Cheeseburger Cauliflower #vegetarian #whole food : This Week’s Cravings {summer grilling and vegetable recipes}

Today’s This Week’s Cravings theme is SUMMER VEGETABLE RECIPES AND SUMMER GRILLING and I’m sharing my Vegetarian Cheeseburger Cauliflower.

 

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The Results

Incredible! I love how simple and delicious this dish is. It really highlights the fresh, seasonal cauliflower.

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My This Week’s Cravings co-hostesses are: Tina at Moms Crazy Cooking and Nicole at The Daily Dish. As hostesses, we will try our hardest to visit as many of the links we can. We all enjoy your links and look forward to gathering recipes each week.The party has a few SIMPLE RULES and all of the themes for the entire year are list here on the THIS WEEK’S CRAVINGS tabat Moms Crazy Cooking. Plan ahead, check out the weeks you want to make sure to link up or just browse them to see what’s going on.

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Vegan ‘Meat and Potatoes’ {vegan, whole food}: This Week’s Cravings {Manly Meals}

Vegan Meat and Potatoes

Today’s This Week’s Cravings theme is MANLY MEALS FOR FATHER’S DAY and I’m sharing one of our new favorites: Vegan “Meat and Potatoes”–a portabello mushroom “steak” with sides of protein-packed quinoa and oniony spinach. I’m a huge fan of this method of cooking portabello mushrooms. I’ve never really been a fan of the stuffed mushroom cap meals, though I’ve tried to like them. This “steak” is an excellent remedy. And, cutting out the ribby membrane of the mushroom seems to be a huge key in making the texture and taste of the mushroom more palatable and “steaky.”

My This Week’s Cravings co-hostesses are: Tina at Moms Crazy Cooking and Nicole at The Daily Dish. As hostesses, we will try our hardest to visit as many of the links we can. We all enjoy your links and look forward to gathering recipes each week.The party has a few SIMPLE RULES and all of the themes for the entire year are list here on the THIS WEEK’S CRAVINGS tabat Moms Crazy Cooking. Plan ahead, check out the weeks you want to make sure to link up or just browse them to see what’s going on.

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Here is a complete list of the past and what’s coming up next on THIS WEEK’S CRAVINGS!

  • 6/18/2012: INTERNATIONAL FOODS
  • 6/25/2012: Summer Berry Recipes (Strawberries, Blueberries, Raspberries)
  • 7/2/2012: July 4th (Red, White & Blue)
  • 7/9/2012: FRIED FOODS

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Sweet and Spicy Vidalia Chipotle Burgers {Vegetarian, Whole Food}: This Week’s Cravings {Cheeseburgers}

Chipotle Burgers

Today’s This Week’s Cravings theme is CHEESEBURGERS and I’m sharing Sweet and Spicy Vidalia Chipotle Burgers over at OAMM. These tasty veggie burgers are filled with quinoa and grilled Vidalia onions and then topped with a yogurt cheese-Chipotle pepper blend. Yum.

My This Week’s Cravings co-hostesses are: Tina at Moms Crazy Cooking and Nicole at The Daily Dish. As hostesses, we will try our hardest to visit as many of the links we can. We all enjoy your links and look forward to gathering recipes each week.The party has a few SIMPLE RULES and all of the themes for the entire year are list here on the THIS WEEK’S CRAVINGS tabat Moms Crazy Cooking. Plan ahead, check out the weeks you want to make sure to link up or just browse them to see what’s going on.

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Here is a complete list of the past and what’s coming up next on THIS WEEK’S CRAVINGS!

  • June 4: Breakfast Breads (Doughnuts, Muffins, Biscuits & Coffee Cakes)
  • June 11: MAN-ly Meals (for Father’s Day)
  • June 18: INTERNATIONAL FOODS
  • June 25: Summer Berry Recipes (Strawberries, Blueberries, Raspberries)

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Simple ‘Meaty’ Spaghetti Sauce {Vegan}: This Week’s Cravings {Healthy Meals and Snacks}

Happy New Year! Today’s This Week’s Cravings theme is HEALTHY MEALS and SNACKS and I’m sharing my Simple ‘Meaty’ Vegan Spaghetti Sauce over at OAMM.

The Results
This recipe is one of our all-time favorite quick meals for our family. I love the simplicity and the healthiness of this sauce. It’s great to whip up in a jiffy or pull out of the freezer for a quick, healthy meal.
My This Week’s Cravings co-hostesses are: Tina at Moms Crazy Cooking, Angie at Big Bear’s Wife and Nicole at The Daily Dish. As hostesses, we will try our hardest to visit as many of the links we can. We all enjoy your links and look forward to gathering recipes each week.The party has a few SIMPLE RULES and all of the themes for the entire year are list here on the THIS WEEK’S CRAVINGS tab at Moms Crazy Cooking. Plan ahead, check out the weeks you want to make sure to link up or just browse them to see what’s going on.

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Here is a complete list of the past and what’s coming up next on THIS WEEK’S CRAVINGS!

  • January 9: COMFORT FOOD: Soups & Casseroles
  • January 16: CHEESE LOVER DAY… YUMMY Cheese recipes
  • January 23: Homemade Pies
  • January 30: Recipe from Your Favorite COOKBOOK

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Simple ‘Meaty’ Spaghetti Sauce {Vegan}: This Week’s Cravings {Healthy Meals and Snacks}

Happy New Year! Today’s This Week’s Cravings theme is HEALTHY MEALS and SNACKS and I’m sharing my Simple ‘Meaty’ Vegan Spaghetti Sauce over at OAMM.

The Results
This recipe is one of our all-time favorite quick meals for our family. I love the simplicity and the healthiness of this sauce. It’s great to whip up in a jiffy or pull out of the freezer for a quick, healthy meal.
My This Week’s Cravings co-hostesses are: Tina at Moms Crazy Cooking, Angie at Big Bear’s Wife and Nicole at The Daily Dish. As hostesses, we will try our hardest to visit as many of the links we can. We all enjoy your links and look forward to gathering recipes each week.The party has a few SIMPLE RULES and all of the themes for the entire year are list here on the THIS WEEK’S CRAVINGS tab at Moms Crazy Cooking. Plan ahead, check out the weeks you want to make sure to link up or just browse them to see what’s going on.

This Week’s Cravings Upcoming Linky “THEMES”

Here is a complete list of the past and what’s coming up next on THIS WEEK’S CRAVINGS!

  • January 9: COMFORT FOOD: Soups & Casseroles
  • January 16: CHEESE LOVER DAY… YUMMY Cheese recipes
  • January 23: Homemade Pies
  • January 30: Recipe from Your Favorite COOKBOOK

If you are a regular link-up we’re excited to see what you made this week. If you are new please read and follow the simple rules, so that everyone can enjoy the linky party! If you forget to follow the theme, your post will be deleted. Please don’t feel hurt, just come back and link up a recipe that follows the theme. Thanks a million, we look forward to blogging with you!

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Italian Sausage Crumbles {Vegan}

Day 362.

In preparation for following along with Kelly’s Get Real series in 2012, I decided I really need to pin down a homemade Italian sausage crumbles recipe made with whole food that I’ll like. Italian sausage is one of those things that I never really ate, but I hear such good things about it I had to create my own. I came up with this recipe basically through trial and error and a lot of taste-testing. I think they turned out really well and could actually make a great party appetizer on their own.

Italian Sausage Crumbles
Ingredients for about 2 cups crumbles or 4 dozen tiny sausage balls

Directions

Mash all ingredients together in a zippered bag or medium bowl until combined.

Crumble “raw” over pizza or into soup.


OR preheat oven to 350. Roll sausage into 1/2-inch balls (about the size of a chickpea) and place on a greased cookie sheet. Bake 7-10 minutes until golden and slightly crisped on the outside. Serve with marinara or your favorite dipping sauce.

The Results
I really like the flavor and the texture of these. They don’t have any of that funky processed flavor of the pre-packaged sausage and I can adjust the seasonings however I like. A definite winner. The kids both loved these (Bug a bit more than Goose) and my meat-eating husband thought they were pretty good, too.

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Taco Mac {Vegan}: This Week’s Cravings {Macaroni and Cheese}

Day 360.

Today’s This Week’s Cravings theme is Macaroni and Cheese. I decided to make Taco Mac, which is something I’ve made a lot, but only with boxed mac and cheese. Today, I’m going to attempt it with our Homemade Vegan Cheese Sauce Powder (a huge favorite for the kids) and Lentil and Rice Ground Beef Substitute (I’ve made it before only with Quorn or Morningstar Farms beef crumbles). So, this is the first time it will be made with whole foods, but we’ll have to see if it stands up to the flavor of the processed stuff.

Taco Mac
Ingredients for 4 servings
Directions
Boil noodles according to package directions and drain.Meanwhile, heat cheese sauce powder, milk, taco seasoning and cilantro over medium heat for 5 minutes or until heated through. Mix in “beef” and salsa, heat through.

When macaroni is drained, place back in a large pot, adding margarine and stirring until melted. Pour in sauce and stir to combine. Serve with extra salsa and dairy-free shredded cheese, if desired.

The Results
I really like this a lot, which is pretty awesome since I wasn’t all that fond of the cheese sauce on its own in the Kid-Friendly Vegan Mac and Cheese (the kids were crazy about it). I expected I might be making a separate meal for my husband and I and reserving this for the kids. But the taco seasoning and salsa make the cheese sauce delicious! My husband and the kids all loved it, too. This is a definite repeat and so easy to whip together. It’s a little on the spicy side for the kids, so a 1/2 tablespoon instead of a full tablespoon of taco seasoning might be in order for kids who don’t do spicy.

My This Week’s Cravings co-hostesses are: Tina at Moms Crazy Cooking, Kristen at From My Tiny Kitchen, Angie at Big Bear’s Wife and Nicole at The Daily Dish. As hostesses, we will try our hardest to visit as many of the links we can. We all enjoy your links and look forward to gathering recipes each week.
The party has a few SIMPLE RULES and all of the themes for the entire year are list here on the THIS WEEK’S CRAVINGS tab at Moms Crazy Cooking. Plan ahead, check out the weeks you want to make sure to link up or just browse them to see what’s going on.This Week’s Cravings Upcoming Linky “THEMES”

Here is a complete list of the past and what’s coming up next on THIS WEEK’S CRAVINGS!

  • January 2: Let’s Get Healthy… Healthy Meals & Snacks
  • January 9: COMFORT FOOD: Soups & Casseroles
  • January 16: CHEESE LOVER DAY… YUMMY Cheese recipes
  • January 23: Homemade Pies

If you are a regular link-up we’re excited to see what you made this week. If you are new please read and follow the simple rules, so that everyone can enjoy the linky party! If you forget to follow the theme, your post will be deleted. Please don’t feel hurt, just come back and link up a recipe that follows the theme. Thanks a million, we look forward to blogging with you!

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Taco Mac {Vegan}: This Week’s Cravings {Macaroni and Cheese}

Day 360.

Today’s This Week’s Cravings theme is Macaroni and Cheese. I decided to make Taco Mac, which is something I’ve made a lot, but only with boxed mac and cheese. Today, I’m going to attempt it with our Homemade Vegan Cheese Sauce Powder (a huge favorite for the kids) and Lentil and Rice Ground Beef Substitute (I’ve made it before only with Quorn or Morningstar Farms beef crumbles). So, this is the first time it will be made with whole foods, but we’ll have to see if it stands up to the flavor of the processed stuff.

Taco Mac
Ingredients for 4 servings
Directions
Boil noodles according to package directions and drain.

Meanwhile, heat cheese sauce powder, milk, taco seasoning and cilantro over medium heat for 5 minutes or until heated through. Mix in “beef” and salsa, heat through.

When macaroni is drained, place back in a large pot, adding margarine and stirring until melted. Pour in sauce and stir to combine. Serve with extra salsa and dairy-free shredded cheese, if desired.

The Results
I really like this a lot, which is pretty awesome since I wasn’t all that fond of the cheese sauce on its own in the Kid-Friendly Vegan Mac and Cheese (the kids were crazy about it). I expected I might be making a separate meal for my husband and I and reserving this for the kids. But the taco seasoning and salsa make the cheese sauce delicious! My husband and the kids all loved it, too. This is a definite repeat and so easy to whip together. It’s a little on the spicy side for the kids, so a 1/2 tablespoon instead of a full tablespoon of taco seasoning might be in order for kids who don’t do spicy.

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My This Week’s Cravings co-hostesses are: Tina at Moms Crazy Cooking, Kristen at From My Tiny Kitchen, Angie at Big Bear’s Wife and Nicole at The Daily Dish. As hostesses, we will try our hardest to visit as many of the links we can. We all enjoy your links and look forward to gathering recipes each week.
The party has a few SIMPLE RULES and all of the themes for the entire year are list here on the THIS WEEK’S CRAVINGS tab at Moms Crazy Cooking. Plan ahead, check out the weeks you want to make sure to link up or just browse them to see what’s going on.

This Week’s Cravings Upcoming Linky “THEMES”

Here is a complete list of the past and what’s coming up next on THIS WEEK’S CRAVINGS!

    • January 2: Let’s Get Healthy… Healthy Meals & Snacks
    • January 9: COMFORT FOOD: Soups & Casseroles
    • January 16: CHEESE LOVER DAY… YUMMY Cheese recipes
    • January 23: Homemade Pies

      If you are a regular link-up we’re excited to see what you made this week. If you are new please read and follow the simple rules, so that everyone can enjoy the linky party! If you forget to follow the theme, your post will be deleted. Please don’t feel hurt, just come back and link up a recipe that follows the theme. Thanks a million, we look forward to blogging with you!

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      This week’s theme is: MACARONI AND CHEESE

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        Slow Cooker Five-Spice Beef and Napa Stew {Vegan}

        Day 352.

        It’s another CrockPot kind of day. I consulted 1,001 Best Slow-Cooker Recipes with a search for Napa cabbage (I received a head of it in my recent CSA box). I found a delicious-sounding Five-Spice Beef Stew that I’ve adapted to my purposes. I love Napa cabbage, but my tendency is to always use it as the backbone of a stir-fry meal. I wanted to try something where it could take more of a central role in the dish. By increasing the amount of cabbage in this dish and reducing the amount of “beef,” I’m hoping to highlight the cabbage.

        Slow Cooker Five-Spice Beef and Napa Stew
        Adapted from Five-Spice Beef Stew.
        Ingredients for 4 servings

        • 8 ounces seitan, cubed
        • 1 1/2 cups Easy Slow Cooker Vegetable Broth
        • 1/2 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
        • 1 head Napa cabbage, coarsely sliced
        • 1 medium red onion, chopped
        • 1 bell pepper, sliced
        • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
        • 1 teaspoon Sriracha (or any Chinese chili sauce)
        • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
        • 1 1/2 teaspoons Chinese five-spice powder
        • salt and pepper, to taste

        Directions
        Grease or spray a 6-quart crock. Add all ingredients except salt and pepper. Cover and cook on LOW 6-8 hours. Season to taste with salt and pepper and serve.

        The Results
        This is definitely a change of pace from my usual stew. I’ve never had a five-spice flavored stew that I can recall. I think it’s good, but not my favorite. The cabbage and the “beef” turned out well, I suppose I just wasn’t prepared for the dominance of the clovey-cinnamon flavor. The kids enjoyed it (though I had to cut everything smaller for them) and the husband thought it was interesting. Maybe not a repeat, but a good experience with a different flavor profile.

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        Chili Rollatini {Vegetarian}

        Day 342.

        Hooray for leftover day! I already have a lot of “regulars” I make with leftover chili (Vegetarian Crockpot Chili Leftovers Recipes) but I wanted to try something different today. A while back I saw a recipe for Eggplant Rollatini over at The Adirondack Chick’s site, which is sort of an eggplant parmesan with thin sliced eggplant rolled up around yummy cheese filling. Yum. For some reason that popped into my head today. Probably in part because I had a few lasagna noodles leftover from Squash and Sweet Potato Lasagna. So, I took the rollatini idea and adapted it to create my noodles and chili concoction.

        Chili Rollatini
        Ingredients for 6 rollatini
        Rollatini:

        • 3 cooked lasagna noodles, halved widthwise
        • 6 heaping tablespoons Slow Cooker Chili
        • 3 tablespoons Mexican cheese, shredded
        • 6 toothpicks, soaked in water

        Butter sauce:

        • 3 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
        • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
        • 1/4 teaspoon cilantro, dried
        • 1/4 teaspoon Italian seasoning

        Topping:

        • 1/4 cup Mexican cheese, shredded

        Directions
        Preheat oven to 350 and grease or spray a loaf pan or small (8 x 6) baking pan.

        Lay halved noodles flat. Spread a heaping tablespoon of chili across the surface of each. Top with about 1/2 tablespoon of cheese each. Roll up and skewer with toothpick, seam-side down. Place in pan and repeat with remaining rolls.

        Mix melted butter, garlic, cilantro and Italian seasoning and pour over rollatini. Top with about 1/4 cup Mexican cheese and bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes, until cheese is melted.

        Place on serving plates, remove toothpicks and serve.

        The Results
        These rollatini were a little awkward to get together, but the taste was delicious. I really liked the cilantro-garlic butter; I’m pretty sure I could drink that on its own. The noodles and butter sauce toned down the spiciness of the chili a bit, so the kids were able to eat the rollatini without mixing in anything else.

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