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.
06 Mar 2012
in Meat Alternatives, Vegan Appetizers, Vegan Main Meals, Vegan Side Dishes, Vegan Snacks
Tags: 5 star, blog, Bragg;s, Carrot, celery, Chicken, diet, Easy, excellent, fake, friendly, healthy, kid, kids, Krista Lawhon, lunch, meat alternative, Nutritional Yeast, Quick, Recipe, salad, sandwich, simple, TVP, Vegan, veganasie, Vegetarian, Yeast
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.
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..
23 Sep 2011
Tags: cooking, Dinner, hardcore, healthy, herbivore, Krista Lawhon, Quick, recipes, Vegan, Vegetables, Vegetarian
Krista’s Mushroom Potato Stew – Slow Cook’n
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..
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.
04 Aug 2011
in Custom T-Shirt Blankets, Kristas' Kreations, My Etsy Shop, Reduce Reuse Recycle, sewing
Tags: bands, Blanket, college, cousil, Creative, custom, Etsy, for her, for him, greek letters, greek system, groups, heirloom, high school, Ideas, keepsake, Krista Lawhon, memory, mothers, music, parents, press release, quilt, recycle, reuse, Sew, sewing, sports, t-shirts, tee shirts, travel, Unique, up cycle, upcycle
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:
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…
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. .
– 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…
18 Apr 2011
in Meat Alternatives, Soy Beans & Tofu, Vegan Main Meals
Tags: 5 stars, around the world, Cabbage Rolls, carrots, excellent, garlic, healthy, Krista Lawhon, lifestyle, lupus, mushrooms, Recipe, Rice, tofu, tomato dill sauce, Vegan, Zucchini
Veggie, Tofu & Rice Cabbage Rolls with Tomato Dill Sauce
- 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)
- 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
Combine all ingredients and heat on low heat until ready – poor on top
09 Apr 2011
in Kristas' Kreations, My Etsy Shop, Reduce Reuse Recycle, sewing, Shon Lawhon
Tags: at-home mom, blog, Creative, custom, custom t shirt blankets, Etsy, gift, Krista Lawhon, little business, memory blankets, memory quilt, new, Oprah, personal, promote, recycle, reuse, small business, t shirt blanket, t shirt blankets, t-shirt memory quilts, t-shirt quilt, tee shirt blanekts, Unique
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.
and my etsy shop:
I am open and flexible. please contact me at anytime..
thank you and big hug.