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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Saute in water until soft:
1/2 onion or so – chopped
1 large red pepper – chopped
Stir in 1 tablespoon corn starch after blending it first in a little cold water
1 clove garlic – minced
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
2 cups vegetable broth
1/2 cup each of frozen peas and corn
salt & pepper to taste
…..and let it cook and blend on low for 30 minutes or so
…some people puree red pepper soup and add some kind of milk or cream, but I like to keep the texture of the vegetables and the broth as is.
The corn starch didn’t really thicken the way I thought it would but maybe it added something to the mix–maybe not.
You could add other spices like cumin or cayenne or curry for variety.
Cooking mushrooms with green peppers and onion along with garlic-pepper seasoning seems to be something that continues to be a part of my favorite meals.
Using water as the medium instead of oil, seems to be working well for me.
It’s fresh. It’s vegan. And I think it is even nutritious.
- Avocado, roasted red pepper, tomato, onion with a little vegenaise and mustard — simple. On a blue plate. Good.
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I was feeling a little down………. so I made soup. It seems to be a sure way to improve the mood. I recommend it.
Using a 2 quart pot, I splashed in a half cup or so of vegetable broth. Added in (rough-cut): small onion, a stalk of celery (with some celery leaves), one large carrot, 2 medium potatoes, a stalk of bok choy, and one fresh tomato (from our garden–happy day). I let each vegetable simmer while I cut up the remaining vegetables and added them in one at a time in the order given.
I sprinkled in some dried: basil, oregano, onion powder, garlic powder, parsley flakes and cayenne pepper, salt and black pepper. About a half teaspoon of each if I had to make a guess but probably more like an eighth of a teaspoon of the cayenne for my taste). Then I pressed a large clove of fresh garlic and stirred it into the mix.
I gradually added in more vegetable broth for a total of about a quart. Then I threw in a 15 ounce can of organic Cannellini beans — liquid and all.
This is really just to give an idea of how to come up with a quick and easy and delicious vegetable soup. You can add in (or leave out) anything you like (or don’t like).
Basil, Oregeno, Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, Cayenne Pepper, Parsley Flakes, Salt, Black Pepper
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Ingredients: stalk of celery, four or five hard-boiled eggs, 1/4 cup or so of diced onion, eight to ten small golden cooked potatoes, About 1/2 cup Vegenaise blended with about a quarter cup of tofu and a splash or two of some dill pickle juice, dill, salt, pepper and paprika. Mix together. Basic, simple, tastes good.
Could substitute course chopped tofu for the eggs to make it vegan — and add a dash two of turmeric for color.
And for the green beans: Add about a teaspoon of Braggs Aminos to a skillet of water, bring to a boil and then add fresh green beans. Cook to taste (about ten minutes or maybe fifteen). Add salt and pepper after cooking.
This is a picture of how this recipe looked when we made it. I highly recommend FORKS OVER KNIVES COOKBOOK for simple and healthy and tasty recipes. I didn’t think something with so few ingredients could possibly taste good. I was wrong
- 1 POUND FRESH ASPARAGUS, TRIMMED AND CUT INTO 1-INCH PIECES
- 1 RED BELL PEPPER, CUT INTO 1/4-INCH THICK SLIVERS
- 8 OUNCES CREMINI MUSHROOMS, THINLY SLICED
- 2 GARLIC CLOVES, MINCED
- 1 TABLESPOON BRAGG LIQUID AMINOS
- HEAT A LARGE SKILLET OVER HIGH HEAT AND ADD THE ASPARAGUS, BELL PEPPER, AND MUSHROOMS. STIR-FRY FOR 4 TO 5 MINUTES, ADDING WATER 1 TO 2 TABLESPOONS AT A TIME TO KEEP THE VEGETABLES FROM STICKING. ADD THE GARLIC AND COOK ANOTHER MINUTE. ADD THE LIQUID AMINOS AND TOSS WELL. SERVE IMMEDIATELY.
MY NOTE: YOU CAN USE ANY KIND OF MUSHROOMS – WE USED WHITE BUTTON
MUSHROOMS THE FIRST TIME.
FROM FORKS OVER KNIVES:
"STIR FRYING IS AN ASIAN TECHNIQUE FOR COOKING MEAT AND VEGETABLES QUICKLY
SO THAT THEY RETAIN THEIR TEXTURE AND FLAVOR. IN THIS RECIPE YOU CAN BE
CREATIVE AND SUBSTITUTE OTHER VEGETABLES, SUCH AS SNOW PEAS AND FRESH,
THINLY SLICED CARROTS, FOR THE ASPARAGUS."
This is all there is to it:
Brussels sprouts and butternut squash tossed with about a tablespoon of olive oil, bake at 350 degrees for about a half hour. Add some dried cranberries and bake for another 3 to 5 minutes or so.
Roasted vegetables – made without oil — just some seasoning. I used basil, salt, pepper and a little garlic powder. Turned out to be a delicious meal!