Showing posts from July, 2011

Millet- or Quinoa- Black Bean Salad Recipe (Gluten-free, Vegan)

COOK 1 C. Millet or Quinoa in 2 C. Water.  If using quinoa, rinse first in cold water to remove the bitter saponins.  Many recipes suggest toasting Millet 4-5 minutes in a heavy pan, stirring throughout, to bring out the nutty flavour. Add cooking water, bring to a boil, immediately turn down and gently simmer on low with lid on for about 15 minutes. Let sit for 10 minutes on cold burner. Fluff. Cool.

COMBINE in large bowl:
*Millet or Quinoa
*2 C. Black Beans
*2 large Tomatoes, chopped
*1 C. Green Onions, chopped
*1 English Cucumber, diced

For DRESSING, WHIZ in the blender:

*1/2 C. Water
*2 Lemons, juiced
*2 tsp. Garlic, minced
*1/2 tsp. Salt
*1/4 tsp. Pepper
*1 tsp. Cumin
*1/2 tsp. Coriander

CHILL and serve on Lettuce Leaves or fill Pita

Here is another tasty Quinoa Salad recipe:  Confetti Salad

Garbanzo (Chick Pea) Salad Recipes (Gluten-free, Vegan)

*2 C. cooked Garbanzo beans
*1/2 Green Pepper, chopped
*1/2 C. Slivered Carrots
*1/2 C. Green Onions, chopped
*1/2 C. Celery, chopped
*1/2 Red Bell Pepper, diced
*1/4 C. Parsley, chopped fine
OPTIONAL: 2 cloves Garlic, minced
*2 T. Olive Oil
*Pinch of Salt
*1 tsp. Honey
*2 T. Lemon or Lime Juice

And click HERE for a mash-y sort of garbanzo bean salad (above) whose recipe doubles as a yummy spread

Tofu Cheesecake Recipe (gluten-free, egg-free, dairy-free, vegan)

Make crumbly crust pastry:
*1 c. Brown Rice Flour
*4 T. Brown Sugar
*1/3 C. Sunflower Seed or Grapeseed Oil
*1/2 C. Fine Chopped Pecans or Hazelnuts
SPRINKLE in a little water if needed
PRESS mixture into pie plate
*Dissolve 3 T. Agar Agar (powder or flakes)into warm water in small saucepan and bring to a SIMMER.

*1 Medium Firm Tofu Cake (12 oz.)
*1/2 C. Sugar
*1/4 tsp. Salt
*1/4 C. Lemon Juice
*2 T. Grated Lemon Rind
*1 tsp. Vanilla
SLOWLY ADD Agar Agar and then pour into Pie Shell
CHILL until set, about 6 hours

(Recipe by Wyona Hertwig; image of her tofu cheesecake by Cynthia Zirkwitz)

Black Bean Patties Recipe (vegan, egg-free, dairy-free)

PREHEAT oven to 375-400F

PUT IN Large Bowl OR Food Processor:
*16 oz. can Black Beans, drained

SAUTE (and add to Large Bowl or Food Processor):
*2 c. diced Mushrooms
*1 C. chopped Onions

ADD to the Large Bowl or Food Processor:
*1 C. cooked Couscous (or Quinoa)
*1/4 C. Lemon Juice
*1 C. Green Pepper, chopped
*1 T. Mrs. Dash or 1 tsp. Cajunseasoning
*1 C. dry fine Bread crumbs (or cracker crumbs)
*1 T. ground Chia Seed (or Flax Seed) in 4 T. Water, let sit for 15 minutes before adding (Chia Egg)
*2 cloves of Garlic

MASH or process all thoroughly and form patties

BAKEon well-greased or parchment-covered cookie sheets or 7-9 minutes per side, and flip for same amount of baking on other side
 orFRY in oiled skillet.