Saturday, October 19, 2013

Bulgur Goulash

The bulgur wheat gives this a "meat" like texture.


4 cups cooked macaroni (2 cups uncooked)
1 cup Bulgur Wheat
1 jar spaghetti sauce
1 and 1/2 cups veggie stock
1 med onion, chopped
2 tsp minced jar garlic
2 Tbsp Bragg Liquid Aminos
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp black pepper
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp dried Italian seasoning

In a large pan, add all ingredients (EXCEPT the macaroni), cook over medium to medium-low  heat for about 30 to 40 minutes.  If needed, add more liquid while cooking (if it starts to dry out).  I try to cook it long enough to get the bulgur wheat soft.

Then add the macaroni and cook on medium-low heat for about 10 minutes.

Estimated Nutritional Value per serving based on 8 servings:  Calories 254, Total Fat 3.8g, Cholesterol 0mg,  Sodium 637mg, Carbs 70.9g, Fiber 9.1g, Sugars 10g, Protein 12.3g

The Lord can control a king's mind as he controls a river; he can direct it as he pleases. Proverbs 21:1  (NCV)

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Spinach Tofu Scramble (DF, GF)

This is SOOOOOOO good.... I wanted to eat the whole thing in one sitting  !!!!

1 cup chopped veggies of your choice (I used peppers and onion)
1-10 oz package of frozen spinach, thawed and drained
1 pkg firm or extra firm tofu (water packed), drained and squeezed dry
1/2 tsp turmeric
1/2 tsp garlic salt
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp black pepper
1 tsp dried mustard powder
1/8 tsp assorted chili peppers spice (I used  Nanami Togarashi ) -optional
1/4 cup Nutritional Yeast Flakes   (I use Now Foods)

Drain the package of tofu and squeeze to get out as much water as possible.  

I actually cook the veggies in the pan with a little water to soften them and slightly caramelize them - before adding the tofu .

Then crumble the tofu and add to the veggies in the pan.  Add all spices. Cook over medium-low heat until they are the consistency you like.  I happen to like mine on the drier side (because I usually put ketchup on them !!!).  

Commit everything you do to the Lord.  Trust him, and he will help you.
Psalm 37:5 (NLT)

Friday, October 11, 2013

Apple Oat Bran Muffins (GF)

These came out REALLY REALLY good.  These are nice and moist and have a GREAT flavor.   Comments from my co-workers:  "These are REALLY good... These are SOOO moist.....I think these might be my favor muffin so far"

1/2 cup Oat Flour
1/2 cup Corn Flour
1/2 cup Potato Starch
3/4 cup Oat Bran
1/4 cup Ground Flaxseed
1/4 cup Sucanat   (or brown sugar)
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
2 Tbsp molasses
1 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/3 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup chopped apples, peeled
2 medium to large very ripe bananas, mashed

1 Tbsp brown sugar
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg

Mix molasses, applesauce, milk, vanilla, apples and mashed bananas in one bowl. 

Mix the dry ingredients in another bowl.    

Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir just until the dry ingredients are moistened.  

Pour into muffin pan, sprinkle with topping mixture and bake at 350 degrees for about 20-25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.  

I like using the silicone bakeware for my muffins.  The muffins  come out so easily and I don't need to grease the pan.  My favorites are:   Casabella Silicone Standard Muffin PanCasabella Silicone Large Muffin Pan, Casabella Jumbo Muffin Cups.

The OXO Large Scoop  is GREAT for scooping out batter into the muffin pan.  It is MUCH neater than when I used a spoon to scoop the batter into the pan - I no longer get batter all over the muffin pan !!!

Estimated Nutritional Value per muffin based on 12 muffins:  Calories 125, Total Fat 1.8g, Cholesterol 0mg,  Sodium 114mg, Carbs 26g, Fiber 4.6g, Sugars 9.8g, Protein 2.6g

Make them holy by your truth; teach them your word, which is truth.
John 17:17 (NLT)

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Chocolate Coconut Overnight Old-Fashioned Oats (GF,DF)

I combined my recipe for Overnight Old-Fashioned Oats with these overnight oat recipes to come up with this recipe.  I sprinkled extra coconut on top of the oatmeal.

1/2 cup Quaker old fashioned oats
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1/2 mashed banana 
2 Tbsp Unsweetened Shredded Coconut  (I use Bob's Red Mill)
2 tsp Hershey's Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
1 tsp Chia Seeds (I use Bob's Red Mill)
1 tsp Ground Flaxseed (I use Bob's Red Mill)
1 tsp ground cinnamon
2 to 3 tsp brown sugar or date syrup
1 Tbsp peanut butter

Put all the ingredients into a jar with tight fitting lid and shake until well combined.  I use an "old" 16-oz glass peanut butter jar.  Then refrigerate overnight or for a few nights.  I had mine sit in the fridge for 4 nights and it was delicious the morning I ate it for breakfast. 

Warm up in the microwave for about 90 seconds or eat cold.

Estimated Nutritional Value per serving based on 1 serving:  Calories 470,  Total Fat 22.9g, Cholesterol 0mg,  Sodium 263mg, Carbs 58.7g, Fiber 13g, Sugars 15.7g, Protein 13.7g

I do not ask you to take them out of the world, but I do ask you to keep them safe from the Evil One.
John 17:15 (GNT)

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Coconut Peanut Oat Fig 'n Raisin Balls (DF, GF)

 These are a variation of these balls.  These definitely have a "fig" taste to them.

1 cup raisins 
1/2 cup raw peanuts
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup Unsweetened Shredded Coconut  (I use Bob's Red Mill)
1/2 cup Quaker Quick Oats
1 cup dried Black Mission Figs  
1 banana

Put everything in a blender and blend until well combined. 

Form into balls and put in the freezer to firm up.  Store in fridge or freezer.  Each day these balls tend to get more flavorful.  I like these better after they have been in the freezer overnight.

I've started using the  Farberware Cookie Scoop for forming the snack balls, instead of using my hands.  It is easier and not as messy.

Estimated Nutritional Value per ball based on 30 balls:  Calories 64,  Total Fat 2.4g, Cholesterol 0mg,  Sodium 2mg, Carbs 10.6g, Fiber 1.5g, Sugars 6.7g, Protein 1.3g

Don't take it on yourself to repay a wrong.  Trust the Lord and he will make it right.
Proverbs 20:22 (GNT)