Saturday, December 04, 2010

French Lentil Soup (from Epicurious)

3 tablespoons of extra virgin oil
2 cups of chopped onions
1 cup of chopped celery stalks
1 cup of chopped carrots
2 garlic cloves, chopped
4 cups or more of veg broth
1 and 1/4 cups of lentils (drained, rinsed)
1 and 1/4 cups of diced tomatoes
balsamic vinegar

saute celery, carrots, garlic about 15 min
add broth, lentils, tomatoes, bring to boil
simmer until lentils are tender (35 min)

blend about 2 cups and add more broth if you want it thinner
season with salt pepper or vinegar

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Garlicy Alternative to Mayo (no eggs)

1 head of garlic (the whole thing-not the individual cloves)
1 tablespoon of sea salt
1/2 cup of lemon juice
1 cup of vegetable oil
1 cup of olive oil (not virgin)

Put in jar, use a hand blender and blend until mayonnaise consistency! Sooooo good....

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Couscous and Lentil Salad

This is from a organic supermarket that I like to tasty:

Cous-cous, brown lentil, carrot, red onion, green onion, ginger, garlic, tamari, lemon juice, sunflower oil, sea salt, pepper and h& s....


Saturday, August 21, 2010

Pine nut, basil quinoa

This is a very healthy vegan recipe from an book called " The Kind Diet" by Alicia Silverstone...

1 cup quinoa
handful of fresh basil
1/2 cup pine nuts (pretty pricy but worth it)
sea salt
1 table spoon of oil

Prepare the quinoa by boiling 2 cups of water.
Add the quinoa, let it boil again and then cover it
Let it soak up the water (about 5-20 minutes)
*this is good because it will remove the bitter taste

while the quinoa is cooking, put the pine nuts on the sauce pan and roast until brown (about 6 min)

chop the basil

Mix all the quinoa, basil, pine nuts and oil. Add a pinch of sea salt and voila!

Tasty, healthy and filling vegan dish...

When the quinoa is done, just mix pine nuts basil,

Friday, August 06, 2010

Squash rice rolls

Bake squash with a bit of oil and then salt when done.*

Find rice wrap papers and dip in water.

Find lettuce, mint, etc.

Wrap all in rice wrap and dip with fish sauce or peanut sauce. Sooo healthy and tasty.

*If you don't like squash you can use fried egg with green onions,etc.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Green Onion Pie (less fat version :P)

This recipe is from one of my dear friends who cooked it one day when I was over. It's much simpler and healthy from the traditional Green Onion Pie.

Just mix

3 eggs
4-5 chopped green onions
2 cups of water**
3/4 cup of flour **

**The water and flour can vary depending on how thick or thin you would like the texture. More water for thinner pancake and less for thicker or more flour for thicker pancake,etc. (You get the point).

Put oil in frying pan and fry like omellete. When finished, a suggested dipping sauce is red vinegar. Tasty tasty. But you can dip it with maggie sauce or soya sauce too. Or get get creative and dip with something and share it by posting a comment :)


Saturday, July 03, 2010

Yummy Mozzarella Sticks!

There was this book called Deceptively Delicious that I bought which includes all easy recipes for kids. Sooo good.


Shredded mozzarella
Bread crumbs (whole wheat is healthier)
Sesame Seeds and flax seeds
oil spray

Put the bread crumbs, seseme seeds and flax seeds together in a bowl. This will be what to coat the cheese sticks.

Steam the califlower for it to be soft and then blend it to make a puree.

Grate the mozzarella

Mix the mozarella with the Califlower puree and then shape into sticks.

Cover in the bread crumb mix and wrap each stick in tin foil or wax paper. Place in freezer for 20 minutes so they become firm.

Take out a frying pan and spray with oil spray. Then on medium heat place some olive oil or whatever oil and then fry the cheese sticks for about 4 minutes or until golden brown.

Enjoy! Mmmmm.

Monday, April 12, 2010

A Caloric Guilt inducing pleasure

Okay, this is quite the tasty conconction.

Cheese/Onion Bread + poached egg + mayonnaise. Soo good.