Friday, October 15, 2010
Roasting them brings out their flavor and they are yummy this way. I mixed together 2 of the Sunshine Breakfast patties and 2 cups of some cooked Lundberg Family Farms Country Rice Blend to stuff the squash. I started with a red kuri squash and cut the top off, and scooped the pulp and seeds out of the center. I cut a little slice off the bottom of the squash so it would sit flat when I placed it in a casserole dish.
Next fill the squash with the rice and veggie burger mixture and place the top back on the squash. Place some red potatoes around the squash and season with salt and pepper and BRAGG'S Herb Seasoning blend. Drizzle the veggies with some melted veggie butter or olive oil and cover with a lid or some foil. Next trim some brussel sprouts and place in a separate casserole dish and also drizzle lightly with your favorite oil and salt and pepper. Put the two casserole dishes in a preheated 375 degree oven for about 45 minutes. Take out the brussel sprouts and turn the oven up to 425 degrees and uncover the squash and potatoes and continue roasting till golden, about 15-20 more minutes. Place veggies on a nice platter and Ahhhhh!!!!!! Celebrate Autumn's beautiful harvest!!!!!!
Saturday, October 2, 2010
Next, go get the Sunshine Falafel Patty out of the pan and cut it into 3 finger like slices. Place each piece near the base of the lettuce leaf and place a slice of garden fresh tomato on top. Drizzle on some more tahini sauce and top with a bunch of alfalfa sprouts(homegrown are the best) and shredded carrots. Roll up each lettuce leaf and place a tooth pick in it to help hold it together. Each wrap is the size of your fist and is such a great hand held food. You don't need potato chips to satisfy your crispy cravings!!!!! Munch on ....Sunshine Lettuce Falafel wraps!!!!
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Monday, September 20, 2010
Paninis are so much fun to make and eat !!!!
Friday, September 10, 2010
Make this really fancy Breakfast Brunch with little mini vegan quiches made from Sunshine Breakfast Patties. I used Organic Mini shells by the Filo Factory for my quiches. If you are gluten free you can make them without using the filo shells. I also put some Cascadian Farms Organic Spud Puppies on the platter. I made some fresh fruit kabobs and then placed some gluten free bagels made from millet flour in a basket. I bought the bagels from www.Delandbakery.com. To make these mini quiches, finely chop one bell pepper and one shallot and saute with some olive oil. Mash a block of tofu in a bowl with a fork and add some salt and pepper, and 1/2 tea. turmeric. Break up 2 defrosted Sunshine Burger Breakfast Patties into the bowl and stir everything together. I filled the mini filo cups with this mixture. If you are gluten free, oil some mini muffin tins and fill them with the mixture instead. You can add some of your favorite veggie cheese to the top and then bake at 375 degrees till browned for about 25 minutes. This makes 24 little mini Quiches. Put the spud Puppies in the oven with the mini quiches and while they bake make the fresh fruit kabobs and put the bagels in the basket. Set up the table for a beautiful delicious Breakfast Brunch....Enjoy !!!!!!
Friday, September 3, 2010
The ones in the photos are leatherbacks which are blackish in color and live far off shore and are the largest. Leatherbacks can grow to be up to eight feet long !!!!
Three days after the eggs have hatched and the babies walked to sea we check the nest with the turtle patrol.. We carefully hand dig out the nest and check for any more babies who couldn't find thier way out to the top. We found two left this time.
All the sea turtles are now endangered because people have eaten so many. The most abundant varieties left are the green turtles which are named green because they become vegetarians at adulthood. I presently volunteer at the Marine Science Center working to save rescued sea turtles that have been injured by motor boats, fishing gear, etc. Not all of them recover, but lots of them get well and it is so exciting to see them get released back home to the sea!!!!! I must say......they are such beautiful and amazing creatures!
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
This is so easy to make. I love garnishing the plate with fresh raw veggies from my local farmer's market. I stuffed the pita with a garden herb Sunshine Burger(defrosted) with some left over mashed potatoes and some fresh bean sprouts and some frozen mixed organic veggies. Add some cheese or veggie cheese like follow your heart and wrap in foil and bake in a 400 degree toaster oven for 35 to 45 minutes. Wow...this is an easy hand held meal !
Sunday, August 15, 2010
To get started, roll each biscuit into a seven inch circle on a floured surface.
Scoop some mashed potatoes that have been mixed with some veggies in the middle of the circle. You can add some Daiya cheese on top of the potatoes and some Organicville Ketchup and then top with a defrosted Sunshine Burger. Pull the outer edges of the biscuit dough over the burger to enclose the knish. Turn them over and place on a cookie sheet. Cut some air holes in the top and bake in a preheated 375 degree oven till browned, about 25 to 30 minutes. They look so awesome when they come out of the oven....Nice!
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Simmer for 5 minutes. Then place one "Food For Life" corn tortilla at a time to soften in the sauce and quickly take it out to add the veggie filling. Roll this up and place closed side down in a casserole dish. Repeat till you are done with the filling. Top these rolled tortillas with the tomatoes mixture from the fry pan and top with your favorite cheese or veggie cheese like Diaya. Bake at 375 degrees till browned. About 25 minutes depending on your size of your enchilada casserole.
I served these enchiladas with some salad and corn on the cob from Adams Fairacre Farms. I bought the corn at Adam's farm market when I was coming back from NY because it was right next to the airport!
Easy tasty meal........full of flavor!!!! Olay o lay!!!!!
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Burger in a fry pan and set aside.
Cut two slices of bread into circles and fill with your favorite veg cheese and grill in the fry pan like a grilled cheese sandwich. When the bread is browned on both sides, open it up and place the BBQ Sunshine Burger in the middle with some BBQ sauce. Quick and easy!
Sunday, July 25, 2010
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Cook some brown rice pasta and drain. To make the sauce for the pasta: get out a small sauce pan and simmer 1 cup of salsa with some veggie butter and a half a cup of water for 10 minutes.
Dissolve a tablespoon of corn starch or arrowroot flour in a cup of water and add this plus 1/3 cup of tahini to the salsa in the pot and simmer for a few minutes. Nicely plate everything on top of the fresh spinach. Garnish with some fresh chopped tomatoes and peppers and serve. Super supper is served!!!
Friday, July 16, 2010
To make this different salad chop up some Chinese cabbage and thinly slice some carrots. Place in a bowl with some snow peas and sprouts. To make it Sunny, top it with a cooked sliced Garden Herb Sunshine Burger. For the finale...make some homemade sesame salad dressing. Simply put some chopped raw carrots in a blender with a few spoons of sesame butter (tahini) and some water and salt. Blend on high and taste to see if it needs any adjusting. You can use cold cooked carrots instead of raw in the dressing, for a more creamier consistency.
A nice touch to a very tasty macro salad indeed!!!!
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Sunday, July 11, 2010
This pizza is really yummy and easy to make. Put a Garden Herb Sunshine Burger in a toaster oven and heat for 8 minutes.
Also, add 2 pita breads or a gluten free burrito wrap to toast lightly.
Take them out and cut the Sunshine Burger into squares and spread some tomato sauce on top of the pita or wrap. Set aside. In a small fry pan saute some chopped zucchini and some minced garlic till slightly browned. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and oregano.
Build your pizza. Place the precooked zucchini and garlic on top of the sauce on the pita or wrap. Add some spinach leaves, fresh chopped tomatoes, chopped veggie cheese, the Sunshine Burger dices, and bake at 400 degrees until browned, about 15 to 20 minutes. Let it rest a few minutes before serving. Garnish with some olives and presto........an awesome pizza!!!!
Thursday, July 1, 2010
I am making this veggie BBQ for the 4th with grilled Sunshine Burgers and grilled onion rings, tropical coleslaw, and corn on the cob(not shown in photo), and red white and blue fruit parfaits. Yum!
Sunshine Burgers are easy to grill for the 4th of July. I used the BBQ Sunshine Burgers and put them on the grill with some onion rings. I flipped the burgers over and then put some BBQ sauce on them and then topped them with some veggie cheese. While the cheese was melting I toasted the buns. I put them together on plates adding some lettuce and sprouts and pickles.
Serve with some tropical coleslaw made ahead of time:
Shred up some organic carrots and cabbage or buy some already shredded. Chop up some organic celery. Drain a can of pineapple chunks and chop them up or chop up some fresh pineapple. If you buy pre-cut fresh pineapple make sure the color is a dark yellow instead of whitish light yellow. The darker yellow is riper. Stir everything in a bowl with some vegenaise. NOTE: If you make this a head of time...do not add the vegenaise or the salt and pepper till its time to serve it because it makes liquid come out the longer it sits. The fruit makes the coleslaw special. If you have a tropical fruit blend that you buy that you like better use that.
Make some corn on the cob as a side and put out some chips. For the finale...dessert!
I love fancy parfait glasses and I used them to make dessert. I made some vegan
strawberry jello and layered it with fresh strawberries and blueberries and topped
it with a scoop of vegan vanilla ice cream. Red, white, and blue....Happy 4th to all!!!!!
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
I miss having a sub so I made this one for my comfort food. When I was growing up in the farm belt and the pine forests of Southern New Jersey, there was no pizza places, no fast food places or no fancy restaurants. We lived in an old rebuilt pioneer school house that was miles from our little town that was so small it didn't have a Post Office yet! The only special meals I remembered there were the pot luck dinners at the church and the Church hoagi sale every May Day. I had the mumps one May Day and insisted that Mom bring me back a hoagie because I still would be able to eat it!!!!! Gesh.....I had to wait a whole year for this! So this is a flash back for me for comfort food veggie style. You'll need.....to start with your favorite roll.....I used a traditional sub roll.......................even though it's not whole wheat...there's something special about a chewy hoagie roll. I grilled a Garden Herb Sunshine Burger on a George Foreman Grill with a few drops of oil. While it grilled for 4 min, I spit open a hoagie roll and added some local lettuce and some slices of tomatoes with salt and pepper and lots of my homegrown sprouts! Then I cut the Sunshine burger in half and piled on some organic crispy onions that came in a cardboard can from the health food store ( I must say....the crispy onions ...made a nice touch!) I mixed some vegenaise with some chopped pickles and a little of it's juice for a sauce. Next a few dashes of Italian sub dressing and another layer of lettuce and Wow!!!!! Awesome... for when you crave excellence!!!!
Sunday, May 16, 2010
event to be at with its positive caring green ways and inventions for our future. There will be over 150 speakers, exhibits for green homes, organic foods with samples, gardening, fair trade, green careers, lots of music and fun, organic beer and wine plus a cafe'. Come see us there!!!! Check out http://www.greenfestivals.com/ for one that's closest to you!!! See you there!
Friday, May 14, 2010
Sunday, May 9, 2010
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Thursday, April 29, 2010
Alfalfa sprouts have every vitamin known to man and three times more vitamin C than orange juice. Growing your own alfalfa sprouts is easy..taking less than 5 minutes a day for 5 days.