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Vegan “Dirty” Brown Rice

This is a wonderful rice dish as a main course. You can spice it up with any of your favorite vegetables and or hot peppers.  For a protein-rich version add a drained and rinsed can of black or red beans along with the vegetables

1 cup of fresh broccoli, chopped
1 cup of fresh cauliflower, chopped
1 cup of sliced carrots
2 cups of long grain brown rice
5 1/2 cups of water
2 tablespoons of garlic
1 teaspoon of salt
1 teaspoon of pepper
1 teaspoon of your favorite dried herb or herb blend (optional)

Combine 2 cups of long grain brown rice and 5 1/2 cups of water in a large saucepan. Bring just to a boil. Add carrots and seasonings, stir and bring to a boil. (Add 1-2 tbsp of butter or oil if desired.)

Reduce heat and cover tightly.

Simmer 30 minutes, then lift cover and quickly add the cauliflower and broccoli. Don’t stir.
Re-cover immediately.

Simmer 15-20 minutes longer, or until rice is tender and all the water is absorbed.

Fluff lightly with a fork and serve.

Nutritional Value of Brown Rice (1 cup cooked)

216 Calories
1.8 g Total Fat
0 g Cholesterol
10 mg of Sodium
84 mg of Potassium
45 g Total Carbohydrates
5 g Protein

Nutritional Values of Vegetables (1 cup raw)

73.6 Calories
.8 g Total Fat
0 mg Cholesterol
89 mg Sodium
2607 mg Potassium
15 gr Carbohydrates
5.26 g Protein

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Roasted Holiday Brussels Sprouts

A delicious recipe for Roasted Holiday Brussels Sprouts, which I modified from a recipe I found online to make it more festive.

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A delicious recipe for Roasted Holiday Brussels Sprouts, which I modified from a recipe I found online to make it more festive.
Servings Prep Time
6 15
Cook Time
20
Servings Prep Time
6 15
Cook Time
20
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A delicious recipe for Roasted Holiday Brussels Sprouts, which I modified from a recipe I found online to make it more festive.
Servings Prep Time
6 15
Cook Time
20
Servings Prep Time
6 15
Cook Time
20
Ingredients
Servings:
Units:
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, toss brussels sprouts with 2 tablespoons olive oil, kosher salt and pepper.
  3. Line a large baking sheet with aluminum foil. Put the brussels sprouts evenly spaced on the baking sheet.
  4. Roast the sprouts, stirring occasionally for even browning. They are done when until tender and caramelized, about 20 minutes.
  5. Place brussels sprouts back in bowl. Add remaining tablespoon olive oil, balsamic vinegar, cranberries, and walnuts and toss to coat evenly.
  6. Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary, then serve.
Recipe Notes

*If you have some brussels sprouts that are very large, cut them into quarters. The pieces will cook more evenly if they are all about the same size.

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Easy Crunchy Cucumber Salad

1 stalk celery
3-4 mini english cucumbers or pickling cucumbers
1/2 tsp garlic salt
fresh ground pepper to taste
1 Tbsp olive oil (or to taste)
1 tsp red wine vinegar (or to taste)
(Or 2 tsp white wine vinegar)

1. Peel the cucumbers leaving a few thin strips of green on them for color. Trim off the ends. Slice thinly.
2. Wash and thinly slice the celery.
3. Add all ingredients to a zip lock bag and shake. Let sit for 20-30 minutes while you make the rest of your dinner. Either in the frig or on the counter.

Right before serving, pour the salad into a nice bowl and top with a few sprigs of cilantro or parsley (optional).

Enjoy!

(Sorry, forgot to take a picture, will add it next time I make this!)

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Crunchy Cucumber Salad for 2

This cucumber salad is made with miniature English cucumbers. They’re not expensive and you don’t have to peel them. This makes a great little side salad, and it’s crunchy enough to hold up til tomorrow so you can have the leftovers lunch.

3 miniature cucumbers or similar amount of pickling cucumbers
1 small shallot or piece of sweet onion
1/2 medium tomato (or more to your liking)
oil and vinegar
Italian seasoning blend

  1. Prep your space:  Get out a medium cutting board, a knife, and a small bowl. If your garbage can is not nearby, have a little plastic bag open next to your work space for scraps.  Grab your steel and give your knife a quick sharpening.
  2. Wash the cucumbers since you’ll be leaving the skin on. Wash the tomato too if you haven’t already.
  3. Cut the ends of the cukes off, and then slice them at a diagonal, very thinly.  About an eighth of an inch or less.  Toss them into the bowl.
  4. Peel the shallot and cut off the hard end. If using onion obviously you can skip that part.  Slice as thinly as possible.  A very sharp knife makes all the difference here.  Scrape the pieces up with your knife and bang them in the bowl as well.
  5. Cut the tomato into smallish wedges.  Into the bowl they go.
  6. Shake some Italian seasoning onto the vegetables.  This is where you have to judge for yourself how much seasoning you like.  If you’re not sure, start with 1/4 tsp, mix it in, and look at it.  That’s about as much as I use, but you might like more or less.  It’s OK to guess, the world won’t end if you add a little too much.
  7. I use olive oil and white wine vinegar, but you could use regular oil and apple cider vinegar.  It’s a different flavor in the end, but we’re not talking gourmet here, we’re just trying to get dinner on the table.  About a tablespoon of vinegar and a teaspoon or so of oil should do it.  Mix it up, taste one, and add more if you like.
  8. Put the bowl (with spoon) into the frig to sit while you make the rest of your meal.  Maybe you could stir it once or twice if you remember.

This is my favorite summer go-to salad.  Hope you enjoy it!

Step 2:
Miniature English Cucumbers

Step 6:
Crunchy Cucumber Salad

Yield: 2 Cups
Prep time: 10 minutes
Calories: Hardly any

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Quick Kale & Cabbage Fry Recipe

Toss this easy kale recipe together as a nutritious side, while your main protein dish bakes or braises.

1 T olive oil
1/2 small cabbage
1/2 red pepper
1 medium shallot or 1/4 C sliced sweet onion
1 1-inch piece of jalapeño (optional)
2-3 sun dried tomatoes (optional)
1 medium carrot
1 bunch kale
seasonings

  1. Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a pan on medium heat.
  2. Prep your space: Pull out a large cutting board and knife. Give the knife a quick sharpening with a steel.
  3. Prep your veggies: Rinse all veggies as needed, using a natural citrus wash for non-organic produce. Scrub the carrot and peel the shallot. Seed the peppers.
  4. Quickly slice the cabbage into long strips, then the peppers, tomato, and shallot. Cut the carrot into a coarse julienne. Scrape the whole mess into the heated oil and give it a stir.
  5. While the “hard” veggies are cooking, cut the stems out of the kale, and cut the kale leaves into thick strips. Remember to stir the cooking veggies every minute or so. After about 5 minutes toss the kale into the cooking veggies and stir.
  6. Throw out the trimmings and wash the cutting board and knife. After 5 more minutes cover the pot and turn the heat to low while you prep the rest of your dinner. Stir occasionally but don’t let it sit too long.
  7. Sprinkle on some salt and pepper, or Adobo, or an herb blend before serving hot out of the pan. (No serving dish to wash!)

Step 4:
Chopped Stir Fry Vegetables

Step 5:
Chopping Kale

Frying Kale and Cabbage

Step 7:
Stir-Fried Kale & Cabbage