Slow-Cooker Veggie Chili

February 12, 2017 at 6:01 AM | Posted in chili, vegetables | Leave a comment
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I have a Slow-Cooker Veggie Chili to go along with the Soup Recipe I posted. Another good one to drive away the Winter blues! It’s got a nice variety of vegetables and spices in it. You can add your favorite Hot Sauce to kick it up a notch. Enjoy and Eat Healthy!

 

 

Slow-Cooker Veggie Chili
Yield: Makes 15 servings (serving size: 1 1/2 cups)

Ingredients

2 large carrots, diced (1 cup)
1 celery ribs, diced (1/2 cup)
1 medium-size sweet onion, diced
Pam cooking spray
2 (8-oz.) packages sliced fresh mushrooms
1 medium zucchini, chopped (1 1/2 cups)
1 butternut squash, chopped (1 cup)
1 tablespoon chili powder
1/2 tablespoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon seasoned pepper
1 (8-oz.) can tomato sauce
3 cups tomato juice
2 (14 1/2-oz.) cans diced tomatoes, undrained
4 (15-oz.) cans (all low-sodium) pinto, black, great Northern, or kidney beans, rinsed and drained
1 cup frozen whole kernel corn
* Hot Sauce, optional
** As all Chili, Soup and Stew recipes; make it a day ahead of time and sit it in the fridge overnight. It’s always better the 2nd day.

 
Preparation

1. Sauté first 3 ingredients in a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat 10 minutes or until onions are translucent. Add mushrooms, zucchini, and squash; sauté 3 more minutes. Add chili powder, cumin, and next 2 ingredients, and sauté 5 more minutes.

2. Stir together tomato sauce and tomato juice in a 6-qt. slow cooker until smooth. Stir in diced tomatoes, next 2 ingredients, and carrot mixture. Cover and cook on LOW 8 hours.

Seasoned Gulf Coast Grouper, Baked Clam Strips, and Harvest Vegetables

January 2, 2017 at 6:01 PM | Posted in fish, seafood, vegetables | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Seasoned Gulf Coast Grouper, Baked Clam Strips, and Harvest Vegetables

 

 

 
For Breakfast on this second day of 2017 I’m having a toasted Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin, topped withseasoned-gulf-coast-grouper-baked-clam-strips-and-harvest-vege-011 Smucker’s Sugar-free Blackberry Jam, and as every morning, a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. After Breakfast and the morning workout I headed off to Meijer. They had several sale items that we use so I went to cash in on them and I also needed to pick up a couple of packages of Jennie – O Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast, I’m making some 3 Bean Turkey Chili sometime this week. Not a bad at all out here today, cloudy but 54 degrees! Back home I did some light cleaning around the house. For Dinner tonight its Seasoned Gulf Coast Grouper, Baked Clam Strips, and Harvest Vegetables.

 

 
I love Fish and Seafood, especially this Florida Gulf Coast Grouper my friends keep bringing me back up from Blackened Gulf Coast Grouper w Whole Kernel Sweet Corn and Seaso 004Florida! I had a fillet of it in the freezer, laid it in the fridge overnight to thaw. To prepare the fillets I seasoned them with just a bit of Sea Salt and put the fillets in a Hefty Zip Plastic Bag where I then added the Zatarain’s Seafood Breading Mix Seasoning. Shook until the fillets were well coated. Shook off the excess. Then got the Cast Iron Skillet out, sprayed it with a light coat of Pam Cooking Spray and added a tablespoon of Light Olive Oil. Heated the skillet on medium heat. When the skillet was ready I added the Grouper Fillets, frying about 3 minutes per side until golden brown. Grouper is so meaty and flavorful. Love Fish, Love Seafood!

 

 

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I used a box of SeaPak Clam Strips. Preheat the oven on 400 degrees. I then lined a baking sheet with foil and sprayed it with a shot of Pam Cooking Spray. Placed the Clam Strips in a single layer on the sheet and baked them for 12 minutes, flipping them over after 7 minutes. These come out so delicious. Love these, very meaty strips, well seasoned, and easy to prepare. Had a side of McCormick’s Tarter Sauce, for dipping.

 

 

 

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Then for a side I prepared a package of Pict’sweet Harvest Vegetables with Roasted Red Potatoes and Herb and Garlic Seasoning. Another item that’s easy to prepare. Just microwave them in their steamable bag they come in on high for 5 minutes an d you have some steaming hot delicious vegetables. Pict’sweet has several different vegetable products but this is my favorite. It contains sugar snap peas, carrots and robust roasted red potatoes in a garlic seasoning.

 

 

 
Grouper – Firm texture, white meat with large flake and a mild flavor. Extra lean fish.

NUTRITION
Nutritional values for approximately 4 ounces (114 grams) of raw, edible portionsseasoned-gulf-coast-grouper-w-savory-herb-potatoes-and-cut-green-001
* Calories 110
* Calories From Fat 20
* Total Fat 2 g
* Saturated Fat 0 g
* Cholesterol 55 mg
* Sodium 65 mg
* Total Carbohydrates 0 g
* Protein 23 g

 

 

 

 

 

PictSweet Farm Favorites Harvest Vegetables with Roasted Red Potatoes and a Garlic Herb Sauce

 
The rustle of leaves, chilly evenings and a good walk in the woods. It’s harvest time, and we’ve brought together sugar snap peas, carrots and robust roasted red potatoes – great vegetables of early fall to steam up for a burst of real stick-to-the-ribs flavor.

 
Cooking Directionspict-sweet
MICROWAVE DIRECTIONS:
Do Not Open, Pierce, OR Thaw Bag Before Cooking
Gently shake bag side to side to evenly distribute contents.
Place ONE frozen, unopened bag THIS SIDE UP in microwave.
Microwave on HIGH for recommended cooking time.
Let stand 1 minute. CAUTION bag will be hot.
Carefully remove bag from microwave.
Cut open package, pour, stir and enjoy!

 
STOVE TOP DIRECTIONS:
Open package and pour frozen contents and ¼ cup water into a saucepan. Boil for 3 minutes. Reduce heat and simmer 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add additional water if needed.

 
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
1 1/4 cups (118g)
Servings per Container about 2 1/2
Nutrition:
Calories 90 Sodium 260 mg
Total Fat 1 g Potassium 0 mg
Saturated 0 g Total Carbs 17 g
Polyunsaturated 0 g Dietary Fiber 3 g
Monounsaturated 0 g Sugars 3 g
Trans 0 g Protein 2 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Vitamin A 15% Calcium 4%
Vitamin C 8% Iron 4%
http://www.pictsweet.com/our-products/category/steamables

Mushroom Veggie Burger

November 1, 2016 at 5:02 AM | Posted in vegetables | Leave a comment
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Here’s a Mushroom Veggie Burger to go with those Spicy Baked Sweet Potato Fries!

 

Mushroom Veggie Burger

Ingredients
2 tablespoons light olive oil
3 (8 ounce) packages sliced fresh mushrooms
1/2 onion, finely chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2/3 cup rolled oats
3/4 cup dry bread crumbs
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup freshly shredded Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
2 tablespoons light olive oil
Directions
1 – Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat; add mushrooms, onion, and garlic to the hot oil and season with salt, black pepper,oregano, thyme, and nutmeg. Cook and stir mushroom mixture until mushrooms have given up their juice and the juice has almost evaporated, about 10 minutes. Transfer cooked mushrooms to a cutting board and chop into small chunks with a knife.
2 – Transfer mushrooms to a large bowl. Mix in rolled oats and bread crumbs; taste for salt and black pepper and add more to taste. Stir Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese into the mixture, followed by eggs. Let mixture stand for the crumbs to soak up excess liquid, about 15 minutes. (At this point you can refrigerate the mixture to cook later if desired.) Moisten hands with a little vegetable oil or water, pick up about 1/4 cup of mixture, and form into burgers.
3 – Heat remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil in a skillet over medium heat and pan-fry burgers until browned and cooked through, 5 to 6 minutes.

Stir-Fry Shrimp with Udon Noodles

March 11, 2016 at 5:48 PM | Posted in shrimp, stir-fry, vegetables | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Stir-Fry Shrimp with Udon Noodles

 

 

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Started my day with a light Breakfast of a toasted Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin topped with I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter. Also my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. After that I went to Kroger for Mom, just needed a fe items. Back home helped Mom with some laundry and got the leaf blower out to blow out a lot of leaves and small limbs. They are tearing down the woods behind us and it’s giving us a mess to clean up! Anyway for dinner tonight I prepared a Stir – Fry Shrimp with Udon Noodles.

 

 

 

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I had been wanting some Stir-Fry for a while now and today just felt like the day to have it! To make this dish I’ll need; 1 – 7oz. pouch Udon Noodles (KA*ME Udon Stir Fry Noodles), 1 lb. bag of Large Shrimp, Asparagus, Baby Carrots, Sugar Snap Peas, LaChoy Sliced Water Chestnuts, 1 tsp minced Garlic, 1 tbsp butter (Blue Bonnet Light Stick Butter), 1 tsp sugar (Splenda Sugar), and Light Soy Sauce (Kikkoman Reduced Sodium Soy Sauce).

 

 

 

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To prepare it, I started by preparing the Baby Carrots. I boiled them in a small sauce pan, boiling them until they were not quite fork tender. I parboiled them because Carrots take a bit to cook and by boiling them first they will get done in the wok with the other ingredients. As the Carrots were boiling I also prepared the Shrimp. In a bowl mix the shrimp with 1 tsp Splenda Sugar and a dash of McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley . Marinate for 15 minutes. Next cooked them in a bit of butter just until pink. Remove Shrimp from the skillet and set aside along with Baby Carrots.

 

 

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In a separate skillet I prepared the Udon Noodles. Using a medium size skillet, I added 1/2 Tbsp. of Extra Virgin Olive Oil and heated on medium high. I added the Noodles and the Soy Sauce, stirred and cooked for 2 minutes. Removed from the heat and set aside.

 

 

 
Using the same skillet as the Shrimp was cooked I added a tablespoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil (cooking on medium high) along with the Butter, Asparagus, Baby Carrots, Sugar Snap Peas, Water Chestnuts and 1 tsp minced Garlic. Stir-Fry Shrimp with Udon Noodles 005Then seasoned them with the Sea Salt and the Peppercorn Medley. Cooked it 2 minutes and then added 2 tablespoons of water and the cooked Carrots, Shrimp, and Noodles. Continued to cook everything for an additional 1 1/2 minutes, stirring it often. Remove from heat and serve! Love this dish, everything spot on! The Noodles, Shrimp, Vegetables, along with the seasoning and Soy Sauce combine to make one delicious dish. Really like the KA*ME Udon Stir Fry Noodles, they taste so fresh! For dessert/snack later some Tostitos Multi Grain Scoops and Newman’s Own Black Bean and Corn Salsa.

 

 

 

 

 

KA*ME UDON STIR-FRY NOODLESKame Uden Stir Fry Noodles

Udon noodles are thick, white Japanese noodles. They can be eaten cold or hot. Udon noodles are often served in a mild fish broth, flavored with soy sauce and mirin (sweetened sake) and topped with thinly sliced scallions.
KA-ME Stir-Fry noodles are easy to prepare: Heat 1 tbsp KA-ME Sesame Oil in a wok; add thinly sliced vegetables and stir-fry for 2 minutes. Add KA-ME Udon noodles, 1 tbsp KA-ME Soy Sauce, 1 tbp sugar and cook for 3 minutes, stirring constantly.
INGREDIENTS: WATER, WHEAT FLOUR, TAPIOCA STARCH, SALT ENZYME, ACIDITY REGULATORS (ACETIC AND LACTIC ACID, GLUCONO DELTA-LACTONE, SODIUM MALATE AND SOLIUM LACTATE).

http://www.kame.com/products/ingredients/noodles/udon-stir-fry-noodles

Fall Fruits and Vegetables

September 17, 2015 at 4:55 AM | Posted in fruits, vegetables | 1 Comment
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Here’s a handy guide for all the Fall Fruits and Vegetables Harvest that’s coming in now. It’s from the about.com website. You can see the entire article by clicking the link at the bottom of the page.

 

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What’s in Season in Fall?

Look for these fall fruits and vegetables at farmers markets and in produce departments for the best flavor (and greatest value) in season.
Apples are one of those fruits people have forgotten have a season. But they do, and in the Northern Hemisphere they’re harvested late summer through fall.

Artichokes produce a second, smaller crop in the fall (the first go-around is in the spring) that tends to produce small to medium artichokes.

Arugula is a cool weather peppery green harvested at different times in different places (winter in warm climates, summer in cool ones) but grows in many places during autumn.

Beets are in season in temperate climates fall through spring, and available from storage most of the year everywhere else. Fresh beets are often sold with their greens still attached.

Belgian Endive are mostly “forced” to grow in artificial conditions. Their traditional season (when grown in fields and covered with sand to keep out the light), like that of all chicories, is late fall and winter.

Broccoli can be grown year-round in temperate climates so we’ve forgotten it even has a season. It is more sweet, less bitter and sharp when harvested in the cooler temperatures of fall in most climates……….

 

http://localfoods.about.com/od/whatsinseason/a/FallFruitVeg.htm

Shrimp with Udon Noodles

September 3, 2015 at 4:51 PM | Posted in shrimp, vegetables | 1 Comment
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Today’s Menu: Shrimp with Udon Noodles
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 Started the day off with a Breakfast Sandwich. I scrambled some Egg Beater’s Egg Whites, fried some Bologna, topped with a slice of Sargento Ultra Thin Sharp Cheddar Cheese. Then on to the morning workout and a shower. Dad had a Doctor’s appointment for a checkup. So while him and Mom were out I vacuumed and dusted the house. Then outside got the leaf blower out and swept around the driveway and deck. The tree in front of the house has already lost most of it’s leaves, and they are everywhere so it’s a daily sweeping outside. Got everything done and kicked back for the late afternoon! For dinner tonight it’s Shrimp with Udon Noodles.

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So to make this dish I needed; 1 – 7oz. pouch Udon Noodles (KA*ME Udon Stir Fry Noodles), 1 lb. bag of Jumbo Shrimp, Baby Carrots, Sugar Snap Peas, 1 Can LaChoy Sliced Water Chestnuts, 1 tsp minced Garlic, 2 tbsp butter (Blue Bonnet Light Stick Butter), 1 tsp sugar (Splenda Sugar), and Light Soy Sauce (Kikkoman Reduced Sodium Soy Sauce).

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To prepare it, I started by preparing the Baby Carrots. I wanted to boil them in a small sauce pan, boiling them until they were not quite fork tender. I parboiled them because Carrots take a bit to cook and by boiling them first they will get done in the wok with the other ingredients. As the Carrots were boiling I also prepared the Shrimp. In a bowl mix the shrimp with 1 tsp Splenda Sugar and a dash of McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley . Marinate for 15 minutes. Next cooked them in a bit of butter just until pink. Remove Shrimp from the skillet and set aside along with Baby Carrots.

 

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In a separate skillet I prepared the Udon Noodles. Using a medium size skillet, I added 1/2 Tbsp. of Extra Virgin Olive Oil and heated on medium high. I added the Noodles and the Soy Sauce, stirred and cooked for 2 minutes. Removed from the heat and set aside.

Using the same skillet as the Shrimp was cooked I added a tablespoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil (cooking on medium Shrimp with Udon Noodles 009high) along with the Butter, Baby Carrots, Sugar Snap Peas, and 1 tsp minced Garlic. Then seasoned them with the Sea Salt and the Peppercorn Medley. Cooked it 2 minutes and then added 2 tablespoons of water and the cooked Carrots, Shrimp, and Noodles. Continued to cook everything for an additional 1 1/2 minutes, stirring it often. Remove from heat and serve! What a dish, everything spot on! The Noodles, Shrimp, Vegetables, along with the seasoning and Soy Sauce combine to make one delicious dish. Really like the KA*ME Udon Stir Fry Noodles, they taste so fresh! For dessert/snack later Chips and Dip, some Ruffle’s Reduced Fat Potato Chips and Lay’s Ranch Dressing.

 

 

UDON STIR-FRY NOODLESKAME Stir Fry Noodles

Udon noodles are thick, white Japanese noodles. They can be eaten cold or hot. Udon noodles are often served in a mild fish broth, flavored with soy sauce and mirin (sweetened sake) and topped with thinly sliced scallions.
KA-ME Stir-Fry noodles are easy to prepare: Heat 1 tbsp KA-ME Sesame Oil in a wok; add thinly sliced vegetables and stir-fry for 2 minutes. Add KA-ME Udon noodles, 1 tbsp KA-ME Soy Sauce, 1 tbp sugar and cook for 3 minutes, stirring constantly.
INGREDIENTS: WATER, WHEAT FLOUR, TAPIOCA STARCH, SALT ENZYME, ACIDITY REGULATORS (ACETIC AND LACTIC ACID, GLUCONO DELTA-LACTONE, SODIUM MALATE AND SOLIUM LACTATE).

http://www.kame.com/products/ingredients/noodles/udon-stir-fry-noodles

Shrimp and Vegetable Stir-Fry

April 27, 2015 at 5:03 PM | Posted in seafood, shrimp, stir-fry, vegetables | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Shrimp and Vegetable Stir-Fry

 

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Started off in the 30’s this morning. But a lot of sunshine again and in the 60’s. Hopefully no rain for a while, they started sanding down our wooden deck, doing some light repair to it, and hopefully get it painted. One of three outside projects that have to be done. Mom needed some items from Kroger so I went to the store for her, stopped by the post office and sent some letters out for her, and then I stopped by the bank before coming home. For dinner tonight Shrimp and Vegetable Stir-Fry. Had the Shrimp in the freezer and laid them in the fridge to thaw overnight.

 

 

I had not prepared or had Stir-Fry in a very long time, in fact way too long! So I decided last night that was going Shrimp and Vegetable Stir Fry 003to be dinner tonight! I laid a bag of Kroger Brand Medium Shrimp (1 lb. Bag) in the fridge overnight to thaw. When I was at Kroger earlier I picked up the remaining ingredients I needed. Along with the Shrimp I’ll need; 1 can Reese Sliced Water Chestnuts, 1 can Reese Fancy Sliced Bamboo Shoots, Baby Carrots, Sugar Snap Peas, Asparagus (trimmed and cut diagonally into 2-inch pieces), Thai Kitchen Brown Rice Noodles, Low Sodium Soy Sauce (To Taste), 1 tablespoon peeled and grated fresh Ginger, 1 tablespoon Toasted Sesame Seeds, and a pinch or two of Splenda Brown Sugar.

 

 

In a small bowl, stir together the Soy Sauce and Ginger. Set aside. To start I preboiled the Baby Carrots about 7 Shrimp and Vegetable Stir Fry 004minutes, drained and set aside. Carrots can take a while to soften so I boil them first to help the cooking process. Then I also boiled my Noodles by package instructions, drained and set them aside.
To prepare the dish, in a Wok on med. high I added the 1 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil. I then added the Asparagus, Bamboo Shoots, Water Chestnuts, Sugar Snap Peas, and Baby Carrots to the Wok, and cook until tender-crisp stirring frequently (about 5 minutes). Stir in the Noodles, Soy Sauce Mixture, Brown Sugar, and Shrimp. Continue cooking for 1-2 minutes until all the ingredients are heated through. Serve and top with the Toasted Sesame Seeds and La Choy Rice Noodles. What a dish! The Shrimp along with the Vegetables and Seasoning is just a perfect meal. Makes me wonder why I always wait so long to prepare this. For dessert later a bowl of SO Delicious Soy Milk Chocolate Obsession, if you’ve never tried the So Non Dairy Products it’s time!

 

Thai Kitchen Brown Rice Noodles

* MSG-freeThai Kitchen Brown Rice Noodles
* Vegan
* Made with all natural ingredients
* Gluten free
* 4 Individually wrapped packages per box

Unique brown rice noodles get their warm color from naturally brown rice. Their mild flavor and tender texture make them versatile for all types of dishes from noodle stir-fries and steaming bowls of rice noodle soups to cold noodle salads. Each package contains four individually wrapped single-serve noodle nests so you can make a meal for one as easily as for the whole family. We use only the highest quality rice and traditional processing methods for our rice noodles every batch is steam-cooked and slowly dried. The result is a noodle that is made with all-natural ingredients, preservative-free. Make your kitchen a Thai Kitchen.

Ingredients:
Brown Rice, Whole Rice, Tapioca Starch, And Water.

Nutrition
Calories 200 Sodium 0 mg
Total Fat 1 g Potassium 0 mg
Saturated 0 g Total Carbs 45 g
Polyunsaturated 0 g Dietary Fiber 1 g
Monounsaturated 0 g Sugars 1 g
Trans 0 g Protein 4 g
Cholesterol 0 mg

 

http://www.thaikitchen.com/en/Products/Rice-Noodles/Stir-Fry-Brown-Rice

“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Fall Granola

November 10, 2014 at 6:25 AM | Posted in Meatless Monday, PBS, vegetables | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is Fall Granola. And it’s another one from one of my favorite “go to” sites, PBS. http://www.pbs.org/food/recipes/

 

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Fall Granola

Combine autumn ingredients for a breakfast bowl of Fall granola.

Ingredients
3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
1/3 cup coconut oil
1/2 cup honey
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
Pinch of cardamom
1 cup walnuts, chopped
1 cup pumpkin seeds, chopped
1 cup freeze-dried apples, broken into pieces
1/2 cup raisins

 
Directions
1 – Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F. In a small saucepan, set over medium heat, add the coconut oil, honey, brown sugar, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and cardamom; mix until melted and combined.
2 – To a large bowl, add the rolled oats. Next, pour the coconut oil mixture atop the oats and mix until thoroughly coated. Add the walnuts and pumpkin seeds and toss. Transfer the granola to a parchment-lined baking sheet and place in the oven to bake for 15 minutes. At the 15-minute mark, give the granola a stir and bake for an additional 5 to 10 minutes, until lightly golden brown.
3 – Allow to cool completely. When cooled, add the dried apples and raisins and toss once more. Serve with milk of choice or yogurt.

 
http://www.pbs.org/food/recipes/fall-granola/

“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Vegan Mayonnaise

November 3, 2014 at 6:27 AM | Posted in Meatless Monday, PBS, vegetables | Leave a comment
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Another one from the PBS website, in their huge selection of Recipes. Love this site it’s loaded with great tips and recipes. http://www.pbs.org/food/recipes/

 

 

PBS

Vegan Mayonnaise

You can make this favorite condiment into a vegan-friendly version without adding any tofu either.

 

Ingredients
1/2 cup unsweetened soy milk
2 teaspoons tapioca starch
6 tablespoons grapeseed oil
1 packed tablespoon freeze dried corn powder (4 grams)
1 ½ tablespoons apple cider vinegar
3/4 teaspoons salt
1/16 teaspoon paprika
Directions
* Add all the ingredients into a blender or small food processor and blend until smooth and the oil has incorporated with the soy milk.
* Find a small stainless steel bowl that rests on the lip of a small sauce pan with a lid.
* Put about an inch of water in the bottom of the pot, cover, and bring to a boil.
* Add the mayonnaise mixture into the bowl and when the water comes to a boil, turn down the heat to low, remove the lid and carefully place the bowl in the saucepan.
* Heat, stirring constantly until an instant read thermometer inserted into the mayonnaise reads 149 degrees F (65C). It should wobble like a loose custard but shouldn’t be runny.
* Immediately remove the bowl from the double boiler and place it in a water bath to stop the cooking. Store your mayonnaise in an air-tight container.

 
http://www.pbs.org/food/recipes/vegan-mayonnaise/

“Meatless Monday” Recipe – Vegetable Bolognese

September 29, 2014 at 6:37 AM | Posted in Meatless Monday, vegetables | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe is Vegetable Bolognese and it comes from the PBS website (http://www.pbs.org/food/) If you’ve never checked out the Recipes on the PBS site, check them out!

 
Vegetable Bolognese

This vegetable Bolognese recipe is made with mushrooms, carrots, and red bell pepper in replace of meat for an equally filling meal.PBS3
Ingredients
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 shallot, minced
2 garlic cloves, minced
7 to 8 cremini mushrooms, diced
2 carrots, peeled and grated using a box grater
1/2 red bell pepper, diced
1/4 teaspoon dried majoram
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
2 sprigs of fresh thyme
1 teaspoon salt
Pinch of crushed red pepper
1 (15-ounce) can of diced tomatoes
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
3 tablespoons grated Parmesan-Reggiano, plus more for garnish
1/2 tablespoon unsalted butter
1 pound of dried pasta
Italian parsley, for garnish

 

Directions
To a large pot, heat two tablespoons of olive oil over medium heat. When the oil is hot, add the shallot. Cook until the shallots turn translucent, about 3 minutes. Add the garlic, mushrooms, carrots, red bell pepper and spices: marjoram, oregano, fresh thyme, salt and crushed red pepper.
Next, pour in the can of tomatoes. (If you’re using a can of cherry tomatoes, take the back of your spoon and crush them.) Add 1/2 cup (you can eyeball this measurement) of water to the empty tomato can, swishing it around so you get all of the remnants of tomato juice; pour the tomato water into the pot and stir. Bring the tomato sauce to a slight simmer and then turn the heat down to low. Cover the pot and cook for 20 minutes, stirring frequently. At the 20 minute mark, stir in the tomato paste, balsamic vinegar, Parmesan-Reggiano and a splash or two of water, if it’s cooked down a bit too much. Cover the pot once more and cook for an additional 10 minutes, until the sauce is fragrant and has thickened slightly. (If at any time the sauce becomes too thick, you can simply add a bit more tomato paste and a 1/4 cup of water or veggie stock.) Right before tossing with the pasta, add the butter and mix until melted.
Meanwhile, boil some salted water and cook the pasta per the box’s instructions. (Mine told me 10 minutes exactly.) Toss the pasta with a few tablespoons of sauce and serve with a few spoonfuls of Bolognese on top. Garnish with more Parmesan-Reggiano and a sprinkle of Italian parsley.
Yield: 4 servings

 
http://www.pbs.org/food/fresh-tastes/vegetable-bolognese/?utm_source=foodnewsletter&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_term=main2&utm_content=pbsfood_freshtastes&utm_campaign=pbsfood_freshtastes/

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