Lemon Pepper Cauliflower

Ingredients 1 Whole cauliflower 3 tbsp olive oil 4 tsp lemon pepper seasoning   Directions Preheat the oven to 385 degrees Rinse the cauliflower and then break the cauliflower with your hands. Place the crumbles on your oven tray Add some olive oil and sprinkle lemon pepper seasoning over the cauliflower Bake the Cauliflower for…

How to Stay Vegetarian or Vegan

Posted below are some tips that have helped me to stay on track with my vegetarian and aspiring vegan diet. Hopefully this helps you all! Do it for yourself As I previously mentioned in one of my earlier posts, I wanted to make a change in my diet after watching the documentary “What the Health,”…

Veggie Paella

INGREDIENTS 500g Short grain brown rice 1.2 ltr vegetable stock 1 tsp smoked paprika 1 tsp of mixed herbs 1 tsp salt & pepper each 1 tsp turmeric 5 cloves of garlic 2 red onions 1 carrot (to sweeten) 1 red, yellow, green pepper 1 courgette 2 x 400ml tins of chopped tomatoes 4 tsp…

Vegetarian and an Aspiring Vegan: Ingredients and other things to look out for and where to Find them

Here are some ingredients that should put Vegans on alert! • Additives – see E-Numbers • Albumen – found in egg whites, used as a food binder. May come from caged/barn eggs, see Laying Hens • Alcohol – some drinks are fined/clarified using animal ingredients, see Alcohol • Alpaca – animal derived clothing material, see Clothing • Ambergris – obtained from the intestine of…

Strawberries with Mint Drizzle

Ingredients: 1/3 cup olive oil 2 tablespoons sugar 4 cups strawberries, sliced balsamic vinegar 1/2 cup fresh mint leaves mint sprigs, for garnish   Directions: In a blender, combine olive oil and mint. Process until smooth. Place in a covered bowl. Combine strawberries and sugar. Toss gently. Recipe can be made up to this point…

Vegetarian Life and An Aspiring Vegan

This was one of the first dishes that I tried as a “Vegetarian and an Aspiring Vegan.” If you want to make the recipe a bit healthier, then you can substitute the white rice with brown rice! Ingredients: Brown or white rice 1 onion 1 green onion 1 can of chickpeas 1 can of coconut…

Fresh Fruit with Citrus Mint Dressing

Light and sweet with a kick–voila! Ingredients: 1 orange, for juice 1 tablespoon fresh mint, coarsely chopped 1 tablespoon honey 4 cups fresh citrus fruit (such as blood or navel oranges, tangelos, and/or grapefruit) Directions: Squeeze orange for juice (1/4 cup); chop mint. Whisk orange juice, mint, and honey until blended. Peel citrus fruit; cut…

Blueberry Feta Salad

I love simple, yet delicious recipes. Thanks Publix! Ingredients: 1/2 cup red wine vinegar 1/2 cup sugar 1 teaspoon dried basil 1 teaspoon dried basil 1 cup fresh blueberries 1 shallot, thinly sliced 7 oz chunk feta cheese 7 oz chunk feta cheese 2 cups baby arugula (or pea shoots) 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil…

Coconut Shrimp

My food preferences have changed over the years, so much so, that I have an affinity for coconut now. This recipe, taken from Sally’s Baking Addiction did not disappoint. Give it a try! Ingredients: 1/3 cup all-purpose flour (or whole wheat) 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon pepper 2 large eggs, beaten 3/4 cup Panko bread…

Chocolate Petit Gateau

French dessert. Need I say more? Ingredients 2 4oz bars bittersweet chocolate 4 eggs 4 Tbsp sugar 4 Tbsp flour 1.5 sticks butter (room temperature) 2 Tbsp cognac (optional) Directions Preheat your oven to 500 degrees. Find two pots where one will fit into the other. Fill the big one halfway with water and put…

Pesto Caprese Sandwich

Ingredients 3 individual crusty bread rolls (or individual ciabatta rolls) 8oz Fresh Mozzarella, sliced ½ Cup Basil Pesto Sauce 6 cocktail tomatoes, sliced Salt and Pepper to taste For the balsamic reduction: ⅓ cup balsamic vinegar 1 Tbsp honey Directions Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. To make the balsamic reduction, add the balsamic vinegar…

Chicken Cordon Bleau

Ingredients 1 lb. penne 4 tbsp. unsalted butter 2 cloves garlic, minced 3 tbsp. flour 4 cups chicken broth 1 cup heavy cream kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper 1 tsp. mustard powder 2 cups shredded rotisserie chicken 1 cups thick-cut ham, chopped 2 cup shredded Gruyere 1/2 cup grated Parmesan 1 tbsp. fresh parsley,…