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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I did a few recipe demos and shared some tips and hacks for healthy, plant based living.

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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:

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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
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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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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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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Barbecue, BBQ Grill, Carrots, Easy Delicious Recipes, Instant Pot / Pressure Cooker, Kids, Main Dishes, Meat Substitutes, Recipes, Snacks, Vegan Twists on Old Favorites, Vinegar

Hot Dogs (Shh.. most people/kids don’t know it’s vegan)

carrot dog

You won’t miss hot dogs at the next Barbecue. You can even bring these in a container to throw on your friends grill!

Thanks to our Green Star members Beverly & John for this awesome, “Tastes like a hot dog!” recipe as demonstrated here on BeGreenWithAmy YouTube.

Ingredients:

Toss carrots in sauce then transfer all to the Instant Pot. For smaller carrots, turn the Instant Pot on manual for 4 minutes, then quick release. For larger/thicker carrots, cook on manual for 6 minutes and then quick release.

You can sear them on a grill pan or grill (optional).

Beverly likes to save her left over marinade in the refrigerator.

Check Out These Awesome Barbecue Recipes!

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Chickpeas, Main Dishes, Sweet Potato

Curried Chickpeas and Sweet Potatoes

6 cups sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
1/3 cup water or no sodium vegetable broth
2 teaspoons  no-salt seasoning, adjusted to taste
1 large onion, diced
1 tablespoon fresh ginger, minced
3 cloves garlic, minced or pressed
4 scallions (green onions), chopped
2 large red bell peppers, diced
1-2 tablespoons curry powder
3 cups cooked chickpeas or 2 (15 ounce) cans no-salt-added chickpeas, drained
1 tablespoon cider vinegar

INSTRUCTIONS:

Steam sweet potatoes in a large saucepan filled with an inch of water and fitted with a steamer basket for 10 minutes or until cooked through. Set aside and keep warm.

In another large pot, heat 1/3 cup water and stir in salt substitute, onion, ginger, garlic, scallions, red peppers, and curry powder. Stir, cover, and cook for 3-5 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Add chickpeas and simmer uncovered for 5 minutes. Add vinegar and sweet potatoes and heat for a few more minutes, stirring gently so as not to break up potatoes too much. Add additional water or vegetable broth if needed to adjust consistency.

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