Always on the look out for new foods, we recently found Wildcrafted Natural Organic Turmeric Paste at our local grocery store, so last night we made turmeric stir fry with lemon crusted tofu and it was delicious! We used a cast iron wok, adding in some extra minerals into our already healthy meal!
Chop 2 cups organic broccoli, 1 cup carrots, 1 onion and any other veggie you desire
Cut super firm tofu into thin-medium slices and coat in gluten free flour and gluten free panko crumbs
Deep fry the tofu in avocado oil (or oil of your choice), turn over when brown
Fry veggies for approximately 5-7 minutes
Boil rice noodles for 5 minutes, add into wok with veggies, stir fry for extra 2 minutes and serve
Veganaise – 1/2 cup, add a squeeze of lemon and some dried dill seasoning
Being a cinnamon lover and valuing the nutritional and medicinal properties of the spice, I was delighted recently when I found Horchata in my local grocery store. I had never had the drink before but love rice milk, cinnamon and vanilla, so knew I had to try it.
The drink tastes great on its own but I added in herbal coffee for a twist. You can make your own Horchata from scratch, but I cheated and used the box mix (below):
Add 8-16 ounces of Rice Dream Brand Horchata
I cup crushed or chopped ice
Lightly mix or blend in a blender
Pour 1-3 shots of coffee or Herbal coffee over the top
Today was a creative day in the kitchen. We wanted to explore some new flavors and recipes and came up with a blueberry grilled cheese sandwich. Yummy!
All the ingredients are vegan and gluten free but you can always substitute any of the ingredients to create your own specialty sandwich.
2 Slice of Simple Kneads sourdough bread
3 slices of Daiya Monterey Jack cheese
1/2 cup of frozen (thawed) or fresh organic blueberries (I cooked the frozen blueberries and vinegar prior to grilling)
Dash of balsamic vinegar
Handfull of mixed greens
Butter the bread (vegan butter). Mix the blueberries and balsamic vinegar and mash into a chunky paste. Place bread slice in a pan, layer with cheese, greens and blueberry sauce. Top with sliced bread and grill.
Its a tasty, tangy modern take on the old grilled cheese. I’ll continue to experiment with this one.
Having lived in England for over 12 years, I originally did not like the taste of Marmite, but eventually fell in love with the distinct flavor and found that it made a wonderful vegan french onion soup that tasted even better than the beef broth version and was healthier with lots of vitamin B. Here is a new twist on an old recipe!
Ingredients 2 Large Onions (1 Yellow and 1 White) thinly sliced
2 or 3 TBSP Marmite or desired amount
Add 6 cups of water or desired amount or vegetable stock
French Baguette or 2 slices of bread
Pepper to taste
Add all ingredients to soup pan
Cook over medium flame or heat for 30 minute until it begins to boil
Pour into bowl, add chopped bread pieces or a slice of french bagette
Top with shredded vegan mozzarella cheese
1A way to brighten up dark winter days is to make a huge pot of homemade organic potato soup. It warms both the body and soul. Below is my recipe for organic vegan potato soup. This recipe is simple and can easily be adjusted to add any other spices or flavorings.
8-10 organic potatoes
1 organic medium yellow onion
1 box organic vegetable broth
3 cups organic soy milk
3 Tablespoon vegan butter
Gluten free table crackers
1 or 2 chunks of vegan cheddar cheese
dash of salt
Peel and chop potatoes and onion into small pieces.
Empty box of vegetable broth into pan, heat to a boil.
Add potatoes and onion, salt and pepper, bring to slow boil.
Add soy milk and cook over medium heat for 30 minutes.
Need a good kick in the butt? For a fast healthy energy boost, try this organic green smoothie!
Kick Your Butt Greens Recipe:
1 handful of kale, spinach, or any green that you fancy
2 large stalks of celery
1 large carrot
1 tablespoon almond butter or any nut butter
1 tablespoon cold pressed coconut oil
Add some water (depending on consistency desired)
Fill your blender and juice up! You can drink the smoothie throughout the day for a good kick in the butt nutritious energy boost!