Batch Cooking, Beets, Cabbage, Carrots, Celery, Onions, potato, Recipes, Soups

Rick’s Beetroot Borscht

A food processor makes preparation for this recipe much easier. This is my favorite food processor. The large 5″ wide feed chute eliminates need to precut most ingredients. It has a large capacity, so I don’t have to keep dumping the container as I am processing. The wide mouth can be adjusted to a smaller mouth to use for carrots, celery, etc. The slicing disc is the real deal. Turn the adjustment knob to the thickness you want and away you go.  https://amzn.to/3sBzTSt

Ingredients

  • 3 Large Beets
  • 6 Stalks Celery
  • 1 onion (medium)
  • 4 carrots
  • 5 cup kale chopped
  • 3 Tblsp Balsamic Vinegar
  • 3 Large potatoes cubed 1“
  • 1 Large or 1/2 small head red cabbage, shredded
  • 3 Tblsp Table Tasty
  • 1 Lemon Juiced
  • 3 Tblsp Dill Weed
  • 1 Tblsp Garlic powder or 3 cloves fresh-minced
  • 1 Tblsp Onion Powder
  • 1 Tblsp Italian Seasoning
  • 1 Tblsp Parsley
  • 2 Tblsp Date Syrup
  • 1 Tblsp Dry Mustard
  • 1/2 cup Hemp Seed
  • 1/2 cup Macadamia Nuts, Raw and Unsalted
  • 1/4 cup Brazil Nuts, Raw and Unsalted
  • 1/4 cup Walnuts, Raw and Unsalted
  • 12 cups Water Divided into 2 cups for blender and 10 cups for Stock Pot

Directions
Shred in Food Processor
Beets, Celery, Onion, Carrots, Cabbage

Blend:
Hemp Seed, Macadamia nuts,
Brazil Nuts, Walnuts
2 cups water
Keep mixture in Blender

In Large Stock Pot:
10 cups water
Simmer remaining ingredients for 30 minutes

Add to the blender with liquid from Stock to the capacity of the blender.
Blend till combined.

Pour contents of the blender into the Stock pot.

Mix and serve.

Black Beans in Instant Pot- Sugar, Oil and Salt Free

I love to batch cook. This recipe uses leftover liquid from my ChickPeas Recipe. 2 Pounds of Dry Black Beans Liquid from ChickPeas Recipe. Filtered Water Rinse and drain black beans with clean water – I use this to rinse my grains and beans. Place rinsed beans into Instant Pot.  Add liquid from ChickPeas recipe. Fill… Continue reading Black Beans in Instant Pot- Sugar, Oil and Salt Free

Please let me know how yours turned out and if you used any other ingredients.

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Batch Cooking, black beans, Corn, Recipes, Soups

Black Bean Soup – Sugar, Oil and Salt Free


Black Bean Soup

Note: Uses liquid from Black Beans Recipe

1 12 oz bag frozen, organic corn

1 16 oz bag frozen pepper and onion

1 16 oz bag frozen California veggie mix

1 jar low or no salt salsa or 1 can of no salt tomatoes

1 TBS cumin

1/4 cup non-fortified, nutritional yeast

2 TBS Benson Table Tasty (I use this often, but you may use your favorite salt substitute.)

1 TBS Chilly 9000 (or to taste)

1 can no salt Rotell (optional for heat)

4 cups cooked, black beans or 2 cans, unsalted, black beans.

Filtered Water

Add water to max fill line


Put all ingredients in Instant Pot

Cook for 1 minute.


I like to add cooked a starch like farro, brown rice, potato or quinoa also mushrooms to my bowl of black bean soup when I serve it.

I like to freeze extra soup in silicone bags for future, delicious meals.

I use these to remove the Instant Pot liner for easy pouring.

This is so much fun to use to release steam from the Instant Pot. I have a dragon which blows steam!

It is handy to have instant boiling water at your sink. This is what I have at my kitchen sink.

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Batch Cooking, Beans, black beans, Instant Pot / Pressure Cooker, Recipes

Black Beans in Instant Pot- Sugar, Oil and Salt Free

Black Beans

I love to batch cook. This recipe uses leftover liquid from my ChickPeas Recipe.

2 Pounds of Dry Black Beans

Liquid from ChickPeas Recipe.

Filtered Water


Rinse and drain black beans with clean water – I use this to rinse my grains and beans.

Place rinsed beans into Instant Pot

Add liquid from ChickPeas recipe.

Fill Instant Pot with water to max fill line. For faster cooking, use boiling hot water. I have this at my kitchen sink for instant boiling water.


Cook for 40 minutes. 

Natural Pressure Release.

Drain cooked beans into colander. 

I use these to grip the Instant Pot liner. Very useful, especially when the liner is hot!

I use this to divert the steam from the Instant Pot. Mine is a steam breathing dragon!

Save liquid for other recipes such as:

Black Bean Soup

Black Bean Dip

Black Bean Brownie

My Favorite, Easy, Filling Recipe -Welcome To Healthy Fast Food

You may freeze liquid into silicone ice cube trays for easy storage.

I love to freeze my cooked beans in 1 or 2 cup silicone storage bags so I will always have delicious, SOS Free, cooked beans which can be quickly defrosted.

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Acorn Squash, Batch Cooking, Brussels Sprouts, Butternut Squash, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Eggplant, Hey, I Can Make That!, Main Dishes, Mushrooms, Onions, potato, Sweet Potato

No Oil – Roasted Vegetables Recipe

Roasted Vegetables
Easy to make!

Best to make 2 batches because you might eat one all by yourself. I love this method of cooking! If you have a root vegetable that you don’t know what to do with, like a turnip, beet, yam, radish, etc., this is the simple way to make it taste delicious!

You could roast other vegetables as well. I love this method of cooking because you don’t have to stand over a stove and you can fill all the racks of your oven, with trays of deliciousness!

INGREDIENTS:

12 ounces Brussels sprouts
2 large stalks broccoli, cut into florets
1/2 head cauliflower, cut into florets
8 ounces baby carrots, cut in half
1 bunch asparagus, hard ends removed and cut into 2″ pieces
6 cloves garlic, minced

1/4 cup (my favorite) salt substitute

 2 tablespoons Italian Seasoning

 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

INSTRUCTIONS:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
To prepare Brussels sprouts, cut off stem base, peel outer leaves and cut a cross 1/4″ deep in base of stem.

Toss all ingredients, (except dry seasonings) in a large bowl. Pour into a large baking pan that has been lined with a silicone baking mat  or unbleached parchment paper and spread evenly. Sprinkle with dry seasonings.

Cover and bake for 30 minutes.

Remove the cover, stir, and bake for an additional 30 minutes or until vegetables are tender, stirring occasionally.

Note: Can use frozen vegetables instead of fresh. In the picture, I just used the vegetable I had, the vegetables in the recipe are just a suggestion. Also, you can vary the seasonings to your taste. 

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Acorn Squash, Batch Cooking, Brussels Sprouts, Easy Delicious Recipes, Main Dishes, Recipes, Vinegar

Oven Roasted Autumn Vegetables

Roasted Vegetables
Easy to make!

INGREDIENTS
4 cups Brussels sprouts, cut in half
3 cups acorn squash, peeled and diced
1 cup pecans, chopped
1 cup dates, chopped
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
2-3 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons unsalted mustard
1 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground chili flakes
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
PREP TIME
10
COOK TIME
45
SERVES
6
DIRECTIONS
Pre-heat oven to 375°F.
Combine Brussels sprouts, acorn squash, pecans and dates in a large mixing bowl.
In a smaller mixing bowl, combine vinegar, mustard, black pepper, cinnamon, chili flakes and nutmeg, then whisk.
Add content from smaller bowl into the larger bowl of vegetables and mix until well coated.
Bake for 40-45 minutes or until vegetables
Line a baking sheet with parchment and transfer the vegetables onto the pan.
Bake for 40-45 minutes or until vegetables are tender.

How to pick the best acorn squash:

Look for squash with smooth, dull textured skin with no soft spots.
Choose a squash between 1 to 3 pounds to make sure it is not too dry.
Avoid bright orange squash as they are likely overripe and not very good for cooking.

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