risotto

 

 

 

 

2 tablespoons olive oil
2 leeks, cleaned, thinly sliced, white and light green parts only
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 teaspoons thyme leaves, optional
1 tablespoon tarragon, chopped, optional
1 cup arborio rice
1/3 cup dry white wine
3 cups vegetable stock, warmed, divided
3/4 cup frozen peas, thawed
2 tablespoons non-dairy butter
1/2 cup non-dairy Parmesan cheese, grated
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Preheat the oven to 375ºF.

Heat a shallow Dutch oven or sauté pan over medium-high heat and add olive oil.
Add the leeks and cook until almost tender, about 4 minutes.
Add the garlic, thyme and tarragon during the last minute of cooking.
Season with salt and pepper.
Add the rice and brown slightly in pan for 1-2 minutes, until lightly opaque.
Add the wine and allow to reduce by half.
Add 2 cups of vegetable stock and stir to combine.
Bring to a simmer, cover and place in the oven to bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until the liquid is absorbed and the rice is al dente.
Remove from the oven, stir in the remaining vegetable stock, peas, non-dairy butter
and non-dairy parmesan cheese.
Season with additional salt and pepper and serve.

Serves 4-6

Note: Can substitute medium-sized yellow onion, diced, for the leeks

Inspired by a recipe from the chew.com

cauliflower-soup-18

 

 

 

 

 

 

Medium cauliflower, cut into florets
2 1/2 cups yams (sweet potatoes), large dice
3 garlic cloves, peeled
2 tablespoons olive oil, plus more for drizzling
1 tablespoon coconut oil
1 onion, chopped
Fresh thyme leaves
3 cups vegetable stock
1/2 cup non-dairy milk
salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Preheat oven to 400°F.

Line a baking sheet with sides with parchment paper.
Place cauliflower florets, yams, and garlic cloves in pan.
Add 2 tablespoons olive oil and season with salt and black pepper.
Toss to mix.
Roast for 20 minutes, or until florets are golden.
Heat coconut oil in a sauté pan.
Add chopped onion and sauté until soft.
Chop thyme leaves, measuring 1 tablespoon.
Add to pan, stir.
Place vegetable stock, roasted cauliflower mixture, onion mixture into a slow cooker.
Cook on high for 1 hour, until cauliflower florets and yams are soft.
Using an immersible blender or pour into a blender when cool, puree until smooth.
Add 1/2 cup non-dairy milk and puree.
Season with salt and pepper, drizzle with olive oil and finely chopped thyme leaves.
Serve warm.

Serves 4

Note: Can use a Dutch oven or stock pot instead of slow cooker.

2 small zucchini, cut into 1 inch pieces
1 medium eggplant, peeled and cut into 1 inch pieces
1 large red bell pepper, cut into 1 inch pieces
1 yellow onion, sliced
1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme or 1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary or 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons water
1 tablespoon olive oil
olive oil cooking spray
14 ounce can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
4 plum tomatoes, seeded and cut into 1 inch pieces
1 tablespoon chopped garlic
1 tablespoon tomato paste
1/4 cup Kalamata olives, pitted and sliced in half
1 1/4 teaspoons sherry wine vinegar or balsamic vinegar
3 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
Cooked pasta, optional

Preheat oven to 450°

In a large bowl, toss zucchini, eggplant, bell pepper and onion with thyme, rosemary, 1/4 teaspoon salt, black pepper, 2 tablespoons water and oil. Fit a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper and coat it with cooking spray.
Spread vegetables in a single layer in the pan; roast, stirring once, for 25 minutes.
In the same bowl, combine chickpeas, tomatoes, garlic, tomato paste and remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt.
Add to pan with the vegetables; roast 10-12 minutes more.
Toss roasted vegetables with the vinegar.
Sprinkle with basil

Serves 4

Note: Can be served over cooked pasta for a more heartier meal.