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Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Black Bean Sweet Potato Corn Soup (DF, GF)




Ingredients:
1 onion, chopped
1 red pepper, chopped
3 celery stalks, chopped
2 Tbsp minced jar garlic
2 sweet potatoes, cubed (I microwaved them some first so they were easier to cube)
2 cans black beans (I used the liquid)
1 can corn (I used the liquid)
1 can tomatoes (I used the liquid) 
1 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp ground coriander
1 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp turmeric
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
2 large or 3 medium dates, chopped
2 Tbsp dried cilantro
1 tsp lemon juice
3 to 4 cups water or veggie broth

Directions:
Put everything in an Instant Pot and cook for 15 minutes on high pressure.


Sunday, January 3, 2021

Black-Eyed Peas Spinach Burgers (DF)

 



Ingredients:

1 can black-eyed peas, drained 
1 small onion, chopped
1 small red pepper, chopped
1 can spinach, drained
1 small stalk celery, chopped
2 Tbsp minced jar garlic
1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
    1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp basil
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
1 Tbsp dried cilantro

Directions:
In a bowl, mash the beans until desired texture.  I keep a lot of the beans whole.  Mix in all the rest of the ingredients.

 Place in fridge for at least 30 minutes.

Form into patties and cook.  I cook them on my   Cuisinart 5-in-1 Griddler for about 20 minutes.  If you want to bake them in the oven, bake at 350 for 20-30 minutes.


Thursday, August 27, 2020

Dog Food - Beef Lentil Casserole

 

Our dogs LOVE homemade food....they sit at the stove waiting to eat it !! 

The egg shells are a good source of calcium for the dogs.

The dried mint flakes help with bad breath.

Cinnamon contains anti-inflammatory properties.

Dogs can eat Pinto Beans, Black Beans, Kidney Beans, Lentils and Garbanzo Beans.



Ingredients:
1 lb ground beef
1 can chicken or beef broth
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2 cups uncooked rice
2 cups dry lentils  (I use Goya Lentils )
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1 pkg frozen spinach
1/2 cup parm cheese
2 eggs (including shells - but break them up first)
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp ground turmeric
1/8 cup dried mint flakes (I use these  Mint Leaves)
water

Directions:
In a dutch oven or large pot, brown the ground meat on the stove over medium heat.

Next add the rice and lentils - make sure they are cooked.

Finally add in the rest of the ingredients and cook until spinach is done.

Keep adding water as needed.

Thursday, August 13, 2020

Black-Eyed Peas Oat Burgers (DF)


Ingredients:
1 can black-eyed peas, drained 
1 small onion, chopped
1 small red pepper, chopped
2 Tbsp minced jar garlic
1/4 tsp black pepper

Directions:
In a bowl, mash the beans to desired texture.  I keep a lot of the beans whole.  Mix in all the rest of the ingredients.

 Place in fridge for at least 30 minutes.

Form into patties and cook.  I cook them on my   Cuisinart 5-in-1 Griddler for about 20 minutes.  If you want to bake them in the oven, bake at 350 for 20-30 minutes.




Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Dog Food - Turkey Liver Spinach Casserole



Our dogs LOVE homemade food....they sit at the stove waiting to eat it !! 

The egg shells are a good source of calcium for the dogs.

The dried mint flakes help with bad breath.

Cinnamon contains anti-inflammatory properties.



Ingredients:
1 lb ground turkey (or ground chicken or ground beef)
water
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2 cups uncooked rice
2 slices of liver - cut into small pieces
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1 pkg frozen spinach
1/2 cup parm cheese
2 eggs (including shells - but break them up first)
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp ground turmeric
1/8 cup dried mint flakes  (I use these  Mint Leaves)
water

Directions:
In a dutch oven or large pot, brown the ground meat on the stove over medium heat.

Next add the rice and liver - make sure they are cooked.

Finally add in the rest of the ingredients and cook until spinach is done.

Keep adding water as needed.


Sunday, June 7, 2020

Cashew Rice Loaf (GF, DF)


I always loved meatloaf growing up !!  To me, this recipe tastes  more like meatloaf than other recipes I have made. 


Ingredients:
1 small onion, chopped
1 small red pepper, chopped
2 cups cooked brown rice
3 stalks celery, chopped
1 cup cashew pieces, chopped
1 and 1/2 cups water
2 Tbsp soy sauce
1 tsp garlic salt
2 Tbsp dried parsley
1/4 cup Nutritional Yeast Flakes  (I use Now Foods)
1 Tbsp onion powder
1/2 tsp thyme
1/2 tsp ground celery seed

Directions:

Mix all the ingredients together and pour into a loaf pan.

Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour.

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Easy White Bean and Corn Casserole


This is simple to make yet delicious ...I used it as burrito filling.


Ingredients:
  • 2 cans white beans (use liquid from 1 can)
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 can corn, drained
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp prepared mustard
  • 1 8-oz can tomato sauce
  • 1 Tbsp cornstarch

Directions:
In a 2.5 qt casserole dish, mix together all ingredients.

Bake 45 minutes at 375 degrees.


Friday, July 5, 2019

Dog Food - Turkey Rice Veggie Casserole


Our dogs LOVE homemade food....they sit at the stove waiting to eat it !!


Ingredients:
3 lbs ground turkey
1 pkg frozen peas
1 pkg frozen yellow squash
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5 cups cooked rice

Directions:
In a dutch oven or large pot, brown the ground turkey on the stove over medium heat.

Stir in peas and yellow squash and cook until vegetables are done.

Stir in cooked rice.


Thursday, July 4, 2019

Veggie Chili (DF, GF)






Ingredients:
1 onion, chopped
1 red pepper, chopped
2 Tbsp minced jar garlic
1 4-oz can diced green chiles
3 cans red kidney beans, with liquid
1 can corn, with liquid
1 15-oz can diced tomatoes, with liquid
1 15-oz can tomato sauce
1 cup dry quinoa
1 tsp oregano
1 Tbsp ground cumin
1 Tbsp chili powder
1 Tbsp paprika
1 tsp thyme

Directions:
Put all ingredients in an electric pressure cooker and cook on high pressure for 45 minutes.  Release pressure naturally. 




Sunday, June 23, 2019

Mocha Fudge Balls (GF)



These  were adapted from this recipe .

These are a smooth texture with a mocha fudge flavor !!!!




Ingredients
1 cup peanut butter
1 cup Unsweetened Shredded Coconut   
1 tsp vanilla

2 Tbsp unsweetened almond milk
1/4 cup Hershey's Unsweetened Cocoa Powder

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2 cups dates blended with 1/3 cup instant coffee and 1/2 - 3/4 cup water or coffee (depending on how dry the dates are)

Directions:
Blend dates, instant coffee and water until smooth.

Mix everything together in a bowl until well combined.  


Shape into balls.  Store in freezer. 

I store these in the freezer to keep them firmer, but I actually prefer the taste of them at room temperature.  So I usually take a couple out of the freezer and leave them sitting out until they are room temperature.