Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Vegan cheesy macaroni goodness



http://www.chatelaine.com/en/article/21796--healthy-comfort-food-and-a-mac-and-cheese-recipe

OMG WOW!!  That is all I have to say!  Well, no it's not, because I like to talk and cannot limit myself to just those few words. :-)  This was fantastic!  My kids loved it!  One of the things my children have struggled the most with since our transition from vegetarian to vegan is giving up cheese.  I make a lion's share of meals using nutritional yeast for the cheesy taste and to get some extra B12, but this recipe uses a scant 1/3 cup in the entire sauce.  Most of the creamy flavour comes from the cooked squash.  (I didn't have enough, so I steamed some yams and substituted with them.)

Anyway, this recipe entered my archives today as a winner and I'm sure it won't be long before I put on a repeat performance.  I have asked the author to provide nutritional information and once I have that, I will post it.

ENJOY!!!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Sandwiches with cashew cheese spread

I altered the following recipe by using fresh dill and parsley instead of basil.  The result is very green and very dilly, but very delicious.  This makes an excellent sandwich spread and is fantastic with sprouts, lettuce and cucumbers.
Dill version of cashew cheese spread.




The makings of a great green sandwich.



http://www.thecleaneatingmama.com/2010/05/basil-and-herb-cashew-cheese-spread.html

Friday, November 19, 2010

Green smoothie goodness





One beautiful green smoothie, what a glorious way to start the day.  You will need:

1 ripe banana
2 cups frozen fruit (I used mango, kiwi and pineapple)
1 cup ice
3 cups water
2 cups packed baby spinach leaves
1 tbsp. hemp hearts

A quick whir in the blender and you're all set!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Daily posts?

I don't know if I can come here to post every day, but now that I have a new client I'm inspired to make her some really good food.  Today I'm dropping off two meals, one that I like to call a Jeff Novick special.  Here is his picture of the creation:


http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/photo.php?fbid=216556530124&set=a.204432390124.260255.177550385124&pid=7307730&id=177550385124

It's basically potatoes toppped with cooked vegetables and tahini sauce.  The recipe is on the link above.  It's so delicious and so fresh tasting.  I love this meal and I will share it today with Tracy.

The second meal I'm bringing her is curried tofu and mixed Asian vegetables overtop of quinoa cooked in low sodium vegetable bouillon.  I will post the picture later.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Gorgeous soup/stew that I have to share!

Wow, it's been a long time since I posted.  When summer ended I lost all but one of my clients, so I didn't feel motivated to come here and share recipes.

However, today is a new day and today I begin with a new client.  I made a wonderful soup/stew to share with her.  I found it on a site I use many times a week and frankly, I've never had a recipe go wrong yet.  Here is the link to the recipe and a picture.

http://blog.fatfreevegan.com/2010/10/ridiculously-easy-vegetable-lentil-stew.html

http://blog.fatfreevegan.com/2010/10/ridiculously-easy-vegetable-lentil-stew.html