Friday, February 12, 2016

Healthier Hearty Dinner Vegan Style

We try to eat a predominantly plant based diet. We do eat some meat, dairy, and gluten products, but try to limit them because we feel our best when we mainly eat fruits, veggies, beans, nuts, and seeds.

*Drink- freshly squeezed grapefruit juice with water added. (It is best to sip on fresh juice on an empty stomach to get the most benefit). 

*Green Beans


*Zucchini Casserole 
1/4 C. Olive oil, butter, or coconut oil
2 C. Mashed Saltines (or bread crumbs, other crackers, etc)
Divide this mixture in 2. 

Mix together:
4-5 C. shredded Zuchinni
2 eggs, beaten well
1 tsp. Salt
1 tsp. Pepper
2 tsp. Garlic Powder
1/2 C. shredded Onion
1 C. Cracker/Oil mixture

Top with remaining cracker mixture (& cheese if desired).
Bake in a 9X13 greased baking dish at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes or until lightly brown on top.

Recipe by: My friend's Aunt Nareen Holdaway

*Armenian Fruit Cake
Beat together:
2 C. Plain Yogurt (strained through a nut milk bag for 1 hour or use Greek Yogurt)
1/2 C. Pure Maple syrup, honey, or coconut sugar
1/2 C. Coconut oil
2 eggs

Whisk together then add to wet mixture:
2 C. flour (1 C. Oat flour & 1 C. Whole Wheat (I made these fresh in my Vitamix)
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda

Pour into a greased 8X8 glass baking dish. 

Top with:
Chopped pecans, walnuts, almonds, or any nuts you like. Also top with dried fruit (figs, apricots, etc.)

Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes, or until fork comes out clean. 

This recipe was from my friends family recipe book. (She found the recipe at www.

The original recipe had an orange juice/honey sauce. But, we didn't add it and decided to eat this cake with our dinner. :)

*Mexican Beans
1 Can black beans, drained
1 Can kidney beans, drained
1 Can Garbanzo beans, drained
1 Can diced tomatoes
1 tsp. Ground Cumin
1 Tbsp. Chopped Cilantro
1 small can diced green chilies

Cook in a pot on the stove until done. 



No comments:

Post a Comment