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2 Vegetarian Recipes For You

Sunday, November 21, 2010

As most of my friends know, Sunday is food prep day for me. I like to make healthy breakfasts and lunches that can get me through the work week so I don't rely on processed or packaged foods.

I love to make nutritious waffles for breakfast, packed with protein, fiber, and flavor without the addition of sweeteners.

I like to start with Hodgson Mills Buckwheat Pancake mix because it saves a little time and I know it is whole grain and organic. Some people don't like the taste of buckwheat or haven't tried it. Buckwheat has excellent nutritional value and rates low on the glycemic index,

I rearrange the recipe each week: here is this week's recipe:

1 Cup Hodgson Mills Buckwheat Pancake mix
4 T. golden flax seeds
4 T. wheat germ
4 T. walnuts
1/2 apple
2 eggs
2 T. extra virgin olive oil
1 Tsp. baking soda
1 Tsp. cinnamon
2 C. milk
1 T. vinegar

First I grind the flax, wheat germ, and walnuts to a flour consistency in my blender, add the apple to grind in, then add the rest of the ingredients. The vinegar is a quick way to make the milk more like buttermilk, but you could use buttermilk or kefir instead. This makes 8 waffles.

While I am making the soup, I cook up the waffles, then freeze them for this week's breakfasts.

Today's soup is a Vegetable Barley Soup.


1/2 onion
2 cloves of garlic
1 C. fresh kale chopped
1/2 sweet potato
1/2 C. barley
1 can garbanzo beans
1/2 C. whole grain spiral macaroni
fresh cilantro
1 tsp. cumin
1 tsp. tumeric
1 T. extra virgin olive oil
salt and pepper to taste

Chop onions and garlic and saute lightly in olive oil. Add the spices and saute a minute longer. Add two cups of water and let simmer for several minutes to blend flavors. You could also use purchased vegetable broth. Add the kale, sweet potatoes, garbanzos, barley, and macaroni. Bring to a boil, then cover and cook on low for 30 - 40 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste. Add fresh cilantro right before serving.

(I decided to add a fresh boiled egg as garnish to add a little protein today.)

Bon Appetite!


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
KJE_3001 11/23/2010 1:27PM

    Ooh, that soup looks beautiful and tasty! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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MEOWMAMA3 11/22/2010 7:16AM

    That soup sounds super!!!! (Pardon the pun!) Maybe I should ask Small Appliance Santa (aka Weldon the Practical) for a waffle maker for Christmas! emoticon emoticon

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MIRAGE727 11/21/2010 9:17PM

    Wow, thanks for sharing. I'm going to have to do these recipes soon! Love my breaksats!


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FAEMOM 11/21/2010 6:24PM

  I really enjoyed reading your blog. Nice to see some photos and recipes. Good idea to cook ahead too. Thanks! emoticon

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MCGS62 11/21/2010 5:36PM

    the soup looks great. I can find all kinds of beans an lentils at my india store but no barley didn't see any at giant eagle either. I like beef barley soup so I'll double the effort!

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JUST_TRI_IT 11/21/2010 5:23PM

    Oh yum yum!! One of my favorite parts about winter: SOUP SOUP SOUP!!! This one looks inviting.

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JOHNNIEGIRL0612 11/21/2010 10:50AM

    I envy you for being so organized! I am def going to try the soup. It sounds amazing! Thanks for the recipe :)

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WATERMELLEN 11/21/2010 10:22AM

    Treated myself to catching up on a whole bunch of your great blogs -- sympathize with your lingering illness and interruption of your fitness, love your new boots, admire your dedication to your teaching vocation with all its ups and downs.

And: this soup recipe sounds just like my kind of thing, thanks!

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KRITTERKEEPERS 11/21/2010 10:20AM

    emoticon the recipes sound delicious ~ and the photos are beautiful!

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