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!

Homemade Organic Creamy Italian Parmesan Dressing

This recipe was adapted from Mr. Food.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • 3/4 cup Homemade Organic Thick Mayonnaise
  • 1 Tbsp. organic sunflower oil
  • 1/4 cup organic white vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. organic 100% lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup finely shredded organic Parmigiano Reggiano cheese
  • 1 tsp. organic cane sugar
  • 2-3 organic garlic cloves, minced (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp. organic Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp. Real Salt

Here’s How I do it:

  1. Place all ingredients into a large-mouth pint Mason jar.
  2. Use an immersion blender to combine all ingredients until smooth.
  3. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  4. Enjoy!

Homemade Organic Thick Mayonnaise

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • 4 organic pastured egg yolks (reserve egg whites for a future use)
  • 1-1/2 cups organic sunflower oil
  • 1/2 cup organic olive oil
  • 1 tsp. organic raw red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp. Real Salt
  • 1/4 tsp. freshly ground organic peppercorn blend

Here’s How I do it:

  1. Place all the ingredients into a pint-and-a-half jar.
  2. Pulse the immersion blender at low speed until the ingredients on the bottom start to emulsify.
  3. Once that happens, slowly bring up the immersion blender and continue pulsing until it all looks creamy and white.  You can also slowly turn up the speed once it’s started to emulsify.
  4. If you’d like to thin it out a bit after emulsifying, add a tablespoon of the reserved egg whites at a time, then use the immersion blender to incorporate.  Repeat until desired consistency is reached.
  5. Enjoy!

Homemade Organic Copycat Chick-Fil-A Polynesian Sauce

According to the Chick-Fil-A Polynesian Sauce vs. Marzetti Honey French Dressing video, this recipe will also double as a copycat Marzetti Honey French Dressing recipe.

 Here’s What You’ll  Need:

  • 1/3 cup organic sunflower oil; OR organic olive oil
  • 1/3 cup unchlorinated and unfluoridated water
  • 1/4 cup organic cane sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. raw organic honey (local honey from real honeybees)
  • 2 Tbsp. organic raw apple cider vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp. organic distilled white vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. organic tomato paste (not heaping)
  • 1 tsp. Real Salt
  • 1 tsp. organic paprika
  • 3/4 tsp. organic dry yellow mustard
  • 1/4 tsp. organic beet juice (from making Homemade Organic Roasted Beets)
  • 1/8 tsp. organic granulated onion
  • 1/8 tsp. organic granulated garlic
  • 1 tsp. organic arrowroot powder

Here’s How I do it:

  1. Mix all ingredients into a 2 quart Chef’s saucepan and whisk until smooth.
  2. Bring to a boil and immediately reduce to a simmer; Stir until thickened, approximately 3 minutes.
  3. This mixture will thicken as it cools.
  4. Allow to cool completely before placing into a pint jar.
  5. Place a tight-fitting lid onto the jar and place into the refrigerator.
  6. This is fine to eat immediately, but tastes even better the next day after being in the refrigerator.
  7. Enjoy!