Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Saturday, November 30, 2019

99% Vegetarian Mushroom Apple Cranberry Sausage Dressing

Friendsgiving Dressing

99% Vegetarian Thanksgiving Dressing Recipe

1 cup sweet onion chopped (½ a Honeysweet onion)
1 cup chopped mushrooms (½ an 8 oz package)
1 cup chopped meatless sausage links (8 oz package)
¾ cup chopped celery
½ cup chopped green pepper
½ cup chopped red pepper
2 medium chopped apples
¾ cup dried cranberries
¾ cup chopped pecans
1 6 oz.box whole wheat bread crumbs stuffing mix
1 6 oz. box Hawaiian bread crumbs stuffing mix
2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
2 tbsp. vegetable oil
3 cups vegetable broth
1 tbsp. sage
2 tsp. ground rosemary
½ tsp. thyme
2 tsp. basil

In large bowl cook fruit, nuts, chopped vegetables, meatless sausage, and spices in oil in a microwave on 80% power for 20 minutes stirring several times. Stir in breadcrumbs and broth and cook 80% power 20 minutes stirring two or three times.

As always, the recipe is only a starting point and is modified based on whimsy and what is available at the time.

I also made it without the apples and dried cranberries and meatless sausage in a smaller bowl reducing the more traditional stuffing mixes I had by one cup and cutting broth by one cup but adding 4 ounces more canned mushrooms and it was almost as good.

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Split Mung Bean and Quinoa Indian Soup

1 cup split yellow mung beans
1 cup quinoa
2 tablespoons cooking oil
2 smallish onions chopped
3 cloves minced garlic
7 oz. of sliced mushrooms
2 teaspoons ground turmeric
1 1/2 teaspoons dried dill seeds
1 teaspoon fennel seeds
8 cups vegetable stock
1 10 oz. package Palak Paneer (Kitchens of Indian)
1 cup sliced carrots
8 oz. diced ham or tempeh
1/4 cup of wine
Dash of salt free seasonings
Salt and pepper to taste in last minutes of cooking

When serving, per bowl:
a squeeze of lemon or lime juice
fresh basil
a tablespoon plain yogurt or Greek yogurt

Pick through the mung beans and quinoa and rinse them under water.

Heat the oil in a pot over medium heat and add the onions and mushrooms. Cook until onions translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir in the garlic, mung beans, quinoa, turmeric, and dill, and cook for a few minutes until heated through. Add the stock and carrots and Palak Paneer bring to a boil. Add ham or tempeh and wine then cover and cook at a very gentle boil, stirring occasionally, for 30 minutes.

ALternate method: Place all ingredients in order above in crockpot and cook on high four hours.

Add non-salt seasoning, salt and pepper and season to taste. Ladle the soup into bowls and squeeze in lemon or lime juice. Top each bowl with a tablespoon of yogurt, and serve.

Optional: 2 cups chopped fresh greens, spinach or kale may be added in last 15 minute.

Not a very good picture while cooking.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Avocado Coconut Ice Cream

3 Avocados
1 can lite coconut milk
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup Apriva or Splenda
pinch of salt
2 tablespoons rum
a squeeze of lime juice
a dash of cinnamon
6 oz. pina colada lite yogurt
half a packet of dry whipped topping mix
1/2 cup low sugar almond milk

run through blender then pour in turned on ice cream machine
run for 20 minutes - serve
Excellent flavor and texture

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Sunday, December 27, 2015

Pecan Rye Bread Recipe

Pecan Rye Bread Recipe

3/4 cup almond milk
3/4 cup water (combine and warm for one minute in microwave)
1 tbs. pecan oil
3 tbs. honey, molasses, syrup, or sugar free syrup
1/2 tsp. sea salt
3/4 tsp. baking soda
3 tbs. vital gluten
3/4 cup rye flour
3 cups whole wheat flour
1 1/2 tsp. yeast
2/3 cup roasted pecans (can be sprayed with cooking spray and briefly roasted in microwave, stovetop, or oven to bring out the flavor)
I use the bread machine for this.
You can reduce the pecans to 1/2 cup and add 1/2 cup cranberries or raisins as an option.

Excellent nutty flavor 

Sunday, December 06, 2015

Clara Phillips singing and signing

My daughter, Clara Phillips, signing:Come, come, whoever you areWanderer, worshipper, lover of leavingOur is no caravan of despairCome, yet again, come.

Posted by Carol Phillips on Sunday, December 6, 2015

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Simple Boudin and Sweet Potatoes

I should have taken photographs, this really came out well for a simple dinner.

Simple Boudin and Sweet Potatoes

3 sweet potatoes, chopped into chunks.
2 small sweet onions, chopped
2 green peppers, chopped
1 can chickpeas, drained
1 spicy boudin sausage, cut into chunks
1 can tomatoes with peppers
Herbs and garlic salt free seasoning

Place the ingredients in order in crockpot. Heat on high about 6 hours.
I stirred at about 4 hours.

All of these flavors work well together.

You can also add more vegetables and curry seasoning and coconut milk and leave out the boudin for another good variation.
Cauliflower, carrots, and spinach or kale go well with the curry and ginger seasoning.

It can be served over brown rice but that isn't necessary.