Solar Cooking: Black Bean Burger Chili

So I’m looking into my freezer and notice I bag full of broken pieces. As I examine closer I figured out I smooshed a bag of black bean burger patties. 

I know I’ll make chili in my new solar oven.

Here are the ingredients I thru together. I didn’t measure anything but I will guess.

• 4-6 broken up black bean burgers

• 2 cans of diced tomatoes w/ juice

• 1 can of black beans w/ juice

• 1 onion chopped

• 1-2 tbl Worcestershire sauce

• 1 tsp chili powder

• palm full fresh minced oregano, basil & parsley

• salt & pepper to taste
Preheat solar oven for 15-20m.

Cook & break up black bean burgers in a skillet with a little bit of oil until unthawed.

Toss everything in a 4qrt black pot with lid and combine well.

Place pot In solar oven for 3-4hrs. Mine was done in 3.5hrs.

Creamy-N-Soft Cauliflower Soup – RAW!

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I started from the recipe in Kristin Suzanne’s Easy Raw Vegan Soups book. A few things I didn’t have so replaced with other ingredients, also added some new ones.

Kristen’s Original Recipe:

1 cup water
2 cups cauliflower, chopped
2/3 pine nuts
2 teaspoons onion powder
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon raw agave nector
pinch white pepper
Himalayan crystal salt, to taste

My Version:

1 cup water
2 cups cauliflower, chopped (I weighted 16 oz)
1 cup cashews soaked for 1 hour
2 teaspoons onion powder
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 large medjool dates
1 large spoon or fork full of sauerkraut
coarse black pepper
Trocomare Herb Seasoning Salt, to taste
Garnish with cilantro & sprouts of your choice

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Ingredients
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Sauerkraut & Medjool Dates
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Place everything into the blender
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Blend all the ingredients until velvety smooth!

Soak pine nuts/cashews in water for at least an hour. Add everything to your blender (vita-mix preferred) and blend until velvety smooth. You can also use the vita-mix blender to warm up the soup. Just make sure not to heat over 115 degrees!

This tasted amazing, I had 2 bowls! A girlfriend stopped by and she had a bowl too. She liked it! Yeah!

Pesto Time!!

I created this quickly with what I had available in my kitchen. Turned out well, surprised!

I made a pesto with lemon juice, cashews, olive oil, garlic, basil & seasonings.

Spiralized angle hair zucchini pasta.

Added diced cherry tomatoes & green grapes, hemp hearts, & capers.

I couldn’t believe the flavor that burst in my mouth when i had a bite with a grape! The tomatoes & zucchini came from my garden & the rest of the ingredients are organic. This dish served it’s purpose, I AM FULL!!

 

Snack Time!! Banana Peanut Butter Crunch Rounds

Naya was hungry and so together we came up with a new snack that we both really liked!!

Banana Peanut Butter Crunch Rounds

Banana Peanut Butter Crunch Rounds

Layer each ingredient in order listed:

• Rice Crackers

• Organic Peanut Butter

• Sliced Organic Bananas

• Sprinkled Cinnamon

Juice Creation #4

The new screen in my juicer works so much better. Yes!!

Juice Creation #4

Can’t believe this made almost 32 oz of goodness!!

•  2 Apples
•  1 Cucumber
•  1 Orange, peeled
•  Bunch of Greens (I used Kale, Dandelion Leaves, Wheatgrass)
•  2-3 Carrots
•  1 Sweet Potato

Zucchini Pasta Surprise!

I was starving for a yummy dinner a few weeks ago. I looked and saw what I had and then tossed together this amazingly tasty pasta salad in about 5-10 minutes!

Zucchini Pasta Surprise!

Toss everything into a bowl!

•  1 Zucchini Spiralized into Angel Hair Pasta
•  1 Tomato Chopped
•  Handful of Chopped Parsley
•  1 cup Steamed or Raw Sprouted Beans, I suggest Steaming a little!
•  Juice of 1 Orange
•  5 Olives like Kalamata or Green Marinated Olives
•  Olive Oil, drizzle over to slightly coat
Trocomaré Zesty Herb Seasoning Salt, or something similar