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Easy Kid Friendly Vegan Healthy Rice Bowl

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Easy Kid Friendly Vegan Healthy Rice Bowl

1 large onion
1 cup frozen peas
1 cup frozen carrots
1/2 cup frozen mushrooms
1/2 can crushed pineapple
3 bags of boil in bag rice
2 TBSP Soy Sauce
2 TBSP Orange Juice
1/2 cup lite brown sugar , divided
2 TBSP Smart Balance light
1 TBSP olive oil
*Food Processor or blender
1. Heat skillet with olive oil
2. Cut onion into small bite sized pieces and throw into skillet, season with salt and pepper
3. Start the water for the bag rice , put in bag rice when boiling low
4. Add the frozen carrots on top of the bag rice and let thaw out and cook til soft (quick, about 4 min)
5.  Onions should be browning so push them to side of skillet and add frozen mushrooms and peas
6.  Add the thawed and soft carrots to the food processor
7. After the peas and mushrooms have thawed and fried up a bit in skillet (til soft), add to food processor
8. Stir around the onions and put 1 small spoonful of them into processor
9. Dump rice (and any carrots you’ve missed) into strainer and open each bag of rice and dump back into pot that you cooked rice in
10. Add soy sauce, pineapple, 1/4 cup brown sugar to food processor and blend all until everything is in small unrecognizable pieces
11. Dump food processor mixture into rice and stir in
12. Add orange juice, butter, and 1/4 cup brown sugar  and stir.
13. Let sit for a few minutes to marinate flavors together, stirring often
14. Divide into four bowls, top with fried onions
15. Salt and pepper!!
My son wouldn’t eat big fried onion chunks on top so I omitted that from his bowl, but he loved the dish and asked for seconds

Creamy Pea Peanut Noodles – Vegan

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I forgot to take a picture!! Next time
2 cups homemade vegetable broth (or boxed)
1 pound of whole wheat spaghetti
1 half of large sweet onion
3/4 cup frozen peas
3/4 cup nutritional yeast flakes
1/2 cup salted or unsalted peanuts
3 tbsp low sodium soy sauce
1 tbsp oil of your choice
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp garlic powder
Salt and pepper to taste
Get your noodles cooking and then start the sauce.  I used regular wheat spaghetti for this meal and homemade vegetable broth.
1. Cut up onions in bite size pieces
2. Add oil to sauce pan, heat and add onions
3. Add garlic powder and black pepper, stir and cook onions until translucent
4. Add frozen peas and stir/cook til thawed
5. Add peanuts to food processor and process until fine powder like substance
6. Add onions and peas, vegetable broth to food processor, and process until smooth
6a. If you have a Vitamix, add the mixture to it and blend until super creamy
7. Pour back into the saucepan, add soy sauce and nutritional yeast flakes.  Stir.  If consistency is too thick add a little vegetable broth until you like the creamy consistency.
8. Noodles should be ready. Plate noodles and pour some creamy pea peanut sauce over top.
9. Salt and pepper to taste
If you want to make it a sort of Thai meal, add Red Pepper Flakes to step 6 and blend in/add til you have your spicy flavor that you like.

Beet Bean Vegan Veggie Burgers

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It looks like beef!
Beet Bean Vegan Veggie Burgers
2 Fresh small beets
1 onion (I used large)
1/2 can black beans
1/2 can chick peas
1 cup frozen corn
1 cup cooked brown rice
1 cup quick cooking oats
1 1/2 cup bread crumbs
1 tsp dill spice
1 tsp mustard spice
1 tsp salt
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp pepper
1 tsp olive oil for onions
1 tsp olive oil for frying burgers
* Food Processor or blender
1. Peel and cut onions into bite size pieces, fry them in skillet
2.  “Peel” beets from their skin and soak and wash good to get the grit off them
3. Make your rice according to the instructions on the package
4. Add the beets to the food processor or blender until they look like little chunks (similar to ground meat), dump in big bowl or pot
5. Do the same with the black beans and the chick peas, add them to the skillet and fry them up a bit
6. Add frozen corn to skillet and mix around for a bit
7. Add all the rest of the ingredients, the rice, and the skillet ingredients to the big bowl or pot with the beets in them, mix well
8.  If you need more bread crumbs to make the mixture more firm, go ahead and do so.  You want the mixture to be semi-firm so you can make burgers out of them
9.  Use a lid from a screwed on jar the size of the burgers you want. I used a peanut screwed on lid to make my burgers round, or just pat out old school into a circle.
10.  Skillet fry them until they are browning on each side.  They will be warm throughout after about 5 minutes.
The best part about these burgers is that you can’t under-cook them and get sick from raw beets!  You can eat this mixture right out of the bowl if you wanted.  You can taste it before you get the patties going.  Add whatever spice you like in your burgers.  If you usually eat beef burgers, why not give your gut a rest for a night and eat a meatless meal!  You don’t have to have a label like vegetarian or vegan to eat this or any of my recipes.