Archive for June, 2017

Vegan Mushroom Stroganoff

by on Jun.15, 2017, under Entrees, Vegan, Vegetarian

Ingredients:

8 ounces uncooked ribbon noodles
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 yellow onion, chopped
3 tablespoons whole wheat flour, divided
2 cups beefless beef broth or vegetable broth
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon tomato paste
1 1/2 pounds mushrooms (half Portobello and half White Button mushrooms), cut into large 2-inch chunks
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon dried sage
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
1/4 cup vegan sour cream (optional)
10 turns of fresh ground, black pepper
1/4 cup flat-leaf parsley, minced

Instructions:

  • Cook the noodles per the direction on the package. Under cook them a bit because they will be cooked again once incorporated into the sauce.
  • Drain and set aside.
  • In a large saucepan, add the olive oil and sauté the onions for 3 minutes over medium heat.
  • Add the flour and cook for 30 seconds, stirring constantly.
  • Gradually add the broth, soy sauce, lemon juice, and tomato paste, while stirring at the same time. Stir until mixture becomes thick and bubbly, about a minute.
  • Add the mushrooms, thyme, sage, and salt. Stir to combine.
  • Cook for 5 minutes, stirring frequently until mushrooms have shrunk in size.
  • Add the vinegar and simmer for 4 more minutes.
  • Add the noodles, sour cream, 1 tablespoon of flour, black pepper, and parsley and cook on low for an additional 5 minutes.
  • Garnish with parsley.

Nutritional Information:

Total Calories: 795 | Total Carbs: 104 g | Total Fat: 21 g | Total Protein: 50 g | Total Sodium: 1,548 g | Total Sugar: 13 g

(Per Serving: serves 4-6 people) Calories: 159 | Carbs: 20.8 g | Fat: 4.2 g | Protein: 10 g | Sodium: 309 mg | Sugar: 2.6 g

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Italian Orzo Spinach Soup

by on Jun.15, 2017, under Entrees, Soup, Vegan, Vegetarian

Total Time: 30 Mins
Prep Time: 5 Mins
Cook Time: 25 Mins

Ingredients:

2 tablespoons olive oil
1 small white onion, peeled and diced
1 cup diced carrots
1 cup diced celery
3 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
6 cups chicken or vegetable stock
1 (14-ounce) can fire-roasted diced tomatoes
1 1/2 cups (about 8 ounces) DeLallo whole wheat orzo pasta, or other whole wheat pasta
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary
4 cups loosely-packed spinach
salt and black pepper
optional toppings: freshly-grated Parmesan cheese, crushed red pepper flakes

Directions:

Heat oil in a large stock pot over medium-high heat. Add onion and saute for 4 minutes, until soft. Add carrots, celery and garlic and saute for an additional 3 minutes. Add chicken stock, tomatoes, orzo (pasta), thyme, oregano, rosemary and stir to combine. Bring soup to a simmer, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the pasta is al dente.

Stir in the spinach and cook for 1-2 minutes until it is bright green and wilted. Taste, and season with salt and black pepper as needed.

Serve warm, garnished with your desired toppings.

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