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28th-Nov-2016 07:22 am - Potato and savoy cabbage casserole
baking
This potato and savoy cabbage casserole is a great dish for the winter time - hearty, savoury and delicious! I have used mushrooms and bell pepper to enrich my casserole a bit, but you can use any vegetable you like. You can find the recipe and more photos here.

Potato and savoy cabbage casserole gluten free

Ingredients
~200 g potatoes
pinch of salt
100 g mushrooms
1/4 of a savoy cabbage
1 bell pepper (red or orange)
oil of your choice for frying
~100 ml full-fat coconut milk
1/2 teaspoon paprika spice
1/2 teaspoon chili spice
half a lemon

Instructions
1. Peel and cube the potatoes and cook in salted water until almost done.

2. Meanwhile, heat up your preferred oil in a large pan. Chop mushrooms, savoy cabbage and bell pepper and add to the pan. Fry on medium heat until tender.

3. Add ~100 ml of hot water to the pan and the spices. Add ~100 ml of full-fat coconut milk and stir until well-mixed. Now drain your potatoes and add to the pan, stirring again. Reduce to low heat and add the juice of half a lemon.

4. Continue to simmer until everything is cooked. Serve warm and enjoy!
16th-Nov-2016 07:17 pm - Holiday Card Time!!!!
Hello there, my beautiful friends!  If you are interested in any sort of holiday card (and I mean any holiday), please PM me your address, and I will send you one!  Unless you are already on my list and you probably know who you are!  Unsure?  Let me know!  Of course all my cards are vegan and ethical.  Do you feel like you need more information about vegan and ethical card companies?  Let me know and I will send you some info, even you do not wish to exchange a card!

Or just send me a card and I will send one back at
Stephanie Lane Martin
PO Box 155
Lexington, KY 40588-0155
USA

Happy Holidays!  Sending good vibes your way!
Ingredients:

  • Chopped Cabbage : 2 Cups

  • Chana dal (split bengal gram) : 1 Cup

  • Chopped onion : 1 Cup

  • Green chilli (chopped) : 2

  • Oil : 2 tsp

  • Ginger garlic paste : 1 tsp

  • Tadka ingredients : Bengal gram,black gram,mustard and cumin seeds

  • Red chilli powder : 1 tsp

  • Coriander powder : 1tsp

  • Turmeric powder : ½ tsp

  • Salt to taste

  • 2 curry leaves

  • 1 red chilli

  • Coriander for garnishing

Preparation:

  • Soak chana dal for 30 mins.

  • Heat the oil in a pan.Add red chilli by splitting it in to half. Add tadka ingredients, Next add chopped onions.Add 1-1/2 tsp salt.Add curry leaves.Add chopped green chilli and let all saute for 2 mins.

  • Add ginger garlic paste.Add soaked chana dal and mix well. Allow this to cook for 5 mins.

  • Add ½ turmeric powder and mix it well. Add chopped cabbage and mix it well. Close with lid and cook for 10 mins on medium heat.

  • Next, Add 1 tsp red chilli powder. Add 1 tsp coriander powder. Mix well and cook it for another 10 mins.

  • Add 2 tsp of grated coconut powder. This is optional. Cook it for another 5 mins

  • Next  Switch off the flame and add coriander leaves.

  • Now Cabbage and Bengal fry is ready to serve with rice or roti.


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2. Decreased Psoriasis Symptoms

Psoriasis is a skin condition where skin becomes red, scaly, and itchy.

3. Decreased Risk of Diabetes

Need I say anymore?  Diabetes is destroying our country.

4. Reduced Risk of Developing Cataracts

Eye opening news right here.

5.Decreased Risk of Stroke and Obesity

The Number one killer in the world. (Especially in the U.S.)

Thank you Mondo Tacos for the great article.  Who knew vegetarian tacos could be so delicious and healthy?  If you are ever in the Los Angeles area I recommend giving them a shot!
21st-Feb-2016 11:10 pm - Indian Peanut Chutney


Dr. Olivia Moses - Indian peanut chutney is a wonderful condiment if you would like to add a punch of spicy to your meal! It even works as a great spread for breads and sandwiches! My Mom and I had fun making this video for you! Enjoy!
13th-Jan-2016 08:41 pm - New vegetarian
Hello,
I am new to this group.
Nice to meet you all.
Soups are always a great way to gain healthy nutrients, every age people like to eat soups, including kids. Because soup is very easy digest and it is the great way to stay warm & healthy in cold day. It is also an important part of meal in some regions.

Winter's are on our doorstep. So prepare yourself to enjoy these winter and be healthy. You don’t need to go outside in a restaurant to eat your favorite soup, now you can easily prepare your it at home.

Today I am sharing with you one of my favorite, very delicious, great in taste & healthy soup recipe called mexican zucchini soup recipe. This recipe is very easy to make in cold and rainy days and very healthy.

I hope you all like this

What needs to Prepare this:
2 cup Zucchini
Unpeeled and Sliced 1 Small Onion
Chopped 1 cup Corn Kernels
2 tbsp Green Chilies Chopped
2 cup Vegetable Broth
1 cup Milk
¼ tsp Black Pepper Powder
2-3 tbsp Cream Cheese Few Parsley or Coriander Leaves Chopped
1 Pinch Nutmeg Powder Butter for fry
Salt to taste

How to make Mexican Zucchini Soup

Step 1: Heat butter in a pan, add onion and sauté over a medium heat till the tender. Combined zucchini green chillies, corns, vegetable broth and black pepper powder, nutmeg powder.

Step 2: Mix well and cook till the zucchini became tender

Step 3: Pour milk in the pan and stir it for few minutes then add cream cheese and salt as needed. Whisk well. Cook for 10 minutes more until the cheese mixed well into the milk

Step 4: Turn off the flame. Garnish with parsley or coriander leaves.

Step 5: Serve warm

Clean and comfort simple food for all. For other soup recipe you have to visit at FoodPinup.
baking
Today was a rainy day, so it was time to indulge a bit. What better way to do this with a gratin? Here's one of my favourite recipes, simple but yummy! You can find the recipe here.

Brokkoli, cauliflower and mushroom gratin 1

Ingredients
• 1/2 broccoli head
• 1/2 cauliflower head
• 100 g mushrooms
• coconut oil for the pan
• 150 ml single cream
• 100 g cheese of your choice (in my case parmesan)
• herbs of your choice (I used dried oregano)

Instructions
1) Melt coconut oil in a pan (you can use butter or olive oil, too). Meanwhile, cut brokkoli, cauliflower and mushrooms into bite-sized pieces. Add to pan and saute for 10 minutes.

2) Pre-heat oven to 200 °C.

3) Transfer the vegetables into an ovenproof dish. Add single cream, top with half the cheese and sprinkle some herbs of your choice over it.

4) Transfer the dish into the oven and "bake" for 10 minutes. After that, add the remaining cheese and bake for another 5 minutes.

5) Serve!

Note: It might look like it won't have much taste due to the lack of spices. But cheese, especially parmesan, adds a lot of flavour on its own, so this recipe does not really need a lot more than that.
baking
Even though it's a stew, this is light enough to be enjoyed even in the summer heat. The broccoli gives it lots of vitamins and also a wonderful colour and the lentils make it a satisfying meal. This stew has only few ingredients, but is delicious, gluten-free and vegan as well. So go ahead and enjoy it! You can find the recipe and more photos here.

Brokkoli, mushroom and lentil stew 1

Ingredients

100 g green or red lentils
1 broccoli head
100 g of your favourite mushrooms
butter for the pan
150 g of chopped (tinned) tomatoes
1/2 teaspoons of paprika spice
1/2 teaspoons of your favourite dried herbs (basil, oregano, ...)


Instructions

1) Place lentils in a pot, top with water and bring to the boil. Lentils do not need any pre-soaking. Boil for 15 to 20 minutes (red lentils need less time than green lentils).

2) In the meantime, chop broccoli and mushrooms into bite-sized pieces.

3) Melt some butter in a non-stick wok or frying pan. Add broccoli and mushrooms and fry on high heat for 5 minutes. Remember to check on your lentils at this stage!

4) Add chopped (tinned) tomatoes to the broccoli-mushroom-mixture. Add paprika spice and dried herbs and mix well.

5) Your lentils should be almost done by now. Drain their water and add the lentils to your vegetables. Mix well, reduce the heat to medium and cook for another 3 to 5 minutes. Serve and enjoy while still hot!
23rd-Jul-2015 01:41 pm - Sharon Avocado Double Delight


I combined the crisp, flavorful Sharon fruits with fresh Mint and creamy seasonal Avocados. To satisfy my desire for crunchiness, I also included a lovely, gluten-free, and grain-free cookie. If you haven’t experimented with Plantain flour yet, don’t hesitate at all. As it contains no gluten, is versatile and easy to use, plantain flour will become your trusted ally to all your healthy baking.

Ingredients

Sharon Cubes and Avocado Cream

  • 2-3 Sharon Fruits, diced

  • 1 big Avocado, or two small ones, pitted

  • 3 Bunches of Mint

  • 1 Tbsp Honey

  • Juice of ½ Lemon

  • ¼ – ½ Cup of cold Water


Plantain Cookies

  • ¼ Cup Plantain Flour

  • ½ Cup Water

  • 1-2 Tbsp Coconut Sugar


Instructions

  1. Heat the oven to 180 degrees Celius. Boil ½ Cup of Water. Mix ¼ Cup of Plantain Flour with half of the hot water in a pan, over low heat. Keep working your mixture with a wooden spoon, add the Coconut Sugar and the rest of the hot water. In order to obtain an elastic, smooth dough, you might need to add a little bit more water and knead with your hands a bit.

  2. Place your cookie cutters on a baking sheet. With the help of a teaspoon, divide the mixture into your cookie cutters. I used two big ones, 7.5 cm in diameter, and I had enough dough for a smaller one as well. Remove your cookie cutters and put your cookies into the oven for about 25 minutes. Turn them around and bake them for 10 minutes more, until they get a nice color.

  3. In the meantime, scoop the Avocado and add it in your blender, together with the Mint, Honey, Lemon Juice and Water. Blend until obtaining a beautiful, creamy, and smooth texture. Keep in the refrigerator until needed.

  4. Cut your Sharon fruits into fine cubes and divide them into two or four plates. Add the Avocado cream and decorate with the Plantain Cookies. Enjoy!



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