Eggplant Hoisin

Ingredients:

4 T vegetable oil, divided use
1/4 cup hoisin sauce
3 T soy sauce, low sodium
1 T sweet soy sauce
1 T sesame oil
1 T ginger rice vinegar
1 green pepper, deseeded and cut into chunks
1 cup red onion, cut into chunks
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 t ginger, minced
4 green onions, thin sliced, white and light green only
3 small Asian eggplants, about 4 cups sliced

Serve with: brown rice and either dumplings or steam buns Read More





Ratatouille with Mushrooms and Tomatoes

ratatouilleIngredients:

3 T olive oil
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 t dried basil
1/8 t ground black pepper
1/4 t turmeric
2 twists of kosher salt
1 medium globe eggplant, cubed
1 zucchini, sliced
1/2 sweet onion, sliced
2 banana peppers, deseeded, deveined, and cut into 1inch strips
1 bell pepper, deseeded, deveined, and cut into 1 inch strips
8 oz small cremini mushrooms, rinsed, dried, and thickly sliced
2 large tomatoes, chopped, about 1 1/2 cups
2 T parsley, roughly chopped
1 t lemon juice Read More


Broccolini and Carrot Alfredo Sauce

Ingredients:carrot broccolini alfredo 2

2 cups (3/4 pound) fresh broccolini, sliced into 1 1/2 – 2 inch lengths
2 cups (3/4 pound) carrots, peeled and thinly sliced
2 T butter vegan soy based margarine
2 shallots, chopped
6 garlic cloves, chopped
3 T flour
1 T low sodium vegan instant “chicken” bouillon
1/4 t white pepper
2 cups 2% milk
6-8 oz (2%) Plain Greek Yogurt
1/2 cup grated Parmesan
2 green onions, sliced

Optional: a little salt Read More



Mushroom Bourguignon

mushroom bourguignonIngredients:

1 T grapeseed oil
3 pounds fresh mushrooms – assorted types
1 cup chopped onion
1 large carrot, peeled and chopped into small pieces
1 T butter, or use 1 T olive oil
1 T olive oil
2 tablespoon all-purpose flour
4 large garlic cloves, chopped or pressed
2 cups good Burgundy wine, or stock if you do not do wine
1 1/2 t thyme
1/4 t fresh cracked black pepper, or to taste
1 T Worcestershire, or a vegetarian soy sauce
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley Read More


Corn, Tomato, and Green Chile Soup

corn tomato chile soupIngredients:

2 T avocado oil
2 cups onion, chopped
1 red bell pepper, deseeded, deveined, and chopped
1 cup celery, chopped – include some of the delicious leaves
2 t ground ancho chile pepper
1 t ground guajillo chile pepper
1 t cumin
1/2 t ground black pepper
1/4 t ground chipotle chile pepper, or to taste
2 (14.5 oz) cans diced tomatoes
1 (4 oz) can green chiles, chopped, hot or mild
2 cups vegetable broth
1 (11 oz) can sweet corn, drained – or 1 1/2 cups frozen or fresh sweet corn
2 T cilantro, chopped, divided use

Garnish: chopped avocado, sliced jalapenos, cilantro Read More


Orzo with Peppers and Zucchini

Orzo with Veggies WMServes 8-10 as a side dish or 4-5 as the main in a multi-course meal

Ingredients:

3 bell peppers, assorted colors, de-seeded and sliced
1 onion, sliced
2 zucchini, sliced
1 T olive oil
2 cups orzo, uncooked

Dressing:

4 T olive oil
5 cloves garlic, chopped
1 t dried rosemary, or 1 T chopped fresh rosemary
1 T flat Italian parsley, chopped
1/4 t ground black pepper
2 T fresh lemon juice Read More