Thursday, April 19, 2012

Baked Coconut Lentils

Another delicious dish!! But, I really didn't change it up much from the original recipe. So if you like coconut and you like lentils try this dish out here.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Rice and Beans

I have been dreaming lately in rice and beans but haven't ate any in a long time.  So, I made some.  But of course I must veggie everything up so here is what I did.  And don't be scared of any of this, its so freaking easy!!

Kristie's Rice & Beans with Caramelized Onions, Zucchini, and Mushroom

1 cup brown rice
2 1/2 cups water
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 can diced tomatos (home made - thanks Dad!!), with juice

2 white onion, thinly diced
2 tbsp grapesead oil (but use any oil you wish)
1/2 tbsp salt

spray oil
3 zucchini, thinly diced
1 container mushrooms, thinly sliced
6 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
fajita seasoning, to taste (I used 2-3 tbsps)

6 green onions, thinly sliced
fresh cilantro
lime (optional)

In a rice cooker, cook the brown rice, garlic, and water.  When it is about 3/4 of the way done add the black beans and diced tomatos

While the rice is cooking, over medium heat add grapeseed oil, onion, and salt to a cast iron skillet.  Let it sweat, stirring regularly until it caramelizes.  Set aside.

Using the same cast iron skillet, spray with oil and add zucchini, mushrooms and garlic.  Sprinkle fajita seasoning.  Cook over medium heat until just barely cooked.  Take off the heat.

To assemble, put the rice and beans on the bottom of your bowl.  Add a good handful of cilantro and mix together.  Add a squeeze lime if you would like.  Top with zucchini mixture, caramelized onions, green onions and more cilantro.  Add fresh cracked pepper.

This is one of the best things I have made in a long time.  So full of amazing flavor, you will just love it. Enjoy!!

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Seaweed Salad

If you ever ate seaweed salad at a restaurant and loved it, and like me thought, 'this is way to hard to make at home,' I'm about to show you how easy it really is.  And, this is a bit different but I think even better.

First, you will want to get some sweet fish sauce.  My friend Moni made me some and her recipe was something similar to this one. But I'm sure you could get something like this at the market or just leave it out, and maybe just add some ginger, a squeeze of orange and/or orange zest to the salad and I'm sure it will still taste good.  P.S. this sause doesn't taste at all like fish, so it can be a little bit misleading in the name.

Ok, now onto the recipe...

Seaweed Salad

4 cup soaked Seaweed
1 tbsp grapeseed oil (use any oil you have at home)
2-3 tbsp sweet fish sauce (recipe above)
1 Tomato, diced
5 mushrooms, diced
1 stalk celery, thinly sliced
3 tbsp sesame seeds
3 tbsp flax seed, ground
Fresh Lemon Juice
Sea Salt
1 Avocado (optional)

Mix everything together, except the avocado.  Chill, serve the seaweed salad and top with avocado.  

THE BEST!! Yummy!!