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Easy Red Lentil Curry Recipe


Red lentils are great for a variety of  easy vegetarian recipes.  Great for curries, soups, veggie pate, burgers.  They are an inexpensive and delicious source of nutrients.  A source of fibre, protein, a variety of minerals like iron, manganese, and phosphorus.

Red lentils are great for easy vegetarian recipes because they cook quickly and don’t require any soaking.  This easy red lentil curry recipe is a perfect example.  As long as your spice drawer is well stocked, you are in business.  Onions, garlic, oil, spices, and lentils cooked with water topped with fresh cilantro. Continue reading

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Root Vegetable & Mushroom Risotto Recipe

There are many different mushroom risotto recipes, but not many like this.  This isn’t technically risotto.  Risotto is rice cooked  slowly in broth, and usually has parmesan cheese.  This recipe has no rice or parmesan cheese.   Then why call it risotto?  Instead of rice  and cheese I used root vegetables and nutritional yeast, but applied the same process as risotto.  This means starting with onions, the vegetables, then adding some alcohol, letting it cook off, and then adding a little bit of broth at a time until the vegetables are cooked.  I know some of you may be skeptical, but trust me this is a delicious dish.  Vegetarians can eat this as a main or side, and if you eat meat or fish this makes a great side dish.

This dish has many different flavours thanks to the different vegetables.  Just like risotto it is salty as well as creamy.  The mushrooms add another level to the already deep flavour palate presented here.   This dish may sound complicated to make for some, but I promise it is straightforward and simple.  Go ahead and try something different. Root vegetable and mushroom risotto. Continue reading

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Arugula, Orange, Strawberry, Apple Green Smoothie

If you are anything like me, you always have apples around in the kitchen at this time of year.  If you don’t you should ,because it’s apple season.  Apple are great for making green smoothies.  We all know apples are great fruits to bring with us as snacks, but why not try something different.  There are so many different uses for apples in the kitchen.  One of my favourites from childhood to this day is apple crisp.  If you missed it, check out my recent vegan cranberry apple pecan crisp recipe.

This is one recipe for an apple green smoothie, but I encourage you to experiment with different combinations of other fruits and greens.  I don’t peel the apples when blending them because I use a Vitamix, but if you don’t have a high powered blender,  I would recommend peeling the apples before blending them. Continue reading

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Vegan Strawberry, Banana, Coconut, & Spelt Pancakes

Based on the picture above you are probably asking yourself “where are the strawberries and bananas?” They are blended into the pancakes. The batter was made by blending strawberries and bananas with almond milk. A smoothie of sorts mixed with dry ingredients and made into delicious pancake batter. Strawberry banana pancakes. Yummy. Also coconut pancakes, and spelt pancakes. All together in one pancake. This pancake is loaded with nutritious as well as tasty ingredients. Not your standard pancake recipe.

What is the craziest thing you have experimented with when making pancakes?

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How Do You Make A Green Smoothie?

How do you make a green smoothie?

Stop pretending you don’t want to make green smoothies at home.  It’s ok to be weirded out by it at first. It’s nomal. I was too. Greens? In a blender? No way.

YES!!! Greens in a blender! And it tastes damn good too. Trust me. I’m a picky eater and I love green smoothies.

For all of you who have never tried to make a green smoothie at home this is for you.

If you have ever thought to yourself “I would like to try to make a green smoothie but am not sure what to do”, now is the time,  Go and get yourself some frozen strawberries, a banana, some spinach and some water and throw it in the blender. Boom. Green smoothie. That easy.

Don’t put it off any longer.

Just do it. Throw the goodness in the blender and turn it on. It’s easy, tastes good and is really good for you.

Stop pretending you don’t want to make green smoothies at home.  It’s ok to be weirded out by it at first. It’s nomal. I was too.

Get ready to discover the world of green smoothies.

Spinach Strawberry Banana Green Smoothie

1 banana

5 strawberries (frozen or fresh if in season)

1 bunch of spinach, ends of stalks removed

1 or 1 1/2 cups of water

Combine all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Amount of water used will depend on your preference for a thicker or thinner consistency of smoothie.

Enjoy.

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Vegan Gluten-Free Buckwheat Pancakes

Gluten-Free

Is there a day that goes by that you don’t hear those words. Everybody is eating gluten-free.  It seems as those gluten is the new devil.  I hear people asking me, “but isn’t gluten bad?”.  People avoid gluten the way they feared carbohydrates during the atkins craze.

People still fear carbs for that matter.  “Can’t eat that whole-wheat bread or those wholesome potatoes, they are carbs.  They will make me fat.”  Sure, sure, but that chocolate bar, brownie and candy your eating is ok.

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