Not sure if you heard, but this past week our corner of the World got slammed with a pretty good winter storm. We wanted to make something super hearty and easy to reheat in the event we lost power. We never did (fortunately) but now we have a huge pot (not kidding, this recipe will feed 10+ people) of this amazing chowder!
Any Massachusetts native worth their salt knows about Jordan Marsh and their amazing blueberry muffins. For people in the other 49 states, here is a summary: Jordan Marsh (pronounced in Mass. as Joadan Maash) was a department store in and around New England. There is some interesting history here. And here.
Some stores had bakeries inside (like Nordstrom’s today) and their blueberry muffins were sought after. Not too long ago, the baker that made the muffins leaked the recipe, so I knew we had to veganize it!
Of all the vegan food staples out there, I feel the humble soy curl gets a bad rap. Basically, there is nothing that sounds good or enticing about a “soy curl.” Yet as many vegans know, these nutritious, easy to store, easy to prepare curls are amazing meal starters and replace chicken in almost any way.
Make sure to create this amazing vegan dinner when your family is craving an asian-inspired junk food night!
This is no joke: Earlier this week, we went to New Seasons to buy a package of Beyond Meat‘s newest product – Beyond Beef. Each place we looked however did not yet have Beyond Beef. So when I arrived at home, I was so surprised to find a package on my porch – a freezer pack from Beyond Meat! They sent me two retail packs – one of their “feisty” flavors, and one of the standard “beefy” flavor.
So tonight we decided to use the feisty version for taco night. This is a super easy, delicious dinner that easily fed 3.
First, combine the Beyond Beef, corn, black beans, garlic and onions in a frying pan. Brown slightly.
Second, build your tacos!
This was our first time trying the new Beyond Beef. The second we put it in the pan, we could recognize a difference from all other ground up beef crumbles. It was more substantial, and had a great color and texture. It cooked easy and uniformly.
In the tacos, the Beyond Beef was delicious – adding its own flavors. Beyond Beef is an awesome new addition to the vegan crumbles market, and I look forward to using it in many other dishes!
3/4-1 tsp kosher salt (or to taste) + freshly ground black pepper
1/2 tsp onion powder (optional)
1. Drain and rinse soaked cashews. With the food processor turned on, drop in your garlic cloves and process until chopped. Add in the rest of the ingredients and process until smooth, scraping down the bowl as needed.
Preparing the Lasagna
2. We used 2 jars of Muir Glen Garlic Roasted Garlic organic spag sauce to save time.
3. Her recipe also calls for sautee’d veggies, we skipped this step and went with a more traditional lasagna. If you want to include veggies:
Her recipe calls for chopping 1 sweet onion, 1 large red pepper, 2 small zucchini, 1 cup of cremini mushrooms, and minced 3 garlic cloves.
4. Boil the lasagna noodles.
5. Layer your lasagna as you wish. We went with sauce, noodles, cheese, mozz cheese, sauce, noodles, cheese. Our local store was OUT OF DAIYA so we gave Follow Your Heart a try and had to shred it at home. Not too bad, but I am a Daiya snob so next time I will be sure to use that.