11 Jul 2012
in Meat Alternatives, Sprouting, Vegan Appetizers, Vegan Baking, Vegan Main Meals, Vegan Side Dishes, Vegan Snacks
Tags: bake, Baking, basil, blog, Carrot, delicious, Dinner, Easy, excellent, garlic chives, healthy choices, how to cook quinoa, Krista Lawhon, lettuce, Mushroom, Onion, onion chives, portobello, Quick, quinoa, Recipe, sprouts, squash, stuffed, supper, Vegan, Vegetarian
- Olive Oil (or whatever oil you want to use for coating the baking dish (coconut oil is great too)
- 6 small Portobello mushrooms (you can use big ones)
- 1/2 cup Quinoa (soaked and but not drained for 15 minutes before cooking)
- Yellow Squash cut into small pieces
- Carrot, peeled and cut into small pieces
- 1/4 of an onion, chopped into small pieces
- nutritional yeast
- salt, garlic powder and pepper
- lettuce, washed and places nicely around the plate
- tomato, sliced
- garlic and onion chives, basil
*directions to cook Quinoa perfectly:
you may rinse quinoa first, but I not.
1/2 cup Quinoa, soaked, not drained (soak in 1 1/4 cup of water)
add salt to the quinoa water when ready to cook
To Cook: start boiling the soaked quinoa in its original water. Once at a boil, cover and turn down to low and cook for 15 minutes. take of the stove and wait for at least 5 minutes… then, lift lid and fluff.. the quinoa should have opaque tail.
set aside quinoa
Directions after cooking Quinoa:
wash mushrooms and take out the steam and clean out the center
chop all your vegetables (onion, carrot, squash) and add the quinoa
sprinkle garlic powder, nutritional yeast, pepper and salt also, add chopped finely garlic and onion chives into the mixture and mix.
Stuff the mushroom with the mixture stuffing without breaking the mushrooms
oil the backing dish and preheat the oven to 325-350
place the stuffed mushrooms in the baking dish and cover with foil.
once oven is hot, bake for 2–25 minutes.
in the meantime, place lettuce, basil, tomato and sprouts on the dinner plates…
once mushrooms are cooked,
place them on the plate and serve hot.
04 May 2012
in Meat Alternatives, Vegan Baking, Vegan Main Meals, Vegan Pestos and Sauces
Tags: alphebet pasta, blog, broccoli, brocoli, Casserole, cheese, cheeze, Chicken, cooking, Dinner, excellent, feel good, fresh herbs, garlic, home cooked, home-made, homemade, kid, kids friendsly, meals, meat alternative, Nutritional Yeast, Pasta, Quick, Recipe, seasons, Vegan, Vegetarian, warm, wife
VEGAN “Chicken” & Broccoli CASSEROLE
2 lbs. fresh broccoli crowns, cut into spears
2 cups of “cheeze” melted and mixed with veggie broth – please ask me if you have questions.. (or if not vegan, any cheese sauce)
3-4 cups strips of any vegan “chicken” or “turkey” substitute, soaked in a HOT “chickeny” broth
6 cloves garlic, chopped
fresh cut herbs
salt and freshly ground pepper
2 cups or so of cooked alphabet pasta – FUN for the KIDS!
1 T. lemon juice- add to the cheese mix
2 cups bread crumbs
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
Spread the chopped broccoli in the bottom of 1/9 x 13″ baking pan. Cover that with the “chicken” sub and pasta. Sprinkle with salt and grind pepper, garlic, onion salt.. any other spices that you like over that to taste add fresh cut herbs to the mix.
Spread the vegan “cheese” over the top
Sprinkle evenly with the breadcrumbs and then spread and push down so some of the breadcrumbs are in the “cheese”.
Bake for 20 minutes and serve hot.
12 Apr 2012
in Meat Alternatives, Soy Beans & Tofu, Vegan Baking, Vegan Main Meals, Vegan Marinades, Vegan Side Dishes, Vegan Soups
Tags: alternative, ASian cooking, Best, blog, broth, Brussels Sprouts, carrots, celery, cooking, Easy, excellent, garlic, ginger, healthy, hoisen, homemade, kitchen, KristaLawhon, marianated, noodles, Recipe, somen, Vegan, Vegetables, Vegetarian
Somen Noodle Soup with Marinated baked tofu and veggies and homemade broth
For the broth
Zest of 1 lime
2 garlic cloves, smashed
2-inch piece ginger, cut into coins
½ of a large red onion, sliced
sprigs of fresh herbs
1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and sliced (i left this out)
salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 tbsp. Bragg’s or soy sauce
1 tbsp. light brown sugar
For the tofu
Juice of 1 lime
2 tbsp. soy sauce
1 tbsp. rice vinegar
1 tbsp. sesame oil
2 tsp. hoisin sauce
2½ tsp. light brown sugar (if it’s dark, use less)
1-inch piece ginger, peeled and grated or finely minced
1 pound extra firm tofu, blotted dry – drain as much water out with breaking the loaf… (I can teach you how.. just reply) and cut into small cubes
For the soup
6 ounces somen noodles
½ red onion, thinly sliced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and finely diced (again, I didn’t use this)
1 1-inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled and grated or finely minced
2 medium carrots, sliced
1 celery stick
5 – 10 Brussels sprouts, cut into four
Make the broth
Put all ingredients except for the soy sauce and brown sugar in a large saucepan. Pour in 8 cups of water and add a large pinch of salt and a few grinds of pepper. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat and allow to simmer for 30 minutes. Cool slightly, then strain out and discard the solids. Stir in the Bragg’s or soy sauce and brown sugar. Adjust seasoning as necessary. Keep warm over low heat.
Make the tofu
Preheat the oven to 400ºF.
Mix together the marinade in a medium baking dish. Stir in the tofu, coating well with the marinade. Allow to sit out at room temperature for 30 minutes, tossing occasionally to make sure the tofu is coated with the marinade. Place in the oven, uncovered, and allow to bake until all the marinade is absorbed and the tofu is getting a slight crisp to it, about 35 minutes. Toss the tofu once or twice in the baking process so that all the pieces come into contact with the pan. Remove tofu from the oven and allow to cool.
Make the soup
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the somen noodles and give a good stir. Cook the noodles until they are almost done, with just a slight bite, and drain. Rinse well with cold water, drain, and set aside.
Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add just enough vegetable oil to coat the bottom of the pan. Add the red onion and sauté until starting to soften, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic, jalapeño pepper, and ginger and cook for another two minutes, stirring constantly. Add the veggies and continue to cook, stirring often, until the green vegetables are crisp tender, about 5 minutes.
Place some noodles in the bottom of a deep soup bowl. Ladle on the broth. Add tofu and vegetables.
Enjoy… you may garnish with herbs, scallions and slice of jalapeño pepper.
Inspired by another recipe post.
13 Nov 2011
in Meat Alternatives, Vegan Baking, Vegan Fillings ("Cheese"), Vegan Mexican Main Meals, Vegan Pestos and Sauces
Tags: alternative, Casserole, cheese, healthy, Potato, Recipe, Vegan, Vegetarian
Potato & Broccoli Casserole
Preheat Oven to 400. Place potatoes on backing sheet and bake potatoes for 20 minutes..
Meanwhile: Blanch Broccoli – boils salty water and place broccoli in it for a minutes, then drain (keep drained water for the outdoor plants – wait til it cools) place broccoli in a bowl of ice water and keep there until later. – again, use this water for your plants too.
prepare ‘cheese’ sauce or your own handmade sauce..
Oil casserole dish… and salt the sides and bottom of dish. First layer are potatoes and then broccoli and then the herbs (you can also you chard or kale too).. poor ‘cheese’ sauce over everything and make sure that the sauce penetrates all.. soaks down to the bottom.. don’t cover
Place in oven and cook for 50 minutes.. let 10 minutes of cool time.
22 Oct 2011
in Soy Beans & Tofu, Vegan Baking, Vegan Main Meals
Tags: awesome, bake, Baking, Best, comfort food, dairy-free, Dinner, excellent, garlic, healthy, kreations, Krista Lawhon, no dairy, Pasta, Recipe, recipes, tofu, Vegan, Vegetables, Vegetarian
Oh my goodness… I was not at all in the mood to cook tonight, but I found myself motivated by the idea of a baked pasta… I looked into my fridge to see what we had in the veggie bin… and the idea hit me… this is what I did…
- olive oil
- chopped tomatoes with juice.. 2-3 tomatoes
- 1 pepper if you like – I don’t because my kids eat it..
- 1 carrot
- 1 onion
- a bit of cauliflower
- one stick of celery
- a bit of broccoli
- a zucchini / squash
- garlic – I use 5 cloves.. but that’s a lot
- herbs: fresh thyme, oregano, sage, parsley, basil, garlic chives (whatever you have)
- tofu – one block – FIRM or Extra FIRM
- red wine vinegar
- pinch of sugar
I cook my pasta with boiling water salt and a bit of oil.. drain pasta when ready and wash with cold water.. set aside
wash your veggies and cut them into bite sized pieces..
Heat the oven to 425
on the stove: Add oil to pan and saute onion and garlic for 2 minutes then add all other veggies…
cook for 5 minutes.. about maybe 8-10
add tomatoes with juice, sugar and vinegar.. saute for another 15 minutes. Then, add tofu cubes. Mix.
add veggie stock or water if it gets dry
Add pasta to the veggies… mix.. cook for 2-3 minutes..then add herbs
transfer to a baking dish.
bake at 425 for 10 minutes and lower heat to 320 and cook for 25 more minutes…..don’t let it burn!
add fresh parsley on top.. and serve..
07 Mar 2011
in Soy Milk, Vegan Baking, Vegan Main Meals, Vegan Mexican Main Meals, Vegan Side Dishes
Tags: 5 stars, Casserole, excellent, fatfreevegan, fresh, green bean, healthy, Mushroom, onions. vegetarian, Organic, Quick, Vegan
made originally by www.Fatfreevegan.com
2 quarts water
|1 tablespoon table salt
|1 1/2 pounds fresh green beans, trimmed and cut into bite-size pieces
|10 ounces mushrooms (I used a combination of regular button mushrooms and Trumpet mushrooms)
|5 cloves garlic, minced 1 tablespoon Nutritional Yeas
|generous pinch cayenne pepper
|Freshly ground pepper
|2 tablespoons flour
|3/4 cup vegetable broth (I used some of the brine from the cooked green beans)
|1/2 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
|3/4 cup soy creamer (or soy milk)
|1 1/2 slices whole grain bread
|1 tablespoon Earth Balance margarine
|pinch of salt
|pinch of freshly ground black pepper
|1 3-ounce can of French fried onions
Bring the water to boil in a large pot. While its heating, cut up the beans. Add the salt and beans to the boiling water. Cover and cook for 6 minutes. Drain beans in a colander, and then spray for a minute with cold water to stop the cooking. Let them drain in the colander, shaking every now and then to get off all the water.
Trim and discard the mushroom stems and chop the mushrooms into pieces. Spray a non-stick pan with canola oil and heat it. Add the mushrooms, garlic, cayenne, salt, and pepper. Cook until mushrooms are very soft and exude their juices. Whisk the flour into the vegetable broth and add to the mushrooms along with the sherry. Simmer, stirring, until mixture thickens. Add the soy creamer and simmer until thick, about 5 to 10 minutes. Adjust the seasonings and stir in the beans.
Put the bread, margarine, salt, and pepper into a food processor and pulse until crumbly. Pour into a bowl and add the onions. Stir to combine.
Put the green beans into an oiled casserole dish and top with mushroom sauce and the onion mixture on top of it all evenly. Bake at 375 F for about 25 minutes.
please check out my favorite recipe blog: Fat Free Vegan
06 Mar 2009
in Vegan Appetizers, Vegan Baking, Vegan Side Dishes
Tags: appitizer, artichoke, baked, basil, excellent, garlic, Hardcore Herbivore, lemon, Recipe, side dish, Vegan, Vegetarian, yummy
- 1 large artichokes
- 1 lemon
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 5-7 basil leaves, chopped
- 1-2 tablespoons olive oil
- Sea salt and fresh cracked pepper, to taste
- 1/2 cup, veggie stock
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. With kitchen scissors, trim all the sharp ends off of each leaf. Wash the artichoke well in cool water. Slice down the center to form two halves. Clean out all the fuzzy hairs and smaller leaves with a spoon then immediately rub all the cut areas with a lemon.Next combine the olive oil, basil, minced garlic, lemon juice, sea salt and fresh cracked pepper in a bowl. Mix until it becomes a paste. I rubbed it all over the artichoke halves and inside the leaves.
- Coat the baking dish with olive oil cooking spray.
- Place each artichoke half top side down in a baking dish. Pour the veggie stock in the dish and cover with a lid or tin foil.
- Bake for 45-50 minutes or until soft and tender.
06 Mar 2009
in Vegan Baking
Tags: bread, Easy, excellent, homemade, Irish, Irish Soda Bread, March 17th, Recipe, soda, St. Patrick's Day, Vegan, Vegetarian
IRISH SODA BREAD
1 1/2 cups (360 ml) plus 2 tablespoons unsweetened soymilk
1 tablespoon plus 1 1/2 teaspoons vinegar4 cups (960 ml) whole-wheat pastry flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
- Preheat the oven to 425 degrees (Gas Mark 3) and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Combine the soymilk and vinegar in a small bowl and set it aside.
- Sift the pastry flour, baking soda, and salt into a large mixing bowl. Form a well in the center, and add the soured soymilk, stirring with a large spoon until the mixture forms a dough firm enough to shape into a ball.
- Place the dough on the parchment paper and form into a circle 8 inches in diameter and about 1 1/2 inches (3.5 cm) thick. Using a knife, make cuts into the bread about 1/2 inch deep. These cuts will make it easier to break the baked bread into portions.
- Bake the bread 40 to 45 minutes or until the bread forms a golden brown, firm top and bottom crust. Serve immediately or warm gently to serve later.
14 Feb 2009
in Vegan Baking
Tags: bread, Easy, excellent, fresh, garlic, homemade, moist, Recipe, rosemary, Vegan, warm
- 3 c bread flour
- 1/3 c olive oil
- 1 packet active yeast (2 1/4 tsp)
- 1 1/2 c lukewarm water
- 1/4 c chopped fresh rosemary
- 3 – 6 cloves minced garlic
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 tsp kosher salt (or sea salt)
- 1 tbsp sugar
- In bowl, mix the water, yeast, sugar and half of rosemary.
- In separate bowl, add 1 tsp salt to flour, mix, then add flour to yeast mix, slowly, until dough is able to form ball.
- Knead on floured board for 10 mins.
- Place dough in oiled bowl, cover, let sit in warm place until doubled in size (about 1 hour).
- Mix oil, rosemary and garlic.
- Punch dough down, knead a few times to make easy to handle. Shape dough into 2 loaves, place several inches apart on baking sheet.
- Score loaves, pour oil mix on top. Sprinkle each loaf with kosher salt. Preheat oven to 350. Allow to rise for 30 minutes.
- Bake for 15 minutes, until golden.
- Tip: place a bowl of cold water in oven to make it steamy and keep things moist.