Instant Pot Polenta

Instant Pot Polenta

Instant Pot Polenta

Instant Pot Polenta

Creamy, easy comfort food!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Breakfast, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 2 people

Equipment

  • Instant Pot

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup medium grain corn meal or polenta
  • 4 cups broth or water
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 3/4 tsp dried herb blend of choice

Instructions
 

  • Add all ingredients to the Instant pot and stir well
  • Set to manual, high pressure, sealing of the valve. Set to 9 minutes
  • Carefully open vent or let pressure come down naturally. Stir and enjoy

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Lazy Sunday Stew

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Lazy Sunday Stew

Lazy Sunday Stew

An old favorite where you don't have to chop things!! Everyone likes this chili-like dish and the addition of hash browns really makes this a favorite comfort stew when you feel like... being LAZY. It's a dump & go kinda dish!!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 8 people

Ingredients
  

  • 1 32 oz. bag frozen hash browns thawed or not
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 1 cup frozen chopped spinach
  • 1 14 oz. can black beans rinsed and drained
  • 1 14 oz. can red kidney beans
  • 1 14 oz. any other kind of beans optional
  • 2 14 oz. cans tomato sauce
  • 1 1/2 cans water
  • 3 Tbsp chili powder
  • 2 Tbsp cumin
  • 1 Tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar, or any vinegar
  • 3 green onions optional

Instructions
 

  • Combine all ingredients in a large pot and heat until potatoes are tender and all flavors are blended
Keyword Chili, Easy, Stew

BBQ Jackfruit

BBQ Jackfruit

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Course Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine American, Barbeque
Servings 2 people

Ingredients
  

  • 1 can jackfruit, rinsed, drained and soaked in warm water for 30 minutes
  • 2/3 cup bbq sauce of choice try a not-so-sweet variety
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 2 buns or pretzel rolls

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place the soaked & drained jackfruit in a medium size bowl and crush with your hands or use forks to separate a little *
  • Sprinkle on seasonings and 1/3 cup bbq sauce. Stir well and place on a parchment lined baking pan
  • Bake 20-25 minutes in the oven OR cook stovetop for up to 35 minutes adding bits of water if needed and stiring occassionally
  • Stir in remaining 1/3 cup bbq sauce and serve on buns with coleslaw optional

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Notes

*When draining, really press as much water out of the Jackfruit as you can before adding to bowl. This will really help with the final desired texture.  You may press excess water out with your clean hands by picking up fistfuls and squeezing while still in the colander...it's will shred the Jackfruit at the same time.  Another option is to layout a clean, thin, lint-free towel, place drained Jackfruit in the center, gather up the sides of the towel, then squeeze the water out of the Jackfruit through the towel.
Keyword Easy, Oven baked
Cauliflower Cheesy Sauce

Cauliflower Cheesy Sauce - 2

Cauliflower Cheesy Sauce

Cauliflower Cheesy Sauce

Cauliflower Cheesy Sauce

Forks Over Knives
I love the many, many, many ways to make a cheesy sauce! Using cooked cauliflower can lend a buttery result in my opinion. Comfort food can be ooooh so Healthy AND Comforting! What do you think?
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people

Equipment

  • Blender

Ingredients
  

  • 1 head cauliflower, trimmed and chopped
  • 1 cup potato, peeled & chopped @ 1 large potato, any variety
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened plant milk of choice
  • 1/4 cup nooch aka. nutritional yeast
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed open
  • 2 tsp white wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp miso paste
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp tumeric

Instructions
 

  • In a large saucepan cover the cauliflower & potato with water. Cook until well done @ 25 minutes
  • Drain, but SAVE the cooking liquid
  • Blend the cooked veggies with the remaining ingredients adding small amounts of cooking liquid as needed to reach desired consistency
  • Add salt & pepper to taste. Sauce will thicken as it cools

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Keyword cauliflower, cheese, nooch, vegan
Savory Oats

Savory Oats Ingredients

Savory Oats

Savory Oats

Savory Oats

Jill Keb
Who knew steel cut oats were so delicious with veggies and savory seasonings!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Breakfast, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Indian
Servings 2

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 cup instant or regular steel cut oats
  • 1 1/2 cups plant milk - unsweetened
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 cups cauliflower chopped
  • 1 tomato chopped
  • 2 green onions chopped
  • 1 cup greens of choice baby kale, spinach, collards, etc
  • 1 cup mushrooms sliced
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins or black
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 Tbsp curry powder plus more if desired

Instructions
 

  • Toast oats in a dry pan on med-high heat to fragrant, don’t burn.
  • Add 1/2 cup water, stir and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Add all veggies, seasonings and slowly add milk. Bring back to a boil for 2 minutes.
  • Turn heat down to simmer and occasionally stir and watch until veggies are tender, appr. 20 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper and serve. Great next day meal too.

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Keyword curry, oats, savory
Spaghetti squash with spinach & chickpeas

Spaghetti squash with spinach & chickpeas

Spaghetti squash with spinach & chickpeas

Spaghetti Squash with Spinach & Chickpeas

Prep Time 1 hr
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Main Course
Calories 450 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 spaghetti squash
  • 1 oz bag baby spinach
  • 1 cup chickpeas save liquid for cooking shallots
  • 1/2 cup chopped sun dried tomatoes hydrated in hot water
  • 3 shallots sliced thin
  • 1 lemon juiced plus zest of the lemon
  • 1 tbsp mixed dried seasonings of choice
  • 1/4 cup  toasted walnuts optional
  • Salt & pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place squash on a baking sheet and bake for 60-70 minutes or until slightly browned
  • In a large skillet over medium heat, add the shallots, stir and cook until liquid is needed
  • Add the chickpea liquid and the remaining ingredients, except the walnuts, and mix well. Remove the squash from the oven, let it cool slightly
  • Use a fork to scrape the squash into strands. Set aside. Combine squash strands and spinach mixture and stir gently
  • Plate and garnish with walnuts and/or herbs. Serve with toasted bread of choice

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