Delectable Vegetarian Cuisine

January 8, 2015

Scrumptious and healthful vegetarian recipes don’t need to be an expensive endeavor. And their preparation doesn’t need to be time-consuming. Here are three easily prepared recipes that will help you maintain your physique and your brain power, as well as your bank account.

1. Kale and Mushroom Quinoa

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Serves: 6

Ingredients:

1 cup Portobello mushrooms, diced

1 red or purple sweet onion, chopped

2 cups vegetable broth

½ cup cilantro, chopped with 2 tablespoons flax seed

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

1 teaspoon Himalayan pink salt

1 teaspoon black pepper

1 clove of garlic, minced

1 cup organic, 100 percent whole grain, pre-washed, gluten-free quinoa

1 cup kale

Instructions:

1. In vegetable broth add quinoa and cook until soft.

2. Sauté the onion, mushrooms, and garlic in olive oil with salt and pepper for about 5 minutes.

3. Add kale and continue to sauté for one minute.

4. Add the cooked quinoa and stir in the cilantro-flax seed mixture.

2. Acorn Squash Bisque

Prep Time: ½ hour

Serves: 6

Ingredients:

2 cooked acorn squashes

1 sweet onion, chopped

2 cups vegetable broth

½ cup celery, thinly sliced

2 tablespoons coconut oil

1 teaspoon Celtic sea salt

1 teaspoon black pepper

1 teaspoon nutmeg

1 sprig fresh thyme or rosemary

1 cup coconut milk

Instructions:

1. Sauté the celery, onion, and herb in the olive oil with salt and pepper for about five minutes or until the herb is tender.

2. Add the squash and broth to the pan. Simmer the mixture on medium heat for 15 minutes until tender.

3. Pour the mixture into your blender; add the coconut milk and purée the soup until completely smooth.

4. Serve garnished with two rice crackers or light sour cream if you’re a lacto vegetarian.

3. Peaches and Cream Milk

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Serves: 6

Ingredients:

1 cup almonds, soak and rinse

½ teaspoon Celtic sea salt

½ teaspoon vanilla extract

1 teaspoon coconut oil

½ cup peaches

2 tablespoons organic blue agave nectar

Water as needed

Instructions:

1. Add all of the ingredients to the blender; add water to the fill line.

2. Blend on frappe’ until it starts to form a nice froth.

3. Into a pitcher pour the mixture through cheese cloth or a fine strainer.

4. Store in the refrigerator and serve cold. Additionally, you can use the leftover pulp as a sweet relish on whole wheat toast or your morning oatmeal.

Each of these inexpensive, healthful recipes will provide you and your family with plenty of protein, nutrients, and vitamins for a healthy, svelte body and a keen mind!