Homemade Organic Vegan Broccoli and Cauliflower Casserole

I scoured the internet to find a recipe that I liked, but there weren’t any, so I created this dish.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

For the Sauce:

  • 4 Tbsp. organic sunflower oil (Spectrum Organic recommended)
  • 4 Tbsp. bleached organic white flour
  • 3 cups Homemade Organic Vegetable Stock
  • 1 tsp. Real Salt
  • 1/2 tsp. freshly ground organic white pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. organic ground turmeric
  • 1/4 tsp. organic ground sage

For the Casserole:

  • 1 head organic cauliflower, cut into florets
  • 1 bunch organic broccoli, cut into florets (peel, dice and save the stems for another use)
  • 1 cup finely diced organic yellow onion
  • 3-4 organic garlic cloves, minced
  • 3-4 cups cooked organic brown rice
  • 1-2 cups crushed GMO-free potato chips (Use organic if you can find them!  Keeping the crumbs leftover from the bag is a frugal way to obtain the crumbs, too.  Kettle brand plain potato chips recommended)

Here’s How I do it:

  1. Prepare the rice, if it’s not all ready cooked.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350° Fahrenheit.
  3. Begin making the sauce:  Heat the sunflower oil in a medium pot over medium-high heat until hot, then add the flour and stir to combine; Cook for 1-2 minutes.  Then add the stock to the pot a little at a time (1/2 cup to start, then a cup at a time is okay.) whisking while totally incorporated.  Do this until all the stock is added.  Season with salt, pepper, turmeric and sage and whisk until well blended; Keep on the stove over low heat until ready to pour over casserole.
  4. Prepare the garlic, onion, cauliflower and broccoli, if not all ready done.
  5. Set the rice and vegetables into a 9″x13″ casserole dish, stir until well blended.
  6. Pour the warm sauce over the vegetable mixture and stir until completely incorporated.
  7. Top with the potato chip crumbs. (If making ahead, do not add crumbs until ready to bake, put the casserole in a cold oven and bake for an additional 20-30 minutes.)
  8. Bake for 30 minutes, or until the sides of the casserole are bubbly.
  9. Enjoy!
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Homemade Organic Tuna Helper Classic Creamy Broccoli

Here’s What You’ll Need:

Here’s How I do it:

  1. If using Homemade Organic Freezer Ground Meat Mix:  Pour 1/4 cup water and butter into a deep saucepan with lid; Add the frozen meat mix and onions.  Simmer for 15 minutes over medium heat, covered.  Uncover; break up the frozen chunks into smaller pieces.  Add the broccoli and garlic; Cover and simmer for an additional 5 minutes.  Proceed with step 5.
  2. To a large frying pan with lid, add the butter, onions, broccoli and garlic, then saute until the onions are clear; Add the cooked, flaked fish (if using).
  3. Pour in the fish stock, water, whey and milk.
  4. Stir in the prepared mustard, salt, and parsley flakes; Stir until well blended.
  5. Add the fusili pasta to the skillet and mix well.
  6. Cover and bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce to a simmer; Cook for 16-22 minutes or until the pasta is al dente.
  7. Mix in the cream cheese until well combined.
  8. Top with crushed organic potato chips, if desired.
  9. Enjoy!

Homemade Organic Chicken Helper Ultimate Cheddar Broccoli

Here’s What You’ll Need:

Here’s How I do it:

  1. If using Homemade Organic Freezer Ground Chicken Mix:  Pour 1/2 cup water into a deep saucepan with lid; Add the frozen chicken mix, and onion. Simmer for 15 minutes over medium heat, covered.  Uncover; break up the frozen chunks into smaller pieces.  Add the garlic; Cover and simmer for an additional 5 minutes.  Proceed with step 4.
  2. Pour 1/2 cup water into a deep saucepan with lid; Add the frozen chicken mix and onion.
  3. Simmer for 15 minutes over medium heat, covered.
  4. Uncover; break up the frozen chunks into smaller pieces.
  5. Add the garlic to the pan; Cover and simmer for an additional 5 minutes.
  6. In a pint jar combine the milk and flour; Put a tight fitting lid on the jar and shake until well blended.
  7. Pour the broccoli, pasta, stock, milk mixture, salt and pepper into the pan; Stir slowly to mix well.
  8. Bring the mixture to a boil.
  9. Reduce the heat, and simmer, covered, for about 18 minutes.
  10. Add the cheddar, blue and ricotta cheeses to the skillet and mix well.
  11. Mix 2 Tbsp. flour with liquid from the skillet and add to the dish to thicken.  Use the remaining 2 Tbsp. of flour in the same fashion to reach desired thickness.
  12. Enjoy!

Homemade Organic Vegetable Lasagna with White Sauce

This is inspired by the Stouffer’s brand vegetable lasagna.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • 9 organic lasagna noodles, unbroken
  • 5-6 organic rainbow carrots, minced
  • 4-5 organic cremini mushrooms, minced
  • 1 head organic broccoli, cut into small florets
  • 1 medium organic yellow onion, minced
  • 2 organic beefsteak tomatoes, diced
  • 2-3 Tbsp. organic pasture butter
  • 4 heaping Tbsp. organic unbleached white flour
  • 4 cloves organic garlic cloves, minced
  • 3/4 cup Homemade Organic Vegetable Stock
  • 1/2 cup grass-fed organic whole milk
  • 1-1/2 cups grass-fed organic heavy cream
  • 2 organic pasture eggs
  • 1/2 cup organic ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup organic Parmesan cheese
, grated
  • 1/2 cup organic Pecorino Romano cheese
, grated
  • 1/2 cup organic Asiago cheese, shredded (if soft; if hard, grate)
  • 1/2 cup organic Mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup Homemade Organic Herbed Breadcrumbs
  • 2 tsp. Homemade Organic Magic Poultry Seasoning
  • 2 tsp. organic parsley flakes
  • 1 tsp. Real Salt, plus an additional pinch, divided
  • 1/2 tsp. organic freshly-ground peppercorn blend

Here’s How I do it:

  1. Preheat oven 375° Fahrenheit.
  2. Bring 1 gallon of water to a boil in a 2-gallon stock pot .
  3. Prepare the vegetables, if you haven’t all ready done so.
  4. Add a pinch of Real Salt to flavor the noodles .
  5. Add lasagna noodles and cook for HALF of the time the package instructs, approximately 6.5 minutes.
  6. Add the half-cooked lasagna noodles into a large mixing bowl filled with COLD water, set aside.
  7. Melt 2-3 Tbsp. butter on low heat in a large saucepan.
  8. Add the carrots to the saucepan and saute for 5 minutes.
  9. Add onion to the saucepan and sauté for 3 minutes.
  10. Add the garlic, mushrooms, tomatoes and broccoli.
  11. Saute the vegetables for an additional 5 minutes.
  12. Remove the vegetables and place into a medium-sized bowl, leaving as much butter in the pan as possible.
  13. Add flour to the butter, and stir constantly until it creates a thick paste.
  14. Add vegetable stock, milk, and cream to the cooked roux.
  15. Increase heat to medium high, stirring until thickened.
  16. Immediately reduce heat to medium, stirring constantly until desired thickness; Remove from heat.
  17. Add 2 eggs to the ricotta, mix well.
  18. Season the ricotta with 1 tsp. Real Salt, parsley, poultry seasoning, and pepper, mix well and set aside.
  19. Grate all cheeses and mix all but ricotta together in a bowl; Set aside.
  20. Mix together herbed breadcrumbs and 1/4 cup of the shredded/grated cheese mixture; Set aside.
  21. Grease a 9″ × 13″ casserole dish with butter.
  22. Place a very thin layer of white sauce on the bottom of the casserole.
  23. Place a layer of 3 noodles on top of the white sauce.
  24. Spread the ricotta mixture on top of the noodles.
  25. Sprinkle 1/3 of the vegetable mixture on top of the ricotta.
  26. Next, sprinkle 1/3 of the remaining shredded/grated cheese mixture over the vegetables.
  27. Continue layering white sauce, noodles, ricotta mixture, veggie mix, and shredded/grated cheese mixture until you have three total layers.
  28. Top the lasagna with the seasoned breadcrumbs.
  29. Bake uncovered 25-30 minutes until top is brown and the sides are bubbly.
  30. Enjoy!

Homemade Organic Chicken, Broccoli and Cheese Skillet

I found the original recipe here.  I have adapted it to make it organic and synthetic-chemical free.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

Here’s How I do it:

  1. Add broccoli, broth, soup, salt, pepper, garlic and pasta to a medium-sized deep skillet; Bring to a boil.
  2. Reduce heat to lowest setting, cover.
  3. Simmer for 15-20 minutes, or until pasta is tender; Stir occasionally to prevent sticking.
  4. Add the chicken about 10 minutes before the pasta is done.  Stir well and add water, if needed.
  5. Check near the end of cooking and add a small amount of water, if needed, and stir well to combine in the mixture.
  6. Add cheese during last two minutes and blend into mixture.
  7. Enjoy!

Homemade Organic Chicken Lasagna with White Sauce

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • 9 organic lasagna noodles, unbroken
  • 2 organic rainbow carrots, minced
  • 4-5 organic cremini mushrooms, minced
  • 1 head organic broccoli, cut into small florets
  • 1 medium organic yellow onion, minced
  • 2 cups shredded Homemade Organic Chicken Roast
  • 2-3 Tbsp. organic pasture butter
  • 4 heaping Tbsp. organic unbleached white flour
  • 4 cloves organic garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup Homemade Organic Chicken Stock
  • 1 cup grass-fed organic heavy cream
  • 2 organic pasture eggs
  • 1 cup organic ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup organic Parmesan cheese
, grated
  • 1/2 cup organic Pecorino Romano cheese
, grated
  • 1/2 cup organic Asiago cheese, shredded (if soft; if hard, grate)
  • 1/2 cup organic Mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup Homemade Organic Herbed Breadcrumbs
  • 2 tsp. Homemade Organic Magic Poultry Seasoning
  • 4 Tbsp. finely chopped fresh organic parsley; *OR 2 tsp. organic parsley flakes
  • 1 tsp. Real Salt, plus an additional pinch, divided
  • 1/2 tsp. organic freshly-ground peppercorn blend

Here’s How I do it:

  1. Preheat oven 375° Fahrenheit.
  2. Bring 1 gallon of water to a boil in a 2-gallon stock pot .
  3. Prepare the vegetables, if you haven’t all ready done so.
  4. Add a pinch of Real Salt to flavor the noodles .
  5. Add lasagna noodles and cook for HALF of the time the package instructs, approximately 6.5 minutes.
  6. Add the half-cooked lasagna noodles into a large mixing bowl filled with COLD water, set aside.
  7. Melt 2-3 Tbsp. butter on low heat in a large saucepan.
  8. Add the carrot, onion and garlic to the saucepan and saute for 2-3 minutes.
  9. Remove the vegetables and place into a medium-sized bowl, leaving as much butter in the pan as possible.
  10. Add flour to the butter, and stir constantly until it creates a thick paste.
  11. Add vegetable stock, milk, and cream to the cooked roux.
  12. Increase heat to medium high, stirring until thickened.
  13. Immediately reduce heat to medium, stirring constantly until desired thickness; Remove from heat.
  14. Add 2 eggs to the ricotta and mix well.
  15. Season the ricotta with 1 tsp. Real Salt, parsley, poultry seasoning, and pepper, mix well and set aside.
  16. Grate all cheeses and mix all but ricotta together in a bowl; Set aside.
  17. Mix together herbed breadcrumbs and 1/4 cup of the shredded/grated cheese mixture; Set aside.
  18. Grease a 9″ × 13″ casserole dish with butter.
  19. Place a very thin layer of white sauce on the bottom of the casserole.
  20. Place a layer of 3 noodles on top of the white sauce.
  21. Spread the ricotta mixture on top of the noodles.
  22. Sprinkle 1/3 of the vegetable mixture on top of the ricotta.
  23. Add 1/3 of the shredded chicken on top of the vegetables.
  24. Next, sprinkle 1/3 of the remaining shredded/grated cheese mixture over the shredded chicken.
  25. Continue layering white sauce, noodles, ricotta mixture, veggie mix, shredded chicken, and shredded/grated cheese mixture until you have three total layers.
  26. Top the lasagna with the seasoned breadcrumbs.
  27. Bake uncovered 25-30 minutes until top is brown and the sides are bubbly.
  28. Enjoy!

 

 

Homemade Organic Salami Pesto Pizza

After making the delicious Homemade Organic Parsley and Basil Pesto, I wanted to use it on a pizza.  Of course, you can always substitute The Best Homemade Organic Pizza Sauce.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

Here’s How I do it:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375° Fahrenheit.
  2. Using only half of the dough from the recipe, roll it out in a round shape.
  3. Fold the ends of the dough over, to make the crust.
  4. Poke holes into the bottom of the dough in various places.
  5. Spread the pesto all over the bottom of the pizza.
  6. Sprinkle the cheese over the pesto.
  7. Add the salami and tomato slices on top of the cheese.
  8. Place the broccoli florets on top of the pizza.
  9. Bake at 375° Fahrenheit for 25 minutes.
  10. Cut into 8 slices.
  11. Enjoy!