Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Crock Pot Madras Lentils ~ adapted from Peas & Crayons

1/2 lb dried lentils
1 14 oz can no sugar added tomato sauce
1/2 c unsweetened coconut milk
6-8 small yellow potatoes, cubed
4 T butter
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 t salt
1/2 t dried oregano
1/2 t cumin
Fresh ground black pepper, to taste
Optional garnish: greek yoghurt, fresh cilantro, red pepper flake
Water for cooking lentils, plus salt to taste

Bring 4 c salted water to a rapid boil, add lentils and cook 25 minutes. Transfer to crock pot and add remaining ingredients except garnish. Cook on high 4 hours or on low 8 hours. Serve over rice with optional garnish.

Friday, March 13, 2015

Vegetarian Lettuce Wraps

6 oz extra firm tofu
1 T canola oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 c hoisin sauce
1/2 t fresh ginger, grated
1/4 c water chestnuts, diced
2 T soy sauce
Green onions, diced (optional)
1 head iceberg lettuce

Place chunks of tofu in food processor and pulse until roughly chopped. In a medium skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add tofu and stir-fry until dry and no longer shiny. Add garlic and cook until golden, 2 to 3 minutes. Add hoisin sauce, ginger, and water chestnuts and stir well. Remove from heat and stir in soy sauce. Serve with leaves of lettuce for wrapping and diced green onion.

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Thursday, January 22, 2015

Cranberry Orange Muffins with Walnuts

3 c unbleached or whole wheat flour
2 t baking powder
1/2 t salt
1/4 c coconut oil, melted
2 T applesauce
2 eggs
1/2 c milk
1/2 c orange juice
zest of one orange
1 c chopped walnuts
1 c craisins

Preheat oven to 350. Line 12 muffin cups with cupcake liners and spray lightly with cooking spray. Mix dry ingredients, add oil, applesauce, eggs, milk, and orange juice. Stir just until combined. Fold in zest, walnuts, and craisins. Mix just until incorporated. Divide between prepared muffin cups and bake 18-20 minutes.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Chocolate-Banana Oatmeal ~ adapted from Chocolate Covered Katie

1/3 c quick cook cut oats, recommended Coach's
1 c milk
1/2 one ripe banana, mashed
2 t cocoa powder sifted
1/4 t vanilla
A few chocolate chips, just for fun

Bring milk to a mild simmer over medium heat. Stir in oats, banana, cocoa, and vanilla and cook 5 minutes stirring occasionally. Remove from heat, cover and let stand one minute. Sprinkle with chocolate chips, makes one serving.

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Monday, November 17, 2014

Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes

1 ~ 15 oz can pumpkin purée, not pie filling
2 eggs
1/2 c half and half
1/3 c honey
1 t vanilla extract
2/3 c flour
1/4 t baking soda
1/4 t baking powder
1/4 t salt
Dash of each; cinnamon, ground ginger, nutmeg, and cloves

Preheat oven to 350. Line 12 cup muffin tin with foil liners or use silicone liners. Set aside.

In medium bowl, mix pumpkin, eggs, half and half, honey, and vanilla until well mixed. Sift flour, soda, baking powder, spices, and salt into bowl with pumpkin and mix well. Divide evenly into muffin tin and bake 20 to 25 minutes, or until tops are not tacky.

Remove from oven to wire rack to cool 20 minutes. Place in freezer 20 minutes. Remove from liners and enjoy with light whipped cream, if desired. Yield 12 cupcakes, 99 calories each (without whipped cream).

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