Lentil Bolognese with Catelli Smart Spaghetti

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Hi Savvys,

I love pasta and love how versatile it is.  I especially love Catelli’s Smart pasta since it has 2x the amount of fiber when compared to the regular white pasta, but it still satisfies my craving for pasta.

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I developed this lentil Bolognese recipe years ago but am finally sharing it with you.  It is perfect for meal preps and can easily be doubled so you can always have a few jars available in the freezer.  You can swap out any of the veggies in the below and use whatever you have on hand such as zucchini, eggplant and even cabbage.

This recipe is super easy to make and pairs perfectly with Catelli Smart Spaghetti.  Hope you guys try this recipe out and let me know in the comments below what you think!

Now set forth and be savvy!

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~Makes approximately 10 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 4-6 garlic cloves (the more the merrier!)
  • 1 leek, chopped
  • 2 carrots, grated
  • 1 package of cremini mushroom (~227g), chopped
  • 2 tbsp dried parsley
  • 1 tbsp dried basil
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 28 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 1 156 ml can of tomato paste
  • 2 cup red split lentils
  • 4 cups water

Directions

  1. Sautee the garlic in the olive oil over medium heat for about 2 minutes
  2. Add the leek and sautee for another 3 minutes
  3. Add a splash of water if needed
  4. Add the grated carrots and mushrooms along with the parsley, basil, oregano, salt and pepper; cook for 4 minutes
  5. Add the soy sauce, canned tomatoes, tomato paste, lentils, water and let simmer for 30 minutes or until the lentils are cooked through, stirring occasionally to prevent the sauce from sticking to the pot, turning the heat down to medium low halfway through the simmering time
  6. Serve over your favourite Catelli Smart pasta

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Vegan Caesar Salad Dressing

Hi Savvys,

Summer might be almost over but it won’t stop me from eating salads!  My favourite salad to eat growing up has always been Caesar salad and I am happy to have been able to re-create the flavours in this vegan version.  It is easily made in a jar, no other equipment necessary.  It is creamy, salty and full of traditional Caesar dressing flavours.  This will surely leave you satisfied. 

This dressing is great with traditional romaine lettuce, but it’s delicious on massaged kale as well.  Top your salad with vegan bacon bits, croutons and beans for a full meal.

Now set forth and be savvy!

Makes enough dressing for 4 large salads

Ingredients

  • ½ cup water
  • ¼ cup tahini
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 2 tbsp capers, chopped
  • 2 tsp caper brine
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 cloves of garlic minced, or 1 tsp granulated garlic
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • Juice from half a lemon

Directions

  1. Add all of the ingredients to a mason jar and shake well
  2. Drizzle over your greens for a delicious Caesar salad
  3. Dressing can be kept in the fridge for up to a week, but it won’t last that long!

Vegan Lentil Stuffing

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Hi Savvys,

It is Easter weekend.  Though we may be social distancing, self-isolating and not seeing our families this weekend, this doesn’t mean that you can’t celebrate within your own household!  Stuffing is the dish that I usually make for all of my family’s holiday parties, and this weekend I still plan on making it even though it’s just going to be me and my husband.  What I love about stuffing is though it is only eaten during the holidays, it can actually be enjoyed all year round.  The way I make my stuffing can be a meal in itself, packed full of protein, vegetables and flavour.  This recipe uses lentils however it would be tasty with smoked tempeh as well.  Serve with your choice of vegan gravy.

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I hope you guys are staying safe and still enjoying the long weekend.  Definitely give this recipe a try, even if you may be eating a lone this Easter.  You can always freeze the leftovers or have it as a meal prepped meal for the week!

For more vegan holiday recipes, check out the below links:

Now set forth and be savvy!

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Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 1/2 cups of diced carrots, about 1 large carrot
  • 1 ½ cups of diced celery, about 3 stocks of celery
  • 1 cup diced mushrooms of your choice
  • 1 can of lentils – I use frozen lentils I boil myself, so about 1 ½ cups
  • 4 cups of bread, diced (can use any type of bread you have on hand, I used a mixture of the ends of raising bread and French bread)
  • 1 cup of vegetable stock or water
  • 1 tbsp dried parsley
  • 1 tsp dried sage
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium heat
  3. Add the onion, carrots and celery and sautee for about 6 minutes
  4. Add the mushrooms and cook for another 2 minutes
  5. Add the lentils to the mixture and mix until combined
  6. Add all of the bread and stir until the bread is fully mixed in with the stuffing mixture
  7. Add the vegetable stock or water along with all of the herbs and spiced
  8. Cook for another 5 minutes until all of the liquid is absorbed, take off the heat
  9. Coat the bottom of a 9 x 12-inch baking dish with oil and pour all of the mixture, spreading evenly
  10. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes – the top should be nice and golden
  11. Serve immediately with vegan gravy – is also great frozen

Green Goddess Grilled Cheese

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Hi Savvys!

I am so excited to be posting my first ever sponsored post!  This Green Goddess Grilled Cheese recipe is sponsored by Emborg Canada (@emborgcanada) and features their new line of vegan cheeses.  I received 2 styles of sliced cheese: cheddar and mozzarella.  As soon as I first opened my package and saw the mozzarella slices, there were so many ideas for recipes running through my head that I knew I had to make a post about it.

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The cheese: the slices are sturdy, holds up well when grilled in a sandwich and is gooey when you bite into it.  The main ingredient is coconut oil but it does not taste like coconut at all.  It has the familiar saltiness from dairy mozzarella and is just as versatile.  I used 4 slices for this recipe and was pleasantly surprised that you could also re-seal it, meaning I could use the remaining slices for another day.

 

 

 

Since we are getting ready to leave on vacation for our holiday break, this recipe was inspired by the ingredients that I had to use up before we left.  Full of fresh herbs on top of sourdough bread (from my freezer) and sautéed king oyster mushrooms, this grilled cheese is hearty and so satisfying.  Feel free to change up the bread, the type of mushroom and the ratio of herbs.  It will taste just as good!

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Enjoy, set forth, and be savvy!

Recipe makes 6-8 sandwiches

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 10 Minutes

Ingredients

Green Goddess Sauce

  • 1 handful each parsley, cilantro and basil
  • 1 bunch of green onion, roughly sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • Juice from 1 lime
  • ¼ cup avocado oil
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper

Sauteed King Oyster Mushroom

  • 2 tsp oil
  • 1 package king oyster mushroom, sliced thinly (170 grams)
  • 1 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • ½ tsp granulated garlic
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Sandwich

  • 1 package Emborg Mozzarella style cheese
  • 8 slices of your favourite bread
  • ¼ cup vegan butter (I used vegan Becel)

Directions:

For the Sauce:

Throw all of the sauce ingredients into a blender (or food processor) and blend until smooth.  Scrape down and process again to make sure all of the ingredients are well blended.

For the mushrooms:

Add oil on medium high to a grill/frying pan.  Once the oil is hot enough (test by adding 1 slice of mushroom and if it sizzles, it’s ready), add all of the sliced mushrooms.  Try to place them in a thin layer and try not to overlap (it’s ok if you do!).  Let it cook for 2 minutes.  Using a wooden spoon, sautee the mushrooms so they lie on their other side, and add the rest of the ingredients.  Cook for another minute (make sure all of the balsamic vinegar has cooked off).  Turn off heat and set aside for sandwich assembly.

Assembly:

Lay out all of the bread on a cutting board (you may have to do 4 slices at a time, 2 sandwiches at a time).

Spread about 1 tbsp green goddess sauce onto 4 slices of the bread.  Arrange the mushrooms evenly on the remaining 4 slices of bread.  Add a slice of Emborg Mozzarella style cheese onto each of the mushroom slices.  Place the green sauce sliced bread on top of the cheese sliced bread, with the sauce on top of the cheese.

Using the same pan you cooked the mushrooms in (mainly because I’m lazy and try not to dirty too many pans), place on top of your stove on medium low.  Butter 1 side of each sandwich with about ½ tbsp. of vegan butter (or as much as you want).  Carefully take a sandwich and place the buttered side onto the hot pan.  Butter the other side of the sandwich with another ½ tbsp. of vegan butter.  After about 2 minutes (be careful not to burn!), flip and cook for another minute or so (until you are satisfied with the brownness).

Set the sandwiches back onto your cutting board and let rest for a minute before slicing into it.  Enjoy!  If you have leftover green goddess sauce, use as dipping sauce or use in another recipe (be Savvy)!

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2 Meal Prep Breakfast Recipes using Eggcitables Egg Alternative – Chipotle and Garlic & Chive Flavours

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Hi Savvys!

With Veganuary upon us and of course it being a new year, I wanted to share 2 easy vegan meal prep recipes you can make for breakfast that is healthy, full of nutrients and most importantly easy to make. These recipes use the new Chipotle and Garlic & Chive flavours that Eggictables recently launched.  I’m loving how versatile these flavours are and how easy the egg alternative product is to use.

For more recipes using Eggcitables Egg Alternative, check out my blog post here.

Hope you guys enjoy these recipes.  Don’t forget to tag me on Instagram @thesavvypantry and leave a comment below!

Now set forth and be savvy!

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Ingredients

~recipe below is for 1 sandwich

  • 2 tbsp of Eggcitables Chipotle flavour egg alternative
  • 2 tbs of water
  • ½ tsp grapeseed oil (or any neutral tasting oil)
  • 1 strip of bacon tempeh (optional)
  • 1 English muffin
  • 1 tbsp salsa (homemade or store bought)
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 tbsp vegan plain yogurt or vegan sour cream (I used sour cream from Tofutti)

Directions for Egg mixture

  1. In a small bowl, mix the Eggcitables Chipotle flavour egg alternative with the water
  2. Add the oil to a non-stick frying pan over medium heat
  3. Add the mixture and cook for about 4 minutes, folding the mixture onto itself so that it is roughly the shape of the English muffin and flipping halfway through
  4. Once cooked, set aside
  5. If you are using the bacon tempeh, cook it now according to the directions on the package

 Directions to assemble Sandwich

  1. Toast the English muffin (optional)
  2. Starting from the bottom layer, add the salsa on the bottom of the English muffin
  3. Place a few slices of avocado
  4. Place your cooked Eggcitables Chipotle egg on top
  5. Break the tempeh bacon in half and place on top of the egg
  6. Finish by placing a dollop of plain yogurt or sour cream on top of the tempeh
  7. Place the top of the English muffin on top
  8. Enjoy!

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Ingredients

~makes 24-34 mini quiches

  • 1 cup Eggcitables Garlic & Chive flavour egg alternative
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ cup soy milk (or non dairy milk of your choice)
  • 1 tbsp grapeseed oil (or any neutral tasting oil)
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 mushrooms, diced
  • 1 cup packed spinach
  • 1 roma tomato, diced
  • 2 green onion, diced
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • ¼ tsp salt

 Directions

  1. Pre-heat over to 375 degrees
  2. In a large bowl, mix the Eggcitables egg alternative with the water and soy milk. Set aside
  3. In a large skillet, heat 1 tbsp oil over medium heat
  4. Add the garlic clove and sautee for 1 minute
  5. Add the diced mushrooms and sautee for 2 minutes
  6. Turn off the heat and add the spinach. Keep mixing the mushroom and spinach mixture until the spinach is completely wilted
  7. Add the mushroom and spinach mixture to the bowl with the wet ingredients
  8. Add the diced tomato, green onion and pepper and mix well
  9. Pour the batter evenly into a 24 mini muffin tray
  10. Bake for 30 minutes

3 Vegan Holiday Mains: Pot Pie, Lentil Loaf with Cranberry Orange Sauce and Pumpkin Barley Risotto

 

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Hi Savvys,

Welcome to the 3rd post in my Vegan Holiday Series!  I will be sharing with you 3 easy mains that you can impress any guest!  All of these recipes take 30 minutes or less to prepare which is always great during this hectic time of year.  I’m excited to share with you my pot pie made easier with store bought pastry, a lentil loaf with homemade cranberry orange sauce and a pumpkin barley risotto that is so creamy that you’re guests won’t even realize it’s made with barley!

Hope you guys enjoy these recipes! Now set forth and be Savvy!

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Ingredients for the Pot Pie

  • 1 cup of soy curls (you can substitute beans or tofu if you cannot find soy curls)
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 cup of leek, sliced
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • 1 carrot, diced
  • 1 celery stock, diced
  • 1 potato, diced
  • 1/2 tsp sage
  • 1/2 tsp thyme
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup soy milk
  • 1 1/2 cup of water
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas
  • 1/2 cup frozen corn
  • 1/4 cup bunch of parsley, chopped (about 2 tbsp fresh parsley chopped)
  • 1 premade crescent roll dough (Pillsbury is vegan, though it does contain palm oil so it’s debatable)

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Directions for Filling of Pot Pie

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Put the soy curls into a large bowl and cover with water to hydrate – set aside
  3. In a large sauce pan, heat the butter and cook the leeks and garlic over medium heat until fragrant, about 1 minute
  4. Add the diced carrot and celery and cook for another 3 minutes
  5. Add the potatoes and dried spices and cook for 4 minutes (if using fresh parsley, do not stir in yet)
  6. Add a splash of water if the veggies seem dry and are sticking to the bottom of the pan
  7. Add the flour and coat all of the veggies until you don’t see any raw flour left
  8. Add the soy milk and water and mix until well incorporated.  You will notice that a thick sauce is starting to form
  9. Drain the soy curls by squeezing out all of the excess water.  Add the soy curls to the pot along with the frozen peas and corn
  10. Mix until well combined.  Take off the head and add the parsley and mix into the mixture.

Directions for Assembling Pot Pie

  1. Pour the mixture into a 10-inch pie dish
  2. Arrange the premade pastry dough on top of the mixture so it creates a crust
  3. Bake, covering the top with a baking sheet (to not burn the pastry dough) for 40 minutes
  4. Uncover and bake for 10 minutes to brown the top

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Ingredients for the Lentil Loaf

  • 3 flax eggs (3 tbsp flax seed, 9 tbsp water)
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 1 package 222g mushrooms, diced
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • ½ tsp sage
  • 1 tbsp dried parsley
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 2 cups packed chopped kale
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp ketchup
  • 2 cup brown lentils
  • 1 cup quinoa

Ingredients for the Cranberry Orange Sauce

  • 1 bag of cranberries (340 g)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • the zest and juice of 1 orange
  • 1/2 cup of water (you want 1 cup of liquid when combined with the orange juice)

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Directions for the Lentil Loaf

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees
  2. Prepare the ingredients for the flax egg and set aside
  3. Heat the butter on medium heat and cook the garlic and onions until fragrant, about 2 minutes
  4. Add the carrots and cook for another 4 minutes
  5. Add the mushrooms and all of the dry spices and cook for 2 minutes
  6. Add the kale, soy sauce, ACV and ketchup and cook until the kale is wilted, about 1 minute
  7. Take off the heat and add the mixture to the food processor along with the lentils, quinoa and flax eggs
  8. Pulse until well combined, but do not puree completely as you will need to texture in order for it to hold up
  9. Line a loaf pan with parchment paper and add loaf mixture to the pan
  10. Bake for 60 minutes with a cookie sheet covering to prevent burning

Directions for the Cranberry Orange Sauce

  1. Add all ingredients to a pot and simmer with the lid ajar on medium heat for 30 minutes
  2. Blend half the mixture in a food processor, and add to the other half of the sauce to get a chunky consistency
  3. You may also blend the entire mixture in a food processor if you like your cranberry sauce to be well blended

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Ingredients for Pumpkin Barley Risotto

  • 4 1/2 cups stock or water
  • 1 tbsp vegan butter
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 cup barley
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 2 cups packed spinach
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 cup vegan parm
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg

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Directions for Pumpkin Barley Risotto

  1. Bring the stock/water to a simmer in a small pot, and keep in on low while you prepare the remaining ingredients for the barley risotto
  2. Add the butter to a large dutch oven and cook the garlic until fragrant over medium heat, about 1 minute
  3. Add the onions and cook for 3 minutes
  4. Add the barley and coat in the onion and garlic mixture
  5. Add pumpkin puree and mix well into the barley mixture until well combined
  6. Turn heat down to medium low and add ½ cup of the warm broth/water to the barley mixture and stir. Let sit and stir for 4 minutes until absorbed.  With the barley risotto, you do not need to tend to it the entire time so you can periodically stir as you add in more liquid
  7. Continue adding ½ cup broth at a time to the barley mixture and stirring until all of liquid is absorbed, covering the pot with the lid ajar after each time you add the liquid to allow the barley to soak the broth up
  8. After all of the liquid is added and absorbed, take off the heat and add the spinach and remaining spices and stir to combine.
  9. Optional: Top with more vegan parm

3 Vegan Holiday Sides: Scalloped Potatoes, Kale & Roasted Beet Salad and Red Wine Vinegar Green Beans

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Hi Savvys,

Welcome to the 2nd post in my Vegan Holiday Series!  Today’s post will be sharing with you 3 easy sides that are traditionally found at holiday functions, only they’re made vegan.  Components of this recipe (roasted beets) as well as the entire recipe itself (scalloped potatoes) can be made ahead and frozen.

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Hope you guys enjoy these recipes! Now set forth and be Savvy!

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Ingredients for Scalloped Potatoes

  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup vegan butter
  • 1/4 flour
  • 3 cups soy milk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable broth
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 10 small white potatoes (how ever many fit within your dish)
  • 1 large pie dish or baking dish (the size you would usually use to make lasagna with)

Directions Scalloped Potatoes

  1. Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees
  2. To prepare the sauce, sautee the butter and garlic over medium heat until fragrant, about 2 minutes
  3. Add the flour and whisk into the butter mixture until a paste forms, cooking for about 1 minute
  4. Slowly add the soy milk and vegetable broth into the flour mixture so that it thickens, about 5 – 7 minutes
  5. Ad the remaining spices and stir into the sauce, set the sauce aside to cool
  6. To prep the potatoes, peel all of the potatoes.
  7. Using a mandolin (or using a knife), slice 1/8 inch thick slices.
  8. Now the sauce should be fairly cool to handle.  You will place each slice of potato into the pot with the sauce to ensure all of the slices are evenly coated with sauce
  9. Oil the bottom of a pie dish
  10. Transfer each coated slice of potato into the pie dish, arranging so that they overlap.  Add extra sauce between each layer of potato so that the potatoes cook evenly and do not dry out
  11. Bake for 60 minutes, covered (I just put a cookie sheet on top), and uncovered for 20 minutes
  12. This can be frozen and baked for a later use.

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Ingredients for the Salad

  • 2 beets
  • 1 tsp oil
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp pepper
  • 6 cups of kale, chopped
  • 1 apple, sliced
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds

Ingredients for the Dressing

  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/8 tsp salt

Directions for Kale & Roasted Beet Salad

  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees
  2. Peel the beets and slice into bite sized pieces. Toss in oil, salt and pepper
  3. Roast for 35 minutes, flipping halfway through
  4. As the beets are roasting, prepare all of your ingredients for the dressing.
  5. In a jar, mix the Dijon mustard and oil and until it becomes emulsified (it will look like a thick sauce)
  6. Add in the rest of the ingredients and mix until well combined. Set aside in the fridge.
  7. To assemble the salad, place the kale at the bottom of a large serving bowl. Massage about 1 tsp of oil into the kale so that it becomes slightly wilted
  8. Top with 1 sliced apple (of your choice, I like honeycrisp) pumpkin seeds and the roasted beets
  9. Drizzle with the salad dressing (start with half to taste) and toss.
  10. Add more salad dressing if desired

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Ingredients Red Wine Vinegar Green Beans

  • 1/4 cup chopped hazelnuts
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 lb green beans, trimmed and washed
  • 1 tsp herb de Provence
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp chopped parsley
  • Optional: balsamic glaze (recipe found in a previous post here)

Directions Red Wine Vinegar Green Beans

  1. Roast the chopped hazelnuts over medium heat for 5 minutes, constantly stirring to prevent burning
  2. You’ll know the nuts are well roasted when they start to be come fragrant. Set aside in a bowl
  3. Sautee the garlic in the oil over medium heat for about 1 minute
  4. Add the green beans and toss in the garlic and oil mixture, about 1 minute
  5. Add the spices and a splash of water to keep the beans from drying out, cooking for about 5 minutes
  6. Turn the heat up to medium high and splash in the vinegar and cook until evaporated, about 2 minutes
  7. Take off the head and toss in the chopped parsley and half of the roasted hazelnuts
  8. Serve on a wide plate, drizzling the top with balsamic glaze and the rest of the hazelnuts right before serving

3 Recipes using Eggcitables Egg Alternative | Sushi, Okonomiyaki (Cabbage Pancakes) and Green Onion Pancakes

 

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Hi Savvys!

I am always on the lookout for new vegan friendly products to try.  I am a curious person by nature, so when I saw that Eggcitables  had an egg alternative product made with chickpeas, I knew I had to reach out to them so I could try the product myself!

I’ve put together 3 recipes using the Eggcitables egg alternative product and am so excited to be sharing them with you.  These recipes use pantry ingredients and are so delicious.

Comment below to let me know which is your favourite recipe!

Now set forth and be savvy!

Egg Sushi

~makes 1 roll

Ingredients

Rice

  • 1/4 cup sushi rice
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 2 tsp vinegar
  • 1 sushi sheet

Vegan Fried Eggcitables  Egg

  • 1 Eggcitables egg (2 tbsp of mixture and 2 tbsp water)
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 1 tsp oil

Directions

  1. Add the rice and water to a rice cooker and let cook until it’s done. Cook the rice a few hours before you need it so it can cool down to room temperature but still be warm for when you assemble.
  2. For the Vegan Fried Eggcitables egg, mix 2 tbsp of the mixture and add 2 tbsps of water.
  3. Add the soy, sugar and extra water to this mixture.
  4. Thoroughly mix until well combined and ensure there are no lumps.
  5. Heat a non-stick skillet on medium high and add 1 tsp of oil.
  6. Evenly coat the pan with the oil and add the egg mixture.
  7. Cook the fried egg like a pancake and roll it when the bubbles stop forming, about 3 minutes.
  8. Turn the heat down to medium and let it cook thoroughly for about another minute. The inside should be fluffy but cooked.
  9. To make the sushi rice, mix in sugar and vinegar into the warm cooked rice. Mix until combined.  Savvy tip, you can use this as the base for easy rice bowls.
  10. To assemble the sushi, lay down a sheet of nori, and evenly lay out the rice on top of the nori sheet, leaving about an inch of nori at the top – this will be where you seal it.
  11. Lay the piece of egg at the bottom of the roll, and roll it into a sushi roll. Seal it by brushing some water onto the exposed nori and roll over it to make a seal.
  12. Cut into 6 equal pieces . It’s easiest to cut with a bread knife.  Dip the blade in water to prevent the rice from sticking to the blade.
  13. This can be eaten immediately and can be kept in the fridge for up to 2 days.

Okonomiyaki

~makes 6 pancakes

Ingredients

BBQ Sauce

  • ¼ cup ketchup
  • 3 tbsp vegan worsteshire sauce
  • 2 tbsp mushroom saue
  • 1 tbsp sugar

Cabbage Pancakes

  • 1 Eggcitables egg (2 tbsp of mixture and 2 tbsp water)
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 cups shredded cabbage
  • 2 green onions sliced
  • 1 tsp oil

Directions

  1. For the BBQ sauce, mix the sugar, vegan oyster sauce (also known as mushroom sauce), vegan worcestershire sauce and ketchup. Set aside.
  2. For the cabbage pancake batter, mix the 1 eggsitables egg alternative, flour and water until it forms a smooth batter.
  3. Add your sliced cabbage and green onion and mix until all of the veggies are evenly coated.
  4. Heat 1 tsp of oil on a non-stick skillet over medium heat.
  5. Add about 1 cup of the cabbage mixture and cook for about a minute before flipping.
  6. Cook for a minute on the other side (adjust cooking time based on heat and color of the pancake)
  7. Serve with the BBQ sauce drizzled on top.

Green Onion Pancakes

~makes 4 pancakes

Ingredients

All-purpose soy dipping sauce

  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • ¼ cup rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp dried garlic
  • 1 tsp dried chives
  • ½ tsp dried red onion
  • ½ tsp driedginger

Scallion Pancakes

  • 1 Eggcitables egg (2 tbsp of mixture and 2 tbsp water)
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 cup water
  • 1 cup finely chopped scallion, about 10 stalks
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon Chinese five spice powder , optional
  • 1 tsp oil

Directions

  1. For the sauce, mix all of the sauce ingredients in a jar. You can use fresh herbs in place of the drived but I always have dried on hand so I like to use that up when I can.
  2. For the scallion pancakes, in a large mixing bowl, mix together the flour, salt, five spice powder, and the green onion.
  3. Add the egg alternative and water and mix to combine.
  4. Ensure all of the green onion is coated in batter.
  5. Heat 1 tsp of oil on a non-stick skillet over medium to high heat.
  6. Add enough batter so that it forms a large pancake, about 1 cup of batter (but make sure it’s not too thick, it should be thicker than a tortilla but thinner than a pancake)
  7. Cook the pancake for 1 minute on each side.
  8. Cut into quarters to serve.

Cauliflower Wings and Fiesta Bean Dip | Frank’s Red Hot VoxBox

Califlower Wings and Fiesta Bean Dip

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Hi Savvys!

I received Influenster’s VoxBox for Frank’s Red Hot Seasoning and Fiesta Bean Dip complimentary for review purposes.  I know right away that I wanted to make recipes that would serve a crowd.  I am so excited to finally be posting my buffalo cauliflower wings, with a twist using the Frank’s Red Hot Seasoning.  The Fiesta Bean Dip goes perfectly alongside this and can be easily made into tacos!  Of course, drizzle over top with my ranch dressing and you can surely please a crowd!

Let me know how you like these recipes.

Now set forth and be Savvy!

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Ingredients

  • 1 package medium-firm tofu, drained (454 g)
  • 1 can red kidney beans (about 2 cups)
  • ½ tsp salt
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1 package Frank’s Red Hot Fiesta Bean Dip

Directions

  1. Drain the extra firm tofu and crumble into a food processor
  2. Add the kidney beans , salt, lime juice nutritional yeast and Fran’s Red Hot Fiesta Dip seasoning to the food processor with the tofu
  3. Blend in the food processor until smooth.
  4. Transfer the mixture to a baking dish and bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.
  5. Let cool before serving tortilla chips and veggies

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Ingredients

~makes 4 portions

  • 1 head of cauliflower, cut into bit sized pieces
  • ½ cup flour
  • ¼ cup potato starch
  • 1 tsp parsley
  • 1 tsp granulated garlic
  • 1 tsp Frank’s Red Hot Seasoning
  • ¾ cup of water
  • 1 tbsp oil

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, mix flour, potato starch and spices together
  2. Add in the water and oil and mix until well combined
  3. Throw in your cauliflower pieces into the batter and mix until well coated
  4. Lay out a piece of parchment paper on a baking sheet and lay out the coated cauliflower
  5. We will be baking the wings this twice.
  6. For the first bake, bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes, flipping halfway through
  7. For the second bake, remove the cauliflower from the tray and dump back into the remaining batter
  8. Stir to coat and bake again at 400 degrees for 15 minutes

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~makes about 1 cup of dressing

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup raw hemp heart seeds (you can also use pumpkin seeds as a substitute)
  • 2/3 cup boiled water (still hot!)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon dried ground mustard
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoons onion powder
  • 2 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 2 tbsp non-dairy milk
  • 2 tbsp grape seed/avocado oil
  • 2 tsp dried parsley
  • 2 teaspoon dried dill
  • 1 teaspoon dried chives
  • 1 tsp nutritional yeast
  • ¼ tsp celery seed
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • ¼ cup mayo

Directions

  1. To make the dressing, mix all of the ingredients in a blender on high for 30 seconds
  2. Serve alongside the cauliflower wings
  3. Can be stored for up to a week

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Bertolli Influenster VoxBox Review

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Hi Savvys!

I was so excited to have received the Bertolli Influenster VoxBox because 1. I love free stuff and 2. I love it even more when it’s food.  I knew exactly what I wanted to do with the sauce as soon as I got it in my hands.

I had made the Avant Garde Vegan meatball recipe and had it all frozen, waiting to be used for a special occasion.  This was that special occasion.

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Like with all premade foods, I always like to add my own flare by adding extra ingredients to it.  For this sauce, I had started with some sautéed cherry tomatoes, king oyster mushroom and of course spinach (for all of the extra leafy green goodness).

The sauce:  I was so amazed by the flavour of this jarred sauce.  I had chosen the Olive Oil and Garlic sauce and wow did it have a lot of flavour.  I am usually skeptical when it comes to pre-made garlic sauces because I usually find the garlic flavour underwhelming.  The garlic here was subtle, but you definitely knew it was there. The olive oil also added lots of depth and umami to the sauce.

The meatballs: It was easier to make than I had expected, though you do need a good couple of hours free before you embark on this task.  It is well worth it though because it can easily serve 8 people so you will have plenty in the freezer for future use.  The meat balls are very meaty in texture, almost like pork meat balls, and the flavour is just like any Italian meat ball you would typically imagine.

Overall I would highly recommend both the sauce and the Avant Garde recipe.  They go perfectly well together and feels like an authentic Italian meal (at least to me anyway).  I’m so happy I have left overs during the week because it is true comfort food without being too heavy!

Comment below on if you tried the Avant Garde recipe as well as the sauce and let me know your thoughts!

Now set forth and be Savvy!

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Ingredients:

This recipe serves about 4 portions

  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, sliced
  • 1 package king oyster mushrooms, sliced (about 6 large mushrooms)
  • 1 handful of baby spinach
  • 1 jar of Bertolli Olive Oil and Garlic pasta sauce
  • About ¼ of the Avant Garde Vegan Meatball recipes

Directions:

  1. Heat the oil in a pot over medium to high heat.
  2. Add the cherry tomatoes and let them fry for about a minute.
  3. Add the sliced king oyster mushrooms, stir it with the mushrooms so that they touch the pan (instead of just sitting on top of the mushrooms), and let fry for about a minute.
  4. Reduce the heat to medium and add the tomato sauce, spinach and meatballs.
  5. Cover and let simmer for about 8 minutes on medium low.
  6. Serve over your favourite pasta!

*I received the Bertolli VoxBox from Influenster complimentary for review. All thoughts and comments expressed my own.