2 tablespoons chili powder
1/4 teaspoon cumin
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon each of dried thyme, onion powder and garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon of dried basil
Salt and pepper to taste
Two cloves chopped or smooshed garlic
Red pepper — rough cut
One small Vidalia onion
4 oz of mushrooms – sliced
Box of Pomi chopped tomatoes
One can of pinto beans
16 oz or so of vegetable broth (I used Trader Joe’s)
Saute onions, pepper and mushrooms then combine with all other ingredients and let it simmer! It will be good.
Serve with a sprig of fresh parsley or cilantro
I added a dollop of Vegenaise mayo to my bowl because I like it and it adds a creamy texture
Fresh asparagus from the farmers’ market.
A sure sign of spring!!
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This sounds good..think I’ll try it today.
Garlicky Asparagus (from Cooking Light)
1 pound asparagus spears, trimmed
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Steam asparagus 4 minutes or until crisp-tender.
While asparagus steams, heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add garlic; cook 2 minutes or until fragrant, stirring frequently. Add asparagus, salt, and pepper; toss to combine.
CALORIES: 57 ( from fat)
FAT: 3.4 g (sat: 0.5 g, mono: 2.5 g, poly: 0.4 g)
CARBOHYDRATE: 5.4 g
FIBER: 2.5 g
CALCIUM: 27 mg
CHOLESTEROL: 0.0 mg
IRON: 0.5 mg
PROTEIN: 2.5 g
SODIUM: 74 mg
You get the idea!
Cut up potatoes and pepper and some onion….sautéed in a splash of olive oil. Seasoned with Garlic Pepper blend; dried basil and Mrs. Dash Seasoning. Added in croutons made with oatmeal bread and a sprouted rye multigrain bread; these were sauteed in Earth Balance Soy Free Butter Spread, with some dried basil and some garlic powder sprinkled in.
I’m not gonna’ lie to ya’ — this turned out to be a tasty dish.
I try not to include oil in my meals because I hear it’s not good for me but I also hear that it IS, so sometimes I throw a bit in here and there just because I can. And if you say “sautéed” instead of fried, it’s easier to pretend it’s healthy.
This could all be done with water, too….I’ve done that and I liked it!
Your thoughts and feedback on the inclusion of oil are welcomed and encouraged!!
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Simple. Quick. Tastes good! I cut up two carrots. Sprinkled with seasoning — I used Mrs. Dash Original Blend seasoning. I also sprinkled on a little stevia (SweetLeaf Organic Stevia Sweetener)….probably less than 1/4 of an ounce. You could roast this; this time I put it in the microwave for about three to five minutes. Done.
How about this? Broccoli Salad
In water, sauté:
1/2 cup chopped onion; 1/4 cup raisins; after a couple of minutes add in a bunch of finely chopped broccoli (or however fine you like it). Add in some salt and pepper. Stir everything together. Let it sauté until it is not-too-smooshy and not-too-crispy.
Options: Sprinkle in some bacon bits that are real or fake and/or sprinkle on some shredded coconut. It’s a basic recipe that you can enhance (or not) with curry or other spices and herbs.
This just shows that you can make stuff up and it can end up tasting really good! I did …..and it did.
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Small batch: serves two to four depending on appetite!
Got a new pan and I just had to put it to the test — thank you Wolfgang Puck and T J Maxx!
This is what I used:
1/4 teaspoon each:
–Turmeric –Thyme –Curry Powder
–Ground Cinnamon –Ground Ginger
–Salt –Black Pepper
1/2 teaspoon each:
—Garlic Powder —Onion Powder
2 tablespoons: —Chili Powder
–1 large clove of garlic – smashed and very finely chopped
–1/2 small onion –1/2 green pepper –1/2 orange pepper
–1/2 can of pinto beans
–1/2 of a box of rustic cut tomatoes (about 14 ounces or so)
–1/2 box of low sodium vegetable broth (about 16 ounces or so)
This is what I did:
Sautéd onions and peppers in a little vegetable broth
Added beans and tomato
Sprinkled in the spices
Added in the garlic clove
Simmered for about a 1/2 hour or so
I just tasted it because it seemed like the right thing to do before posting this….it was fun to experiment with spices I don’t usually use in chili……..but you never know………. I gotta say: It is GOOD!
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First photo is:
Cucumber with Follow Your Heart Gouda cheese (non-dairy);
Next one: add a few sauteed mushrooms & some green pepper(sauteed in water with garlic-pepper seasoning);
Third photo is a version with kinda’ fake bacon;
…and then a kidney and pinto bean salad with chopped onion, celery, carrot and a Vegenaise & mustard dressing and a hard-cooked egg (so that one is not vegan — but I have made it without the egg and it is still so good).
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So I made some creamed corn by mixing some coconut cream (about 2/3 of a cup or so) with a tablespoon of Earth Balance spread, a couple of teaspoons of sugar, thickened with a tablespoon or so of cornstarch. I sauteed that for a bit and then I added in a can of white corn . I threw in some celery, onion, peas, and a clove of garlic and seasoned it with basil, salt, pepper and a tablespoon of Braggs Aminos. I cooked some rice and then mixed it all up with the sauce…. and it was good.