Butternut Squash Curry with Coconut Milk

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vegetarian butternut squash curry with coconut milk

Butternut squash is one of the most resilient vegetables. It will keep at room temperature for months on end. When you’re in a pinch to create a healthy meal, butternut squash curry with coconut milk is one of my go to recipes.

butternut squash curry with coconut milk
vegetarian butternut squash curry with coconut milk

Butternut Squash Curry with Coconut Milk

How to make vegetarian butternut squash curry with coconut milk
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Main Course
Servings 6 Servings

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups butternut squash cubed
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 1 tbsp olive oil extra virgin
  • 1 tbsp ginger grated
  • 2 tbsp red curry paste
  • 1/2 tbsp yellow curry powder
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • 3/4 cup chicken broth
  • 2 tsp sugar granulated
  • 2 cups fresh spinach
  • handful cilantro chopped
  • handful cashews
  • 2 cups basmati rice cooked

Instructions
 

  • Sauté onions over medium heat with olive oil for a couple of minutes. Add butternut squash and ginger. Stir to coat the mixture.
  • Add the red curry paste and yellow curry powder. Stir to coat all of the butternut squash. Cook for 2-3 minutes until fragrant.
  • Add chicken broth, coconut milk and sugar to the mixture. Simmer the squash on medium heat until it's fully cooked throughout ~15-20 min. Pierce with a fork to check doneness.
  • Finally, add the spinach and stir until it's wilted and combined in the sauce.
  • Remove the curry from the heat source. Serve curry over freshly cooked rice. Top with cilantro and cashews.
Keyword dinner, vegetarian

Smoked Vegan Carrot Lox Recipe

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Ally of Cashew & Cheese creates her own vegan recipes from scratch.

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From slow roasting carrots to taste like salmon, to vegan portobello mushrooms tasting like steak, she has some of the most unique vegan recipes on her blog. Her Greek heritage comes through in her recipes making them incredibly flavorful and decadent. Today she’s going to teach us how to slow roast vegan smoked carrots to taste like smoked salmon.

Smoked vegan carrot lox is the long lost breakfast option for people that want to add more veggies to their routine. If you struggle with the idea of eating oatmeal every day, or chugging a vegetable-filled smoothie each morning, you have to try this vegan cream cheese recipe out!

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Smoked vegan carrot lox satisfies your savory cravings while still feeling light and healthy.

This meal works incredibly for meal prep. Smoke your vegan carrot lox on Sunday and enjoy them all week long.

smoked vegan carrot lox recipe

Smoked Vegan Carrot Lox

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How to make smoked vegan carrot lox recipe with vegan cream cheese
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 3 hrs
Total Time 3 hrs 20 mins
Course Appetizer, Breakfast
Servings 6 servings

Equipment

  • Oven

Ingredients
  

  • 1-2 large carrots peeled into strips
  • 2-3 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 2-3 dashes liquid smoke
  • dash nori komi furikake
  • 1 tbsp caper liquid optional
  • 1 tsp capers
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • pinch dill fresh
  • 1/8 red onion sliced
  • 1/2 pkg vegan cream cheese
  • 6 whole wheat English muffins or bread of your choice

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 F.
  • In a bowl, toss the peeled carrots with rice vinegar, liquid smoke (2-3 dashes), kelp granules (nori komi furikake), caper liquid, salt and pepper (white pepper works well). As long as it smells fragrant and a faint bit like seafood, you are good to go!
  • Wrap your seasoned carrots in tin foil packets.
  • Slow roast your smoked vegan carrots by cooking them in your oven for about 3 hours, flipping the tin foil packets every 45 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven at the 3 hour mark. Check them and adjust flavor/cook time to your own preference.
  • Once you're happy with your smoked vegan carrots mixture, let them cool to room temperature.
  • Toast English muffins. Assemble smoked vegan carrot lox by adding vegan cream cheese, fresh dill, smoked vegan carrots lox, red onions, and topping with capers. Serve immediately.
  • Store excess smoked vegan carrot lox in an airtight container in the fridge.

Notes

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Keyword smoked vegan recipe, vegan cream cheese recipe

Types of Flatbread Pizza

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There are countless recipes for different types of flatbread pizza.

Flatbread pizza is a fun way to mix up ingredients that you wouldn’t normally have on your everyday pizza.

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If you love experimenting in the kitchen, here are a few recipe ideas for you to try out on your next flatbread pizza.

How to make flatbread with pesto and sun-dried tomatoes?

  1. Make flatbread dough.
  2. Make fresh pesto.
  3. Roll out your dough.
  4. Spread Pesto as you would for pizza sauce. Cover the whole flatbread, leaving only a tiny bit of crust dry.
  5. Place fresh mozzarella in large pieces sparingly around the flatbread.
  6. Add sun-dried tomatoes onto the flatbread.
  7. Bake your flatbread.
  8. Add fresh pesto in heaps onto your flatbread after it comes out of the oven.
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flatbread with pesto and sun-dried tomatoes before baking
sundried tomato fresh pesto flatbread
flatbread with pesto and sun-dried tomatoes after baking and adding more fresh pesto on top

Why do you add fresh pesto on top after the flatbread is done baking?

  • The fresh pesto adds flavor and sauce – making it moist and tasty to eat.

What are some vegetarian flatbread toppings?

  • Olive oil brushed onto the dough, then add pizza sauce, and fresh mozzarella, bake, then add fresh basil leaves
  • Pesto, sun-dried tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, add fresh heaps of pesto on top afterwards
  • Pesto, spinach, mozzarella, feta
  • Pizza sauce, mozzarella, bake, then add fresh tomatoes, arugula, and feta

What are some other flatbread filling ideas?

  • Olive oil brushed onto the dough, then add pizza sauce, and fresh mozzarella, prosciutto, grilled peaches/nectarines, fresh basil
  • BBQ sauce spread as the pizza sauce, BBQ chicken, red onions, mozzarella, fresh cilantro and pineapple
nectartine proscuitto flatbread
bbq chicken flatbread

Best Broccoli and Cheese Soup Ever

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best broccoli and cheese soup ever

Best Broccoli Cheese Soup Recipe Ever

How to make the best broccoli and cheese soup for your family
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Main Course, Soup
Servings 8 servings

Equipment

  • Saucepan

Ingredients
  

  • 1 crown broccoli cut into bite sized pieces
  • 1 carrots sliced
  • 1/2 small onion diced
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • Pinch salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese grated
  • 2 cups milk 2%
  • 2 cups chicken broth

Instructions
 

  • Add butter to medium heat frying pan. Saute carrots and broccoli for 3-4 min. Add onions and saute for 1-2 min. Add flour to pan to make a roux.
  • Pour chicken broth into pan and cook vegetables until fork tender ~5 min.
  • Slowly pour milk into pan and cook until gently simmering. 
  • Add grated cheese and whisk until fully combined.
  • Remove from heat and serve immediately.
  • Store in fridge for up to 3 days.
Keyword broccoli, cheese, soup
best broccoli and cheese soup ever