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Pumpkin Pancake/Waffle | Recipe

Pumpkin Pancake/Waffle | Recipe

Print Recipe Pumpkin Pancake/Waffle | Recipe When I first started playing with this recipe, I made it as a waffle. This TOTALLY still works as a waffle, however I personally prefer my waffles to be light and crispy. In this recipe, I’ve opted to use […]

Dark Chocolate Chip, Banana, Walnut Muffins

Dark Chocolate Chip, Banana, Walnut Muffins

Print Recipe Dark Chocolate Chip, Banana, Walnut Muffins As an ex-professional baker, I HIGHLY recommend that you weigh everything instead of using measuring cups. Baking is a science… accurracy is important! Servings muffins Ingredients 200 g spelt flour 1 1/2 cups1 teaspoon baking powder3 tablespoons […]

Alex Approved: Grilled Pineapple Unfried Rice w/ Gardein Chickn

Alex Approved: Grilled Pineapple Unfried Rice w/ Gardein Chickn


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Alex Approved: Grilled Pineapple Unfried Rice w/ Gardein Chickn
Lately, Alex (my fiancé) has expressed more interest in plantbased meals. So OF COURSE I had to jump all over this opportunity! Besides pizza, Alex loves chicken and rice. So I took this recipe (adapted from Forks Over Knives, my go-to resource for recipes) to suit his tastes.
Servings
people
Ingredients
  • 3/4 cup brown rice about 3-4 cups cooked (I used 1.5 packs of frozen brown rice by Trader Joes)
  • 1 pineapple cored, cut into 1/2 inch thick slices
  • 1 red bell pepper halved lengthwise
  • 2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon coconut sugar (or cane sugar)
  • 2 cloves garlice minced, about 1 teaspoon
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon Fresh Ginger grated
  • cracked black pepper to taste
  • red chili flakes to taste
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 cup frozen shelled edamame thawed
  • 6 scallions white and green parts, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted roasted peanuts
  • 8 chickn nuggets I used the Mandarin Orange Cripsy Chick'n by Gardein (but not the sauce it comes with)
Servings
people
Ingredients
  • 3/4 cup brown rice about 3-4 cups cooked (I used 1.5 packs of frozen brown rice by Trader Joes)
  • 1 pineapple cored, cut into 1/2 inch thick slices
  • 1 red bell pepper halved lengthwise
  • 2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon coconut sugar (or cane sugar)
  • 2 cloves garlice minced, about 1 teaspoon
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon Fresh Ginger grated
  • cracked black pepper to taste
  • red chili flakes to taste
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 cup frozen shelled edamame thawed
  • 6 scallions white and green parts, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted roasted peanuts
  • 8 chickn nuggets I used the Mandarin Orange Cripsy Chick'n by Gardein (but not the sauce it comes with)
Instructions
  1. If grilling, prepare the grill. If broiling, heat oven broiler to high and line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  2. PREPARE GRAINS: Bring rice and 1 1⁄2 cups of water to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 45 minutes. Remove from heat and keep warm; fluff rice with a fork.
  3. GRILLED VEGETABLES; IF USING A CHARCOAL OR GAS GRILL: Grill pineapple and red pepper on the rack of a covered grill directly over medium-high heat, turning over once halfway through cooking, for 5 to 7 minutes, or until grill marks form. IF BROILING: Place pineapple and red pepper on prepared baking sheet. Broil for 2 to 3 minutes, or until lightly charred.
  4. MAKE SAUCE: Combine 1⁄4 cup of water, soy sauce, sugar, garlic, lime juice, ginger, and black pepper in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low, and simmer, uncovered, for 2 minutes. Mix arrowroot powder with 1 tablespoon of water, then whisk mixture into sauce. Cook, stirring, until thickened and bubbly. Simmer for 1 minute more. Remove from heat.
  5. PREPARE CHICKN: On a non-stick pan (or use about a tablespoon of oil), heat the nuggets of chick'n over medium heat until golden brown. Once cooled, cut into smaller pieces.
  6. PREPARE RICE: Set aside 3-4 slices of pineapple. Chop remaining pineapple and bell peppers into bite-size chunks and add to rice, along with edamame, sliced scallions, chick'n nuggets, and all of the sauce. Mix well.
  7. Top rice with toasted sesame seeds and peanuts. Serve with slices of grilled pineapple.
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Curried Tofu

Curried Tofu

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Curried Tofu
Recipe adapted from Forks Over Knives
Servings
people
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup brown rice rinsed & drained (~ 2 cups cooked)
  • 2 heads baby bok choy cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 scallions (white and green parts) finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 tablespoon Fresh Ginger grated
  • 1 14-oz packaged extra-firm tofu drained & cut into 1-inch-thick strips
  • 3 tablespoons tomatoe paste
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon tamari
  • 2 teaspoons curry powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Sriracha or to taste
  • 2 oz frozen green peas ~1/2 cup
  • Sea Salt to taste
  • freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro finely chopped
Servings
people
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup brown rice rinsed & drained (~ 2 cups cooked)
  • 2 heads baby bok choy cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 scallions (white and green parts) finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 tablespoon Fresh Ginger grated
  • 1 14-oz packaged extra-firm tofu drained & cut into 1-inch-thick strips
  • 3 tablespoons tomatoe paste
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon tamari
  • 2 teaspoons curry powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Sriracha or to taste
  • 2 oz frozen green peas ~1/2 cup
  • Sea Salt to taste
  • freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro finely chopped
Instructions
  1. Bring rice and 1 cup of water to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 45 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool; fluff rice with a fork
  2. Cut bok choy, chop scallions, mince garlic, and grate ginger.
  3. Drain and cut tofu then pat dry. Place tofu on a nonstick skillet and cook over medium-high, turning occasionally, until golden on all sides, 5 to 7 minutes. Meanwhile, combine 1 cup of water, tomato paste, arrowroot, soy sauce, curry powder, and Sriracha (if using) in a bowl and mix well. Add mixture and peas to tofu and cook until sauce thickens, 2 to 3 minutes. Taste and adjust seasoning.
  4. Sauté bok choy, scallions, ginger, and garlic in a saucepan over medium heat, stirring frequently, until bok choy has wilted, 5 to 7 minutes. Add water 1 to 2 tablespoons at a time as needed, to keep vegetables from sticking to pan. Add rice, season with salt and pepper to taste, and mix well.
  5. Chop cilantro and scatter over tofu. Serve hot over brown rice.
Recipe Notes
Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

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Sesame Peanut Noodles

Sesame Peanut Noodles

Print Recipe Sesame Peanut Noodles Servings Ingredients 1 8-oz whole grain soba noodles2 cups snap peas2 tbsp roasted, unsalted, unsweetened peanut butter2 tbsp rice vinegar1 tbsp reduce sodium tamari1 tbsp sesame tahini1/8 tsp crushed red chili flakes1 1/2 cup shredded carrots1 red bell pepper, thinly […]