Vegan White Chili

I was asked to bring a vegan chili to a Halloween party I was invited to. So went on Pinterest and found this very easy recipe. This is simple to make and oh so delicious. I will definitely make this again. Thank you contentednesscooking.com for this great recipe. I did a few tweaks but so so good! Also note I used kite-hill.com vegan cream cheese that is delicious!

Vegan White Chili

Contentedness Cooking
A perfect quick and easy vegetarian chili made with vegan cream cheese. Delicious!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Vegetarian
Servings 8 servings

Equipment

  • Stove Top

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup chopped white onion
  • 2 cups red and yellow bell peppers chopped
  • 1 TBSP olive oil to cook down onion and bell pepper
  • 8 cloves Garlic, peeled and minced
  • 4 cups organic vegetable Broth
  • 1 7 oz. can sliced jalapeno slices, drained spice it up with 2 cans
  • 8 oz. vegan cream cheese Kite-Hill.com
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 1 TBSP chili powder
  • 2 TBSP Cumin
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp maple syrup

Instructions
 

  • Heat oil in large casserole pan. Fry onion, bell pepper until soft and add garlic to cook.
  • Slowly add in vegetable broth, cream cheese, seasonings and jalapenos.
  • You will need to whisk in the cream cheese to blend until smooth. Cook for 10 minutes
  • Add beans and salt and pepper to taste. Cook an additional 5-10 minutes.
  • I prepared this the night before to take to a Halloween party. Even more delicious the next day!
Keyword Chili, Vegan, Vegetarian, White beans
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Mini Turkey Lasagna Cups

Here is an easy quick appetizer to take to your next gathering. I have started to use products from Trader Joes to shortcut the amount of prep time while creating a fabulous, delicious food item.

Mini Turkey Lasagna Cups

A quick and easy alternative to making your own lasagna bolognese. Use Trader Joes turkey bolognese to make turkey lasagna cups.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Italian
Servings 24 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 24 wonton wrappers
  • 1 pkg Trader Joe's Turkey Bolognese
  • 1 1/2 cups Mozzarella Cheese, shredded
  • 15 oz Skim ricotta Cheese
  • Fresh herbs – Parsley, basil, Oregano
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Preheat Oven to 375 degrees and spray 2 – 12 cup muffin tins with cooking spray
  • Combine Ricotta cheese, fresh herbs and spices until combined
  • Press a wonton wrapper into each sprayed muffin tin to mold to hold the filling
  • Place a tsp. of Trader Joe's Meat sauce into the bottom of the wrapper
  • Add a tsp of ricotta cheese sauce on top of the meat sauce
  • Add another layer of the meat sauce
  • Top with some shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Place in oven and bake for 15-20 minutes or until the cheese is melted and wonton wrappers are golden brown.
  • Top each cup with fresh herbs
Keyword Appetizer, Lasagna, Turkey

Enjoy!

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Cauliflower Piccata

Cauliflower Piccata

Cauliflower Piccata

Cauliflower Piccata

Vegetarian alternative to Chicken Piccata
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Vegetarian
Servings 2 servings

Ingredients
  

Cauliflower Steaks

  • 1 whole Cauliflower Head
  • 1/2 cup Flour
  • 1 tsp. Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp. Onion Powder
  • 1 TBSP. Nutritional Yeast
  • 1 tsp. Fresh Basil chopped
  • 1/2 tsp. Salt
  • 1/2 tsp. Fresh Cracked Pepper
  • 1/2 cup Almond Milk for dredging califlower

Lemon Caper Sauce

  • 4 TBSP. butter melted
  • 3 tsp. minced garlic
  • 2 TBSP. flour mixture (from above dredging mixture)
  • 1 cup Vegetable Broth
  • 1/2 cup Almond Milk
  • 2 TBSP. Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 Lemon sliced
  • 1/4 cup Drained and rinsed Capers
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Slice cauliflower head into 1 inch slices.
  • In large saucepan add cauliflower and enough water to cover cauliflower (about 1/2 inch).
  • Bring water to a boil and steam cauliflower until tender, but firm; about 3 minutes
  • Remove from pan to cool and drain water.
  • Mix flour and spices together in flat bowl or plate for dredging.
  • Place Almond milk in separate bowl and dredge cauliflower in milk, then in Flour mixture
  • Preheat large pan with olive or almond oil; about 1/2 inch on medium high heat.
  • Place cauliflower steaks in pan to fry on both sides until golden brown. Set aside
  • Melt butter in large pan on medium heat.
  • Add garlic and stir not to burn.
  • Add flour and stir to combine.
  • Slowly add vegetable broth a little at a time and stir until smooth.
  • Add Almond milk and combine.
  • Bring to a simmer adding lemon slices, capers, and lemon juice .
  • Simmer for a few minutes and turn off heat.
  • Place cauliflower steaks on a plate and drizzle sauce over each steak.
  • I served this with broccolini and drizzled some of the sauce on that as well. A great alternative to bearnaise sauce.
Keyword Cauliflower

Summer BBQ-Grilled Flank Steak

Flank steak is a cut of beef taken from the abdominal muscles or lower chest of the steer.  Typically it is used for fajitas but if you marinate it, it becomes a flavorful piece of meat. You can add to a salad, create a chimichurri sauce to drizzle on top, stir fry with vegetables and many more options. I marinated this cut for 2 days which made it tender and very flavorful.

Happy Summer, Happy Bbq,

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Flank Steak and ingredients for marinade

Grilled Marinated Flank Steak

Create a tender flank steak by marinating for 2 hours or overnight. The longer you marinate, the more tender the meat will be. Make sure to grill to medium rare; let sit to rest for 15 minutes and then cut against the grain.
Prep Time 1 d
Cook Time 12 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 1 1/2 lb. Flank Steak
  • 1/2 cup Balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup Reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup Olive Oil
  • 1/4 cup Packed Brown Sugar
  • 1 TBSP Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 TBSP Dijon Mustard
  • 1 TBSP Pepper
  • 2 tsp. Crushed garlic

Instructions
 

  • Whisk all ingredients in a bowl
  • Rinse Flank Steak and wipe with a paper towel
  • Place flank steak in gallon zip lock bag and add marinade; moving it all over the meat
  • Place meat in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours, preferably overnight to marry with the meat and tenderize
  • Take meat out of refrigerator when ready to cook. Take out of marinade and set aside
  • Put marinade in a pot to heat thoroughly. Then set aside to drizzle on the cooked meat
  • Cook steak on medium high heat on a grill for 6 minutes per side.
  • Let meat set for 15 minutes before cutting against the grain
Keyword BBQ, Flank Steak

Easy Tuna Avocado Appetizer

Easy Tuna Avocado Appetizer

Create a delicious, healthy appetizer in minutes with tuna, avocado and tomatoes
Prep Time 6 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mediterranean

Ingredients
  

  • 1 jar Tonnino Tuna Filets in Olive Oil
  • 1 whole avocado sliced
  • 1/2 container garlic marinated cherry tomatoes (I like the ones from Bristol Farms or Whole Foods)
  • 14 each La Panzanella Gluten Free Roasted Garlic Oat Thins
  • 1 drizzle Balsamic Glaze

Instructions
 

  • Remove tuna from jar with olive oil and mix well. Use as much oil or as little as you like to taste or you can substitute mayo if you like.
  • Slice avocado and place on a dish
  • Scoop some tuna on the dish
  • Add tomatoes and crackers
  • Drizzle with balsamic glaze and Enjoy! Its that simple