Tag Archives: Vegetarian

Curried Vegetables with a Yogurt Cream Sauce

29 Sep

 

Indian food is one of my favorites. But, I am not a fan of the smell or taste of curry powder. A few years ago on of my Mom’s friends, Indira, came to her house to visit. She was born and raised in Nepal which is very close to India. The flavors are similar and the dishes are mostly vegetarian. She loves to cook and decided to treat us all to a traditional Nepalese meal. Dumplings with a tomato, chili sauce, curried vegetables with yogurt sauce, Chicken Curry and rice. It was amazing and she didn’t use curry powder in anything. This recipe is very easy to make and extremely healthy! I used a bunch of my fresh tomatoes from our garden. You can serve it as a main course over rice or as a side. Enjoy!

Curried Vegetables with a Yogurt Cream Sauce

 

Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 1 can of chickpeas drained
  • 1 head of cauliflower cut into small pieces
  • 1 zucchini sliced
  • 4 tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 small piece of fresh ginger (1 inch) chopped or 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tbsps plain, fat free greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp olive oil

Directions

  1. Add the oil to a large pot. Saute onions and garlic until soft.
  2. Add chickpeas, cauliflower, zucchini, tomatoes and spices. Stir well and let simmer on low for 30 minutes. Stir often to help tomatoes break down.
  3. Check that chickpeas and cauliflower is softened.
  4. Add greek yogurt and stir well.
  5. Serve over rice. (add points for rice)

 

Amount Per Serving 1 cup

3 points + per serving (with out rice)

Nutritional Information

Calories

131

Total Fat

1.2g

Sodium

321mg

Total Carbohydrates

24.4g

Dietary Fiber

4.7g

Protein

5.9g

 

Lots of news and a new recipe for you!

7 Sep

Hi everyone, you may be wondering where I have been and the answer is in the DARK! Connecticut was hit hard by hurricane Irene and we did not have power for 7 DAYS!!! Yes 7 day with out power. Which included no phones, water or flushing of toilets. Living with 3 kids on cereal was crazy, so I escaped to my parents house. To top it all off school was delayed by a week due to trees down on many streets. But, I have been working on some cool stuff for you; I did a review for Barefoot Wine and Bubbly, I am working on a review for Amy’s Organic Foods new light and lean meals (only 6 points + each) and I have a new recipe for you! Oh and the best news is I was chosen to create an ad for Nature’s Path Granola Bars!! I created a 30 second musical commercial for them! My first paying gig!! Yeah!! I will be posting the video soon.

With all the lack of power stuff going on, the grill was our best friend. This is a recipe we made to eat along with grilled chicken and it was amazing!!!!! It is actually totally filling and is a meal in itself. You will love it!!

 

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Image and recipe from Self Magazine

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A Delicious Vegetarian Tamale Pie! (6 point +)

25 Feb

I am a meat eater. I love a juicy steak or burger and we eat meat on a nightly basis in our house. My goal for the new year is to not only eat healthier and use more organic foods, but to also integrate more vegetarian meals into our weekly meal planning. In the last few weeks I have discovered a few new things that have helped me come up with new ideas. I discovered an awesome weight watchers support food blog called Danicas Daily , it is written by a woman who is a hard core foodie and really wants her healthy food to taste amazing. I am not someone who wants to feel like I am on a diet, so I like hearing tips and cooking ideas from someone else who is trying to make a long term change in their eating habits. She is a huge fan of the grocery store Trader Joe’s, which I have avoided like the plague, thinking it would be way to expensive. I try and only spend 100.00 a week to feed our family and I finally bit the bullet and decided to look into the store more. I found a cooking with trader joes facebook page and decided to see what they were all about. The first day I “liked” them, I read a post all about soy chorizo. As someone who does not eat “fake” meat, I was intrigued. People raved about it and said it was best in chili and in a tamale pie. I found a version of this recipe at  Cooking with Trader Joes and decided to tweek it to fit my taste. I headed to Trader Joe’s and did my weeks worth of shopping for 107.00!! I was hooked!!! This dish was so easy to make and DELICIOUS!!!! It was spicy and the polenta added a wonderful creamy texture!! My husband who is a total carnivore loved it and my kids enjoyed scooping it up with some baked tortilla chips!! If you are scared to try the soy version, you can always use some real chorizo or 1/2 lb of turkey or beef with some taco seasoning!!! Enjoy!!!


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