Heartburn Relief Veggie Soup

Heartburn Relief Veggie Soup

Course Main Course, Side Dish, Soup
Cuisine American, Comfort food
Keyword Heartburn Relief Recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups finely chopped celery
  • 1 large white onion chopped
  • 1 cup carrots chopped
  • 2 T olive oil
  • 7 cloves of garlic chopped
  • 1 teas freshly grated ginger
  • 6 cups vegetable or chicken broth
  • 1 teas salt
  • 1/2 teas black pepper
  • 2 teas turmeric
  • 1 1/2 teas fennel seeds
  • 1/2 teas cumin
  • 1/2 cup fresh chopped parsley
  • 1/2 cup brown rice (I used Rice Select Jasmati Brown Rice – http://www.riceselect.com/products/jasmati-and-kasmati/ I get mine at Wegman’s)
  • 1 cup fresh spinach chopped

Instructions

  1. Over medium-high heat in Dutch oven or pot, with the olive oil, sauté celery, onions, and carrots for 10 minutes.

  2. Turn down to medium and add garlic and ginger and sauté for 2 more minutes.

  3. Add broth, salt, black pepper, turmeric, fennel seeds, cumin and chopped parsley.

  4. Turn heat back up to medium high and simmer for 5 minutes uncovered, and then 5 more minutes covered.

  5. Remove the lid, and add the rice, and stir and bring to a boil.

  6. Turn heat down to medium-low, put the lid back on and simmer for 35-45 minutes (until rice is fully cooked).*

  7. When rice is cooked, remove lid and add spinach, and cooked for a few more minutes until spinach is wilted.

Recipe Notes

*Cooking times may take a little longer, depending on your brand of rice.

Celery is great for heart burn! For another tasty Heart Burn Relief Recipe, check out my Instant Pot Celery Zucchini Soup Recipe!

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Kale and Quinoa Salad with Spicy Thai Peanut Dressing

Kale and Quinoa Salad with Spicy Thai Peanut Dressing

I wanted to get into making more salads with Oil Free Salad Dressing.  In thinking of other dressings and dips that are oil free that I have made before, the delicious and flavorful dipping sauce I used in my Roasted Broccoli with Spicy Thai Peanut Dipping Sauce recipe came to mind. I transformed the dipping sauce in that recipe to a bold and flavorful Oil Free Salad Dressing. This salad is awesome with this spicy and tasty Oil Free Salad Dressing!
Course Salad
Cuisine thai
Keyword vegetarian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Instructions

Salad Directions:

  1. Begin by cooking your quinoa (according to package directions).
  2. Then start making your dressing (See below for Dressing Directions).
  3. Once quinoa is done, divide quinoa into 2 salad bowls.
  4. Then top each with all remaining salad ingredients.
  5. Drizzle each salad bowl with 1 T of the dressing (or more to taste, you can also serve some dressing on the side). Each individual can then add more dressing as needed, and mix ingredients together within their own bowl.

Dressing Directions:

  1. Place all dressing ingredients in a medium-sized mixing bowl and whisk together until well blended.

Recipe Notes

Dressing can be made ahead (on a food prep Sunday) to save time to have a quick meal on a busy week night; this will keep well for a few days in the refrigerator. This dressing can be spicy to some who do not like spicy; you can always reduce the amount of sriracha or omit depending on your spice tolerance (or of course add more if you like spicy). The above salad makes 2 servings, but the dressing makes more, so you could use the dressing on another day for more of this salad or some other salad variation.

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Instant Pot Celery Zucchini Soup

Instant Pot Celery Zucchini Soup

I have been reading that celery is an amazing food with tons of health benefits such as lowering cholesterol, reducing blood pressure, detoxing, improves heart health, supports weight loss and so much more!  With all these benefits, I want to make a Celery Recipe. I really love my Instant Pot Cauliflower Zucchini Soup, so I based this Celery Recipe with the foundations of that one in mind.  This Celery Recipe turned out awesome – it is so delicious, and the bonus is that it is super healthy! It is creamy (without having to use any dairy), and very comforting, and flavorful! Be healthy and enjoy!
Course Soup
Cuisine vegetarian
Keyword vegetarian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ T olive oil
  • 1 white onion chopped
  • 3 cups of chopped celery
  • 4 medium white potatoes peeled and cut in 1-inch cubes
  • 2 zucchinis cut in 1-inch cubes
  • 8 cloves of garlic chopped
  • 6 cups of vegetable or chicken broth
  • ½ cup of fresh parsley chopped
  • ½ teas black pepper
  • ½ teas salt
  • Chopped scallions for garnish – optional

Instructions

  1. Set Instant Pot to sauté mode and sauté onions and celery with 1 ½ T olive oil (add more olive oil if you need to) for 5-7 minutes.
  2. Then add garlic and sauté for 1 minute more.
  3. Turn off Instant Pot.
  4. Add to Instant Pot, the potatoes, zucchini, parsley, broth, salt and black pepper and stir.
  5. Set Instant Pot to manual for 15 minutes.
  6. When timer is up, let the Instant Pot naturally release for 10 minutes and then quick release.
  7. Puree with an immersion blender or transfer to a blender and puree until smooth.
  8. Portion soup into bowls, and top with scallions if desired, and salt and pepper to taste as needed.

Recipe Notes

This will take about 25 minutes to come to pressure.

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Miso Veggie Noodle Soup

Miso Veggie Noodle Soup

I needed to make a Healing Soup Recipe, because I had a case of heartburn from too much fun over the weekend. I find miso soup to be quite comforting, so I decided to make a variation of my Miso Soup with Veggies and Quinoa recipe and turn it into a Healing Soup Recipe. I upped the amount of carrots, tofu, garlic, added some ginger, and swapped out the quinoa for some noodles. Since I was using noodles, I increased the amount of liquid and miso.  This turned out to be the perfect Healing Soup Recipe version of miso soup! It reminded me of how chicken noodle soup used to make me feel as a kid – but this is planted based and healthier! I will absolutely make this healing soup recipe again and again, especially if I am feeling under the weather or if the weather outside is chilly!
Course Soup
Cuisine Japanese
Keyword vegetarian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 T olive oil
  • 1 ½ cup chopped carrots
  • 1 small red onion chopped
  • 5 cloves of garlic chopped
  • 1 T freshly grated ginger
  • 10 cups of water
  • 2/3 cup of white miso paste
  • 1 cup scallions chopped
  • 2 cups chopped spinach
  • 14 oz tofu cut in small cubes
  • 7.7 oz package of brown rice noodles I used Wegman’s brand

Instructions

  1. In a Dutch oven or stock pot, with the olive oil, over medium heat, sauté carrots and onions for 10 minutes.
  2. Then add garlic and ginger and sauté for 2 more minutes.
  3. Add water to the pot, stir, and turn up heat to high.
  4. Then add the miso to the pot and stir (occasionally) for about 5-7 minutes, until the miso has melted in with the liquid.
  5. Once the water has come to a boil, turn the heat down to medium low, cover the pot with a lid, and cook for 20 minutes.
  6. Meanwhile you can cook your rice noodles in a separate pot.
  7. Uncover the pot and add scallions, spinach and tofu and cook (covered) for another 10 minutes.
  8. Then add cooked noodles and cook for 2 more minutes (uncovered).

Recipe Notes

If you are not serving the soup right away, but want to keep the soup warm, turn the burner down to low heat.

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Roasted Sweet Potato, Red Pepper, Kale Bowls with Tahini Sauce

Roasted Sweet Potato, Red Pepper, Kale Bowls with Tahini Sauce

This Veggie Bowl Recipe is super delicious! I have made this Tahini Sauce with an earlier recipe that I posted - Broccoli Tahini. I was eager to make this sauce again, so I thought it would be tasty to pair it with this Veggie Bowl Recipe. I was right – this Tahini Sauce is amazing with it! The Tahini Sauce really compliments the roasted Sweet Potatoes – I think they were meant to be together! I will absolutely make this Veggie Bowl Recipe a lot more in the future!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mediterranean
Keyword vegetarian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

Roasting Pan Ingredients:

  • 2 small sweet potatoes cut in ½ inch cubes
  • 1 small red onion cut into thick strips
  • 1 red bell pepper cut into thick strips and halved
  • ½ teas salt
  • ½ teas pepper
  • 2 T olive oil
  • 2 cups of Kale
  • Olive oil cooking spray
  • ½ cup quinoa cooked

Tahini Ingredients:

  • 2 cloves garlic
  • Handful of cilantro leaves
  • 1/3 cup tahini sesame paste
  • ½ cup water
  • Juice of 2 lemons
  • ¾ teas cumin
  • ½ teas salt

Instructions

Veggie Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. In a medium sized bowl, mix together sweet potatoes, red onions, pepper, salt, black pepper and olive oil.
  3. Spread out contents of mixing bowl onto a baking sheet and roast for 15 minutes.
  4. You can start to cook your quinoa at this time if you haven’t yet made it.
  5. Remove from oven and flip / toss around and check if sweet potatoes are mostly cooked through with a fork (if fork can go into sweet potatoes easy) (if not roast for 5 roast for 5 minutes).
  6. When sweet potatoes are mostly cooked (fork goes into easy), then add kale to baking sheet and roast for 5 more minutes (until kale is slightly crispy – keep monitoring the kale if you cook for longer – you don’t want to burn the kale).
  7. When your vegetables are roasting, you can make your Tahini Sauce (see Tahini Sauce Directions below).
  8. When your veggies are done, assemble your bowls (this makes 2) by placing quinoa on the bottom, then top with veggies, and drizzle tahini sauce on top. You can also serve the tahini sauce on the side and you can dip / drizzle as you eat.

Tahini Sauce Directions:

  1. In a food processor, chop garlic and cilantro.
  2. Then add all remaining ingredients until well combined.

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Steamed Broccoli and Carrots Siracha Teriyaki Bowl

Steamed Broccoli and Carrots Siracha Teriyaki Bowl

Steamed Veggies are amazing and perfect to make for a quick healthy meal! Over the weekend, Jimmy made Steak Teriyaki with Wasabi Mashed Potatoes (which was awesome!) and made the Siracha Teriyaki Recipe from my Broccoli Pepper Bowls with Siracha Teriyaki recipe.  We had sauce leftover, so I decided to use that sauce with some Steamed Veggies!  This is a quick, delicious and healthy meal! I love Steamed Veggies!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Japanese
Keyword vegetarian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

Bowl Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of rice uncooked
  • 3 cups broccoli florets
  • 1 ½ cups of baby carrots
  • 3 stalks of green onions/scallions chopped

Siracha Teriyaki Ingredients:

  • 2 cloves garlic chopped
  • ½ cup reduced sodium soy sauce
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 T ginger grated
  • 1 T rice wine vinegar
  • 1 T brown sugar
  • 1 ½ T corn starch
  • 1 teas siracha sauce or more if you like it spicier

Instructions

Begin with rice:

  1. Cook rice according to package directions (the brand I used took 20 minutes)

Prepare teriyaki sauce:

  1. In a mixing bowl, whisk together soy sauce, water, ginger, vinegar, brown sugar, corn starch and siracha
  2. With about 1 teas. olive oil, over medium heat, sauté garlic in a small sauce pan for 2 minutes
  3. Add contents of mixing bowl to pan and bring to boil
  4. Reduce heat (be sure to stir while it is reducing) and let simmer on low (stir occasionally) until ready to use.

Prepare steamed veggies:

  1. In a medium sauce pan/pot – fill up to an inch of water and bring to boil
  2. Place broccoli and carrots in a steamer basket and place on top of the pan and cover, steam for 7 minutes. Note – steamer basket should be above the water, not submerged in water.

Assemble / Serve:

  1. When everything finishes – assemble / portion into bowls, rice and steamed veggies
  2. Drizzle teriyaki sauce over top or serve on the side and garnish with green onions

Recipe Notes

This makes 2 big servings or 3 mid-sized servings. A little of the sauce goes a long way, so you will have extra sauce; you can save it for the weekend for chicken or steak teriyaki or use it as a dip for dumplings or other veggies. Or you can make the sauce ahead of time and reheat when you are ready to make this. If you like thinner sauce, you can add more water. If you do not like spicy, you can reduce or leave out siracha or add more if you love it!

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