Tag Archives: Vegan

Bean Sprout and Spinach Stir Fry-Vegan

19 Apr

I always forget how awesome and easy stir fry is. I like this particular recipe because it is spicy and crunchy, two of my favorite characteristics of a dish.

Bean Sprout and Spinach Stir Fry
*Vegan*
Prep. Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 15 minutes
Serves 4

Ingredients:

2 TB olive oil
1 onion, chopped
3 garlic cloves, minced
3 celery stalks, chopped
8 oz. fresh bean sprouts
1 lb spinach, washed and trimmed
1 bunch green onions, chopped
1 dried red chili pepper, minced
4 servings chow mein noodles

Sauce:
1 TB rice vinegar
1 TB sesame oil
2 TB soy sauce
1 TB corn starch
1/2 TB Chinese five spice

Directions:
1. Mix all ingredients for sauce in small bowl and set aside.
2. Start boiling water in a medium sauce pan (this will be for your chow mein noodles). When water starts to boil add noodles and cook 3 minutes. Separate with a fork while they cook. Drain.
3. Heat up wok over high heat. When pan is hot add olive oil. When olive oil is heated, add onions (you should hear them sizzle; you can test to see if the pan is ready by putting one piece on onion in first).
4. Cook onions 2-3 minutes until just browned. Add garlic for 30 seconds.
5. Add celery and cook 5 minutes; stir occasionally.
6. Add bean sprouts, spinach, green onions, and red chili pepper. Cook 5 minutes until spinach is wilted.
7. Add sauce and noodles to wok. Stir all ingredients together. Serve while hot!

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Broccoli and Cashews over Millet

7 Mar

I am attempting to make one Vegan recipe each week. The toughest part of eating vegan for me is the fact that I am usually starving 20 minutes after I eat. The recipes that include some sort of grain seem to keep me fuller longer. So, here is one of those recipes for you.

I found it in a book I recently purchased
It is sort of a crash course for beginners on how to become a Vegan.

Broccoli and Cashews over Millet

***Vegan Recipe***

Ingredients:

2 cups millet
6 cups veggie stock
2 TB olive oil
2 ts mustard
1 bunch broccoli, chopped
1 onion, chopped
1/2 cup water
1/2 cashews, chopped
1 TB soy sauce

Directions:

1. Cook millet in 6 cups of veggie stock in a covered pot over medium heat for 20 minutes.
2. In the meantime, heat oil in a large pan. Add the onion and let it cook for 3-5 minutes. Add the broccoli and mustard. Stir it until the veggies are evenly coated.
3. Add the water, cashews and soy sauce. Cook for 15 minutes.
4. Serve veggies over millet.

Green Curry with Sweet Potato and Eggplant

4 Jun

Green Curry with Sweet Potato and Eggplant
VEGAN

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Serves 4 to 6

Ingredients:

1 TB oil
1 onion, chopped
1-2 TB green curry paste—make sure it does not have shrimp paste in it–read label carefully
1 eggplant, quartered and sliced
1 1/2 cups coconut milk
1 cup vegetable stock
6 lime leaves
1 orange sweet potato, cubed
2 ts brown sugar
2 TB lime juice

3 cups steamed rice

Directions:

1. Heat oil in large work or frying pan. Add onion, and curry paste. Stir and cook over med. heat 3 minutes.
2. Add eggplant and cook 4-5 minutes.
3. Pour in coconut milk and stock, bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes.
4. Add sweet potato, cook 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
5. Mix sugar and lime juice. Add to vegetable mixture until well combined. Season to taste with salt.
Serve over steamed rice

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