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 Roasted Garlic Yellow Mustard

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • 1/3 cup organic ground mustard
  • 2/3 cup organic distilled white vinegar
  • 1-1/3 cups unchlorinated and unfluoridated water
  • 3 Tbsp. organic unbleached white flour
  • 1 tsp. organic arrowroot powder
  • 1 tsp. organic ground turmeric
  • 1 tsp. light pink mountain salt
  • 1 tsp. organic cane sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. organic roasted garlic powder

Here’s How I do it:

  1. Put all ingredients into a 2 quart heavy-bottomed stainless steel saucepan.
  2. Slowly bring to a boil over medium heat, whisking occasionally; As it gets closer to being finished, you’ll need to whisk more constantly.
  3. Once it has some small bubbles popping up in the sauce, immediately take if off the heat and allow to cool.
  4. Yields 2 cups of mustard.
  5. Enjoy!

Homemade Organic Southwestern Cream Cheese Sandwich/Wrap Filling

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • 1 pkg. [8 oz.] organic cream cheese
  • 1 tsp. organic 100% lime juice
  • 1 tsp. Real Salt
  • 1/2 tsp. organic smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp. organic ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp. organic tomato powder (?)
  • 1/4 tsp. organic roasted garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp. organic ground turmeric (optional)
  • 1/4 tsp. freshly ground organic peppercorn blend
  • 2 organic garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 Tbsp. finely chopped organic fresh cilantro
  • 1/3 cup shredded organic carrot
  • 1/4 cup sliced organic green onion
  • 1 Tbsp. finely minced organic sun-dried tomatoes

Here’s How I do it:

  1. Whip the cream cheese and lime juice with an electric mixer until fluffy.
  2. Add the salt, smoked paprika, cumin, tomato powder (if using), roasted garlic powder, turmeric, and pepper, then mix until well blended.
  3. Gently fold in the minced garlic, fresh cilantro, shredded carrot, sliced green onion, and sun-dried tomatoes.
  4. This spread is ready to use in wraps, sandwiches or dips.
  5. Enjoy!

Homemade Organic Basic Yellow Mustard

This recipe has been adapted from Haute Dogs.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • 1/2 cup organic dry mustard
  • 1/2 cup organic distilled white vinegar
  • 6 Tbsp. unchlorinated and unfluoridated water
  • 2 tsp. organic unbleached white flour
  • 2 tsp. organic ground turmeric
  • 1/4 tsp. Real Salt
  • 1 tsp. organic cane sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. organic granulated garlic

Here’s How I do it:

  1. Pour all ingredients into a heavy-bottomed stainless-steel saucepan; Mix until well blended.
  2. Bring mixture to a boil, then immediately remove from heat.
  3. Allow mixture to cool, then store in glass Mason jars with tight-fitting lids.
  4. Enjoy!

Homemade Organic Hamburger Helper Ultimate Three Cheese Marinara

Here’s What You’ll Need:

Here’s How I do it:

  1. If using Homemade Organic Freezer Beef Mix:  Pour 1/4 cup unchlorinated and unfluoridated water into a deep saucepan with lid; Add the frozen beef mix, onions and tomatoes.  Simmer for 15 minutes over medium heat, covered.  Uncover; break up the frozen chunks into smaller pieces and add the garlic.  Cover and simmer for an additional 5 minutes.  Proceed with step 4.
  2. Brown the beef in a saucepan until halfway done.
  3. Add the onions and saute with the ground beef for 5 minutes; Add the tomatoes and garlic then saute until the beef is brown and the onions are clear.
  4. Pour in the beef stock, vegetable stock, crushed tomatoes and milk.
  5. Add the penne pasta, stir well
  6. Stir in the salt, basil, parsley, oregano, paprika, pepper and turmeric until well blended.
  7. Slowly bring the mixture to a boil then simmer, covered, until the noodles are al-dente, approximately 18-22 minutes.
  8. Stir in the cheddar, ricotta and Parmigiano Reggiano cheeses and allow them to melt into the dish.
  9. Garnish with sprigs of organic fresh parsley, if desired.
  10. Enjoy!

 

Homemade Organic Chicken Helper Creamy Chicken and Noodles

I have adapted this recipe to use ground chicken instead of raw cubed chicken.

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 unchlorinated and unfluoridated water into a deep saucepan with lid; Add the frozen chicken mix, onions, mushrooms, celery (if using), and carrots.  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. Brown the chicken in a saucepan until halfway done.
  3. Add the onions, mushrooms, celery (if using), carrots and garlic, then saute with the ground chicken for 6 to 7 minutes until the chicken is light tan and the onions are clear.
  4. Add the chicken stock, vegetable stock, and milk; Stir well.
  5. Stir the egg noodles and peas into the skillet.
  6. Add the parsley flakes, turmeric and salt; Stir well.
  7. Slowly bring the mixture to a boil then simmer, covered, until the noodles fully cooked, approximately 16-22 minutes; Stirring occasionally.
  8. Top with 1 cup grated Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, 1/4 cup sliced green onions, and/or 1/4 cup Homemade Organic Herbed Breadcrumbs.
  9. Enjoy!