“How did you make this?”
When this question is asked at the table I tend to ramble on about the types of oils and other ingredients in the dish. Over time I’ve come to understand that our guests don’t want to know what’s in the dish but rather how did I make this?
It’s a clear sign I need to write it down. So I did.
- two medium to large zucchini, sliced into one half inch coins
- half one large red pepper, diced
- one third sweet onion, diced
- one cup frozen corn
- one clove garlic, minced
- grape seed oil
- extra virgin olive oil
- pinch dried basil
- salt and pepper to taste
- Heat approximately one tablespoon of grape seed and olive oils over medium heat in a frying pan large enough to hold the squash without overlapping.
- Add the squash coins, flip the heat to high and fry until the squash is golden brown and caramelized.
- Flip the squash and repeat.
- When both sides of the squash are browned and caramelized remove from the pan, place into a bowl and set aside.
- Reduce heat back to medium, add a few dashes of EVO, onions, and red pepper. Saute for about five minutes.
- Add the corn and saute for another five minutes.
- Add garlic and swiftly saute for about a minute.
- Add the reserved squash back to the pan, pinch of basil, salt and pepper to taste.
- Gently mix together and remove from the heat.
- Serve immediately or if allowed to fully cool, rewarm over low heat for a few minutes taking care not to overcook the squash.
This recipe is NOT Tiny Taste Tester Approved.
Plant-Based Diet Linked to Lower Heart Failure Risk
The study was published in the April 30 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Researchers followed more than 16,000 adults (mean age, 64 years) with no known coronary heart disease (CHD) or HF at baseline, comparing those who adhered to a plant-based diet with those who consumed a Southern diet, consisting of more fried and processed foods and sweetened drinks. They found that the plant-based diet was associated with a 41% lower risk for incident HF with the highest vs lowest adherence, while the Southern diet was associated with a 71% higher risk for HF with higher vs lower adherence, after adjustment for potential demographic, lifestyle, and medical confounders.
Plant-Based Diets Help Reduce Kidney Disease Risk Long Term
A diet that favors plant-based foods, as well as a completely vegetarian diet, modestly reduces the long-term risk of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in the general population provided individuals are not overweight or obese to begin with, a new community-based cohort study indicates.
I am not a vegan.
21 Cheap Family Meals – Healthy Vegetarian Budget Food It’s not always easy to cook for families, especially as a vegan or vegetarian. It often gets expensive, too. To help out, we’ve compiled a collection of our favourite cheap family meals. As well as being budget and wallet-friendly, each of these recipes does something else…
via 21 Cheap Family Meals – Healthy Vegetarian Budget Food — Hurry The Food Up
This article appeared in my WordPress reader and I thought it was worth sharing the link. I have not made nor tested any of the recipes. Yet.
I’m only two pounds heavier after two Thanksgiving meals.
But I have to wear my “fat” jeans because my “skinny” jeans are too tight.
Thus the search for veggie recipes.
What do you do when you want to surprise your friends with a new dish? You think of something that they probably never had, never thought they would like, and make it. You sneak it in as a side dish. Serve it with something familiar like Maple Soy Roasted Salmon. You make…
Hipster food. And if you’re thinking to yourself that cauliflower can’t possibly be hip and trendy I actually found a restaurant that has whole head roasted on their menu for seven bucks.
Here’s what I made:
Roasted Cauliflower with Parmesan
One head cauliflower
Extra virgin olive oil
Shredded Parmesan Cheese
Salt and black pepper
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
- Remove the green outer leaves and stalks from the cauliflower head. Tear and cut the cauliflower into florets, removing any hard tiny stalks. Each piece should be about a US quarter in width. Golf ball size is too big.
- Place the florets into a baking/roasting pan with sides.
- Drizzle the cauliflower with olive oil. Toss with a wooden spoon. You want a nice thin coating of oil on each piece.
- Lightly salt and pepper and sprinkle with a hint of thyme.
- Generously sprinkle granulated garlic over all.
- Place in the oven and roast for approximately 35-40 minutes. Shake the pan every 10 minutes or so to ensure most of the surfaces of each floret get browned (this is why you want a pan with sides).
- When nicely browned add a handful of shredded Parmesan cheese over the cauliflower. Roast for an additional 5 minutes or until the cheese is melted.
- Transfer the cauliflower to a serving bowl and add more Parmesan.
Unfortunately this dish is Not Tiny Taste Tester Approved. She was not present at the dinner.
“What is a Collie Flower?”
I stumbled upon this article in Men’s Health on 10 High Protein Vegan Foods.
Tofu was number one on the list.
If you don’t believe me check out the article.