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25+ Healthy Vegetarian Lunch Ideas

before yesterday Oh My Veggies 

Choose from 25+ healthy vegetarian lunch ideas to spice up your lunch routine. From bowls to sandwiches and salads to wraps, there are loads of healthy and delicious options! Ive found that lunch can often be the most challenging meal of the day. It needs to be something that can be prepared quickly, easily packed... 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: 25+ Healthy Vegetarian Lunch Ideas.

Vegan Meatball Subs

before yesterday Vegan Richa 

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

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

One Skillet Vegan White Lasagna with Tofu Bechamel

January 15 2022 Vegan Richa 

One Skillet Vegan White Lasagna with Tofu BechamelFor an easy comfort food dinner make this One Skillet Vegan White Lasagna with Vegan Bechamel & Wine caramelized Mushrooms. High in protein and low on prep work. Nutfree recipe. Soy-free & gluten-free options included. Lasagna will always be the ultimate comfort food dinner for me, and when it involves a creamy, cheesy vegan bechamel sauce and tasty umami-packed balsamic mushrooms, I am in heaven. For this vegan one skillet white lasagna recipe, I used Baby Bella mushrooms but you could use porcini, cremini, or shiitake or any combination. You all halve been loving my 1 Skillet Lasagnas and this is another creamy dreamy delicious Nutfree option! Now, making vegan white lasagna does not have to be a time-consuming job, because who has the time for time-consuming? Not me, for sure and, I’m guessing, not you either. So you’re going to love hearing that prep work can be done in minutes and there is no need for complicated layering. Serve this vegan one skillet white lasagna with a fresh, green salad and you’ll be the hero at your dinner table. An easy high protein nut free vegan pasta dinner that the whole family loves. MORE LASAGNAS FROM THE BLOG - Vegan Veggie Lasagna - Lasagna Soup - Cauliflower Alfredo Spinach Artichoke Lasagna - vegan meat sauce skillet lasagna - Vegan French onion skillet lasagna  Continue reading: One Skillet Vegan White Lasagna with Tofu BechamelThe post One Skillet Vegan White Lasagna with Tofu Bechamel appeared first on Vegan Richa.

15+ Vegan St. Patricks Day Recipes

January 5 2022 VegKitchen 

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

9 High Protein Vegetarian meals for Vegans & Vegetarians | Veg Proteins

December 4 2021 hebbar's kitchen 

9 High Protein Vegetarian meals for Vegans & Vegetarians | Veg ProteinsHigh protein vegetarian meals - Protein is macromolecules that consist of amino acids which are considered to be the building blocks. Amino acids are used by the body to build or repair your muscles, bones and also help in making enzymes and hormones. These can be the source of energy too. When the body is not getting enough protein, you will see signs like Loss of muscle mass, Muscle cramps, Hairloss, Brittle nails, Skin Pigmentation, Increased appetite, Lower immunity, etc. The post 9 High Protein Vegetarian meals for Vegans & Vegetarians | Veg Proteins appeared first on Hebbar's Kitchen.

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 Diwali Dinner Menu Ideas

October 27 2021 Vegan Richa 

Vegan Diwali Dinner Menu IdeasMake the festival of lights memorable with these Vegan Diwali Dinner Menu Ideas! A collection of the best Indian main dishes and sides, all plant-based, often gluten-free!  Vegan Diwali Dinner Menu Ideas that will please everyone Preparations for Diwali, the biggest Indian festival have officially started in my home!  Known as the festival of lights, Diwali usually falls between mid-October and November and celebrations begin by lighting rows of lamps or candles in homes, temples, shops, and offices. That’s right – Diwali is a big deal food-wise. People make and exchange savories, snacks, sweets and desserts, host get togethers with extensive spreads and connect with family and friends. Whether you are a plant-based household or are hosting a mixed crowd, I can guarantee you that these Vegan Diwali dinner menu ideas recipes will please everyone! These delicious recipes feature Indian main dishes, as well as flavorful vegetable sides, daals/­­ lentil dishes, Indian flatbreads, and rice dishes, and festive desserts to end the meal Enjoy! Start up with small servings of this tomato soup or Kachumbar salad and warm chips or Mathri. The kachumbar salad (onion, cucumber, radish salad) is a great side with the meal too.  I usually dont plan elaborate pre-meal snacks as then people fill up on those and the meal has a lot of leftovers ? Choose 1-2 main dishes, 2-3 side dishes, legumes and 1 rice and 1 flatbread. Add papadums or a chutney or a Raita (with non dairy yogurt) and your spread is ready! Most of these can be made ahead! Reheat with a bit of non dairy milk if they have thickened too much. Rice is best made fresh. Happy Diwali to all who are celebrating! Please stay safe and be cautious in these changed times.Continue reading: Vegan Diwali Dinner Menu IdeasThe post Vegan Diwali Dinner Menu Ideas appeared first on Vegan Richa.

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.

Hot Cheeto Salad Is the TikTok Trend Food Du Jour

September 14 2021 Vegetarian Times 

Hot Cheeto Salad Is the TikTok Trend Food Du Jour The spicy, crunchy salad(?) is the platforms latest viral recipe The post Hot Cheeto Salad Is the TikTok Trend Food Du Jour appeared first on Vegetarian Times.

50+ Vegetarian Family Dinner Ideas

August 31 2021 Oh My Veggies 

It can be a challenge to whip up a dinner that is both vegan and appealing to everyone in the family. But today youre in luck! This list of 50+ vegetarian family-friendly dinner ideas has a meal to fit everyones tastes--from soups to stir-fries to salads! 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: 50+ Vegetarian Family Dinner Ideas.

25+ Packable Vegetarian Lunch Ideas For Work or School

August 28 2021 Oh My Veggies 

From sandwiches to salads, theres a refreshing--and packable--lunch option for you and your kids! This list of 25+ packable vegetarian lunch ideas for work or school will help you get out of the same-old-lunchbox-meals rut. 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: 25+ Packable Vegetarian Lunch Ideas For Work or School.

Mediterranean Chickpea Salad Sandwich

August 17 2021 Vegan Richa 

Mediterranean Chickpea Salad SandwichThis Mediterranean Sandwich with Chickpea salad makes a delicious vegan lunch sandwich. If you skip the bread, it’s a great chickpea salad for a week-day lunch, picnic, or potluck! What’s not to love about nutty, creamy, and deliciously nourishing chickpeas. I constantly find new ways to enjoy and prepare chickpeas. When smashed, chickpeas are tender and absorb just about any flavor you add to them.  Perfect for making sandwich fillings. My buffalo chickpea sandwiches  and Jalapeno Popper Chickpea Sandwiches have become reader favorites on my blog, so here’s a Mediterranean Sandwich recipe using our favorite legume. Refreshing and perfect summer lunch! Make this sandwich while its still warm out. MORE VEGAN  SANDWICHES TO TRY - Pulled Jackfruit BBQ Sandwiches - Buffalo Chickpea Sandwich - Chickpea Avocado Salad Sandwich - Tofu Egg Salad Sandwich - General Tsos Tofu Sandwich - jalapeno popper chickpea salad sandwich  Continue reading: Mediterranean Chickpea Salad SandwichThe post Mediterranean Chickpea Salad Sandwich appeared first on Vegan Richa.

These Five Salad Tips Will Level Up Your Greens Game

August 5 2021 Vegetarian Times 

These Five Salad Tips Will Level Up Your Greens Game Game-changing guidance to achieve salad superiority The post These Five Salad Tips Will Level Up Your Greens Game appeared first on Vegetarian Times.

10 Vegan Lunchbox Recipes For A Busy Workday!

January 9 2022 Happy Cow veggie blog 

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

42 of the Best Winter Salad Recipes for When You Need a Break from All the Indulgence

December 23 2021 Vegetarian Times 

42 of the Best Winter Salad Recipes for When You Need a Break from All the Indulgence These salads are light, bright, and full of seasonal goodness The post 42 of the Best Winter Salad Recipes for When You Need a Break from All the Indulgence appeared first on Vegetarian Times.

Gluten free Focaccia (vegan gum-free)

November 22 2021 Vegan Richa 

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Easy Vegan Mayo (with Aquafaba)

August 30 2021 Oh My Veggies 

You only need 5 ingredients to make this creamy and tangy Easy Vegan Mayo. This aquafaba-based mayo is perfect for spreading on a sandwich, mixing into salads, or topping your veggie burgers!  You only need a few simple ingredients to make this thick and creamy aquafaba mayo. Now you dont have to long for that... 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: Easy Vegan Mayo (with Aquafaba).

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.

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.

11 Vegan Pasta Salads

August 3 2021 VegKitchen 

When you think of pasta salad, do you think of a refreshing Greek salad? Maybe a creamy and comforting macaroni salad? Or a spicy Southwestern salad? No matter what your preference, this list of 11 vegan pasta salads has something for you! The post 11 Vegan Pasta Salads appeared first on VegKitchen.


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