Meatless Mania With Veg-Chef Carmen Garcia!

These wonderful recipes are true originals. If meat isn't in your diet, or you just need a break from it, then earn some protein points in healthy ways!

Here are some of the greatest and healthiest recipes that you won't find anywhere because I made them up. I have flipped through many pages of wonderful cook books and twisted the ingredients around to make every dish delicious and very healthy to enjoy! I hope you find my recipes tasty.

Beetcumber Salad Appetizer

Ingredients
Directions
  1. Steam beets for 15-20 minutes (depending on how tender you prefer). Rinse with cold water. Set aside.
  2. Mix cucumber, sauerkraut, dill and rice wine vinegar in a bowl. Add a dash of raw sugar and sea salt is optional for taste.
  3. Chill all of the ingredients scoop ingredients into cabbage leaf cups.
  4. Garnish with a small portion of almonds in the center of dish for extra crunch. You may add slivered or whole (raw or roasted) almonds over cabbage cups.
  5. Serves four.
Tip:

If you prefer a bit more tender veggies vs. raw and crunchy, lightly steam each appetizer to serve warm.

Beetcumber Salad PDF (13 KB)

Lentil And Lima Hearty Soup

Ingredients
Directions
  1. Combine all ingredients in a crock pot. Fill with alkalized water to the top.
  2. Cover and cook on low for 10-12 hours. Check every few of hours to see if more water is needed due to evaporation.

This is a nutritious and hearty recipe for chilly winter days or evenings. Good for the body and warm for the soul.

Lentil and Lima Hearty Soup PDF (47 KB)

Split Pea Vegan Soup

Ingredients
Directions
  1. Combine all ingredients in a crock pot slow cooker. Heat on low.
  2. Check for water evaporation every 3-4 hours. Add water as needed.
  3. Cook until tender about 12-14 hours.

Split Pea Vegan Soup PDF (45 KB)

Sloppy Jane

Ingredients
Directions
  1. In a medium sauce pan bring 1 3/4 water to a boil. Mix in tomato paste. Stir frequently. Lower heat and simmer.
  2. Pour Sloppy Joe mix into water and tomato paste. Stir until ingredients thicken. Cover and simmer.
  3. In a separate pan, add oil and lightly brown onions. Set aside.
  4. In same pan, saute mushrooms with 2 tablespoons of Liquid Smoke and parsley until light golden brown.
  5. Toast the english muffins.
  6. Add all of the fixings and serve.
  7. Serves four.

The Sloppy Jane is a super fast and easy way to whip up a healthy and meatless meal. It is high in protein and fiber. The flourless and sprouted grains of the English muffin is a low GI carbohydrate food that also contains fiber, protein, vitamins and minerals. It barely contains fat and it's a filling meal for lunch or dinner. Don't let "Jane" fool you with the name. Both hearty and light, you won't even notice it is a meatless and tasty treat.

Sloppy Jane PDF (58 KB)

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