasted vegetable sandwich is packed with delicious charred veggies and features a quick homemade sun-dried tomato basil spread! This easy veggie sandwich bursts with goodness at every layer.  Make it for lunch or bring to a picnic. Nutfree and Soyfree! Get ready for the ultimate Roasted Vegetable Sandwich – one that rivals anything you can get at the deli counter. Smoky, sweet, and tender grilled veggies with the perfect amount of charr sandwiched in toasted slices of bread with a little sun-dried tomato pesto spread! Everything is made from scratch here! YES, we take this grilled vegetable sandwich to the next level, by adding a homemade sundried tomato spread that comes together in the food processor in minutes. There’s plenty of room for experimentation in this vegan roasted vegetable sandwich recipe. I used grilled eggplant, zucchini, red onion, and bell peppers. If you want, add fennel, endive, or mushrooms. All of those would make fine vegetable substitutes. Hummus,  cashew cream, green vegan pesto, or white-bean puree can replace the sun-dried tomato spread. You can skip the spread altogether and top the veggie sandwich with vegan cheese or just add a bunch of fresh basil or mint leaves. However, I do love the spread in this and I think so will you.   MORE SANDWICHES TO TRY - Pulled Jackfruit BBQ Sandwiches - Chickpea Avocado Salad Sandwich - Tofu Egg Salad Sandwich - General Tsos Tofu Sandwich - Cauliflower Cheddar Pesto Sandwich Continue reading: Roasted Vegetable Sandwich with Sun-Dried Tomato Basil SpreadThe post Roasted Vegetable Sandwich with Sun-Dried Tomato Basil Spread appeared first on Vegan Richa.

The Biggest Pepperoni Maker in the U.S. Is Now Selling Vegan Pepperoni for Your Local Pizzeria

August 17 2021 Vegetarian Times 

The Biggest Pepperoni Maker in the U.S. Is Now Selling Vegan Pepperoni for Your Local Pizzeria Hormel Foods, the maker of the top-selling pork pepperoni in the country, is hopping on the plant-based train with a new product aimed at restaurants adding veggie options The post The Biggest Pepperoni Maker in the U.S. Is Now Selling Vegan Pepperoni for Your Local Pizzeria appeared first on Vegetarian Times.

Loaded Baked Potato Wedges with Creamy Cheese Sauce and Tofu Bacony Bits

August 2 2021 Vegan Richa 

Loaded Baked Potato Wedges with Creamy Cheese Sauce and Tofu Bacony BitsLoaded Vegan Baked Potato Wedges – These crispy baked potato wedges are perfection! Baked until crispy and topped with vegan cashew cheese sauce, tofu bacon, and scallions. These just might be potato perfection! This easy recipe for Baked Loaded Potato Wedges will blow you away with the delicious combo of crispy baked potatoes,  tofu bacon bits, and a creamy vegan cashew cheese sauce. While you could eat these loaded potato wedges as a meal or side dish, I love serving these as a shared appetizer or a Game Day snack. Having a few is delicious, but having a whole sheet pan on your own is quite gluttonous so you might want to share. If youre hosting a party, a movie night or a game day get-together, make sure to put these delicious loaded potato wedges on the menu and you will be everyone’s favorite! These Vegan Cheesy Potato Wedges are perfect for when youre craving something cheesy and comforting. The potatoes are baked not fried.  They are baked on the same sheet pan as the tofu bacon which makes for easy clean-up. While the potato wedges are baking, we whip up my favorite vegan cashew cheese sauce. It only takes minutes and you’ll love the creamy rich texture. I like to make some extra and serve pasta with vegan cheese sauce and bacon the next day. You can also slice the potatoes into halves to make loaded baked potatoes! More Vegan Game Day Foods & Snacks - Firecracker crispy tofu wings - Spinach artichoke dip  - Thai Layered Dip -because Peanut sauce. - Spicy Pepper Crisp Cauliflower bites with celery ranch - Zucchini chickpea Fritters - Cajun Chickpea Fries Continue reading: Loaded Baked Potato Wedges with Creamy Cheese Sauce and Tofu Bacony BitsThe post Loaded Baked Potato Wedges with Creamy Cheese Sauce and Tofu Bacony Bits appeared first on Vegan Richa.

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.

Spicy Maple Mustard Tofu Bowl with Sweet Potatoes

June 28 2021 Vegan Richa 

Spicy Maple Mustard Tofu Bowl with Sweet PotatoesHealthy, flavorful, and satisfying, this easy Spicy Maple Mustard  Tofu Bowl with sweet potatoes crunchy baked marinated tofu is a vegan version of honey mustard chicken and is the perfect meal prep lunch bowl or weeknight dinner . Add any nut or fruit you like to make this yours! Looking for a tofu bowl idea to add to your vegan lunch or dinner rut? This Spicy Maple Mustard Tofu Bowl with sweet potatoes has become a favorite in my home in no time!  A colorful, healthy, super flavorful bowl that is so satisfying and loaded with crunchy spiced tofu and creamy roasted sweet potatoes! All tossed with a maple lime dressing, this makes for the perfect meal prep lunch bowl or weeknight dinner. You’ll love that it is so versatile. Add any nut or fruit you like to make this yours! This bowl recipe is a vegan version of honey mustard chicken using maple syrup instead of honey and pressed,cubed tofu instead of chicken and my whole family is obsessed with it! When it comes to preparing tofu, I typically like to bake or pan fry it. Sometimes I marinate it and then bake it, and sometimes I bread it instead. And when I want it to be especially delicious, I do both! For this maple mustard tofu bowl recipe, we do both. Maple Mustard Marinade + a punchy mix of breadcrumbs and spices = the best baked tofu ever! With those fresh apples, pecans and the roasted sweet potatoes, I took this into a late summer /­­ fall direction. However, you can adapt this to the season, adding seasonal produce like fresh strawberries and almonds in spring or swapping spinach for arugula or massaged kale! You can substitute or add any other veggie of your choice. The sweet refreshing maple lime dressing goes with pretty much anything! More bowl recipe ideas from the blog - Peanut Butter Roasted Cauliflower Bowl. GF - Curried Kidney Bean Bowl with quinoa, zucchini, mango salsa GF - Sweet Potato Chickpea Salad Bowl with Tahini Dressing - Quinoa Cauliflower Bowl with almond Sriracha sauce GF - Sprouted Lentil Bowl with Cajun Spied Sweet Potatoes GF - Turmeric Cauliflower Rice Bowl with Moroccan spice chickpeas.  GF Continue reading: Spicy Maple Mustard Tofu Bowl with Sweet PotatoesThe post Spicy Maple Mustard Tofu Bowl with Sweet Potatoes appeared first on Vegan Richa.

Vegan Mushroom Pepper Tostadillas – Tostadas meet Quesadilla

June 19 2021 Vegan Richa 

Vegan Mushroom Pepper Tostadillas – Tostadas meet QuesadillaTostada meets quesadilla in these Mexican vegan mushroom pepper tostadillas ! Tortillas baked in the oven until crunchy then filled with a spicy mushroom & bell pepper mix and cheese and baked again to reach crispy melty cheesy vegan tostada perfection. If a Mexican version of a veggie and cheese sandwich sounds like your thing you will love these vegan mushroom tostadillas! They are like a quesadilla but baked instead of pan-fried – so more like a tostada. But I’ll explain the difference in a second and just call these tostadillas for now. Some might know these under Mexican Pizzas. You can call them whatever you want as long as you try them because these are delish. Admittedly, they are messy to eat! So not the best thing to serve for a first date - but every bite is a heavenly combination of crunchy – toasty and savory- cheesy that will make you fall in love with these double-decker vegan tostadas! What are tostadas? Tostada is Spanish and means toastedso tostada can refer to various Mexican /­­ Latinamerican dishes which are toasted or use a toasted ingredient. But to keep it simple - Mexican tostadas, (in diminutive also called Tostaditas) are typically wheat tortillas that are baked, deep-fried or toasted in a pan until crispy, then topped with whatever you like! Refried beans, grated cheese, chopped avocado and tomato, sliced lettuce, and salsa are the most common toppings. For this recipe, we adopt the tostada concept but make our vegan tostadas twice as delicious by adding a second layer of tortilla and cheese on top of the bottom layer and serving it with typical tostadas toppings. So a cross between quesadilla and tostadas. MORE QUICK Quesadillas and Sandwich VEGAN DINNER FIXES TO TRY - Vegan Mushroom Quesadillas - 10 Minute Taco Spiced White Bean Pepper jack quesadillas - Grilled Cauliflower Cheddar Pesto Zucchini Sandwich - Black Bean Sweet Potato Chimichurri Quesadilla - Grilled Red Pepper Hummus Roasted Sweet Potato Sandwich - Grilled Buffalo Millet and Ranch Sandwich - Roasted Veggie Sandwich Continue reading: Vegan Mushroom Pepper Tostadillas – Tostadas meet QuesadillaThe post Vegan Mushroom Pepper Tostadillas – Tostadas meet Quesadilla appeared first on Vegan Richa.

Thai Green Curry Stir-Fry Noodles

June 10 2021 Vegan Richa 

Thai Green Curry Stir-Fry NoodlesReady in under 30 minutes, these Vegan Thai Green Curry Noodles are the perfect simple weeknight dinner recipe. Theyre naturally vegan, packed with veggies, fragrant with flavor, and pair perfectly with any plant-based protein you want to add.  No need for store-bought curry paste! These Thai Green Curry Noodles with tofu are perfect for when you are craving exciting Thai flavors but also want the comfort of a bowl of noodles. A steaming bowl of Thai rice noodles tossed in a homemade quick coconut milk green curry sauce! What’s not to love!? I love Green curry for its balanced flavors. There’s chili, of course, but also ginger, lime, and garlic, and all those flavors are SO up my alley. I took a shortcut by making a simplified coconut milk-based green curry sauce in the blender. An easy yet flavorful green curry sauce. If you happen to have some lemongrass, feel free to add to the mix. If you’re really pressed for time, a Thai curry paste blended with coconut milk will do the trick. But even if you use store-bought green curry paste I would recommend you to wake it up a bit by adding in fresh garlic, ginger, and cilantro. It will taste so much fresher. Besides the amazing Asian flavors, I really love this easy vegan noodle recipe because of how simple it is to throw together on any given busy weeknight. The whole noodle dish is made completely from scratch in under 30 minutes! Let’s do this! More quick meals 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: Thai Green Curry Stir-Fry NoodlesThe post Thai Green Curry Stir-Fry Noodles appeared first on Vegan Richa.

The Salad Sandwich

June 3 2021 Golubka Kitchen 

The Salad Sandwich Beach sandwich season is finally here, and doesn’t everything taste better on the beach? Today’s recipe is a tribute to a sandwich you might find at a health food store or co-op that’s been around forever, has an impressive bulk section, an overwhelming assortment of natural bar soap, a tiny juice bar, and a soup/­­salad/­­sandwich takeout operation. This kind of sandwich usually comes on sprouted grain bread, slathered with hummus as the sauce of choice, most definitely has lots of alfalfa sprouts packed inside, and somehow always perfectly hits the spot. This is my version of that – basically a salad, deconstructed and served as a sandwich. It’s super flavorful, filled with all kinds of textures, and makes for such a refreshing, summer meal! The Salad Sandwich   Print Serves: 2 sandwiches Ingredients ½ garlic clove juice from ½ small lemon 1 small-medium carrot, grated 1 small-medium beet, grated ½ teaspoon apple cider vinegar ½ teaspoon sugar sea salt 1 large avocado, pitted and peeled ½ teaspoon Dijon mustard freshly ground black pepper hummus 4 slices of sourdough or sprouted grain bread, toasted if needed 4-6 lettuce leaves sauerkraut or kimchi 1 small cucumber, sliced handful alfalfa sprouts or other sprouts/­­microgreens of choice Instructions Grate the garlic into a medium bowl using a microplane or a fine grater. Pour the lemon juice over the garlic and let sit while preparing the rest of the ingredients, for the garlic to mellow. Put the carrots and beets in another medium bowl, drizzle with the vinegar, sprinkle with sugar and salt to taste, mix to coat. Add the avocado to the bowl with the garlic and lemon juice, mash with a fork. Add the mustard, salt, and pepper to taste, mix to combine. Start assembling the sandwiches. Generously spread the hummus on all 4 bread slices. Distribute the mashed avocado between the two sandwiches, followed by the lettuce, sauerkraut/­­kimchi to taste, cucumber, carrots and beets, and sprouts. Close the sandwiches and enjoy right away, or wrap them up and keep in a cooler. This sandwich is best enjoyed within the first few hours of making it. 3.5.3226 The post The Salad Sandwich appeared first on Golubka Kitchen.

Lazy Vegan Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

May 30 2021 Vegan Richa 

Lazy Vegan Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch and DinnerFor busy weeknights pick any of these Lazy Vegan Recipes to get a simple breakfast, lunch, or dinner on the table in no time! These easy plant-based meals are perfect for beginners and seasoned chefs alike. Also included: One pot and one skillet recipes as well as Instant Pot recipe ideas. Get a meal on the table in no time with these Lazy Vegan Recipes Even if you’re one of those people who truly love to cook, you simply dont always have the time or energy to spend hours in the kitchen. When you’re pressed for time around meal o’clock and energy is low, these Lazy Vegan Recipes will come to the rescue! Theyre my go-to easy meals when life is busy and I just dont feel like spending much time in the kitchen. Super quick prep times and off-hands preparation make these recipes lifesavers. I have a good mix of breakfast casseroles, make-ahead breakfasts, light lunches, and set-and-forget dinners. Most of these are one-pot or one-skillet meals so clean-up will also be lower.  Trust me, making any of these easier than pondering over that take-out menu! These super-simple vegan meals can be prepped in 10-15 minutes, with minimal fuss. Breakfast Tofu Bhurji Vegan Bhurji Tofu Bhurji - Vegan Bhurji or Akoori . Indian Scrambled eggs. Tofu scrambled with onion, tomato, cilantro and cumin for a delicious Eggless Bhurji Scramble Breakfast. Vegan Glutenfree Nutfree Recipe.Can be soyfree with chickpea flour tofu TRY THIS RECIPE Lemon Poppy Seed Vegan Baked Oatmeal  For a Vegan Baked Oatmeal Recipe that tastes like a lemon and poppy seed muffin, look no further than this gluten-free and vegan Lemon Poppy Seed Oatmeal. TRY THIS RECIPE Chickpea Flour Scramble Breakfast Recipe Easy peppery Chickpea flour Scramble. Soy-free Breakfast Scramble. Make with lentil flour or lentil batter for variation. Vegan Gluten-free Soyfree Recipe. When doubling the recipe, use a tbsp or so less water. TRY THIS RECIPE Continue reading: Lazy Vegan Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch and DinnerThe post Lazy Vegan Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner appeared first on Vegan Richa.


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