Baked Italian Rice

Posted by Wine & Spice on 4/28/2018 to Vegetarian

Johnny Pizza is another spice blend that is extremely versatile. It is hand blended with Mediterranean oregano, basil, garlic, onion, thyme, fennel seed, red bell pepper, crushed red pepper, parsley and marjoram. It is great to sprinkle on a pre-made pizza, fantastic in a sauce, or my personal favorite—bake it into a homemade pizza crust. So good!

Today I decided to make an Italian Baked Rice. Added lots of veggies, this is so easy and very flavorful. I served this with a Baked Chicken also seasoned with Johnny Pizza and finished with some fresh mozzarella cheese.

A glass of Chianti was delightful with this meal.

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Hemp Seed Falafel with Tikka Masala Sauce

Posted by Natalia C on 4/26/2018 to Vegetarian

Many people on a ketogenic or low carb vegan diet are constantly looking for ways to increase protein to hit their macros. This pseudo falafel is made with hemp seeds rather than the traditional chickpeas. Hemp seeds boast a great nutritional profile with 10 grams for just 3 tablespoons. As a bonus, their 14 grams of fat per serving largely comes from healthy omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids.

This recipe uses Tikka Masala which is a fantastic blend of guajillo chile powder, bay leaves, smoked sweet paprika, turmeric, roasted garlic, cayenne, black pepper, ginger, cumin, fenugreek, cardamom, caraway, nutmeg and cloves. Wonderful on veggies and also great on chicken.

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Keto Vegan Taco Salad

Posted by Natalia C on 4/22/2018 to Vegetarian

I adore Mexican food. Ripe avocados, bright red tomato salsa, and aromatic cumin, garlic, and onions create some of the most satisfying dishes for my palate. As I continue to move toward a 100% plant-based lifestyle, I was hard-pressed to find a convincing taco meat substitute that was not riddled with a laundry list of unidentifiable ingredients and didn't break the bank. This paleo/keto/vegan "taco meat" recipe was the perfect solution. The mushrooms add a rich and meaty flavor while the combination of soaked and dry English walnuts helps create the consistency and texture of ground beef. The Mexican Blast blend tied all of the ingredients together to yield a truly delicious and authentic dish. 

Natalia is a new blogger for our website. We are so happy to have her here! Here is a little information about her:

Natalia Chung is a professional writer and editor located in central Pennsylvania. She's written for a variety of publications across a range of mediums and is currently the Communications Manager of a environmental non-profit dedicated to supporting K-12 schools through sustainability initiatives, tracking tools, and programs. In efforts to create a more sustainable future she has also become a dedicated plant-based blogger on a mission to create recipes that are both delicious and environmentally friendly. 

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Roasted Garden Glory Cauliflower Steaks

Posted by Wine & Spice on 4/16/2018 to Vegetarian

It seems that anything Cauliflower these days is in vogue! Low carb, low calorie and very nutritious not to mention great flavor and texture. What's not to love?

I've been wanting to try cauliflower steaks for quite a while. One of the the newer spice blends that I've purchased is Garden Glory. There is a touch of molasses which helps coax out the carmelization. It is hand blended from garlic, salt, paprika, onion, black pepper, thyme, red bell pepper, molasses, oregano, serrano and vinegar. It is fantastic on roasted root veggies like sweet potatoes and onions. This also makes a great vinaigrette! Click here for more info on that.

This recipe could not be any easier! You can also try grilling these!

A glass of Chardonnay went very well with this meal.

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