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Weekend Adventures (going veg!)

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In case you missed me posting about food.. this week and next week are vegetarian recipes. I’ll be back with more comments from the peanut gallery in October…

I decided to make a change to my diet and incorporate more veggies and fruit..and the best way I felt to do that was to try out some vegetarian recipes. And by which I mean no beef, pork, or poultry. Milk, eggs and fish are acceptable.

Easy Red Pepper Hummus

(Taken from http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Easy-Red-Pepper-Hummus/Detail.aspx)

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Submitted By: kfordham281
Photo By: bobco85
Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Ready In: 10 Minutes
Servings: 8
“Red Pepper Hummus that has been a favorite of all my friends. Easy to make! Serve with chips, pita chips, veggies, or whatever.”
1 (16 ounce) can garbanzo beans,
drained and rinsed
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 medium red bell pepper, cut into 1/2
inch pieces
1 tablespoon tahini
1 fresh lime, juiced
1 1/2 tablespoons water
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1. In a food processor or blender, mix the garbanzo beans, olive oil, red bell pepper, tahini, lime juice, water, salt, black pepper, and garlic powder. Blend until smooth.

Unsloppy Joes

(Taken from: http://allrecipes.com/Recipe-Tools/Print/Recipe.aspx?RecipeID=13893&origin=detail&&Servings=8)

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Submitted By: KDCG
Photo By: Food Fan
Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Cook Time: 15 Minutes
Ready In: 30 Minutes
Servings: 8
“The filling – kidney beans and lots of celery, carrots, green pepper tomatoes, and onions flavored with chili pepper and vinegar. When this is hot and savory, spoon into hollowed out Kaiser rolls and dig in.”
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped celery
1/2 cup chopped carrots
1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
1 clove garlic, minced
1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes
1 1/2 tablespoons chili powder
1 tablespoon tomato paste
1 tablespoon distilled white vinegar
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 (15 ounce) can kidney beans, drained
and rinsed
8 kaiser rolls
1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion, celery, carrot, green pepper, and garlic: saute until tender. Stir in tomatoes, chili powder, tomato paste, vinegar, and pepper. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes.
2. Stir in kidney beans, and cook an additional 5 minutes.
3. Cut a 1/4 inch slice off the top of each kaiser roll; set aside. Hollow out the center of each roll, leaving about 1/2 inch thick shells; reserve the inside of rolls for other uses.
4. Spoon bean mixture evenly into rolls and replace tops. Serve immediately.

Potato & Cheese Croquettes

(taken from http://www.kraftrecipes.com/recipes/potato-cheese-croquettes-120306.aspx)

what you need

2-1/2 lb. baking potatoes (about 4 large), peeled, cubed
1 pkg.  (8 oz.) KRAFT Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese
2 eggs
2 Tbsp.  butter, softened
1/2 cup minced fresh chives
1/4 cup  chopped Italian parsley
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp.  pepper
10 RITZ Crackers, finely crushed (about 1/3 cup)
1/3 cup  KRAFT Grated Parmesan Cheese

make it

HEAT oven to 375ºF.

COOK potatoes in boiling water in large saucepan 20 min. or until tender; drain. Mash potatoes until smooth. Stir in all remaining ingredients except cracker crumbs and Parmesan.

SHAPE into 30 (2-inch) oval croquettes, using about 1/4 cup potato mixture for each. Roll in combined cracker crumbs and Parmesan, turning to evenly coat each croquette. Place on baking sheet sprayed with cooking spray; spray tops and sides with cooking spray.

BAKE 30 to 35 min. or until golden brown.

Journal Prompt 25: I want you to think about your day today. If you had to describe to me in one word, or one short phrase what would it be?? Us this phrase or word repeatedly on your page, trying out new fonts :)

Wednesday are made for Disney 🙂


Journal Prompt 26: Today you are going to write out your favorite recipe!! This can be written, illustrated, cut and pasted, something. It is always really good to document these small little pieces of your life. Don’t you think?

(see above) I think the hummus is truly my favorite.. a day without hummus is like night 🙂


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