(found this on Pinterest but it called for ginger and bay leaves and though I have a bay tree did NOT go out in the rain to pick a bay leaf for the soup)
Produce • 1 Bay leaf (used bouquet garni) • 1 cup Corn, frozen (used tinned corn - short squat can that had at least a cup if not more corn in it) • 2 cloves Garlic • 1 Yellow bell pepper • 1 Yellow onion, medium • 1 Yellow squash, small (used carrot)
• 1 Yukon gold potato, large (used fist sized potato)
• 3 cup Vegetable broth, low-sodium (used two cups water and one vegetable bouillon cube
put oil in pot, saute onion and garlic adding in other vegetables (except corn) and stir a bit then add water and broth, cover and cook about 30 minutes (till potato and carrot are tender). Whir with wand blender. Add corn. Adjust seasonings.
Hello all, thanks for these great recipes. I am headed toward a plant based diet. May I ask what you eat for breakfast? Sharon
I am not all the way there yet but working toward vegan, too. I am not sure if you are planning on vegan or vegetarian but here are some breakfasts that I eat...I usually have coffee in the morning with or without milk or plant-milk and then
* peanut butter on toast with a fruit
* toast with avocado on top and cooked tomatoes with or without an egg
* cold cereal with milk or plant milk (weetabix and cheerios are for sure vegan - not sure about the rest)
* hot cereal (any grain of your choice) with ground flax seeds and a fruit - dry or fresh - cooked in
* overnight oats with fruit and nuts or seeds
* tofu (firm) cut in chunks or crumbled with a bit of tamari sauce for flavor....with some veggies
* there are a number of smoothie recipes I have seen online and I will add in 1/2 cup beans since I don't have vegan protein powder
* there are also recipes for breakfast cakes and pancakes and waffles and other breakfast foods that have been veganized
* if I were in the USA I would probably buy the ready vegan -vegetarian sausages and other meat substitutes for variety.
* if you are vegetarian you can add in eggs and cheese and that opens up other options
dinkous , Yes. I don't know the Lundberg brand, but beans and rice are supposedly one of the best "complete protein" combinations. Adding whatever you want to that mixture can only enhance the flavor and texture, etc. Go for it.
Suggestions wanted. I have cooked rice (Lundberg wild rice mix) and canned red beans. Can I just add diced tomatoes to make a beans and rice dish? I thought the Rotel would be good. Thanks.
Sharon - Holly is right...rice and beans are a great combination. You can add onion, tomato, peppers, corn or anything else you want to to the meal.
My friend from Togo does onions and tomatoes or tomato sauce with salt and pepper and serves it over rice with a hot red pepper sauce that she makes. She serves it with any beans and then layers the rice, beans and sauce over the top.
My husband does the tomato sauce then adds in red beans then eats with local flat bread.
Seasoning can be Italian, Mexican or just salt and pepper.
cathygeha is correct. Another way to tell if you're not sure is that sweet potatoes (white flesh) are more brown like an Idaho potato, while Garnet Yams (the orange ones we like at holiday time) are a ruddy reddish brown color. If you're not sure and there isn't a greengrocer to ask, you can nip off the tip of one to see what color the flesh is. IIRC, there are yams that are not orange, but you're talking about Garnets.
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dinkous , My husband is eighty and has decided he needs more protein so he is eating more fish, chicken and beef than ever before. I keep seeing the animals waiting to die and have trouble eating meat as a result.
I stopped eating the meat of four-legged animals about 45 years ago. I was recovering from surgery at a friend's house; he wasn't eating red meat, so dinner every night was brown rice, vegetables, and either chicken or fish. After about 6 weeks, another friend came to town and invited about 4 or 6 of us out to dinner at a well-known local restaurant. I ordered London broil, which came smothered in mushrooms and gravy (I had never had it that way before). The next day, I felt like I was lugging around a boulder in my gut. I stopped eating red meat that very day. DH eats everything and I just stay out of the kitchen when he's making something whose smell makes me feel yucky. The smell of cooking lamb does more "yuck" to me than the smell of cooking bacon (which, to my nostrils, is not pleasant either).