Saturday, December 20, 2014

Tofu Scramble Tacos

I always love a good tofu scramble and this recipe from Thug Kitchen makes a huge skillet full. 

Lots of ingredients for the scramble-broccoli, red pepper, onion, carrot, spices. 

 Sauteing the onion, broccoli and red bell pepper. 

Everything 'scrambled' together. 

Toppings for my tacos-cilantro, chopped tomato, picante sauce and some chipotle tabasco sauce rolled up in a sprouted grain tortilla. 

~ Tofu Scramble Tacos ~
The mixture ended up being a little dry for my taste. It needs some more seasoning and moisture. 

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Pasta with Vegan Alfredo Sauce

Whoo! Hoo! Day 3 of posting catch-up and I made it to Pilates today; I got the endorphins going! 
I was craving something creamy and delicious and this recipe did the trick. I found this on Nava Atlas's site VegKitchen - Vegan Alfredo Sauce 

 It's so easy to make the sauce in the food processor. You can use either silken tofu or cannellini beans. I chose to use the tofu and it made it really creamy. I had some spinach-basil pasta I wanted to use and so I tossed that with the Alfredo Sauce. Then I topped the pasta with some steamed broccoli and Gardein Chik'n Scallopini. Yum!!

~ Pasta with Vegan Alfredo Sauce ~ 

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The Ultimate Corn Chowder Experience

Day 2 of catching up on my posts! I managed to get to the gym yesterday for Pilates after 2 and a half months of doing nothing and finally got my hair cut and highlighted after 3 months. I usually get my hair cut every 6 weeks; it was the longest it's been in a long time. I'm starting to slowly feel like my old self again. 
This soup recipe comes from Betty Goes Vegan and I think they are a little ambitious in the naming of the recipe. I wouldn't say that this is the "ultimate" in corn chowder experiences. heehee It does have the 'ultimate' use of ingredients: potatoes, creamed corn, corn, peas, green beans, chickpeas, hash browns, plus about a dozen assorted seasonings and spices! I do have to say that it was rather good and the hubby liked it. 

~ The Ultimate Corn Chowder Experience ~ 

Look at the state of my Betty Goes Vegan cookbook! I'm so irritated; the whole section of colored photos started slowly falling apart. I've been using clear strapping tape to hold each page in. Ugh! Now more and more pages are falling out. I bought a 1 1/2 " three ring binder and I'm just about ready to rip the cookbook apart and use my 3 hole punch to put it in the binder. Has anyone else's done this?!

Monday, December 15, 2014

Maple-Oat Banana Bread

It's been a long time since I've posted anything! These past few months have been rough since my sinus surgery in October. It takes a loooong time to heal from that and then I got sick on top of it all. This time of year is usually pretty bad anyway; I tend to hop on the bipolar rollercoaster for a few months and then everything evens off after the new year (fingers crossed!) I'm going to try and get the few new recipes I've tried posted in the next few days. 

Still trying to use up all the frozen bananas I have in the freezer. Another banana bread recipe from Thug Kitchen this time. 

This recipe used 2 cups oat flour along with a cup of whole wheat pastry flour and 1/3 cup maple syrup; hence the name of the recipe. I did have to add 1/2 cup of chopped walnuts so I guess I can add "nut" to that title!

~Maple-Oat (Nut) Banana Bread ~
Very tasty and didn't last long in our house! 

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Kheer (Indian Pudding) Oatmeal

A new recipe from a new cookbook! OATrageous Oatmeals by Kathy Hester. 
I love steel-cut oats and I bought these organic Bob's Red Mill oats at Sprout's. 

The oats are cooked in unsweetened non-dairy milk along with raisins and cardamom (which I love!)

 It suggests topping the oats with assorted chopped nuts. I used some almonds and walnuts and sweetened it with some Bee Free Honee. 

~ Kheer (Indian Pudding) Oatmeal ~
This is so yummy and warming for a cool fall day. It made enough for left-overs. 

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Scrumptious Banana-Nut Bread & Ninja Turtle Power Smoothie

One of the few recipes from La Dolce Vegan I hadn't tried yet. I have a plastic bag full of frozen overripe bananas so it was convenient to thaw one out for this yummy bread. The recipe also calls for 1/2 cup silken tofu. I opened up the aseptic package took out 1/2 cup and then used the rest in my smoothie for the morning. We were babysitting the grandsons all day and knew they loved banana bread. All of the liquid ingredients are blended up in the food processor and then added to the dry. This bread was gone in two days! Time to make some more. 

~ Scrumptious Banana-Nut Bread ~

My smoothie~Vega One powder, maca powder, coconut water, kale, frozen fruit, silken tofu, mint leaves, and powdered wheatgrass. The grandsons love smoothies and I tried to convince them this was a ninja turtle power smoothie but they wanted nothing to do with it! hehheh 

Monday, November 17, 2014

Green & Red Lentil Enchiladas

I have had the ingredients to make these enchiladas for awhile now and I finally felt well enough to try it out. The recipe is from Peas and Thank You and is fairly simple to put together. I have made many enchilada casseroles in my day and that is what I chose to do with this one. Rolling the lentil filling into each individual corn tortilla is time-consuming, messy and not necessary. I just tore the  corn tortillas in pieces and made three layers with the lentil filling and cheese and then topped it with more cheese, the green enchilada sauce and black olives. Sooo much easier and still just as delicious! 

~ Green and Red Lentil Enchilada Casserole ~
I topped the enchiladas with shredded romaine, chopped tomatoes, cilantro, green onions, and some picante sauce. This makes great left-overs; it's a keeper and the hubby agrees. 

Two quick and easy meals when I don't feel like cooking:

Bean Burritos! 

Marc's Magnificent Noodles
from The Garden of Vegan
Lots of yummy soba noodles along with spinach, garlic, miso, flax oil and green onions.