Favorite Recipes

This is a recipe Patrice sent me and told me it was delicious! I am trusting her on this one.

Patrice wrote:

Here is a recipe that I got off of the back of an organic frozen brown rice bag from costco!! Modified to make it vegan of course, with a little flare of my own added too 🙂
– 1 cup brown rice uncooked
– 1 bundle of asparagus (depends on how much you like asparagus to rice ratio, but I really like asparagus)
– 2 T. slivered almonds
– olive oil
– 1-2 cloves garlic
– about 1/2 cup almond milk
– about 1/2 cup vegan parmesan cheese (I don’t really measure this, it just all depends on how much almond milk you have to absorb with the cheese)
– salt and pepper to taste
– sometimes I add cayenne if i’m feeling in the mood for a kick!
Directions:
1. Start out by cooking the rice (use frozen rice if you are in a rush)
2. Rinse and chop the asparagus into about 1 inch pieces.
3. Add a small amount of olive oil to the bottom of a pre-heated skillet. Add the almonds and saute until they are slightly browned (do this on low heat… I have burned these way too many times – good thing it’s at the beginning of the recipe 🙂 )
4. Add the garlic and asparagus to the skillet and saute for about 5 minutes. Add the rice and seasonings and stir well.
5. Add the almond milk and combine it with the rice mixture. Then add the vegan parm and do the same.
6. Let the mixture cook through. You may wish to add more almond milk or parm at this time to get it to the consistency you like. I like mine to be creamy, but not watery… but some people may like it drier than that!
7. Plate and enjoy 🙂 I can eat half of this for a meal, but it would also be a great side dish! I made it for my family one night and they all loved it! It would also be easy to make with non-vegan ingredients if you prefer.
Hope you enjoy!!
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Roasted Kale
I made this recipe without know how in the world it would turn out. It came out so well and my family and I decided it tasted like potato chips 🙂
1 bushel of Kale
Canola oil (olive oil would work too but canola is all I had)
Garlic Powder to taste
Salt and Pepper to taste
Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit
2.. Wash kale and gently pat it dry.
3. Pull leaves off the ribs ( If the pieces are big you can chop them but I chose not to do this)
4. Oil pan with canola oil and place kale on pan
5. Season as desired. Mix kale and seasonings together with hands.
6. Cook for 15 minutes or until kale looks crispy and brown.
7. Season again if desired. Enjoy!
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