Ready to switch to Vegetarian?
I love living in United States, and food doesn’t have to be horrible. Or fry food. I think one of the problems We have is not prep-time. We don’t get to be organised, you can plan the whole month in a day, nor have a schedule to eat, also being just lazy to make any meal!
Also I drop you a Weekly Meal planner, you can do as simple as you want, but it will help you to organise your food, and shopping list too!
However our body is a machine and we have to take care of it, like we do with our car, oil service, tuned up and so on periodically. If you feel like want to eat healthy and want to try new recipes, not too expensive, or tasteless…
Where to buy your organic food?
We also need to look where to shop our ingredients, quality can be really pricey, but not much. Sometimes, you need to see what is around your town, like fresh markets, an aisle you haven’t really look in your traditional market and maybe get into a latin market as well.
Three Easy recipes
Here I have some easy to follow recipes, I have looked in my culture (I’m from Spain) we have all kind of delicious appetizers, and I bet you have heard we also take naps… I wonder why “ wine, naps and bulls” are the three top words people think when I say Spain!
We have TAPAS, that many of you already know are small plates with appetizers, and there is this one “ Champiñones al ajillo” or as known as Garlic Mushrooms, easy to make and really tasty.
- 10 Mushrooms sliced
- 5 garlic cloves diced small ( please fresh not from a can because they don’t have the same taste)
- 3 tablespoon Olive Oil Extra Virgin
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 2 tablespoon sherry dry or if not red wine, or Apple Cider
- 1 teaspoon ground Red pepper or sweet paprika
- 1 pinch of black pepper and salt.
- 1 teaspoon parsley chopped (fresh is recommended but also ground)
Red onions are sweet and it also give the dish, a colorful mix. Onion have many tratments, also are good when coughing
- Heat the olive oil in frying pan, add the garlic and fry, stirring constantly for a minute.
- Add the mushrooms and continue to fry on high heat until the mushrooms are browned 1-2 minutes
- Season with paprika, black pepper and salt and poured lemon juice and sherry dry. The pan should sizzle. Continue to cook until most of the liquid has evaporated.
- Serve with another drizzle of olive oil, a light sprinkling of parsley.
Another option that is super healthy and helps you reduce cholesterol is Beet and Carrot Burger.
- 3 beets boiled
- 1 carrot boiled
- 1 garlic clove
- 1 teaspoon of species of your taste
- 1 pinch of coriander
- Vegetable oil
- 5 bread panko
- Peel the beets and grate with them, if you have a food processor, you can use it.
- After add the boiled carrots, and rest of the ingredients to the food processor, until the mixture comes together
- Form into 4 pattys, the mixture will be sticky (best to wet your hands between each patty.
- Then grill, fry (low and slow for better results) or bake (preheat to 350 F, add your pattys from 20-30 mins) your burger until brown on the outside and tender inside. (when they hold together you’ll know they are ready)
It’s easy to prepare and cook, 20 minutes tops in your fry.
And voila! Beets are super good to reduce cholesterol, it also gives you extra energy and keeps your skin moisturize.
Mexican Spicy Soy Tacos
You can find on any market, on the Organic area, dehydrated soy. It’s wonderful to cook, it comes in a bag, and it has many uses. One bag fills three recipes.
Before using the soy, you need to grab a cup of soy and put it in a bowl with water, leave it at least 20 mins, (longer if you want, is ok). When you are ready to use, just drain all the remain water.
Ingredients for 2 people
- 1 cup of soy
- 1 red onion
- 1 celery
- 1 green pepper (remove seeds)
- 1 garlic clove minced
- A pinch of cumin
- A can of spicy tomato (if you want to do it yourself)
- Put in a fry pan half onion, tomatoes and chili pepper, cook until onions are translucent.
- 5 Oz red wine or veggies stock
- 6 corn tortillas
- 1 avocado
- Fresh coriander and parsley
- 3 Tbs lemon juice
- 1 pinch black pepper,
- Chop red onion and put aside half of it.
- Add the first part of chopped onion with green peppers, celery, salt and black peppers to a fry pan, after 2 mins, add the minced garlic and the tomato can (or fry tomato we did instead) and, the cumin.
- Place the soy, and the vegetable stock (or red wine), let it boiled, turn down the heat to medium and let it simmer for 12 to 15 mins. (it shouldn’t be too liquid neither to dry(
- Put the corn tortillas to a clean fry pan, or oven (preheat it at 200 F) if not you could also use the microwave wrapped them in paper towels to keep moisture.
- Diced parsley and coriander with the avocado and add the red onion you put apart.
- Once the soy is ready, put in Corn tortilla, add the mix of avocado and enjoy it!
Let me know if you find any of these an easy vegetarian recipes, and yummy!