Caribbean Empanadas with Mango Salsa: Made with gluten-free dough and vegan sweet potato, kale and black bean filling

Caribbean Empanadas with Mango Salsa: Made with gluten-free dough and vegan sweet potato, kale and black bean filling




hipsterfood:

quickie chickpea noodle soup

ingredients
1 small yellow onion
1 stalk celery
2 handfuls brown button mushrooms
1 small carrot
1 pinch each fresh sage, rosemary, and parsley
1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1 tsp coconut oil
1 vegetable bouillion cube
1 tsp onion powder
1-2 cups rice noodles
salt to taste

instructions
1. mince the vegetables and the fresh herbs and put them in a pot on medium-low heat with the coconut oil. i just added them in one at a time as i minced them, stirring after adding each one. 

2. add in the chickpeas and stir, then let cook down for about five minutes. pour in 6 cups water and add in the bouillion & onion powder. let cook on low for 10-15 minutes.

3. add in the rice noodles and let cook for five more minutes, or until softened. these are super cheap and are quick to cook, you can usually find them in the international aisle or in an asian grocery store. if you can’t find them, unflavored ramen or angelhair pasta will also work.

4. add salt to taste and eat hot. this serves four-six and makes good leftovers.

hipsterfood:

quickie chickpea noodle soup

ingredients
1 small yellow onion
1 stalk celery
2 handfuls brown button mushrooms
1 small carrot
1 pinch each fresh sage, rosemary, and parsley
1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1 tsp coconut oil
1 vegetable bouillion cube
1 tsp onion powder
1-2 cups rice noodles
salt to taste

instructions
1. mince the vegetables and the fresh herbs and put them in a pot on medium-low heat with the coconut oil. i just added them in one at a time as i minced them, stirring after adding each one.

2. add in the chickpeas and stir, then let cook down for about five minutes. pour in 6 cups water and add in the bouillion & onion powder. let cook on low for 10-15 minutes.

3. add in the rice noodles and let cook for five more minutes, or until softened. these are super cheap and are quick to cook, you can usually find them in the international aisle or in an asian grocery store. if you can’t find them, unflavored ramen or angelhair pasta will also work.

4. add salt to taste and eat hot. this serves four-six and makes good leftovers.


theveggieblackboard:

Warm Healing Ginger, Beetroot, Lime, Apple and Orange Detox Smoothie

So here’s why this juice will get you through the winter like nothing else!

Firstly the beetroot:

This magical little root vegetable has been used since Roman times as a cure for fevers, skin problems, constipation and even as an aphrodisiac.
Beetroot is crammed with a ton of minerals including magnesium, phosphorus, sodium, potassium, iron and calcium. Adding to that there’s plenty of vitamin a, b6, c and folic acid. The betacyanin that gives this root vegetable it’s beautiful deep colour also has powerful antioxidant properties. Research has suggested beetroot can help reduce blood pressure, reduce the risk of osteoporosis, slow progression of dementia, stabilise blood sugar, treat anaemia and fatigue and lower cholesterol.
In short it’s a pretty good vegetable to have in your juice. Almost forgot, there’s also a nice bit of protein to be found in the beetroot.

Here’s what research says the humble apple can do:

Boost the immune system, detoxify the liver, avoid alzheimer’s, protect against parkinson’s, reduce risk of pancreatic cancer, reduce risk of diabetes, lower cholesterol, prevent gallstones, neutralize irritable bowl syndrome and control weight. Apples are rich in vitamin a, c, b6, magnesium, calcium and iron.

Moving on to the fennel:

Fennel is an excellent addition to any juice or salad, adding dietary fibre, vitamin c, potassium and manganese. It’s a great veg to keep a healthy heart, strong bones and good digestive and neurological health. “Shape” Magazine names it one of the top foods for weight loss but more importantly it’ll give you a massive health boost.

Rammed with vitamin c lime has a long list of benefits:

A big one being skin care. Research says lime rejuvenates skin, protects it from infections and reduces body odour. Additionally it can help prevent diabetes, heart disease, peptic ulcer, respiratory disorder, arthritis, fever and urinary disorders. It’s great for weight loss and helps with digestion. It’s a must add to your smoothies and juices.

And the ginger:

Ginger helps your body absorb and assimilate essential nutrients, aids digestion and makes your tummy feel nice.


So that’s why when I don’t fancy my usual cold smoothie in the morning I whip one of these comforting juices up. It’s like a super healthy, energy-boosting, spicy morning coffee… without the coffee. Recipe on the blog!

✻ For more easy, healthy and vegan recipes visit veggieblackboard.com

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