I’ve been doing a lot of cooking the past few days! And I would like to share a few of the vegan recipes that I created – my whole family enjoyed them!
First, I have stuffed peppers. This is really just a Spanish rice recipe stuffed into some green bell peppers ;)
- First, get some brown rice cooking.
- Then, chop off the tops and remove the seeds from some bell peppers. Dice up the pepper caps along with some stewed tomatoes. Cook up about 3/4 pound mock meat crumbles, like Morningstar brand, in a frying pan. Add the peppers, tomatoes, and some corn to the pan. Stir in 1/2 tsp of salt, 1/2 tsp oregano, 1/2 tsp chili powder, 1/4 tsp garlic powder, and 1/8 tsp pepper to the mix.
- Add the rice to the veggie mix, stuff the peppers and bake until the pepper is softened.
We had these for dinner the other night, and my whole family loved them!! They used ground chicken and added some cheese into their peppers, but they were easily transformed into a full vegan meal. Just one pepper was so filling, and I especially loved how spicy there were :)
The other day I discovered a great vegan Spinach and Artichoke dip! It’s actually just Sabra spinach and artichoke hummus warmed up in the microwave for a few seconds! Tastes just like the real, creamy, cheesy thang!
Then, last night I made dinner so that my mom would have time to go to pilates with me! I served:
Summertime Succotash from The Kind Diet by Alicia Silverstone (the only change I made: edamame instead of lima beans)
Seared Portobellos from Eat, Drink, and Be Vegan by Dreena Burton (I added some sliced onions to the pan, too)
Emma’s Garlic Bread My creation! I lined a baking sheet with foil, sliced Italian sesame bread, and arranged it on the pan. I drizzled olive oil on one side, then flipped them over. I minced two cloves of garlic and mixed it with some olive oil, then painted the mixture on the other side of the bread with a pastry brush. (I also drizzled some Parmesan cheese on a few for the cheese-eaters.) I popped them in the oven on 450* for 10 minutes. So crunchy and delicious!
All those these recipes were ridiculously delicious and tasty, but I loved them most because my family loved them too! I hate to be an inconvenience to my family when I eat vegan, but I get such a high off the feeling that my family understands and appreciates the food I like to eat, too!
Are your vegan recipes a hit with the whole family?