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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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Yummy Veggie Lasagna June 7, 2012

Filed under: Eat Clean,Recipes — backpackready @ 6:00 pm
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Veggies & spices I used:  Onions, garlic, celery, spaghetti squash, zucchini, mushrooms, shredded carrots, chickpeas, broccoli, spinach, kale, bell peppers, tomatoes, cilantro, rosemary.  *add or leave out certain veggies based on what is available to you and your personal taste*

Other ingredients needed:  wheat pasta, olive oil, tomato sauce.

How it’s done:  Saute onions and garlic in 2 tbsp of olive oil then add in your veggies. Cook veggies till fairly soft.  *You should be boiling your lasagna pasta-I like to add a little olive oil and salt in the water*

Next Step:  Drain cooked pasta.  Then what?  Line bottom of pan with pasta, veggie mix on top of that, then mozzarella layer and repeat 2x. *I like to sprinkle a little rosemary and garlic seasoning on top of the cheese before I put it in the oven.* Oven time:  Bake 35-40 min on 350°.

*If you decide to make it, let me know how it turns out 🙂

 

 
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