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Vegan Fat-Free Mexican Cabbage Recipe

Posted by: Lindsay S. Nixon |

Category: Recipe

This cabbage recipe is just dying to prove to you that cabbage is not bland! It's spicy, flavorful and dare I say it? A little sassy. Just like all other Mexican recipes, it brings a touch of heat and a lot of flavor! Plus, it's incredibly healthy. Between the cabbage, black beans and corn this is one filling, low calorie meal (and one kick ass fat-free vegan recipe if I do say so myself). Start to finish, this dish whips up in less than 15 minutes like a quick recipe should! Be sure to try it the next time you're in the mood for a healthy Mexican recipe and you have leftover cabbage.

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Recipe:Mexican Cabbage

Description

This recipe is just dying to prove to you that cabbage is not bland! It's spicy, flavorful and a little sassy.

Ingredients

Instructions

Chop cabbage into thin strips, set aside. Line a medium saucepan with water and saute onions and garlic over high heat until translucent. Add cabbage, tomato sauce, chilis, paste and spices. Reduce heat to medium and cook until cabbage is tender, about 10 minutes. Turn off heat and stir in frozen corn until evenly distributed. Taste test, adjusting spices as needed. Salt to taste if desired. Mix in black beans before serving. Break corn tortilla chips into small pieces in your hand and sprinkle over top before serving.

Vegan Fat-Free Smashed Sweet Potato Burrito

Posted by: Lindsay S. Nixon |

Category: Recipe

This burrito is an ode to my favorite dish at Candle Cafe, the Paradise Casserole. Leftover grains and/or a leftover sweet potato make this a particularly fast dish to whip up, but starting from scratch will still have dinner ready in less than 30 minutes.

Paradise Burrito

 

inside of the paradise burrito

Recipe:Smashed Sweet Potato Burrito

Description

You can substitute any grains, greens or beans you have on hand.

Ingredients

Instructions

Cook spinach according to directions, pressing out any excess water once fully cooked. Sprinkle spinach with garlic powder and salt and set aside. Sprinkle cumin, onion powder and garlic powder over black beans, stirring to evenly coat beans with spices and set aside. Sprinkle mashed sweet potato with cinnamon and stir to combine. Then combine sweet potato mixture, spinach mixture, grains and black beans in a large bowl, stirring to evenly incorporate, and scoop mixture into the center of the shell. Drizzle with hot sauce if desired.

Vegan Fat-Free Lower Alabama Cavier

Posted by: Lindsay S. Nixon |

Category: Recipe

Scott & I spent the weekend in Georgia with his family. The reunion was indeed a special one, as Scott's parents were celebrating their 40th anniversary. It was wonderful to see Scott's family but particularly heart-warming to see our newest nephew in person for the first time. During our stay we ventured to the public gardens and nearby butterfly sanctuary.

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While in the sanctuary, in the most unexpected of all moments, I saw a butterfly be born. While I tend to always find beauty around me, I can safely say I've never been witness to something so magestic in my life. I was tempted to capture every moment on film but decided to savor the experience instead. At the end I thanked the butterfly for allowing me to be part of her birth (I assume all pretty things are female, I know that makes me sexist) and watched her carefully but confidently fly away. I also have more photos on flickr, if you're interested.

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I also have a recipe for you, courtesy of my in-laws. Scott's family is Southern to the core and I love that about them. This dish, which Scott's mother and sister made for us the day we arrived, is simple - the way Southern food tends to be -- but unbelievably delicious, which coincidentally, Southern food also tends to be. My favorite part about this recipe? It's naturally vegan and I can't say that about too many Southern recipes. It's also healthy, and well, you know how I feel about that.

Lower Alabama Cavier

Recipe:Lower Alabama Caviar

Description

Courtesy of my mother-in-law who lives near the Alabama border.

Ingredients

Instructions

Mix all ingredients together and allow to marinate for at least twelve hours. Chill before serving.