Mushroom Risotto

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  • 2 handfuls of arborio rice
  • mushrooms
  • 2 onions 
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • splash of cider vinegar
  • mixed herbs 
  • 1 heaped tablespoon stock 

Usually I would add a tablespoon of nutritional yeast but I ran out of it making vegan parmesan (it was worth it) to top the risotto. I found this recipe in Vegan on the cheap recipe book. Which all you need to do is pop nutritional yeast, ground almonds and a pinch of salt into a blender then whiz. To start the risotto, fry mushrooms and onions in a large frying/risotto pan. Once softened add the rice and a little oil, stir in herbs and garlic and splash in the cider vinegar cooking for a few minutes. Then I added the stock powder to the mix and poured boiled water over the rice to cover and bring to the boil stirring regularly. I may have covered the rice 4 times with water until creamy. Now my chocolate treat! I bought this today from The Unicorn Grocery. This is one on my favourite chocolates to eat, it is perfect! Its a Raw Chocolate Pie with himalayan salt bar! Wow, every time I eat one I say I could have one of these each day for the rest of my life. Really should branch out to other flavours but I keep going back to this one. Maybe one day I will treat myself to a gift or bulk pack they do and try not to eat them all in one go! 

found at http://madamesew.wordpress.com/2013/09/04/mushroom-risotto-and-a-chocolate-treat/

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Homemade Tomato Sauce

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Ingredients

  • 4 lbs tomatoes, washed
  • 2 cloves garlic (I used about 5…. I love garlic)
  • 1/2 large onion, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 3 basil leaves (I used fresh from my garden, or you could do 1.2 tsp dried)
  • 1 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper

Directions

Put all ingredients in crockpot (the tomatoes can go in whole!) Cook on low for about 6 hours, stirring occasionally. Once the tomatoes have broken down. Put the tomatoes and juice in a food processor and blend until smooth (or whichever consistency you want.)

Now, you could put it back in the crockpot and cook uncovered until it reaches the desired consistency. I put it on the stove to it would boil off faster. either way, let it cook until it has reached the consistency you would like for your sauce!

found at http://kateatskale.wordpress.com/2013/09/04/crockpot-homemade-tomato-sauce/

Tahini Granola

Serves: 6 to 8

 Ingredients

  • 2 cups gluten-free rolled oats
  • ¼ cup tahini
  • ⅓ cup maple syrup
  • ¾ cup raisins
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
 

 

Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl, mix the oats, raisins and cinnamon. In a separate, smaller bowl, whisk the tahini and maple syrup until they are well mixed.
  3. Add the tahini mixture to the oats and stir until everything is coated. Spread the granola out onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silpat.
  4. Bake for 30 minutes, stirring halfway. The granola will crisp up as it cools. Allow it to cool completely before transferring to a sealed container.

found at http://www.sondibruner.com/2012/10/25/tahini-granola/

Creamy Vegan Potato Salad

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To serve 6

Vegan, Gluten Free

500g New Potatoes
1 Avocado
1 tspn Olive Oil
1/2 tspn Red Wine Vinegar
Salt and Pepper
1 tspn Wholegrain Mustard
1 Red Onion
1 Small bunch of Dill

Wash the potatoes and cut them in half, quarters if they are big, and boil in a large saucepan for 10 minutes until tender. Drain and season with some salt and pepper whilst warm. Leave them to one side to cool down.

Peel and de stone the avocado then roughly chop and put in a blender with the oil, vinegar and seasoning.

Finely chop the onion and dill and put in a bowl with the blended avocado and mustard. Tip the potatoes into the bowl and mix until all the potatoes are coated. Taste and add more salt or pepper if required.

found at http://veghotpot.wordpress.com/2013/09/04/creamy-vegan-potato-salad/

Almond, Quinoa and Pumpkin Seed Bread

Almond, Quinoa & Pumpkin Seed Bread

Makes one loaf

– 2 and a 1/2 cups of cold water

– 1 and a 1/2 cups of pumpkin seeds

– 1 cup of almonds

– 1 cup of quinoa flakes

– 1/2 a cup of sunflower seeds

– 1/2 a cup of flaxseeds

– 3 tablespoons of psyllium husks

– 2 tablespoons of chia seeds

– 1 tablespoon of dried mixed herbs (I used herbs de provence)

– salt

Simply place the almonds, quinoa flakes and one cup of the pumpkin seeds in a food processor and blend for a couple of minutes until a smooth flour forms. Transfer this flour into a bowl and stir in the remaining half a cup of pumpkin seeds plus the flax seeds, sunflower seeds, chia seeds, psyllium husks, dried herbs and salt. Stir the mix well before gradually pouring in the water.

You’ll then need to let the mixture sit for half an hour or so to let it fully absorb all the water and firm up. During which time you can heat the oven to 180C.

One the mix is nice and firm grease the base of a loaf tin with coconut or olive oil, pour the mix in and firmly press it down with a spoon or spatula. Then place the bread in the oven and bake for thirty-five to forty minutes, until the top begins to brown and you can pull a knife out of the middle without any mix sticking to it. Finally, slice, smoother in your favourite toppings and enjoy!

I normally store the bread in the fridge as it makes it last longer, and if you want to freeze it that works too, I normally slice it before freezing first though to make toasting easier!

recipe found at http://deliciouslyella.com/almond-quinoa-pumpkin-seed-bread/

Almond, Quinoa & Pumpkin Seed Bread

Quick Delicious Sugar-free Jam

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INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 Cup Frozen Raspberries (I used mixed black forest berries)
  • 1 TBS Chia Seeds
  • 1 TBS Raw Honey ( Use Agave nectar if you are vegan )

       METHOD:

  • Thaw out the berries (or heat them slightly on the stove if you’re in a hurry and don’t  mind the recipe not being raw).
  • Once thawed, begin to mash the berries with a fork. ( I blended the berries)
  • Stir in chia seeds and raw honey.
  • Add a bit of love ♥
  • Let sit for 5-10 minutes (thickening time)

Get creative with this recipe, you can add vanilla extract or orange zest if you wish. Eat it as you would your jam. Or straight out of the jar- guilt free.

Thanks for looking and come back soon!

found at http://oiyoufood.com/2013/08/29/healthiest-quickest-jam/

Homemade Taco Seasoning

homemade taco seasoning.

RECIPE:
2 tablespoons cumin
2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons black pepper
1 tablespoon paprika
2 teaspoons onion powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon oregano
1 tablespoon chili powder

the cumin really gives it the taco taste! i used about half of this for 2 packages of ground turkey. of course you can adjust according to your taste buds!!

found at http://gabbytrecipes.wordpress.com/2013/08/06/homemade-taco-seasoning/