Friday, July 17, 2015

Meatless Chili Mexican Style

*this recipe is not completely eat clean*

yellow onion, diced
red bell pepper, diced
green bell pepper, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 Tbsp chili powder
2 tsp paprika
1 tsp cumin
dash of red pepper flakes
salt to taste
2 cans black beans
2 cans pinto beans
1 can red beans
1 can white beans
4-6 large tomatoes, diced and peeled
15 oz tomato sauce
1 1/2 c vegetable broth
1 can rotel (optional)
1 can diced green chilis

1. Saute onion, bell pepper, garlic until soft. Add seasoning and cook another few minutes.
2. Add remanning ingredients and bring to boil. Return heat to medium / low and simmer about 30 - 45 minutes.
3. Serve over brown rice, cornbread, or fritos. Add grated cheese, sour cream, chives, etc as desired.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Granny's Banana Nut Bread (Made Vegan!)

1/2 c non-dairy butter and/or coconut oil unrefined
1 tsp baking soda
1 c organic sugar (I like to mix brown, raw, stevia, etc)
1 c non-bleached organic flour (makes well with gluten free flour)
2 flax eggs
3 ripe bananas (mashed)
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp vanilla
3/4 c pecans (chopped- optional)

1. Preheat oven to 350.
2. Grease and flour loaf pan.
3. Mix all ingredients and pour into loaf pan. Bake for 1 hour or until center is done.

Granny's tip: *place a pan of water on the shelf below the loaf pan to prevent over-browning)

Friday, July 3, 2015

Southern Potato Salad

From my Grandmother's kitchen to yours :)

7 Russet potatoes
5 organic, free range eggs
1 1/2 c healthy mayonnaise
2 Tbsp mustard
1 Tbsp dry paprika
1/2 Tbsp dill, chopped fine
salt and pepper to taste
Cajun season to taste (optional)

1. Place russet potatoes in water and boil for 20 minutes. Meanwhile, boil eggs for 8 minutes and peel.
2. Once potatoes are boiled, peel. Place in bowl with peeled, boiled eggs. Chop and blend coarsely with fork. Add remaining ingredients and stir well. Some prefer it chilled in fridge before serving, others eat it warm.

Tastes great with gumbo and / or bbq. That's how we do it Louisiana style...