Would you like to create an easy gluten free pasta dish that even kids love? Watch this video with Jamie Goldfuss of Kosher Vegan Cooking demonstrate how to make this delicious dish.
Here is the recipe:
1 Bag Trader Joes Organic Brown Rice Noodles
1 Bag Trader Joes Vegan Cheese
1 Bag Trader Joes Organic Chopped Spinach
1-2 Organic Sweet Potatoes
1 Jar Trader Joes Organic No Salt Pasta Sauce
Organic Garlic Fresh cloves or Powdered to taste
Hemp Hearts to taste
2 Medium Sized Pots
1 Large glass mixing bowl or pot
Glass Baking Dish
Peel 1-2 small sweet potatoes and cut into 3rds
Then place in food processor and chop into tiny pieces
Place pieces into a small bowl
If you have a garlic clove you can add it to the food processor with the sweet potatoes.
Fill medium sized pot with water and boil
After boil add brown rice noodles for 7-8 minutes
Add a drop of himalayan pink salt and extra virgin olive oil
Let cook uncovered and stir as needed
Drain noodles into colander and rinse with cold water
If cooking at the same time to cook more efficiently use a 2nd pot for the next step or if you only have one pot use your original pot after the noodles and water have been drained to start sauce.
Add sauce to pot on a medium flame.
Next add the bag of vegan cheese.
Then add the chopped spinach and sweet potatoes.
Let this mixture cook on a medium flame for 10 minutes.
After the mixture is done combine noodles and sauce mixture in a large bowl or pot.
Next pour the noodle and sauce combo into your glass baking dish.
Cover the top of the noodles with a nice amount of hemp hearts.
Place the dish in your over to bake for 20 min at 350 degrees.
Enjoy and serve hot.
Jamie has a band, Goldfuss, who plays cool indy music, check out his new album, here.
Who says vegetarians can’t eat chicken soup, the food for the soul ?? Here is my tasty recipe for a mock vegan chicken soup, a vegetarian staple for sure!
Start with a large pot and about 2 Tbsp. olive oil. Add sliced veggies. The vegetables you pick can be any with the exception of broccoli, brussel sprouts, parsnips, or any strongly flavored vegetable. This will ensure it tastes like a mixture, not broccoli soup.
When slicing the veggies, you only need to cut them into large pieces, don’t worry about chopping them. The vegetables in the soup will be discarded and used for vegetable patties or filler later.
Place the veggies in the soup pot and saute with the olive oil.
Add soup to the highest point of the pot you can get away with without it boiling over. You are going to want lots of this delicious soup!
Add some shakes of tamari sauce and pepper to taste.
Now for the secret ingredient that makes this soup smell and taste like chicken soup, DILL!
Add about 1/2 of a bunch of dill to the soup.
Bring to boil and simmer to lightly boil for 2-3 hours. Discard the vegetables and save for another use. You can serve plain or with rice, noodles or matzoh balls. You can serve immediately or let cool and freeze in plastic container.
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Every Monday I will be posting to my column, Vegetarian Cooking is Fun, a new recipe. In the next several weeks I will be focusing on vegetarian staples that you can make and keep in your freezer until needed. Why make staples and not buy? Less expensive, whole natural foods, better taste and no added chemicals or preservatives, and you can make it with whatever spices and flavoring you want! It does take some added work in your kitchen, but well worth the effort. In between the staples recipes I will add some videos and interviews with local vegans who will share their special recipes of their favorite dishes. This should be a lot of fun, come aboard!!
Ok, what staples does one need in a vegetarian kitchen? Here is my current list:
Frozen Fruit for Shakes
Granola bars or snacks
Spreads for sandwiches
So, let’s go through them through the weeks and discuss how to cook them and freeze them!
20-30 plum tomatoes, washed
diced garlic, several heads, depending on how garlicky you want it
diced jalapeño pepper
chopped celery, several stalks
2 chopped zucchini
2 sliced carrots
2 tsp. salt
red pepper flakes
3 tsp. olive oil
Gather all the ingredients, put the olive oil in a large saucepan. Put the fire on medium and put all ingredients in except the tomatoes. Let everything cook for about 3 minutes, then add quartered tomatoes. Leave on medium or medium low heat and let cook for 2-3 hours, stirring occasionally.
Turn off heat and puree with wand, blender or food processor until smooth.
Let cool and store in plastic containers. Label with date and food and put in freezer.
Really, super easy!! Remember, you must use plum tomatoes to get the rich sauce!!
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I love making homemade bread, yum, yum!! My most fav easy recipe is for peasant bread, super easy…..here’s the recipe, enjoy!!
Makes 2 large or 3 small loaves
Combine 1 pkg yeast, 2 C. very warm water, 3 T. sugar. Add 6 C. flour and 1 tsp. salt. Stir so just mixed, DO NOT KNEAD.
Let covered with cloth in warm place for 2-3 hours.
Punch down dough and roll gently into loaves. Let rise covered for 1’2 hour. Slice tops.
Bake on tiles with pan of steaming water in oven for 30 minutes.
I am adding new romantic items to my blog and online boutique in honor of the romantic month of February. Check out my Etsy site to see my offerings! I have beautiful lockets, silver necklaces, and artwork!
I also have a new print of the month for sale that reminded me of romance.
This is a beautiful print of a watercolor done a few months ago.
What else am I up to? I am continuously working on my cook book of vegetarian comfort food. My son developed an awesome recipe for Cream of Mushroom soup.
Will keep you posted about this awesome cookbook!
Read more at: Musings.
Ohhh, I have to admit it, I have been quite happy this week reading, working in my fabric studio, being with my family, cooking, and…..having time off from my computer!! I have been nourishing my artistic soul by letting myself be led by my creative desires. Winter break for me has always meant a time to contemplate, be inside with family, and play. I have thoroughly enjoyed time with family. Reading as always been pervasive in my schedule. I spent time absorbed in the new reading biography of Pat Conroy, “My Reading Life”, now I am reading a short biography of Winston Churchill. Always wanted to know more about that courageous British fellow! I also started in earnest working on my vegetarian cookbook that I am writing with my son, JJ. Very excited about this endeavor! And, I puttered and created in my fabric studio. There is nothing more splendid for me than to be sequestered in my fabric room surrounded with wool, colorful fabrics, ribbons, beads, books, and my trusty iron and to make whatever comes to mind. And many things have come to mind. Here is my latest project that I finished this week:
I am into designing my own pieces lately, thinking of fabric, yarn, buttons as my palette and the clothing my sculpture. This sweater is knit with hand spun yarn infused with blues, yellows, and purples. I added blue batik fabric on the hem and the sleeves, and put glass hand made buttons on the button band. Love it, nice and warm!!
Now, to look forward! I have made many cyber friends this year, and one of my new friends, Emily, has started a list party along with 2 of her other blogging friends. I will be joining this fun and every week I will post the latest list. To start it off, we are to list our goals for 2011. So here are mine…..
1) Play my violin more and jam with my sons
2) Finish my vegetarian cookbook
3) Write the children’s book that I have in my head
4) Finish at least half of all my fabric projects I have thought of
5) Spend more time in my painting studio
6) Paint a portrait of my grandson(already did his sisters, can’t leave him out!)
7) Make some mixed media pieces
8) Continue to feel grateful everyday for all the blessings I have
That is it, to tell the truth, I am pretty satisfied with my life, which was on my list long ago to be satisfied with what I have.
Have a happy new year, keep safe and see you all next week!!!