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Vegan French Dip Sandwiches

by heather
This recipe has been an evolving experiment that started with a funeral or three. My husband's grandmother, affectionately known as 'Super Grandma' passed away, two weeks after 'Super Grandpa' had died. Awhile later my mother-in-law's only brother who had been living there also passed away. After the last funeral we went to the house and began going through their belongings. In a cupboard someone found an ancient bottle of Burgundy. Super Grandma loved to golf and would often win fancy bottles of Read more [...]

Food Storage Friday: Barley and Swiss Chard Skillet Casserole

by heather
I recently found this recipe in 101 Best Vegan Foods. The first time I made, it was very bland, although unlike some vegan meals it left a satisfying feeling in my tummy. I tried it again, with a few delicious changes. Here are the results. Barley and Swiss Chard Skillet Casserole Food Storage Ingredients: 3/4 cup dry barley, soaked in water overnight and drained 1 can white beans (navy, cannelini, great northern, etc.), rinsed and drained 1 Tablespoon olive oil 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes 1/8 Read more [...]

Food Storage Friday: Black Bean and Spinach Enchiladas

by heather
I found this week's food storage experiment on Pinterest. I more than doubled the spinach and made my own enchilada sauce (which I'm not sure that I could recreate if I tried.) I think that next time I may just use Las Palmas enchilada sauce, because it is my favorite. Next time I may decrease the cheese by one cup and put sauce in the enchiladas instead of just around them. (I made these in my sun oven because it is already to hot to be cooking in St George.) Here's the original, and her picture Read more [...]

Spinach Casserole

by heather
I found this recipe in the May 2013 Family Fun magazine. I changed it a bit, we liked it and it's one that I think we will do again. It's somewhat like quiche, but with a higher percentage of veggies and it's easier to make. Next time I would definitely chop the red pepper finer than I did and perhaps even saute it with the onions and mushrooms. Spinach Casserole 1 onion, thinly sliced 4 ounces of baby bella mushrooms, sliced 1 Tablespoon olive oil 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon freshly Read more [...]

Food Storage Friday: Wheatberry, Black Bean and Mango Salad

by heather
Awhile ago I blogged about a  Black Bean, Quinoa and Mango Salad, and my hypothesis was that wheatberries would work well in place of the quinoa. This is just an update to verify that they do work well. Although you have double the dressing, because the wheatberries absorb so much of it. But it's still a cheap, easy, healthy and delicious vegan meal. Quinoa runs about $4/lb, whereas hard wheat or at least the last time I bought any is about 25 cents/lb. Quinoa is nice because it's gluten-free and Read more [...]

Veggie Gyros

by heather
This recipe came into existence by mistake. I was trying to make this recipe for Greek Feta Burgers and thought I could get away with just using bread crumbs instead of herb stuffing mix. Yeah, it didn't work. The mixture did not form patties very well and on cooking it I ended up with pan full of cooked feta, spinach and crumbles. In attempt to salvage the mess I put it on a pita with tzatiki and fresh veggies. Instant success! It has quickly become a family favorite (even for our non-Vegetarian Read more [...]

Food Storage Friday: Tortellini Soup and Breadsticks

by heather
Early this week on a cold and windy day (57 degrees is cold for St George) a friend posted a soup recipe on Facebook. I saw it and said 'That is what I am making for dinner tonight'. (Thank you, Shannon!) Since becoming a vegetarian I don't use my slow-cooker nearly as often. This needs to change. So here we are,  tortellini crock-pot soup and quick bread sticks. Super easy, relatively healthy, tastes good, uses food storage. That's how I like to roll. Tortellini Slow-cooker Soup Food Storage Read more [...]

Food Storage Friday: Apple Cinnamon Wheat Berries

by heather
This breakfast seems perfect for a cold morning. I wish that I had found this recipe a few months ago. Apple-Cinnamon Wheat Berries Food Storage Ingredients: 1 & 1/2 cups dry wheat kernels (wheat berries) 3 & 1/2 cups vanilla almond milk 1/3 cup old-fashioned oats 1 cup apple juice or water 1 tsp ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup packed brown sugar 6 Tablespoons sweetened dried cranberries 1/4 cup sliced almonds or cashews (optional) Fresh Ingredients: 1/2 Read more [...]

Encouragement for Moms of Picky Eaters

by heather
Often I feel like cooking healthy things for my family is a losing battle. Recently Thing 2 told me "I don't like anything you cook. I think you need to learn to cook new things." This from the boy who will drink water from a puddle, but won't eat vegetables. I generally feel like my efforts are mostly unappreciated. Last week I went to Thing 1's SEP with her teacher. Her teacher had given her the assignment to draw a picture of someone she admires and write a sentence why. Here's what she did: So Read more [...]

Food Storage Friday: Creamy Vegan Tomato Sauce

by heather
Ok, hear me out. I did just use creamy and vegan together and there is no tofu involved. This sauce is amazing. Basically we made our awesome tomato sauce from before and added pureed cashews. The cashews took an awesome recipe and made it even better. And it gives a little more variety to pasta. :) We tried twice, once with the roasted red peppers and once without, and honestly it tastes pretty much the same. Take home message- cashews are amazing. Creamy Vegan Tomato Sauce Food Storage Ingredients: 8 Read more [...]

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