3 Top Vegetable Recipes For Slow Cooker

When one thinks of cooking using a crock pot, he would automatically think of making meats juicy and tender. But slow cookers aren’t only good for meats, they’re ideal for all types of ingredients including fresh fruits and vegetables. So if you’ve recently started a healthy diet, you can count on your trusty crock pot to make delicious meals!

Here are 3 top vegetable recipes for slow cooker that are a must-try:

Best Ever Crock Pot Mashed Potatoes

What you need:

  • 2 1/4 kilograms red potatoes, sliced into chunks
  • 3 cubes chicken bouillon
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Fill a large pot with lightly salted water and boil potatoes with chicken bouillon and garlic until potatoes are tender but still firm. Drain potatoes in a bowl, reserving water. Mash p

Read More

Vegetarian Recipe – Oatmeal Mushroom Steak

Vegetarian or not, come this way, this is so nummy. This recipe is vegetarian, so you meat eaters might want this with a beef, pork, or whatever meat steak. This is not a recipe for Vegans though, I have not gotten there yet unless I fill up on vegetables and fruit. Hey! what a concept, vegetables and fruit. One should always remember the basics if one wants to stay healthy right?

Years ago for about nine months I was a vegetarian. I bought a lot of veggie stuff.. veggie hot dogs, veggie patties, unknown what they were supposed to be really , anyway you get the picture right? I wanted to be a vegetarian for the animals. I felt to so guilty and I guess I still do, but I eat meat again and I guess close off that part of me that worries about it. Once in awhile I make this dish just because I love it. The consistency is very meaty actually. Try it, I think you will like it Micky!

“Oatmeal Mushroom Steak”

1 TBL. vegex (like a bouillon cube)

Read More

Vegetarian Baked Kibbee – A Must Try!

This dish is simply amazing for vegetarians. Period. It is tasty, flavorful, full of nutrient rich ingredients, and doesn’t sacrifice that “hearty meal feel” whatsoever. This is a dish that you can play around with once you are comfortable with this recipe. Add or take away to suit your specific tastes and/or needs and make a dish to call your own.

Vegetarian Baked Kibbee BiSanieh

Ingredients:

− 2 cups minced onion

− 1 ½ cups chopped onions

− 3 tbsp olive oil

− 1 ½ cups fine bulghur wheat

− 1 medium eggplant

− 3 lbs. potatoes

− 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper

− 1 tsp allspice

− ½ tsp sumac

− 2 tbsp chopped parsley

− ¼ cup cooked chick peas

− ¼ tsp cinnamon

− ½ cup cold water

− ½ cup pine nu

Read More

Easy Vegan Lunch Ideas – Healthy and Easy-To-Prepare Vegan Lunch Foods and Recipes

Week-day lunch for most folk should fulfill two criteria: it must be easy and quick to prepare, and it also should be tasty and enjoyable. For persons on the vegan diet, sometimes they can get a bit exhausted of thinking of new and exciting lunch ideas that are easy to prepare. In actual fact, there are so many tasty ideas and recipes for healthy vegan lunches, it’s all about knowing your options! Below are some fun and delicious ideas for your vegan lunch, as well as some delicious and super easy vegan lunch recipes for you to make.

Crackers With Many Toppings

Vegan food brands have hit the supermarket shelves more than ever, which makes it much easier for the modern (busy) vegan to eat a quick nutritious meal! Choose a variety of vegan crackers and crispbreads, and enjoy them with avocado, soy margarine and sliced tomato, hummus or another homemade dip (or store-bought vegan dip, which

Read More

Vegetarian/Vegan Food for Your Wedding in Tuscany

As you know Italians love their food so you can imagine in an Italian wedding menu there will be more dishes than in your standard wedding menu.

Tuscan Wedding menus are usually structured as follows:

– canapés -a spread out of several starters

– two first courses ( usually pasta, rice or ravioli)

– two main courses

– side orders

– wedding cake

– coffee and Tuscan digestive liqueurs

Like in many countryside areas in Italy, in the past Tuscan farmers did not have much meat available, therefore they used a lot of pulses and vegetables in their diet and throw away left over bread was not even contemplated. Food was mainly seen as Mother earth’s gift. Panzanella for example is a cold bread salad made with pieces of bread, tomatoes, onions and basil. A lot of delicious recipes are purely vegan! You will actually be amazed by the number of traditional veggie Tuscan dishes to choose from.

Read More

Vegan Tropical Fruit Bread Recipes

Banana Bread

Ingredients

7 oz or 220g whole wheat flour

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp baking powder

½ tsp salt

3floz or 100ml oil

6oz or 185g brown sugar

4 tbspcornstarch or cornflour

6 medium bananas (very ripe is best)

2 tbsp molasses (optional)

Raisins and chopped nuts (optional)

1 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp nutmeg

1 tsp clove

1 tsp vanilla extract (can also use vanilla essence)

Preparation

  • Preheat oven to 350oF, 180oC or gas mark 3.
  • Grease two medium loaf tins. Line the tins with greaseproof paper.
  • Place all the ingredients in a food processor in the order they are listed and process for 20 seconds.
  • Finally add the raisins and chopped nuts, if you are including these, and process for a further 5 seconds.
  • Place in the two loaf tins. Sprinkle with extra cinnamon and sugar.
Read More

Meat-Free and Vegan Friendly Kale Salad Recipe – A Tasty and Uncooked Way To Consume Your Greens

Meatless and vegan holiday recipes are probably the most yummiest dishes on the table during the holiday seasons and special events. In fact, consider how some of your favorite holiday dishes. It’s not fairly often that I hear people “raving” about how delicious the Turkey, (bless its soul) was. Instead, I usually hear things like, “wow – that mac & cheese was absolutely wonderful,” or “I have to get that potato salad recipe.” Who would’ve thought that all of the stars of holiday gatherings are usually side dishes and desserts and are also meat-free?

During the holiday’s, my mother would always cook Kale with Turkey Necks (I know…). As I become a vegetarian, I would always have to pass on the “greens” until my dad started making this meat-free and tasty vegetarian kale salad. This meatless recipe is also vegan friendly, which is always a plus, and it is really simple to make and absolutely delic

Read More

Meat-Free and Vegan Friendly Kale Salad Recipe – A Tasty and Uncooked Way To Consume Your Greens

Meatless and vegan holiday recipes are probably the most yummiest dishes on the table during the holiday seasons and special events. In fact, consider how some of your favorite holiday dishes. It’s not fairly often that I hear people “raving” about how delicious the Turkey, (bless its soul) was. Instead, I usually hear things like, “wow – that mac & cheese was absolutely wonderful,” or “I have to get that potato salad recipe.” Who would’ve thought that all of the stars of holiday gatherings are usually side dishes and desserts and are also meat-free?

During the holiday’s, my mother would always cook Kale with Turkey Necks (I know…). As I become a vegetarian, I would always have to pass on the “greens” until my dad started making this meat-free and tasty vegetarian kale salad. This meatless recipe is also vegan friendly, which is always a plus, and it is really simple to make and absolutely delic

Read More

How Good Is a Vegan Diet?

Come with me as I explore the benefits of going all out vegetarian rather than sticking to the traditional diet of meat and vegetables. Lately concerns have emerged after my sister died of pancreatic cancer a couple of years ago and a cluster of cysts was found on my pancreas. Some unexplained pains and my increasing age has warned me against sticking to my normal habits, especially in relation to food.

Some years ago my leaning more towards vegetables and fruits made me plan my garden to accommodate numerous fruit trees and patches for growing them. The exercise in performing duties to maintain these things has added to my regime.

Lately, however, I spend far too much time sitting and writing, especially now it is winter in the Southern Hemisphere. This has taken its toll on my body and being aware that lack of exercise is a recipe for cancer and other health problems my mind is made up.

What can I do to ward off unwanted diseases like cancer? Having just writt

Read More

Easy and Quick Vegan Recipes Ideas – Breakfast, Lunch and Dinners For The Busy Vegan

With veganism becoming increasingly popular nowadays, many folk on the vegan diet are in desperate need for quick and easy vegan recipes to accommodate their busy lifestyle. Fortunately over the past couple of decades an abundance of vegan recipe ideas and information has emerged to cater for the needs of this ever-growing veganism lifestyle. Below are some quick and easy vegan recipe ideas for your breakfast, lunch and dinners.

Easy & Quick Vegan Breakfast Recipes & Ideas

Pancakes

Stir together in a bowl: 1 Cup flour, 1 Tbsp. sugar, 2 Tbsp. baking powder, and a pinch of salt. Add 1 Cup Soy/Rice/Coconut milk and 2 Tbsp. oil. Mix ingredients together until batter is smooth. In a hot, oiled frying pan, spoon in large spoonfuls of the mixture. Flip sides when bubbles start to appear (approximately 2 minutes per side). Add more oil to frying pan as needed. Serve pancakes with maple syrup, agave nectar, molasses, soy yogurt, f

Read More