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Re: Vegetarian Thread

#121 Post by sweethead » Sun Nov 05, 2017 1:37 am

Anyone ever tried one of these bowls which are trending right now, and has a good recipe?
I usually have loads of problems with eating enough of the course of one day and usually end up at about 1200 Calories, which is way to low. Im even taking this to support my appetite. But this bowls are great. I tested it first time a few weeks ago, and it was delicious and i had no problem eating it all.
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Re: Vegetarian Thread

#122 Post by Jenn Pix » Tue Nov 07, 2017 12:00 pm

Cook up some quinoa (1 cup quinoa, 2 cups water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until most liquid has been absorbed and quinoa is tender. Approximately 15-20 minutes)
Heat frozen veggies according to package directions.
Quinoa as your base, then the veggie mix, then lightly drizzle some olive oil and balsamic vinegar.

To add some more awesome, you can toss some fresh spinach or arugula to the hot quinoa to wilt slightly, and some avocado slices over top.


Don't know if it's the "trendiest" of bowls, bit it is pretty darn tasty :wink:

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#123 Post by Jenn Pix » Sat Nov 11, 2017 12:30 pm

It finally got nice and cold here, so it's time for chilli! Now, I have yet to blend my own spices, I am using a Mrs. Dash spice packet. I have also used Carol Shelby's, so good. And The Brown Bag, also quite tasty. But I never follow the directions exactly as on the package, coz my Dad never did. 8)

In a large pot heat 3 or 4 tablespoons olive oil. Add 2 onions, med/large dice, 2 teaspoons minced garlic, 2 teaspoons miced ginger. Stir until onions just start to soften. Next, add in your favourite meatless crumble, for flavour and texture to mimic a meaty chilli. Heat crumbles through, and add spice blend of choice. Stir in 2 cans diced tomatoes (with juice), 1 can Original Ro-Tel diced tomatoes with green chilies. Adds a nice kick. :wink:
Let that simmer together for about 15 minutes, then add 1 or 2 cans of red kidney beans and 1 can black beans (both with liquid). Stir together. Let simmer for at least 30 minutes, taste. Add cayenne, garlic powder, chili powder, or any other yummy flavour that you might like. If using a kit that includes masa flour, add it now to thicken chilli.
Let simmer for another hour or two, stirring periodically.

Serve with shredded cheese, corn bread, sour cream, or whatever else you might love w/ your chilli. 8)
Leftovers save sooooooo well, just stash in the fridge. Keeps for ... about a week.


* Leftover chilli is a crazy-yummy addition to nachos, btw. Lay down some tortilla chips, spoon on some chilli, sprinkle some cheese over top. Serve with sour cream, sliced jalapeños, and vegetarian refried beans, if desired.

Wee note... some veggie crumble brands get a bit dry as you heat them. You may find you need a little more oil while cooking 'em up. If you notice they look dry, or if they're sticking too much to the bottom of the pot, just drizzle in a little bit more oil. :wink:

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Re: Vegetarian Thread

#124 Post by Jenn Pix » Thu Dec 21, 2017 5:52 pm

*sigh

I hate being sick. All I can keep down is broth and tea. :|

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Re: Vegetarian Thread

#125 Post by Jenn Pix » Sun Dec 31, 2017 9:47 pm

Black eyed peas, turnip greens, and creamy mashed 'taters!
What's your go-to for New Year supper?

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Re: Vegetarian Thread

#126 Post by Jenn Pix » Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:36 pm

Zucchini sauteed in butter with a dash of salt.
Sauteed yellow squash tossed with the zucchini.

Baked potato, butter and cheese, a sprinkle of Mrs. Dash. (Can't eat the skin, tho)

Amy's Kitchen Vegetable Pot Pie.

Sweet potato with butter. (again, no skin)

Applesauce.

Juice.



I need to think of something else to eat. Something easy on my system while I heal, and easy for my husband or my mother-in-law to fix. Kind of low on the whole grains and fiber.
Thoughts.?.

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Re: Vegetarian Thread

#127 Post by Jenn Pix » Wed Feb 28, 2018 9:34 pm

Back to regular meals. Gotta say, there's not much to compare to a homemade lasagne, but wow, Amy's Kitchen comes d@mn close! :headbang

Sorry, just had to throw that out there.

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Re: Vegetarian Thread

#128 Post by Jenn Pix » Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:03 pm

Melt a tablespoon of butter in hot cast iron skillet, let it just barely start to brown. Add 1 teaspoon rosemary.
Carefully lay in two pieces of your favourite fake chicken (not a breaded or crispy one, more like a fillet). Sprinkle a bit more rosemary over fake chicken. Cook according to package instructions.
"Sweep"off excess rosemary, slice fake chicken into strips or bite size pieces.
Serve over white or brown rice with a little of the rosemary flavoured butter from the pan drizzled over.

You're welcome. :wink:

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Re: Vegetarian Thread

#129 Post by Jenn Pix » Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:46 pm

Have I posted my favourite smoothie?

Handful of spinach or mixed baby salad greens.
One banana
A few frozen strawberries
Some frozen mixed berries
Mango chunks
Frozen peaches

All of this into the cup of a bulet-style blender, with enough water to help it blend well.
Buzz the heck out of it til it's nice and smooth.
Pour the semi-frozen smoothie into a glass and enjoy 8)

It's been my go-to for breakfast for a while, and it is particularly good on hospital days, when we gotta get going early in the morning, and there's little time for breakfast. With all the yummy fruit in there, you don't really taste the greens, but you know they're giving you those health benefits! :wink:

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Re: Vegetarian Thread

#130 Post by Jenn Pix » Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:12 am

Heading back to Cafe Sunflower for my birthday dinner again! :mrgreen: And sweetie making red velvet cupcakes for me 8)
Yum!

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Re: Vegetarian Thread

#131 Post by Jenn Pix » Fri Oct 26, 2018 12:25 am

Well, I see that my other topic has vanished, I suppose if I don't wanna lose my recipes, I'd best keep posting stuff here.

It's hard to keep up, what with chemo trips on a regular basis, and the fatigue that follows. :cry: Thought I had a longer grace period. Guess I'll have to be more attentive. :|

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Re: Vegetarian Thread

#132 Post by Lancer_031 » Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:12 am

Jenn, my aunt has been going through chemo as well, I know how hard and harrowing this may be; please keep strong, it is one hell of a difficult time to go through but you CAN go through! It needs a lot of willpower, a healthy lifestyle and demands you to put quite a fight, but it WILL get better as long as you don't give up! Have all of my thoughts and support, for I have seen what cancer does to people.

But on a lighter note, could anyone recommend a good vegetarian restaurant, and if possible, a dedicated shop near Miami Beach? Some friends, my wife and I are going on a vacation there next spring, and since most of us are vegetarians or vegans, we'd like to have a good place for us to buy our food. Since, as Europeans, we're not really familiar with the city, does any of you know of a place that's easy to reach from Biscayne Point? Here's the villa we're looking to rent, so far we just know that it's in Miami, and it's really hard to orientate yourself on Google Maps when you aren't on location.

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Re: Vegetarian Thread

#133 Post by Jenn Pix » Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:35 pm

Thanks for your well wishes. My last scans were very good, and my docs are quite pleased with my progress. I'm feeling pretty good, and I'm way too stubborn to quit, lol! I've had a couple of rough patches, but overall, I'm know I'm doing well, and I'm feeling pretty decent. But the trip to hospital do take up a lot of time, and treatment can sap the energy levels.
But I'm hanging in there, kicking cancers butt! :D

I'm not in Florida, so I'm not sure on the local spots, but you can always check out reviews on Yelp, or similar. Type in vegetarian restaurant near (location) and it should come up with reviews of places, price range, and location. Other than that, I can tell you that Moes Southwest and Chipoltle can both be done vegan or vegetarian, depending on what you order.

I'll see if my mom knows, she's recently moved to Florida, she might know...

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