Tag Archives: vegetables

Cobb Makes Salad Fancy

If I’m going to feed my husband salad for dinner it better be hearty AND you know it’s gonna be VEGAN! Gigantic Monster Salad doesn’t sound as fancy, so here’s my Cobb Salad.

Ingredients:

  • Artichoke hearts–ours were frozen from Trader Joe’s obviously thawed
  • Olives
  • Tomato
  • Shredded carrots
  • Eggplant bacon
  • Avocado
  • Onion
  • Bagged lettuce of your choice
  • Any vegan dressing of your choice–we used olive oil and vinegar
  • Salt and cracked pepper to taste

Recipe (so simple):

Chop everything up and put on bed of lettuce, dress, and eat up! Make a batch of the eggplant bacon and freeze what you don’t use for recipes like this or Sunday breaky! We simply thaw it or quickly crisp it in a pan with coconut oil.

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Vegan, Gluten Free Vegetable Gravy

What a decadent weekend treat! Biscuits and gravy done right, whole, vegan, and gluten free.
Biscuits made with Namaste GF Perfect Flour Blend baking mix, but you can use this gravy anyway you’d like.
Ingredients
  • 1 cup organic vegetable stock
  • 1/4th cup garbanzo bean flour (or almond flour)
  • 1 Tbs flax meal (optional for added protein)
  • salt, pepper, garlic & onion powder to taste.
Recipe
Place all ingredients in sauce pan on medium heat and whisk until it bubbles slightly and thickens to desired consistency. Remove from heat and serve.
*Keep extra stock on hand. If it gets too thick whisk in extra stock

Produce Pizza

This version of pizza is truly a work of delicious vegetable art! This is weeknight acceptable (because we all splurge on the weekends right?!) .

Ingredients (enough for left overs):

2 Large eggplant

1 jar of your favorite marinara (I used Trader Joe’s Organic marinara)

1 small can sliced olives

One small bell pepper diced

Basil to taste

Vegan Parmesan (optional)

Salt

Recipe:

Preheat oven 350 degrees. Slice the eggplant into circles (the thicker the juicier…it’s your choice how thick). Place on paper towels. Salt both sides lightly and allow to “sweat” for 15-20 minutes. Next gently dab the eggplant to remove salt and moisture.

Place onto baking sheet (generously sprayed with oil or place on parchment paper). Bake for 20 minutes.

Remove from oven and spread marinara over the tops of each one. Next, evenly distribute the rest of the toppings. Bake an additional 8-10 minutes.

My hubs prepared the pizzas below, I normally like mine saucier…you can decide how you like yours!

Vegan Pizza

I make vegan pizza all the time using a variety of ideas for crusts. I like to maintain gluten free as much as possible and found an amazing crust mix while shopping last weekend, check it out!

I simply followed the instructions on the Simple Meals box…simple enough!

For the toppings:

Balsamic garlic glazed onions–

  • Slice a small onion cutting and separating into strips.
  • Mince 2 cloves of garlic
  • Cover the bottom of a pan with balsamic vinegar and cook on med-low for 10min until soft and fragrant, set aside to cool.

Chop about 1/2 cup fresh basil

I cooked one Hilary’s quinoa burger and crumbled it for the “meat,” which is totally optional

Dairy Free Parmesan cheese

Assembly:

  • After the crust is cooked, use a spoon to put a layer of organic tomato paste on the crust.
  • Next layer the onion mixture and top with quinoa crumbles and basil
  • End with a light layer of Parmesan cheese

Bake 350 degrees an additional 15 minutes and serve!

Vegan Hatch Chili Rice

Nothing gives a vegan a nice full belly better than rice!  Here’s a super easy recipe that’s sure to spice up the kitchen.  It’s Hatch chili season and Texas, and here’s one (of many) recipes I’ve spiced up!

1 cup brown jasmine rice

4 cups organic vegetable broth

2 small sliced carrots (I used one orange and one purple)

1/2 sliced union

1 clove of garlic

1/4 cup roasted hatch chilis (if you don’t have hatch chilis, you can use a can of green chilis)

A dash of turmeric (if desired)

Place all ingredients into sauce pan and bring to a boil.  Lower heat and simmer covered until all liquid is absorbed.  Cool and serve.

Brain Food

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Here’s a list of food to help the brain.  What inspired this?  A post-it note asking for natural remedies for Parkinson’s Disease.  I love being a reference for a holistic and alternative approach to healthcare.

This list was composed while listening to the re-play of Anthony William and Restoring Brain Health. 

The Grocery List:

Chaga Powder

Turmeric and ginger

Gotu Kola (herb)

Restore glycogen with

Wild blueberries (most powerful medicinal)

Apples

Oranges

Cilantro (medicinal)

Parsley

Rosemary

Potatoes

NO ASPARTAME!!!

Heavy metal detox with:

Barley juice grass powder

Cilantro

Spirulina (Hawaiian)

Dulse (blue green algae), Kelp

Artichokes

Celery Juice (fresh pressed extremely powerful medicinal)

Cucumber juice (fresh pressed)

Leafy greens (lettuce, spinach)

Walnuts

Hemp Seeds

Coconut and coconut water, coconut butter, coconut meat

Aloe Vera

Bananas—only thing that kills HIV/AIDS in a petri dish!!!—HUGE antiviral, helps with sleep too.

Salmon, Halibut, Haddock

Minimize animal proteins each day (don’t have to quit just lower it)

Vitamins:

Melatonin (you WILL NOT get addicted to it)

Vitamin C

Curcumin (from Turmeric)

Burdock Root tea or Fresh burdock root

Magnesium glycinate

L-threonate

L-glutamine

Pharmagaba

Examples to live by:

Eat a banana everyday

Breakfast:  Fruit Salad, or smoothie and celery juice

For dinner sprinkle turmeric powder and ginger on as seasoning

Cut up ginger and boil it:  Drink the water.  You can also juice fresh ginger

Lunch:  EVERYDAY:  Have a raw salad with a mixture of greens, vegetables, nuts, and berries.  Top it with a dressing made from blended orange juice and avocado.

Dinner:  Baked potatoes with Himalayan salt, pepper, topped with braised cabbage and avocado.  Also utilize the squash family (butternut, spaghetti, acorn, and crooked neck) to replace pasta and meat.

References:

Life Changing Foods by Anthony William

Medical Medium:  Secrets Behind Chronic and Mystery Illness and How to Finally Heal.  Anthony William