Main Courses – Vegan Gluten Free

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Yummy Pesto Pasta Green Beans

By |August 17th, 2017|

This is a wonderful Italian dish made with pasta and green beans which is easy to make and great to eat. […]

Curried Green Beans and Potatoes

By |July 15th, 2017|

Green beans with carrots and potatoes become extra special and yummy made into a simple curry.

Ingredients: […]

Brazil Nut Burgers

By |February 12th, 2017|

These tasty Brazil Nut Burgers are filled with healthy ingredients and are gluten free and vegan too. This is a recipe that you will love.

Delicious Black Bean Stew

By |October 13th, 2016|

This stew is easy to make and filled with nutritious ingredients.

Ingredients:
1 onion, chopped
1 red pepper, sliced
3 carrots, sliced
1 cup fresh corn or frozen
1 cup cooked short grain brown rice
2 – 5 garlic cloves, minced
2 cups cooked black beans
1 piece of Wakame Seaweed, rinsed and broken into pieces
2 – 6 tbsp. Tamari
1 Tbsp vegetable oil

Directions:

  1. Cook black beans for 2 – 3 hours the time is dependent on the age of the beans. (cook according to this recipe)
  2. Saute onions in a little oil.
  3. When beans are soft, add Wakame and cook for another few minutes.
  4. Then add onions, celery, red pepper, carrots, corn and garlic.
  5. Simmer for 1/2 hour or till vegetables are tender.
  6. Mix in brown rice and add Tamari to taste.

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Baked Sweet Potatoes with Pecans

By |December 10th, 2015|

Wow baked sweet potatoes with coconut oil and pecans are a delicious combination!  Everyone knows sweet potatoes are yummy.  Did you also know how healthy and nutritious they are for you?

Read all about the 13 Surprising Benefits of Sweet Potatoes and Tips How to Cook Them Just Right.

Ingredients:

3 – 5 fresh sweet potatoes
2 Tbsp maple syrup or 1/2 tsp light stevia
1/3 cup coconut oil or ghee, melted
3 Tbsp of water from steaming the sweet potatoes
1 cup pecan halves
1 tsp Himalayan salt
Large baking dish, 12 x 10 inches

uncooked sweet potato and pecans

Directions:

1. Wash sweet potatoes and cut into quarters.
2. Steam for 5 minutes then put into a large baking pan.
3. Peel sweet potatoes and cut into 1 inch cubes.
4. Measure out 6 cups of sweet potatoes into the baking dish.
5. Mix oil, salt, maple syrup or stevia together.
6. Pour this mixture on top and sprinkle pecans.
7. Mix together.
8. Bake at 400 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes, until soft. Stir a couple of times.

More Sweet Potato Recipes and Information: 

Sweet Bell Peppers Stuffed with Wild Rice

By |October 28th, 2015|

This sweet bell peppers recipe is a favourite of mine. It’s yummy, beautiful and nutritious! The recipe is vegan and gluten free too.

Bell peppers, with their sweet taste, crunchiness and vivid bright colours, will make your meal beautiful and add many health benefits to your meal too. They can lower the risk of prostate cancer, help repair bones, help prevent anemia and are a wonderful food for weight loss!

Learn more about Bell Peppers, the Colorful Powerfood!

Photo Directions:  (Complete Recipe Below)

Slice off top of peppers and clean out inside seeds. Steam peppers and tops for 5 minutes.

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Sauté onion and mushroom in oil for 5 minutes and mix in the remaining ingredients.

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Stuff mixture into green pepper shells.

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Cover with pepper tops and place into baking dish.

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Bake at 350º F. for 25 to 30 minutes.

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To serve cut the peppers in half.

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Serve with Tahini Cream Sauce.

Here is the full recipe:
Sweet Bell Peppers Stuffed with Wild Rice

Ingredients:

Bell Peppers
1/2 Small Onion (Chopped Finely)
1/4 Pound Mushrooms
1 Tbsp Almond or Coconut Oil
1 Cup Long Grain Brown Rice (Cooked)
1 Cup Wild Rice (Cooked)
½ Cup Frozen Corn
¼ Cup Parsley (Chopped)
1 tsp Himalayan Salt

Directions:

1. Slice off top of peppers and clean out seeds inside.
2. Steam peppers and tops for 5 minutes.
3. Sauté onion and mushroom in oil for 5 minutes.
4. Mix in the remaining ingredients.
5. Stuff mixture into green pepper shells and cover with pepper tops.
6. Place into baking dish.
7. Bake at 350º F. for 25 to 30 minutes.
8. To serve cut the peppers in half.
9. Serve with Tahini Cream Sauce.

Tahini Cream Sauce

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This is a very simple and quick sauce to make.

Ingredients:

1/4 cup Light Tahini (sesame butter)
1/4 – 1/2 cup Water (the reason there is such a variance in the water is because some tahini is thicker than others)
1 tsp Lemon juice
Salt to taste

Directions:

1. Put tahini in a small deep bowl.
2. Slowly add water and blend with a fork.
3. At first it will make a thick sauce.
4. Add water until it is a creamy sauce.
5. Add more water if you would like it thinner.
6. Use on top of steamed vegetables or a grain like brown rice.

More delicious rice recipes:

rice pulao                                 Cardamom/Coconut Rice Pulao

Cardamom/Coconut Rice Pulao

Creamy Chickpea and Rice Pie

Luxurious Brown Rice Pudding

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Powerful Anti-Inflammatory Vegetable Stew

By |May 6th, 2015|

This is a very nutritious stew with 4 of the 12 Top Anti-Inflammatory Foods.  It is an easy stew to make.

Ingredients:

1 bunch Broccoli
1 cup shredded Cabbage
1 large Onion
2 large Carrots
2 Tbsp Coconut Oil
2 tsp fresh Ginger, grated
1 tsp Cumin
1 tsp Turmeric
1 tsp Himalayan salt
Black Pepper to taste
1 – 2 cups Water

Directions:

1. Remove skins from onions, chop fine.
2. Sauté onion in coconut oil till golden brown in a large sauce pan.
3. Add spices, sauté for a minute, stirring constantly.
4. Add 1 cup of water and cook for 10 minutes to make flavourful stock.
5. Chop the rest of the broccoli into 1 inch pieces and carrots into slices.
6. Pour stock into a saucepan.
7. Place all vegetables into a saucepan.
8. Add just enough water to half cover the vegetable.
9. Cover with lid and cook for 10 to 15 minutes till almost tender, stir occasionally.
10. Don’t overcook the vegetables till they’re mushy; it will taste better if there is a slight crunch to the vegetables.
11. Enjoy.

Try this Anti-Inflammatory Salad and Salad Dressing:

                                 Powerful Anti-Inflammatory Salad Dressing

Powerful Anti-Inflammatory Salad Dressing

Powerful Anti-Inflammatory Salad

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Warming Vegetable Stew with Peanut Butter

By |November 12th, 2014|

This is a great tasty vegetable stew for cold winter days.

Ingredients:

1 large sweet potato, chopped in 1/2-inch pieces
2 medium potatoes, chopped in 1/2-inch pieces
1 large zucchini, chopped in 1/2-inch pieces
1 cup green beans, chopped
1 cup red pepper, chopped
1 medium onion, chopped
3-4 cloves garlic, minced (optional)
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 tsp ground coriander
1 – 3 tsp fresh grated ginger root
1/4 – 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper (optional)
Salt and pepper to taste
1 cup frozen corn
2 cups water
2/3 cup creamy or crunchy peanut butter                                                          Garnish with roasted peanuts.

Directions:

1. Chop all vegetables and garlic and ginger.
2. Put potatoes, onion and sweet potato and spices in a large cooking pot with 2 cups water.
3. Cover and bring to a boil, then lower heat and cook for 20 – 25 minutes.
4. Add zucchini and green beans and cook 10 minutes.
5. Then add red pepper and cook for 5 more minutes.
6. Turn off heat and stir in corn.
7. Pour out a cup of the stew water and mix peanut butter in.
8. Just before serving stew, stir in peanut butter.
9. Serve with peanuts garnish if desired.

More warming and hearty recipes:

                                 Lentil Stew

Lentil Stew

Steamed Winter Vegetables

Powerful Anti-Inflammatory Vegetable Stew

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Cardamom/Coconut Rice Pulao

By |September 11th, 2014|

I made this rice pulao for a potluck birthday party a few years ago; it was a favourite.
I took all of my favourite pulao ideas and put them together into this one recipe and I am happy to say it is the best one I have come up with so far!!!!! […]

Diana’s Potato Latkes

By |September 16th, 2013|

This Potato Latkes recipe makes a delicious and fun vegan main course.  Usually this recipe would include eggs but I like to cook without eggs for a number of reasons.

One simple reason is to stay food combined properly for optimum digestion. Proteins and carbs fight in the digestive system.  Also, I find that potatoes stick well enough together without anything else.

Ingredients:

2 medium potatoes, coarsely grated
1 onion, finely chopped […]

White Bean Vegetable Stew

By |April 10th, 2013|

How about a very yummy, healthy protein meal filled with vegetables. This stew is high in potassium for those of you who need a boost in that area.  Also, half a cup of white beans is loaded with close to 100 mg of calcium.

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups white beans
2 pieces of Wakame (seaweed)
4 bay leaves
1 large onion, chopped finely
1/2 lb. spinach or beet greens, chopped
4 Tbl vegetable oil
2 carrots, chopped
1/4 teaspoon liquid dark stevia
1 tsp basil
1 tsp marjoram
2 – 3 Tbl Braggs
1 Tbl fresh parsley
Freshly ground black pepper

white beans cookingDirections:

  1. Cook beans for 1 – 2 hours (time is dependent on the age of the beans) according to recipe titled “COOKING BEANS”.
  2. When beans are soft, add wakame, bay leaves, Braggs, basil, marjoram and stevia.
  3. Sauté onion, celery and garlic in oil.   When golden brown, add to the cooked beans.
  4. Then add broccoli and beet greens.
  5. Simmer for half an hour or till vegetables are tender.
  6. Mix in parsley and add black pepper to taste.

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