Monday, January 6, 2014

Faux meat with Beef-like Seasoning

The meat substitute is steel cut oats! Combine it with the beef-like seasoning for a meat-free dish!

Faux Meat

3 c. water
1/4 slightly rounded cup steel cut oats (should equal about 1 c. when cooked)

-In a large pot, bring the water to boil
-Add the steel cut oats
-Turn down and simmer for 25-30 minutes stirring every so often until very soft.
-Drain and rinse well in a fine mesh colander

Beef-like Seasoning

1 TBSP. water
2 tsp. nutritional yeast
2 tsp. low sodium soy sauce
1/2 tsp. onion powder
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. parsley flakes
1/2 tsp. smoked paprika
1/4 tsp. vegan Worcestershire sauce
1/8 tsp. celery salt
1/8 tsp. marjoram
dash of pepper

-Combine ingredients in a medium mixing bowl
-Add the steel cut oats and combine well

This is a great sub for almost any meat dish!

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Lemon & Coconut Chickpea Cookie Dough Dip

Eat this on a spoon or scoop it up with gingersnaps!

Lemon & Coconut Chickpea Cookie Dough Dip

3 c. chickpeas (if canned, drained and rinsed)
1/4 c. pure maple syrup
1/4 c. fresh lemon juice
2 TBSP. lemon zest
1 TBSP. water
2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
1 tsp. coconut extract
1/2 tsp. extra fine sea salt
1/2 c. toasted coconut

-In a food processor, add chickpeas down to the sea salt. Pulse a few times and then let run 1 minute.
-Take off lid and push down mixture and run again until smooth. If want a thinner dough, add a teaspoon of water, one at at time.
-Scoop out into a container and add gently fold in the toasted coconut. Store in refrigerator.