Spicy Gochujang Noodles with Veggies

Spicy Gochujang Noodles with Veggies – Healthy Gochujang Recipe | Healthy Eats by Jennie

I was introduced to the wonderful taste of Gochujang by this Japanese / Korean restaurant (Osaka) that is close by my work where they have these delicious rice bowls with this amazing spicy Gochujang sauce! Craving some Gochujang flavor, I wanted to create a spicy delicious Healthy Gochujang Recipe! I came up with this recipe that incorporates veggies and Japanese udon noodles! This recipe is also a quick and easy meal to make on a busy weekday night. What really makes this meal is the sauce! But watch out – this sauce is spicy! read more

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One Pot Butternut Squash Chili

One Pot Butternut Squash Chili – Butternut Squash Recipe | Healthy Eats by Jennie

Looking for a delicious Butternut Squash Recipe? This Butternut Squash Recipe has it all – spicy, hearty with a touch of sweet with the Butternut Squash. Butternut Squash is such a fun veggie to use, it tastes great roasted, and is amazing in chili. It will leave your tummy warm and happy! While it is tasty by itself, you can try some fun toppings on it such as avocado, fresh salsa, cheese, sour cream, cilantro, tortilla chips, etc. It is also fun to eat it with toasted corn tortillas or some crusty bread. What is great about this dish is that it can be made in one pot! read more

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Cauliflower Red Lentil Tikka Masala

Cauliflower Red Lentil Tikka Masala – Vegetarian Tikka Masala Recipe | Healthy Eats by Jennie

If you didn’t know, my all-time favorite Indian dish of all time is Chicken Tikka Masala! Chicken Tikka Masala is not considered a healthy eat, as it typically may include lots of butter and cream! And it also has chicken, which doesn’t follow my weekday vegetarian plan. I have previously made a Vegetarian Tikka Masala Recipe, and absolutely love the flavor of the sauce! I couldn’t wait to have that sauce again and try out different veggie ingredient variations.  This one has made me equally happy! Be sure to check out the tofu version: Veggie Tofu Tikka Masala.

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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.

sweet potato tahini bowls

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Roasted Eggplant and Red Pepper Spread

Roasted Eggplant and Red Pepper Spread

I have to say that this is probably now one of my top favorite Healthy Italian Appetizers! I think if I had this at a restaurant, I would definitely go back for this! This tastes delicious with Italian Bread. There is this amazing chain of hoagie stores in Philadelphia (also extending around the east coast), Primos (if you are familiar with the Philadelphia area, we call subs / sandwiches on a long roll hoagies in Philadelphia). Their rolls are amazing! Did you know that you can get a loaf of Italian bread there? I just recently discovered this, and I got us a loaf, and paired it with this amazing Healthy Italian Appetizer! This would be perfect to bring or make for a dinner party. Enjoy!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mediterranean
Keyword vegetarian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 large eggplant cut in 1-inch cubes
  • 1 red bell pepper cut in 1-inch strips
  • 1 red onion cut in 1-inch strips
  • 2 T olive oil
  • ½ teas salt
  • ½ teas black pepper
  • 6 cloves of garlic
  • Cooking spray
  • 12-15 leaves of fresh basil
  • ¼ cup of fresh curly parsley
  • 1 T olive oil
  • 2 T tomato paste

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine eggplant, red bell pepper, onion, garlic, olive oil, salt and pepper
  3. Spray a large baking sheet with cooking spray and spread contents of mixing bowl over it evenly.
  4. Place baking sheet in oven and cook for 45 minutes, tossing halfway through.
  5. Remove baking sheet from oven and transfer veggies to a bowl to let cool*.
  6. Place roasted veggies, basil, parsley, 1 T olive oil, and tomato paste in a food processor, and process for about a minute.

Recipe Notes

You can even roast the veggies ahead of time, place in the refrigerator overnight and then finish up in the food processor the next day.

eggplant and red pepper spread

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Broccoli Pepper Bowls with Spicy Korean Gochujang Sauce

Broccoli Pepper Bowls with Spicy Korean Gochujang Sauce

Broccoli bowls make for healthy and fun meals! My Broccoli Pepper Bowls with Siracha Teriyaki are always a big hit! There is this Japanese / Korean restaurant (Osaka) close by my work, and they make these rice bowls with this amazing spicy sauce. I thought it would be delicious to try making a sauce like this with a healthy broccoli bowl. The great thing about broccoli bowls is that you can prepare all the ingredients while your rice is cooking. Within a half hour, you have a bowl of spicy deliciousness (and healthiness)! What really makes this meal is the sauce! But watch out – this sauce is spicy!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Korean
Keyword vegetarian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

Bowl Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of brown rice uncooked
  • 3 cups broccoli florets
  • 1 red pepper cut in medium-sized strips
  • 1 Vidalia onion or yellow onion cut in medium-sized strips
  • Olive oil
  • 3 green onions chopped

Gochujang Sauce Ingredients:

  • 4 T Gochujang paste
  • 1 T reduced sodium soy sauce
  • ½ cup rice wine vinegar
  • 1 T honey
  • 2 T chopped green onions
  • 1 clove garlic chopped

Instructions

Begin with rice:

  1. Cook brown rice according to package directions (the brand I used took ½ hour).

Prepare Gochujang Sauce:

  1. In a mixing bowl, whisk together paste, soy sauce, vinegar, and honey.
  2. Then add garlic and green onions.
  3. Prepare peppers and onions:
  4. With about 1 T olive oil, in sauté pan over medium high heat, sauté peppers and onions for 5 minutes, then reduce to low to keep warm until ready to use

Prepare broccoli:

  1. In a medium sauce pan/pot – fill up to an inch of water and bring to boil.
  2. Place broccoli 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, placing rice on the bottom, and broccoli and pepper/onion mix on top.
  2. Drizzle sauce over top and / or serve sauce on the side.

Recipe Notes

This makes 2 big servings or 4 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 a marinade or use it as a dip for dumplings or other veggies (or meat). The sauce is very spicy, but tasty!

spicy broccoli bowls

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