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Five Recipes for You to Try This Weekend!

Here are a bunch more of the recipes I’ve made recently.  There is no need to be bored when you’re eating Plantcentric, that’s for sure!

Fast Food Veg Loaf 

(I call it No-Meat Loaf)

This has really become a staple in my house.  In the old days, my husband was a true meatloaf lover.  He would make a meatloaf and add oil to it!  I had never heard of that.  Oil would come half-way up the loaf pan.  To me, it was gross, and I wouldn’t eat it.  Thank goodness those days are over.  I think this is his favorite entree now.

No-Meat Loaf slice

This is made with kidney beans, brown rice, regular oats.  I add onions, garlic, greens and mushrooms to jazz it up.  Hearty and delicious!

Get the recipe here:  http://engine2diet.com/the-daily-beet/fast-food-thanksgiving-recipes-plus-a-giveaway/

Engine 2 Raise the Roof Sweet Potato-Vegetable Lasagna

This recipe is so good that Rip Esselstyn & his wife Jill chose it to be the main dish at their wedding reception.  It has onion, garlic, corn, mushrooms, carrots, red bell peppers, tofu, whole wheat pasta, spinach, sweet potatoes, tomatoes and cashew.    Very filling.  Took some time to make.  Wonderful!

Rip's Raise the Roof Lasagna

Get the recipe here:  http://engine2diet.com/recipe/raise-the-roof-sweet-potato-lasagna/

Ann Esselstyn’s Sweet Potato-Orange Slices

Excellent!  Easy!  Tastes like you’d get in a restaurant.

Sweet Potato Orange Slices

Get the recipe here:  http://engine2diet.com/the-daily-beet/fast-food-thanksgiving-recipes-plus-a-giveaway/

Eat Vegan on $4 Day’s Save-Cash Quinoa Loaf

I jazzed up with garlic, ketchup, etc.  Serve with salad.

Save-Cash Quinoa Loaf  No-Meat Loaf

Get the recipe here:  http://support.pcrm.org/site/MessageViewer?em_id=53303.0&dlv_id=56765

Eat Vegan on $4 Day’s Apple Crisp

This has become a staple in our house.  No picture yet.  I guess we eat them too fast!

They are individual stuffed apples.  Delicious! Quick and Easy!

Get recipe here:  http://www.pcrm.org/health/diets/recipes/thanksgiving-menu#Apple

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Apple Crisp Recipe

Made this tonight to see if it is good enough to serve on Christmas.  It definitely is!  Didn’t even have time to take a picture, we ate it so fast!  Maybe next time.   Laura

 

Apple Crisp

This version is every bit as good as mom’s. Whole-grain flour adds even more fiber.

Makes 2 servings

4 large medjool dates, pitted and chopped

1/4 cup rolled oats

1/4 cup all-purpose whole wheat or rye flour

2 teaspoons raisins

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

2 medium apples

Combine the dates, oats, flour, raisins, and cinnamon in a small bowl. Remove the apple cores to within 1/4 inch of the bottom of each apple. Put about 1 inch of water into a medium saucepan and then put the apples in the saucepan. Stuff each apple with as much of the date mixture as possible, allowing each one to overflow.  Cover and cook over medium heat for 20 to 25 minutes, or until tender. Serve hot, warm, or chilled.

Tip: Alternatively, the apples can be baked. Preheat the oven to 350 F, arrange the apples in an uncovered baking dish, and bake for 30 to 40 minutes, until soft.

Per serving (1/2 recipe): calories: 223; fat: 1.3 g; saturated fat: 0.2 g; calories from fat: 4.8%; cholesterol: 0 mg; protein: 4.3 g; carbohydrates: 53.6 g; sugar: 27.5 g; fiber: 8.4 g; sodium: 3 mg; calcium: 40 mg; iron: 1.5 mg; vitamin C: 5 mg; beta-carotene: 35 mcg; vitamin E: 0.5 mg

Recipe by Ellen Jaffe Jones from Eat Vegan on $4 a Day

http://www.pcrm.org/health/diets/recipes/thanksgiving-menu#Apple

Eating Healthy Foods Can Save You Money

If you’ve been a reader of this blog, you already knew that!  There’s a cookbook titled Eat Vegan on $4 Day by Ellen Jaffe Jones http://www.vegcoach.com/  that can help you.  There are also many other plantcentric cookbooks available.  Your local library is a great free resource!   And an added benefit will be that your family and you will get healthier too.   Laura

 

A new study shows that shifting your food dollars to beans and grains gives you the healthiest bang for your hard-earned bucks.

BY EMILY MAIN
The secret of saving money on healthy food: More beans and grains.
The secret of saving money on healthy food: More beans and grains.
RODALE NEWS, EMMAUS, PA—Despite the fact that economists are saying that the recession is officially over, times still feel pretty tough, and few of us are ready to throw caution to the wind and start emptying our wallets on fancy clothes and gourmet food. A survey published in early 2009 even found that people were saving money during the recession by spending less on healthy food and more on, of all things, hotdogs! But you don’t have to live on white bread and wieners to save money; eating healthy foods can be just as cost-efficient.

Govt Says Drought Will Raise Meat Prices-What Will You Do?

From:  Eat Vegan on $4 Day

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