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Hendrix College and William & Mary Celebrate “Meatless MonDaiya”

November 13 2017 Meatless Monday 

Hendrix College and William & Mary Celebrate “Meatless MonDaiya”Students and staff on two college campuses were treated to Meatless Monday last week featuring products by vegan brand Daiya! Both Hendrix College in Conway, Arkansas and William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia celebrated Meatless MonDaiya, a collaboration between Meatless Monday and Daiya that provided a variety of vegan food choices in the campus dining halls.     Among the menu offerings at Hendrix were a vegan enchilada salad, lasagna, and a caprese grilled cheese - made with Daiyas mozzarella-style cheese, tomato, and basil - that was so popular that the cooks could just barely keep up with the demand of so many enthusiastic diners.     William & Marys dining hall at the Sadler Building, which regularly hosts around 1,500 people at dinnertime, featured a global menu with chickpea curry, Caesar salad, and roasted sweet potato arepas with Daiyas jalapeno Havarti cheese and cilantro yogurt sauce. Both locations also featured vegan cheesecake bites as a sweet treat for dessert.     Julie Nance, Campus Dietitian at William & Mary said, Students who had never tasted vegan cheese often stated, I cant tell the difference between this and regular cheese! The initial plan was to only do tabling at one dining hall but because it was successful, the sustainability interns decided to set up a table to offer samples during the evening meal at the other dining hall. At Hendrix, All the stations received high volume and positive feedback from students.  Hendrix Students from the ECC (Environmental Concerns Committee) participated by handing out swag items to campus diners, said Cindy Mosley, Associate Director and Dietitian of Dining Services. As an added bonus for taking part in Meatless MonDaiya, Hendrix ran a hashtag giveaway for free Find Your Happy Plate t-shirts.     The events at Hendrix and William & Mary were great successes for both Daiya and Meatless Monday! The big turnout at both campuses was proof that offering a plant-based menu, even once a week, can still attract plenty of hungry students! If you want Meatless Monday at your campus, get in touch with us to hear how easy it is to make your dining hall a healthier place to eat! The post Hendrix College and William & Mary Celebrate “Meatless MonDaiya” appeared first on Meatless Monday.

Roasted Pumpkin Garlic Lasagna

October 30 2017 Meatless Monday 

Sugar pumpkin is slow roasted with garlic, then seasoned with oregano and sage in this Autumnal lasagna. Roasted garlic, cardamom and nutmeg deepen flavor of the pumpkin ricotta, while dried cranberries and apricots are sprinkled throughout to lend their complimentary fruit flavors. This recipe comes to us from Donna of Apron Strings. Serves 12 - 1 package lasagna noodles - 1 2 pound sugar pumpkin - 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided - 6 cloves garlic, peeled - 15 ounces part skin ricotta cheese - 1 15 ounce can pumpkin puree* - 1 teaspoon cardamom - 1/­­2 teaspoon nutmeg - 10 green onions, thinly sliced - 1 cup dried, sweetened cranberries - 1/­­2 cup dried apricots, diced - 1 tablespoon dried oregano - 1 tablespoon dried sage - 8 ounces lowfat mozzarella cheese, divided - 4 ounces parmesan cheese, grated *please note that canned pumpkin is not the same as canned pumpkin pie filling, which should not be substituted. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over medium-high heat. When water boils, cook lasagna noodles according to package directions, or until al dente. Scoop the seeds and strings out of the pumpkin. Cut the pumpkin flesh into large chunks. Toss with 1 tablespoon of the olive oil and place on a baking sheet, cut size down. Scatter the garlic cloves over the pumpkin pieces. Roast 60-90 minutes, or until the pumpkin begins to brown and is tender when pricked with a fork. Remove from the oven and let cool slightly. Using a fork, smash the garlic cloves together in a medium sized bowl. Add the pumpkin puree, green onions, cardamom and nutmeg to the bowl. Stir together with the fork. When the pumpkin has cooled, remove its skin and cut into smaller cubes. Line a 13 by 11 inch baking dish with a layer of lasagna noodles. Top 1/­­4 of the ricotta garlic mixture and another layer of noodles. Top the 2nd layer of noodles with about 1/­­4 of the ricotta garlic mixture, then 1/­­3 of the cranberries, 1/­­3 of the diced apricot and 1/­­3 of the roasted pumpkin cubes. Season with 1/­­3 of the oregano and sage. Finish the layer with 1/­­3 of the mozzarella and parmesan cheeses. Repeat this layering process 2 more times, or until you are out of noodles, pumpkin, dried fruit, spices and cheeses. Bake for 30-45 minutes, or until the lasagnas edges are browned and bubbling. The post Roasted Pumpkin Garlic Lasagna appeared first on Meatless Monday.

Vegetable Fajitas Tortilla Pizza

August 4 2017 Vegan Richa 

Vegetable Fajitas Tortilla PizzaEasy Baked or Grilled Vegetable Fajitas Tortilla Pizza. 30 Minutes. Toss the peppers, corn and veggies in smoky Fajita Seasoning, then grill with vegan cheese. Top with salsa or other toppings. Vegan Soyfree Recipe. Easily Glutenfree. Got Veggies, Will make Fajita Tortilla pizzas! These Pizzas are super easy and a perfect light Summer meal. The veggies are cooked in a skillet then tossed with smoky Fajita seasoning. Tortillas are loaded with veggies and vegan cheese and baked or grilled to melt. Garnish with fresh herbs or pico de gallo or guacamole.  The pizzas can easily be made into quesadillas. Fold and grill. Flexible, versatile and a quick Lunch or Dinner! Whenever I run out of my vegan cashew mozzarella (recipe coming in Book 2!), I use Miyokos Mozzarella in a pinch. Both  melt and taste great. Continue reading: Vegetable Fajitas Tortilla PizzaThe post Vegetable Fajitas Tortilla Pizza appeared first on Vegan Richa.

Cheesy Pull Apart Pizza Bread

July 27 2017 Vegan Richa 

Cheesy Pull Apart Pizza BreadCheesy Pull Apart Pizza Bread. Pizza Monkey bread for parties or light meal. Add roasted veggies, olives, mushrooms to make into a pizza bake. Vegan Soy-free Recipe.  These Pizza Rolls are super easy and a great snack to interest and engage everyone at the party. I use my 20 minute pizza dough, divide and roll it into mini dinner roll size balls. Place them in a pie pan, then drizzle a mozzarella style cashew cream from my Pizza Dip (which you must try! its GF), some pizza sauce, more of the mozzarella cream, basil and peppers and bake! The cashew mozzarella cream thickens during baking. The baked rolls are coated with thick creamy cheese sauce, pizza sauce and other toppings if added before baking. They can be pulled out with all the pizza goodness and served.Continue reading: Cheesy Pull Apart Pizza BreadThe post Cheesy Pull Apart Pizza Bread appeared first on Vegan Richa.

Vegan Cauliflower Parmesan Pasta Bake

April 15 2017 Vegan Richa 

Vegan Cauliflower Parmesan Pasta BakeVegan Cauliflower Parmesan Pasta Bake. Pasta, marinara sauce, Crispy Cauliflower slices coated in breadcrumbs and spices, and vegan mozzarella make a great Cauliflower Parmigiana. Soy-free Recipe. Can be gluten-free This Cauliflower Parmesan Bake you all has everything you want in the parmigiana, Crispy Cauliflower, tomatoey sauce and all the cheesyness.  The process is pretty short and straightforward. Bake the cauliflower slices to cook and roast them to al dente. Then top with some vegan mozzarella and herbed breadrumb mixture and place over the pasta mixture. Bake until hot and bubble and crispy. You can also bread the cauliflower and bake instead.  Make it whichever way. Serve with some rusty garlic bread. Continue reading: Vegan Cauliflower Parmesan Pasta BakeThe post Vegan Cauliflower Parmesan Pasta Bake appeared first on Vegan Richa.

Baked Gnocchi with Tomatoes, Mushrooms & Kale

February 12 2017 Oh My Veggies 

This easy vegetarian baked gnocchi is bursting with juicy cherry tomatoes, mushrooms and kale, topped off with mozzarella, and baked to bubbly perfection.

Incredible dinner last night at @adelinas_wine in Brooklyn. If...

January 27 2017 quarrygirl  

Incredible dinner last night at @adelinas_wine in Brooklyn. If... Incredible dinner last night at @adelinas_­wine in Brooklyn. If youre a vegan visiting NYC, this place is a must. Huge Italian menu, solid wine list, romantic candlelit vibe, and so many inventive vegan options. This is woodland pizza with mushrooms and homemade mozzarella, but we also got some killer appetizers including garlicky Brussels sprouts and Tuscan beans with fennel and potato. Honestly one of my favorite spots in town. I love pizza. #vegan #nyc (at Adelinas)

Pretzels and mozzarella bites at an all vegan bar/music venue in...

January 3 2017 quarrygirl  

Pretzels and mozzarella bites at an all vegan bar/music venue in... Pretzels and mozzarella bites at an all vegan bar/­­music venue in Portland. My new favorite spot ever. Cocktails, cheap beer. The sandwiches are killer as well. #vegan #portland (at Black Water)

Pumpkin and Kale with Creamy Polenta

October 17 2016 Meatless Monday 

Forget canned pumpkin! Truly eat with the seasons with this cool-weather recipe, which features whole pumpkin, leeks and hearty kale over a bed of comforting polenta. Top it off with a homemade basil dressing for a spectacular plant-based meal. This recipe comes to us from Elena of Happy Kitchen. Rocks. Serves 4 - For pumpkin and kale with creamy polenta: - 1 1/­­2 cup polenta - 4 1/­­2 cups water - 1/­­2 cup grated Parmesan (optional) - 1/­­2 small pumpkin - 1 small red chili pepper - 4 sprigs fresh thyme - vegetable oil - 1 clove garlic chopped - 7 oz curly kale chopped, veins removed - 1/­­3 leek sliced - black pepper - salt - 4 oz mozzarella (optional) - For the dressing: - 5 tablespoons olive oil - 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar - 1 teaspoon lemon juice - 1 teaspoon Demerara sugar (optional) - 2 tablespoons freshly chopped basil - black pepper - salt - 4 tablespoons pomegranate seeds (to serve) In a pot, bring water with a tablespoon of salt to a boil. Gradually add polenta, cover with a lid and reduce the heat to low. Cook for 10 minutes, stirring frequently. Remove from the heat, add parmesan (optional),cover and let rest for 15 minutes. Meanwhile, slice the pumpkin. Heat a lug of vegetable oil in a large pan or wok over medium high heat. Add pumpkin and cook until the pumpkin it is soft, about 8 minutes. Chop red chili pepper and thyme leaves and add them before the pumpkin is ready. Transfer to a plate and put the pan or wok back on the stove. Add a bit of oil to the pan and once it’s hot, add garlic and kale. Add a pinch of salt and black pepper and cook until soft, about 4 minutes. Transfer to a plate. Add leek slices and cook until soft and slightly golden, about 4 minutes. Make the dressing: combine olive oil, balsamic vinegar, lemon juice, Demerara sugar (optional), chopped basil, a pinch of salt and black pepper. Arrange polenta, pumpkin, kale and leek on two plates. Add sliced mozzarella (optional). Serve with balsamic dressing and pomegranate seeds. Enjoy! The post Pumpkin and Kale with Creamy Polenta appeared first on Meatless Monday.

Sourdough Salad Pizza

October 14 2016 My New Roots 

Sourdough Salad Pizza Along with ice cream, chocolate, and burgers, pizza was definitely on my hit list when I started eating healthier. But like every single one of those foods, I have come up with a way of making them not only not bad for me, but actually good for me. If you live in the pizza is junk food world, this is the post for you, as I will single-handedly convince you that this universally loved indulgence can in fact, be nutritious. It starts with the crust. The pizza youll get at your local restaurant, in the freezer section of your grocery store, or out of the backseat of a teenage kids delivery car, is typically made with white flour. It also likely contains commercial yeast, the magical ingredient that makes dough rise quickly and predictably. There are of course other ways of making dough or crust, but these ingredients and methods can be more expensive and take more time. Most places stick to the quick and cheap, which almost always compromises our health. How do we make a healthier crust? The answer is fermentation! Sourdough: whats the big deal? Sourdough is essentially fermented flour. And if youre familiar with fermented foods, youll know that they are easier to digest, and contain far more nutrients than the original ingredients themselves. Sourdough bread is made by combining flour and water together with the natural yeasts that live on everything - our hands, our food, swirling around in the air - and after letting it hang out for a few days, youll have whats called a starter.  This starter is added to a basic combination of more flour, water and salt, essentially inoculating it with all of the good bacteria and friendly yeasts. These organisms create lactic acid, which neutralize phytates, making nutrients more easily absorbed by the body. Lactic acid slows down the entrance of glucose into the blood stream, preventing the infamous glycemic index roller coaster. But my favourite of all, is that lactic acid helps break down the complex structure of gluten, making it far easier to digest. That means that people who have a sensitivity to gluten (except celiacs) can potentially eat sourdough bread without digestive upset, as the protein has been changed into a simpler arrangement that is easier to break down in the body. Three cheers for that, eh? Down below Ive included the recipe for both sourdough starter and making pizza from that starter. I think sourdough pizza is a great place to begin because it is far easier to pull off than bread, in my experience. No matter if your dough gets a solid rise or not, youll still end up with a gloriously crisp, chewy crust that will your body will also thank you for. Toppings: not just a pretty face The toppings on a pizza will make or break the overall flavour, but also the potential health benefits. It doesnt take a rocket scientist to know that gobs of cheese and pepperoni are not the most health-supportive choices. So, see topping your pie as an opportunity to get creative, while sneaking in all of those veggies! The best advice I can give you on this front, is to remember to prepare the toppings – meaning that they should be in the state that you’d enjoy eating them before putting them on the pizza. Since this style of pizza is cooked very quickly, things like garlic, onions, mushrooms, and greens are not going to change all that much in the oven. If you wouldnt mow down on a bunch of raw Swiss chard, take those leaves on a tour of a hot skillet first. Mushrooms should be marinated or cooked beforehand (unless you like them raw), and onions, in my opinion should be caramelized. Things like olives, zucchini, tomatoes, capers, and bell peppers can be added raw since they are delicious eaten that way. Sauce is optional, especially if youre going to use juicy toppings, but if you are using it, keep it sparse and dont let it sit on the dough too long, otherwise it will get soggy and sad. Pesto is a great alternative to traditional sauce, as is tapenade, roast veggie puree, romesco, chimichurri, and harissa. And while were on the subject of health, did you know that pizza is THE perfect vehicle for salad? I discovered this a couple years ago when trying to make my healthy pizza even healthier. Instead of putting salad on the side, I thought, why not pile it on top? This delivers a fantastic textural contrast, while delivering that much-needed hit of freshness and bright acidity to cut the richness of the pizza. How is this not a thing?  I posted a shot on Instagram some time ago and it received a lot of positive feedback, so it seems like many of you are down with the salad pizza idea. It’s two of the world’s best foods combined, and that equals true tummy happiness. Every summer I go to my friends cottage, just down the river from my own in the Thousand Islands. They are enthusiastic foodies and love to cook and eat good food as much as I do. They are also passionate about a plant-based diet, fermentation, pickling, and sourdough - all things healthy and delicious! Needless to say, this weekend has become the culinary highlight of my summer. The only difference between this year and previous ones, is that this time I was able to talk myself into snapping a few pics during this process and waiting to eat! Not an easy feat for me, you must know, but well worth it if it inspires any of you to try this recipe. Creating the sourdough starter Although it may seem daunting, creating a sourdough starter, culture, or mother is far easier than you may think, and only requires three simple ingredients: water, flour, and a little patience. A starter takes about five days to develop, but perhaps more or less depending on temperature, humidity, and the type of flour youre using. Nevertheless, its NOT complicated, and a very gratifying way to connect more to your food. Heres what you need: 4oz. /­­ 115ml filtered water (un-chlorinated) 4oz. /­­ 115g flour (choose whichever kind of grain-based flour youd like – 100% rye and spelt are great choices) a medium-sized glass container Method: 1. Stir the flour and water together for about 30 seconds until it is a consistent batter. Cover the container with a tea towel, secure with a rubber band and set in a warm place. 2. After 24 hours, feed the starter with the same amount of flour and water. Stir to combine. 3. After another 24 hours, repeat with the feeding. By this time, you should see bubbles forming and smell something slightly sour. This is a good sign, and means that the wild yeasts are active. If there are no bubbles or sour aroma, keep feeding the starter and looking for signs of life. 4. After 24 hours, repeat with the feeding. By this time, you should see many bubbles of varying sizes and the aroma should be pleasantly strong. 5. Around day five, the starter should have doubled in size from day four, and is ready to use. If the starter has not risen, continue with the feeding program until it has. This process can take a few extra days if youre in a colder environment. Dont give up! Storing your Sourdough Starter If you would like to use the starter daily, then I recommend feeding it daily. Keep it at room temperature on your counter top so that youll remember to do so, and remove half of the starter each time so that there is always room for the fresh flour and water. If you would however like to store your sourdough for occasional use, keep it in the fridge where the fermentation process will slow down and will only require a feeding once a week. To use again, simply remove the starter from the fridge about 12 hours prior to baking. Feed the starter to wake it up from hibernation. After about 12 hours from the last feeding, and once the starter is bubbly and smelling sour, its ready to go again! Resources and Troubleshooting There are so many resources for sourdough making out there, Ill leave you with a few that I really like in case you run into any issues. Cultures for Health Nourished Kitchen The Kitchn     Print recipe     Sourdough Salad Pizza Makes 4 individual pizzas Dough: 1 1/­­2 cups /­­ 350ml sourdough starter 1 1/­­2 cups /­­ 350ml wholegrain flour, I like spelt or light spelt for making pizza (plus more for dusting) 1 Tbsp. coconut oil, melted 1 tsp. fine grain sea salt 1. Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Stir with a large wooden spoon until incorporated. Then turn out dough onto a clean, floured surface and knead for 5-10 minutes, until it is no longer sticky (add additional flour, as needed, or add water if the dough is too dry). 2. Split the dough into four balls and put them on a floured baking sheet. Cover with a moist kitchen towel or plastic wrap put them in the fridge for 12-24 hours. 3. Take the dough of the fridge out about 30 minutes before you plan to make the pizzas. Toppings: Tomato sauce Local, seasonal veggies (our favourites include zucchini, eggplant, caramelized onions, fresh tomatoes, sweet and /­­ or spicy peppers, mushrooms, olives, sundried tomatoes, crushed chili flakes Greens such as beet tops, kale, Swiss chard, spinach Cheese such as Pecorino Romano, ch?vre, feta, goat or sheeps milk mozzarella Fresh herbs Salad greens such as arugula, baby spinach, leaf lettuce, tossed in lemon, olive oil, and salt Directions: 1. Preheat your oven to 500°F /­­ 260°C. If you have a pizza stone, place it in the oven while it preheats, or use a baking sheet. 2. Flour your work surface well and roll out the dough to desired size (tip: rolling out onto baking paper makes transferring the pizza much easier). 3. Spread a thin layer of sauce over the dough, followed by desired toppings (except for salad greens). Work quickly - you dont want the sauce sinking into the dough, as it will become soggy. 4. Slide the pizza (on the baking paper or not) onto the pizza stone or baking sheet. Let bake for 7-10 minutes until the crust is golden and the toppings are bubbly. 5. While the pizza is cooking, dress your greens with a little lemon juice, olive oil and salt. Toss to coat and set aside. (This step is optional, but delicious!) 6. Remove the pizza from the oven, let cool for five minutes, then top with greens, slice and enjoy!   I hope that this post puts you in touch with your inner baker, and that you commit to starting your sourdough culture TODAY. Through this miraculous process, you’ll be joining centuries of tradition, ritual, and connection. Not to mention that your pizza will suddenly be good for you. And that is the most important thing of all, amiright? Happy fermenting, friends! xo, Sarah B *   *   *   *   *   * In other THRILLING news, I’m co-hosting a retreat in Bali this coming January! Wild Heart, High Spirit is a 7-day revitalizing retreat for women, aimed to restore balance, cultivate inner peace, and nourish the body from inside out. Learn to take care of yourself on a deep level, and feel empowered moving forward in your life beyond our week together. Join Mikkala Marilyn Kissi of Living Yolates and I for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity on the enchanted island of Bali to connect with your wild heart and your high spirit! Click here to find out more.  The post Sourdough Salad Pizza appeared first on My New Roots.

Vegan Deep Dish Pizza Recipe – 20 min Crust!

September 19 2016 Vegan Richa 

Vegan Deep Dish Pizza Recipe – 20 min Crust!Vegan Deep Dish Pizza Recipe. Easy Deep Dish Pizza with from scratch Crust, red pepper, spinach, vegan mozzarella and basil. Vegan Pizza Recipe with homemade 20 Minute Deep Dish Pizza Crust, almost no knead. Pin it for later. Most recipes that end up on the blog usually start as simple meals and then evolve into the fusion or creative versions of themselves. There are various easy vegan pizzas or deep dish pizza recipes on the web, so sometimes the recipe in its simplest form is overlooked. But those simple recipes are the ones that we all turn back to often. I posted this Black Eyed Pea Lasagna Deep dish pizza, and this Jalapeno Popper Mushroom White Sauce Deep dish  long back. Since then I have been making a simple deep dish with pizza sauce, vegan mozzarella, red pepper, greens, garlic, loads of herbs, a few ingredients and variations here and there. I made one again the other day and remembered to photograph and note it. This super easy Deep dish Pizza is saucy, filled with simple ingredients. It comes together quickly and makes for a filling meal. You can fill the pizza with any veggies you like, sauteed mushrooms, sliced veggies, some spiced tempeh crumbles etc. Make a tall Vegan Deep Dish Pizza! Continue reading: Vegan Deep Dish Pizza Recipe – 20 min Crust!The post Vegan Deep Dish Pizza Recipe – 20 min Crust! appeared first on Vegan Richa.

Rainbow Veggie Pizza

June 20 2016 Meatless Monday 

In celebration of Pride Month and all the flavor, nutrition and delight that a rainbow of colorful veggies has to offer, we’re excited to share this fantastic recipe from Tawnie of Kroll’s Korner. Whip one up for a Meatless Monday meal to share tonight! Serves 2-4 - 1/­­2 red onion, chopped - 1/­­3 cup broccolini - 1/­­2 cup cherry tomatoes, halved - 1/­­2 large zucchini, thinly sliced - red, orange, and yellow bell pepper, diced - 1 cup shredded mozzarella - 1/­­2-1 cup pizza sauce - Pre-made pizza dough or homemade - olive oil - Fresh Parmesan for garnish Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Chop all of your veggies and place in separate bowls to keep organized. Brush the pizza dough with a little olive oil (1-2 Tbsp). Then, using a ladle swirl the pizza sauce around the dough right up until you reach the edges of the pizza. Then sprinkle with cheese. Next, carefully arrange your veggies on the pizza. I started with a small amount of onion in the middle, then made rings around the with the remaining veggies. Order: onion, red bell, orange bell, yellow bell, zucchini topped with broccolini, and layered the perimeter of the pizza with the halved tomatoes. Cook in the oven for 8-10 minutes. Enjoy with fresh Parmesan on top! The post Rainbow Veggie Pizza appeared first on Meatless Monday.

Vegetarian Enchiladas

April 7 2016 Manjula's kitchen 

Vegetarian Enchiladas Vegetarian enchilada is a popular Mexican dish with my family. This mix of veggies with homemade enchilada sauce is such a tasty treat. This is my twist to the classic Mexican dish, which is very delicious and exotic. This recipe will serve 3. Ingredients: - 6 corn tortillas (I am using white corn tortilla) Enchilada Sauce - 1 15oz can crushed tomatoes - 3 tablespoons oil - 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour - 1-1/­­2 teaspoons chili powder - 1 teaspoon dried oregano - 1 teaspoon cumin seed powder - 1 teaspoon sugar - 1 teaspoon salt - 1/­­4 teaspoon ground black pepper - 1 cup water For filling - 1 tablespoon oil - 3 cups spinach chopped - 1/­­2 cup corn, I am using frozen corn - 1/­­2 cup mushroom chopped - 1/­­3 cup of sharp cheddar cheese shredded - 1/­­3 cup mozzarella cheese shredded For Topping - 1/­­2 cup of sharp cheddar cheese shredded - 1/­­2 cup mozzarella cheese shredded - 1 jalapenos chopped, adjust to taste Method For Enchilada Sauce: - Blend the tomatoes, make a smooth puree. Heat the sauce pan over medium heat. Add the oil and all-purpose flour, stir for one minute until flour is light golden brown. Add tomato puree, oregano, salt, sugar, black pepper, red chili powder, and cumin. Mix it well making sure there is no lumps. Add 1 cup of water and boil over medium heat about 2-3 minutes, sauce should be pouring consistency. Set aside. Filling: - Heat the oil in a sauce pan over medium heat, add the vegetables. Corn, mushrooms and spinach. Cook stirring until moisture has evaporated but mix should be still moist. Remove from heat add about 1/­­4 cup of enchilada sauce, mix it well. When vegetable mix comes to room temperature add the cheese and mix it well. Set aside. Making enchilada: Note: I am using microwave. - Mix both cheese and set aside. Heat the skillet over medium heat and grease the skillet generously.  Toast the tortillas about one minute from both sides. - Top each tortilla with about 1/­­4 cup of filling; roll up tightly and arrange, two rolled tortilla seam side down, in microwaveable plates. I prefer to make enchiladas in microwave it is fast and it is easy to personalize how much filling, how much cheese and also mild or hot. Sprinkle enchiladas with about 3 tablespoons of sauce and sprinkle the cheese. - Microwave for about one and half minutes, cheese should be melted and little bubbly. - For best taste serve enchiladas hot with side of lettuce and chopped tomatoes. Also see the recipes for Butternut squash Pasta, Gobi (cauliflower) Manchurian, homemade pizza. The post Vegetarian Enchiladas appeared first on Manjula's Kitchen.

Vegetarian Bouillabaisse

January 28 2016 Green Kitchen Stories 

Vegetarian Bouillabaisse We did a little survey on instagram a few days ago where we asked what type of recipes you would like to see more of here on the blog. Lots of fun and creative suggestions popped up. The sum of it was pretty clear though. There seem to be a never-ending need for Quick Family Dinners, Budget Recipes, Healthy Breakfasts and more Vegan dishes. We will certainly take these topics in mind for future updates. If you have more suggestions, go ahead and leave a comment below. To kick things off we have looked at what we have done in the past years and have chosen 3 of our favourite recipes in each category. If you haven’t tried these recipes already, they might be a good starting point. Quick Family Dinners - Filled Spinach Crepes - Summer Pasta with Smashed Tomatoes   - Fresh Pea & Mint Soup Budget - Shakshuka - Mung Bean Stew - Carrot, Tomato & Coconut Soup Healthy Breakfasts - 3 x Breakfast Oatmeals - Chia Parfait & Apple Crunch - Raw Buckwheat Porridge De Luxe Vegan Dinners - Roasted Cauliflower Salad with Dates and Almonds - The No Recipe Curry - Sweet Potato, Carrot & Red Lentil Soup Savoury Snacks also seem to be a thing that we need to make more of so that will come up soon. Today’s recipe is a vegetarian version of the French fish stew Bouillabaisse and ironically it doesn’t seem to be even close to the topics that you are asking to see more of. It is not super quick, more like an hour or so. Saffron and white wine are on the ingredient list, so not a budget recipe (although all other ingredients are quite cheap). And to be honest, the kids didn’t like it very much. Elsa picked out the carrots, parsnip and the white beans and left the rest untouched! It is vegan though, if you skip the aioli. But if we look past the fact that this apparently is an entirely unwanted recipe from your side, we do have some good news: You are going to love it anyway! And so will the guests that you invite over for a vegetarian dinner this weekend. You see, this French stew is filled with flavour from white wine, fennel, garlic and saffron, sweetness from the slow cooked tomatoes, carrots and parsnips, and it gets a mild taste of the ocean from a sheet of nori algae (the ones you use for rolling sushi). We like to keep the vegetables chunky to replace the fish and seafood. We also roast fennel slices for a fancier presentation. Our idea was that they would look like two prawns in the middle of the plate, but, ehm, I don’t know, they just look like roasted fennel to me. They do taste good, almost crusty on the outside and soft and buttery on the inside. We serve it with homemade aioli but you can also use store-bought, to save time (or simply mix mayonnaise with garlic). If anyone is reading this from Marseille, we are sorry if we have insulted your traditional recipe. I am sure we have made a bunch of wrongdoings (for example excluding the main ingredient), but we did it with good intentions and love in our hearts. Vegetarian Bouillabaisse Serves 4-6 This takes around one hour to make. You can skip the roasted fennel on top if you are in a hurry and don’t care about fancy presentations. If you prepare it in the morning, it will taste even more flavourful when you serve it in the evening (or the day after). And if you are making it for kids, you can replace the wine with more vegetable stock. 2 tbsp butter, coconut oil or olive oil 2 tsp fennel seeds 1 tsp anise seeds 2 yellow onions, peeled, one finely chopped and the other coarsely 4 cloves garlic, peeled and finely chopped 3 large carrots, peeled and sliced in thick coins 2 parsnips, peeled and sliced in thick coins 1 fennel bulb, coarsely chopped 250 ml /­­ 1 cup dry white wine 2 potatoes, peeled and cut in quarters 2 x 400 g /­­ 14 oz tins whole tomatoes (or crushed) 2 cups vegetable stock 1 g saffron powder 1 sheet nori, crushed or finely chopped (optional) 1 tbsp fresh thyme 1 cup large white beans To serve 1 fennel bulb fresh thyme and dill zest from 1/­­2 orange (optional) 4 pieces of sourdough bread Aioli 2 egg yolks* 1 tbsp lemon juice or vinegar (+ more for seasoning) 125 ml /­­ 1/­­2 cup cold-pressed olive oil (choose a quality oil, stored in glass bottles) 125 ml /­­ 1/­­2 cup cold pressed rapeseed oil (choose a quality oil, stored in glass bottles) 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped or grated sea salt and pepper, to taste  Place a large sauce pan on medium heat. Melt butter or coconut oil and then add fennel seeds and anise seeds, onions and garlic. Sauté for a couple of minutes or until the onions have softened. Add carrots, parsnips and the chopped fennel and after a couple of minutes the white wine. Let simmer for five minutes and then add potatoes, tomatoes, vegetable stock, saffron, nori and thyme. Give it a good stir and then leave to simmer for 45 minutes. Meanwhile, set the oven to 435°F/­­225°C. Slice the remaining fennel in thick pieces lengthwise, drizzle with oil and salt and place on a baking sheet. Bake for 20 minutes or until soft and slightly burnt at the edges. When the cooked vegetables are soft and the stew tastes flavourful, add beans and let simmer for a few more minutes before serving. Making Aioli: Making Aioli: Whisk egg yolks* and lemon juice (or vinegar) in metal bowl to blend well. Whisking constantly (by hand with a balloon whisk) while drizzling in the oil very slowly, 1 teaspoonful at a time, until sauce is thickened. Stir in finely chopped garlic and season the aioli with lemon juice, salt and pepper. Serve the soup in wide bowls, top with roasted fennel, dill, a dollop of aioli, orange zest and a piece of sourdough bread. *Raw egg is not recommended for infants, elderly, pregnant women or people with weakened immune systems. Be sure to use pasteurized egg yolk instead.

Caprese Orzo Pasta Salad with Blueberries

May 7 2017 Oh My Veggies 

This quick and easy orzo pasta salad is bursting with cherry tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, basil, arugula and blueberries.

Ethiopian Berbere Chickpea Pizza with Tahini Garlic Dressing

February 21 2017 Vegan Richa 

Ethiopian Berbere Chickpea Pizza with Tahini Garlic DressingEthiopian Berbere Chickpea Pizza Recipe 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. Do we need more chickpeas on pizza recipes, yes of course! This pizza is more like a flatbread with an olive oil glaze, tomatoes and onions, a generous layer of chickpeas tossed in Ethiopian berbere spice blend. Once baked, it is finished with a tahini dressing, or other creamy dressing or use lemon juice.  The crust is my 20 minute crust. It is a simple crust where the flour, water, yeast is mixed up to a loosely formed soft dough, no kneading necessary. Let it sit for 5-10 mins, shape, add layers. See Crust video on this post. I work in parallel for the pizza so the crust sitting close to the heating oven gets plenty rise time while I prep the layers and add them. The chickpeas are tossed with berbere spice, salt, garlic. The veggies sliced thin. The dressing can be made from scratch or use vegan mozzarella shreds or vegan ranch. Bake and done. For variations, use other beans or lentils or a mix of chickpeas and veggies such as zucchini, mushrooms, or partially cooked cauliflower. Berbere ideally is a paste made by simmering the whole spices with onion and garlic, then blended and used. I use a dry spice mix for this recipe (see from scratch recipe below). Use premade berbere or use other spice blends like Shawarma or Garam masala as both pair well with creamy tahini based dressing. You can easily make this baked on a large tortilla for a tortilla pizza or roll up into a wrap. Cook the spiced chickpeas on stove top or bake until crisp and use with veggies, lettuce, tahini dressing.  Make this and let me know in the comments how it turned out! I love hearing from you. Do post pictures and tag me on instagram or post on my facebook page. Continue reading: Ethiopian Berbere Chickpea Pizza with Tahini Garlic DressingThe post Ethiopian Berbere Chickpea Pizza with Tahini Garlic Dressing appeared first on Vegan Richa.

Veganize It!

February 8 2017 Robin Robertson's Global Vegan Kitchen 

Veganize It! My new cookbook is called VEGANIZE IT! Easy DIY Recipes for a Plant-Based Kitchen.  It officially hits the shelves on March 7, so I wanted to give you a sneak peek of whats inside. My goal in writing this book was to provide the ultimate guide for making homemade vegan foods from everyday ingredients — and share great ways to use those ingredients.  Like all my cookbooks, the recipes are geared to busy home cooks who want to get a great dinner on the table but dont want to spend all day in the kitchen.  With VEGANIZE IT, you can be as DIY as you want to be, or not.  For example, if you want to make lasagna completely from scratch, there are recipes for homemade ricotta, a melty mozzarella-like cheese, homemade pasta, and a wonderful baked tomato sauce.  If you dont have time to make all the components, you can simply pick and choose what you want to make from scratch and what you prefer to buy ready-made - such as making homemade ricotta and tomato sauce, but using storebought lasagna noodles and vegan mozzarella. In that sense, VEGANIZE IT is really two cookbooks in one:  all the DIY vegan basics such as dairy-free sour cream, mayonnaise, butter, and plant-based meats and seafood made from wheat, soy, beans, and vegetables.  But what makes this book really special is that each chapter goes one step further to include recipes that incorporate one or more of those basic recipes, all made inexpensively, using simple cooking methods and easy-to-find ingredients — so, for example, you can use the cashew cream cheese to make Spinach-Artichoke Dip or Chocolate Cheesecake.  Make the andouille sausage, and youre just one step away from a great jambalaya. Im really excited about VEGANIZE IT and I hope you will be too.  Sample recipes (and a blog tour!) are coming soon.  For now, though, Id like to give you a brief tour around the recipe chapters with a list of just some of the recipes youll find inside along with a few of the gorgeous photos by William and Susan Brinson. DIY DAIRY-FREE AND EGGLESS... Cheesy Broccoli Soup Spinach and Mushroom-Bacon Quiche Chickpea Flour Omelets Breakfast Nachos with Smoky Queso Sauce Bacon-Topped Mac UnCheese  PLANT-BASED MEATS... BBQ Seitan Ribs Burmese Tofu Iron Kettle Chili Better Made Tacos with Avocado Crema Seitan Oscar with Béarnaise Sauce       FLOUR POWER... Cheesy Crackers Handcrafted Lasagna Perfect Pot Pie Cheesy Sausage Biscuits Benedict Pizza VEGAN CHARCUTERIE... Maple Breakfast Sausage DIY Jerky Banh Mi Sandwich Haute Dogs Wellington Join the Club Sandwich       INSTEAD OF SEAFOOD... Lobster Mushroom Bisque Clam-Free Chowder Vegan Crab Louis Fish-Free Tacos Tof-ish and Chips with Tartar Sauce       SWEETS FROM SCRATCH... Luscious Lava Cakes Strawberry Shortcake Lemon Meringue Pie Tiramisu Bellini Trifle         VEGANIZE IT is available for pre-order now…. The post Veganize It! appeared first on Robin Robertson.

Vegan Pizza Dip with Vegan Mozzarella Cream & Herbed Mushrooms

January 16 2017 Vegan Richa 

Vegan Pizza Dip with Vegan Mozzarella Cream & Herbed MushroomsVegan Pizza Dip. Easy Pizza Dip with sauteed mushrooms, olives, pizza sauce and from scratch vegan mozzarella cream sauce. Gluten-free Recipe. Can be soy-free. SuperBowl is just around the corner. Sadly Seahawks wont be there this year and Russell will be missed.  I whipped up this Pizza dip in the half time of the last game. At the end of the video, Chewie was barking away because of the high energy of the last quarter. He knows when his daddy is worked up. We ate half of the dip with the warmed up mini wheat pita breads and later used the rest to make pizza grilled sandwiches! Dip between 2 slices, with some other veggies and greens thrown in, grill and serve.  There are layers of Pizza sauce, sauteed herbed mushrooms and onions, vegan mozzarella style cream sauce, layered with some tomato slices, olives and finished with fresh basil and pepper flakes. The cream sauce has starches that thicken and do their starchy thing during the baking. When the dip is hot out of the oven, there is a cheesy stringy texture and flavor all mixed up with the pizza sauce and mushrooms and olives. All the mess that a pizza dip should be. Continue reading: Vegan Pizza Dip with Vegan Mozzarella Cream & Herbed MushroomsThe post Vegan Pizza Dip with Vegan Mozzarella Cream & Herbed Mushrooms appeared first on Vegan Richa.

Pumpkin Sage Goat Cheese Lasagna

December 12 2016 Meatless Monday 

If you couldn’t resist stocking up on winter squash as the farmers’ market season comes to a close, this is the recipe you need to use it all up. Seasoned with sage, coconut milk and white wine, it’s a satisfying winter meal that’s fit to feed a crowd! This recipe comes to us from Lauren of The Salty Tomato. Serves 6 For the sauce: - 2 cups pureed orange pumpkin/­­squash or 2 cups chopped orange hard squash like butternut, kobocha or spaghetti - 1 sprig fresh sage (3-4 leaves) - 8 ounces coconut milk - 1-3 cups water - 1/­­4 cup white wine - 1 tablespoon concentrated vegetable stock or 1 bullion cube - 1/­­2 teaspoon salt - 1/­­4 teaspoon ground black pepper For the lasagna: - 12 whole wheat lasagna sheets (whole wheat is really tasty in this recipe) - 11 ounces fresh goat cheese, crumbled - 8 ounces (1 large ball) mozzarella, sliced - 1 sprig sage (optional garnish) Combine all sauce ingredients in a pot. Add enough water to cover all ingredients. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat to simmer for 30-45 minutes. If using raw squash simmer until squash is fork tender. Remove sage sprig. Blend sauce with an immersion blender or in a stand blender until smooth. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease a 9 x 13 inch dish with olive oil. Bring a large pot of well salted water to a boil with a splash of olive oil. Cook lasagna in 3 batches. Add 4 lasagna sheets to boiling water and cook for 4 minutes. (See notes) Coat bottom on dish with sauce. Top with 1/­­4 of the crumbled goat cheese. I use a fork to scrape goat cheese from package. Place lasagna sheets on top of sauce in line with the short side of dish. Coat lasagna sheets with sauce. Layer with half of the mozzarella. Top with 1/­­4 of crumbled goat cheese. Repeat boiling lasagna sheets, sauce, mozzarella, goat cheese. Top will final layer of boiled lasagna sheets. Cover with sauce and sprinkle with crumbled goat cheese. Place sage sprig in the middle of the dish for garnish. (Optional) Bake for 40 minutes Allow to rest on counter top for at least 10 minutes. Enjoy! The post Pumpkin Sage Goat Cheese Lasagna appeared first on Meatless Monday.

Veestro Vaults Forward: The Fast Rise of a New Vegan Food Delivery Service

October 17 2016 Meatless Monday 

Veestro Vaults Forward:  The Fast Rise of a New Vegan Food Delivery Service Imagine this: You come home after a long hard day to find a delicious box of preservative-free, non-GMO, already assembled plant-based meals waiting on your doorstep. No mess, no cleanup, all you have to do is reheat and eat. Thats the vision of Mark Fachler and Monica Klausner, a brother-sister duo who created Veestro, a bistro-style plant-based meal delivery service thats been amazing customers in the U.S. since 2013. In fact, business has been so good, its grown 300% each year, enabling the pair to secure $1.5 million in financing for immediate expansion. Available online, Veestros hand-crafted, locally sourced dishes include such culinary inventions as Tuscan Calzone with vegan mozzarella, Thai Chickn Stew with seitan and Chocolate Covered Cheezcake with organic tofu. Propelled by such reviews as truly outstanding, incredibly delicious and cooked to perfection, Veestro has just been chosen as a finalist in the VegNews magazines annual Veggie Awards for Favorite Vegan Meal Delivery Service. Recently we sat down with Mark and Monica to find out why Veestro is so appealing to folks looking for a convenient, yet healthy way to eat less meat. How did you and your brother come together in this business and what gap did you notice in the food industry that inspired you to create Veestro? Veestro was Marks idea and it was one of those moments when you just say: Why cant there be X in the market?  The idea for Veestro was born out of a personal need. Mark used to work as an investment banker. So, as you can imagine, he worked very long hours and rarely had time to cook. He was always a healthy guy and after several trips down the frozen food aisle and way too many frozen pizzas, he decided to do something about it. We researched the market and realized there was a real need for a convenient way to have delicious and healthy meals that were plant based.  We also realized that people are generally intimidated by the thought of eating more plants because they think the food will be bland, hard to make or even boring! So we set out to create delicious meals that are 100% plant based and delivered straight to your door anywhere within the U.S. We read that you grew up appreciating the value of a home-cooked meal. Were you vegetarian/­­vegan as children or did you go through personal transformations as adults? We grew up in Costa Rica and all our meals were made from scratch with mainly vegetables and fruits, so eating veggies has always been a big part of our lives. We eat plenty of veggies because we love them - not because we have to. So eating a plant-based diet was not a difficult transition for us.  Mark and I believe in balance and that means different things to different people. Our mission is to help everyone eat more plants so they can have better health and, therefore, more balance in their lives. How do you source your food to be organic and GMO-free? When we started the business, we sourced all our ingredients from local organic farms that we were able to visit. As the business grew, we found a more efficient way to source large quantities for organic and GMO-free ingredients. How did you develop your special menus and what inspired you to include weight loss and cleansing plans? We have an amazingly talented chef that creates all our recipes.  Once we decide which recipes will make it into the menu, we then look at the nutritional makeup of the meals and tweak them accordingly. Food has to be delicious - thats most important - so we always start with the flavor profile. The weight loss program and juice cleanses were developed in collaboration with plant-based nutritionists. Since launching Veestro, youve experienced such great growth. What do you attribute your success to? Our mission at Veestro is to provide delicious plant-based food and outstanding customer service. Because that has been our focus, word of mouth is the biggest reason we have experienced great growth. Our customers have been very diligent at providing honest reviews and theyve generously shared the Veestro love. What do you see as the benefits of Meatless Monday? Meatless Monday is a great way for people to dip their toes into a different way of eating. For many people, going vegan seems like an enormously intimidating venture, but starting slowly by ditching the meat one day per week is a very easy way to try something new without a big commitment. I love the idea behind Meatless Monday because it reinforces the importance of balance. And, it makes the prospect of a healthier lifestyle feel attainable. One day at a time is what I say. Do you personally have any favorite dishes among your offerings? Definitely! Although I have to say that Im hard-pressed to pick only one! Right now Im totally craving the Tuscan Calzone, Spinach Pie and our newest meal, the Black Bean Pasta Alfredo. However, if you asked me the same question last week, I would have chosen the Red Curry, Golden Chickpea Stew and Three Layer Scramble. I think I have about 12 meals I like to eat very often, but then Ill crave something I havent had in a while and fall in love with that dish all over again. I can tell you this: there isnt a single meal on our menu that I dont like... the ones we dont like never make it on the menu! The post Veestro Vaults Forward: The Fast Rise of a New Vegan Food Delivery Service appeared first on Meatless Monday.

Best of September , Trends and Things

September 30 2016 Vegan Richa 

Best of September , Trends and Things Another month comes to an end. This month has been eventful in terms of the kind of recipes that were posted. This month was also about regrouping, getting back in the rhythm of blogging, recipe development and other work after the extended summer vacation with family.  Continue reading: Best of September , Trends and ThingsThe post Best of September , Trends and Things appeared first on Vegan Richa.

Pizza Paratha - Stuffed vegetable cheese paratha

July 14 2016 Manjula's kitchen 

Pizza Paratha - Stuffed vegetable cheese paratha (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Everyone enjoy pizza. Pizza has become a universal food enjoyed by all. Pizza paratha is perfect for the times when you want to enjoy homemade pizza. This is also quick and easy recipe. Personalize your pizza with your favorite toppings. You can serve this for lunch, snack, or especially good for kids lunch box. This is also my grandkids favorite. This recipe will serve 2. Preparation Time: 10 mins Resting Time: one hour Cooking Time: 10 minutes Ingredients: For Paratha Dough - 1 cup all-purpose flour (maida or plain flour) - 1/­­4 teaspoon salt - 1/­­4 teaspoon sugar - 1/­­2 teaspoon yeast - 2 tablespoons oil - 1/­­3 cup lukewarm water use as needed For Filling - 1-1/­­2 tablespoons tomato paste - 1/­­4 teaspoon salt - 1/­­2 teaspoon chili flakes, adjust to taste - 1/­­2 teaspoon dry basil - 1/­­2 teaspoon dry oregano - 1/­­2 cup bell pepper finely chopped - 1/­­2 cup mushrooms finely chopped - 1 jalapeno pepper finely chopped, adjust to taste - 1-1/­­4 cup mozzarella cheese shredded Also need - 1/­­4 cup all-purpose flour (maida or plain flour) for rolling the paratha - 2 tablespoons of oil to cook parathas Method - In a bowl mix the flour, salt, yeast, and oil, add the water as needed to make soft and pliable dough. Cover the dough and set aside for about one hour. - Squeeze the chopped bell peppers to remove the extra water. - In a bowl mix all the ingredients for filling, bell pepper, mushrooms tomato paste, salt, chili flakes, basil, oregano, jalapeno, and cheese, mix it well. - Knead the dough and divide in two equal parts. Roll each part of the dough in smooth ball. - Roll one part of the dough into about six-inch diameter, use dry flour as needed to roll. - Place half a cup of filling in the center. Pull the edges of the dough to wrap it around the filling, making sure it is covered from all around. - Meanwhile heat the skillet on medium low heat, skillet should not be very hot, otherwise paratha will not cook through. Heavy skillet works best. - Lightly sprinkle the dry flour on the surface you will roll the paratha. Press the filled patty lightly from both sides, with your fingers. Now using a rolling pin, roll the paratha about eight-inch in diameter. If the dough sticks to the rolling pin or rolling surface, lightly dust the parathas with dry flour. - Oil the skillet generously, and place the paratha on the skillet. Cook the paratha for 2-3 minutes and flip the paratha. Paratha should be golden brown. It is important to cook paratha on low heat. - Again brush the paratha with oil all around and flip it again in about 2 minutes. Paratha should be golden brown both sides for crispness. Paratha should take about five minutes to cook nicely. - Take out the pizza paratha over wire rack to keep them from getting soggy. - You can make these pizza parathas in any combinations of filling. When I make for my grand kids I dont add any peppers. you will also enjoy Vegetable Pasta, Vegetable Hakka noodles, Gobi Manchurian, Veggie Hash Browns Enjoy! The post Pizza Paratha – Stuffed vegetable cheese paratha appeared first on Manjula's Kitchen.

Zucchini Parmesan Sandwiches

June 6 2016 Oh My Veggies 

Crispy baked zucchini is layered with marinara, mozzarella and fresh basil to make these filling veggie sandwiches.

Mediterranean Five-Grain Rainbow Salad

February 26 2016 Green Kitchen Stories 

Mediterranean Five-Grain Rainbow Salad I recently read a text by Elisabeth Kirby about how our lives online sometimes can seem so perfectly edited. Luise and I have been talking a lot about that as well. In the world of blogs and instagram, it’s easy to believe that our photos are a perfect reflection of the lives we live. Please know that they are not. We are fortunate enough to work from home creating colourful vegetarian recipes that we also get to eat and take photos of. But if you zoom out from the photo there is often chaos outside the frame. Elsa and Isac building castles of sofa pillows while spilling smoothies on the white carpet, Thai take-away in front of a My Little Pony cartoon on the iPad, flour spilled all over the kitchen floor, failed recipe attempts and the inevitable fights that come from working closely together with the person you love. But also all those sweet moments of falling asleep together with the kids, cooking recipes for fun and not just for work and being silly with friends. Our photos and recipes reflect moments of creativity that balance our otherwise quite crazy and chaotic life as parents to two children. We aim to inspire, mostly by showing how gorgeous and delicious plant based food can be - like the salad above! We will also keep reminding ourselves to share personal stories and photos but many times those parts of life are best just lived. Okey, enough rambling, let’s move on to today’s recipe! We have created this salad in collaboration with Swedish/­­Italian family company Zeta (see our disclosure in the bottom of this post). They are launching a new range of organic whole grain mixes and asked for our help to develop a recipe for them. Since grains can be a little colourless, they asked for a delicious recipe that looked stunning (no pressure, right). Luise and I share a deep love for Italy and Italian flavours and we truly indulged in that while creating this salad. The grains add a nourishing base for this salad and they are tossed in pesto for extra flavour. We add sunchokes that are roasted until buttery soft centers and mix with thinly sliced raw, crunchy chioggia beets (aka candy cane or polka beets) and radishes. Of course we threw in some mozzarella and pine nuts (because, Italy!) and added red grapes for sweetness. All in all, it’s a real beauty of a salad, it is very nourishing and tastes just as good as it looks. The idea of mixing chioggia beets with radishes for a colourful kick is shamelessly inspired by some of the salads in Erin Irelands instagram feed (worth checking out btw!). Mediterranean 5-grain Salad with Sunchokes, Beets & Mozzarella Serves 4-6 The recipe is also available in Swedish here. 1 bag (250 g /­­ 1 1/­­2 cup) Zeta organic 5-grain mix (Farro, Barley, Kamut, Brown Rice and Oat Groats), or grains of choice 500 g /­­ 1 lb sunchoke/­­jerusalem artichoke 2 chunks mozzarella di bufalo 4 polka beets (chioggia) or yellow beets, peeled 1 bunch radishes, rinsed 200 g /­­ 7 oz  red grapes, halved 1 handful pine nuts, lightly toasted 2 handfuls rucola/­­arugula 1 bunch fresh basil Pesto dressing 5 tbsp green pesto 2 tbsp cold-pressed olive oil juice from 1/­­2 lemon Preheat the oven to 200°C /­­ 400°F. Rinse and brush the sunchokes (don’t bother peeling them) and cut them in 5-10 mm (1/­­4-inch) slices. Place the slices in a bowl, drizzle over olive oil and toss them until everything is covered in oil. Spread out the slices on a baking sheet covered with baking paper. Roast for 30-40 minutes or until soft with crispy edges. Meanwhile, cook the grains in a large sauce pan filled with salted water, following the cooking time on the package. Drain any excess water and scoop the grains back into the sauce pan. Stir together the pesto dressing and pour over the grains in the sauce pan. Make sure they are all covered and then pour the grains out onto a wide plate or salad bowl. Layer with sunchoke slices and torn mozzarella chunks. Use a mandolin (or sharp knife) to shave the polka beets and radishes very thinly and spread on top of the salad together with pine nuts, grapes, rucola/­­arugula and basil. Disclosure: We wish to be as transparent as possible when it comes to sponsorships and collaborations. We have never had any ads on this site but in order to pay bills and continue doing this work that we love, we do on rare occasions accept collaborations with companies. We were compensated by Zeta for creating this recipe using some of their products. We would never work with products that we don’t believe in and their new range of whole grain-mixes felt like something that we would happily receive money to cook with, as they are all organic with short cooking times and all nutrients still intact. All words are our own and will always be. xx D&L

Farro with Apricots, Fresh Mozzarella and Red Walnuts

December 21 2015 Meatless Monday 

This dish brings together sweet apricots, hearty, nutritious farro and crunchy walnuts in a beautiful presentation. Lemon olive oil and lime vinegar give this simple dish a special touch but you can also use what you have in your pantry and add a bit zing with citrus zest. This recipe comes to us from Priscilla of She’s Cookin’. Serves 4-6 - 1 cup of cooked farro (about 1/­­3 cup uncooked) - 2 tablespoons lemon olive oil - 1 tablespoon kafir lime vinegar (substitute apple cider vinegar if unavailable) - 8 apricots, halved - 1 tablespoon honey - 8 ounces Ciliegine fresh mozzarella - 1/­­2 cup red walnut pieces - 1 tablespoon thinly sliced mint Prepare the farro according to package directions. Allow to cool. Combine one cup farro with lemon olive oil and vinegar. Slice the apricots in half lengthwise, twist to separate, remove the seed. Place the apricot halves on a baking sheet, brush with honey, put one mozzarella ball in the middle of each, broil for 2-3 minutes until the cheese is melted. Arrange the farro on a platter, top with apricots. Sprinkle with red walnuts and mint. The post Farro with Apricots, Fresh Mozzarella and Red Walnuts appeared first on Meatless Monday.


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