Category Archives: Entertaining/Special Occasion

Pan Seered Polenta w/Chipotle Black Beans, Guacamole & Cilantro

A friend of mine that flies for the same airline i fly for, though he’s a Captain(!), sent this to me yesterday “Visited Monticello today with my crew and saw this quote by Jefferson & I thought of you – ‘Anticipating healthy living advice that would be extolled 2 centuries later, Jefferson wrote “I have lived temperately, eating little animal food, and that…as a condiment for the vegetables which constitute my principal diet” ‘ ”
If you struggle with going completely plant based, T.Colin Campbell author of The China Study, too, recommends animal products 10% or less resulting in the same health benefits.
Thank you John for sharing Jefferson 🙂

This is a hit of an appetizer and SO Fresh, SO Easy!

Slice and brown a tube of polenta in a skillet in olive oil, or veggie broth if you want to save calories.
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Then drain and rinse a can of black beans, mix with a jar of chipotle salsa, top with guacamole and fresh cilantro, Voila!
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The smoky black bean, cool guacamole, fresh cilantro combo atop the browned polenta…YUM!!
The recipe is Here, Enjoy!

3 Ingredient Cookies!..YUMMY

A friend of mine turned me onto these little numbers through SkinnyTaste.com!  What to do with a couple over ripe bananas..throw in some oatmeal, fold in walnuts (or in my case glazed pecans because that’s what I had..) and Voila!  Breakfast, lunch or snack on the go 😉

Banana Oatmeal Glazed Pecan Cookies

Banana Oatmeal Glazed Pecan Cookies

For me the glazed pecans worked out well..cause I like brown sugar in my oatmeal and it replicated that, worked out perfectly lol

YUM!  Enjoy, the Recipe is Here!

 

Enchiladas Frozen Dinner by Amy’s

Tasty!! In continuation of “fast food” without sacrificing being plant based here is another great one to try and have on hand.  With rice…

Enchilada with Rice & Beans

Enchilada with Rice & Beans

Without Rice..

Black Beans & Vegetables Enchiladas

Black Beans & Vegetables Enchiladas

5 mins and you’ve got Vegan Mexican dinner…it’s not so bad not cooking sometimes 😉  YUM!!

Chickpeas in Curried Coconut Broth

Oh My….

Chickpeas in Curried Coconut Broth

Chickpeas in Curried Coconut Broth

All I can say is YUM…soooooo good!

The Recipe is Here 😉

Cajun Sauteed Vegetable Stuffed Baked Potatoes

I WISH the picture did these justice!  I made these with the Banana Foster Parfait for my boyfriend (of whom we should call by his name, Kris) and his friend, Daniel..let me remind you, both are cooks.  Good cooks.  Kris said the next day, ‘These, we need to make again.’  They are fantastic…like Yumbo!

Cajun Sauteed Vegetable Stuffed Baked Potatoes

Cajun sautéed Vegetable Stuffed Baked Potatoes

The cajun flavors simmered and sautéed into these vegetables, then tossed with vegan sour cream and the scooped out potato, re-stuff ’em into their potato skins, throw ’em under the broiler for a bit and topped off with creme fraiche! Really?! YUM

The Recipe is Here, Enjoy 😉

 

Vegan ‘Chicken’ Piccata

With the first of the Month here the Fave Recipe(s) of January have been added to the ‘Fave Recipe of the Month’ tab…YUM!

Now for the first recipe of February that will most likely find a place among the Fave Recipes of the Month too 😉

Vegan Chicken Piccata

Vegan Chicken Piccata

Mmmmmm!! What is it about anything cooked in Wine that makes it amazing?….!? Saute these ‘chicken breasts’, a.k.a. yellow squash, in vegan butter and olive oil after being dredged thru Panko and whole wheat flour…..Simmer up some shallots in olive oil, add fresh thinly sliced garlic, now white wine…wait several minutes.. Now add vegetable broth blended with a bit of flour, thicken it up. Mmmm now more butter. Add capers and squeeze in some fresh lemon juice. Oh My Gosh. I served mine with fresh hot sweet potato rolls.. Want to take it over the top? Serve atop canapes (French or Italian bread sautéed in butter).

Oh! Out. Of. This. World.

Enjoy 😉 The Recipe is Here

 

Filets de Poisson a la Bretonne

“Fish Fillets” Poached in White Wine with a Julienne of Vegetables….ahhhhh Julia Child…!

"Fish Fillets" Poached in White Wine with a Julienne of Vegetables

“Fish Fillets” Poached in White Wine with a Julienne of Vegetables

You may notice I replaced the fish fillets with lengthwise slices of baked potato for this Vegan version of Filets de Poisson a la Bretonne!  Poaching these vegetables and fillets in a baking dish of White Wine, vegan butter and seasoning, then bringing it up under the broiler for a touch of browning, crisping…Mmmmmm!  Enjoy 😉

The Recipe is Here