Frozen ‘Hot Chocolate’ Smoothie!

The name of the smoothie grabbed my attention so I had to give it a try.  It is as delicious as it sounds and super easy to do.  This came from the cookbook Vegetarian Times Everything Vegan.   The book has 250+ easy, healthy recipes…many of which I plan on trying 🙂

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Gardein Pocket Meal

Gardein has gone and done it again!  I was gifted this gardein pocket meal to try and yummo!  If I had Frank’s Red Hot sauce, I would have splashed some on, but the pocket meal was delicious enough by itself.  Kale, barley, sun-dried tomatoes, non-gmo…what more could you ask for?  Another gardein winner in my book!

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Vegetable curry teaser

Sorry, I can’t give you the recipe, but I need to tell everyone!! I made Ginny McMeans‘s vegetable curry from her book the make ahead vegan- I’m impressed! Love the little kick of heat- but it’s not overwhelming. And the smell?! It was hard not to sneak bites during cooking! This will be in rotation!!

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There will be a full review of this book soon- plus a recipe. But I’m too busy for now making all the recipes 🙂

Do you like a little kick to your curry?

 

 

The Morning Buzz!

I found this green juice recipe over on http://www.rawjuicecleanserecipes.com/green-juice-cleanse-recipes/ .  This recipe is a simple, yet refreshing, green juice that’s just right to kick-start your morning.

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The Morning Buzz:

Recipe #4.

The Morning Buzz

Simple recipe.

10 Leaves Kale
1 Pear
1 Knuckle Ginger

If you want something more precise please visit here Recipe #4 The Morning Buzz

For those of you new to juicing, already into juicing, looking for more information about juicing/cleansing/storing your juice etc without feeling overwhelmed, this site (rawjuicecleanserecipes.com) comes highly recommended from 2flirtygirlsandajuicer.

 

 

 

 

Stuffed Shells

I knew I had to make these, it’s been a long time since I’ve had shells and Ginny had me at broccoli. It did take some time to make only because I’m one of those people who do not like store bought sauces. I like making mine “fresh” even if I do cheat and use canned crushed tomatoes. It’s winter here and produce is so damn expensive. I will make more sauce in the summer with fresh tomatoes so I can freeze some for winter. If you are interested in a really good pasta sauce check this one out by Laura Theodore. I don’t add the wine, but I’m sure it would give it a little something extra (not that it needs it).

Now back to  Ginny’s shells. I used tofurky, as I realized my field roast sausage expired. Which still makes me mad, as it’s not cheap. Oh well…. Used daiya cheeze, but I’m sure follow your heart fiesta blend would shine here. I didn’t add mushrooms, because I’m not a big fan. And I didn’t blanch the broccoli as I knew it would cook in the pasta sauce, and I like a little crunch. Other than that I followed the recipe (trust me, use field roast as those sausages add extra flavor, I find tofurky to be on the bland side, my sauce was flavorful, so it made up for the lack of spices missing from the sausage).

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Would I make these again? Heck to yes!!!!!! Only like I said before, I will use field roast and follow your heart. I would also make the pasta sauce the night before, to make this an easier dish to put together. But 110% worth the time, and ummm….. the mess I made.

 

What do you like putting in your shells? Let us know, post a comment, and if you like what you’ve read- share it with your friends via social media. They might even make you some 😉