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Yummy “Fancy” Vegan Mashed Potatoes July 7, 2012

Filed under: Recipes,Vegetarianism — backpackready @ 5:02 am
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What you’ll need:  Soy or Almond Milk (1/2 cup), 1 large potato (washed but unpeeled-slice it up), spinach (1 cup-fresh or frozen), 1 vegan burger patty, Olive oil (1-2 tbsp)Garlic (1 tbsp); onion (1/2 cup chopped). Seasoning: salt, pepper, rosemary (if you wish).

First step: Sauté onions and garlic in olive oil until soft.  Then slowly pour in Milk.  Mix in diced/sliced potato and spinach.  Cover and allow to simmer until potatoes are soft enough to smash (took mine ~ 20 min).  Crumble and mix in vegan burger patty and season to personal taste.  ENJOY!!

 

Potatoes are more nutrient rich than you think(but of course everything in unfried moderation). Provides 18% daily value of Iron,  48% Vitamin C, Vitamin B 6 46%, Folate 21%, Thiamine 13%, Potassium 46%, Manganese 33%, Magnesium & Phosphorus 21%. Source:  http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/vegetables-and-vegetable-products/2770/2.

 

Vegan Quinoa Dish-healthy, easy, delish! July 3, 2012

Filed under: Eat Clean,Recipes,Vegetarianism — backpackready @ 3:21 am
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I love quinoa both for taste and health benefits.  *See previous Quinoa blog for more info*

Here’s one of my favorite quinoa dishes….it’s easy. ENJOY! 

1st step: Cook the quinoa

1 cup quinoa + 2 cups water for ~20-25 min.  I add salt, half tsp olive oil, and cilantro.

Then:  Add garlic to 1 tbsp of olive oil to pan. You may also saute chopped onions if you like. 

Then: Add in chopped veggies and spices.  I used squash, fresh basil, and rosemary.

When veggies are soft, add quinoa and season as desired.  I use salt, pepper, more rosemary, and onion powder.

Optional addition:  For a more hearty texture, I added a crumbled vegan burger.

Presentation:A scoop of your tasty quinoa mixture on seaweed is both attractive and delicious. 

 

 
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