Saturday, November 28, 2020

Delicata Squash

I bought this little squash because it was really cute and I had never had it before.  I didn't know how it would be best cooked and didn't google it, which is unusual of me.  I usually look up ideas and make something I see or make my own variation of it.

Anyway, long story short, I chopped it up, added my go-to seasonings, air fried it, and enjoyed it with some sweet potato fries and baba ganoush.

Ingredients:

  • 1 delicata squash, chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon avocado oil
  • 1 Tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 Tablespoon onion powder
  • dash of salt
  • dash of pepper

Instructions:

  1. Prepare squash as indicated above.
  2. Add remaining ingredients and toss well to distribute seasonings evenly.
  3. Air fry for 15-20 minutes, until fork tender.
  4. Enjoy!

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Monday, November 23, 2020

Baba Ganoush

 

I found this recipe from Cookieandkate.com and tried it out.  They used the fatter-style eggplant, and scooped the flesh out.  I used the long type and just peeled the skins off.  It tasted fine to me.  Here's the link to their original recipe:  https://cookieandkate.com/epic-baba-ganoush-recipe/

I enjoyed this with some ak-mak crackers:  https://akmakbakeries.com/

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Saturday, November 21, 2020

Veggie Wraps

I made this several times in different variations with different ingredients like cheese, tempeh, alfalfa sprouts, turkey. Use what you have on hand. 

The wrap pictured above has veggie patties, green and red bell peppers, red onions, tomatoes, radish sprouts, cheese, tzatziki sauce, on a flour tortilla with sides of mandarin orange, pear, and coleslaw.

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Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Air Fried Corn on the Cob (Elotes)

  

I googled up air fried corn and elotes and all the different ingredient combinations people used.  Ultimately, this is what I went with.

Ingredients:

  • corn on the cob
  • butter
  • garlic powder
  • lime juice
  • nutritional yeast
  • chili powder
  • cilantro

 Instructions:

  1. Peel leaves and strings off corn on the cob.
  2. Air fry for 20 minutes at 350 degrees, turning halfway through. 
  3. Spread butter all over corn.
  4. Sprinkle garlic powder.
  5. Squeeze one wedge of lime juice all over.,
  6. Sprinkle nutritional yeast and chili powder all over.
  7. Garnish with chopped cilantro,
  8. Enjoy! 

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Saturday, November 14, 2020

Black Bean Burgers


I used a combination of black beans and garbonzo beans because that's what I had on hand.  I was also distracted and forgot to saute the onions and peppers.  Regardless, these turned out pretty tasty.

Here's the link to the original recipe I tried: https://sallysbakingaddiction.com/best-black-bean-burgers/ 

Watch me make them.  Links to YouTube and IG videos below.

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Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Baked Tofu Cubes and Stir-Fried Snow Peas

 

The tofu came out good, but I think would've been better if I pressed some of the liquid out.  For this experiment, I just drained it off.  You could also marinate your tofu if you want more flavor.

Baked Tofu Cubes

Ingredients:

  • 1 block tofu, drained
  • 1 cup corn starch
  • dash of black pepper
  • dash of salt
  • 1Tablespoon onion powder
  • 1Tablespoon garlic powder 
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley 

Instructions:

  1. Drain and slice tofu into cubes.
  2. Mix remaining ingredients in bowl.
  3. Toss cubed tofu in corn starch mixture.
  4. Spread oil on baking sheet.
  5. Add tofu to sheet.
  6. Drizzle a bit more oil and toss up.
  7. Bake in oven for 20 minutes at 400 degrees.
  8. Enjoy!

Stir-Fried Snow Peas

Ingredients:

  • 1 bag snow peas
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • dash of salt
  • dash of pepper
  • dash of onion powder
  • dash of garlic powder

Instructions:

  1. Rinse snow peas.
  2. Cut off ends of snow peas.
  3. Stir-fry with remaining ingredients.
  4. Enjoy!

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Sunday, November 8, 2020

Hummus

  

The recipe I found called for tahini, which I had never used. I found out that it's ground sesame seeds.  I had sesame seeds on hand and decided to try blending them down to use in place of tahini.  This experiment turned out okay, but was a bit too thick for my liking.  I'll get tahini next time.  I also added triple the amount of garlic it called for 'cause I'm a garlic lover.

Here's the basic recipe I followed: https://www.inspiredtaste.net/15938/easy-and-smooth-hummus-recipe/

Watch me prepare it.

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Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Pescatarian Charcuterie Board

 


My initial thought was that I was going to make a vegan board. But my buddy brought over a bunch of stuff that included a big hunk of cheese. So I added some of that in and it was vegetarian. Then I figured while I was at it I make tuna salad. So the final product was pescatarian and this was our dinner. It was a feast with lots of left overs.

I intended to use one board, but ran out of space. Everything still looks pretty to me.

My spread:
  • Tuna salad
  • Cheese
  • Bell pepper 
  • Celery 
  • Egg salad
  • Cucumber 
  • Grapes 
  • Pineapple 
  • Orange 
  • Persimmon 
  • Hummus 
  • Crackers 
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Sunday, November 1, 2020

Veggie Fritters

 

These veggie fritters turned out pretty good and I would definitely make them again.  I found a recipe for how to make fritters out of any vegetable.  I used cabbage, carrots, onions garlic in mine. I actually prepared too much vegetables for the recipe and needed to adjust and add more ingredients to bind it.  Nevertheless, it was delicious and held together just fine.

Here is the link to the recipe: https://www.thekitchn.com/how-to-make-fritters-out-of-any-vegetable-231408

After this, I tried a version with sauteing the vegetables prior to creating the patties and using hummus instead of chickpea flour.  My thought was that it would be easier for the vegetables to hold in a patty shape and that the hummus would be easier to mix.  That version was edible, but not as good.  It was a bit too mushy for my liking and the hummus was not binding.  I had to add chickpea flour to make it work. 

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Thursday, October 29, 2020

Chicken Stir Fry with Mixed Vegetables

 

I used frozen prepared vegetables for this.  Very convenient.  I don't have a long story to scroll past.  That's my story.  I'm done now.  My recipe follows.

Ingredients:

  • 2 lbs chicken tenders, chopped into bite-sized pieces
  • 7 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 1-1/2 pounds frozen mixed vegetables
  • 1/4 cup oyster sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1Tablespoon toasted sesame seeds
  • olive oil for cooking

Instructions:

  1. Prepare ingredients as listed above (chop).
  2. Heat pan.  Add olive oil, garlic, onions. Stir fry until fragrant.
  3. Add frozen mixed vegetables. Stir fry until defrosted. Remove from pan and set aside.
  4. Add olive oil to pan.  Add chicken.  Stir fry until no pink is left.
  5. Add vegetables back in pan and stir so chicken is evenly distributed.
  6. Add oyster sauce, sesame oil, and sesame seeds. Stir to combine flavors well.
  7. Enjoy!

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