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Split Pea Soup

SPLIT PEA SOUP

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  • 7-8 cups vegetable broth

  • 16 oz dried split peas

  • 1 medium onion, quartered

  • 1 carrot, roughly chopped

  • 1 ½ cups fresh spinach

  • 1 bay leaf

  • 2 cloves garlic

  • ½ tsp salt

  • ¼ tsp pepper

  • 1 tsp. Liquid Smoke

Add all ingredients to slow cooker, and cook on low for 6-8 hours, or on high for 3-4 hours. When soft, remove the bay leaf, and put the rest of the soup in a blender (in batches) and blend until smooth. Add more water or vegetable broth if soup is too thick. 

This recipe also works well in a pressure cooker. Add all ingredients to the cooker. Set on high pressure for 10 minutes. Then proceed with other steps.

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Vegan Brown Gravy

  • ¼ Cup white whole wheat flour
  • ¼ Cup nutritional yeast flakes
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper

Place dry ingredients into a non-stick skillet and “toast” over medium heat for 5 minutes, stirring constantly.

In a blender, put:

  • 2 Cups vegetable broth
  • 2 T Bragg’s Liquid Aminos

Add dry ingredients and blend until well combined. Return mixture to the non-stick skillet and bring to a slow boil until it thickens. Enjoy!

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White Bean Chili

  • 1 large white onion chopped
  • 3 Tbsp Vegan chicken-style seasoning
  • 2 Tbsp minced garlic
  • 2 7 oz cans diced green chilies
  • 1 10 oz can diced tomatoes with green chilies
  • 1 Tbsp minced jalapeno (canned or fresh - no seeds)
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • ½ - 1 tsp cayenne powder (or to taste)
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper
  • 6 cups great northern beans soaked overnight and rinsed’
  • 4 bay leaves
  • 1 ½ cups soy curls broken into small chunks or no evil foods chicken preppers.
  • 1 ½ cup tofu sour cream

 

Place all ingredients except the tofu sr cream in the pressure cooker add 8 C water.

Put lid on and lock.

Program to high pressure for 16 min.

Prior to serving stir in tofu sour cream and serve.

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Salad in a Jar

Ingredients

Favorite non-oil salad dressing

Chickpeas

Shredded carrots

Sliced onions

Cherry tomatoes

Yellow bell pepper

Cauliflower

Dried cranberries

Mixed greens

 

Instructions

Layer ingredients in the order listed, close the jar, and store in the refrigerator or cooler until ready to eat.

To prepare, empty the jar into a bowl to mix together.

Feel free to experiment, or sub ingredients! 

Serves 2, or as a meal for 1.

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Sloppy Cauli Joe

Ingredients

1 cup cauliflower

1 cup mushrooms

1/2 cup ground walnuts (walnut meal)

1/2 cup finely chopped onion

1/2 cup finely chopped red bell pepper

4-5 oz. fresh or canned dices green chilies

8 oz. can petite diced tomatoes, drained

1/2 cup ketchup

1/4 cup tomato paste

2 tbsp molasses or pure maple syrup

1-2 tsp mustard

1/2 tsp paprika

1/4 tsp garlic powder

1 tsp chili powder (or more)

1/8 tsp cayenne pepper (optional)

1/2 tbsp soy sauce (or more)

Instructions

Pulse cauliflower and mushrooms in a food processor until coarsely ground.

Mix in the ground walnuts and set mixture aside.

Sauté onion, red pepper and diced green chilis in a large pan.

Add all ingredients to the sautéed mixture and simmer for 30 minutes. 

Makes 8 servings (1/2 cup each)

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Tofunaise

Ingredients

12 oz. Tofu

1 tsp dry mustard

1 tsp onion powder

1/2 tsp garlic powder

3/4 tsp salt

3 Tbsp red wine vinegar

1 Tbsp pure maple syrup

Instructions

Add all ingredients into blender or food processor and mix until smooth.

 

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Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Ingredients

16 oz. Brussels sprouts

2 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar

1 tsp. onion powder

1/2 tsp. garlic powder

salt (optional)

pepper to taste

Instructions

Stir together balsamic vinegar, onion powder and garlic powder. Pour over Brussels sprouts and stir to cover. Spread on baking dish lined with parchment paper. Sprinkle on salt and pepper to taste. Bake at 400 degrees for 16-18 minutes or until they start to look charred.

Brussels Sprouts
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