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! ūüôā or any high-speed blender and is great for traveling!!¬†

Check out the recipe demo!

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 salsaor 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 aNutriBullet, 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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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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Check out Beverly’s Pinterest board for lots of plant-based 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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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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Cauliflower, comfort food, Soups, Vegan Twists on Old Favorites

Clamless Chowder

Clamless Chowder
Warm, delicious and satisfying.

Prep time: 25 mins Cook time: 30 mins Total time: 55 mins
Serves: 4-6 (makes about 8.5 cups)

INGREDIENTS
Blender ingredients:
1 ounce raw, unsalted cashews (about ¬ľ cup)
¬ľ cup water

Soup pot ingredients:
¬Ĺ medium yellow or white onion, chopped into small pieces (about 1 cup)
1 rib celery, chopped into small pieces (about ¬Ĺ cup)
2 pounds russet potatoes, peeled and cut into ¬ĺ-inch chunks (about 6 cups)
4 cups water
¬Ĺ small head of cauliflower, chopped into small pieces (about 2 cups)
1 teaspoon granulated garlic
1 teaspoon paprika
¬Ĺ teaspoon dried dill
2 bay leaves

Frying pan ingredients:
¬ľ pound king oyster or trumpet mushrooms, chopped into small pieces (about 1¬Ĺ cups)
¬Ĺ medium yellow or white onion, chopped into small pieces (about 1 cup)
1 rib celery, chopped into small pieces (about ¬Ĺ cup)
1¬Ĺ teaspoons finely chopped fresh thyme leaves
Optional garnishes: chopped parsley and black pepper
INSTRUCTIONS
Place the ¬ľ cup cashews and ¬ľ cup water into a blender (small blenders work best for this small amount) and set aside while you prepare the rest of the soup.
For the soup pot ingredients, heat 1 tablespoon of water in a soup pot over medium-high heat. When the water starts to sputter, add the 1 cup onion and ¬Ĺ cup celery, and cook while stirring for 3 to 5 minutes to soften, adding a little water, as needed.
Add the potatoes, water, cauliflower, granulated garlic, paprika, dill, and bay leaves, and bring to a boil, uncovered. Reduce the heat to medium-low, and cook covered for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the potatoes are very tender, stirring occasionally.
While the soup pot ingredients are cooking, heat 1 tablespoon of water in a frying pan over medium-high heat. When the water starts to sputter, add the mushrooms, 1 cup onion, and ¬Ĺ cup celery, and cook while stirring for 3 to 5 minutes until soft, adding a little water, as needed. Add the thyme toward the end. Set the pan aside off heat.
Remove the bay leaves from the soup pot at the end of cooking, and blend the soup to your desired consistency with an immersion blender (or see Notes), leaving some small chunks.
Blend the cashews and water until very smooth, and stir into the soup pot along with the cooked vegetables from the frying pan, and simmer on low for 5 to 10 minutes covered before serving. Garnish with black pepper and/or chopped parsley.
NOTES
For added seafood flavor, add 1 to 2 teaspoons of kelp granules in step 6, or add ‚Äúto taste‚ÄĚ to individual bowls. (Kelp granules are usually found in the Asian cooking aisle of the grocery store.)

If you don’t have an immersion blender, carefully ladle most the soup into a blender or food processor, and blend briefly to your desired consistency before returning to the pot. Or you can use a handheld potato or bean masher right in the pot.

If you don’t eat nuts or are trying to avoid extra calories, simply omit the blended water and cashews or substitute with cannineli beans. The chowder will still be thick and creamy, just not as rich.

If you don’t have thyme, which is traditional for this dish, you may use finely chopped fresh rosemary.

Optional additions: 1 cup green peas and/or small-chopped carrots.

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Asian, Bread / Wraps, Cabbage, Carrots, Cool Food Items, Desserts, Ginger, Hey, I Can Make That!, Snacks, Sweet, Vegan Twists on Old Favorites

I Love Frushi!

frushi-roll

We had a Frushi night at my Meetup.

I did a demonstration with all of the ingredients and our members tried their hand at rolling them. It was a lot of fun, and really delicious.

You just need to cut up your favorite fresh fruit. We used mango, kiwi, strawberries, apple cut up into match sticks, blueberries, pineapple and banana.

You dip the rice wrap briefly in a bowl of water.

Place moistened rice wrap on a flat, water resistant surface.

Then, place your ingredients on top (second quarter) of the rice wrap.

Roll it up like a burrito and you have Frushi! You can even slice it up like sushi.

We even made a chocolate dipping sauce. The Frushi was good without the dipping sauce, but everyone agreed that there is always room for chocolate. The chocolate sauce recipe will be posted in the Recipe page.

We used these rice wraps: Rice Wraps

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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

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