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Wild Black Rice

Wild rice is my favorite side dish. You can serve the rice with a mushroom dish or with beyond meat balls. The recipe I am going to share with you will be rich with spices and vegetable taste. The mixture of cardamom, clove, and cinnamon with red bell pepper and onion will give this rice dish a special flavor. 

To start making this recipe, you will need the following: 

  • Half onion cut in small cubes
  • 10 cardamom
  • 5 cloves
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • Half red bell pepper cut in small cubes
  • Vegetable stock cube
  • 2 cubs of wild black rice
  • 7 cups of water
  • 1 tsp of salt
  • 3 tbsp of virgin olive oil  
  • 1 tsp of black pepper   

Steps to Prepare

Step 1:

wash the rice in warm water and soak for 10 mins and set a side in the warm water.  

Step 2:

In a medium sized pot with high heat, add the olive oil, vegetable stock cube, onion and simmer for 2 mins. Then add the cloves, red bell pepper, salt and black pepper. Simmer until the onion is brown. When the onion is brown, add all 7 cups of water to the pot. Let the water boil and then add the cinnamon sticks, and cardamom. 

Step 3:

Add the rice to the pot when water is boiling on high heat. (Add only the rice to the boiled water, remember that we soaked the rice in water in step 1. We should remove the water after soaking the rice and not add it to the pot with the rice. 

Step 4:

Let rice cook in high heat and stir frequently (ensure rice does not stick to the bottom of the pot). Wild rice takes time to absorb the water. After 20 mins on high heat, reduce heat to medium/low when you see the water level is low. Let cook for another 10 mins. 

When rice absorbs the water completely, you can then serve the rice and garnish with parsley. 

 

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Eggplant Tahini with Beyond Meat

This recipe is my friends’ favorite one. I always get great feedback about it and requests to make it. I initially learnt to make this recipe with diary products but then I found the great mix to make it diary free and as tasty as it can be. This dish originated in Middle East and I learnt to make it from my mom (who till date makes the best version of it ) so consider this recipe a gift from me to your loved ones. This dish is made with a pan fried eggplant and flavored with jalapeño olive oil. You can top it off with Beyond meat patties if you wish and eat it with pitta bread. The taste will find its place to your heart.  

Here is what you need to start making this amazing dish: 

  • 2 gloves of garlic minced 
  • 1 lemon squeezed 
  • 3 chopped shallots
  • 5 Indian eggplants sliced vertically 
  • 7 tbsp virgin olive oil to fry the eggplant 
  • Vegan dip (you can get it from Trader Joe’s) or Diary free yogurt (nut based yogurt) 
  • 2 Beyond Meat Patties
  • 1 tsp salt 
  • 2 tbsp vegan mayonaise
  • 5 tbsp tahini  
  • 2 tbsp jalapeño olive oil, you can buy my recommend brand here 
  • Pitta bread 

Steps to Prepare:

Step 1: In baking plate, add the chopped shallots, vegan dip or vegan yogurt, vegan mayonnaise, garlic, salt, tahini, and mix all together. Then Place in refrigerator. 

Step 2: Medium heat skillet with olive oil, once the oil is heated, add the eggplant to fry. Flip the eggplant frequently until cook. Eggplant will become soft and brown. Remove eggplant and place on the side to cool down for 2 mins. Add to the mixture prepared in step 1. 

Step 3 (optional): Add the beyond meat patties to skillet and cook it per packaging instruction. Then slice the patties. Add on top of the dish. 

Step 4: Pour the jalapeño olive oil over the dish and serve with Pita bread. 

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Lentil Salad with Sesame sauce

This salad is quick to make and full of nutrition. It takes about 10 minutes to prepare. This is one of my favorite light dinner meal. 

Serving for 2 people
Time to make: 10 mins

To make the salad you will need to have the following: 

  • Roasted lentils. Buy it ready made from Trader Joe’s. Frenchy and delicious
  • Cucumber shredded (2)
  • Tomatoes cut in cubes (2)
  • Parsley shredded small bunch fest size
  • Cilantro shredded small bunch fest size
  • Scallion thin sliced (3)
  • Yellow bel pepper shredded (1)
  • Yellow apple sliced (1)
  • olives (8)
  • olive oil (2) tbsp
  • sesame sauce from Trader Joe’s

Steps to Prepare: 

Step 1: 

Add all vegetables and apple together and then add the oil on top

Step 2: 

Add lentils and sesame sauce and mix again. Meal is ready to serve

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Parsnip Soup

I highly recommend this healthy delicious soup. When I go on a detox, this is one of the soup that I make. It should be very straight forward to prepare and the ingredients are not hard to put together.

Serving for 2 people
Time to make: 10 mins

To make the salad you will need to have the following:

  • 1 onion chopped
  • 3 garlic gloves
  • 2 parsnips
  • 400g precooked white beans
  • Some Rosemary leaves
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • water or vegetables broth

Steps to Prepare:

Step 1:

Add the olive oil and onion into a saucepan. Sauté the onion until they become translucent.

Step 2:

Add the diced parsnip, rosemary, bay leaf and simmer.

Step 3:

Add the white beans and the garlic gloves, salt and pepper and finish pouring the water or broth. Cover in half and stir gently for 20 – 25 minutes.

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Arabian Couscous with Veggies

Couscous is a Moroccan dish that you can prepare in different ways. I decided to use different vegetables that is different from what Moroccan would do. 

Serving for 4 people
Time to make: 30 mins

To make the recipe you will need to have the following:

  • 1 cup of couscous (sold at Trader Joe’s)
  • 1 chopped Green pepper
  • 1 chopped red bell pepper
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 1 sliced zucchini
  • 1/4 tsp ground pepper
  •  cup of boiled water,  
  • 2 tsp garlic power
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Beans your favorite ( canned and all organic )

Steps to Prepare:

Step 1:

Using a sauce pan and on medium heat, add the olive oil and the onion. Simmer for few minutes and then add the green and red bell peppers. After two minutes add ground pepper, garlic, salt and then the zucchini. Stir every 5 minutes for 15 minutes or until you notice the veggies are cooked.

Step 1:

Add one cup of couscous and half cup of water. Make sure to stir the couscous and if you see the water is not enough add the second half. Stir and cover for 5 minutes. Uncover and stir again. Then cover for 2 minutes. Repeat the last step till water completely absorbed.  Serve with beans when ready.

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Baked Vegan Cauliflower Buffalo Wings

A great healthy dish that can be served as an appetizer. Follow these simple instructions and share if you like it.

Serving for 4 people 

Time to make: 30 mins

To start off, you will need the following:

  • 1 head of cauliflower
  • 1/2 cup almond or soy milk
  • 1 tsp of paprika
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground pepper
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup gluten-free rice flour
  • 2 tsp garlic power
  • 1 tsp ground pepper
  • 1 cup any red hot sauce such as Frank’s hot sauce
  • 1 tbsp vegan butter
  • 2-3 tablespoons maple syrup

Instructions:

Using a baking tray, grease very well with oil. Preheat your oven to 450 F.  clean the cauliflower and cut them into small pieces. Mix the milk, water, flour and spices in a medium mixing bowl. We will add the hot sauce and butter later. Mix until the batter is thick and is able to coat the cauliflower without dripping. Add the cauliflower to the batter. Lay the cauliflower single layer on the baking tray.

Bake for 20 minutes until golden brown, flipping the florets over halfway through to get all sides golden brown. While the cauliflower is baking, prepare the ingredients for the sauce by mixing together see below. Remove from the oven. Toss the cauliflower in the sauce then using tongs, remove and place back on the baking sheet. Bake for another 5 minutes for the sauce to soak into the cauliflower. Remove from the oven and serve immediately with a vegan ranch dressing.

To make the sauce:

While the cauliflower are baking, in a small pot over high heat, mix the vinegar based hot sauce like Frank’s hot sauce, the vegan butter, 1 teaspoon garlic powder and 2-3 tablespoons maple syrup. Bring to a boil for 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from heat.

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