Portion Control Plates

Vegetarian Blog | Veg Daily Blog  January’s Find: Pretty Portion Control Plates By Jolia Sidona Allen January 16, 2013 January is prime time for reinventing ourselves. New year, new me: sounds simple, right? This year, I resolved to eat cleaner—and less, exercise more, kick caffeine, read more books (OK, read more e-books), and floss every…

Brought to us by VT Healing Foods Quinoa Swap this protein-packed grain for others to get a balanced meat-free meal and heart-healthy antioxidants Now recognized as the world’s most nutritious grain, quinoa (pronounced KEEN-wah) has been cultivated in the Andes Mountains for more than 5,000 years. As a whole grain, this seed-like South American fruit…

Black Bean Quinoa Burgers

Black Bean-Quinoa Burgers Brought To Us By VT Serves 8 Here’s a delicious veggie burger you can whip up from scratch. Any steak seasoning (which is just a combination of herbs and spices) will work to give the patties a rich, hearty flavor. Stash a few in the freezer for busy weeknight meals. For super-easy…

Gluten Free Quinoa Agave Rice Granola

Modified from VT’s original recipe Quinoa Agave Rice Granola Gluten Free Quinoa Agave Rice Granola Yields:  6 Servings Time: 3o Minutes or less Naturally Vegan, Vegetarian & Gluten Free Ingredients: 5 unsalted brown rice cakes ½ cup quinoa flakes, such as Ancient Harvest ½ cup coarsely chopped raw almonds ⅓ cup agave 4 Tbs. (½…

Things to Know About Cooking Gluten Free

Great article shared with us from “The Kitchn” (Images by  Faith Durand) Cocoa to Cornstarch: Are These 10 Ingredients Gluten-Free? I have been aware of gluten-free cooking and celiac disease for a long time — much longer, in fact, than it has been in the public eye. One of my mother’s best friends was diagnosed…

The Perfect Veggie Burger: Veggie Burger Basics

Modified from Kathy Patalsky’s Original Article Veggie Burger Basics The Perfect Veggie Burger Along With Simple Steps To Make Them Vegan Chili Bean Burger If you are like us and love everything veggie you will love this. This is also great for preparing food for a vegan, vegetarian or health conscious individuals you may have…

Carrot Quinoa Soup w/ Shredded Chicken, Peas & Lentils

Carrot Quinoa Soup w/ Shredded Chicken, Peas & Lentils Time: 60 Minutes/ 90 Minutes for a Thicker Denser Soup Yield: 12 Servings (10 Item Recipe) Ingredients: 3 Large Organic Carrots, chopped 1 Large Organic Onion, chopped 1/2 Cup Organic Quinoa 2 Cloves Organic Garlic, chopped 1 Stalk Organic Celery, chopped 1 Cup Organic boneless, skinless…

Enjoying Whole Grains

Simple Ways to Enjoy Whole Grains You can very simply add whole grains to your meals,  using favorite recipes you’ve always enjoyed. Simple Substitutions Substitute half the white flour with whole wheat flour in your regular recipes for baked goods, pizza crust, cookies, muffins, breads, pancakes, and waffles. I try to use whole grain flour…

Rustic Oven Roasted Garlic Chicken w/ Potatoes & Onions

RUSTIC OVEN ROASTED GARLIC CHICKEN W/POTATOES & ONIONS Time: 40- 60 Minutes Yield: 4 Servings (8-9 Item Recipe) Ingredients: 8 Organic Chicken Breast Tenderloins or Firm Tofu (Boneless, skinless, hormone/steroid free chicken) 3 Large Organic Russet Potatoes, chopped into small cubes 1 Large Organic Onion, chopped into slices, cut into half 1 Large Clove Organic…

Quinoa Carrot Kale w/ Chicken & Potatoes

Quinoa Carrot Kale w/Chicken & Potatoes Time: 50 Minutes Yield: 4 Large Servings (9 Item Recipe) Ingredients: 1 Chicken Tenderloin 1 Organic Carrot, sliced 1 Cup Organic Quinoa 1 Cup of Organic Kale Stalks, chopped small 1/2 Organic Onion, chopped 1 Organic Russet Potato, chopped into bite size chunks 1 Teaspoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil…