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Vegan Dinspirations

Yes, I have been missing in action.

We currently have a vegan guest so I’m trying out recipes. Some are okay and others have been great.

Tonight, I’m making “naked” jalapeno poppers. They aren’t breaded or wrapped in fakin. I didn’t research the egg-replacer needed for breading and veggie bacon has egg in it. I just sliced the jalapenos in half, seeded them, and filled them with some vegan cream cheese. I’ll bake ’em at 400F until the cheese starts getting browned. They are just about ready to come out and get snacked on. (update: yummy!)

I made some vegan artichoke & spinach dip yesterday and now I’m going to use the leftovers to make a quinoa bake. I was inspired by this recipe by Vegan Angela. I read in one of the comments that cashews were used instead of the egg-substitute so I think we’re good to go. If it doesn’t stick together, I don’t think anyone here will mind.

And…That’s what’s for dinner.


Scrumptious Saturday: Spicy Garbanzo Beans and Quinoa

This is a what’s in my cupboard mash up…

First I heated up a tablespoon of coconut oil in a cast iron skillet.

I added some chopped fresh garlic and scallions, let that cook until transparent.

Added three small-medium carrots grated. Let that cook for a couple minutes.

Added a cut up jalepeno minus seeds.

Added 2/3 of a summer squash grated. Let that cook for a minute.

Added three heaping spoons or ladles full of cooked whole garbanzo beans. (1 1/2 to 2 cups’ish)

Covered the top with chili powder spice mix.

Added a small can of fire roasted green chilis.

Added a handful of cut up cherry tomatoes.

Added a 1/4 cup of salsa.

Meanwhile in the microwave I cooked up 1 1/3 cups of quinoa. Added about equal parts of water and nuked covered for 10 minutes. Let sit for a few minutes.

Added most of quinoa to skillet.

Grated up some cheese.

Cut up some parsley (wish I had cilantro)

Pulled out the lemon slice I have left.

Set out some sour cream.

Heat up some tortillas if you like.