Curry Chickpea Salad

Curry Chickpea Salad

Jill Keb with Plant Life Journey Retreats
Fast and Easy to whip together for a sandwich filling or to serve on crackers
Course Appetizer, Lunch, Salad, sandwich

Equipment

  • 1 Food Processor

Ingredients
  

  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/4 red onion, cut to large pieces to drop in machine or use green onions (2-3)
  • 1 1/2 cups chick peas (aka. garbanzo beans) 1 14 oz. can chick pea
  • 1 small bunch parsley, fresh - to taste
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 2 tsp curry powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp hot sauce of choice optional

Instructions
 

  • Start your food processor with the S blade running. Drop in the garlic
  • Open machine. Add onion and beans. PULSE to chop until the beans are dice size
  • Remove to a mixing bowl and add remaining ingredients
  • Add salt and pepper to taste and stir well. Serve with grapes optional
Keyword chick peas, curry, garbanzo, parsley
Tofu Walnut Balls
Tofu Walnut Balls

Tofu Walnut Balls

Tofu Walnut Balls

Our Dear Friend LuAnn Bermeo came up with these versatile, freezable, delicious savory balls. Works well in all things you would have used meatballs for.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Course Appetizer, Lunch, Main Course, Snack
Cuisine American, Barbeque, Italian

Equipment

  • Food Processor

Ingredients
  

  • 4 slices whole grain quality bread enough to make 2 cups of soft breadcrumbs (we recommend Ezekiel brand)
  • 1 cup raw walnuts
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup vital wheat gluten flour (not regular flour)
  • 2 Tbsp dry minced onions found in the seasoning section (aka onion flakes)
  • 1 16 oz tofu, firm or extra firm water packed and usually in the produce (refrigerated) section
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 Tbsp tamari or soy sauce or bragg's liquid aminos
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp Chicken-style or Beef-like seasoning read ingredients and look for a clean blend or make your own
  • 1 Tbsp nutritional yeast aka. nooch
  • 1 tsp ground sage powder
  • 1/2 tsp dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder

Instructions
 

  • Place 4 slices bread into a food processor and process until soft crumbs form.
  • Measure 2 cups bread crumbs into a large bowl and freeze and label any remaining crumbs.
  • Process walnuts and oats until finely chopped and add to the bread crumbs in the bowl.
  • Now add the vital wheat gluten and minced onions to the bowl and stir well to combine.
  • Add remaining ingredients to the food processor and mix well to combine, scraping down sides as needed.
  • Pour seasoned tofu mixture into the large bowl and stir well. Form into small balls (we use a 1 inch baller, optional) and place on a parchment lined baking sheet.
  • Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes.
Keyword savory, tofu, walnuts

Beet and Ricotta 'Cheese' Bowls

Jill Keb
Beet lovers will appreciate making beets the star of the meal in this fun and healthy bowl!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Course Appetizer, Lunch, Salad, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American, French
Servings 2

Equipment

  • Instant Pot optional

Ingredients
  

  • 4 beets, cooked and sliced
  • 2 slices sourdough bread of choice, toasted and cubed
  • 2 cups microgreens, or sprouts, or lettuce or greens of choice
  • 2 whole green onions, trimmed and sliced use green parts
  • 2 Tbsp aged balsamic vinegar
  • 6 small scoops purchased Vegan Ricotta see our recipe for 'Easy Ricotta Cheese'

Instructions
 

  • If using an instant pot to cook beets: cut off the beet greens, rinse, add enough water to come up 3/4 way up a beet, close lid and toggle to sealing, set manual time to 28 minutes. Use manual or natural steam release to open lid, let cool before easily removing skins.
  • Use 2 wide soup bowls to layer the cooked beets around in a pretty fashion, along with the toasted bread cubes, greens and scoop ricotta into the center.
  • Sprinkle on the green onions, Salt and Pepper to taste and drizzle the aged balsamic. Serve and Enjoy.
Keyword beets, bowl, cheese, dairy-free, microgreens, wfpb

Vietnamese Supper Salad

Jill Keb, Plant Life Journey Retreats
Let your machine do the work. Use your food processor grate, slice and pulse the veggies and make the dressing. No need to clean out your blades or food processor between steps, as it is all going in the same salad. We brought this to a big outdoor concert event and received tons of great comments and requests for the recipe!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Lunch, Main Course, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine Asian
Servings 6 people

Equipment

  • 1 Food Processor With variable blades

Ingredients
  

  • 1 14oz pkg Rice Noodles of choice Break in half before cooking (optional)
  • 1 Lg Sweet Potato Cubed
  • 2 Cup Shelled Edamame (not in pods) or Peas
  • 1 7oz pkg Baked Teriyaki Tofu or use Tofu of choice
  • 2 Large carrots, peeled
  • 1 Long seedless cucumber, halved lengthwise
  • 1 Red Pepper, cut into 4 large pieces Remove insides/seeds
  • 4 Green Onions Trim off the roots, use the rest
  • 1/4 Cup Fresh Basil
  • 1/4 Cup Fresh Cilantro
  • 1/4 Cup Fresh Mint

Dressing for Salad

  • 1/2 Cup Natural Peanut Butter (ingredients should be just peanuts and optional salt)
  • 1/4 Cup Ketchup
  • 1/4 Cup Tamari (for gluten-free) or Soy Sauce or Bragg's Amino
  • 1/4 Cup Rice Vinegar
  • 1 TBSP Pure Maple Syrup
  • 1 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1 tsp Ginger Powder

Instructions
 

  • In a large pot, boil about 6 cups of water then add cubed sweet potatoes. Boil for about 20 minutes, until just fork-tender. Remove from pot with a slotted spoon (do not dump out cooking water yet) and rinse cubes in a colander with cold water. Once cooled, add to a very large bowl.
  • Bring same cooking water back to boil then add noodles and cook according to package. If using frozen peas or edamame, add them to the boiling noodles during last minute or two of cooking to thaw. When done, drain all in a colander and rinse well with cold water. Once cooled, add to the very large bowl with potatoes.
  • Using the grating blade on your food processor, process carrots through the chute. Dump grated carrots into the very large bowl of potatoes/noodles.
  • Change the blade on your food processor to the slicing blade, then process red peppers through the chute. Dump sliced peppers into the very large bowl of previous ingredients.
  • Slice green onions in little rounds, using green parts as well. Add to very large bowl of previous ingredients.
  • Cut tofu into small bite-sized chunks and add to large bowl of previous ingredients.
  • Change food processor to the S-blade. Add all fresh herbs to food processor bowl, cover and pulse to mince. Add minced herbs to the large bowl of previous ingredients.

Dressing Instructions

  • Place all dressing ingredients to food processor and process well to blend, scraping down sides as needed. Add dressing to large bowl of previous ingredients and mix well. Then serve.
Keyword dairy-free, Easy, gluten-free, one-pot, potatoes, vegan, wfpb, wfpbno

BBQ Jackfruit

BBQ Jackfruit

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Course Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine American, Barbeque
Servings 2 people

Ingredients
  

  • 1 can jackfruit, rinsed, drained and soaked in warm water for 30 minutes
  • 2/3 cup bbq sauce of choice try a not-so-sweet variety
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 2 buns or pretzel rolls

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place the soaked & drained jackfruit in a medium size bowl and crush with your hands or use forks to separate a little *
  • Sprinkle on seasonings and 1/3 cup bbq sauce. Stir well and place on a parchment lined baking pan
  • Bake 20-25 minutes in the oven OR cook stovetop for up to 35 minutes adding bits of water if needed and stiring occassionally
  • Stir in remaining 1/3 cup bbq sauce and serve on buns with coleslaw optional

Video

Notes

*When draining, really press as much water out of the Jackfruit as you can before adding to bowl. This will really help with the final desired texture.  You may press excess water out with your clean hands by picking up fistfuls and squeezing while still in the colander...it's will shred the Jackfruit at the same time.  Another option is to layout a clean, thin, lint-free towel, place drained Jackfruit in the center, gather up the sides of the towel, then squeeze the water out of the Jackfruit through the towel.
Keyword Easy, Oven baked
Chickpea Quiche

Easy Chickpea Frittata Ingredients

Chickpea Quiche

Chickpea Quiche

Chickpea Quiche

This is a hard one to describe because it's unique! Once you mix garbanzo bean flour with water and some other seasonings, the end result is a delicious, nutritious snack or breakfast grab. Let me know in the comments below what you think. Have you made these yet?
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Course Appetizer, Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 2 people

Equipment

  • ramekins, loaf pan or muffin pan with parchment muffin cups

Ingredients
  

  • 2/3 cup garbanzo flour or chickpea flour
  • 1 cup cool water
  • 2 tsp nooch aka. nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder or minced dried onion flakes
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 handful chopped veggies such as broccoli slaw, diced
  • 2 Tbsp vegan cheesie sauce or cheese shreds of choice

Instructions
 

  • Set oven to 400 degrees. Grease 2 ramekins, a mini loaf pan or use muffin cups. I prefer to use parchment muffin cups with zero oil. Set aside
  • In a small bowl whisk together garbanzo flour, nooch, baking powder, onion powder and salt
  • Whisk in the cool water until well combined. Add chopped veggies & vegan sausage, etc. if using
  • Carefully scoop mixture into muffin cups or baking pan
  • Bake at 400 for 20 to 25 minutes, or until browned on top

Notes

These amaze me in that they go into the oven so liquid-y and yet come out dense, yet soft and so nicely flavored. A dollop of cheesie sauce and vegan sausage really elevates these to favorites of mine. 
Keyword frittata, gluten-free, muffin, quiche, vegan
Vegan Cottage Cheese

Vegan Cottage Cheese

Vegan Cottage Cheese

Vegan Cottage Cheese

This is a nice replacement from what I ate in my teens. I love to eat this with pickled beets and green onions!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Course Breakfast, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 2 people

Ingredients
  

  • 1 14 oz. silken tofu
  • 1 16 oz. extra firm produce -style tofu, drained and crumbled
  • 1 Tbsp nutritional yeast aka. Nooch
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp apple cider vinegar aka. ACV
  • 3/4 tsp salt

Instructions
 

  • Blend the silken tofu in a blender, along with the nooch, lemon juice and ACV. Pour into a medium container. Add crumbled tofu. Stir well and season to taste.
Keyword cheese, dairy-free, vegan