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                         Flu-Fighting Ginger and Garlic Soup

                                           (posted 2/20)
Ingredients:
- 4 green onions, finely sliced
- 2 teaspoons of grated root ginger
- 2 cloves of garlic, peeled and finely diced
- 7 cups of chicken broth or stock (or vegetable stock for vegans)
- 1 finely diced medium-hot chili pepper
Directions:
1. Place the onions, garlic and ginger in a large pot and gently saute on a low heat for 2 minutes.
2. Add the stock or broth and bring the soup to a boil.
3. Gently simmer until all the ingredients are softened
4. Add the chopped chili pepper and simmer for 5 minutes before serving with warm, crusty bread.

                           Cauliflower and Butternut Squash

                                           (posted 2/13) 
Ingredients:
- 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 14 oz can light coconut milk
- 1 14 oz. can diced tomatoes, with juices
- 2 cups chopped cauliflower florets (1-inch pieces)
- 2 cups peeled and cubed butternut squash
- 2 tablespoons red curry paste
- 1 teaspoon dried flaked onion
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 3/4 teaspoon fine sea salt, or to taste
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- Lots of freshly ground black pepper, to taste
- 1/2 cup uncooked red lentils
- 2 cups packed stemmed and finely chopped kale or chard
Directions:
- Add all of the curry ingredients (except the red lentils and kale/chard) to crock pot and stir until combined.
- Add the red lentils on top of the mixture and gently press them into the liquid.
- Stir in the chopped greens until thoroughly combined and secure the lid. Cool on low for 5-6 hours
- Serve over rice or grain of choice, if desired, and garnish with cilantro and lime. The lime juice gives it a lovely brightness, but avoid using too much as it can overpower. Add a sprinkly of salt and pepper before serving too if desired.

                                Pizza Stuffed Mushrooms

                                           (posted 1/30)
Ingredients:
- 12 to 15 large mushrooms cleaned and stems removed
- 1/4 cup pizza sauce
- 1 cup mozzerella cheese
- Freshly ground black pepper
- 1 fresh basil leaf chopped
Directions:
- Preheat oven to 450 F degrees
- If you're using a cast iron skillet spray it with cooking spray. Arrange the mushrooms in the skillet
- Fill each mushroom with about 1 to 2 tsp of pizza sauce. Top each mushroom with 1 to 2 tbsp of mozzarella cheese
- Bake for about 15 to 18 minutes, or until cheese melt and gets a bit golden on top
- Season with freshly ground black pepper and garnish with basil.

                                 The Best Vegan Chili Ever                     

                                            (posted 1/24)
Ingredients:
- 2 Tbs olive oil
- 2 medium white onions, chopped
- 1 bell pepper, diced
- 1 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 1 tsp ground cumin
- 2 Tbs chili powder
- 1 1/2 cups each of cooked kidney, black and garbanzo beans
- 6 oz tomato paste
- 28 oz can crushed tomato
- 8 oz tomato sauce
- 1 cup frozen corn
- 1 tsp maple syrup
Directions:
1. Saute onione in olive oil until tender
2. Add spices and cook additional 1-2 minutes
3. Add tomato paste and stir for 1 minute
4. Add remaining ingredients and heat, covered, over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, for about 30 min.
5. Enjoy!

                                  The Best Vegan Lasagna
                                            (posted 1/14)
Ingredients:
- 1 cup dried red lentils
- (2) 25-ounce jars marinara sauce
- 1 cup raw cashews
- 16 ounce firm tofu, patted dry with paper towels
-1/2 cup nutritional yeast
- 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, from about 2 lemons
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon dried basil
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 2-3 cups baby spinach
- 1 box lasagna noodles, whole grain or gluten free if needed

 

Instructions:
1. First, cook your red lentils. Add 1 cup dried red lentils and 3 cups of water to a medium pot. Bring to a boil, and then simmer for about 20 minutes. Drain the lentils in a fine strainer, and then add to a large bowl. Add both jars of marinara to the bowl with the lentils and mix to combine. Set aside.
2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
3. Make the Cashew-Tofu Ricotta: Add the cashews to a food processor and process until fine and crumbly. Then add the tofu in chunks, nutritional yeast, lemon juice, salt, basil, oregano and garlic powder to the food processor. Pulse until well combined and pretty smooth. 
4. Assembling the lasagna: Add about 1 cup of marinara sauce (with the cooked lentils) to the bottom of a large 9x13 inch casserole dish or lasagna pan. Spread it around evenly. Next, add 4-5 lasagna noodles on top. Spread the rest of the Ricotta over the noodles, then the rest of the spinach. Place 4-5 more noodles on top of the spinach, and then pour the rest of the sauce over the top, evenly.
5. Cover tightly with foil. Bake for 1 hour. Let cool at least 15 minutes before cutting and serving. (see below if using optional mozzarella topping)
6. While the lasagna is cooking, make your Vegan Mozzerella Cheese, if using.
7. If using the mozzarella topping, simply remove the lasagna after 40 minutes of cooking in the oven. Spoon on the mozzerella, and pop it back in the oven for another 20 minutes. Remove, let cool for at least 15 minutes and serve!

 


 

Sweet Potato Salmon Cakes with Creamy Dill Sriracha Sauce
                                                (posted 11/8)
Ingredients:
- 12 ounces wild-caught salmon, about 2 fillets, cooked
- 1 small sweet potaato, cooked and peeled (about 1/2 cup)
- 1 tablespoon seafod seasoning
- 3-4 tablespoons chopped fresh dill or 3 teaspoons dried dill weed or more to taste
- 2 eggs, lightly beaten
- 1/3 cup finely sliced green onions

 

Instructions:
- Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
- Combine all ingredients in a medium mixing bowl.
- Using 1/3 cup measuring cup, scoop batter and shape into 7 cakes.
- Sauté cakes 3-5 minutes on each side.
- Once lightly browned on both sides, remove from skillet and transfer to paper towel lined plate.

 

For the Creamy Dill Sriracha Sauce:
- 1/3 cup fat free plain Greek yogurt
- 3 tablespoons mayo or additional Greek yogurt
- 1 clove garlic, finely minced
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill or more to taste
- 1/2 teaspoon honey
- Salt and Pepper, to taste
- 1-2 teaspoons sriracha sauce or more taste
- Simply combine all ingredients in a small bowl. Enjoy!

 


 

                                       Mashed Butternut Squash
                                                 (posted 11/4)
Ingredients: (6 Servings)
- 2 butternut squash (about 1 1/2 pounds each), halved lengthwise and seeds removed
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into pieces
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
- Pinch of cayenne pepper

 

Instructions:
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Rub cut sides of squash evenly with oil; arrange the squash, cut-sides down, on the prepared pan. Roast until very tender, 40 to 50 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes.
- Scoop the flesh from the squash and transfer to a food processor. (Discard squash skins.) Add butter, salt, allspice and cayenne to he food processor; process until smooth, about 1 minute.

 


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