Lebanese Cous Cous with Chickpeas

Lebanese Cous Cous with Chickpeas

I much prefer the larger pearl/Lebanese style cous cous over the smaller, grainier variety. The big semolina pearls are lusciously creamy – especially when cooked with a little olive oil. This particular cous cous is from Idaho and Zursun Beans – they’re absolutely fabulous. Rounding out the dish are some thinly sliced and peeled cucumbers… Continue reading Lebanese Cous Cous with Chickpeas

Kofta with Spinach And Pea Curry

Kofta with Spinach And Pea Curry

The kofta in question here were made with the quite wonderful Lightlife ground meat substitute. I season them slightly differently each time, but mainly use a hefty amount of cilantro, garlic and earthy spice like Ras El Hanout. After that I cook them quickly at high heat in the air fryer. The curry in the… Continue reading Kofta with Spinach And Pea Curry

Roasted Veggie Thai Yellow Curry with MorningStar Popcorn Chikn

Roast veg Thai Yellow Curry with MorningStar Popcorn Chickn

File this one under ‘amazing things to do with leftovers’. Specifically – leftovers from a roast dinner. Don’t have leftovers? Just make more when you roast – we always do. That way, on the next day we have lots of sweetly caramelized vegetables to reheat in a creamy Thai yellow curry like the one pictured… Continue reading Roasted Veggie Thai Yellow Curry with MorningStar Popcorn Chikn

Burrito With Ore-Ida Crispy Crowns

Burrito with crispy crowns

Don’t let anyone tell you what should and shouldn’t be in a burrito; for us if you can wrap it up and hold it – it works! Here we’ve cooked up some Ore-Ida crispy crowns as the centerpiece for the burrito. From there Pico de gallo Guacamole Shredded lettuce Sour cream Hot sauce An essential… Continue reading Burrito With Ore-Ida Crispy Crowns

Thai Yellow Curry With Panko Crusted Tofu

Thai yellow curry with panko tofu

The basics of a yellow curry can be kept on hand indefinitely: coconut milk, curry paste and fish sauce. This makes its a wonderfully versatile dish allowing you to incorporate whatever you have on hand. Our favorite ingredients in a yellow curry are: frozen sweet peas thinly sliced red bell pepper tinned bamboo shoots thick… Continue reading Thai Yellow Curry With Panko Crusted Tofu

Pita Chips With Hummus And Crispy Chickpeas

Pita chips with hummus and chickpeas

This one works well for a snack, lunch or dinner. When it comes to dinner we often serve this with a side salad topped with pickled veggies; think olives, roasted red bell peppers and artichoke hearts. The pita chips are easy peasy in an air fryer, and you can buy hummus pretty much anywhere these… Continue reading Pita Chips With Hummus And Crispy Chickpeas

Middle Eastern Platter

Middle Eastern Platter

This is another dish that’s fun to use with the Lightlife Plant Based Ground. On the plate above you will see: Some saffron and paprika spiked basmati rice Homemade hummus with Divina olive spread Trader Joe’s Beet Chips A quick salad of tomato, cucumber, onion, parsley, olive oil and garlic Middle Eastern style kofta For… Continue reading Middle Eastern Platter

Enchiladas With Rosarita Enchilada Sauce

Enchiladas with rosarita sauce and fresh gourmet crisp jalapenos

Busy weekday night? Energy levels low? Still craving something meat free and home made? Enter stage right then this meal completely comprised of pre-made, canned, frozen and pantry items. It can be ready in literally ten minutes and is thoroughly delicious. The one caveat is that you might want to watch the sodium on this… Continue reading Enchiladas With Rosarita Enchilada Sauce

Vietnamese Rice Bowl

Vietnamese rice bowl

The picture above is the prettified version before everything is lumped together in a bowl and mixed together. The result – a flavor explosion! This one takes a little prep work but is absolutely worth the effort. On the plate above you’ll find: Pickled radish and carrots. Thinly sliced and left in a mix of… Continue reading Vietnamese Rice Bowl