Quick and Easy Spinach Ramen

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The Jolly Vegetarian

This quick and easy spinach ramen takes advantage of ingredients that are already in most pantries. It takes 10 minutes, is filling, flavorful and full of minerals and vitamins.

Ingredients:

1 inch of ginger
1 jumbo garlic clove
1/2 medium onion
2 generous handfuls of baby spinach
1/2 tomato
1/2 lime
1 tablespoon oil
1 ramen packet (toss out seasoning
salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Grate garlic and ginger, set aside
  2. Chop onion, set aside
  3. Chop tomato, set aside
  4. Heat oil in skillet at medium high
  5. Add garlic, ginger and onion, and saute about one minute or until it changes color
  6. Add baby spinach and saute until spinach changes color
  7. Add tomato and saute until all veggies are at desired doneness
  8. Squeeze in lime juice
  9. Salt and pepper to taste
  10. Prepare ramen packet according to directions, but toss seasoning packet
  11. Serve spinach mixture over ramen

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Creamy Spinach Enchiladas

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Sweet 'n Savory Therapy

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon margarine or butter (we used butter)
  • ½ cup sliced green onions
  • 1 (9-oz.) pkg. Green Giant Frozen Spinach, thawed and well drained (The original recipe calls for that brand but we used another brand and it didn’t make a difference.)
  • 1 cup small-curd cottage or ricotta cheese (we used whole milk ricotta cheese)
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 6 oz. (1 ½ cups) shredded Monterey Jack cheese (we used 2 cups of Pepper Jack cheese)
  • 12 (6-inch) corn tortillas, heated
  • 1 (10-oz.) can Old El Paso Mild Enchilada Sauce (we used the hot enchilada sauce)
  • Additional sliced green onions, if desired (we used them)

Directions

  1. Turn your oven on and set it to 375 degrees. Take a large skillet out and place the butter in it before turning the heat up to medium-high. Once the butter’s melted, toss the ½ cup of sliced green onions into the skillet…

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Easy Vegan Curry

Healthy, Recipe, Vegan

Just Like Heaven

It’s January. It’s cold. It’s tempting to order takeaway every night but it’s too soon to give up on those healthy new years resolutions. Well this recipe is perfect-warming, healthy, easy to prepare and delicious. It’s even suitable for those of us who are braving Veganuary (or full time vegans for that matter). This recipe is designed for the cooking novice and is easily adaptable, use whichever vegetables you have or like, and it tastes just as good or better the next day, so it’s great for lunchboxes. Give it a go and let me know how you find it.

Ingredients:(serves 4)

  • 1 sweet potato
  • 1/2 medium butternut squash
  • 1 small red or brown onion
  • 1/2 red pepper 1/2 yellow pepper
  • 1 clove chopped garlic
  • 1 medium chilli, chopped (optional)
  • 400ml can coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon curry paste
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  1. Heat the olive oil in a large frying…

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Tomato Garlic Soup

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Bored Weekends

Winter is here, again! And this time I am at a place where neither I can grow vegetables, nor can I prepare my favourite soup. So I thought why not write about it to revisit one of my most cherished recipes. I prefer this whenever either of us feel sick. Best for throat/chest infection, cough, cold, fever. I prepare this even when no one’s sick, I love this soup so much. Since I am a flag bearer of healthy eating, all the main ingredients come from my organic kitchen garden, prepared in pure ghee, which also comes from my kitchen. It’s tasty, it’s easy to make and soothes sore throat as much as the soul. Enjoyed best cooped up inside the blanket in single digit temperature, which I miss here in Kolkata.

The Ingredients:

  • 10 fully ripe tomatoes
  • 2 garlic bulbs
  • Few green chillies
  • A couple of tea spoons desi…

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Black Bean Burrito

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Run Free And Strong

Consistent with one of my running principles “know what [you] put in your body”, black bean burritos are simple, healthy, balanced nutrition with minimal processing. And for those of us always on the run (pun intended), any burritos not immediately consumed can be refrigerated or frozen.

The recipe and instructions below are loosely based on several online recipes. I’m not a professional chef, rather I’m self-taught, and my objective is to share my experiences with food and drink, rather than pretend to teach how to make black bean burritos.

It is generally believed that the burrito originated in Mexico, and that the Pueblo peoples of the southwestern United States prepared what is known as the modern burrito. There are many regional variations of the burrito, with different fillings and some served with sauces. I prefer the simple black bean burrito without rice or meat.

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Vegetarian Barley Soup

Gluten Free, Recipe, Vegan, Vegetarian

Live With Syd

I LOVE soup. I could eat soup anywhere, anytime, any season. But, unfortunately, there are some drawbacks to my love for soup.

1) Soup has a TON of sodium

The amount of sodium most soups have is quite alarming. If you haven’t taken a look at the quantities on a canned soup label…brace yourself. Thankfully, if you make it yourself you can control the sodium levels. With the availability of low sodium broth and the ability to control your salt proportions, homemade soup is always the healthier option.

2) Vegetarian soup is not always available

More often than not, soup options at restaurants are not vegetarian. Even if it doesn’t have meat in it, the broth is usually chicken.

This vegetarian barley soup is delicious, packed with protein, and filling.

Processed with VSCO with c1 presetGive it a try and let me know what you think!

Ingredients:

  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 1 stalk…

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Italian wedding soup

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Homemade Delish

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It’s that time of year when we are hosting parties for family and friends. Having a big pot of Italian wedding soup will surely keep everyone warm. 

This is an affordable and delicious soup. The only part of this soup that may take some time is making the tiny meatballs but I have to say it’s the best part of the soup.

Also my recipe calls for ground pork but feel free to use whatever ground meat desired. 

Ingredients:

1/2 an onion, diced 

4 cloves garlic, chopped 

1 stalk celery, diced

1 carrot, peeled and diced 

Salt and Pepper, to taste 

2 Tbsp. Basil paste or 6 fresh basil leaves

2 Tbsp Evoo 

12 cups chicken broth

12 oz box Pastini

2-3 cups escarole, cut in slices

1 pound ground pork

1/2 cup bread crumbs

2 tablespoons milk 

1 eggs, beaten

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