Today’s Ingredient(s) Fri. 19 October 2018

GOT THE GOODS

Be looking in a couple days for the recipe(s) links right here kiddo. Made from the ingredients on display by YOU KNOW WHO!

You know where to come for the best!

At CHEF SHARON’S Animal-Free Kitchen! That’s where it all happens!

1. MINUTE MAID LIMEADE

2. LUCKY’S PINEAPPLE SLICES

3. BUSH’S BEAN POT VEGETARIAN FAT-FREE BAKED BEANS

 

MINUTE MAID LIMEADE DRESSING fat-free

Minute Maid Limeade combined with pineapple explodes onto your greens like no other dressing. Use as dressing for any salad you like or over cooked veggies or as a dipper for fried tofu!

Makes approx. 5 cups





 

COLLARDS IN MUSTARD CIDER SAUCE 1

COLLARDS IN MUSTARD CIDER SAUCE fat-free

There aren’t many sauces you can make fat-free that will stand up against the fatted version. This is one of them. All added flavors and textures compliment the greens and vice versa. I just happened to have cider on hand, because it’s Fall in America where I happily live. My status means nothing. Location, location, location is everything. I don’t want anybody’s life, money or fame. I can get my own in my own way on my own terms. I don’t buck the system or game it, or corrupt it. I work with it. Everybody wants a free pass with nothing to offer. Not me. I raise myself. I don’t need somebody else to do it for me. 

Enjoy this unique way of serving collard greens. Holidays are coming up. Surprise family and guests with something familiar yet different! Serve over a combination of white and sweet mashed potatoes, or seasoned long grain rice. You decide!

Makes 9-1/2 cups 






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Vegan Ham And Bean Stroganoff – may wah brand ham

VEGAN HAM AND BEAN STROGANOFF

There’s nothing ordinary about these soupy beans. I seem to recall something about “let’s rock and roll some taste buds”. So let’s do it. There’s no liquor in here, but there could be. Go ahead juice it up – bourbon, wine, rum, beer? Experiment. Pineapple, cabbage, mini peppers and vegan ham make this stroganoff extra special! Sweet spicy savory! Serve over fettucini!

Makes 11-1/2 cups

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DONKEY BEAN SAUCE

DONKEY BEAN SAUCE

DONKEY BEAN SAUCE 

You can’t really taste the tomato or the beans or the pumpkin or the sesame seeds – not distinctly. Even the texture throws you off for a bean sauce. Nobody will connect this sauce to beans – unless they are a bean aficionado. No one ingredient commandeers the recipe. Brilliant strategy!

Makes 4 cups sauce

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Stewed Tomato Bean Pot – cooking with large cans

STEWED TOMATO BEAN POT 5

Today we’re cooking primarily with cans – restaurant-size cans for restaurant or home use.

We’ve selected the following: I’m going to give you the brand along with the ingredients and size can, just to give the people who produced the product some credit for a job well done.

102 oz. can Dunbar’s Sweet Bell Pepper Mixed Strips (mixed means multi-colored – they contain 0 fat and 0 sodium so of course are packed in water)

102 oz. can Gordon CHOICE Sliced Stewed Tomatoes (contains 0 fat)

117 oz. can BUSH’S Bean Pot Vegetarian Baked Beans (contains 0 fat)



1st RECIPE

STEWED TOMATO BEAN POT 1

STEWED TOMATO BEAN POT

Vegetarian baked beans mixed with caramelized red onion, multi-colored pepper strips, stewed tomatoes, green beans and carrot matchsticks. A light-flavored and colored sesame seed oil teamed with Balsamic vinegar and garlic create the rich foundation that brings together all ingredients, elevating them in one simple yet elegant main dish.

Makes 11 cups

1/4 c. light colored sesame oil

3 med. size red onion, sliced (cut off ends, cut in half from end to end, peel each half, place each half face down on board, cut each lengthwise from end to end into 1/4 inch wide strips, separate layers)

1 t. pink Himalayan salt

fresh grind black pepper

2 c. bell pepper strips with a little liquid from the can (a couple tablespoons)

3 c. stewed tomato slices with about 1/4 liquid from the can – transfer to bowl where you will cut the slices into smaller pieces

2 t. garlic powder

1 t. additional pink salt

4 c. beans with liquid

1/4 c. Balsamic vinegar

2 c. froz. cut green beans

1 c. fresh carrot matchsticks (peel carrots, cut off ends, slice into thin planks, stack planks, cut into thin sticks – remember, matchstick-size)

pumpkin seed snow as garnish (optional) – grind salted raw pumpkin seeds in coffee grinder till snow-like

additional fresh cut matchstick carrots (optional)

a drizzle of sesame seed oil (optional)

fresh black pepper grind (optional)


In large pot, over medium heat, melt sesame oil. Add onions and salt, then saute till wilted. Pepper to taste. Stir often to prevent burning.

Add 2 c. pepper strips with a little liquid from can. Stir.

Add the cut stewed tomatoes with a little juice from can, garlic powder and salt. Stir well. Cook about 5 minutes, stirring as needed.

Add beans followed by Balsamic vinegar and green beans. Stir well. Cook 3-5 minutes or till very hot.

Add carrot matchsticks. Stir to submerge. Cook all on lowered heat, uncovered, for about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and adjust for salt and pepper.

Serve family-style, in individual bowls as is, or perk it up a little by topping with pumpkin seed snow, additional fresh cut matchstick carrots, a drizzle of sesame oil and sprinkling of fresh grind black pepper.

Notes: An elegant tasting dish need not require many ingredients, steps nor hours to prepare. Yes, beans can be elegant. Rich too.

RED ONION SLICED LENGTHWISE


1st RECIPE completed and we still have lots of contents in all three cans left to make another dish.

To keep costs down restaurants like to use the same main ingredients in several dishes, then vary the peripheral ingredients, seasonings and procedures to create dishes for different categories.

This is a low fat dish. 1/4 cup oil = 120 cal./T. x 4 = 480 fat calories to a 11 cup recipe yield = 43.6 fat calories per cup.

Next up?

2nd RECIPE

to be continued…






 

Saffron Pesto Rotini

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SAFFRON PESTO ROTINI

This is just one of the uses for SAFFRON WALNUT PESTO:

Sauteed celery, red pepper and onion mixed with cooked tri-color rotini pasta, then tossed with Saffron Walnut Pesto that was heated till bubbly with a can of Bush’s Vegetarian Baked Beans! All the more creamy with the beans! You won’t believe how flavorful and textural this dish becomes! Tossed with fresh cut grape tomatoes and topped with a fresh combo of chopped mint, basil and sage!

Makes 9 cups

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PICKLE POT BEANS

PICKLE POT BEANS SERVING

PICKLE POT BEANS

Beans, sweet pickles, Black & Tan beer, prunes, fresh ginger and soy bacon combined with smoky paprika, coriander, garlic, mustard and extra virgin olive oil. Beautiful achievements of flavors and textures! Rich in all ways! Served with fresh cilantro sprigs!

Makes about 15 cups

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BLACKEYE PEA VEGGIE MACARONI SALAD

BLACKEYE PEA VEGGIE MACARONI SALAD IN BOWL

BLACKEYE PEA VEGGIE MACARONI SALAD

Barilla Veggie Elbow Macaroni combined with Bush’s Blackeye Peas, grape tomatoes, roasted peppers, celery, gherkin dill pickle, soy bacon bits, scallion, Italian green beans and sweet peas. A festive salad! Tossed with an extra virgin olive oil and Sherry vinaigrette!

Makes 13 cups

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VEGGIE HAMBURG SOUP

VEGGIE HAMBURG BLACKEYE PEA SOUP WITH ORANGE ZEST GARNISH

VEGGIE HAMBURG SOUP

Sauteed peppers, onion and Yves Veggie Ground combined with mushrooms, Bush’s Blackeye Peas, green beans, corn and okra. Simmered in a red wine and coffee tomato herb broth. Thickened with pumpkin! Garnished with orange zest!

Makes 22 cups

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