Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Potato, Bean & Kale Enchiladas with Roasted Chile Sauce

Source: Veganomicon
(slightly modified by Aimee)

Enchilada Chile Sauce:
2 TB oil
3 large Anaheim peppers, cut in half & seeded
3/4 cup chopped onion
2 tsp chile powder
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp marjoram
28 oz can roasted diced tomatoes
1 tsp sugar
salt to taste

Potato, Bean, & Kale Filling:
1/2 pound potatoes, peeled & diced
1/2 pound kale, finely chopped
3 TB oil
4 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup vegetable broth
15 oz. can white beans
1/2 tsp cumin
3 TB lime juice
1/4 cup raw pumpkin seeds
salt to taste
16 corn tortillas

1. Preheat the oven to 425. Roast peppers: place cut side up on oiled baking sheet. Bake 20 minutes or until skins are blackened. Let cool, then chop.
2. Meanwhile, prepare the filling. Place potatoes in large saucepan & cover with water. Bring to boil & simmer 20 minutes or until tender. Drain & transfer to bowl. Lightly mash with a fork.
3. In same pan, heat oil & saute garlic. Add vegetable broth & kale (season with salt), and stir to cover the kale with oil/garlic. Partially cover the pot & cook about 5 minutes until the kale is wilted. Remove the lid & mix in potatoes, beans, cumin, lime juice, & seeds.
4. Reduce oven to 375. Make the sauce: In large saucepan, heat oil & saute onions until fragrant. Add the remaining sauce ingredients, bring to a simmer, & remove from heat. Transfer to food processor & puree until smooth.
5. Assemble the enchiladas: oil the sides of two 13 x 9 baking dishes & cover the bottoms with a little sauce. Run a little potato filling down the middle of each tortilla & roll up, placing each one folded side down in dish (it helps if the tortillas are warmed). Once all enchiladas are placed in the dishes, cover with remaining sauce, cover with foil, and bake 35 minutes.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Smiley Face Cakes

2 round cakes:
lemon cream cheese icing:
chocolate cookies for the eyes & mouth

Lemon Cream Cheese Icing

Source: Kids Can Cook: Vegetarian Recipes

1 1/2 tsp grated lemon peel
3 cups powdered sugar
1 1/2 TB water
3 TB lemon juice
1 cup softened cream cheese

Mix together lemon peel & sugar. Whisk in water & lemon juice until blended. Stir in cream cheese. Makes 3 cups.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Double Corn Cakes with Black Beans

Source: Vegetarian Times

oil for frying
1 1/2 cups chopped onion
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 jalapeno, seeded & diced
1 tsp cumin
2 cans black beans (15 oz each), drained & rinsed
15 oz. diced tomatoes
1 1/2 cups corn kernels
1 TB lime juice
18 oz. tube polenta
1 large egg, lightly beaten

1. Heat oil in skillet; saute onion, garlic, & jalapeno. Stir in cumin, black beans, tomatoes, 1 cup corn, & lime juice. Cook 5 minutes until heated through. Transfer to bowl.
2. Crumble polenta into bowl & mash with fork until smooth. Stir in 1/2 cup corn & microwave 1 minute to soften polenta. Stir in egg until mixture is smooth.
3. Heat oil in large skillet. Shape polenta mixture into 8 cakes (1/3 cup each). Fry 5 minutes per side or until golden brown. Serve over black bean mixture.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Quinoa Pilaf with Tempeh & Broccoli

Source: Vegetarian Times

Quinoa Pilaf:
1 TB coconut oil
1 cup quinoa
1/2 tsp ginger
2 tsp minced garlic
1/2 cup orange juice
1/2 tsp salt

Tempeh & Broccoli:
2 TB coconut oil
8 oz. tempeh, cubed
1 tsp ginger
1/2 cup orange juice
1/2 cup vegetable broth
2 TB tamari
4 cups broccoli florets
1/2 up chopped green onions
2 TB chopped cashews

1. Make Quinoa Pilaf: Heat oil in saucepan; stir in quinoa, ginger, & garlic. Saute 1 minute. Add OJ, 1 1/2 cups water, & salt. Cover, bring to a boil, reduce heat & simmer 15 minutes or until quinoa is tender,
2. Heat coconut oil in large skillet. Add tempeh & saute about 7 minutes until browned. Add ginger, garlic, OJ, broth, & tamari; bring to a boil. Reduce heat & simmer 5 minutes. Add broccoli & cook until crisp-tender.
3. Spoon quinoa pilaf onto plate & top with tempeh mixture. Garnish with green onion & cashews.