Showing posts with label Keto & Vegan. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Keto & Vegan. Show all posts

FETTUCCINE ALFREDO WITH BROCCOLI

January 30, 2020
A lighter quick and straightforward fettuccine Alfredo with broccoli for busy Meatless Mondays, filled with broccoli and cheesy Alfredo goodness!

We’re getting to finish of our March Meatless Monday series with some more food , Easy fettuccine Alfredo With Broccoli.

FETTUCCINE ALFREDO WITH BROCCOLI
FETTUCCINE ALFREDO WITH BROCCOLI

Who doesn’t like Fettuccine Alfredo? Seriously, I don’t think I’ve ever met someone who isn’t a lover . I mean, what’s to not like. It’s creamy, cheesy, and delicious, and, slurpy fettuccine noodles are just plain fun to eat.

This version of fettuccine Alfredo with broccoli is one among my favorites because it’s meatless, so Meatless Monday approved, it’s made with half and half instead of cream , so you don’t got to be rolled faraway from the table after eating it, and it takes almost zero time and energy to form .

FETTUCCINE ALFREDO WITH BROCCOLI

INGREDIENTS :
Pasta and Veggies:

  • 12 oz fettuccine
  • 12 oz broccoli florets bought bagged (or cut up at home)

Alfredo Sauce:

  • 2 cups half and half
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (4oz, 1 stick) butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 3/4 cup (3oz) shredded Parmesan cheese plus more for topping

INSTRUCTIONS :
Pasta and Veggies:

  1. Cook fettuccine according to package instructions in a large pot of generously salted water. Add broccoli during the last 3-4 minutes of cooking time and cook until done. Drain, return to pot, and set aside.

Alfredo Sauce:

  1. While your pasta cooks, melt butter in a medium saucepan. Add half and half and stir. Allow to come to a simmer and cook for 5-8 minutes, stirring occasionally, until slightly thickened and reduced. Watch closely and do not allow to come to a full boil.
  2. Add garlic powder, salt, black pepper, cayenne, and Parmesan. Pour sauce over noodles and toss to coat.
  3. Serve and sprinkle with more Parmesan if desired.

CILANTRO LIME CAULIFLOWER RICE

January 27, 2020
Low carb and paleo friendly Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice – make it in 20 minutes or less for a healthy & filling side dish! Gluten Free + Whole 30 + Vegan.

From now on it’s a simple process – just sauté your onion, garlic and jalapeno until soft. Stir within the cauliflower then mix in some vegetable stock for added flavour along side the cilantro & lime. Im getting hungry again just brooding about it!

CILANTRO LIME CAULIFLOWER RICE
CILANTRO LIME CAULIFLOWER RICE

The whole thing takes 20 minutes at the most to form and makes for an ideal side dish!

For a few of meatless options you'll serve this alongside my Sweet Potato Enchiladas/Enchilada Casserole. Whatever way you've got it – I hope you enjoy it the maximum amount as we do!

CILANTRO LIME CAULIFLOWER RICE

INGREDIENTS :

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup white onion, chopped
  • 3 cups riced cauliflower (about 1 medium head)
  • 1 large clove garlic (about 1 teaspoon)
  • 1 green jalapeno deseeded & chopped (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable stock
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (or as needed)
  • zest from 1/2 lime
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped and divided
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice

INSTRUCTIONS :

  1. Heat up the olive oil in a large skillet. When the oil is hot add the onions and sauté for 4-5 minutes on a medium heat or until they become soft and translucent. 
  2. Add the garlic jalapeño and cook for a minute until the garlic becomes fragrant. Stir the whole time.
  3. Add the cauliflower to the skillet. Stir to mix everything together well. 
  4. Stir in the vegetable stock, about half the cilantro salt and zest. Turn the heat up to high and cook for another minute. The high heat will draw out excess moisture in the cauliflower so it doesn't get too mushy. Lower the heat again and add the lime juice. Mix in to the rice well. 
  5. Taste and season with more salt as needed. Stir in the remaining cilantro. Serve warm and enjoy!

RUSTIC ITALIAN VEGETABLE BAKE

January 26, 2020
Cuddle up with an enormous bowl of this tasty Rustic Italian Vegetable Bake that's brimming with feel good ingredients, especially once you got to hit the push button before, after, and even during the vacations . 

This soul-warming deliciousness is straightforward to form , hearty, and ultra-satisfying. Perfectly seasoned and bakes to a T , it gives your body those soul-warming flavors that you simply are craving.

RUSTIC ITALIAN VEGETABLE BAKE
RUSTIC ITALIAN VEGETABLE BAKE

Whole Food Plant Based, vegan, plant based, oil free, sugar free, gluten free, and no highly processed ingredients.

This dish is all that and more with wonderfully flavored potatoes, onions, bell peppers, zucchini, tomatoes, and cannellini beans.

RUSTIC ITALIAN VEGETABLE BAKE

INGREDIENTS :
Bake Ingredients:
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 2 lbs. Russet potatoes, unpeeled, sliced in wedges 
  • 2 Tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1 – [ 14.5 oz. can ] petite diced tomatoes
  • 2 to 4 Tablespoons vegetable broth 
  • 1 medium yellow onion, sliced in wedges
  • 1 medium zucchini, cut into thick rounds 
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda 
Spice/Herb Ingredients:
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 ½ teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 2 Tablespoon dried minced onions
  • ¼ teaspoon dried ground rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon dried crushed thyme leaves 
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt (+/-) 
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper (+/-)
Other Ingredients:
  • 1 – [ 15.5 oz. can ] cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
Optional Toppings:
  • Nutritional yeast (or Vegan Parmesan Cheese)
  • Freshly chopped parsley
  • Dried red pepper flakes
INSTRUCTIONS :
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 F.
  2. Place the Spice/Herb Ingredients into a small bowl, mix to combine, set aside.
  3. Place all the Bake Ingredients and Spice/Herb mix into a deep ceramic/enamel lined Dutch oven or similar roasting pan. Mix well everything to ensure all the ingredients are evenly coated.  Sprinkle the top lightly with some additional sea salt and black pepper.  Cover with a tight-fitting lid, then place in a preheated 400 F oven and roast for 40 minutes.
  4. After 40 minutes, remove from the oven and gently mix in the cannellini beans, cover and return to the oven for another 5 to 20 minutes or until the potatoes are perfectly tender. The 2nd baking time is largely dependent upon the size of the potatoes.
  5. After 5 minutes (or 20 minutes), remove from the oven, remove the lid and allow the heat to escape for approx. 10 minutes. Discard the bay leaves.
  6. Sprinkle individual portions with nutritional yeast (or Vegan Parmesan Cheese) and serve with some freshly chopped parsley.

KORMA CURRY SAUCE VEGAN

January 08, 2020
This sauce is so creamy and filled with flavour, I find myself craving it hebdomadally . And it’s very easy to form , allowing you to possess an excellent quick weeknight meal handy .

Once you've got the sauce made, then it’s merely a case of frying an onion in some oil, mixing in some veggies, tofu or whatever else you wish and simmering with this sauce for 10-15 minutes. And dinner is served!

KORMA CURRY SAUCE VEGAN
KORMA CURRY SAUCE VEGAN

You’d think the keto diet + a vegan lifestyle would be incompatible but tons of individuals are literally following a vegan keto diet and although very restrictive, is sort of doable. My boyfriend has been experimenting with this diet, and that I quite enjoyed the challenge of finding something we will both actually eat together.

The main thing with keto is extremely low carb, low protein and really high fat. So it are often tricky with the vegan lifestyle, mainly counting on just coconut, avocados, olives and a moderate amount of nuts and seeds for the majority of the fat sources.

KORMA CURRY SAUCE VEGAN

INGREDIENTS :

  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 3 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 red chilli, finely chopped
  • 2 tsp curry powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 medium onion, roughly chopped
  • 1 thumb-sized piece of fresh ginger, peeled and grated
  • 2 tbsp tomato puree
  • 3 tbsp ground almonds
  • 400 ml tin of coconut milk
  • 60 ml vegetable stock, (optional)

INSTRUCTIONS :

  1. Heat the coconut oil in a pan on medium heat. 
  2. Add the onion, ginger, garlic and chilli. Cook for 2 minutes until softened. 
  3. Stir in the curry powder and salt and continue to cook for a further 3 minutes. 
  4. Add the tomato puree, almonds and coconut milk. Bring to a simmer then remove from the heat.
  5. Add to a blender or use a stick blender in the pot to make a smooth, creamy sauce. 
  6. To use the sauce, simply fry an onion with some oil and then add whatever veggies or other ingredients you like and cook for about 3 minutes, before adding the sauce and simmering on low-medium heat for 10-15 minutes until the vegetables are tender. Add a bit more coconut milk or some vegetable stock if you want to make it stretch further. 
  7. Serve with rice or these keto vegan naan breads! 

CARAMELIZED SWEET POTATO AND KALE FRIED WILD RICE

January 03, 2020
Caramelized Sweet Potato and Kale Fried Wild Rice may be a flavor-packed gluten-free entremots that's anything but forgettable!

Fried rice meets sizzling salad meets HELLO delicious during this yummy, one-skillet stir fried entremots that’s filled with tongue-tingling flavor.

CARAMELIZED SWEET POTATO AND KALE FRIED WILD RICE
CARAMELIZED SWEET POTATO AND KALE FRIED WILD RICE

Here’s the scoop: wild rice cooked in chicken stock is stir fried with caramelized sweet potatoes and crumbled cooked kale during a zippy Maple-Dijon Vinaigrette then sprinkled with roasted salted pepitas.

 It’s wild. Your eyes see fry , but your tonSeriously though, if you’re stuck during a entremots rut, make this fried wild rice with a side of sauteed chicken or maybe tenderloin (which will undoubtedly take a back seat to the present succulent stir fry!)

CARAMELIZED SWEET POTATO AND KALE FRIED WILD RICE

INGREDIENTS :
SERVES 4 AS A SIDE DISH

  • 3/4 cups wild rice blend + chicken broth to cook it in
  • 1 Tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup roasted and salted pepitas
  • 1-1/2 cups 1/2″ cubed sweet potato (about 1 medium-sized sweet potato)
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 4 cups packed chopped curly kale (about 1/2 bunch)

For the Maple-Dijon Vinaigrette:

  • 2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 Tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic, microplaned or finely minced
  • salt and pepper

INSTRUCTIONS :

  1. Prepare rice according to package instructions using chicken or vegetable broth in place of water. Set aside. (Can be made ahead of time.)
  2. Add ingredients for Maple-Dijon Vinaigrette in a jar with a tight fitting lid then shake to combine and set aside.
  3. Fill a wok or large skillet with water then bring to a boil. Add a heavy dash of salt and kale then boil until tender, 4-5 minutes. Drain, then when kale is cool enough to handle, squeeze out excess water with hands, crumble, and then set aside.
  4. Turn heat down to medium-high then melt butter in skillet. Add brown sugar and sweet potatoes, season with salt, then saute until tender and caramelized, 8-10 minutes.
  5. Add kale, cooked rice and Maple-Dijon Vinaigrette to the wok then toss to combine. Serve topped with pepitas.

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