Vegetable Chow Mein

    This is a dish I made up the other day when we were so starving! I was craving an asian type dish so this is what I came up with and we chowed down the whole pot! Please feel free to substitute any ingredients. Half of a red onion thinly sliced. I used a mandolin. (You could also use 3-4 green onions as substitute) Half of a red bell pepper thinly sliced Half of a medium jalapeño diced 2 small zucchini thinly sliced Half a head of white cabbage thinly sliced Broccoli cut up into small florets 2 small carrots, shredded 1 inch piece of grated ginger root Chopped cilantro 1 large garlic clove thinly sliced 1-2 teaspoons of grated lime zest and 2 juiced limes Optional: Baked Tofu Peanut sauce and baked tofu recipes are from:  The Minimalist Baker Cook the above noodles (or your choice of noodles) according to package directions. Drain, rinse, and set aside. Rinse the pot that you cooked the noodles in and return to heat. Heat 2 tablespoons of coconut oil, add onion, red bell pepper and sauté for 2 minutes. Next add jalapeño and […]

Wheat Berry Salad

Have you ever eaten wheat berries? They are the entire wheat kernel (except for the hull), composed of the bran, germ, and endosperm. The ones I purchased were in the bulk department of a healthier chain grocery store. Measure 2 cups of dry berries, then rinse. Cook them in a pressure cooker for 45 minutes (including the time it takes for the cooker to get up to pressure). Once the cooker is cooled and ready to open, let them sit for another 20 minutes before pouring them out into a mesh strainer, rinsing with cold water and left in a bowl to cool down. Then pour 1-2 tablespoons of good quality olive oil and mix. Place in the refrigerator, and while they are chilling chop the remaining ingredients to add to the salad. Chopped green onion Diced red bell pepper Chopped sun-dried tomatoes (not in oil) Sliced zucchini Fresh chopped Italian parsley Fresh chopped basil more olive oil Cubed sheep milk feta Raw pine nuts Now, make a red wine vinegar dressing to pour over the salad.   2 cloves pressed garlic 1 tsp Dijon mustard 1/2 tsp dried oregano […]

Vegan Corn Chowder

Yesterday we had a fun homemade vegetarian dinner with our friends Shawn and Clyde! Living in California and cooler than usual weather I decided to make this corn chowder. I knew how I wanted it to taste but had never made one before. After perusing the internet and reading different fabulous sounding recipes this is what I came up with! Ingredients: 1 medium sweet yellow onion diced 2 cloves fresh garlic pressed 2 ribs of celery diced 1 carrot diced 1/2 large red bell pepper diced 1/4 of a large jalapeño diced 1 green pasilla chile roasted 3 Yukon Gold potatoes cubed 2 1/2 cups frozen organic corn thawed 1 can organic coconut milk 1 qt. organic vegetable broth Aztec Sea Salt & fresh ground pepper to taste Here is what you do to bring these ingredients together. Sauté onion in 1 tablespoon of coconut oil after 3 minutes add the rest of chopped veggies. Red pepper, garlic, celery, carrot and salt/pepper after they are translucent about 5-8 minutes on medium heat add cut up potatoes and sauté for another 5 minutes then pour in the vegetable broth and can […]