Vegan Chickpea-Quinoa Soup Recipe

INGREDIENTS
  • 2-3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 stalks celery, chopped
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup carrots, chopped
  • 1 medium zucchini, chopped
  • 1 28 oz. can chopped tomatoes
  • 2 cans chickpeas (rinsed & drained)
  • 5 cups spinach, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup quinoa
  • 6 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tbsp dried parsley
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
INSTRUCTIONS
  • Using a cast iron skillet, saute carrots, celery, onions, and garlic in olive oil for several minutes.
  • Place the mixture into a large cookpot.
  • Add remaining ingredients. Combine well.
  • Cover and cook over low to medium heat for 1 1/2 to 2 hours, stirring frequently.
COOKING UTENSILS
  • Cast iron skillet
  • Large cookpot with lid
  • Optional food processor for vegetable prep

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Italian Style Vegan Pasta Soup Recipe

INGREDIENTS
  • 2 cups uncooked bowtie pasta
  • 4 cups vegetable broth, or other flavor according to preference
  • 1 15 ounce can kidney beans
  • 1 14.5 ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 4 cups baby spinach
  • Olive Oil
INSTRUCTIONS
  • Prepare the pasta. When cooked, drain off all water. Return to cook pot and add about 1-2 tablespoons olive oil to prevent sticking. Cover and set aside.
  • In a separate pot, bring broth to a boil. Lower to medium flame.
  • Add beans, tomatoes, Italian seasoning and pepper and bring to a simmer.
  • Add spinach and cook until softened. Approximately 2 minutes.
  • Place 1 cup cooked bowtie pasta in each soup bowl.
  • Ladle the soup over the pasta.
  • Serve

Vegan Lentil Sloppy Joes Recipe

INGREDIENTS
  • 2 cups cooked lentils drained
  • 1- 28 ounce can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 1 green bell pepper diced
  • 1 carrot diced
  • 1 garlic cloved diced
  • 1 tablespoon ground chile powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground paprika
  • 1/2 – 1 teaspoon salt as preferred
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon mustard
  • Oil for sautee
INSTRUCTIONS
  • Saute onion, pepper, carrot, and garlic over medium heat.
  • When soft, add the chile powder, paprika and salt.
  • Stir mixture until spices are dissolved (about 3-4 minutes).
  • Add lentils and remaining ingredients to mixture. Combine well.
  • Allow mixture to simmer over low to medium heat for 20-30 minutes.
  • Serve on hamburger bun, or over slices of artisan bread.

Vegan Spinach Salad With Orange Sesame Dressing Recipe

INGREDIENTS
  • 1 bunch fresh spinach (about 6 cups of leaves)
  • 1 red or yellow bell pepper chopped into bite-size pieces
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup red onion chopped into small pieces
  • 1 orange peeled and sliced into bite-size pieces
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice concentrate
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • Optional seasoning: ground black pepper, salt, dash Tamari
INSTRUCTIONS
  • Trim spinach stems. Wash and dry leaves.
  • Cut leaves into bite-size strips.
  • Place leaves in a salad bowl. Add pepper, onion and orange slices. Set aside.
  • Place sesame seeds in a blender. Grind into a powder.
  • Add vinegar, orange juice concentrate, and water. Blend mixture.
  • Pour dressing over salad, and toss. Serve.
  • Recipe makes 4 to 6 servings.

Vegan Banana Cake Recipe

INGREDIENTS
  • 2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup wheat germ
  • 4 mashed ripe medium-size bananas (about 2 1/2 cups)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup soy milk or rice milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup raisins or pitted dates sliced into small pieces
  • Oil for pan
INSTRUCTIONS
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Mix flour, baking soda, salt, and wheat germ in a medium-size bowl. Set aside.
  • Using a large bowl, mash bananas well, and add then add sugar. Add soy milk and vanilla. Combine.
  • Add the dry mixture to the moist mixture. Combine. Mix in dry fruit.
  • Coat a 9 x 9 inch baking pan with vegetable oil.
  • Pour batter into oiled pan. Bake about 55 minutes, or until center is dry.
  • Recipe serves 9.