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Tomato, smashed chick pea sandwich with veggies

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

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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.

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Can of chick peas

Mayonnaise

Spices

Half a tomato

Any type of veggies (radish, yellow squash, red pepper, dill, spinach, romaine, mushrooms is what I used on the last sandwich)

Slice of bread

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Take a can of chick peas, rinse and then smash with a fork. Add some mayonnaise and spices.

Slice up the tomato and all the other veggies. Warm everything up so nothing is cold.

Take a slice of bread (I used half a flat bread), spread the chick peas on the bread then add all the veggies on and top with the tomatoes.

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Note: Anything goes on this recipe. I use all types of veggies (used eggplant and all types of greens). You could add chopped veggies to the chick pea spread (I didn’t cause I was lazy)

I have used all types of bread so any bread would work. I bet you could use a lettuce leaf.

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LIVINGFREE19 8/13/2014 9:18PM

    The sky is the limit! That sounds like fun to make!

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GENRE009 8/9/2014 12:51PM

    I roast vegetables like red peppers , or use dried tomatoes, beans, olives, egg plants, or a presto and process them, then make a brusetta ( spread for bread). I even substitute avocado for mayonnaise ( one is a healthier fat, than the other). But you receipt sounds great!

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DRAGON-CHICK 8/7/2014 3:40PM

    What a great idea! Thanks!

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JANTHEBLONDE 8/6/2014 9:14PM

    Awww.... Sounds yummy! I love my veggies especially those beautiful tomatoes! Thanks for sharing! I hope you have a wonderful day! Hugs and love!
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ALIIDA 8/6/2014 8:23PM

    It sounds simple and delicious. emoticon emoticon

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111BUTTERFLY111 8/6/2014 8:09PM

    Great idea! We're only limited by our imaginations!!

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JENNY888 8/6/2014 5:23PM

    This sounds great! Got to go pick some tomatoes from my garden . . . I always loved the veggie sandwich from Subway. The addition of beans is a great idea.

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SLIMMERJESSE 8/6/2014 1:46PM

    Thanks for sharing this. Will try in the near future.

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 8/6/2014 11:21AM

    Great idea with all the beautiful tomatoes in season right now!

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CHANGING-TURTLE 8/6/2014 11:07AM

    What good idea, can't wait for lunch to try some, my mouth is watering

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Cole Slaw

Friday, July 04, 2014

Cole Slaw

1/2 cup Mayonnaise
Vinegar
A little sugar
Some spices- dill, garlic powder, onion powder, Mrs. Dash
1/2 bag of cabbage
Some baby spinach

Mix the mayonnaise, vinegar, sugar, and spices until desired thickness. Add the cabbage and spinach and stir until well mixed.

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 mayonnaise (not vegan) but you can use any type of mayonnaise you want.



  
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2DAWN4 7/6/2014 11:06PM

    Thanks for posting the recipe! Sounds really yummy! Coleslaw is my weakness!


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MICKEYH 7/5/2014 9:59AM

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111BUTTERFLY111 7/5/2014 7:15AM

    Yum!!! I really like cole slaw.

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DRAGON-CHICK 7/5/2014 6:58AM

    Yum! Thank you.

I tried a similar recipe that called for light sour cream instead of vinegar.
It's so much better if you make it a day early,

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JANTHEBLONDE 7/4/2014 11:28PM

    Your cole slaw sounds yummy! Thanks for sharing your recipe! Hugs!
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Carrot Dog

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Carrot Dog

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

But a carrot…really…so I’m trying this out..

Ingredients:

2 Carrots
2 Buns
1/4 Cup Vinegar
1/4 Cup Water
1 Tablespoon Soy Sauce
1/4 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
1/4 Teaspoon Onion Powder
Black Pepper to taste

Clean, cut and peel the carrots (like you always do). Steam the carrots (or boil) until you can put a fork through but they are still hard (you don’t want mushy).

Then mix all the other ingredients (ok not the bun) together in a container that you can put the carrots in to marinate.

When the carrots are done you can cool them off (I forgot to do that) in water to stop it from cooking. Then add to the marinate mixture, over night.

The next day put a little marinate mixture and the carrots and sautéed them until they are brownish, black (not black like it’s burnt).

Then I drained the pan and heated up the buns. I like the buns crispy.
Then add the mayonnaise and ketchup (or what ever you like).

Ok how did I like them…plate empty…they were good…I could not taste the carrots (although I would not have mind cause it was good)…I’m going to get some ready for tomorrow’s lunch.

Notes:

I did measure the exact measurements (usually I don’t measure).

I looked at many recipes and got the ingredient of what I thought I would like.

All the recipes were very close, they used different spices, some used garlic cloves, different vinegars (I used white); apple, rice, and others.

They all used liquid smoke (ok that sounded gross to me), and ginger (I’m not sure how I like ginger)

So you can use these ingredients if you’re brave…lol

I just used 100% whole wheat bun from the grocery store but you use whatever buns you like or don’t use a bun.

I had extra marinade left so I'm saving it for the next carrot dog.

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LAMOURA 7/5/2014 12:37PM

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SLIMMERJESSE 7/3/2014 6:50PM

    I can't help but admit that, once in awhile, I absolutely love those yucky hot dogs. Have a fun, safe 4th.

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DRAGON-CHICK 7/2/2014 8:01AM

    What a great idea! Weird but clever.

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GENRE009 7/1/2014 10:26PM

    I think this sounded pretty flipped out! But amazing!!! Almost with a stir fry sauce if it had rice vinegar. Adding tomato puree would have made it into a barbeque sauce. I think I like vegetables like this but I would have not put it into bread, instead I would have made a vegan burger or hot dog out of beans & maybe tofu, and used the sauces either internally or as a sauce on the outside. either way at least you are eating very creatively. I think that's the thing with cooking, is to try new things, and experiment with ideas. you just never can image what tastes good together. I have mixed potatoes with cauliflower, lima beans with corn, fish with beef broth, pickle juice with potato soup. So whens that cook book coming out? You do a great job. eva

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QUEENIEBELLE 7/1/2014 6:22PM

    Sounds good! I'll skip the bun- and the soy sauce I'll skip and use aminos- and just have the carrots that way for a different way to make carrots. Sounds worth the extra effort! Thanks. emoticon emoticon

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111BUTTERFLY111 7/1/2014 5:29PM

    Sounds yummy! Thanks!!

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MICKEYH 7/1/2014 4:22PM

    Wha-oh, sounds very different and interesting but delish! I may try this recipe. But make one for carrot and maybe make another one with tofu . The marinade sauce should work with tofu too. Don't you think? Thanks for sharing! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MUDDER91 7/1/2014 4:20PM

    Sounds yummy!

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JANTHEBLONDE 7/1/2014 4:02PM

    Thanks for sharing this awesome recipe! I am also a vegetarian! Your carrot dog sounds absolutely yummy! I hope you have a wonderful day! Hugs!
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TINY67 7/1/2014 3:06PM

    I got some friends that I'll pass this onto, thanks.

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AHORSEY1 7/1/2014 2:57PM

    Hmmm...interesting. I'm going to have to try it. Thanks!

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“Clean out the Freezer” Stir Fry

Monday, June 30, 2014

I made a “Clean out the Freezer” Stir Fry

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):

Celery
Green and red onion
Swiss chard
Bok Choy
Asparagus
Broccolini
Tomato
Zucchini
Summer squash
Peas
Mushrooms
Kale and Purple kale
Rice

Add the veggies to a pan with a little water, mixed around and let cook until everything was hot. Heat up the rice and then put rice and the veggies on a plate and eat.

It was pretty darn easy when all the veggies where already cut up.

Just using a little of all those veggies made a lot of stir fry, so I’m going be cleaning out the freezer for awhile….lol

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QUEENIEDMI 7/1/2014 7:01AM

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MICKEYH 6/30/2014 8:53PM

    Wow, how simple and sounds so yummy! Another great recipe of yours. Thanks for sharing . emoticon emoticon

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ROSALIEESTHER 6/30/2014 8:36PM

    Brilliant! Sounds like the best way to deal with all those veggies piling up in my fridge too. emoticon

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111BUTTERFLY111 6/30/2014 5:31PM

    emoticon YUMMM!!

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QUEENIEBELLE 6/30/2014 2:13PM

    Sounds great! Neat that most of the work was already invested. emoticon

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DRAGON-CHICK 6/30/2014 11:50AM

    Good idea!

I need to do that, too!!!

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Black Bean Tacos

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Black Bean Tacos

Corn Tortillas
1 can black beans
1 can corn
Some red and orange pepper, cucumber, tomato, avocado
Hot sauce
Spices
One slice of daiya cheese
Spinach and lettuce

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.

Meanwhile I opened and rinse the black beans and corn and mixed together then chopped up some red and orange pepper, cucumber and tomato and mixed with the corn and the black beans along with some hot sauce and spices.

I added one slice of daiya cheese to the mixture and heated until warm.

Then I added the mixture on the Tortilla along with some Avocado and lettuce. Then fold like a taco.

Note:
I made this recipe up out of the stuff I had in the kitchen. I have seen this type of recipe everywhere (even made one) but I just never took the time to bring any recipe to the kitchen. But I have a bunch of ingredients to use up so I just started adding stuff together and out can some yummy tacos.

I have heated the Tortillas dry and they turn out good but I like them crunchy so that is why I use a little butter. I have not tried water so I’m not sure if it will work.

When I added the corn and the black beans together it was a lot (for one person) so I only used some of the corn and black beans with the other ingredients.
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PATTIE441 5/9/2014 12:44PM

    Oh! That sounds so good!! emoticon emoticon

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GENRE009 4/28/2014 2:07PM

    i did make something very similar this week-end. The only thing I didn't do was the corn. i just didn't feel like going to the store. I did guacamole instead of avocado. I enjoyed it, and it was messy to eat. I am going to stick to using avocado instead of the dip i used. But this kind of food for me is very dangerous. Cause i love party type foods, and don't know when to stop. Two of them blows my weight watchers meal. Let's just say, I've blown the whole week-end.
I also have made a sandwich on a wasa rye crisp like this before, so it's a regular on my eating list already.eva

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TONGA75 4/24/2014 10:52PM

    This sounds really yummy! Can't wait to try it after I complete my six week challenge! emoticon

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GENRE009 4/23/2014 1:11PM

    Yummy! I think I'll try this one, it falls into how I like to eat. eva

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2014TODAY 4/20/2014 3:46AM

    Thanks! I'm going to try this today!

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ROSALIEESTHER 3/26/2014 8:38PM

    MmmmMmmmmmmmm Sounds gooood!

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MICKEYH 3/22/2014 8:39PM

    You are so creative and a good chef! Thanks for the recipe. I may make this with chick pea for the corn and tortillas for Gluten free flax wraps. Is it sounds more like burrito huh? Lol)))
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111BUTTERFLY111 3/22/2014 7:17PM

    Sounds great! Thanks for sharing! emoticon

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DARKCHILD 3/22/2014 6:29PM

    Now this is my kind of recipe!! Just a few simple items, I can make this!! emoticon

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SLLYONS51 3/22/2014 4:56PM

  emoticon Sounds really good. I will try it.

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DRAGON-CHICK 3/22/2014 3:59PM

    Sounds yummy! Thanks!

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