DS9KIE's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=DS9KIE DS9KIE'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/ Veggie Chili #3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5799556 Veggie Chili #3 <BR> <BR> Ingredients: <BR> <BR> 1/2 cup onion (red, green, spring and leek) <BR> 2-3 carrots (orange, purple and yellow) <BR> 1 cup swiss chard stems <BR> 1/2 red and green pepper (or more) <BR> 1/2 cup eggplant <BR> 1/2 cup golden beets <BR> 2 stalks of celery <BR> A bunch of red, yellow, green, orange peppers <BR> Big pile of chopped up greens <BR> 1/2 cup of water or veggie broth <BR> 1 can of tomato sauce (or paste) <BR> 3 cans of beans (I used ... Thu, 16 Oct 2014 23:04:59 EST Creamy Celeriac Soup http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5791960 Creamy Celeriac Soup <BR> <BR> <em>284</em> <em>369</em> <em>284</em> <em>369</em> <em>284</em> <em>369</em> <em>284</em> <BR> <BR> Ingredients <BR> 1 large celery root <BR> 1 cup chopped celery <BR> 1 can beans <BR> Some red onion, green onion and a little leek <BR> 1 teaspoon garlic powder <BR> 1 teaspoon onion powder <BR> 2 cups vegetable broth <BR> 2 tablespoon water <BR> Spices <BR> <BR> Instructions <BR> Peel the celery root and cut it into sma... Fri, 3 Oct 2014 22:18:21 EST Vegan Lentil Soup http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5790827 Vegan Lentil Soup <BR> <BR> <em>284</em> <em>291</em> <em>367</em> <em>370</em> <em>371</em> <em>373</em> <BR> <BR> Ingredients <BR> <BR> 1 can of tomatoes <BR> 1 can of green beans <BR> 1 cup zucchini <BR> Half bag cabbage <BR> 1/2 cup swiss chard <BR> 1/2 cup dandelion greens <BR> 2 large carrot, finely diced <BR> 1 potato, finely diced <BR> 1/2 medium onion, and 1 green onion, finely diced <BR> 2 stalks celery (leaves too), finely diced <BR> 1 pound drie... Thu, 2 Oct 2014 01:32:16 EST Tomato, smashed chick pea sandwich with veggies http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5754312 <em>370</em> Tomato, smashed chick pea sandwich with veggies <em>370</em> <BR> <BR> I love tomato sandwich, but then I think I should be eating beans and a salad so what am I to do?....put them together. <BR> <BR> <em>370</em> <em>485</em> <em>69</em> <em>284</em> <em>267</em> <em>371</em> <em>284</em> <em>368</em> <em>485</em> <em>258</em> <BR> <BR> Can of chick peas <BR> <BR> Mayonnaise <BR> <BR> Spices <BR> <BR> Half a tomato <BR> <BR> A... Wed, 6 Aug 2014 11:02:43 EST Cole Slaw http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5732214 Cole Slaw <BR> <BR> 1/2 cup Mayonnaise <BR> Vinegar <BR> A little sugar <BR> Some spices- dill, garlic powder, onion powder, Mrs. Dash <BR> 1/2 bag of cabbage <BR> Some baby spinach <BR> <BR> Mix the mayonnaise, vinegar, sugar, and spices until desired thickness. Add the cabbage and spinach and stir until well mixed. <BR> <BR> Note: I didn’t measure anything. I use about half of a stevea packet (I got several packets as a free sample at a grocery store) I used low fat mayon... Fri, 4 Jul 2014 23:13:15 EST Carrot Dog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5729925 Carrot Dog <BR> <BR> So it the time of year when you really want to bite into a yummy hot dog, bun and dripping in ketchup and mayonnaise…Wait, I’m a vegetarian and have you seen the ingredients list on the veggies dogs…yikes <BR> <BR> But a carrot…really…so I’m trying this out.. <BR> <BR> Ingredients: <BR> <BR> 2 Carrots <BR> 2 Buns <BR> 1/4 Cup Vinegar <BR> 1/4 Cup Water <BR> 1 Tablespoon Soy Sauce <BR> 1/4 Teaspoon Garlic Powder <BR> 1/4 Teaspoon Onion Powder <BR> Black Pepper to tas... Tue, 1 Jul 2014 14:45:39 EST “Clean out the Freezer” Stir Fry http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5729040 I made a “Clean out the Freezer” Stir Fry <BR> <BR> You know its time to use what you have in the freezer when you open the freezer and stuff comes flying out. So I found these veggies (used a little of each): <BR> <BR> Celery <BR> Green and red onion <BR> Swiss chard <BR> Bok Choy <BR> Asparagus <BR> Broccolini <BR> Tomato <BR> Zucchini <BR> Summer squash <BR> Peas <BR> Mushrooms <BR> Kale and Purple kale <BR> Rice <BR> <BR> Add the veggies to a pan with a little water, mixed around and ... Mon, 30 Jun 2014 11:42:04 EST Black Bean Tacos http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5654001 Black Bean Tacos <BR> <BR> Corn Tortillas <BR> 1 can black beans <BR> 1 can corn <BR> Some red and orange pepper, cucumber, tomato, avocado <BR> Hot sauce <BR> Spices <BR> One slice of daiya cheese <BR> Spinach and lettuce <BR> <BR> I took the Corn Tortillas and heated them in a pan with a tiny amount butter (I used some fat free dairy butter) until they are crispy. <BR> <BR> Meanwhile I opened and rinse the black beans and corn and mixed together then chopped up some red ... Sat, 22 Mar 2014 15:36:44 EST Sauteed and Steamed Veggies along with Baked Sweet Potatoes and Butternut Squash http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5638968 Sauteed and Steamed Veggies along with Baked Sweet Potatoes and Butternut Squash <BR> <BR> ½ cup zucchini and summer squash <BR> ½ cup red, green onion and leeks <BR> ½ cup cabbage and bok choy <BR> 1 cup mushroom <BR> 1 cup eggplant <BR> 2 cups kale <BR> 1 can kidney beans <BR> 1 can green beans <BR> <BR> First I sauteed the mushrooms and eggplant in one pan and the zucchini, summer squash, red, green onion, leeks, cabbage and bok choy in another pan and sauteed for around 5-10... Mon, 3 Mar 2014 21:06:26 EST Warm Salad http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5612676 Warm Salad <BR> <BR> 1/4 cup red onion, bok choy and leeks <BR> 4 chopped up mushrooms <BR> 1 cup cabbage <BR> 1/2 teaspoon onion powder, Mrs. Dash <BR> 1/2 cup broccoli, cauliflower and eggplant <BR> 1-2 cups sliced kale and collards <BR> 1 cup cooked purple hull beans <BR> 1-2 tablespoons water <BR> 1 tablespoon fat-free or low-fat balsamic dressing (or balsamic vinegar) <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I heated up my wok using just a little water (you don’t need a lot of water and ... Sun, 2 Feb 2014 01:13:23 EST Kamut, Beans and Veggie Soup http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5610935 Kamut, Beans and Veggie Soup <BR> <BR> 1/2 bag speckled butter and purple hull beans (frozen) <BR> 1 cup kamut <BR> 1 cup broth <BR> 4-6 cups water <BR> 1/2 cup asparagus, white asparagus, yellow squash (frozen) <BR> 1/2 cup fennel, bok choy and swiss chard (frozen) <BR> 5 mushrooms, chopped <BR> 1/2 cup cauliflower and cabbage <BR> 1/2 diced eggplant and turnip <BR> 1/2 medium diced red onion <BR> 1/4 green onion <BR> 2 clove garlic <BR> 2T leek (frozen) <BR> 2-4 cups greens (I used kale ... Fri, 31 Jan 2014 08:59:51 EST Black Bean Corn Soup http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5605809 Black Bean Corn Soup <BR> <BR> 1 cup black beans (frozen) <BR> 1 can of salt free corn <BR> 1 can of salt free green beans <BR> 1 can of salt free diced tomatoes <BR> 1 cup broth <BR> 4-6 cups water <BR> 1/2 medium diced onion <BR> 1/4 green onion <BR> 2T leek and shallot (frozen) <BR> 2 cups brown rice (frozen) <BR> 1/2 cup asparagus, white asparagus, yellow squash (frozen) <BR> 1/2 cup fennel, bok choy and swiss chard (frozen) <BR> 6 brussel sprouts cut into small pieces (frozen) <BR> ... Sun, 26 Jan 2014 01:36:13 EST Pinto Beans and Barley Soup http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5544770 Pinto Beans and Barley Soup <BR> <BR> 2 cups of pinto beans <BR> 1 cup barley <BR> 4-6 cups water <BR> 1 medium diced onion <BR> 1/2 cup asparagus <BR> 1/2 cup white asparagus <BR> 1 small diced yellow squash <BR> 1/2 cup bok choy <BR> 1/2 swiss chard <BR> 1/2 cup fennel <BR> 2-4 cups greens (I used dino kale) <BR> 5 mushrooms, chopped <BR> 1 cup broccoli <BR> 1/2 diced eggplant <BR> 1 can green beans <BR> 1 can diced tomatoes <BR> 1/4 teaspoon (or more) of o... Mon, 18 Nov 2013 22:49:18 EST Carrot Pulp Soup http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5501213 Carrot Pulp Soup (When I juiced the carrots I used the pulp to make a soup) <BR> <BR> <BR> Bunch of carrot pulp soup (it was a lot) <BR> <BR> Bunch of green pulp (I used maybe a cup) <BR> <BR> 1 Cup white beans <BR> <BR> 1/2 onion and some shallots <BR> <BR> 1/2 red pepper <BR> <BR> 3-4 Cups water (you could use carrot juice or veggie broth) <BR> <BR> Lots of spices <BR> <BR> Put the cut up onions, shallots, and red pepper in the soup pot with a little water and saute. <B... Tue, 1 Oct 2013 09:34:50 EST How to make cooking healthy fun and easy. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5483153 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1002545461.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Here is how to make it easy by steaming them. I just chop and put in a steamer. My microwave steamer takes around 3 minutes and my electric steamer takes 5-10 (all depends on the veggie and how small you chop them). The left side I did with the electric steamer and the right side I did with the microwave steamer. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l183735771.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I u... Wed, 11 Sep 2013 22:42:56 EST Patty Pan Squash http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5457384 Patty Pan Squash <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1583617434.jpg"> <BR> I'm not sure if they are all patty pan but the store had them all together. (I had other but already ate them) <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1027687476.jpg"> <BR> I sauteed them(ok I had toooo much ketchup) <BR> <BR> I also chopped up some and put in my salads. Then I steamed some in my steamer just added some spices. <BR> <BR> They taste clo... Fri, 16 Aug 2013 16:28:26 EST Sprouting Lentils http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5405051 I like to sprout lentils and mung beans. I put the lentils and mung beans in separate containers with water and let then soak overnight, then I dump out the water and rinse the beans and put the back in their containers and let them start sprouting, I see them starting to sprout within a day or so, after several days I start to refrigerate them. I have noticed that sprout mung beans seem to spoil faster so I don't sprout to many at a time. <BR> <BR> What is funny about sprouting i... Fri, 28 Jun 2013 22:53:58 EST How to Steam Veggies http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5392815 How to Steam Veggies <BR> <BR> The easiest way to eat veggies is to steam them but how do you do them with out making them turn out yucky. <BR> <BR> Well I have been using an electric steamer for many years. I like the electric sooo much that I had two one for at home and one at my business. Before I had the electric steamer I would cook on the stove top and they would end up mushy and looking like canned veggies...eww <BR> <BR> And cooking in the microwave ended up with hard v... Tue, 18 Jun 2013 01:48:25 EST Spaghetti Noodles with Tomato Sauce http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5383815 Spaghetti Noodles with Tomato Sauce <BR> <BR> The sauce is tomato juice, tomato paste, garlic powder and some parmesan cheese. <BR> <BR> But this is not your usual noodles. I made veggie noodles with a spiral vegetable slice. I sliced zucchini, turnips, rutabaga, sweet potato, parsnip, golden beet (so far) and then I steamed. <BR> <BR> Then I also had steamed broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, peas in the pod, peas, spinach, baby bok choy, mushrooms, and eggplant. <BR> <BR> So I ate s... Sun, 9 Jun 2013 21:39:17 EST The day in the kitchen...Veggie Soup http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5373201 The day in the kitchen <BR> <BR> While I was making the smoothies I was also making a soup (remember it was around 4pm) <BR> ...Veggie Soup <BR> <BR> I had a whole bunch of veggie that was left over from a stir fry that I froze and now I am using them for a soup. <BR> <BR> The veggies were: bok choy, swiss chard, parsley, celery, broccoli, asparagus, white asparagus, zucchini, yellow squash, cauliflower, red, green, yellow pepper, red, white, green onion, shallots, black beans, kale... Fri, 31 May 2013 02:04:40 EST The day in the kitchen...Smoothies http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5369906 The day in the kitchen... <BR> <BR> After I finally finished juicing, I started making my smoothie (I think it was around 4pm)... <BR> <BR> Smoothies <BR> <BR> I had pulp from apples, pears, navel and Clementine oranges, strawberries, pineapple, carrots, small cucumbers, kale, bok choy, rainbow chard, parsley, celery, broccoli stem. (Carrot pulp I;m saving for carrot soup) I had the fruit and cucumber pulp separate from the veggies pulp (so I can put veggie pulp in my soup. Fruit pul... Tue, 28 May 2013 00:58:50 EST The day in the kitchen...Green Juice http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5367389 The day in the kitchen... <BR> <BR> First I had to clean and cut all the fruits and veggies. That took over an hour...whew (I started around 2 pm) <BR> <BR> I had apples, pears, navel and clementine oranges, strawberries, pineapple, carrots, small cucumbers, kale, bok choy, rainbow chard, parsley, celery, broccoli stem. <BR> <BR> Now I get to juicing. <BR> <BR> Green Juice <BR> <BR> First I juice the fruit, apples, pears, navel and clementine oranges, strawberries, pineapple (one big j... Sat, 25 May 2013 08:48:42 EST Sauteed Veggies # 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5326168 Sauteed Veggies # 3 <BR> <BR> Ingredients: <BR> <BR> Some water <BR> <BR> Veggies I used: Broccoli, parsnips, asparagus, brussel sprouts, grape tomatoes, red pepper, mushrooms, kale, collard greens, cabbage (I just use a combination of what I have, its a great way to use up what you have) <BR> <BR> Beans I used: Great northern beans, black beans <BR> Various types of spices: Onion powder, garlic powder, Mrs. Dash, spike. lemon juice, vinegar, liquid aminos, ect.(I ... Wed, 17 Apr 2013 09:25:18 EST Veggie Chili #2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5315249 Veggie Chili <BR> <BR> Ingredients: <BR> <BR> 1/2 cup onion <BR> 2-3 carrots <BR> 1 cup bok choy <BR> 1/2 red and green pepper (or more) <BR> 1/2 cup mushrooms chopped <BR> big pile of chopped up greens <BR> 1/2 cup of water or veggie broth <BR> 1 small can of tomato sauce (or paste) <BR> 2 cans of beans (I used Red Kidney and Pinto) <BR> 1 can of pumpkin <BR> 1 can of tomatoes <BR> 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder, onion powder, chyenne pepper, chili powder, paprika, cumin,... Sun, 7 Apr 2013 23:43:06 EST Vegan Taco Soup http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5313270 Vegan Taco Soup <BR> <BR> Ingredients: <BR> <BR> Navy beans, red beans, black beans, chickpeas, white beans <BR> crushed tomatoes <BR> summer squash <BR> corn <BR> red and green pepper <BR> onion <BR> greens <BR> taco seasoning <BR> salt <BR> pepper <BR> small can of tomato sauce with some water <BR> <BR> Directions: <BR> <BR> First I sauteed the onions, summer squash, red and green pepper. <BR> <BR> Then I throw all the different beans (rinsed and drained!), corn and can of tomatoe... Sat, 6 Apr 2013 02:03:07 EST How I Make My Green Smoothie http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5248774 How I Make My Green Smoothie <BR> <BR> Fruit Pulp (I use my fruit pulp from my juicing) <BR> Bananas <BR> Mango <BR> Kiwi <BR> Pears <BR> Peaches <BR> Bing cherries <BR> Blueberries <BR> Blackberries <BR> Raspberries <BR> Plums <BR> Apples <BR> Oranges <BR> Strawberries <BR> Kale <BR> Collards <BR> Green powder <BR> Flax seed <BR> Chia seed <BR> Hemp seeds <BR> Cinnamon <BR> <BR> First I blend all the fruit together with a little water and watermelon juice. <... Wed, 13 Feb 2013 08:52:20 EST 8 Minute Split Pea Soup http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5218968 8 Minute Split Pea Soup <BR> <BR> Ingredients <BR> one pound of green split peas <BR> one large chopped onion one pound carrots, sliced <BR> One celery heart, sliced <BR> bunch of kale <BR> 8 cups boiling water <BR> 4 teaspoons chopped parsley (dried, not fresh) <BR> 1-2 Tablespoons salt-free seasoning <BR> 1 teaspoon garlic powder <BR> 1 teaspoon basil <BR> 1 teaspoon rosemary <BR> 1 teaspoon oregano <BR> 1 teaspoon celery seed <BR> 1 teaspoon paprika <BR> 1 bay leaf ... Tue, 22 Jan 2013 17:33:34 EST That is a Lot of Veggies Soup http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5099345 That is a Lot of Veggies Soup <BR> <BR> Ingredients <BR> 1 tablespoon of oil, broth or water <BR> 1-2 onions (red, white, yellow) <BR> 1 cup chopped pepper (red, yellow, green) <BR> 1 cup chopped celery <BR> 1/2 cup bok choy <BR> I cup carrot pulp <BR> 2-4 cups cabbage and greens (turnip and collard greens) <BR> 1 small diced yellow squash <BR> 5 mushrooms, chopped <BR> 3 potatoes, diced <BR> 1 cup broccoli <BR> 1 cup cauliflower <BR> 1/2 cup diced ... Mon, 15 Oct 2012 01:22:05 EST Butternut Squash Soup # 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5098042 Butternut Squash Soup # 2 <BR> <BR> I have posted this recipe a while back and have made it several times but I have changed so much that I posting it again with what I did different. And just in time for fall. <BR> <BR> What I added: <BR> A bunch of broccoli, cauliflower, yellow squash, carrot pulp(from juicing), mushrooms, three types of onions, green and yellow pepper (I used more onion and peppers). I also used two other types of squash besides the butternut squ... Sat, 13 Oct 2012 22:07:43 EST Lentil Salad http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5042757 Lentil Salad <BR> <BR> When I first made this I did not put in all the veggies (just lettuce, hominy and beets) and I used alot of cheese so now I put in many veggies and little cheese. <BR> <BR> Ingredients: <BR> <BR> Lentils <BR> Red pepper <BR> Onion <BR> Cucumber <BR> Spinach <BR> Romaine lettuce <BR> Beets <BR> Hominy <BR> Hot sauce <BR> Corn chips <BR> Cheese <BR> <BR> Directions: <BR> <BR> Cook the lentils around 45 minutes (when they are done drain and rinse). ... Mon, 3 Sep 2012 17:04:27 EST Sauteed Veggies # 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5030494 Sauteed Veggies <BR> <BR> Ingredients: <BR> <BR> Some water <BR> <BR> Various types of veggies: <BR> broccoli, cauliflower, asparagus, peas, snow peas, peas in a pod, carrots, eggplant, tomatoes, artichokes, red pepper, green beans, corn, mushrooms, zucchini, spinach, kale, bok choy, swiss chard, collard greens, ect. (I just use a combination of what I have, it;s a great way to use up what you have) <BR> <BR> Beans: <BR> lentils (I like this one because they are small), kidney be... Sat, 25 Aug 2012 12:33:13 EST Sweet Potato hashbrowns http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4828006 1 sweet potato <BR> 4 mushrooms <BR> 1/2 cup onion <BR> 1/2 red pepper (any color pepper would work) <BR> 1/2 of a zucchini and yellow squash <BR> big pile of torn up greens <BR> 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon of onion powder, Mrs. dash, garlic, curry powder, seasoned salt <BR> <BR> Cut or shred sweet potato into small pieces and cut up all the other veggies and put in a pan with some water and cook on about medium high until the the veggies are cooked (keep adding water). When the veggies are c... Tue, 10 Apr 2012 00:15:09 EST Cauliflower and Broccoli Soup http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4756988 Cauliflower and Broccoli Soup <BR> <BR> <BR> 1/2 of a cauliflower <BR> A bunch of broccoli <BR> 1/2 of a zucchini and yellow squash <BR> 1 to 3 stalks of bok choy (the white stems cut up and sauteed, the green leaf tear up with the other greens) <BR> 2 to 3 stalks of celery <BR> 1/2 cup onion <BR> 1 to 2 cups white kidney beans <BR> 1/2 red pepper (any color pepper would work) <BR> big pile of torn up greens <BR> 6 cups of water <BR> 1 cube of veggie broth <BR> 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon of... Sat, 25 Feb 2012 19:47:56 EST Butternut Squash Soup http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4624843 Butternut Squash Soup <BR> <BR> <BR> 1 big butternut squash (mine was about 2 pounds) <BR> 1/2 cup onion <BR> 1 can white kidney beans <BR> 1/2 red pepper <BR> big pile of cut up greens <BR> 3 cups of water <BR> 1 cup orange juice <BR> A small amount of ginger, nutmeg and cinnamon <BR> 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon of onion powder, Mrs. dash, garlic, curry powder, seasoned salt <BR> <BR> <BR> Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Cut up the butternut squash into small pieces and place on a pan and b... Tue, 13 Dec 2011 23:47:45 EST White Gravy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4590604 White Gravy <BR> <BR> 1T Earth Balance butter <BR> 1 T olive oil <BR> 1-2 T of flour <BR> some rice milk <BR> some spices ( I use onion powder, garlic powder, seasoned salt, Mrs. Dash seasoning) <BR> <BR> Put the butter and the olive oil in the pan and let the butter and oil melt and heat up. Add some flour and whisk until it makes clumpy mess in the pan (haha, that's what it looks like) Then you add a little milk to the pan and whisk like crazy and don't stop whisking. Keep doing this un... Fri, 18 Nov 2011 21:10:38 EST Thanksgiving Stuffing http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4573867 Thanksgiving Stuffing <BR> <BR> Ingredients <BR> <BR> 6 cups ½ inch whole wheat bread <BR> ½ - 1 cup chopped onion <BR> 2 stalks chopped celery <BR> 3 tablespoons Earth Balance Butter <BR> 1 teaspoon Mrs. Dash, onion powder, garlic powder, salt <BR> 3 Cups veggie broth <BR> <BR> Directions <BR> <BR> In a preheated 400 degree oven, toast bread cubes 5- 7 minutes or until barely golden. <BR> <BR> In a large skillet, melt butter and cook onion and celery over medium heat for around 3 minu... Tue, 8 Nov 2011 00:09:14 EST Hearty Veggie Soup http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4503912 Hearty Veggie Soup <BR> <BR> 1 tablespoon of oil, broth or water <BR> 1 medium diced onion <BR> 1 cup chopped celery <BR> 1cup chopped carrots <BR> 2-4 cups cabbage and greens (I used turnip and collard greens) <BR> 1 small diced yellow squash <BR> 3 chopped roma tomatoes <BR> ½ diced eggplant <BR> 1 cup green beans <BR> 1 can diced tomatoes <BR> 2 cans of beans (I used great northern and red beans) <BR> 6 cups of veggie broth ( I used 4 cups of veggie broth and two cups of tomato sauce -... Sun, 25 Sep 2011 23:09:29 EST Tomato Veggie Gazpacho http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4502447 Tomato Veggie Gazpacho <BR> <BR> Ingredients: <BR> 4 ripe roma tomatoes <BR> <BR> 5-6 sun-dried tomatoes <BR> (soak 1-2 hours in advance) <BR> <BR> ½ red bell pepper <BR> <BR> ¼ teaspoon Italian spice, onion powder, garlic powder, Mr. Dash, spike seasoning, (and other spices that I can’t remember) <BR> <BR> ¼ to ½ cucumber <BR> <BR> One small yellow squash <BR> <BR> A little lemon juice <BR> <BR> ¼ cup chopped red onion (optional) <BR> <BR> <BR> Directions: <BR> Add in half... Sun, 25 Sep 2011 00:23:22 EST Spanish Rice and Enchiladas http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4457702 Spanish Rice and Enchiladas <BR> <BR> Ingredients: <BR> <BR> ½ cup dry brown rice <BR> 1 cup of water <BR> 3 cans of tomato sauce <BR> ½ to 1 cup hot sauce <BR> Corn tortillas <BR> Vegan cheese <BR> 1 can refried beans (or black beans) with some spices <BR> Onion <BR> Green and red pepper <BR> Mushrooms <BR> Spinach <BR> Tomatoes <BR> Spices <BR> <BR> Directions: <BR> <BR> Boil the brown rice in a cup of water(more if you need it) for a half hour. Mix the tomato sauce with the hot sa... Wed, 31 Aug 2011 02:06:23 EST Veggie Chili http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4217579 Veggie Chili <BR> <BR> Ingredients: <BR> <BR> 1/2 cup onion <BR> 2-3 carrots <BR> 1/2 red and green pepper (or more) <BR> 1/2 cup mushrooms chopped <BR> big pile of chopped up greens <BR> 1/2 cup of water or veggie broth <BR> 1 small can of tomato sauce (or paste) <BR> 2 cans of beans(I used Red Kidney and Pinto) <BR> 1 can of pumpkin <BR> 1 can of tomatoes <BR> 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder, onion powder, pepper, chili powder, cumin, veggie spice <BR> <BR> <BR> Directions: <BR> <BR> Sa... Sun, 8 May 2011 01:28:02 EST Sauteed Veggies and Beans http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4212185 Sauteed Veggies and Beans <BR> <BR> Ingredients: <BR> <BR> Some water <BR> <BR> Various types of veggies: <BR> broccoli, cauliflower, asparagus, peas, snow peas, peas in a pod, carrots, eggplant, tomatoes, artichokes, red pepper, green beans, corn, mushrooms, zucchini, spinach, kale, bok choy, swiss chard, collard greens, ect. (I just use a combination of what I have, it’s a great way to use up what you have) <BR> <BR> Beans: <BR> lentils (I like this one because they are small), kidney ... Thu, 5 May 2011 12:12:34 EST Spinach and Red Pepper Hummus http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4184926 Spinach and Red Pepper Hummus <BR> <BR> 1 Can Chick Peas <BR> Bunch of Spinach <BR> ½ Can Roasted Red Pepper <BR> A little Chopped up Onion, Zucchini, Tomato <BR> 1Tablespoon of Tahini <BR> 1Teaspoon of Lemon Juice, Vinegar (any type) <BR> ½ Teaspoon of Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, Spike Seasoning, Mrs. Dash <BR> <BR> <BR> Put one can (drained and rinsed) on chick peas in the food processor and process. <BR> <BR> Start to add the spinach, roasted red pepper, onion, zucchini, tomato and k... Sat, 23 Apr 2011 01:07:24 EST Chocolate-Chocolate Chip Cookies http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4168869 Chocolate-Chocolate Chip Cookies <BR> <BR> Ingredients: <BR> 3/4 cup whole-wheat flour <BR> 1/2 cup sugar <BR> 6 tbsp. unsweetened applesauce <BR> 1/4 cup canned pure pumpkin <BR> 1/4 cup flax seed meal and water (let set for a while) <BR> 2 1/2 tbsp. mini semi-sweet chocolate chips <BR> 2 tbsp. brown sugar, not packed <BR> 3/4 tsp. vanilla extract <BR> 1/4 tsp. baking soda <BR> 1/8 tsp. salt <BR> 6 tbsp. cocoa <BR> <BR> Directions: <BR> Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a mixing ... Fri, 15 Apr 2011 22:38:24 EST Mujadara: Lentils and Veggies http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3978730 Mujadara: Lentils and Veggies <BR> <BR> 1 Cup Lentils <BR> ¼ Cup Cabbage <BR> ¼ Cup Red Pepper <BR> ¼ Cup Mushrooms <BR> ¼ Cup Eggplant <BR> ¼ Cup Spinach <BR> 1/2 Onions <BR> 1 to 1 1/2 Cups Veggie Broth (water) <BR> 1 Teaspoon Cumin <BR> 1 Teaspoon Salt <BR> 1/2 Teaspoon Pepper <BR> 1 to 2 Tablespoons oil <BR> Spices <BR> <BR> Directions: <BR> Dice the onions into small pieces. Heat the pot on med-high heat. Add 1 to 2 Tablespoon of Oil and 1/2 an onion. Cook until onion is caramelized. ... Mon, 31 Jan 2011 21:39:53 EST Cous Cous and Veggies http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3693015 Cous Cous and Veggies <BR> <BR> ½ cup dry Cous Cous (soak for a couple of hours) <BR> ½ can Black Beans <BR> <BR> Veggies: <BR> Red onion, Green onion, Tomato, Red pepper, Broccoli (very small pieces), Mushrooms, Artichokes, Spinach, Kale (leafy greens add last) <BR> <BR> I used these veggies, but you can use any veggies you have and as much as you want. <BR> <BR> Spices: <BR> Garlic powder, Onion powder, Kelp seasoning, Spike seasoning, Ground cayenne pepper, to taste (I just use whatev... Tue, 5 Oct 2010 00:19:26 EST Raw Marinara Sauce http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3686159 Raw Marinara Sauce <BR> <BR> Tomatoes <BR> Red Pepper <BR> Some Sun Dried Tomatoes <BR> Olive Oil <BR> Black Pepper, Cayenne Pepper, Basil, Oregano, Garlic, Salt, Kelp Seasoning <BR> <BR> This is the basic recipe that I use 2-3 roma tomatoes, around half a red pepper and whatever spices I have. I buy the sun dried tomatoes that are not in oil and soak them for around several hours. Chop everything up and blend in the blender. I have added carrots and onion also. <BR> <BR> <BR> I love t... Sat, 2 Oct 2010 00:45:21 EST sweetly Sour Veggies http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3683494 I made this and it taste really good so try in out and see if you like: <BR> <BR> Sweetly Sour Veggies <BR> <BR> ½ small head cauliflower cut into small pieces <BR> 1 stalk broccoli cut into small pieces <BR> 1-2 carrots cut into small pieces <BR> A bunch of spinach, kale (or any greens) torn up into small pieces <BR> ½ red pepper (or any other pepper color) <BR> 1-2 green onions, sliced <BR> ¼ small yellow onion cut into thin strips <BR> ¼ small red onion cut into thin strips <BR> (Use... Thu, 30 Sep 2010 23:04:19 EST What is making you fat http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3374459 Do you wonder why everyone is soo fat? Do you wonder why you see junk food everywhere? And do you wonder why fruits and veggies cost sooo much? <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/<BR>archive/2010/05/04/how-the-us-governme<BR>nt-contributes-to-the-obesity-epidemic.aspx </link> Sun, 27 Jun 2010 00:33:01 EST Stop drinking diet soda http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2618108 here is a very good reason not to drink diet soda. <BR> <BR> <link>drbenkim.com/articles-artificialswee<BR>teners.html </link> <BR> <BR> <em>262</em> <em>222</em> Mon, 7 Dec 2009 22:37:36 EST