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Cauliflower Curry

14 Nov

Cauliflower Curry

  • 1 tsp. coriander, freshly ground
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 2.5 tsp. yellow curry powder
  • 1 tsp. turmeric
  • 0.25 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. ginger
  • 1 c. onion, diced (used white and green onions)
  • 3 cloves garlic, smashed and minced
  • 1 15oz. can diced tomatoes
  • 1 sweet potato, diced or 2 c. pumpkin/squash, diced
  • 1 15 oz. can unsweetened coconut milk
  • 0.75 c. bone broth
  • 0.75 tsp. sea salt
  • 1 head cauliflower, chopped into bite-size pieces
  • 1 c. spinach, chopped 

Combine the spices (coriander, cumin, curry, turmeric, cinnamon, ginger) in a small bowl. Saute the onion on low until soft. Add the garlic and spices, then add the remaining ingredients. Pressure cook for 6 min. Use natural or quick release.

Cream of Brussel Sprouts Soup

14 Nov

Cream of Brussel Sprouts Soup (adapted from https://www.yummly.com/recipe/Cream-of-Brussels-Sprout-Soup-2536909?prm-v1)

  • 2 Tbs. butter
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 3 celery sticks, diced
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, smashed and minced
  • 1 lb. brussel sprouts, ends cut off and halved
  • 3 to 4 c. bone broth
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp. cayenne
  • 1 tsp. dried thyme
  • 1 tsp. dried mustard
  • 0.5 to 1 c. heavy cream

Melt butter. Place carrots, celery, and onion in food processor and pulse until fine. Saute these veggies on low. Add garlic, then add brussel sprouts, bone broth, sea salt, cayenne, thyme, and mustard. Cook in pressure cooker ~5 min. or simmer on stovetop. Use an immersion blender to puree. Add 0.5 to 1 c. heavy cream before serving.

Cheese Bread

24 Aug

Cheese Bread (adapted from Easy Skillet Keto Garlic Bread at https://ketonoms.com/)

  • 1 cup shredded Mexican blend cheese (or Mozzarella)
  • 1 Tbsp cream cheese
  • 1 Tbsp coconut flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Melt the cream cheese over low heat on the stovetop. Take off of heat, mix in the egg, and set aside. Combine the shredded cheese, coconut flour, baking soda, egg, italian seasoning, garlic powder, and sea salt in a bowl. Add the egg mix to the cheese mix. Cook on a buttery cast iron skillet or in a waffle maker.

Green Bean Chickpea Amandine

9 Feb
  • 1/4 c. butter
  • 1/2 to 1 c. slivered or chopped almonds
  • 2 c. chickpeas, cooked
  • 3 cloves garlic, smashed
  • 2 lbs. fresh green beans
  • 2 tsp. lemon zest
  • 2 Tbs. lemon juice
  • 1/4 to 1/2 c. chopped parsley
  • 1 tsp. salt

Melt the butter and saute the almonds and chickpeas for a few minutes. Add the garlic and saute ~30 sec., then add the green beans, lemon, parsley, and salt. Serve over rice&quinoa.

Pumpkin pizza sauce

12 Nov

Pumpkin pizza sauce (adapted from Chickpea Pumpkin Veggie Pizza at http://www.veganricha.com)

  • 1 c. pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. sugar (optional)
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1 tsp. fresh thyme
  • 1 Tbs. fresh sage
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp. onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp. cumin
  • pinch cayenne
  • 1 to 2 Tbs. lemon juice

Pressure Cooker Vegetable Indian Rice

12 Apr

Pressure Cooker Vegetable Indian Rice (Rice pulao)

  • 1 1/2 c. long-grained rice, rinsed (try presoaking for 15 min. to see difference)
  • 2 Tbs. ghee or coconut oil
  • 1 to 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tsp. cumin seeds
  • 3 green cardamom pods
  • 4 cloves
  • 1/8 to 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
  • 2 inch cinnamon stick
  • 1/2 c. onion, minced
  • 1 tsp. fresh ginger, minced
  • 1 tsp. fresh garlic, crushed and minced
  • 1 1/2 c. vegetables, chopped (e.g. cabbage, cauliflower, carrots, peas, potatoes, green beans)
  • 1 tsp. fresh mint, minced
  • 4 c. water/broth/mixture of both
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt

Soak the rice in water for at least 15 min. Drain and set aside. In the pressure cooker, saute the bay leaves, cumin, cardamom, cloves, nutmeg, and cinnamon stick in the ghee for ~30 seconds. Add onion. When the onions turn soft, add the ginger and garlic. After ~1 min., add the vegetables and mint. After ~4 min., add the rice. After ~2 min., add the water and salt. Secure the lid. Turn heat to med-high (6). When high pressure whistle blows, turn heat to med-low (3) and cook for ~10 min. (depends on rice used, half the time from stove-top cooking time for that type of rice). Take off of heating element, cover with a towel, and quick release the steam.

Serve with yogurt or raita.

Veggie Quiche

12 Apr

Veggie Quiche (makes two quiches; adapted from “Transformed Spinach Mushroom Quiche” at allrecipes.com)

  • 8 eggs
  • 1 1/2 c. milk (or 1/2 c. heavy cream and 1 c. milk)
  • 2 Tbs. fresh parsley, chopped
  • 2 tsp. garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 c. fresh greens (e.g. chard, spinach), chopped
  • 4 oz. fresh mushroom, sliced
  • 1/4 c. onion, minced
  • 2 Tbs. sun-dried tomatoes, minced
  • 1 oz. feta cheese, small crumbles
  • 2/3 c. shredded cheese

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Farenheit. Precook two pie crusts (see recipe for almond flour pie crust). In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, parsley, garlic, salt, nutmeg, and pepper. In a separate bowl, toss together the greens, mushroom, onion, tomatoes, and feta. Spread half of the veggie mix over each pie crust. Sprinkle half of the shredded cheese on top of each veggie mix. Gently pour half of the egg mix on top of each layer of cheese. Bake at 400 degrees Farenheit for ~45 min. or at 415 degrees F for ~30 min. Let sit 10 min.