Thursday, March 15, 2012

Here is another recipe tried over spring break!! YUMMY!

Hey! So, with me giving you guys all these recipes I hope you try them. Remember as a vegan you need to make sure you are replacing your protein from meat with other protein. Soy is a really good way to do that. I love Morning Star products and I suggest buying them as well!!

As a vegan it's helpful to eat beans, whole grains (both high in iron), and nuts to provide what you won't get due to your lack of protein-rich meats. Please be sure you follow these guideline because this can really hurt your health if you do not plan on eating meat.

This might be weird sounding to people who are not vegan, but one good source of protein is the Indian-spiced Quinoa with Raisins and Pine nuts. As a vegan or vegetarian it is really good to explore your options and look for meals that are made outside of the United States. This meal is from South America.

For this recipe you need....

1/2 cups quinoa ( buy a natural food store)
2 tablespoons of olive oil
2 large shallots, minced
1 teaspoon peeled and minced fresh ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/8 teaspoon cayenne
2 cup Basic Vegetable Stock or water heated
Salt and freshly ground black pepper 
1/3 cup golden raisins
1/4 cup pine nuts, toasted 
2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley leaves

1. Rinse the quinoa well to remove the bitter white coating. Drain thoroughly and set aside.
2. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the shallots and ginger and cook, stirring until the shallots are slightly softened, about 1 minute. Add the quinoa along with cardamom, coriander, cumin, and cayenne and stir to coat with oil. Stir in the hot stock and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and season with salt and pepper to taste. Cover and cook until all the water is absorbed, about 10 minutes.
3. Remove from the heat and stir in the raisins, pine nuts, and parsley. Serve it hot!


  1. I've tried this recipe before. It worked out very well and was quite easy! Delicious & totally worth it!

    1. Yes once you get the ingredients it is super easy!

  2. I have had this recipe before and it was very delicious. The chik n nuggets are absolutely delicious even though they are not made of chicken. It was well worth the effort to make the entree and very filling.

    1. Yes those fake chicken nuggets are sooo good they are one of my favorite morning star products!

  3. I have been eating those all month! I love them!

    1. Yes very delicious ughhh and there is some really good barbecue tasting sauces out there too that go wonderful with them!