Tag: Vegetarian

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Vegetarian Spaghetti Squash Puttanesca

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Simple Homemade Guacamole

Simple Homemade Guacamole

This Simple Homemade Guacamole is so easy to make. Your going to love it!

My family loves guacamole. It has such a great flavor combination with the avocados, garlic, jalapeno, a pile of cilantro with a squeeze of lime. Really, what’s not to love. It’s one of those simple, healthy dishes that’s so easy to make. We love it so much in our house, That’s why we always try to have some avocados on hand at home. Avocados are not only healthy but can be used in so many things!

2 avocados cut in half - guacamole recipe-City Foodie Farm

Another favorite thing to make with them is Avocado toast. I tried it a couple years ago and oh my goodness, where have I been. I couldn’t believe I was just discovering this now! Guess what? My little one loves avocado toast too! I know there are many ways to make it, but all I do is toast some bread and spread on the good stuff. Then sprinkle on some salt and pepper and Bon appetite! Simple, but oh so good! Now if I could just have a avocado tree in my backyard!

I know Guacamole can vary. Some make it with tomatoes and onions. And others may add in some cream cheese. I can’t say I dislike any variety. I mean, they all involve avocados. They are all good! We just make ours this way because it’s simple, just like my avocado toast.

Back to that Guacamole… My husband makes the best! Not just guacamole, but also homemade salsa. When we have a gathering, can you guess what we love to make? Yep, you guessed it. Our guac and salsa. I’ll have to fill you in later on that salsa. I always joke with my husband that someday we will be selling it in the store, but first let’s show you how to make some yummy Guacamole.

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Simple Homemade Guacamole

Serving size 4

Prep time 15-20 mins

Ingredients:

  • 2 ripe avocados
  • 2 cloves of garlic- minced
  • juice of half a lime
  • 1 jalapeno pepper- seeds removed
  • salt & pepper
  • about 2 tablespoons of chopped fresh cilantro
  • Tortilla chips

If your making it for a larger group just add more avocados and increase the garlic, lime juice and cilantro and season to taste. Simple as that! If it doesn’t taste right just add more.

Also don’t attempt to make guacamole if your avocados are not ripe. Nothing can fix that. My husband describes it like a unripe banana. It just doesn’t taste right.

Avocados are tricky to pick, and I hate when you buy them thinking they are good. Only to cut into them, and they are brown. So disappointing! They should be soft but not squishy. The hard ones need to sit longer.

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Simple Homemade Guacamole

Recipe by City Foodie FarmDifficulty: Easy
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

15

minutes

This guacamole is simple to make and so delicious!

Ingredients

  • 2 ripe avocados

  • 2 cloves of garlic- minced

  • Juice of 1/2 or whole lime

  • 1 jalapeno pepper- seeds removed

  • 2 tablespoons of fresh chopped cilantro

  • Tortilla chips

  • Salt & Pepper

Directions

  • First slice your avocado in half, remove the pits. Then use a knife to score each avocados like this….
  • Then scoop it into the bowl. Do that with both of your avocados.
  • Next dice 2 cloves of garlic and add it to the bowl.
  • Now it’s time to wash and remove the seeds from your jalapeno pepper. Then dice it and add it to your bowl.
  • Next wash and chop your fresh cilantro. You’ll need about 2 tablespoons but feel free to add more.
  • Now squeeze some lime juice on top. You’ll need 1/2 a lime or more. Depends how juicy your lime is.
  • Lastly, add salt & pepper and stir and mash everything together. Now taste it. Season if needed.
    Enjoy!

Notes

  • If your making it for a larger group just add more avocados, and increase the garlic, lime juice, cilantro and jalapeno. Then season to taste. Simple as that!
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I hope you enjoy this simple but delicious guacamole recipe. If you like this recipe, please share it with a friend! Thank you!

❤️April

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Roasted Spaghetti Squash Stir-Fry

Roasted Spaghetti Squash Stir-Fry

Roasted spaghetti squash stir-fry is so good, and healthy too!! With this recipe you won’t miss the rice, I promise! I’ll be teaching you how to make this delicious stir-fry. In this recipe the roasted spaghetti squash will replace your rice. This meal consists of 

Creamy Tomato and Kale Linguine

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Pumpkin Seed & Cranberry Oatmeal Breakfast Bars

Pumpkin Seed & Cranberry Oatmeal Breakfast Bars

These Pumpkin Seed & Cranberry Oatmeal Breakfast Bars are so good!

We don’t always have time to sit down and eat breakfast. Am I right? I know, we all have those days. Or sometimes we just need a healthy snack, right? These oatmeal breakfast bars are not only good tasting but they are packed with the good stuff! Stuff that is healthy for you! And you can easily make them yourself! You are going to love these Pumpkin Seed & Cranberry Oatmeal Breakfast Bars!!

This recipe is for when I feel like I need to hop on the healthy train. I make sure to whip up a batch of these, and have them ready in my freezer. They are for those busy mornings, Or even work great as a snack to get you through the day.

I remember discovering this recipe on pinterest, maybe 5 or so years ago. I’ll link it below. I’m sure my family and friends recall me raving about these oatmeal bars. I remember trying to share it with anyone I could. Seriously….

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They truly got me through some work days. I can remember eating them now. They are so good and portable, and healthy. Honestly I should eat these more often. I’ve have tweaked the recipe over the years. And recently attempted to make them with no dairy, and no sugar. Guess what? They are delicious!! And that is the recipe, I’m going to share with you.

These oatmeal bars contain no egg, and no milk, and no butter. All the good stuff here. There’s pumpkin seeds, dried cranberries, chia seeds, oats, honey and coconut milk (the kind you buy in the milk section) If you haven’t tried it yet, it’s delicious! I’m a first timer, I usually will buy some almond milk. When I try to avoid dairy. They actually have so many options. Like cashew milk, coconut milk, soy milk etc. So I had to try it!

You can make these up, and freeze them! For an easy breakfast on the go. Or bring it to work, and have it for a mid day snack. I guess it beats going to the vending machine. I remember those days. My favorite was the peanut M&M’s. When I was pregnant that was definitely my go to! I was scared my little one was going to turn into one hahaha.

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I haven’t had these oatmeal bars for awhile, but since I just made some, I finally have some in my freezer to start the week out right! And I’m so happy for that! I hope you can make some too!

How to make the Oatmeal bars

Ingredients:

Recipe inspired and adapted from Kath Eats, the recipe I’m sharing with you has more oats, more cinnamon, and more vanilla, made with coconut milk (from the milk section) and cooked less. The link for the original recipe will be at the bottom.

  • 1/2 Cup Dried Sweetened Cranberries
  • 1/2 Cup Pepitas or Pumpkin seeds (roasted, salted)
  • 1/4 cup Chia Seeds
  • 2 Cups Old fashioned oats
  • 2 Teaspoons Cinnamon
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 2 Teaspoons Vanilla
  • 1/4 Cup Honey
  • 1 1/2 Cups Silk Coconut Milk (found in the milk section)
  • Coconut Oil (to grease your pan)

Directions:

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees

  • Start with a mixing bowl. Add 2 cups of oats, 1/2 cup pepitas, 1/2 cup dried cranberries, 1/4 cup chia seeds. Then 2 teaspoons of cinnamon, 1 teaspoon of salt and 2 teaspoons of vanilla. Now add 1/4 cup of honey and 1 1/2 cups of silk coconut milk.
  • And stir everything together.
  • Now get your pan ready. I used a glass baking dish 8 x 11. Grease your pan with some coconut oil. I smeared it around the pan with a paper towel. Making sure it was coated.
  • Now pour your oatmeal mixture into your greased baking dish. Flatten and smooth out your mixture with a spoon.
  • Add dried cranberries and pumpkin seeds to the top sparingly.
  • Put your baking dish in the oven at 350 degrees for 25-30 mins. Or longer.
  • Then take it out and let it cool before cutting your oatmeal bars.
  • I cut mine into 6 larger bars, but you can cut them anyway you like. 8 bars would be perfect!
  • Then wrap them in parchment paper, and put them into a ziplock bag and into the freezer for future breakfasts or snacks.
  • When your ready to eat them, just place them in the microwave for 1 min wrapped in the parchment paper or a paper towel. And they are warmed up and ready to eat!
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I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as me. If you want to see where I originally found this recipe years ago check out Kath Eats https://www.katheats.com/favorite-foods/baked-oatmeal-snack-bars As you can tell mine have been tweaked over the years, but I’m so thankful I stumbled across these when I did!! I’ve really enjoyed these over the years!!

Enjoy,

❤️April

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Sheet Pan Nachos

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You had me at nachos, seriously. If anyone mentions nachos I’m there! I just love the kind of nachos that are piled high with fixings. This recipe is not only easy but something you’ll want to share with your friends. Or make it at home 

Lentil Soup

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Cashew vegetable stir fry with pad thai rice noodles

Cashew vegetable stir fry with pad thai rice noodles

It’s time to eat the rainbow. No, not literally, but you know what I mean. It’s all about variety, and getting a variety of fruits and vegetables in your diet. Believe me, it’s not always easy! It’s something you have to consistently be aware of.

Honestly, how boring would it be if we ate the same thing every day. Maybe kids wouldn’t agree. Haha, I know my daughter always has cheez-its for her school snack and a PBJ for her lunch. I do try to change things up, and once in awhile it’s welcomed.

Now a variety of vegetables in a meal, can really make things interesting. That’s why I love making stir fry. A variety of veggies are not only beautiful, but the variety tastes good too!

So remember, the stir fry that you make at home, doesn’t always have to taste the same. You can use different sauces or use noodles instead of rice. Or even cut the vegetables in a different way. Variety will change how your stir fry tastes. Or even looks. You don’t want things to become boring.

If you try a little variety in your meals, you just might want to cook at home more. I do tend to stick to my classic stir fry sauce, but I do enjoy changing the other stuff from time to time….

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My classic stir fry sauce:

  • 2 cloves of Garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon of fresh Ginger minced
  • Cayenne pepper (no seeds) or any pepper of your choice
  • 1/2 cup Soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons of Brown sugar
  • 1-2 teaspoons of Sesame seed oil
  • 1-2 tablespoons Cilantro
  • Juice of 1 orange
  • 2 tablespoons of Rice wine vinegar

Start by measuring out your 1/2 cup of soy sauce. Then dice your garlic and ginger. Then dice your cayenne pepper. Add everything to your bowl. Mix then add your brown sugar, sesame oil and rice wine vinegar. Chop up some cilantro and lastly the juice of 1 orange.

Always taste your sauce. Make sure it tastes right. If not, add to it. Remember your the cook, and your in charge. Some days you’ll want more sweetness or spice. You decide.

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Veggies & ingredients needed for this meal:

  • Peppers (2, different colors)
  • Broccoli
  • Red cabbage (buy a head and slice it, trust me…you can this in many different meals)
  • Green onions
  • Cashews
  • Pad Thai rice noodles
  • Coconut oil or olive oil

For this meal, I used coconut oil, but feel free to use olive oil in your pan. Start by sautéing your peppers, then add your cabbage and broccoli. Make sure to season with salt and pepper.

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When everything is added, cook 10-15 mins on low. Cover it with a lid so your veggies can steam. Make sure to check on them and toss.

Now add your stir fry sauce, toss and let it simmer. Just make sure your veggies don’t get over cooked.

Follow the package of your Pad Thai noodles. When done, add them to your stir fry and toss. Add cashews and top with sliced green onions, and dish up.

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Now you can finally taste the rainbow!

Enjoy,

❤️April

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