BURRITAELITA's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=BURRITAELITA BURRITAELITA's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ Winter Minestrone Soup http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6241788 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/50175201-7a16-4651-a0e3-81a7b173925f.JPG"> <BR> <BR> Another good vegetable soup. Not a fast fix, but makes a huge batch! One of my favorites. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>fatfreevegan.com/blog/2013/10/30/win<BR>ter-minestrone/ </link> Sun, 25 Sep 2016 21:29:59 EST Harvest Vegetable Soup from The New Fast Food by Jill Nussinow http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6238076 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ef986627-d204-47eb-b880-1d957c943a4a.JPG"> <BR> <BR> This is not a fast recipe because the delicious flavor depends partly on a homemade allium broth, which I made the night before. And then there's the veggie chopping. But this soup is so beautiful and so flavorful that I make it again and again! Leek, garlic, yellow squash, potato, butternut squash, tomato, carrot, red bell pepper--it's a delicious and colorful way to "eat your veggies" f... Sun, 18 Sep 2016 19:43:47 EST Red beans and rice http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6227360 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4778a5d7-adb5-44a5-a32a-e2f9d8ccfd31.JPG"> <BR> <BR> This is a relatively simple prep with big flavor. I recommend this recipe! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>mywholefoodlife.com/2016/08/17/red-b<BR>eans-and-rice/ </link> Tue, 30 Aug 2016 21:44:17 EST Delicious Homemade Hummus--all you can eat! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6215019 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ffb6117c-333a-4793-8d5c-c5b0b17e911a.JPG"> <BR> <BR> I made a double batch of Hummus from Jill Nussinow's The New Fast Food this morning, and we had a scrumptious lunch! I pressure cooked the soaked chickpeas as directed in this cookbook and then added the extras to whirl to perfection in my food processor. It's smooth and delicious, and lots cheaper than buying hummus in the store. Way less fat, too. Tue, 9 Aug 2016 15:07:35 EST Bengal Gram and Bottle Gourd from Indian Vegan Kitchen http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6163595 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/79d7063b-aafc-4713-ac6a-898e7ecad55c.JPG"> The Indian Vegan Kitchen by Madhu Gadia is one of my favorite cookbooks, and certainly my favorite Indian cookbook. I love many of the recipes in it, but especially Bengal Gram and Bottle Gourd (in this case, zucchini). I prepared it with no added oil and reduced salt it is still incredibly flavorful! Too bad I can't send the wonderful aroma through the Internet for you to know what I mean! Sun, 15 May 2016 19:04:26 EST Chocolate banana "ice cream"--no dairy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6162820 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a093ae76-03b5-4ebb-8830-5d19daca7042.JPG"> Chocolate banana ice cream topped with chopped peanuts is a delicious, no dairy treat! I blend frozen banana with soy milk and cocoa powder, and voila! Ready to eat. So delicious and nutritious! Sat, 14 May 2016 13:09:39 EST Millet with Lentils (and vegetables) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6162800 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/86bebc45-d452-418e-b4b8-18ad0b28dc4f.JPG"> <BR> <BR> Millet with Lentils, from Vegan Under Pressure by Jill Nussinow--a great cookbook. I made substitutions based on what we had at hand: couscous instead of millet; regular cabbage instead of bok choy; green peas rather than sugar snap peas. <BR> <BR> The result? A really delicious dish I've enjoyed all week long. I made a double batch to enjoy. Highly recommended recipe! Sat, 14 May 2016 12:34:34 EST Indian Split Pea Stew with Potatoes and Cauliflower http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6153560 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e69e98d9-735a-471e-a7d4-06422b61b490.JPG"> <BR> <BR> I love yellow split pea soup--it has a beautiful golden base. I added color to this recipe by Ursula Escher in The Vegan Survival Guide by adding some chopped collards and diced tomatoes. The yellow splits cooked up more quickly in the Instant Pot--9 minutes for soaked, drained yellow splits, as opposed to 90 minutes stovetop, but the stew did require some babysitting while the cubed potat... Sat, 30 Apr 2016 18:41:34 EST Indian dal from New Fast Food by Jill Nussinow http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6144459 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/cf691e76-a46f-431d-9f8c-61f87018eefb.JPG"> Before <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1cbcae1f-25fe-43a2-b4c9-6626ce96e8e6.JPG"> After <BR> <BR> I highly recommend the Indian dal from The New Fast Food cookbook by Jill Nussinow, made in an Instant Pot or pressure cooker. The prep is relatively simple and the dal is delicious! If you like Indian food, but haven't tried making it, this would be a good place to start. Sun, 17 Apr 2016 20:36:03 EST Split Pea Soup, PlantPure Nation cookbook http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6134291 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ad310035-a308-41e6-a626-38ae82d3b983.JPG"> <BR> <BR> The Split Pea Soup recipe in the PlantPure Nation Cookbook is simple to prepare and very flavorful. If made on the stovetop, it will require stirring about every 15 minutes during the two hours of simmering so that it doesn't stick to the bottom. I did this without complaining because I was working around the house anyway. Actually, I enjoyed watching the soup develop. <BR> <BR> I used S... Sun, 3 Apr 2016 21:31:39 EST Thai Curried Vegetables http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6117743 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/423e3e64-1675-427f-add0-6e834bdbd0dd.JPG"> <BR> <BR> I recommend the Thai Curried Vegetables from the PlantPure Nation cookbook. They are spicy, crunchy, and a very enjoyable way to eat a variety of vegetables! <BR> <BR> If you google Thai Curried Vegetables PlantPure, you can find the recipe on the web. Sat, 12 Mar 2016 20:34:03 EST Italian White Bean, Kale and Potato Stew http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6102377 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0b56900f-9222-45a0-8a75-8739f46aa423.JPG"> <BR> <BR> <link>www.forksoverknives.com/recipes/ital<BR>ian-white-bean-kale-and-potato-stew/ </link> <BR> <BR> This is a colorful, filling, tasty stew. i recommend it! It's "what's for dinner" at our house this week! <em>4</em> <BR> <BR> Five days later: Just wanted to add that if I made this again, I would have added more garlic and 1 TBSP Italian seasoning. We enjoyed it, and added hot... Mon, 22 Feb 2016 20:45:25 EST Holy Mole Black Bean Soup http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6090255 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b0737687-ecf4-4898-a148-254df613d644.JPG"> The Holy Mole Black Bean Soup from Vegan Under Pressure by Jill Nussinow is very rich and tasty. It has peanut butter and cocoa powder in it, and a surprising variety of spices. You serve it with a peanut salsa which adds additional flavor. I recommend this recipe! Check out Vegan Under Pressure by ordering it from your public library or buying the book! Sun, 7 Feb 2016 17:58:13 EST Fatfreevegan Cajun 15-Bean Soup http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6059197 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/bce00a6c-73c2-4609-b7ac-6e3092caf723.JPG"> <BR> <BR> <link>blog.fatfreevegan.com/2006/01/cajun-<BR>15-bean-soup.html </link> <BR> <BR> This is a multi-bean soup with some veggies (bell pepper, celery, onion, garlic) and interesting seasonings which work together for a nice taste and texture. Recommended. Not too time intensive, especially if you use a pressure cooker. I pressure cooked the soaked beans separately for 15 min. in my Inst... Sun, 3 Jan 2016 18:53:13 EST Veggie Soup Magic http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6044498 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6e5843bc-72bc-4513-83c9-c515703255aa.JPG"> <link>plantbasedjunkies.com/2013/09/22/veg<BR>gie-soup-magic/ </link> <BR> <BR> I made this soup in my Instant Pot and it is full of flavor with relatively little chopping of vegetables (one onion, 4 garlic, and one potato), because a lot of the vegetables were frozen vegetables. VERY TASTY! Just sharing in case someone else would like to try it. Tue, 8 Dec 2015 20:27:00 EST Tender, fluffy vegan pancakes--YUM! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6042633 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/73d27bce-c7ab-4bb3-9145-a4fa4814b605.JPG"> <BR> <BR> The pananacakes (made with banana) from The China Study Cookbook are the fluffiest, most tender vegan pancakes I have ever made! Flaxseed meal mixed with water substitutes for egg, and soy milk for milk. Banana makes added oil irrelevant. Delicious! Bet you can't eat just one! Sat, 5 Dec 2015 08:07:49 EST Spinach Sambhar from Indian Vegan Kitchen by Madhu Gadia http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6024901 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/cf2657fa-bd5f-4663-8c0a-49b05bca171c.JPG"> <BR> <BR> This cookbook never disappoints, and I'm particularly in love with this recipe. It is so aromatic I could "eat" the air in my house! I made a tripled recipe in my Kuhn Rikon pressure cooker with no problem at all. If you'd like the recipe, borrow the cookbook from your local library or better yet, buy it! If you like Indian dals, you will love this cookbook! Sun, 1 Nov 2015 19:08:50 EST Winter Minestrone http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6020997 <link>fatfreevegan.com/blog/2013/10/30/win<BR>ter-minestrone/ </link> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6183ceef-fef8-4865-8ae3-b1c56f114a90.JPG"> <BR> 16 cups of veggie goodness! I substituted large lima beans (cooked from soaked beans) and green beans for color. YUM! Sun, 25 Oct 2015 16:47:57 EST Easy homemade vegetable broth http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6020862 [ <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/07a1b0f7-9500-4c9d-b5c5-06a986d7ffd0.JPG"> <BR> <BR> Spark Friends: It only takes 15 min. to cut up large chunks of carrots, celery, leek, and onion, toss them in a pressure pot with water, bay leaves, and a sprig of thyme to create your own delicious 8-10 cups of vegetable broth in 5 min. on high pressure. Small investment for big flavor! <BR> <BR> If you would like a simple "recipe" for broth, check out Jill Nussinow's The New Fast Food ... Sun, 25 Oct 2015 11:09:50 EST Easy Vegetable Soup http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6017181 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e702c736-74ab-4669-a2ba-76765bbd1fbb.jpg"> <BR> Vegetable soup (with some beans) is a warming and filling meal in the fall. I just wanted to remind everyone that you can save yourself a lot of time by using frozen "soup vegetables" from the store. The soup vegetables taste great, they're already pre-cut and include lots of variety. <BR> <BR> I learned this trick from Jeff Novick's Fast Food DVD recipe for Longevity Soup. Sure came in handy t... Sun, 18 Oct 2015 20:38:02 EST Three Bean Chili from The New Fast Food http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6013331 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/38816a03-abb7-4256-ad92-349d15a01043.JPG"> <BR> <BR> This is a VERY tasty chili, particularly if you cook your own beans and use the pot liquor (bean broth) to cook the chili with. Very flavorful and full of veggie goodness. From The New Fast Food by Jill Nussinow, one of my favorite cookbooks! Sun, 11 Oct 2015 19:43:17 EST Minestrone Soup from Plant Pure Nation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6008658 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f94168fd-78b4-43a1-87f3-f00072448fbb.JPG"> <BR> <BR> Great soup to make on a rainy day at home. This is a double recipe-- 5 quarts' worth! Cabbage, onion, carrots, celery, potatoes, garlic, Italian seasonings, cannelini beans, stewed tomatoes. It's still simmering, so I'll comment on the taste later. <BR> <BR> Oh, boy! This is a delicious soup! Worth every minute I put into cutting up the vegetables. i used Rapunzel no-salt bouillon for ... Sat, 3 Oct 2015 16:30:11 EST Red Kidney Bean Curry from Vegan Richa's Indian Kitchen http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6004633 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7117d831-09f9-4216-acd1-ac937e04f0cb.JPG"> <BR> <BR> This is a good curry. However, for a lot less effort, Susan Voisin's Rasedar Rajma is more flavorful. This curry, though, will fuel us through the week, and I like the inclusion of hot chili peppers for some nice heat. Sat, 26 Sep 2015 21:21:42 EST Buddha Bowl from Plant Pure Nation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6002755 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/cdc17abc-43ac-4c9e-95d6-2074e1498303.JPG"> <BR> <BR> This is a delicious meal in a bowl! I can't wait to have it again tomorrow at work. It's beautiful and full of flavor! I forgot to add the chopped avocado this time, but will tomorrow. The homemade Tahini sauce and combination of bits of vegetables is really wonderful. <BR> <BR> Recipe from Plant Pure Nation Wed, 23 Sep 2015 13:12:38 EST Italian Eggplant Casserole from Plant Pure Nation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6000993 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/44b05879-6b42-4ecd-ad1e-6ed3a01dbcb5.JPG"> <BR> <BR> Great dish--beautiful and delicious. Just beware--it is a LOT of work. Only make it if you want to honor the eggplant, tomatoes, and basil in your garden. Otherwise, wait for a special occasion and make it the day before! <BR> <BR> from Plant Pure Nation cookbook Sun, 20 Sep 2015 19:44:20 EST Creamy Black Gram and Kidney Bean Curry a la Vegan Richa http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5997564 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0c2093f4-9905-48b5-a630-f4c9c79618c4.JPG"> <BR> <BR> Creamy Black Gram and Kidney Bean Curry from Vegan Richa's Indian Kitchen cookbook. The creaminess comes from the soft urad dal, the tomato chaunk and a touch of non-dairy milk. I recommend using cashew milk rather than almond milk, as the flavors would blend better, but almond milk is OK. <BR> <BR> A very flavorful curry and very pretty, too! I recommend this recipe and plan to make i... Mon, 14 Sep 2015 22:29:31 EST Vegan Cabbage Rolls from fatfreevegan http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5987625 <link>blog.fatfreevegan.com/2013/01/vegan-<BR>cabbage-rolls.html?printthis=1&printse<BR>ct=2 </link> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/43d746c4-4ef3-45e4-92cd-3eed7327adaf.JPG"> <BR> <BR> These cabbage rolls are delicious! However, they do require love and devotion, so only make them if you love cabbage rolls. I used garam masala, fresh lemon juice, and fresh parsley to season the lentil and bulgur filling. I also added additional bulgur to the tomato sauce at... Sun, 30 Aug 2015 20:38:12 EST Green and Red Bean Curry with Okra http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5974896 Recipe from The New Fast Food by Jill Nussinow <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/94c93cee-e864-442e-9d50-6f2374023d28.JPG"> <BR> <BR> This is a spicy and delicious stew from the book The New Fast Food by Jill Nussinow. I recommend doubling the recipe, as a double recipe makes 3 quarts, and this will go fast! Sun, 9 Aug 2015 20:38:10 EST Mediterranean Stew Moosewood Lowfat Favorites http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5969164 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/be872fc2-0c00-4e61-8eb1-6de4ee0f1168.JPG"> <BR> <BR> This recipe is delicious and nutritious. It does require time to chop the vegetables on which the soup depends: bell peppers, asparagus, summer squash, zucchini, onion, garlic, but the result is delicious and the recipe is generous. I doubled the recipe and made a very large soup pot of the stew, so my effort will have us well-fed and happy for days. <BR> <BR> The Moosewood Lowfat Favori... Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:41:26 EST Curried Split Pea Soup with Cauliflower from fatfreevegan http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5963907 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/587e72f0-1d90-42f0-b3e2-2abd7f27e45a.JPG"> <BR> <BR> <link>blog.fatfreevegan.com/2006/01/currie<BR>d-split-pea-soup-with.html </link> <BR> <BR> This soup is delicious! There is a bit of veggie prep at the beginning, but I love having a couple of vegetables in with my beans, don't you? <BR> <BR> Did you know that you can pressure cook split peas? Yes, you can! At least you can in the more modern pressure cookers. I cooked this soup ... Mon, 20 Jul 2015 17:49:37 EST Cristianos y Moros from The New Fast Food by Jill Nussinow http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5962944 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b8babdd4-56ae-4bc6-bd1e-916fd8250062.JPG"> <BR> <BR> Very tasty seasoned beans and bell pepper to enjoy with rice! Relatively easy prep. Buy the book or borrow from the library, because I don't think the recipe is available on the web free. The book is worth it anyway! Sat, 18 Jul 2015 22:08:07 EST Quinoa Salad with Currants and Pistachios http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5958026 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/91787802-d561-49ef-b8b4-a2f04e7a8de0.JPG"> <BR> <link>www.eatunprocessed.com/ep21-30.html#<BR>26 </link> <BR> <BR> This quinoa dish is Wow-Zowie! I substituted Goji berries for the currants and added chickpeas, but the original recipe is just as good. The lime juice lends a salty taste to the dish, so no need to add salt, and it is so moist and delicious I wouldn't think of adding oil (there is no added oil in the recipe). Highly recomm... Thu, 9 Jul 2015 10:16:28 EST Chef AJ's Disappearing Lasagna http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5940833 The name alone enticed me to try this recipe. What makes it different from other vegan lasagnas? Several features: <BR> <BR> 1. You can substitute cannellini beans for the tofu. I plan to try this the second time. <BR> 2. There are pine nuts in the tofu "ricotta" mixture. <BR> 3. The amount of mushrooms and spinach is more generous than the recipes I've tried in the past. <BR> <BR> I couldn't find no-boil rice noodles, so I just cooked regular lasagna noodles prior to assembly, so adj... Sat, 6 Jun 2015 18:04:54 EST Indian Dal from The New Fast Food by Jill Nussinow http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5901888 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1859404685.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This red lentil dal is delicious! The prep is relatively simple, as dals go. I made this double batch in my InstantPot (IP). It is so great to have a "smart" pressure cooker such as the IP to give me assurance that pressure cooking even tiny lentils will be safe and successful. <BR> <BR> We eat dals all the time, but this has become my husband's personal favorite! There is no free recipe on the Internet, but ... Sun, 29 Mar 2015 20:15:57 EST Kalpana's Black-eyed Pea Curry from The Great Vegan Bean Book http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5894267 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/3/l737426881.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I highly recommend this recipe! It packs a punch and makes eating black-eyed peas a sheer pleasure! <BR> <BR> I soaked and cooked my own black-eyed peas,which I'm sure added to the success of the dish. Try this one! <BR> <BR> Mon, 16 Mar 2015 22:36:06 EST Turkish Lentil Soup from Sundays at Moosewood http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5873486 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1627767703.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This is a delicious soup! I chose to add potatoes rather than bulgur. I seasoned the water with no-salt Spike. I used fresh rosemary. YUM YUM YUM! <BR> Tue, 10 Feb 2015 22:32:27 EST Mixed Three Dal from Indian Vegan Kitchen by Madhu Gadia http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5871343 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/5/l553360586.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This recipe is as simple as it gets in preparation but the resulting dal has a nice complex flavor. I adapted for the Instant Pot by doubling the dals and using 5 c. water rather than doubling the water. Very nice! I steamed the green beans and sauteed the chaunk separately, reducing oil and salt in the dal. Sat, 7 Feb 2015 16:28:32 EST Provencal Stew from The New Fast Food by Jill Nussinow http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5861559 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1961371656.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This stew is loaded with vegetables: leek, mushroom, carrots, cauliflower, celery, fresh fennel, and tomato. I added asparagus and corn as well. The cranberry beans add density and flavor. White wine and a bouquet garni impart a European flavor. <BR> <BR> Not a fast prep, but well worth the time in exchange for a hearty soup with an appetizing variety of vegetables! Sat, 24 Jan 2015 11:43:29 EST Bengal Gram and Bottle Gourd dal http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5853279 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/6/l864815675.jpg"> <BR> <BR> If you like Indian cuisine, get this cookbook. It helps someone unfamiliar with Indian cooking techniques and ingredients (like me) make dishes which are like those in an Indian restaurant! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/1/l616799431.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I made the Bengal Gram and Bottle Gourd recipe last night with split pigeon peas and zucchini and a handful of Indian spices, all easily ... Tue, 13 Jan 2015 07:51:00 EST Pasta Fagioli with Cranberry Beans and Kale http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5836551 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2017462789.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This luscious soup is available at the fatfreevegan website, as it is a creation of Susan Voisin. It is delectable and pleasing to the eye. <BR> <BR> I used Roman beans, a close cousin to the cranberry bean, because cranberry beans are not available in my local stores. I love Roman beans! They really give you something to bite into. <BR> <BR> I also reserved the chopped tomatoes until the beans had cooked i... Sun, 21 Dec 2014 22:29:17 EST Three Bean Chili from The New Fast Food http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5822972 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1114573872.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I can heartily recommend this hearty, fiery and luscious three bean chili, made in a pressure cooker. If you use an IP, I recommend 18 min. of cooking at high pressure. <BR> <BR> The flavor is great and the chili is not time-intensive to make. (Not too much chopping!) <BR> <BR> The recipe is not available on-line. You have to buy the book: The New Fast Food by Jill Nussinow. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 20:05:18 EST Herbed Lentil, Rice, and Vegetable Soup http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5818475 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1624647704.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This pressure-cooked, flavorful soup from The New Fast Food by Jill Nussinow is not a fast prep, but it sure is rewarding! Lots of veggies, lots of colors, and lots of flavor! i recommend it. The recipe is not on line; you must buy the book. However, every recipe in the book which I've tried has been wonderful. Mon, 17 Nov 2014 18:36:00 EST Chef AJ's Red Lentil Chili http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5800439 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1711777043.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <link>www.eatunprocessed.com/dietitian.htm<BR>l#56 </link> <BR> <BR> This is a favorite chili of mine--so tasty and nutritious! Follow the link for a video about how to make it. Delicious over a baked sweet potato and topped with Chef AJ's vegan parmesan (also in video). Just sharin' a good thing. Sat, 18 Oct 2014 15:54:27 EST My Favorite Winter Minestrone http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5786610 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/4/l846170684.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <link>fatfreevegan.com/blog/2013/10/30/win<BR>ter-minestrone/ </link> <BR> <BR> This is my favorite minestrone ever. You must use a pressure cooker to get the same result. I like to add steamed green beans and an extra can of chickpeas. Delicious, warm, comfort food! Thu, 25 Sep 2014 08:05:28 EST Warm potato salad with chickpeas and mushrooms http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5781194 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/4/l641862214.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <link>fatfreevegan.com/blog/2014/03/19/war<BR>m-potato-salad-with-spinach-and-chickp<BR>eas/ </link> <BR> <BR> I recommend this recipe! My only caveat is that it took 15 min. for the potatoes to cook, not 8-10. Delicious and filling! <BR> <BR> Made it again on this snowy night February 21, 2015: <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1022203700.jpg"> Tue, 16 Sep 2014 20:07:52 EST Black-Eyed Pea Soup from The New Fast Food http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5775012 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1474163359.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This is a very flavorful and filling dish. I recommend making the pressure-cooked and easy veggie broth because it makes the rice so flavorful. <BR> <BR> I did have trouble with my Instantpot overheating when I added the soaked black-eyed peas, so the next time I will just cook the black-eyed peas first and add them later. <BR> <BR> from The New Fast Food by Jill Nussniow Sun, 7 Sep 2014 08:17:22 EST Harvest Vegetable Soup from The New Fast Food by Jill Nussinow http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5771467 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l184559707.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I made my own allium broth following Jill N's instructions and it really created a rich taste for the soup. Very nice soup, just as written. Not really fast, but really delicious. Yielded 4 quarts. <BR> <BR> I recommend this cookbook if you like to pressure cook beans and soups. All the recipes are really delicious! <BR> <BR> 08/16/15 Made it again! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid... Mon, 1 Sep 2014 22:10:24 EST How I Cook When I am Working Full-time http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5764774 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/2/l326437461.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Mixed Three Dal, from Indian Vegan Kitchen by Madhu Gadia <BR> <BR> How I Cook When I am Working Full-Time: <BR> <BR> Yesterday morning: Sort and soak legumes <BR> Last night: Pressure cook legumes. <BR> Early morning (1:30 a.m.): Store cooled legumes in fridge. <BR> Morning: Warm legumes while making chaunk (sauteed spices) to add to pot. Chop baby greens and fresh tomato. <BR> Reward: Enough delicious dal... Fri, 22 Aug 2014 08:41:48 EST Chop one onion, one potato, two carrots... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5761520 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1089677361.jpg"> <BR> <BR> ...put them in a pressure cooker with lentils, bay leaves, thyme, and some veggie stock, and voila! You have a delicious lentil stew to enjoy for several days. That was easy! <BR> <BR> <BR> Shane's Fabulous Lentil soup from Jill Nussinow's The New Fast Food. The recipe is not available free on the Internet, but the cookbook itself has many delicious and quick recipes for those who have a pressure cooker or In... Sun, 17 Aug 2014 15:55:13 EST Middle Eastern Chickpeas with Spinach http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5757140 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1241483818.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This dish is unbelievably delicious! from Jill Nussinow's The New Fast Food, a cookbook I highly recommend if you have a multicooker or a pressure cooker and like bean dishes. Every recipe in there is delicious! <BR> <BR> I made a double batch of this today and finally had to put it away in the fridge because I kept "tasting" it. I'm about to explode! Sun, 10 Aug 2014 21:32:04 EST