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dessert recipe vegetable

813 – Cauliflower ‘Spanish Rice’

Cauliflower ‘Spanish Rice’

Ingredients:

1 head cauliflower, cut into florets
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 onion, chopped
1 green pepper, chopped or you can use red or yellow pepper as well
2 cloves garlic, chopped
8 ounces canned tomatoes, chopped or you can use ½ cup pureed tomatoes
2 TBS of cilantro leaves chopped
Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

1. COOK THE CAULIFLOWER by bringing a medium sized pan of water, about 6 cups to a boil
2. Put in all of the cauliflower and bring back to a boil.
3. Turn off heat and cover and allow to sit in the pan of water for 10 minutes.
4. Meanwhile in a medium sized skillet or frying pan, heat 2 tablespoons of good olive oil until hot.
5. Add the onions and peppers and sauté until the onions are translucent.
6. Add the garlic and sauté for 5 more minutes.
7. Add the tomatoes or tomato pure and let simmer for 5 minutes.
8. Add the cilantro. Add salt and pepper to taste.
9. Drain the cauliflower and transfer to food processor and process using pulses until it resembles rice, or use a potato masher to break up the cauliflower until it is the size of rice. It will do this quite easily.
10. Add to skillet with the onion, pepper, and garlic and tomato and cilantro mixture and mix thoroughly.

Nutrition Estimate:

Per Cup: 92 Calories; 3g Tot Fat; 0g Sat Fat; 0mg Cholesterol; 257mg Sodium; 15g Carb; 5g Fiber; 7g Sugar; 4g Protein;

Chocolate Avocado Mousse

Yield: 2 ½ cups
Ingredients:
1 cup Dates, soaked in warm water, roughly chopped
1 cup Maple Syrup
2 Tbs. Honey
1 ½Tbs. Vanilla Extract
4 each Hass Avocadoes, very ripe, mashed
1 ¼ cup Dark Cocoa Powder

Method of Preparation:

1. Combine the dates, maple syrup, honey, and vanilla extract in a food processor. Puree until all ingredients are well liquefied.
2. Add the avocadoes to the date mixture and puree until well incorporated.
3. Once pureed, add the dark cocoa powder and blend until all the dry cocoa powder is incorporated.
4. Serve with fresh fruit or fruit purees.

Deanna Kendra

Categories
chicken recipe snack vegetable

811 – Kid Friendly Chicken Wraps

Kid Friendly Chicken Wraps

1/2 package NATURE’S GREENS™ Kale
1 rotisserie chicken, shredded
1 cup low fat shredded Cheddar cheese
1/2 cup Thousand Island dressing
6 (10-inch size) tortillas

1. Chop Kale finely and set aside.
2. Skin and shred chicken.
3. Combine shredded chicken with chopped kale and cheese, tossing to combine.
4. Add dressing, tossing to coat.
5. Divide chicken mixture evenly between tortillas.
6. Roll up to enclose chicken mixture.
Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritious Kids Popsicles

1 cup low fat frozen yogurt
1/4 cup vanilla flavored almond milk
1/2 cup Orange Strawberry Banana 100% juice
1 cup NATURE’S GREENS™ kale
1 banana, sliced
1 teaspoon honey

1. Spoon yogurt in a blender.
2. Pour almond milk and juice over frozen yogurt.
3. Spoon kale, banana in with other ingredients.
4. Pour in honey.
5. Blend until kale is well pulverized.
6. Pour mixture into 3-ounce paper cups and place in freezer.
7. After 30 minutes, insert Popsicle sticks into frozen Popsicle mixture.
8. When ready to serve, tear off paper cups and enjoy.
Yield 8 popsicles.

Easy Kale Smoothie

2 pears, unpeeled and chopped
1 or 2 bananas, sliced
1/2 cup white grape juice
2 cups water
1/4 cup honey
3-4 cups NATURE’S GREENS™ kale

Blend the first 5 ingredients in a blender. Spoon in kale and blend until smooth. Enjoy!
Yield 6 cups smoothie.

Quick Veggie Pizza

1 tablespoon Extra Lite Olive Oil
1 (10-ounce size) pkg. VERSATILE VEGGIES® Fajita Mix
1 teaspoon garlic
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1 (10-ounce size) pkg. VERSATILE VEGGIES® Squash Medley
1 cup VERSATILE VEGGIES® diced tomatoes
2 cups shredded Six Cheese Italian Blend shredded cheese
1 (1.5 lb. size) prepared pizza crust

1. Sauté fajita mix and garlic in olive oil. Sprinkle with Italian seasoning.
2. Spoon Mixture in the center of unbaked pizza crust.
3. Top cooked vegies with squash medley.
4. Spoon tomatoes around outer crust.
5. Sprinkle with cheese and bake at 425° for 18 minutes or until cheese has melted and vegetables are tender.
Yield: 6-8 slices.

Donna Bundrick-Griffin

Categories
italian recipe spring vegetable

809 – Spring Vegetable Risotto

1 oz olive oil
1 oz minced garlic
1 oz minced onion
2 oz butter
1 cup arborio rice
1.5 – 2 quarts chicken stock, hot
2 oz asparagus, trimmed, peeled, and blanched
1/2 oz baby arugula
1 oz shitake mushrooms, stems removed and sliced
2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
Salt and pepper to taste

1. Add half of olive oil to heavy bottom pan and sauté mushrooms for about 2 minutes – reserve in bowl for later use
2. Add remaining olive oil and 1 tablespoon of butter to pan and sweat onions and garlic until softened and translucent
3. Add the rice and stir over medium heat until toasted aroma rises, about 1 minute
4. Add 1/3 of the hot stock to the pan and stir until rice absorbs stock
5. Repeat, adding the remaining stock in portions. Allow stock to be absorbed before adding the next portion. Cook until rice is just tender and reaches a creamy consistency. Should take about 20 minutes
6. Add parmesan and reserved asparagus, mushrooms, and argula
7. Stir in remaining butter and season to taste

Categories
chicken dessert fruit recipe soup vegetable

807 – Sandwich On-the-Side, Yummy Chicken Chowder, Pineapple Cake

Sandwich On-the-Side

Whole grain bread, bun, pita, or bagel
Filled with your choice of:
Cheeses- american, monterey, pepper-jack
Veggies- tomato, lettuce, red onions, fresh spinach, cucumber, avocado, olives, bell pepper
Fruits- sliced apple, pear

Choose whole grain bread and layer with cheese, vegetables, and fruits of your choice. Season with dried or fresh herbs plus a light drizzle of olive oil. Other options for dressing the sandwich include light mayo or light/non-fat cream cheese.

Yummy Chicken Chowder

2 tablespoons canola oil
1/2 chopped onion
2 stalks chopped celery
1/2 chopped bell pepper
3 ears fresh corn kernels
1 clove minced garlic
1 cup chicken stock
2 cups low-fat milk
2 chicken breasts, chopped
1 (14.75 oz.) can cream style corn
2 tablespoons cornstarch
2 teaspoons chopped fresh herbs (your choice of basil, oregona or thyme)
Salt and pepper to taste.

1. Heat oil in Dutch oven and add fresh vegetables and garlic.
2. Cook 5 minutes until vegetables are tender.
3. Add chicken breast, stock and milk.
4. Allow soup to heat to a slow simmer, then add canned corn.
5. Return to simmer.
6. Mix cornstarch with enough water to completely dissolve then pour into hot soup while stirring.
7. Continue stirring until soup is thickened then remove from heat and serve immediately.

Honey Lime Fruit Salad

4 cups chopped fruit (melon, grapes, berries, peaches, and apples are good choices)
4 tablespoons salted nuts

Dressing:

4 tablespoons honey
4 tablespoons limead concentrate
2 teaspoons poppy seeds (optional)

Add chopped fruit of your choice to bowl and top with salted nuts.
Combine dressing ingredients and mix well.
Drizzle over fruit and serve immediately. Refrigerate leftovers.

Fast and Friendly Salad Dressing
The tang of yogurt and the zip of Ranch.

1 cup plain Greek yogurt
1/2 cup 1% milk
1 packet dry Ranch dressing mix

Combine all ingredients until smooth. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Pineapple Cake

1 box Angelfood cake mix
1 (20 oz.) can crushed pineapple in its own juice
Combine dry cake mix and undrained pineapple.

Stir until well moistened, being careful not to overmix.
Pour batter into ungreased 9 x 13 baking dish.
Bake at 350°F oven for 40 minutes or until golden brown and toothpick tests clean.

Rhonda Matthews

Categories
recipe vegetable

806 – Roasted Peppers and Onions

1 red, green, and yellow bell pepper, quartered and seeds removed
1 large sweet onion, quartered and separated into pieces
1/2 cup olive oil
3 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon Lowcountry seasoning
1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Take the bell pepper quarters and cut into medium sized chunks.
2. Add the bell peppers, onions, olive oil, lemon juice, oregano, Lowcountry seasoning, and pepper to a medium sized bowl and mix together. Cover with plastic wrap and let marinate for 1-2 hours.
3. Place on a baking sheet lined with a Silpat. Roast in the oven for 20-25 minutes, until they look carmelized. Remove from the oven and serve hot.

Mark Pollard

Categories
pasta pastry recipe salad vegetable

805 – Vegetable Bean Soup, Macaroni Salad, Applesauce Cranberry Bread

Vegetable Bean Soup

1 (16oz) can of ready-to-eat vegetable soup (or 1 can of condensed vegetable soup prepared as directed)
1 cup water
1 tablespoon dried onion or 1 teaspoon onion powder
1 small can of diced tomatoes (do not drain)
1 can pinto, black or northern beans, rinsed and drained
1 teaspoon dried basil
½ teaspoon garlic powder
¼ teaspoon pepper

Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan.
Cook on medium heat until onions are tender and soup is hot. Stir often while cooking.
Yield: 3 servings

Nutrition Facts: Calories 230, Total Fat 0.6g (1% DV), Sat. Fat 0.2g (1% DV), Cholest. 0.0mg (0% DV), Sodium 555.8mg (23% DV), Total Carb. 45.3g (15% DV), Fiber 9.7g (39% DV), Sugars 3.6g, Protein 12.8g, Vitamin A (12% DV), Vitamin C (15% DV), Calcium (11% DV), Iron (16% DV). Percent Daily Values (DV) are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Macaroni Salad

8 ounces whole wheat elbow macaroni, cooked and cooled
½ cup lite mayonnaise
½ cup fat free plain yogurt
2 tablespoons vinegar
1 tablespoon mustard
1 teaspoon sugar
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
1 cup chopped celery
1 cup chopped green bell pepper
¼ cup chopped onion

In a large bowl, combine all ingredients until thoroughly combined.
Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
Yield: about 6 servings

Nutrition Facts: Calories 112, Total Fat 4.4g (7% DV), Sat. Fat 0.1g (0% DV), Cholest. 4.2mg (1% DV), Sodium 424.5mg (18% DV), Total Carb. 15.9g (5% DV), Fiber 2.0g (8% DV), Sugars 3.1g, Protein 3.4g, Vitamin A (3% DV), Vitamin C (35%DV), Calcium (4% DV), Iron (3% DV). Percent Daily Values (DV) are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Applesauce Cranberry Bread

1 ¾ cup flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon salt
½ cup sugar
½ cup finely grated carrots
½ cup applesauce
1 egg (or 2 egg whites or ¼ cup egg substitute)
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/3 cup dried cranberries

Lightly spray bottom of 8x4x2-inch loaf pan with vegetable cooking spray.
In a large bowl, sift flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
In a medium bowl, combine sugar, carrots, applesauce, egg and vegetable oil.
Combine applesauce mixture with flour mixture until moistened; fold in cranberries.
Pour batter into loaf pan; bake at 350°F for 45-50 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center of loaf comes out clean.
Allow bread to cool in pan for 10 minutes; remove and cool completely on rack. Wrap in aluminum foil and store overnight at room temperature before slicing.

Makes 16 servings

Nutrition Facts: Calories 106, Total Fat 2.2g (3% DV), Sat. Fat 0.2g (1% DV), Cholest. 13.2mg (4% DV), Sodium 86.3mg (4% DV), Total Carb. 20.1g (7% DV), Fiber 0.7g (3% DV), Sugars 8.9g, Protein 1.9g, Vitamin A (13% DV), Vitamin C (1% DV), Calcium (3% DV), Iron (4% DV). Percent Daily Values (DV) are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Kimberly Baker

Categories
fruit recipe salad soup vegetable

804 – Hearty Vegetable Soup, Kale and Apple Salad

Hearty Vegetable Soup

2 (1-pound) packages NATURE’S GREENS™ Bagged Collards
2 cups water
2 pounds diced turkey ham or rotisserie chicken
3 tablespoons hot sauce
3 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 (8-ounce size) container VERSATILE VEGGIES® Diced Yellow Onions
1 red bell pepper, chopped
2 teaspoons garlic, minced
5 new potatoes, diced
3 (14 ½-ounce size) cans chicken broth
3 (14 ½-ounce size) cans Hoppin’ John with black-eyed peas, tomatoes, onions, & jalapenos
¾ cup vermouth or white Zinfandel wine
1 tablespoon white vinegar
2 teaspoons salt

Place collards in a large pot. Pour water over collards and boil until al dente. Meanwhile, stir ham or chicken and hot sauce together. Cook coated meat in the oil over medium heat until browned. Add the onion, bell pepper, and garlic; sauté until tender. Pour the meat mixture into the cooked collards, stirring well. Stir the remaining ingredients into the collard-meat mixture. Bring to a full rolling boil; reduce heat, and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 1 hour. Yield: 12-16 servings.

Kale and Apple Salad

1 (1-pound size) package NATURE’S GREENS™ Kale
5 large red apples (Fuji)
1 (10-ounce size) container VERSATILE VEGGIES® Diced Celery
2 (6-ounce size) packages sliced almonds
2 (6-ounce size) packages craisins
½ cup spicy mustard
½ cup water
¼ cup red wine vinegar
½ teaspoon salt

Spoon kale in a large bowl. Chop 4 apples and add to the kale along with the celery, 1 ½ packages almonds and 1 ½ packages craisins. Chop the remaining apple and put into a blender along with the remaining ½ package almonds, remaining ½ package craisins, spicy mustard, water, vinegar, and salt. Purée until well combined and slightly thick, adding more water if needed to thin. Pour dressing over kale and toss to combine. Serve immediately.
Yield: 16 servings.

This tasty, healthy salad is very filling and can be used as a meal.

Donna Bundrick Griffin
Coordinator Marketing and Promotions
Walter P. Rawl and Sons Inc.
824 Fairview Road
Pelion, SC 29123
Phone: 803-894-1900, Ext. 120; Fax: 803-894-1945
Email: donna.bundrick@rawl.net
www.rawl.net

Categories
fish fruit recipe snack vegetable

785 – Pan Seared Tilapia with Tomato, Onion, Caper Sauce

Pan Seared Tilapia with Tomato, Onion, Caper Sauce

Ingredients:

Tilapia filets (or any other white fish)
1 large onion
Capers (to taste)
Fresh Oregano
1 can large whole peeled tomatoes
Salt/Pepper
Garlic

Directions:

1. Heat pan to med/med-high
2. Sautee sliced large onion w/ olive oil and garlic until golden brown (don’t burn the garlic)
3. Add can of tomato, salt/pepper, capers and oregano
4. Bring to a boil, cover and simmer until fish/dinner is ready
5. Salt/pepper fish
6. Cook 1-2 min each side, or until flakes easily
7. Serve with sauce

Super Green Smoothie Popsicles:

2 cups Berries (of any kind)
2 Bananas
2 Cups Spinach
1 cup Coconut Water (or just water)

Directions:

Add all to blender, blend and pour into Popsicle molds.
Place in freezer and enjoy when ready!

***Note: You can also add yogurt to these for a creamier taste!

Meggie Bradbury

Categories
recipe vegetable

783 – Veggie Burgers, Brown Rice with Beans and Cheese

Veggie Burgers

3.5 cups pinto beans, pureed
1 cup shredded carrots
1/4 cup diced celery
1/4 cup diced onion
1/4 cup bell pepper
2/3 cup shredded cheddar
1/2 tbsp salt free seasoning
1/2 tsp mustard powder
1/2 tsp thyme
1 tbsp parsley
bread crumbs
10 whole grain bun
cheese to top
lettuce and tomato

Puree beans. Add carrots, celery, onion, pepper, cheddar cheese and seasoning. Mix to bring together. Scoop into 1/3 cup balls, flatten to patty shape and coat with bread crumbs. Saute or bake in oven with pan coated with pan spray. Top with cheese, serve with bun, lettuce, and tomato. You may choose tooffer BBQ sauce or Buffalo sauce.

Brown Rice with Beans and Cheese

3 cups cooked bronw rice
1 can canned black beans, drained
2 cloves minced garlic
1 small onion minced
2 tsp cumin
1 tbsp chili powder
1 small can diced green chili peppers
1 cup nonfat greek yogurt
2 cups lowfat shredded cheddar
1 cup salsa

Mix rice, beans, garlic, onion, cumin, chili powder, green chili peppers, yogurt, and 2 cups of cheddar in a bowl. Place mixture ino a lightly oiled casserole dish and bake 20-30 minutes on 350 degrees. Top with cheese and salsa and bake another 5 minutes.

Ron Jones

Categories
asian recipe vegetable

782 – Tofu Three Ways with Two Easy Sides

BBQ Tofu

One pound Tofu, pressed and cubed
½ cup cornstarch
Vegetable Oil for frying
Your favorite BBQ Sauce
Whole Wheat Tortilla Wraps

Dredge tofu cubes in cornstarch, fry til golden in vegetable oil. Coat Tofu cubes in your favorite BBQ sauce. Wrap in Whole Wheat Tortilla Wrap. Top with Slaw mix and Serve.

Asian Tofu

One pound Tofu, pressed and cubed
1/2 cup cornstarch
Vegetable Oil for frying
Soy Sauce
Whole Wheat Tortilla Wraps
Lettuce
Onion
Alfalfa Sprouts

Dredge tofu cubes in cornstarch, fry til golden in vegetable oil. Sprinkle Tofu cubes with Soy Sauce. Place in Whole Wheat Tortilla Wrap, add lettuce, onion, sprouts and Serve.

Curried Tofu

One pound Tofu, pressed and cubed
Whole Wheat Tortilla Wraps
1/2 cup cornstarch
Lettuce
Curry Powder
Onion
Mayonnaise
Alfalfa Sprouts
Vegetable Oil for frying

Mix some Mayonnaise with curry powder and set aside. Mix cornstarch and Curry Powder together, Dredge tofu cubes in cornstarch, fry til golden in vegetable oil. Put a little curry mayonnaise mix on tortilla wrap, add tofu cubes, add lettuce, onion, sprouts and Serve.

Asian Slaw

One Bag Slaw Mix
One Lime
One Bunch Cilantro, chopped
1 Tbsp Sugar
One Jalapeno, seeded and diced finely
4 Tbsp Rice Vinegar

Juice one Lime, dissolve Sugar into lime juice and whisk in rice vinegar. Add all the vegetables and toss.

Roasted Corn on The Cob

Soak Corn in Water for at least 30 minutes. Peel outer husks. Microwave Corn for 8 minutes for every two ears.
Cut bottom of corn off (make sure you cut through the cob), hold corn by the husks at the top and shake to remove the cob – the silks will stay with the husk

Happy Cooking!
Leisa Marie and Crew

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