Vegan Alfredo with Zucchini Noodles

  

• 1/2 – 3/4 head of Cauliflower
• 1-2 cups Almond Breeze unsweetened almond coconut milk
• garlic
• salt
• pepper
• onion powder
• crushed red pepper flakes
• 1-2 zucchini
• 1-2 tomatoes
• small head of broccoli
• nutritional yeast to sprinkle on top
• coconut oil or olive oil

1. Steam cauliflower
2. When cauliflower is steamed through, drain. Place in blender
3. Add garlic, Almond Breeze almond coconut milk, salt, pepper, onion powder, red pepper flakes in blender & blend on high. Blend until smooth
4. Steam broccoli, chop when done.
5. Spiralize zucchini
6. Add oil to pan , add zucchini for a 1-2 minutes. Add toppings , & sauce. Mix together.
7. Plates, sprinkle with nutritional yeast, this gives it a cheesy flavor

Feel free to add whatever toppings you like roasted red peppers, mushrooms, chicken, parmesan cheese.
You can put this over regular pasta, you can use half veggie/chicken stock and half almond coconut Experiment! 🙂

  

This post is sponsored by Almond Breeze Almondmilk.

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The vegetarian dish that surprised me

My last meal I made from my Blue Apron box was the vegetarian dish
Roasted squash w/stewed white beans , gremolata & Brussel sprouts

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So why was I surprised by this dish?
I don’t care for curry powder. Seems like many vegetarian dishes I have had , have too much curry powder in them. With this dish it was the perfect amount an the lemon really complimented it.

I don’t cook with butternut squash, mainly because it can be a pain. It is yummy though.

I haven’t eaten or cooked with Brussel sprouts in a long time. I think it’s because I was always forced to eat them as a kid , or at least until we got a dog . I have been wanting to cook with Brussel sprouts though. I had a slight obsession with kale chips , recently saw one with Brussel sprouts. I want try it !!

Another keeper.

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Overall I did enjoy my Blue Apron experience. I liked that I was able to cook dishes I normally wouldn’t make. I liked that they give you all the ingredients that are measured & labeled . I like that you can skip weeks and see what is on the menu for the week. For me personally , I don’t think the price is in my budget right now. It’s $60 for 3 meals for 2 people.

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Black bean and brown rice burgers

Black Bean & Brown Rice burgers

Easy, cheap, fast, yummy!

Another pinterest find I found and tried- it’s a winner!

All you need is brown rice, black beans, onion, olive oil, & zucchini.

I also added some garlic, pepper, chili powder

Put on a some spinach & squeezed some lime when it was done.

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Using my new grilling pan from Vocalpoint & Farberware 🙂

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Cook about 1/2 cup of brown rice according to directions. Set aside and let cool off

Dice up an onion and half of a zucchini, put in pot until soft/ brown

Then add 2 cups of black beans 5-7 minutes

Take 2/3 of the mixture and put it in a blender ( this helps make the patties stay together)

Put back in bowl, mix in rice and allow to cool

Put oil in pan, form patties and cook  about 5 minutes on each side

Place on a bed of spinach or lettuce and enjoy.

I had an avocado to put on top but was so hungry I forgot about it.

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Grilling pan from Farberware ( & Vocalpoint) was so easy to clean up, one wipe and it was clean. I was also expecting some sticking because of the blended beans but nothing.You will read more about me using this grilling pan 🙂