Homey Mild Flavored Soup

I made this when my hubby and I weren’t feeling so great. My tummy was feeling a little sick and I only wanted hominy, for some reason. 🙂 It’s mildly flavored, but comforting. Good stand in for chicken noodle for the vegan crowd when you’re not feeling great. 🙂 Ingredients: 28 oz. can hominy, drained…

Make Your Own Vegetable Stock

Make your own vegetable stock :)Im sure there are billions of combos to make veggie stock, but I made this the other day with what I had on hand and it reminded me of Imagine or Kitchen Basic Vegetable Stock, which, by the way, if you don’t know from me mentioning those stocks many times…

Vegan Hot Chocolate

1 cup Califia Original Almond Milk 2 1/2 tbsps raw cocoa powder 1-2 tsp raw sugar to taste, more of desired (if using unsweetened almond milk, add more sugar to taste, try 1 or 2 tsp :)) Mix above ingredients in a saucepan, heat over medium heat until cocoa powder and sugar dissolve and almond…

Mjaddara with Brown Rice (Arabic Lentils and Rice with Onion)

This is the Arabic version of rice and beans. It’s quick, simple, cheap and filling. 🙂 Ingredients: 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil 1 1/2 large white onions, chopped (about 3 cups) 3/4 cups basmati brown rice 1 cup brown lentils 4 1/2 cups water 1/2 tsp sea salt (more to taste) Directions: 1) Heat…

Vegan Ranch

1 cup reduced fat vaganaise 1/3 cup califia almond milk you can use sweetened or unseetened, but I like unwseetened best 🙂  2/3 tbsp onion powder 1 tbsp garlic powder  2/3-1 tbsp rice wine vinegar (this will vary depending on if you use sweetened or unsweetened, start with 2/3 and work your way up) 2…

Mildly Spiced Quinoa for Quinoa Salad

This is great eaten hot or cold. I prefer cold. 🙂 It is very mildly spiced, just so the salad isn’t served on a plain base. Ingredients: 1 tbsp canola 1/2 clove 8 whole peppercorns 2 cloves garlic, smashed 1 1/2 cup quinoa 3 cups veggie broth Scant 1/4 tsp whole cumin seeds Directions: 1….

Blackened Corn

Note: I made this on a grill pan in the kitchen and nearly asphyxiated myself; if you can do it outside, I would recommend using a barbecue if you have one. If you wish to do this inside, please cover corn with heavy duty tin foil, put oven fan on high n open a window…

Refried beans

1 lb of beans made into “frijoles de la olla”. See recipe at this link: A little less than 1/2 of white or yellow onion Dash salt 1garlic clove smashed 1/3 cup canola oil 1-2 serrano peppers A little shy of 1 cup of cooking liquid from frijoles a la olla (reserve more for reheating…

Salsa

1/2 yellow onion, cut in half with skin on. 6 cloves garlic, husk removed 3 vine ripened tomatoes 3/8-5/8 tsp salt, to taste 2 serrano peppers (1 deseeded, or 1 1/2 deseeded, if you want it extra mild) Optional variation:  2 limes, juiced (This will make a brighter flavored salsa. It is good both ways…

Macadamia Nut Cream (replacement for american sour cream)

1 1/2 cup raw macadamia nuts, soaked 4-6 hrs. 7 tbsp lemon 3/4 tsp salt 1 1/3 cup water 1. Put macadamia nuts and water in vitamix, blend thouroughly til smooth. 2. Add lemon and salt and blend. 3. Refrigerate til ready to use and enjoy! NOTE: Most people make cashew cream, but I am…

Frijoles de la olla

1 lb dried flor de junio (silvia) beans or pinto* 1 serrano pepper 5-6 garlic cloves, smashed just to remove outside husk, but not demolished 2/3-1 chopped medium whute or yellow onion 2 large bay leaves Water Pressure cooker If using for refried beans: 1. Pick thru dry beans and remove any that are cracked,…

Easy Tortilla Soup Cheat

Ingredients for soup: 64 oz. veggie broth 1 1/2 cans stewed tomatoes with juice (14.5 oz each, so 1 1/2 cans approx. 22 oz) 1 bell pepper, roughly chopped 1 small onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, pressed in garlic press 2 1/2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1 can hominy, drained 2 tomatoes, deseeded and…