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VEGETARIAN SPLIT PEA SOUP

split-pea

INGREDIENTS

18 cups liquid (broth, water, stock or combination)
1 lb split peas, picked over
1 medium onion, chopped
3 TBSP butter
2 cloves garlic, chopped finely
¼ cup chopped fresh parsley, or 1/8 cup dried
½ tsp dried basil
1/4 lb quinoa, rinsed (brown rice or barley will do as well)
1 bay leaf
4 large potatoes, diced (can be any potato variety, I like to do half sweet potato)
One 10 oz bag fresh spinach, rinsed, trimmed and chopped
Salt and pepper to taste

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Bring water to a boil in large covered pot.
2. Add split peas, onions, butter/oil, garlic, parsley, basil, quinoa/grain, and bay leaf.
3. Return to a boil.
4. Turn it down to a simmer, uncovered over low heat, stirring frequently for 45 minutes
5. Add the potatoes and spinach
6. Continue to boil over low heat for 45-60 minutes, stirring frequently
7. Once cooked, remove bay leaf and blend soup. I put a hand blender right in the pot.
8. Season as desired, with salt and pepper

GINGER ROASTED CARROTS

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INGREDIENTS

8-10 carrots, washed and cut into 1 inch slices (using a variety of colours improves presentation)
1” ginger grated or finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced or finely chopped
¼ cup chopped parsley
1/3 cup chopped onion
2-3 TBSP olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Grease a casserole dish and fill with first five ingredients
2. Drizzle olive oil over top and sprinkle with salt and pepper
3. Mix well so oil and ingredients are all combined.
4. Bake in 375*F oven for about 30 minutes, stirring through about 20 minutes
5. There should just be a touch of firmness to the carrots when done.

CURRIED POTATOES

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INGREDIENTS

3 TBSP Coconut oil
½ tsp Dijon mustard
1 tsp cumin
1 ½ tsp turmeric
½ tsp cayenne pepper or pepper flakes
1 tsp fennel seeds
1 ½ tsp salt
Pepper to taste
8-10 potatoes, peeled and cut into ½“ pieces
1 cup coconut milk or almond milk

DIRECTIONS

Melt oil in saucepan. Add mustard, and all spices until everything is combined well.
Pour in milk and let it again, combine well
Add potatoes and stir all together so potatoes are covered with sauce
Bring to a boil and then let simmer for about 20 minutes, or when potatoes can be pierced with a fork.

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Stuffed Acorn Squash

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Looking for a savory dish to warm your home and your appetite? This is easy, hearty and healthy! Add a side salad and you have a full meal deal.

 

Ingredients:

2-3 acorn squash
Olive oil, as needed
Salt and pepper, as needed
1 cup onion, chopped
½ lb of ground turkey or sausage
1 stalk of celery, sliced
1/2 a red pepper, diced
1 apple, diced
Rosemary, as needed
2 cloves of garlic, minced
Goat feta or parmesan, as needed

Directions:

1. 2-3 acorn squash, ends cut off and cut in half and cleaned. Brush sparingly with oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper and bake in 400* oven for 40 minutes.
2. While the squash is baking, add  1 TBSP oil to frying pan and saute 1 cup chopped onion, ½ lb of ground turkey/turkey sausage, stalk of celery, red pepper, diced apple, salt, pepper, rosemary and 2 cloves of garlic.
3. Fill baked squash halves, sprinkle with a bit of cheese and bake again for 20 more minutes.
4. Should you prefer to make this a vegetarian dish, use 2 stalks of celery, a whole pepper, handful of chopped baby spinach and a couple chopped mushrooms in the saute and remove meat (and cheese if vegan). You can also sprinkle with a TBSP of walnut pieces if you like.

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Red Lentil Soup

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Ingredients

12 cups water or broth
1 lb lentils, well rinsed and drained
1 bay leaf
1 tsp cumin
3-4 carrots, sliced
1 cup sliced leeks or onions
1 large can diced tomatoes
1/3 cup dried cilantro
2 TBS olive oil
1 TBS salt
Dash of pepper
1 tsp oregano
2 tsp ginger (minced or from jar)
Juice of 1 lemon

Directions:

1. Bring water/broth to boil. Add lentils and let simmer for 30 minutes
2. Add all remaining ingredients except lemon juice
3. Return to boil and let simmer until carrots are tender. (Approx. 20 minutes)
4. Add lemon juice
5. This can be served as is or can be processed with a hand blender.
6. Add additional bit of salt/pepper as needed.

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