Friday, April 15, 2011

cold cucumber and avocado soup

blend together,
2 peeled cucumbers
2 avocados
3/4 of an onion
5 dashes of tabasco
5 dashes of worcestershire
1 can cream of celery soup.
refrigerate several hours

spicy green beans

i can't get enough of these.

1 pound fresh green beans,
snap ends off.
cook in extra virgin olive oil until slightly wilted.
add 1 T minced garlic from jar
add 1 t. asian chili garlic paste
stir and cook on lower heat
add garlic salt
soy sauce.
turn heat to warm.
let sit and toss several times.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

"Accidential Vegan" recipe

I'm not vegetarian or vegan, but I AM lactose intolerant. That being said, sometimes I wind up making a dish that is meat, dairy, animal by-product free.

Coconut rice pudding:

-2 cups water
-1 cup brown rice
-1 pinch salt
-1 can light coconut milk
-1/2 cup sugar
-1 tsp cinnamon
-1 tsp nutmeg
-1 cup dried cranberries, cherries or raisins

In a small-ish saucepan, bring the water and salt to a rolling boil. Add the rice, turn the heat to low and cover the pan without stirring. Let simmer for 25 minutes.

Stir in the coconut milk, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and dried fruit. Let simmer on low for 10 minutes uncovered.

It should be slightly soupy. Serve warm.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Slow-Cooker Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

A new take on the pumpkin oatmeal from this past fall!

-1 c steel-cut oats
-4 c water
-1/2 c no sugar added applesauce
-3/4 c agave nectar (you can use honey as a sub)
-1 tsp salt
-1 tsp cinnamon
-1/2 tsp nutmeg
-2 small apples, peeled cored and diced into small pieces

Combine all ingredients in your crock pot, and set it for 8 hours on low. Cook overnight and enjoy!