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

Rick’s Beetroot Borscht

Great for Valentine’s Day or Halloween!

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.

Watch the Recipe Demo Here!

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

Watch me make this recipe here:

Be Green With Amy Makes 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.

If you would like help to learn how to navigate this lifestyle, please contact me for a coaching session. I have learned many strategies, tips and hacks while coaching people since 2012. I would love to help you be successful as well.

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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
Watch Amy make Black Beans with Chef AJ!

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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Chickpeas, Instant Pot / Pressure Cooker, Recipes

ChickPeas in Instant Pot – Sugar, Oil and Salt Free

Chick Peas in Instant Pot

Easy to Cook Delicious ChickPeas in the Instant Pot! Salt free really can taste delicious!

Watch me make this recipe here on Chef AJ’s show!


1 Tablespoon Ground Garlic

Watch Amy make Chick Peas on Chef AJ’s Show!

1 Tablespoon Ground Onion

1 Tablespoon Cumin

3/4 Tablespoon Red Pepper Flakes

2 Pounds of Dry Chickpeas aka Garbanzo Beans


Rinse and drain chickpeas with clean water and place in Instant Pot. I use this awesome bean / grain rinser.

Add remaining ingredients.

Fill Instant Pot with water to max fill line.

The beans will cook faster if you use boiling hot water.

I have so much fun using this to divert steam from my Instant Pot. Mine is a steam breathing dragon!

I have this at my kitchen sink for access to instant hot water.

Cook for 40 minutes. 

Natural Pressure Release.

Drain cooked chickpeas into colander over a large bowl and save liquid for other recipes such as Black Beans.

Check out recipes using Chick Peas!

Check out this Hummus recipe using chick peas!

No Tuna – Tu-No Fish Wraps

Crunchy, Roasted Chick Peas!

I use this to grab the Instant Pot liner. Very useful, especially when it is hot!

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

If you would like help to learn how to navigate this lifestyle, please contact me for a coaching session. I have learned many strategies, tips and hacks while coaching people since 2012. I would love to help you be successful as well.

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Cashews, Cheese (vegan), Dressings and Sauces, Hey, I Can Make That!, Recipes, red pepper, Traveling, Tumeric, Vegan Twists on Old Favorites, Vitamix or Nutribullet

Instant No-Cooking Travel Vegan Cheese Sauce

Melty Stretchy Gooey Vegan Nacho Cheese

Thanks to our Green Star member JoAnn for this outstanding recipe!

No cooking! You can put this in a ziploc bag.It can be made in a NutriBullet ! 🙂 or any high-speed blender and is great for traveling!! 

Servings: 3 cups

INGREDIENTS

1 cup instant potato flakes or dried potato
1 tsp veggie broth powder (optional)
1/2 cup almond flour or raw cashews
1 Tbsp organic cornstarch or 2 Tbsp tapioca flour
3-4 Tbspnutritional yeast (non-fortified)
1 tsp garlic powder (no salt)
1 tsp onion powder (no salt)
1/2 tsp paprika or smoked paprika
1 good pinch turmeric, optional/purely for color
2 1/2 cups very hot but not boiling water
1 tsp vinegar, apple cider
2 tsp lemon juice
1/2 cup shredded carrot (or 2 tsp carrot powder)
1/4 medium onion, cut into 4 pieces (or increase onion powder to 1 Tbsp total)
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***OPTIONAL ITEMS****1 Tbsp light miso (see note)
*1 pinch cayenne pepper
*4 drops liquid smoke or 1/2 tsp chipotle powder
*1 roasted red pepper from a jar (pat dry)
*1/4 cup low sodium, well-drained salsa or pico de gallo
*patted dry, jarred jalapeno peppers
*for mac and cheese: add 1 Tbsp prepared mustard or 1 tsp mustard powder
*Hot sauceSTEPS1) Place all the ingredients through the turmeric into a bowl (or 2 cup liquid measuring cup)and stir together.2) Add the water, lemon juice, vinegar, carrot, and onion to the blender jar. Add any of the optional ingredients.

3) Pour the dry ingredient mixture into the blender jar. Cover and blend away. (See note)*

NOTES

*Blend about 3 to 5 minutes. If using a NutriBullet, blend until it stops. Release the vacuum on the cover and retighten. Reset the blender and blend again. Repeat 2 or 3 more times.

*Refrigerate! Will thicken as it cools.

*Cannellini beans (white kidney or great northern) can be substituted for the almond flour or cashews.

*Add the miso for a wonderful umami addition to the sauce

*This recipe can be doubled, tripled, etc.

* This recipe can be prepackaged by adding all the dry ingredients into zip lock baggies and adding the heated water and choice of acid when you want to make!!!.

*There are prepackaged vinegar packets but vinegar is cheap, does not need refrigeration, and you can use just about any type including distilled white only (no need for lemon juice.

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Carrots, casserole, Ginger, Hey, I Can Make That!, Salads and Sides, Sweet Potato

Easy, Raw and Delicious Dish

I couldn’t believe how easy it was to make this dish! That’s why I included it in my “Hey, I Can Make That!” series which you can watch here.Raw Sweet Potato Salad

1 large sweet potato, grated 

1 large carrot grated 

1 small piece of Fresh Ginger 

2 Apples – slice with apple slicer  & grated

2 Lemons juice with lemon juicer 

2 Tbsp raisins

parsley to garnish

Directions:

Combine all ingredients in a large bowl.

Use a food processor to grate

Allow to marinate for at least 4 hours, preferably overnight.

Note: I do not peel the sweet potato, carrot, apple or ginger (I use organic)

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Cashews, Dates, Dips and Hummus, Dressings, Easy Delicious Recipes, Hey, I Can Make That!, Nuts, Recipes, Vinegar, Vitamix or Nutribullet

Delicious Dressing SOS Free!

Easy to Make Sauce/Dressing
Hey, I Can Make That Sauce/Dressing!

1 1/4 cup Raw, Unsalted Cashews

1/2 cup No-SALT Stone Ground Mustard 

2 cups Filtered Water

12 Pitted Dates or Date Paste

1/4 cup Apple Cider Vinegar

Put all ingredients in a high powered blender 

Blend until smooth and creamy

Check out my YouTube recipe demo! 

Refrigerate.

Enjoy!

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If you would like to learn other ways to navigate this lifestyle, pleasecontact me for a coaching session. I have learned many strategies, tips and hacks while coaching people since 2012. I would love to help you be successful as well.

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Dates, Dressings and Sauces, Hey, I Can Make That!, Tofu

Mayonnaise From My YouTube Video

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When I first began this lifestyle, there were many dishes which we did not care for and just throw in the garbage.  I finally learned that the trick is to make the (new to you) sauce separately. Taste the sauce first and if you like it you can later add to beans, potatoes, steamed or roasted vegetables.  This helps to avoid waste and frustration.

It also helps to join local groups where you can meet and eat with others who have adopted this lifestyle. Learn how to find local groups where you live.

I am fortunate to have created a group which meets twice monthly for healthy, Pot Luck dinners. We try to incorporate presentations before we eat. I found this yummy and versatile recipe for mayonnaise, which also makes a great base for other sauces.

You can watch me demonstrate the “Hey, I Can Make That!” recipe here.

               Mayonnaise 

Ingredients:

8 oz box of Organic Silken Tofu 

3 Tsp white wine vinegar

1/2 tsp ground mustard seeds or dry mustard

1 Tablespoon salt substitute

1 small pitted date (optional)

2 Tablespoons Water

Blend ingredients in high speed blender.

Store in refrigerator.

Keeps in refrigerator for about 5 days.

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Chocolate, Cocoa, Dates, Desserts, Hey, I Can Make That!, Snacks, Sweet Potato, Treats

How to Make Chocolate Pudding

Chocolate Pudding

I had not eaten pudding since adopting this lifestyle in 2012. When Beverly, a member of my WFPB Meetup group, brought this dish to our pot luck dinner, it rocked my world! I hope it rocks your world too! Don’t let the ingredients fool you. As with many dishes in our lifestyle, healthy ingredients can put a delicious twist on a dish. 

This dish is simple to make and you can watch me demo by clicking here

Chocolate Pudding – Sugar, Oil and Salt Free!

4 Cups Mashed Sweet Potatoes

1 Cup Pitted Dates or 4 1/2 ozDate Paste

1/2 Cup Cocoa or Cacoa Powder

2/3 Cup Plant Based Milk

2 Teaspoons Vanilla Powder (optional)

In high speed blender, blend ingredients till creamy and smooth.

Refrigerate for several hours or until cool.

Enjoy!

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Need someone to get you through this? Contact Amy. 

I have helped many people maintain this lifestyle. If you would like help to learn ways to navigate this lifestyle, please contact me for a coaching session. I have learned many strategies, tips and hacks while coaching people since 2012. I would love to help you be successful as well.

Amy holds a Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate from T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies and eCornell

If you would like to help support my blog, consider shopping on my Amazon Store for Whole Food, Plant Based kitchen gadgets, books, food, home delivered food and more!

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