RE: Other challenges
Posted Monday, November 4, 2013 at 5:32 AM
It must be hard when things don't agree with you or you don't like things. I don't have that to contend with but I don't like following menu plans either as I like looking at recipes & choosing what appeals at the time.
I've found it hard to find a few ingredients but have made substitutions which seem to work e.g. Agave syrup for Brown Rice Syrup & fresh juice for juice concentrate - they seem to have worked.
So far best recipe has been for soup:
1 butternut squash
8 medium sized carrots
5 cloves garlic
1 tbsp canola oil
1 can reduced fat coconut milk
1 lemon (juice & rind)
Tbsp brown rice miso
Heaped tsp marmite / veggie mite / yeast extract (for B12)
Vegetable stock cube
3 or 4 handfuls of green chopped (Cavelo Nero / Spring Greens / Kale)
1/2 can beans - any (or lentils)
2 pints fortified rice milk
1.5 pints veg stock
Sea salt to taste
Clean & chop squash (skin on) & scrub & chop carrot (peel if not organic) - parboil or steam until starting to soften. Drain.
Pour into a large oven dish or tray, drizzle oil over, add garlic cloves (whole) & roast in a medium hot oven for 25 to 30 mins.
Once roasted put in pan with all other ingredients, bring to rigorous simmer then remove from heat & blend with a hand blender.
This makes a massive pot so you can freeze some too & have your lunch sorted for the week (though you'll probably want to mix it up a bit).
Eat with Zucchini bread - recipe is in the Breaking the Food Seduction book & is AMAZING!
It's really tasty, nutritious & easy to make