Quinoa Vegetable Stuffed Portobello Mushroom on a Bed of Godliness Recipe

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Ingredients:

  • 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
  • sprouts

*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.

enjoy!

“Chicken” Salad

 

Ingredients:

Directions:

Boil vegetable broth, squirt in the Bragg Amino Acids. Once boiling, add TVP and mix.. turn off flame and let the TVP soak up the broth.  Wait until the TVP cools – you can place in the fridge if you like. Once cool…

Place all ingredients together.. mix. and cool.

Enjoy.

 

 

AWESOME vegan Veggie Pasta BAKE excellent recipe

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…

Ingrediants:

  • pasta
  • 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..

Krista’s Mushroom Potato Stew – Slow Cook’n

Krista’s Mushroom Potato Stew – Slow Cook’n

Ingredients:

1 1/2 medium onion, finely chopped
5 cloves garlic, crushed or minced
4 large potatoes, scrubbed and cubed
2 carrots, pealed and chopped
1 (8 ounce) sliced organic button mushrooms
2 bay leaves
1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
2 cups water
2 tablespoons vegan Worcestershire sauce
3/4 teaspoon fresh thyme
3/4 teaspoon fresh oregano
1 teaspoon black pepper, divided
1 cup of peas… add later..

Directions:

1. Line the bottom of slow cooker with the onions. Add the garlic on top of the onions, but be sure the layer of onions is thick enough for the garlic not to fall through.

2. Add potatoes and carrots. Add the mushrooms to the top of the other vegetables. Add the bay leaves. At this point, mix in a bowl….the tomato sauce, water, Worcestershire, thyme, oregano and 1/2 the pepper in bowl. Stir well and pour over veggies.

3. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours. At the end of that time, stir cooker contents; add peas and the remaining black pepper.

T Shirt Memory Blankets Keepsake Heirloom Great IDEA!!!

hi. I have been quite busy lately and haven’t kept up my blog recently.. I would like to promise that I will get started with a weekly blog post, but can’t promise that…. (thinking.. ) ..

I wanted to show a couple of photos of my resent Memory T Shirt Blanket that I custom-made:

Heirloom Keepsake

T Shirt Memory Blanket Double-Sided

I just finished this blanket today… it’s on its way back to its rightful owner, who I hope LOVES it…

I sell thru Etsy at Krista’s Kreations

also you may email me at Krista.Lawhon@gmail.com

R u on Twitter?: KristaLawhon

Facebook?: Krista’s Kreations

What I & U do:

You can gather all kinds of items: shirts, sweatshirts, boxers, handkerchiefs, scarves, jersey’s, ..anything fabric and I will sew together a unique, custom-made memory t-shirt blanket that you can keep forever … maybe even pass down…
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Once I receive your items, I will spend time cutting them and laying them out.. I will take pictures and email them to you..and ask for approval before going on to the next step or spend time rearranging the shirts for your perfect style. .

Price includes:

- Cutting, Organization, design and Layout
- Sewing, thread, time, pictures
- Fabric(s) (if needed – for back)
- Interfacing (strengthen shirts if needed)
- Batting (1/2 inch padding)

More information: on my site or email me.. thank you and big hug…

Vegan Veggie, Tofu & Rice Cabbage Rolls with Tomato Dill Sauce Recipe

Veggie, Tofu & Rice Cabbage Rolls with Tomato Dill Sauce

Ingredients:

Cabbage Rolls:

- one head of cabbage

- 1 cup of cooked rice

-1 cup (package) of cooked (fried) tofu – spiced up with favorite spices (garlic, salt, pepper)

- A few carrots chopped to bite size

- 1 zucchini chopped to bit size

- one mushroom, chopped

- 1/4 cup of red onion, chopped

- garlic cloves, chopped (or minced)

Sauce:
- 2 tins of low sodium tomato sauce (the kind with just tomatoes…nothing fancy)
- 1 the juice of one large lemon
- 1 tsp of fresh dill
- 2 tbsp of maple syrup
- pepper to taste
- 2 tbsp of garlic powder
First boil the head of cabbage until layers come off easily, then soak layers in cold water until ready to use.
Take your veggies, onions and spices and fry in an oiled skillet just brown on both sides
combine cooked veggies with cooked rice and cooked tofu.
Spoon desired amount for each cabbage up and tuck and roll until finished.
Place the cabbage rolls in an oven sake container and cook in a preheated oven: 350 degrees for 40 minutes
for sauce:
Combine all ingredients and heat on low heat until ready – poor on top

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Biggest T-Shirt Memory Blanket yet! 9.5″ x 10′ !!! – with border

9.5 x 10 feet – with border

* thank you, Shon Lawhon for helping with the pictures..the blanket wouldn’t fit on our floor in the house.. it’s too big! So, we brought it outside and hung it over our storage garage.

These are a bunch of shirts that belong to my friends boyfriend.. I sewed them up into a huge cozy blanket for their daily use..

I also added the border in between the shirts. Look good, I think…

 

I also have available: Personal Digital Photo ‘squares’ .. you may inlcude any and all photos that you like to your memory blanket. You options are abundant. From collages to single photos.

You do not have to do the graphic work, I can do it. Just send me the pictures or email them to me.

 

I use sleeves and front logos as well. Any print that is on your items, I will use. You may include, sweatshirts, pants, dresses, flags, ribbons, hats, socks, button up, bags… anything fabric…

 

 

Once I recieve the shirts, they will get cut to the correct size for your shirts and things… then I will lay them out and take pictures.. front there, together we can rearrange, change how we (you ) see fit.

Until it’s perfect.

*picture: this is the back of this particular blanket.. but you may include on shirts on both sides if you have the amount needed.

www.kristalawhon.com

and my etsy shop:

www.kristalawhon.etsy.com

I am open and flexible. please contact me at anytime..

thank you and big hug.

 

 

Sweet Potato/Heirloom Tomato Soup Recipeggie broth

 

Sweet Potato/Heirloom Tomato Soup

ingredients:

- 3-4 sweet potatoes – pealed and roughly cut

- 2 heirloom tomatoes – chopped (saved the juice)

- 5 – 6 cloves of garlic

- 1 yellow onion – chopped

- sunflower oil (olive oil is fine)

- veggie broth (made my own) – about two cups

- coconut milk

- salt and pepper

- favorite seasonings

directions:

heat oil in pot and add onions and garlic. let cook while you stir for about 5 minutes.

add the sweet potato and tomatoes…

plus seasonings …cook for awhile.. until all tender.. add veggie water (broth) as needed… at least two cups… throughout cooking time.

blend with a mixer…

and add coconut mile in the end..

enjoy!

Vegan Jalapeno Popper! Wow, totally the BEST – and HEALTHY!

Here is Lunch Box Bunch recipe..

Party Jalapeno Poppers
vegan, makes 10 poppers

5 large jalapeno peppers, de-seeded and halved

cheese mixture:
1/4 cup vegan cream cheese
1/4 cup vegan cheddar cheese shreds

Flour Mixture:
2 Tbsp whole wheat flour
1 Tbsp Nutritional Yeast
1 tsp garlic powder
dash of chipotle powder – i didn’t use this in mine….
pinch of salt and pepper

Panko Bread Crumbs

small flat bowl of soy milk (about 1/4 cup)

1+ cups grape seed oil (you can also use canola or olive oil) – i usewd olive oil!

Directions:

1. Prep your jalapenos by halving them and carefully removing the seeds. Set aside.

2. Get your “breading” station set up. You will have a bowl for each of these: cheese mixture (fold the shreds into the cream cheese), flour mixture, panko crumbs, soy milk.

3. Start prepping your jalapenos. Here is the method: stuff with cheese, roll in milk, roll in flour, back in milk, roll in panko crumbs, set aside. Pressing the panko crumbs into the wet cheese layer really helps. Continue this process until all the jalapenos are stuffed and breaded.

4. Pour your oil into a large pot over med-high heat. Test the oil for heat-readiness by dropping one panko crumb into the oil – if it sizzles, the oil is hot enough. If you can get by with cooking all your poppers with 1 cup of oil, great. But if you want a more saturated “fry” you may need to add more.

5. Pan-fry eat jalapeno popper for about 90 seconds on each side. Flip with care.

6. Transfer poppers to a paper towels to cool for a few minutes before serving.

Happy New Year – Fresh, Clean Starts

Happy New Year! Wow… doesn’t time fly by fast…??

How exciting to march into this next year…. Positive things are happening for both Shon and me. Shon, has started Barber school and is looking forward to graduating and starting to build his own clientele. He has also gotten back together with Still Dreadful, his long term band and friends. We are looking forward to many shows!

As for me, my Etsy shop has been keeping me pleasurably busy.

I create T Shirt Blankets or as some people refer to them as Memory Quilts. Either way, I create a very special unique gift for yourself or for a loved one.. a  memorable gift… unforgettable even..

 

 

 

 

I also now include digital photos shirts:

 

 

Gather your older t-shirts from sorority, fraternity, fire academy, bands, sports, college, high-school, girls/boy scouts, Police, ANYTHING..Harley Davidson Shirts. so on…
You can gather: boxers, handkerchiefs, scarves, socks, fabric..anything fabric and I’ll sew them together in an unique, custom made t-shirt blanket that you can keep forever and cherish those memories by hugging them on the couch at night.

I take pictures of every step and ask for approval before going on to the next step.

Price includes:
- Cutting, Organization, design and Layout
- Sewing, thread, time, pictures
- Fabric(s) (if needed – for back)
- Interfacing (strengthen shirts if needed)
- Batting (1/2 inch padding)

bordering: extra $18

sashing: extra $23
I can work in payments if needed.

I except: PayPal, Personal Check, Money Order & Trade

Please ask me anything. I am open and have fun doing this. I am approachable and flexible.

You might be interested in adding a matching pillow:
http://www.etsy.com/listing/57220209/t-shirt-blanket-pillow-to-go-with-your

the extra t shirt scraps go to: http://www.etsy.com/shop/ekra
for her handmade t shirt rugs!

Here is my Etsy Shop:
www.KristaLawhon.Etsy.com

my FaceBook Page

my FB personal page

Thumbtack: all my photos and reviews

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