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Savory Italian-Style Zucchini and Chickpea Dish

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Italian-Style Zucchini and Chickpeas

I use all organic ingredients for health as well as flavor.

Makes 8 cups
Prep Time: 20-25 minutes
Servings: varies
Serving Size: varies

Ingredients: 
2 Tbls. Avocado oil
1 onion, chopped (1 cup)
1 large red pepper, chopped (1 1/2 cup)
6 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp. dried oregano
1/2 tsp. dried thyme
3 medium zucchini, halved lengthwise
and cut into 1/4 inch slices (4 cups)
8 fresh basil leaves, chopped
1 cup Yummy Vegan Pasta Sauce
1 Tbls. red wine vinegar
1 tsp. Redmond’s Sea Salt
fresh ground pepper to taste

Making It:
1. Heat avocado oil in a extra large skillet or pot over medium
heat. Add the next five ingredients (through thyme); cook 10
minutes, stirring often and if needed add little water, 1-2 Tbls.
to prevent sticking.

2. Add zucchini and basil leaves; cook 10 minutes more or until
zucchini is tender. Stir is garbanzo beans, pasta sauce, vinegar,
sea salt and dash of pepper. Heat through. Serve immediately.

Alternatives:  Be creative.
*In place of red bells, I use 1 1/2 cups chopped broccoli.
*Eliminate the avocado oil and use filtered water instead.

This recipe has been revamped from the Forks-Over-Knives
Magazine version, but just as savory. This has been a weekly
meal in our house, and so simple to make. Leftover pasta sauce
is also a staple for this recipe.
*Look for 6-7 inch zucchini for best results, the larger ones
have more seeds and less flavor.

A dance of flavors…for all to Enjoy!
Marie


Tortilla Night!

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Tortilla Night Assemble

Tortilla Night Assemble

Servings: 2-4
Prep Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients:
*Use all organic ingredients for best flavor and better health.

1 medium zucchini, peeled and shredded
1 medium carrot, peeled and shredded
1/2 bell pepper, chopped (optional)
2 Tbls. Italian dressing
Italian Basil Salad Dressing
2 tsp. Redmond’s Sea Salt, (divided)
2 Avocados, mashed
3 vine-ripened medium tomatoes, chopped (divided)
3 Tbls. onion, chopped fine
1 tsp. dry cilantro, or 1 Tbsp. fresh, chopped fine.
1/3 cup organic sliced black olives (optional).
May add shredded some non-dairy cheese as topping.
Variation:
*Package of 8, Non-GMO organic white corn tortillas
(they are lighter than the yellow corn tortilas.)
if desired.

Prep:
Preheat oven to 260 F.
Assemble and prepare all the vegetables in their
separate bowls.

Making It:
1. In a large bowl shred the zucchini and carrots, add the bell
pepper and Italian dressing with 1 tsp. sea salt. mix well set
aside.(optional, may also add 1 tsp. cilantro if.)
2. In another bowl mash the 2 avacados, and add 1 chopped tomato,
and 1/2 tsp. sea salt. Mix together and set aside.
3. In the third bowl, add 2 chopped tomatoes, the chopped onion,
cilantro, and 1/2 tsp. sea salt. Stir until mixed and set aside.
4. Just before serving, squeeze and drain as much liquid from the zucchini
bowl and also the tomato/onion bowl. (It will be less messy to eat.)

Assembling:
Assembling is the fun part.
On a wire rack heat the tortillas for 6 minutes.
When done just put a layer from each bowl onto each tortilla.
I start with Avocado, then zucchini, tomatoes and olives.
The choice is yours, do your own thing and have fun!

Tortilla Night mmm

Enjoy!!
Marie


Black Bean Soup

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Black Bean Soup

I use all organic ingredients for health as well as flavor.

Servings: 6
Serving Size: 1 1/2 cups
Prep Time: 20-25 minutes
Cooking Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:
1 1/4 cup dried black beans
1 Tbsp. avocado oil
1 garlic clove, minced
1 medium onion, chopped
1 bell pepper (any color), chopped
1 cup celery, chopped
3 vine-ripe tomatoes, cut into chunks
2 limes, freshly-squeezed
1 Tbsp. chili powder
1 tsp. cumin
2 tsp. coriander
1 tsp. Redmond’s Sea Salt
dash white pepper
(or for extra kick 1/8-to 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper)
2 cups filtered water
1 cup fresh cilantro leaves

Prep ahead:
1.  Soak beans covered in 4 cups filtered water.
2. Next day, when ready to cook, drain and rinse beans, put in a pot,
cover with 3 cups filtered water, cover and place on burner
to boil,  then immediately turn down heat to low and simmer
for 45 minutes. Don’t peek!
3. When cooked, drain and set aside.
4. Assemble and chop all the vegetables and set aside.

Making It:
1. In large pot, pour in the avocado oil, turn on heat and put in the chopped
onion, garlic, celery, bell pepper. Sauté until onion is translucent.
2.  Add the chopped tomatoes and the spices to the pot. Stir and heat for for
5 minutes. Then add the beans and stir until well mixed. Stir in the lime juice
and water.
3.  Ladle out 2 scoops and pour into a blender along with the cilantro leaves.
Blend one to two minutes. then pour back into the soup pot.
4.  Allow the soup to boil and turn heat to low cooking for 20 minutes for flavors
to blend.
5.  Garnish with cilantro if desired and serve with a hearty dinner salad.
This soup is filling, surprisingly a little goes a long way.

Enjoy!
Marie


Yummy Vegan Pasta Sauce

Vegan Pasta Sauce

Vegan Pasta Sauce

Makes approx.: 4 cups of sauce
Servings: varies
Serving size: varies

Ingredients:
6 organic sun-dried tomatoes soaked for 1 hour.
    (optional, used for adding richness and thickness).
6 large organic Roma tomatoes
10 fresh basil leaves
1 tsp dried oregano or 1 sprig of fresh
1 tsp. sea salt
1 Tbs. unsalted organic butter or extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup chopped onion
1/3 cup chopped mushrooms
1/2 Tbs. minced or chopped garlic clove

Making It:
1.   Sauté the onion, garlic, and mushrooms in the butter or oil until tender. (Unless you desire a raw sauce)
2.  Add the first five ingredients to the food processor. Pulse
until chunky.
3.  Add the onion/mushroom mixture to the food processor and pulse about 20-30 seconds. Serve on top of pasta or polenta.

There are so many variations to this sauce, cooked or all raw.

Have fun and enjoy!

Marie


Savory Cabbage and Caraway

Savory Cabbage and Caraway

Savory Cabbage and
Caraway

Servings: 6
Serving Size: 2 cups
Prep Time: 45 minutes

Ingredients:
3-4 Tbs. organic unsalted butter
and or avocado oil(I use both)
1/2 head (large) cabbage, thinly sliced
1 carrot, shredded
1/2 red bell pepper, diced
1 medium organic onion, thinly sliced
1 tsp.sea salt
1-2 tsp. caraway seed
1 tsp. dill
dash pepper
1/2 tsp. lemon zest (optional)
2 Tbs. freshly squeezed organic
lemon.

Prep:
Prepare the cabbage, onions, carrots.and bell pepper.
Squeeze the lemon juice.
Assemble the rest of the ingredients.

Making It:
1.  In a large pot, melt 2 Tbs. butter/oil over medium heat.
Stir in onions, carrots, bell pepper stirring frequently,
for 5-10 minutes. Onions should be very limp.

2.  Stir in the remaining butter/oil.  Stir in
the cabbage. Raise the heat to medium high. Cook for
20 minutes, stirring frequently from top to bottom so
the cabbage wilts evenly.

3.  Stir in the caraway seed, dill, sea salt, pepper, and
lemon juice. Stir well for 1 minute and serve.
Serve with corn bread or unleavened bread.  or
baked hushpuppies.

Enjoy!
Marie


Homemade Vegan Hummus

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Homemade Vegan Hummus

Homemade Vegan Hummus

This recipe has been altered from Hallelujah Acres version.
I use all organic ingredients for health as well as for flavor!

Serving Size: Makes approximately 2 cups
Servings: Varies
Prep Time: 10-15 minutes

Ingredients:
16 oz. can garbanzo beans (drained and rinsed)
3 Tbs.fresh almond butter
1/4 cup lemon juice (freshly squeezed)
1 Tbs. extra virgin cold pressed olive oil
2 medium garlic cloves (peeled)
1 tsp. Redmond Sea Salt
1/2 to 1 tsp. cumin
pinch white pepper
1 tsp. raw or dried chopped parsley (optional)

Making It:
1. In a food processor place the garlic and run until well  minced.
2.Then place the garbanzo beans and process for 20 seconds.
3. Scrape sides into the middle and add the rest of the ingredients.
4. Process until well mixed and creamy.
5. Transfer to glass bowl, sprinkle with parsley, cover and refrigerate until ready to  serve.
* Serve with a big plate of cut up raw fresh veggies.

Enjoy!

Marie


Quinoa Mushroom Stuffing

Quinoa Mushroom Stuffing

Quinoa Mushroom Stuffing

For those allergic to breads this is a perfect substitute.
Please use only organic ingredients for flavor and health.

Servings:   6-8
Serving Size: 2 cups
Prep Time: 15-20 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients: 
2-3 Tbs. unsalted organic butter
1/2 small onion, chopped fine
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 stalks celery, chopped fine
8 white mushrooms, chopped fine
1/2–1 cup green peas, or fresh
collard greens, chopped.
1-2 tsp ground sage
1 tsp Redmond Sea Salt
dash white pepper

Prep Ahead: Put in a medium size bowl,  1 cup multicolored Quinoa, and 2 1/2 cups filtered water. Soak for 1-2 hours.

Making It:
1. To cook quinoa, drain and rinse through a large mesh strainer, put the quinoa in a saucepan and add 2 1/2  cups of filtered water. Cover and bring to boil, turn heat to low and cook 20 minutes.
2.  While the quinoa is cooking, melt butter in a large skillet, put in the onions, garlic, and celery stir and cover a medium heat cook 5 minutes or until onions are soft.
3.  Add mushrooms, peas, sage, sea salt, and pepper. Cook another 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. When the quinoa is finished cooking,  add it into the skillet ingredients. Stir until thoroughly mixed.

ENJOY!

MARIE


Stuffed Acorn Squash

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Stuffed Acorn Squash

Servings: 2
Prep Time: 10-20 minutes
Cooking Time: 1 hour

Ingredients:
1 Acorn squash, washed, cut in half length-wise
clean out the membranes and seeds
1/2 cup carrots, chopped
1/2 cup broccoli, chopped
1/4 cup celery, chopped
1/4 cup onion, chopped
1/4 cup quinoa and 1 cup filtered water
1 Vine ripe tomato, chopped
1 Tbls organic unsalted butter
1 tsp lemon juice, fresh squeezed
2 Tbls filtered water
1/2 tsp Sea salt
pepper, to taste
1/2 tsp ground sage
1/2 tsp marjoram

Prep Ahead:
1. Preheat oven to 375 F.
2. Line an baking sheet with parchment paper. Place
cut and cleaned squash cut side down, and bake
45 minutes or until squash is nearly tender.
3. Prepare and cook the quinoa. Put in a saucepan,
1/4 cup of quinoa and 1 cup of filtered water, allow
to boil and turn to simmer covered for 20 minutes.
4. Assemble all the spices and veggie ingredients,
chop up all the veggies. Set aside.
5. Squeeze the lemon juice and set aside.

Making It:
1. Meanwhile, in a large skillet sauté the chopped
vegetables in the butter for 4-5 minutes. Add
the filtered water to the veggies as well as the
spices, salt and pepper. Stir frequently until veggies
are tender. Add tomatoes, cooked quinoa, and lemon
juice.
2. Spoon the quinoa mixture into the inverted squash
halves. Bake 10-15minutes or until squash is tender.

This recipe may be doubled or tripled to feed a larger
group of people.

ENJOY!

Marie


Vegan Stuffed Red Peppers

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Vegan Stuffed Red Bell Peppers

Serving Size: 1 stuffed pepper
Servings: 4
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 90 minutes total for rice
and peppers to finish.       

Ingredients:
4 organic red bell peppers
2 1/4 cup filtered water
1 cup organic wild brown rice
3 tsp. ground sage, divided
2 Tbs. organic, unsalted butter
1 cup organic sweet onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
2 sticks organic celery, chopped
5 large mushrooms, chopped
1 tsp. Redmond Sea Salt
Sun-dried tomato catsup

Prep Ahead for Rice:
In medium pot put the rice, 2 1/4 cup water and 1 tsp. sage. Stir and cover, bring to boil and then turn on low, time it 45 min. and ignore (don’t remove the lid to check or anything it’ll be fine for 45 min.)

Prep Ahead for Peppers:
Prepare a large pot with water to cover the peppers and add 2 tsp. salt to the water. Meanwhile cut small area off the top of peppers and clean out the seeds and membranes, wash/rinse inside and out. (Don’t throw away the good part of the tops, clean them up and use to cut up the peppers into your salad). When water is boiling put in the peppers and cook 5 minutes, and then drain upside down and set aside.

Prep Ahead for Stuffing:
In large skillet sauté onion, garlic, and celery in the butter for about 5-8 minutes on medium heat until onions are soft. Add the mushrooms, sea salt, and 2 tsp. sage. Cover and cook for 10-15 minutes longer. Add the cooked rice and mix well.

Preheat oven to 375 F.

Making It – Stuffing the peppers:
Take the blanched peppers and place upright in a casserole dish. Fill the peppers lightly with the rice and mushroom mixture. Top with the sun-dried catsup. Cover loosely (tent-style) with foil. (or use a ceramic casserole dish with lid) Bake total of 40 minutes, but the last 15 minutes remove the lid.

Serve with extra catsup on the side if desired.
Serve with a side vegetable and tossed salad.

Enjoy!

Marie


Baked Falafel

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Baked Falafel

Baked Falafel

Serving Size: 10 patties
Servings:
varies
Prep Time:
45 minutes

Ingredients:
1/2 onion, quartered
1 1/2 cloves of garlic
3/4 cup raw dried, garbanzo beans,
soaked over night
1 Tbs. tahini
1/2 Tbs. fresh lemon juice
1/2 Tbs. extra virgin olive oil
1/2 tsp. ground cumin
1/2 tsp. Redmond Sea Salt
1 Tbs dried parsley or 1/4 cup fresh

Prep Ahead:
Soak the garbanzo beans overnight.

Making It:
Preheat oven to 400 F.
1. Process the garlic and onion in a food processor until well chopped.
2. Add drained and rinsed garbanzo beans to processor with the rest of the ingredients. Process until well mixed and fairly chopped but not pureed.
3. Scoop out and pat into 10 patties and place onto parchment-lined baking sheet.
4. Bake for 25-30 minutes, flip over after 18 minutes. (OR sauté the patties in a skillet for 5 minutes on each side.)

Serve with Ranch Dressing.

Enjoy!
Marie