Triangle Scarflette on my needles this week. Rocking the colorful sock yarn.
On my plate, a hearty meal:
Yellow (Brown rice), pink beans – made with chuncks of zucchini), tostones (green bananas) with a lot of toasted garlic, avocado & cukes, Veggie, Gluten-free & Vegan life.
A fav vegan meal:
- Brown rice & Black beans
- Green beans
- A lot of Avocado
I spice up boring Brown rice: using both fresh and powdered spice – 1/2 t of IOnion, Garlic, Sazon, Tumeric, Black pepper. I hold back on salt since the mixed Spanish spice both contain salt. Saute 1 small onion in 1T of extra virgin olive oil (I used Carbonell, it’s 100% pure olive oil from Spain – really good flavor.
For my Black beans (one 16 oz can of beans) – add all of the above plus my homemade sofrito, 1 chopped medium potato, 1T tomato paste, cumin/comino, and 1 bayleaf.
Creamy Vegan & Gluten-free Mac & Cheese w/Broccoli –
This will be my go-to pot-luck casserole dish… everyone wil love.
- 6 oz. of Penne Brown Rice Pasta – cooked
- 1/2 cup of Cashew Milk (or Hemp/Almond Milk)
- Fresh or frozen broccoli
- Garlic clove (minched)
- Daiya Vegan Cheese (Shredded Mozzerella & Cheddar) – generous handful of each.
- Salt & Pepper
Mince the garlic and heat in a saucepan add Cashew Milk, stir, add Cheese to Milk and stir til blended, add dash salt & black pepper then add penne pasta, stir the add broccoli….serve.
My latest great find:
Excellent tahini mix: Barron Tahini – pure ground sesame – $12/2 16 oz jars, on Amazon.
Easy prep: add equal amount water to mixture, add 1 clove of garlic, 1-2 T of fresh Lemon juice, salt & blend. Some add parsley. It can be made thicker by using less water. Perfect dressing for falafel salad, green salad, celery, cukes, etc.
While eating gluten free is not a choice for me, I am choosing vegan eating as well. Naturally, it’s a challenge… I’ve always loved cheese – meat, nah, never been a fan of it.
Thankful for all of the options, blogs, etc. which make it easier.