Monday, May 6, 2013

Several Recipes & Foods From The Weekend!

I know I am going a little crazy with my posts, today, but I had an awesome weekend and wanted to share with you all!  This is the 3rd and last of my posts for today so be sure to scroll down and see the other two!  This post is specifically about all of the fun foods I made this weekend!

I'm starting off with Jicama Radish Slaw

I have been on a Jicama kick lately and I started off by munching on it stand-alone but then decided to get a bit more creative with it.  Here's what I did with this Raw Vegan Dish!

1/2 Pound of Jicama, Julienned
2 Radishes, Julienned
1/4 C Cilantro
3 T Lemon Juice

Seriously!  That's all!  Totally simple!  Raw!  Awesomely Flavorful!  This is one of my favorite attempts in a while!  I will certainly do this again and soon!

I told Christine I was bound and determined to try a dressing using Jicama so here is what I did and I am pretty pleased with it so far!

1 C Jicama, Cubed
1/2 Lime, Peeled
1 Clementine, Peeled
Pinch of Ginger Powder
1 C of Water
1+ T Balsamic Vinegar

All in my Ninja!  YUM!
Another thing I did this weekend was a dip!  Actually I did a few of them - but this one is an Avocado Tahini Dip...

1 Handful of Spinach
1 Avocado
1/3 C Tahini
1 T Lemon Juice
1/2 tea Cumin
Water to Consistency

This was amazing!  It was Tahini-Rich but I was also able to "Get My Greens On" a little bit!  I could have probably added more Cumin or maybe even some Red Pepper Flakes to spice it up more, too!

For another side dish or even a snack I did these!  I have been wanting to try them for a while and they turned out pretty awesome so I will have to try them again and SOON!  They are Sugar & Spice Pan-Fried Chickpeas!

1 Can of Chickpeas
1 T Wildtree's Butter Flavored Grapeseed Oil (It's Vegan -Flavor comes from a coconut!)
1 tea Wildtree Hearty Oatmeal Mix: Sugar & Spice Add-In
1 tea Agave
Yesterday I found a package of Fantastic Foods Tofu Burger Mix in my Pantry and figured I should probably use it!  It's been there a while!  But I really didn't want to do a Veggie Burger so what I did was Tofu Loaf!  I have been wanting to try one of these and figured I had the time to try one before my husband got home from a weekend in Pittsburgh and Erie with his mom and brother! 

Friday they went to the Pittsburgh Penguins Game and then Saturday they went to visit my mother-in-law's husband who is currently in the hospital out there.

Anyways...Here's what's in this Tofu Loaf:

1 T Wildtree Butter Flavored Grapeseed Oil
1 Onion
2 T Minced Garlic
8-ounces of Mushrooms
2 Carrots
1 Pound of Extra Firm Tofu
1 Package of Fantastic Tofu Murger Mix
1 and a Half C cooked Black Rice
1 Cup Chopped Cashews

(added half way thru baking)
Just enough to top...
Vegan Bread Crumbs
Tomato Soup
Daiya Pepper Jack Vegan Cheese
Vegan Parmesan Cheese

I have to say - this surprised me - I had two pieces yesterday and will have some of the leftovers tonight!  It's jam-packed with protein, fiber, calcium, and much more stuff!  Pretty Good!  I might add some Black Beans next time, too!


Baba Ghanoush!  Yup!  I FINALLY made it for myself!  I found a nice sized jar of Roasted Pureed Eggplant at Big Lots a while back and wanted to try it in Baba Ghanoush!  I wasn't sure how much to use so I used about half the jar which was about 1 Cup!

Here's that Recipe!

1 C Roasted/Pureed Eggplant
2 T Minced Garlic
3 T Tahini
3 T Lemon Juice

For some reason I thought it was more involved than this!  I started with a recipe online and tweaked a bit based on the Puree.  It was fantastic!

So...what do you think about all of my attempts this weekend?  I'm really pleased at my efforts if I do say so myself! 


  1. Ooooo...I love avocado! Not easy to get here and if any at all, they're very very expensive. Imported.

    1. About how much do they run, imported, there? Just curious!? I LOVE them too! Since we are on the east coast they can be pricey, here, too, but I'm sure they are moreso your way

  2. Great recipes here, especially the simple jicama dish and I need to try the jicama dressing - thanks!

    1. Thanks! The Jicama Dressing was cool and refreshing but also had a bit of kick to it! :)

  3. Everything looks great. I love garbanzo beans, one of my favorite ways to eat them is either in hummus or roasted.

    1. Me too! And I have been finding so many additional ways to enjoy them the last few months! YUM! Thanks so much Opal!

  4. That avocado tahini dip sounds amazing!

    I'm curious to try the jicama too. :)

    1. Thanks so much! They are fun to make using my Ninja's!