Thursday, October 8, 2020

Greek Lemon Soy Curls

 Soak in warm water for 10 minutes: 

4 cups soy curls


Drain and transfer to a frying pan. Add:

3 cloves garlic, minced

1 Tbsp. olive oil

3-4 Tbsp. green olives, sliced or whole


Fry over medium heat until lightly browned, stirring occasionally. Then mix the following ingredients and pour over soy curls:

1/4 cup lemon juice

2 Tbsp. olive oil

2 Tbsp. brine from green olives 

2 tsp. chicken style seasoning

4 tsp. oregano

1/2 tsp. garlic powder

1 tsp. salt


Serve.

Saturday, October 3, 2020

Potato Soup

 Place in a 6-quart pot:

Approximately 10 cups of shredded potatoes (use the large hole on your food processor blade)

1 cup diced onion (or more) 

1 large carrot, shredded

2-1/2 tsp. salt


Cover completely with water. Bring to a boil and cook until potatoes are soft. Then blend the following together:

1 cup cashews

2 cups water


Stir this cashew cream into the potatoes and add the following:

1 Tbsp. dried dill

2 Tbsp. chicken-style seasoning

1 tsp. onion powder

1/2 tsp. garlic powder


Heat through and serve.

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Greek Pizza

This is a real winner! Even one kid whose favorite food is (regular) pizza said this was the best pizza he had ever had! 


Prepare biscuit dough pizza crust:

Mix dry ingredients:

2 cups whole wheat flour

1-1/2 tsp. baking powder

3/4 tsp. salt


Then rub in with your hands:

1/2 cup melted coconut oil


Stir in until just mixed:

3/4 cups water 


Press dough onto a 10-inch pizza pan. Bake at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 10 minutes.

Remove from oven and add the following toppings:

Pesto

Greek olives

Tofu feta


Also add as many of the following optional toppings as you would like:

chopped onion

sliced green onion

roasted red pepper

cooked garbanzos

spinach leaves

thinly sliced tomatoes

marinated artichokes

basil leaves


Return to the oven and bake for an additional 5-10 minutes. (If you didn't put raw onion, it probably needs only 5 minutes. The longer time is only needed to cook the onion.)

Tofu Feta

 I use this on Greek pizza, in Greek salad, or just plain or on crackers. It is seriously so good!


Boil uncovered for 30 minutes:

1 pound firm or extra-firm tofu, drained and cut into 1/2-inch cubes (no need to press)

2 cups water

6 Tbsp. lemon juice

1 Tbsp. salt

2 tsp. dried basil

2 tsp. dried oregano

2 Tbsp. nutritional yeast flakes


Place tofu and brine into an air-tight container in the fridge. The longer you leave it, the better it gets. Drain immediately before use. Any unused portions can stay refrigerated in the brine for up to 2 weeks.

Whole Wheat Drop Biscuits

 You can make super yummy biscuits without using any refined flour!


Mix dry ingredients:

4 cups whole wheat flour

1 Tbsp. baking powder

1-1/2 tsp. salt


Then rub in with your hands:

1 cup melted coconut oil


Stir in until just mixed:

1-1/2 cups water 


Drop by large spoonfuls onto a nonstick baking sheet. Press to about 1 inch thick.

Bake at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 20 minutes.


Variation: You can use cold coconut oil and cold water to make biscuit dough that can be rolled out and cut. I just prefer the ease and speed of making drop biscuits.

Sunday, August 9, 2020

Lemonade

Mix well:

1 cup water 

4     Tbsp. lemon juice 

3     Tbsp. maple syrup


Enjoy!

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Easy Strawberry Jam

During strawberry season I find I don't have enough time to make canned strawberry jam, so I just freeze all my extra berries. This is how I make jam throughout the year.

Place in a large bowl:
1 cup dried pineapple chunks
4 cups frozen strawberries

Let stand on the counter overnight to thaw and for the berry juice to soak into the pineapple. In the morning, blend with a hand blender or food processor to the desired texture. There is no need to use a high speed blender or over process.

Tip: You may want to drain off a bit of the strawberry juice before blending to make a thicker jam. But save the juice to drink or put in a smoothie! It's wonderfully sweet after being with the pineapple.