Follow Your Heart x The Plantbased Jetsetter – Beyond Burger sammich!

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Has everyone tried the Beyond Burger yet? I’ll wait. Good. ISN’T IT DELICIOUS?!

I decided to make a summer burger sammich with my Follow Your Heart haul – here’s the recipe for this yummy bbq treat!

Ingredients:

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  • Follow Your Heart Gluten Free Millet bread – 2 slices
  • Follow Your Heart American cheese – 1 slice
  • Follow Your Heart Pepperjack cheese – 1 slice
  • 1 romaine tomato – sliced
  • Follow Your Heart Chipotle Vegenaise – 1 tsp
  • Yellow mustard – 1 tsp
  • Organic ketchup – 1tsp
  • Follow Your Heart Vegenaise – tsp
  • Organic home grown micro greens – 1 pinch
  • Coconut oil spray
  • Salt – 1 pinch
  • Cayenne pepper – 1 pinch
  • Garlic Salt – 1 pinch
  • Beyond Burger – 1 burger

I used my little George Foreman grill to grill the Beyond Burger; spray the coconut oil on both sides and season the burger with salt, garlic salt, and cayenne pepper before placing on the hot grill. Check periodically, but it should take about 10 minutes or so to be cooked all the way through.

Open grill and place the cheese on top of the burger, letting it slightly melt onto the patty. Then, assemble the sammich to your satisfaction! You can see my order in the photo above, but it is up to you to build the burger sammich to your satisfaction.

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Stuff in your face, and enjoy!!

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*~Thank you again to Follow Your Heart for the goodies donated to create this delicious burger sammich!~* 

 

FYH x The Plantbased Jetsetter: Summer Sammich joy!

Remember that delightful haul from Follow Your Heart that I received earlier this month? Well, the summer sammich and wrap game has been strong in my house.

Here is the first of a series of delicious recipes one can formulate with these delicious, vegan ingredients from FYH.

Gardein fishless filet sammich of eternal joy!

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Just look at the majesty.

What you’ll need:

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Start out by baking your Gardein fishless filets in the oven. Preheat conventional/toaster oven to 425°F. Coat your baking pan with olive oil, season filets with salt, cayenne pepper, and dill. Bake frozen fishless filet for 10-12 minutes.

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Let filet sit while you assemble your sammich! Toast your FYH bread slices, then apply Vegenaise spreads. Place avocado first, then filet on top to keep that pesky avocado in place.

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It’s up to you how you’d like to assemble the rest, but I put the cheese on the still-warm filet so it will melt a little while I build the rest of the sammich.

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Plate when assembled, and stuff in your face! Yum yum yum. A delightful vegan fishy treat!

 

Recipe – yummy veggie stir fry!


I just got back home after a week long work trip and was happy to get back into my kitchen!

Luckily I had some produce that was still fresh, and I whipped up a quick, delicious stir fry.

Recipe:

Ingredients

1 yellow onion, chopped

1 cup oyster mushrooms

1 cup shiitake mushrooms

1 cup black wood ear mushrooms

1 bunch bok choy 

2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar

2 tablespoons ponzu sauce

1 tablespoon lemon salt/pepper

1 tablespoon cayenne pepper

1 tablespoon turmeric 

It’s a stir fry, so this process is pretty straightforward.

I sprayed the wok with coconut oil, diced the onion, and added it to the pan with all of the spices.

Once the onions are sweating, add the bok choy and simmer on medium for about 3 minutes.

Add the mushrooms and cook on medium-high heat for about 5-8 minutes. Keep tasting, as you might need to add more sauce or seasoning depending on how evenly your ingedients are distributed.

And that’s the happy stir fry recipe! Enjoy!

Mexican food – craving satisfied!

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I was craving Mexican food today and in the great tradition of my part-Italian heritage, made enough food for 80 people. Cool.

Here’s what I made!

Vegan beef crumbles – Gardein

I sauteéd these from frozen in a pan with some olive oil, chopped onions, a minced garlic clove, salt, cayenne pepper, and oregano. I kind of used the spatula like an ice pick until the crumble block completely dissolved and then a proper sauteé could be performed.

Vegan chicken fajitas – Beyond Meat

Also sauteéd from frozen, in a pan with olive oil, minced garlic, onions, yellow and red bell peppers, salt, and garlic salt. I’m a salt mine.

Guacamole – Mashed in a bowl, I used 2 big avocados, 1 large heirloom tomato, 1 chopped onion, salt, and cayenne pepper.

Beans – I mixed the refried beans with sauteéd tomatoes, onion, and cayenne pepper then cooked it all together in a pot for 15 minutes. The vegan refried beans I use are the Trader Joes brand!

Rice – brown rice cooked in my rice cooker for 6 hours

Tortilla – Wheat tortilla from Whole Foods

And there you have it! Joyful Mexican food. Stuff it in your face! Have a party.

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Hannah’s cheesy nooch lasagna – recipe

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Wednesdays are usually style days, so here’s a shot of me cooking this recipe in my Miakoda New York slouch pants! Their company is vegan, cruelty free, and eco friendly, and they have some amazing designs to pick from.

Soooo I was experimenting with leftovers and stuff I had lying around in my kitchen today, and came up with this yummy, savory lasagna recipe!

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My humble kitchen – from left to right – lasagna strips, tempeh filling, and lentil filling! 🙂

This is not like a regular lasagna, but at least it isn’t raw lasagna, which can confuse and annoy. (Raw lasagna is delicious but you have to know what you’re getting into.)

Anyway, without further ado, here is my yummy nooch-tastic lasagna recipe!

Hannah’s cheesy nooch lasagna

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(Feeds 4-5 if you each eat a giant piece. Figure it out.)

Ingredients:

Lentil nooch filling

2 cups red lentils
3 cups water
1 tsp Vega Omega Oil Blend
1 tablespoon pink himalayan salt
1 cup nutritional yeast
1 tsp garlic salt
1 tsp thyme
1 tsp cayenne pepper
1 cup quinoa flour
1 cup Trader Joe’s veggie stock

Tempeh FIlling

1 block tempeh (any plain kind/brand will do)
1/2 diced yellow onion
2 cloves minced garlic
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tsp pink himalayan salt
1 tsp garlic salt

Lasagna/pasta strips

9 pasta strips (I used whole wheat strips from Trader Joes)
4 cups water
1 pinch pink himalayan salt
1 tsp olive oil

Step 1 – Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Boil 3 cups of water in a pot, add a little Vega omega oil blend and a pinch of salt, and cook up 2 cups red lentils (takes about 20 minutes or less on high; make sure they are good and soft!) Drain in a colander and let set for one minute, then transfer to a mixing bowl and mash them up.

Step 2 – Add 1 cup nutritional yeast (nootch) to the mashed lentils, mix well.

Step 3 – Add 1 tablespoon pink himalayan salt, 1 tsp garlic salt, 1 tsp thyme, 1 tsp cayenne pepper, 1 cup quinoa flour, and 1 cup Trader Joes veggie stock to lentil mixture. Mix well.

Step 4 – Set mixture aside.

Step 5 – crumble up a package of tempeh into pieces (I use the one from trader joes) in your hands and set aside

Step 6 – dice 1/2 a yellow onion, mince 2 cloves of garlic, and set aside

Step 7 – heat up 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a skillet, add 1 tsp pink himalayan salt, 1 tsp garlic salt, the onion, and garlic, and cook on medium heat just enough so that the onion starts to brown

Step 8 – add the tempeh to the skillet and cook on medium until the tempeh starts to brown; careful not to burn it!

Step 9 – turn on tempeh to low heat to keep warm and boil a large pot of water (about 4 cups)

Step 10 – once the water is boiling, add 1 tsp olive oil, a pinch of salt, and your pasta strips (I used 9 whole grain strips) and cook on medium boil for 10 minutes

Step 11 – drain pasta in colander and let sit for 1 minute (or until you can handle it safely without burning your hands)

Step 12 – assemble your lasagna in a pan! I used a little metal pan and layered it with a bottom layer of 3 pasta strips, then the lentil mixture, and the tempeh mixture on top of that. I put in two layers and then covered the top with more pasta strips.

Step 13 – Cover the pan with tinfoil and bake for 45 minutes.

Step 14 – Let lasagna sit for about 6 minutes.

Steph 15 – consume.

Avocado toast is life

 

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Avocado toast is life and I am guilty of eating it way more than I probably should. Don’t judge me.

Today’s avocado toast starts with one of my favorite breads: OneDegree Organic Foods flax and spelt bread:

An original whole grain wheat prized by ancient civilizations, our spelt is wonderfully free of such modern inventions as hybridization. Blended with pure flax seeds and sweetened with California raisins. Sprouted, veganic, delicious. Non-GMO Project Verified.

Heck yes.

I then buttered the bread with Earth Balance buttery original spread, following up with the star of the show, avocado! I topped the toast off with a little salt and cayenne pepper, then stuffed it in my face.

A+++ avocado toast. Make some yourself and let me know how you liked it!